Charlecote delivered a strong filly by Havana Gold on the 25th May. She was almost a month overdue! This wraps up the deliveries for this year. 9 fillies & 4 colts. We are waiting on a couple of scans but very excited to have mares in foal to Golden Horn, Oasis Dream, Dansili, Lope De Vega & Dark Angel to name a few.
My foaling assistants having a quick cuddle before school!!
Bobs has settled into his new role! He wakes up in a happy mood, spends all day in a happy mood & goes to sleep in a happy mood!! I wish I could be more like him! He adores hacking out with Harry & Stig! He has fallen for the little grey but maybe only because Harry is riding him!!
Yesterday was a very exciting day at Hillwood Stud! One of the toughest National Hunt racehorses came to stay! Bobs Worth has had his annual holiday at Hillwood Stud for the last eight years. He is the winner of 11 out of 22 races which includes a Lexus Chase, Cheltenham Gold Cup & Hennessy Gold Cup. He is owned by The Not Afraid Partnership who are the nicest group of people ever to have owned racehorses. Trained brilliantly by Nicky Henderson Bobs has won over £700,000 in prize money.
Harry wasn't born when Bobs first came on his holiday to Hillwood but since Harry could recognise a horse he has loved this boy! They have a special connection with each other which I hope will grow with them over the coming years.
First time mum Lamazonia produced a colt in the early hours of Valentines morning. A handsome bay by the great Sea The Stars he weighed in at 52kg, stood & drunk within half an hour! I hope he is a quick on the track!
First time mum Valtina produced a cracking 52 kg filly on the 26th January. The filly by Lope De Vega stood & nursed within a half an hour! I wish they were all as quick! Valtina took the birth & meeting her new baby in her stride. She re visits Lope De Vega this season.