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We visited Derek Shaw’s this morning to see Classy Lass for the final time. We were met by his wife Lyndsey who was going out, so after 15 minutes or so, she left us in Derek’s care.
We went to the filly’s barn to see Classy Lass but she was very sleepy and flaked out on the floor. So we had a drink and natter with Mr Shaw to give her time to wake up.
Once Classy was up she was as good as ever, lapping up the attention and standing still for photos.
Derek then took her outside for us. She is such a good looking horse and Lyndsey may have a new owner already lined up for her.
Whilst we were there Derek said we were free to have a wander around and see the other horses, so we did, as well as look at his facilities.
Including the new Walker, new Lunging pen, All Weather Menage and he’s also currently having a further gallop installed, as you can see from the photos.
Shawkantango was on the walker as he’s got a race at Wolverhampton on Wednesday, and so have Mataajir, Saktoon and Climaxfortackle.
It’s a very impressive set up and set in very scenic countryside, and was topped off by glorious weather today.
Many thanks to the Shaw’s for letting us visit.
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Classy Lass had her first race last night, at Wolverhampton. For her first time I thought she did alright for herself. Eight of the field had already had race experience, so she was only 1 of 3 who were newcomers.
I don’t think anyone expected her to win first time out, but she travelled well after missing the break a little from the stalls, and got tired towards the end, but at least she didn’t finish last which to me was the main thing.
Hopefully she will come on for the run and improve over her next races.
Last night was my first time at Dunstall Park. It was much better than I was expecting. Very friendly staff, good facilities and all nice and compact. A shame there could of been no more than 100 people there, with about the same number watching from inside.
I was disappointed with the photo opportunities. I took my proper camera, but night time, plus rain, moving horses and floodlights aren’t ideal. Everything was coming out blurred, so the pics are off my phone.