Owners get to see their horses in training

Two-time winner Total Assets at Simon Waugh Racing.
Two-time winner Total Assets at Simon Waugh Racing.

More than 60 people attended the racing stables of Simon Waugh Racing at Molesden near Morpeth on Sunday.

New and current owners got to see all the horses in the surroundings of the Waugh family home.

Over the past couple of years the yard has gone from having only two horses in training to now in the region of 20, including youngsters who will be racing for the first time this year.

Waugh trains under both codes, having facilities for flat and National Hunt horses.

The team is looking forward to the advent of flat racing at Newcastle, which is right on their doorstep, and they are delighted to see that the course has been allocated 37 flat meetings for next season as well as a full programme of jumps meetings.

Guests were greeted by the Waugh family, staff and helpers with coffee and a selection of tray-bakes provided by some kind owners as they wandered around the stables.

As the weather was so good, everyone was able to sit in the walled garden and view the horses as the hard-working stable staff led them round with Waugh giving an insight on how the training for each one is being approached.

Existing members and new members of the Northumberland Racing Club turned out in force to see their three horses this year.

Total Assets, the twice winning stalwart of the club, was accompanied by two new exciting prospects for the coming season.

Although this club is sold out, new syndicates are being started up with shares for £360 for a full year’s membership.

Jockey’s agent Bruce Jeffrey gave an interesting talk on the processes involved with marrying the right jockey with the right horse and the right trainer, and, how he spends a good part of his life on the phone trying to meet the needs of all parties.

One of the jockeys he acts for is Callum Bewley, who rides and schools on a regular basis for the yard.

Bewley talked everyone through ‘a day/week in the life’ of Callum Bewley, jump jockey, and both he and Jeffrey were able to answer many questions put by the guests.

For more about Simon Waugh Racing, visit their Facebook page Simon Waugh Racing or the website www.simonwaughracing.co.uk

Alternatively call direct to Simon Waugh on 07860 561445 or Vicky Knox on 07769 907754.