Posts containing the tag Vernon Allen

Rebecca Curtis and the Importance of Development!

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Yesterday, we had one fabulous day in the company of Rebecca Curtis, Gearoid Costelloe, owners Alan and Geoff, her staff and her horses. The Racing Horse was given total access and honesty to all the day’s activities and no questions were left unanswered. We would like to take this opportunity in thanking them all … Continue reading

Synchronised – Missed Opportunities

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We had mixed feelings about Synchronised, mixed because we are glad the horse won but annoyed that we had missed out backing him again! My friend Vernon Allen and I spent the day at Jackdaws with the Gold Cup Winner and Jonjo O’Neill and although we got to know everything about him did not back him … Continue reading

Alison Lidderdale

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The Lidderdales have just given The Racing Horse a much needed winner in Where’s Reiley and although we visualised the race a little differently than how it panned out the horse won by the best part of two lengths. I have an affection for the vivacious Alison Lidderdale (please excuse me Alastair) and have … Continue reading

Coral Welsh National Media Day at Jackdaws Castle.

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Yesterday The Racing Horse was very fortunate to attended the Coral Welsh National Media Day at Jackdaws Castle stables to get Jonjo O’Neill’s views on his runners in the race but also on the progress of Don’t Push It and Albertas Run. The 500 acre estate, close to Cheltenham had facilities that are second … Continue reading

The Racing Horse Meets Evan Williams

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Notorious Pontardawe Gambler Vernon Allen and I had a marvellous day at the Evan Williams stable in Llancarfan, where we were given a fabulous welcome. Thanks to Evan, Cathy and the team… The National Hunt Horse Racing Scene in Wales is a very exciting place at the moment. The region, already on an upward … Continue reading