Goodwood Racehorse Owners' Group
Thank you to those Members who joined us at Ralph Beckett's Kimpton Down Stables and Salisbury races on Tuesday. We hope you enjoyed the visit and found a winner or two over 8 races!
Goodwood Showman is making good progress and has resumed ridden exercise. Those who visit Facebook and Twitter will be able to see him in action on the Goodwood pages from this afternoon.
Goodwood Sonnet has been quickening up in single file on the long sand gallop for the past fortnight. He is now ready to work upsides another juvenile and gallop through to the six furlong marker. It is possible that William will choose to work him on Saturday morning. As his behaviour has been of some concern, William changed his rider and he is now being ridden by a lad rather than a lass. This is not to say that one rider is better than the other, as both are very capable, but sometimes a male on a colt is better. William will observe him over the next week and we will report.
Racing takes place at Goodwood on Friday when GROG Members will have use of Sussex Box 10 as a viewing box from 5pm onwards.
This line will be updated again on Saturday, 23rd June with an update on both horses, who should be doing more by then. Until then enjoy the racing from Royal Ascot.
Your latest newsletter detailed the progress of Goodwood Showman and Goodwood Sonnet. There is nothing immediately to add to this.
I am looking forward to joining Members at Ralph Beckett's Kimpton Down Stables next Tuesday, 12th June before racing at Salisbury. Those attending should have received the full Programme via e-mail. Badges for the races will be distributed on the day.
Racing takes place at Goodwood on Friday and Sunday of this week when GROG Members will have use of Sussex Box 10 on both days. We hope you will enjoy the use of this viewing box.
This line will be updated again on Thursday, 14th June.
Goodwood Showman underwent surgery at the SussexEquineHospital on Wednesday of last week and I am very pleased to report that the operation went extremely well. Our horse is now back at Lower Coombe Stables for his recovery period and will remain quiet for a period of 4 weeks. This said, he can go out on the horsewalker which will help retain his core fitness. If a horse goes into surgery fit, then their recovery is usual that much faster than a horse who undergoes surgery when out of training. We are hopeful of a good result and all being well our horse will be cantering again by the end of June.
Following our visit to Lower Coombe Stables, for no apparent reason, Goodwood Sonnet started to misbehave again, rearing and whipping round at exercise. He planted his rider and ran loose last week, which somewhat surprised William Knight. He will have a gastroscope just to make sure that nothing is hurting him internally, but William feels he is just a 'bit of a boy' and can misbehave when fresh. He will commence faster work just as soon as William is ready to put a couple of juveniles upsides.
Thank you to all those Members who attended our Racing Lunch at Goodwood on Saturday. We hope you enjoyed the occasion and found a winner or two! I am disappointed to report that we cancelled the Raffle Prize Draw for the picture of Goodwood Zodiac due to lack of interest.
I'm leaving the below recordings attached to this update just in case you missed them first time around. If you click on the link and it does not open, highlight the link and copy & paste it into Google search. In the future we will be building the links into a GROG e-newsletter template.
GOODWOOD SHOWMAN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9TtY5A-O_Vc
GOODWOOD SONNET: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f22b7ku5-lw
Your next newsletter will include details of our QGF Summer Reception on Saturday, 4th August. Before that I much look forward to joining a 50-strong party at Ralph Beckett's in a fortnight's time.
Racing takes place at Goodwood this Friday, 1st June, when all box facilities are fully reserved. This line will be updated again on Wednesday, 6th June.