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 GORCOMBE RACING NEWS

29th April

Here is the new recruit ‘Shock’! And he certainly was, he started to foal two and half weeks early whilst out in the field! Fortunately Mat spotted him and we got him out safely! Both mother and foal been doing well! Findus has an entry at Fakenham next Tuesday but we are still waiting for some rain to soften the ground for Rascal and for Moonshine and Flash to have their first runs!

Check the video out via our facebook page here! https://www.facebook.com/GorcombeRacing/

15th April

We have withdrawn Rascal from racing tomorrow as the ground is to hard to risk his tendon on, especially after he gave us such a good race last time! We are hoping for some rain to soften the ground for him to race or he may be coming home for a holiday! Where he can meet our new foal Shock! Which has been named by Mat who fortunately noticed Seenigora being on foaling prematurely by two weeks, but we got him out ok and mother and foal doing well!🥳

Check the image of Seenigora out via our facebook page here! https://www.facebook.com/GorcombeRacing/

9th April

Here we have Findus and Moonshine going head to head on the training gallops! Both went really well just need some rain for the ground to ease a bit!

Check the image out via our facebook page here! https://www.facebook.com/GorcombeRacing/

28th March

Did you all get to watch Rascals heroic efforts last Sunday? Was so nice to see him in full stride at the end of the race! Let’s hope he can replicate that sort of effort again next time!

I kind of doubt he will be at as favourable odds next time though!

We did think he was a horse with promise so was just nice to see him show some of that talent. Real praise has to go to Jim and his team for helping him achieve this as he hasn’t had the best of luck with his fitness in the past!

Findus meanwhile is getting back to fitness and we are looking for a suitable race hopefully mid April and both Flash and Moonshine will be entered in a bumper in early April for their first visits to a race course and a start to their educations!!

Check race via the link below!

https://www.attheraces.com/atrplayer-popup/VOD/1191653?showResult=yes

21st March

Hope you have all had a good Cheltenham or even half as good as Nat did with her tips!Back to normal racing again and making plans for our team!

Rascal runs shortly, his first run back after his ulcer treatment, he is in great shape but probably needs a run. We have Alex Thorne on board as Bryony is on This Breac Jimmy’s other horse.

We do however still have this small problem of Damians travelling in the lorry and the state he gets himself in. We really are a little bit stumped as to what is causing it, is it excitement, nervous energy, he gets travel sick or possibly he is claustrophobic? Does anyone have any sensible suggestions similar experience or possible cures?

If we can find a cure we think we would see some huge improvements in his performance.
We are looking for a new race for Findus to get him back out there and a first bumper for Lunar and Bolt to show there ability!

More information on this soon!

23rd February

COMPETITION UPDATE

After much deliberation we have finally decided on the two racing names we are going to use for Lunar and Bolt.

Lunar the new club horse and half brother to Findus will be called Gorcombe Moonshine thanks to the name given to us by Louise Frampton. Incorporating a lunar link, our love of alcohol and a year which we have seemed to be banned from enjoying ourselves this name was perfect in every way!

Bolt his stable companion and possible syndicate horse will be called Flash Gorcombe kindly given to us by Stewart Skinner. Again with a great link to Bolt originally being named after a lightning strike but also with the humorous link to Flash Gordon, this made us smile and let’s hope he does as well as that hero did!

We would like to thank everyone who gave us some great names and entertainment in picking two, we will also be saving the name Gorcombe and Wise from Stephanie for the future as we think this is just brilliant!

Once we are allowed to go back to the races as owners we will arrange a suitable date with the winners of the competition to attend and watch the horses run! Hopefully we will be in touch sooner than later!

