McPherson Racing


22 July

July 22, 2017 Category :News

Although it is a long drive, a day at Cartmel is always the effort. It would have been the perfect day if SHADY GLEN could have got his head in front again, but it wasn’t to be – conceding 20lbs to Sue Smith’s BROTHER SCOTT was just too much for him, and he was second by 3 lengths.

Still, that run continued a pretty remarkable record for a horse that is ‘difficult’. He’s now run 15 times over fences in the last 2 years, and aside from 2 falls early in his chasing career, has won or been placed every single time. He’s a great fun horse to have in the yard – and his quirks just make all the less predictable.


18 July

July 18, 2017 Category :News

Another evening at Bath for LONDONIA, and another second. Nothing he could have done about the winner today though – I think we just ran into a ridiculously well handicapped 3 year old. There are opportunities back over hurdles though now before the August jockeys break, and so that’s probably where we’ll go next.

16 July

July 16, 2017 Category :News

A step up to 2m 3f for SWALEDALE LAD at Stratford today, but it didn’t suit. He travelled well for a long way and took it up nicely at the second last, but the petrol ran out and the winner pulled away in the home straight. 3 starts 3 places for his new owners isn’t a bad record – but a win would be nice next time !