Posted Thursday 07 Nov 2013 06:08 AM
Posted Monday 04 Nov 2013 15:44 PM
We have entered Samson in two races at Hexham on Friday . The 2m4f conditional jockeys chase and the 3m1f handicap chase. Please visit www.rebeccamenzies.com for latest news.
Posted Monday 23 Sep 2013 16:28 PM
For all the latest news on the yard and Premier Racing Partnerships, please visit www.rebeccamenzies.com
Posted Tuesday 13 Aug 2013 07:12 AM
Shares in Samson Collonges still available, e-mail me for latest prices!
Posted Friday 19 Jul 2013 14:07 PM
As you know Vuvuzela will not go to the DBS August sale - however the catalogue had already gone to press before we took him out. Hence, the appearance in the Catalogue. DBS are aware that Vuvuzela will not be going.
Posted Wednesday 26 Jun 2013 18:23 PM
Shares available in Samson Collonges for this winter. Winner of two races last year, he will this year (all being well) be trained by myself in the North of England and fingers crossed we can have plenty of success again. Please register interest with me at email@example.com
Posted Wednesday 19 Jun 2013 09:13 AM
Gossamer is very content in his new home with Bob Nicholls in Leicestershire. He has a friend in the field with him and they seem to be getting on very well indeed. Bob is going to give Gossamer as much time as possible to recover and then work with his (and our) vet to plan a regime forward to enable him to be ridden again in to the winter. He's a gorgeous horse with a cracking personality so i'm sure they will all get on very well.
Vuvu is 'terrorising' the other horses in the field, he obviously thinks its far too boring to have a relaxing break and spends his days chasing and playing with the older horses. Think if he was a human he would probably holiday in Magaluf, wheras Samson would be more of a Maldives horse......
I am still trying to secure a yard for this season and will let you all know when anything is confirmed.
Posted Wednesday 22 May 2013 07:34 AM
Unfortunately On Gossamer Wings will be unable to run on Saturday due to a knock to his fetlock joint. I hope that this is just bruising and nothing more serious. If its what we think, we will be able to start working him again in a couple of days. Anyone who has planned to come up and would still like badges to support our other runners would be very welcome. Just give me a call. B
Samson is still on track to run and with four below him in the ballot , he SHOULD get in. Ideally we'd like a bit of rain as the going currently is good to soft, but this shouldn't worry him. Tomorrow we have two in Wetherby, it will be great to get racing again, i've been confined to West Witton for far too long this week!
Posted Monday 20 May 2013 18:47 PM
For those who don't yet know I am currently in the process of exams, modules and securing a yard to train from. There have been a few stories circulating and I would like to let everyone know that i'm reviewing all options very carefully and have not yet committed to any yard. I hope to base myself in Middleham , so will have full use of the "moor" facilities. Its a massive step for anyone to take, ideally this would have happened a couple of more years down the line, however the opportunity to start training with such a talented selection of horses, along with great support from Ferdy and others has led me to decide upon starting in 2013.
Licence and yard permitting, I aim to have between 8 and 10 horses for the NH season 2013/2014 initially with Tony Kelly as a "working conditional" and Catherine Walton as an Amateur. Being based in Middleham will allow me to bring in proffessional NH jockeys to work alongside Tony & Catherine on schooling and work mornings, which I know will be invaluble. I will of course keep everyone posted as plans are finalised and once this has happened I will then be able to chat to everyone individually about the future of the horses / syndicates. I would be really grateful if anyone does have any thoughts, for you to e-mail me in advance to rebeccaelizabeth. Menzies@hotmail. Co. Uk
Posted Monday 20 May 2013 16:31 PM
We have made entries for On Gossamer Wings and Samson Collonges at Cartmel on Saturday (evening) . Ground dependent they should both run.
Posted Friday 10 May 2013 07:30 AM
The rain is persistant this morning in Wynbury and the horses that have been turned out in the paddocks for their break have now been brought back in! Not good !
Samson Collonges had an abcess in his foot which is basically an infection in his hoof that takes its time to come out. Catherine Walton is in this morning and she's going to let me know how he's feeling. On Gossamer Wings was stiff after his fall but luckily we've got away with no damage. He's in good order and will run again in about two weeks all being well.