21st February

Sadly Rascal didn’t get in tomorrow at Taunton he was entered but got balloted out as they had more than the maximum 10 runners allowed.
Hopefully we will find another race for him really soon as he is eating and training well at the moment!
We now have to hope that Findus doesn’t get balloted out on Friday, especially as it looks like we may have a dry week!! 👍

As always, keep up to date via our facebook page here! https://www.facebook.com/GorcombeRacing/

2nd February

Weather continues to play havoc with our horse racing and management at the moment although Mark continues to look after them well at home. All the young stock are doing well, Rocket is still a little on the small side, Sky continues to be a little quieter and Elvis continues to look striking!

As for the yearlings they are very full of themselves and full of fun regularly keeping us on our toes!
Tried sorting some of their fencing out this week and Angel was determined to help with the handy work!

Check out the picture linked to his post via our facebook page here! https://www.facebook.com/GorcombeRacing/

27th January

Elvis, our striking telescope foal and half brother to Findus, is somehow amazingly still keeping clean in the wet muddy weather! All the horses at home are pretty wet and muddy but all doing well! Will soon have to start thinking about breaking some of the two year olds and seeing what Jim thinks of them, although he has his hands full with the other four at the moment!

Bolt was bucking away in the school yesterday and is getting ready for a gallop, lunar continues her education and gives great hope for an exciting future!

Rascal seems to be recovering from ulcers and is getting back his mischievous side whilst Findus seems to have recovered from his last excellent race and we will start to look for his next opportunity after this band of wet weather has gone through!

Check out the picture linked to his post via our facebook page here! https://www.facebook.com/GorcombeRacing/

25th January

Findus did us very proud again on Thursday, he was soooo close, just ran in to another progressive horse sadly but hopefully any bets were each way? We were very pleased with the way he ran though in a higher grade and in heavy conditions. Hopefully it hasnt taken to much out of him so we can see him run again soon.

Rascal had a scope this week to check his stomach and found some ulcers which he has been receiving treatment for and were hoping this may have been contributing to him getting worked up traveling but only time will tell on that.

Lunar continues to develop well and will hopefully be on the track near the end of Feb!
I will keep you all posted!

As always keep up to date on our facebook page via the link here! https://www.facebook.com/GorcombeRacing/posts/244390833978006

7th January

Findus runs tomorrow weather permitting and he is in great shape so will be hoping he will be in the frame with Bryony on board!

Also if any of you have chance please click on the great British racing site and vote for jockey of the month as Bryony is one of three nominees and is currently lying second although you only have till 4.00PM to vote! Hope you get to watch and support Findus tomorrow as none of us are allowed to go but we will all be shouting at the TV!!👍

https://www.greatbritishracing.com/features/vote-for-decembers-jockey-of-the-month/#anchor

4th January

John of Gorcombe adapting to his new life as an eventer and showing! Loves where he is now and is quite spoilt!

FindusatGorcombe now has an entry for this Friday at Taunton. Fingers crossed it goes ahead. We are still looking for a new entry for Rascal.

2nd January

Well what a disappointment yesterday with Exeter being called off, especially when Findus was in such good order!
Can’t believe our luck as it would probably have been on had it been today or Thursday!!
Still we just have to move forward and are desperately looking for a new race for both Findus and Rascal so will hopefully be able to give you an update on a new race soon!

All the others are doing very well at home and all had their birthdays yesterday! The new yearlings are looking and growing very well especially Elvis who is Findus half brother and a Telescope colt! He now doesn’t look out of place with the two year olds!

The two year olds are all looking great and we will soon have to start making plans for them to be broken and to plan their futures! Three cracking horses all with different possibilities so if anyone is interested in a share on one of them please let us know, we are open to suggestions!👍

16th December

After the stunning exploits and heart that Findus showed in his last race its Rascals turn this week as he goes to Exeter tomorrow!
The going is probably going to be quite hard but hopefully he deals ok with it and we continue to see him develop and learn from the experience! Jimmy has tried something different in the build up to this race in the hope he may be a little less nervous and enjoy the experience a little bit more!
Lunar and Bolt pictured below had their Wolf teeth out last week and are just coming back into training. They are progressing well but realistically we don’t think we will see them start their careers until February time!
Tune in at Exeter tomorrow 3:15PM!

