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A glimpse behind the scenes at Musley Bank Stables... Enjoy!

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a colt by Exceed And Excel & Sean, with Con & Pete in the lunge ring this week

Saturday, November 22nd, 2014

Breaking season in full swing...

We’ve a quiet weekend in store regarding runners, none today or tomorrow and we’ve very few entries made for next week.

Musley Bank on the other hand is buzzing; although we don’t have too many older horses still in training, probably between 25 and 30, we’re in the thick of breaking season and the yard remains a hive of activity.

We’ve a good number of yearlings in, all at various stages, but breaking is going well and it’s so far so good.

The first three groups of yearlings to be broken are jogging and hacking away round the indoor school down in the new barn now like little pro’s and this week 19 more youngsters were sat on for the first time.

a colt by Dandy Man & George, with John & Russell in the lunge ring this week

Head lads, Con Foley and John Carr play a major role in the education of the yearlings every year and work side-by-side with their respective teams; while one team is in the lunge ring, the other is tacking up the next youngster.

Sean Huggan is another key member of the breaking team as he is the first rider to sit on the yearlings.

Laying over them in the stable first so they can get use to the feel of weight on their back, then sitting low in the saddle before sitting up straight, Sean is also the first to sit on them and get them going forward in the lunge ring.

With 19 in this latest group however Sean and George (Chaloner) rode alternate lots in the lunge ring this week and for the most part it went without incident. The weather could have been kinder though, the showers when they hit were heavy and the lads were soaked by the time they were done.

Everyone was still smiling though! And with a good few youngsters now ridden away it won’t be too long before they make their first trip up the all weather gallop.

out in all weather - a colt by Dubawi, Sean & Con

For details of all today's runners and recent results >> Runners/Results

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Paul: nominated for Flat Ride of the Year 2014
giving him the chance to win an eighth 'Lester'

THE STOBART LESTERS - horse racing’s version of the ‘Oscars’- will be held on Monday December 22nd, 2014 at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole.

With racing taking place on Good Friday for the first time in 2014, December is a new date for the 24th annual awards ceremony and this year will celebrate Jockeys’ achievements in both the 2013 and 2014 seasons.

The Lesters, which is the highlight of the year for Jockeys, celebrates the Jockey profession and honours their achievements.

There is a short list of four compiled by Racing Post experts for Flat Ride of the Year 2014 and Paul’s brilliant front-running ride aboard Spirit Of The Law on the Knavesmire in June is one of the quartet nominated >> read more