Vuvuzela has now been moved to a bigger paddock where he has more room to stretch his legs. He has progressed really well and will probably be moved to Ces's paddocks in Leyburn next week with Chavoy as there is much more grass and shelter down there.
Another bit of news is that I will be going to Newmarket on the 3rd of June to begin the module 1 for a full trainers licence. A little daunting, but I feel the time is right and providing I can secure premises during the summer I will aim to start fully in September 2013. I will be calling everyone during next week to discuss plans for the horses and to find out your thoughts on the matter, or if anyone wishes to drop me an email to rebeccaelizabeth. Menzies@hotmail. Co. Uk i'd be thrilled to hear from you.
Posted Monday 29 Apr 2013 18:30 PM
Gossamer has an entry at Sedgefield on Thursday 2nd May but is more likely to wait until Saturday, when he is entered in the 2m5f Handicap Chase at Uttoxeter. We will keep an eye on the race on Thursday and will consider running if the race cuts up. However, I would expect most declared to stay in, so it looks like a trip to Staffordshire is on the cards at the weekend.
Posted Tuesday 23 Apr 2013 09:55 AM
Samson ran to his best yesterday but the race was run a little too quickly for him. He stuck to his task well, as usual, and jumped well too, finishing 5th. He has eaten up but is a little bit stiff this morning, which is simply the effect of running on firmer ground. He will be absolutely fine after a few quiet days.
Posted Sunday 21 Apr 2013 20:31 PM
Catherine Walton rides, ground described as good and they are watering to maintain. Lets hope he comes out on top of the Ferdy Murphy 4! B
Posted Saturday 20 Apr 2013 13:16 PM
Hexham have reported Good ground this morning. There is some rain expected during the course of tomorrow, with the possibility of watering still being considered to prevent to going become too quick. Link to latest report is here http://www. Britishhorseracing. Com/goracing/racing/going/default. Asp
Sammy will be declared and will run if he gets in.
Posted Tuesday 16 Apr 2013 16:22 PM
Sammy has been entered at Hexham on Monday 22nd April. He is entered in the 0-95 3m1f Handicap Chase. It is our intention to run, the only concern would be the ground drying out too much. We will monitor the reports from the course and keep you posted.
Posted Monday 08 Apr 2013 11:32 AM
Good news all round this morning as it has been announced Ryan Mania is expected to be released from hospital later today following his fall yesterday.
Here at Wynbury both Gossamer and Sammy have come out of their races well. Both have eaten up and are fine. They will have a quiet day and then go back to work.
Posted Sunday 07 Apr 2013 21:44 PM
Luckily, for PRP, we had the happiness part. Gossamer finished 2nd under a good James Reveley ride and proved that he does appreciate slightly better ground. He battled away well to re-gain contention and then held his 2nd place well. We are very pleased with his return to placed form.
Sammy had a slightly more exciting afternoon as we had a last-minute jockey change when Catherine Walton was unseated in the 2nd race and was left unable to take up any other booked rides. Harry Challoner (claiming 5) took her place and, having never even seen the horse before, let alone sat on him, gave a very positive and patient ride to bring him home in 3rd. He jumped superbly and we can only be pleased with the confidence that will give him. He will definitely come on for the run and, safe to say, we are delighted with him.
Unfortunately, the afternoon was marred by Grand National winning jockey Ryan Mania suffering a fall in Chavoy's race (which he went on to win), in fact, right next to him. It was a very unusual fall in that the horse appeared to have jumped the fence fine but then crumpled a few strides after. Ryan was treated on the track and then air-lifted to hospital in Newcastle. It was reported that he had sustained a strong kick on the back between the shoulder blades but was conscious and able to move all limbs. He was put on a spinal board and has had several scans. Hopefully, these will show no long-lasting damage. We wish Ryan well and hope for a positive report on his progress tomorrow
Posted Saturday 06 Apr 2013 13:10 PM
Both Samson Collonges and On Gossamer Wings will run at Hexham tomorrow. Catherine Walton (claiming 7) partners Sammy and Gossamer has James Reveley in the plate.
Posted Friday 29 Mar 2013 17:27 PM
Tomorrow at Carlisle - Sam Drake will ride.