Check the pictures over on our Facebook  page here https://www.facebook.com/GorcombeRacing

25th November

More good news! Not only have they allowed us out to the races again but fingers crossed they may allow us to go in small groups again soon – fingers crossed!

Hopefully by the time Findus gets to his next race we may actually be able to go along and support him!

But before then we can get excited about watching Rascal have another run! He goes tomorrow at Hereford and although Bryony won’t be on board we still have a good jockey in, James Best, and we’re hoping his education continues on a steep upward curve! He will be wearing a hood again this time and hopefully will behave better than he did last time.

Hopefully he will give James a good ride and will show a marked improvement from Lingfield!

Check the video clip from the last race over on our Facebook  page here https://www.facebook.com/GorcombeRacing

12th November

A bit of a bizarre feeling watching Findus and Rascal run on Tuesday! No crowds and only being able to see Jim and Bryony for very short catch ups was certainly not a side of racing I would like members to experience!

The horses however were brilliant! Rascal hopefully will benefit massively from the experience and although he pulled up quite early it was only due to him losing his concentration not his ability or fitness, Bryony said he jumping was very good as was his stride we just need to get him to run a few races so that he can get his head in the right place!

Findus was just fab, he ran a great race and just the top weight and the heavy going were to much of an ask on his first run back! Both horses will be out again soon and hopefully looking forward to future improvements!😁

Check the video out over on our Facebook page via this link! https://www.facebook.com/GorcombeRacing

9th November

So lockdown continues to ruin pretty much anything fun in our lives but at least those elite athletes can keep our racing going!😁
Hopefully you will be able to watch Findus and Rascal race on Tuesday at Lingfield.

Rascal will go off first and will be the lowest weight and probably a big outsider! It’s a long race and we do wonder if he will have the race fitness or experience to last and also how he will cope with the travelling to the race course but it will all be good experience for him and we do have Bryony on board!

Findus will run an hour later and he will go off at top weight and over a much shorter distance than usual so hopefully he won’t find the pace to fast. Either way, it will be nice to finally get running again and hopefully we will know better how they are doing after Tuesday! Really wish we could share it with some of our members but I think that will be a way off yet!😬

23rd October

Hi all, we are finally going racing!! Whoop whoop!

Not sure how much we are going to be allowed to enjoy it all as they put more lockdowns in place but we are hoping to get Findus out next week at Newton abbot and possibly Rascal as well!

Would normally be very exciting and a time to be looking forward to sharing the day with club members but we just have to hope that we get to share the day with a couple of others and most of all that they run well as they have both been off for a while, but both are ready for a run according to Jimmy!

Will give more of an update in a few days

12th October

Lunar and bolt finally headed back down to Jimmy’s today, and when I mean finally it was because it took nearly a couple of hours to load them where they were so stubborn and only after Lunar had flattened Joe, one of the racing club followers who had popped in to see them off! Fortunately Joe only has a small wound to his head and a bigger one to his pride, but now appreciates the power of the new club horse!Maybe it will help with more ideas for names!

We have had an excellent suggestion for one of the horses which we will most certainly be using at some point on a horse even if it’s not in this competition for lunar and bolt; Steph Fisher will be getting a complimentary two tickets for her suggestion of Gorcombe and Wise! Just brilliant, as they are my dads all time favourite comedians!👍

Check out our last post for details on the competition!

8th October

So, competition heads on!

It has been decided that Lunar will become the club horse!
He was chosen very scientifically; I called their names across the field and Lunar was the first one to get to me!
But Bolt still needs to be named too, as he will also remain a Gorcombe horse and potential reserve for the club!
The best three names I like will be put to the club members to choose the final name for Lunar, and I will have a family vote on Bolts choice from his best three entries!
Each of the winners of the final name chosen will be invited with a partner to the races as one of the owners when a suitable racing date can be organised with them!
If the winning name is suggested more than once it will be the first person who suggested it that will be the winner rather than a shared prize!
So far we already have several suggested names we like such as:

LUNAR
Moon over Gorcombe!
Gorcombe Moonshine
Gorcombe lunartic
Moony at Gorcombe!

