9 clean days right now of 12 months have been clearly actually irritating for everybody concerned with soar racing.
However the work goes on behind the scenes and Group Ditcheat have been at their best possible in the course of the chilly snap that noticed temperatures plunge as little as minus 10 levels.
One of the crucial essential duties every morning and night was to salt the roads our horses use in and across the village to get to and from the gallops.
To this finish we now have our personal electrical spreader which spreads the salt from the again of one in all our vans. My assistant Charlie Davies was in control of this essential function ably assisted by Natalie Parker and Conor Houlihan.
In the meantime Rob Lee was busily driving his tractor up and down our all climate gallops maintaining them frost free and protected for the horses to train every day.
With faucets frozen and ice a continuing fear across the yard additional vigilance was wanted to keep away from any mishaps.
So there was loads of additional work for our workers, however everybody rallied spherical, they usually all deserve a number of credit score for ensuring that we bought by means of the final difficult 9 or ten days in actually fine condition.
Now that the thaw has arrived we can have a couple of runners this week earlier than we get busy once more on the Financial institution Vacation conferences over Christmas and the New 12 months.
We have now already given a few third of our horses their annual mid winter flu jabs. They’re those that aren’t as a result of run for 3 weeks or so however can be able to go after January 14.
The remaining are set to have their vaccinations in early to mid January earlier than they’re given a few weeks on the simple listing.