BOLT
Gorcombe Thunder
Gorcombe Blitz
The Gorcombe bolt

The one rule is that the name has to include Gorcombe!

I look forward to seeing your entries and naming them soon!

Please enter via the facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/GorcombeRacing

 28th September

So a bit of a disappointing end to Johns race last weekend and even worse it was kind of how Jimmy had predicted it may go!! With that information, Jim’s and Bryony’s feedback we have made the very difficult decision of ending Johns racing career and looking for a new home that suits him better! Hopefully we may have already found him this new home where he will be hacking out, dressage and being shown, funnily enough the first person that met him has already put in an offer!

His potential new home is on the edge of a lake and forest with amazing countryside all around so we think he would be very happy there.

This does however mean the introduction of a new horse to the racing club either Lunar or Bolt. Which one will be decided by the club members but this will also bring the naming of the two horses and the free competition to do this! This we will start as they return to training in the next couple of weeks! So get those thinking caps going as we already have a couple of great suggestions!

Check out the latest pictures on the Facebook here https://www.facebook.com/GorcombeRacing

19th September

Travelling down to watch John have his first run out since his wind operation. It’s nice to feel we are back up and running but a bit rubbish we can’t share it with anyone or enjoy the atmosphere of a crowd.

Hoping John will show some signs of improvement from his previous runs but not really any expectations at all as it looks like a pretty tough race hence his long odds!

The main thing will be to see if he can run a whole race, finish then wait to hear the feedback from Bryony! He certainly isn’t the finished article but we do think he is fit enough so fingers crossed for a good day for him!

 9th September

The weather seems to have started breaking and the ground having a bit more give so we have decided to put the third horse from the club Rascal in to training. Took him down to Jimmy’s this week and saw Findus and John both put through their paces which was nice to see them getting their fitness!
Meanwhile at home Rocket has made great friends with Elvis out in the field regularly grooming and playing with each other!

 See the video on Facebook here! https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=771881206982983&extid=BaTH9wusHWR52CS7

4th September

Exciting days the last couple of days as first we tried to introduce little rocket to the herd!

All the yearlings were very good with her but Lunar and Bolt gave us a very nervous 10 minutes as they tried to play with her until they finally stopped and we managed to seperate them again! Only to then spend the rest of the time with each other but on opposite sides of the fence!

Today we introduced Elvis and Skye to the herd along with Rocket! Far less nerve wracking but Elvis really stood out along with Spencer as they galloped about!

He has truly grown into a very good looking and large foal now! See the video here https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=360

26th August

Interesting start today when Rocket had her early morning feed, having eaten and had her after breakfast scratch, I glanced over all the horses merrily grazing across the field and said hello to Rascal who came over for a pet! Until worryingly I couldn’t see either of the mares or the foals Elvis and Skye!

It took me all the way up the hill to their gate, and getting more worried as no sight of them before they appeared in a different paddock, as no one had told me they were moving them yesterday!

Had a nice picture sent of Findus and John back at work and starting to lose their holiday bulges and turn back to athletes!

See pictures on the Facebook page here! https://www.facebook.com/GorcombeRacing

11th August

Since the departure of Findus and John the others have been mostly enjoying their holiday, although the weather has made some days less fun!

Bolt has asserted himself as King of the field and if truth be said is quite a bully, having left teeth and kick marks on virtually all the others!

The others all seem pretty mellow and just seem to try avoid the attention of Bolt, which is not always that easy. Let’s just hope he takes that same confidence on to the race track!

The three Telescope foals Elvis, Skye and not so little Rocket are all really thriving and turning into some really nice looking youngsters, we really couldn’t be more pleased with them.Rocket can now finally look over the stable door, so we know she is growing! See video here via this link herehttps://www.facebook.com/GorcombeRacing/posts/166954738388283

21st July

As we see a very slow return to action at the extreme sports centre, we think this is the right time to start relaunching the Gorcombe racing team!

So we took a trip down to Jimmys to discuss the clubs horses and to look at the two young three year olds in action, Lunar and Bolt! And what a pleasure it was!

Jimmy, Bryony, Phillipa and Hayden have put some serious work in on the pair and we were all very excited with their potential! They will have a holiday now before returning in a few months to start their racing careers! During this time we will have to give them their racing names!

We would like to open this out to you all as a free competition, their names must include Gorcombe and be no more than 17 letters long! We will confirm more details and prizes shortly!!

Meanwhile we will make a decision on which horses in the club are most ready to return to training!! More updates will be with you real soon!?

Watch the linked video here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2608231952725087

11th July

As we get good news about pubs opening, we also have some more good news at the racing stables!

Seenigora came home from Devon and although her foal Skye was suffering from a stomach infection, which she has since recovered from, she has come home in foal to Phenomena who we really like!

And meanwhile, Rocket is continuing to flourish and growing really fast whilst making friends with Elvis and Skye over the fence under the watchful eye of sheep still! Not sure the two mums are quite ready to interact with little rocket yet though!

The grass has been cut, now hoping for some sunny weather to get some nice hay in for the winter before the big boys can get out into the big field for a gallop and playtime and maybe an introduction to the yearlings!

10th July 2020

Hope everyone is keeping themselves entertained and moving forward! We have welcomed Lunar and Bolt back home, they have settled in well but we have found Bolt to be extremely protective over his food!!

Little Rocket continues to thrive without her mum, the rest of the horses all seem to adore her and make an effort to spend time with her!

All the other horses seem to be enjoying themselves although Rascal is definitely missing John and Findus since departing for training after their summer holidays.

Findus and John have both settled back at Jimmys like true professionals, have their shoes back on and have already started cantering with the rain last week giving some much needed give in the ground!

Hopefully next week will see them progressing back to some small jumps and fingers crossed we will see some development or improvement from John since his operation!

All we will then need is to see the race courses welcoming people back to the race course so we can get some of you down there to see them!

4th July 2020

A couple of weeks have gone by and boy have they been sleepless, but eventually very rewarding and entertaining.

After the very sad loss of the excellent Champagne Rosie two weeks ago, our focus went very much to saving “Pocket Rocket” her little foal. At the start she obviously blamed us for her loss, spinning round lashing out at us with serious intent, along with trying not to take any milk!

After a couple of calls to foster groups, we didn’t really warm to the idea of a foster mum so persisted in hand feeding and ‘taming’ Rocket! What a great decision it was! She only took a couple of attempts to get hungry enough to accept some food, but trust and loneliness seemed to be an issue until we added an injured sheep to her stable. After the first terrifying encounter of an introduction to each other, staying at opposite ends of the stable, freaking out at any movement by their opposition they slowly settled and are now serious pals!

Rocket has proven to be extremely bright and very easy to teach. She soon learnt how to drink from a bucket, take some dry matter, learn manners and let us know when anything wasn’t right. Not only has she flourished, but she is so well natured now you don’t have to wear armour in to see her or be on guard. As long as she gets a good rub and some attention she really couldn’t be better company.

She now goes out in the field for a daily charge around and is already showing some of her mum’s talent, so fingers crossed this all continues and happier times are ahead of her!

We will of course keep you updated! To see the video of the foal follow the link to the Facebook post here https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=714677532663492

21st June 2020

Sad day!

A very sad day yesterday as the little still unnamed foal (although its looking between “Rocket” from pocket rocket, or “Rona” from Corona lockdown!) became an orphan!

We had to make a very hard decision to put her mum Champagne Rosie down after spending all day trying to get her to stand up again!

The little foal is proving to be a very tough little lady though and is slowly responding to our efforts!

Definitely one of the low points for Gorcombe Racing, but we all have our fingers crossed for the little foal!

 

11th June 2020

Even though lockdown has stopped the whole horse racing world, the Gorcombe Horses have moved forward and increased! We have had three new foals join us, all of them are sired by the very highly thought of “Telescope” so fingers crossed he lives up to his potential.

The first of the foals is a colt called “Elvis”, named by Mark the head groom, he is a cracking character who loves his attention, a big strong bright bay whose mum is “Seema” the mum of FindusatGorcombe. He is growing well although we did have a few scares over Seema with some bouts of colic but she seems to be improving now.

The second one was “Sky” who is a huge bright bay filly from “Seenigora”, she took a while to grow up on to her long legs but is getting more impressive daily, mum has done really well and taken everything in her stride as if a seasoned pro although only her second foal!

The last one to just join us is a small pocket rocket of a filly, tiny in size compared to the other two but very small and very strong, quite a handful at the moment and not keen to be groomed or disciplined but does love her bum scratched! She is the dark bay foal of Champagne Rosie and seems to have a lot of her attitude as well! We haven’t given this one a stable name as yet, but would like to invite you all to give it any suggestions! This is just its stable name not its race name, so nice and short please!

For more information on Gorcombe Racing, head to www.gorcomberacing.co.uk

 

 

GORCOMBE RACING NEWS

26th August

Interesting start today when Rocket had her early morning feed, having eaten and had her after breakfast scratch, I glanced over all the horses merrily grazing across the field and said hello to Rascal who came over for a pet! Until worryingly I couldn’t see either of the mares or the foals Elvis and Skye!

It took me all the way up the hill to their gate, and getting more worried as no sight of them before they appeared in a different paddock, as no one had told me they were moving them yesterday!

Had a nice picture sent of Findus and John back at work and starting to lose their holiday bulges and turn back to athletes!

See pictures on the Facebook page here! https://www.facebook.com/GorcombeRacing

11th August

Since the departure of Findus and John the others have been mostly enjoying their holiday, although the weather has made some days less fun!

Bolt has asserted himself as King of the field and if truth be said is quite a bully, having left teeth and kick marks on virtually all the others!

The others all seem pretty mellow and just seem to try avoid the attention of Bolt, which is not always that easy. Let’s just hope he takes that same confidence on to the race track!

The three Telescope foals Elvis, Skye and not so little Rocket are all really thriving and turning into some really nice looking youngsters, we really couldn’t be more pleased with them.Rocket can now finally look over the stable door, so we know she is growing! See video here via this link herehttps://www.facebook.com/GorcombeRacing/posts/166954738388283

21st July

As we see a very slow return to action at the extreme sports centre, we think this is the right time to start relaunching the Gorcombe racing team!

So we took a trip down to Jimmys to discuss the clubs horses and to look at the two young three year olds in action, Lunar and Bolt! And what a pleasure it was!

Jimmy, Bryony, Phillipa and Hayden have put some serious work in on the pair and we were all very excited with their potential! They will have a holiday now before returning in a few months to start their racing careers! During this time we will have to give them their racing names!

We would like to open this out to you all as a free competition, their names must include Gorcombe and be no more than 17 letters long! We will confirm more details and prizes shortly!!

Meanwhile we will make a decision on which horses in the club are most ready to return to training!! More updates will be with you real soon!?

Watch the linked video here: https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2608231952725087

11th July

As we get good news about pubs opening, we also have some more good news at the racing stables!

Seenigora came home from Devon and although her foal Skye was suffering from a stomach infection, which she has since recovered from, she has come home in foal to Phenomena who we really like!

And meanwhile, Rocket is continuing to flourish and growing really fast whilst making friends with Elvis and Skye over the fence under the watchful eye of sheep still! Not sure the two mums are quite ready to interact with little rocket yet though!

The grass has been cut, now hoping for some sunny weather to get some nice hay in for the winter before the big boys can get out into the big field for a gallop and playtime and maybe an introduction to the yearlings!

10th July 2020

Hope everyone is keeping themselves entertained and moving forward! We have welcomed Lunar and Bolt back home, they have settled in well but we have found Bolt to be extremely protective over his food!!

Little Rocket continues to thrive without her mum, the rest of the horses all seem to adore her and make an effort to spend time with her!

All the other horses seem to be enjoying themselves although Rascal is definitely missing John and Findus since departing for training after their summer holidays.

Findus and John have both settled back at Jimmys like true professionals, have their shoes back on and have already started cantering with the rain last week giving some much needed give in the ground!

Hopefully next week will see them progressing back to some small jumps and fingers crossed we will see some development or improvement from John since his operation!

All we will then need is to see the race courses welcoming people back to the race course so we can get some of you down there to see them!

4th July 2020

A couple of weeks have gone by and boy have they been sleepless, but eventually very rewarding and entertaining.

After the very sad loss of the excellent Champagne Rosie two weeks ago, our focus went very much to saving “Pocket Rocket” her little foal. At the start she obviously blamed us for her loss, spinning round lashing out at us with serious intent, along with trying not to take any milk!

After a couple of calls to foster groups, we didn’t really warm to the idea of a foster mum so persisted in hand feeding and ‘taming’ Rocket! What a great decision it was! She only took a couple of attempts to get hungry enough to accept some food, but trust and loneliness seemed to be an issue until we added an injured sheep to her stable. After the first terrifying encounter of an introduction to each other, staying at opposite ends of the stable, freaking out at any movement by their opposition they slowly settled and are now serious pals!

Rocket has proven to be extremely bright and very easy to teach. She soon learnt how to drink from a bucket, take some dry matter, learn manners and let us know when anything wasn’t right. Not only has she flourished, but she is so well natured now you don’t have to wear armour in to see her or be on guard. As long as she gets a good rub and some attention she really couldn’t be better company.

She now goes out in the field for a daily charge around and is already showing some of her mum’s talent, so fingers crossed this all continues and happier times are ahead of her!

We will of course keep you updated! To see the video of the foal follow the link to the Facebook post here https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=714677532663492

21st June 2020

Sad day!

A very sad day yesterday as the little still unnamed foal (although its looking between “Rocket” from pocket rocket, or “Rona” from Corona lockdown!) became an orphan!

We had to make a very hard decision to put her mum Champagne Rosie down after spending all day trying to get her to stand up again!

The little foal is proving to be a very tough little lady though and is slowly responding to our efforts!

Definitely one of the low points for Gorcombe Racing, but we all have our fingers crossed for the little foal!

 

11th June 2020

Even though lockdown has stopped the whole horse racing world, the Gorcombe Horses have moved forward and increased! We have had three new foals join us, all of them are sired by the very highly thought of “Telescope” so fingers crossed he lives up to his potential.

The first of the foals is a colt called “Elvis”, named by Mark the head groom, he is a cracking character who loves his attention, a big strong bright bay whose mum is “Seema” the mum of FindusatGorcombe. He is growing well although we did have a few scares over Seema with some bouts of colic but she seems to be improving now.

The second one was “Sky” who is a huge bright bay filly from “Seenigora”, she took a while to grow up on to her long legs but is getting more impressive daily, mum has done really well and taken everything in her stride as if a seasoned pro although only her second foal!

The last one to just join us is a small pocket rocket of a filly, tiny in size compared to the other two but very small and very strong, quite a handful at the moment and not keen to be groomed or disciplined but does love her bum scratched! She is the dark bay foal of Champagne Rosie and seems to have a lot of her attitude as well! We haven’t given this one a stable name as yet, but would like to invite you all to give it any suggestions! This is just its stable name not its race name, so nice and short please!

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