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Maraweh and his new home...

Many thanks to Alan and Carol Lamb for the lovely video footage below of Maraweh in his new home. He looks so settled and Alison his new owner is really looking after him well. Thank you Alison.

Orioninverness back at Hexham...

Orioninverness ran at Hexham racecourse on Friday 4th October where he came home in a fine 2nd place.

 

Borris ran a super race under top weight and on heavy ground to just go down by a length to the winner. This was his first run back after a break and he showed us all what a brave, genuine and honest horse he really is.

 

Borris jumped well in the main and will no doubt come on for this run but we could do with the handicapper helping us out a liitle bit!! Lots to look forward to this Autumn/Winter with Borris.

Touchedbyanangel ran at Perth racecourse on Wednesday 25th September where he came home 5th.

 

Racing on ground again probably not ideal for him and over an extra 4 furlongs was just a bit to much for Angel although he ran and jumped really well.

 

Back to 2 miles next time and hopefully good ground should see Angel more competitive and he will be winning again soon for sure.

Touchedbyanangel 2nd at Perth...

Touchedbyanangel ran at Perth racecourse on Monday 9th September 2019 where he came back to form with a fine 2nd place.

 

Racing on ground probably not ideal for him he jumped and travelled well again with Stephen Mulqueen giving him a nice ride but Angel carrying top weight just found the bottom weight a bit to good for him.

 

Nevertheless this was significant improvement from Angel and we must give a big thanks to all at team Lucinda Russell racing for all their hard work with Angel.

 

I think we have a racehorse now don't we?

 

Wet Wet Wet...

Touchedbyanangel ran at a very wet Perth racecourse on Wednesday 31st July where he finished 7th.

Angel again travelled and jumped well and was in with a shout on the turn in for home but in this better standard of race he simply just didn't quicken when needed.

Touchedbyanangel is definately improving but maybe just a bit slower than we would like!! it will all come together sooner rather than later I'm sure.

Angel back at Perth...

See Alan Lamb's latest video of Touchedbyanangel's latest run at Perth... Definately some improvement and some hope maybe for the future?

Far too quick for Borris...

Orioninverness ran at Perth racecourse on Thursday 16th May 2019 where he finished a remote last of four finishers.

 

This wasn't a great result, ground was really far too quick for borris and he really didn't enjoy it!!

 

I don't think any chances will be taken again with Borris running on ground with the word "firm" in it...

 

Well earned rest for Borris now and hopefully he may turn up at Perth in September providing the ground is suitable.

Angel disappoints at Perth...

Touchedbyanangel ran at Perth racecourse on Thursday 25th April where again he was disappointing.

An all time record attendance from club members turned up to see our new recruit in action but all left very disappointed.

Derek was back in the saddle for us but he wasn't happy with Angel from an early stage and sadly Angel finished last of the lot.

He simply cannot be as bad as he is showing at the moment and maybe something is bothering him? Hopefully Lucinda and her team will find out what the problem is? if any? but I'm sure we will see improvement in the near future.

Touchedbyanangel makes his debut...

Touchedbyanangel made his debut for us on Saturday 23rd March at Kelso racecourse. He was a bit keen on his first outing for us and he jumped some hurdles very big but seemed to travel well until he tired about 2 fences from home. Touchedbyanangel was wisely pulled up by his jockey Thomas as he thought his action wasn't right...

 

We now know that Angel did in fact pull something and struck into himself so all in all not a great start but I'm sure there is more to come from our new recruit. 

Orioninverness not himself at Kelso...

Orioninverness ran at Kelso racecourse on Saturday 2nd March 2019 but unfortunately Borris was not his normal self and was wisely pulled up by Stephen.

Orioninverness is ok but it turns out he had some high inflammation in his lungs! so this fully explains his lacklustre performance at Kelso.

Definately a couple of weeks rest now for Borris but more likely we won't see him out again till the start of the Perth season.

Orioninverness 4th at Ayr...

Orioninverness ran at Ayr racecourse on Sunday 20th January and came home in a fine 4th place just getting pipped on the line for 3rd. This was probably Borris's toughest race to date but he handled it well and never gave up. He just got a bit tired near the end. Borris is an absolute star and definately one of the most consistent performers this season for the Lucinda Russell team.

Alan's latest video...

Orioninverness 2nd at Newcastle again...

Another belter of a run by Borris on Thursday 13th December 2018 at newcastle racecourse.

 

Borris had no chance again with a very well handicapped horse but his performance was determined and genuine.

 

No doubt at all that Borris will win again soon if we can find him a race with no handicap blots contesting against him. We really do have a very good chaser on our hands now and he is an absolute star.

Alan's latest video...

Orioninverness 2nd at Newcastle...

Another fine performance by Orioninverness to finish 2nd at Newcastle racecourse on fighting fifth day Saturday 1st december 2018. Arguably his best performance to date despite winning!!! 

 

Borris jumped superbly throughout the race and was beaten on the day by a well handicapped horse in Dimple.

 

Another great ride by Stephen Mulqueen and Stephen is really getting a tune out of borris these days. The progression that has been made by Borris in the last year or so is simply outstanding and our club has a proper chaser on our hands now.

Orioninverness 3rd at Ayr...

Orioninverness continued his fine form at the moment with a great 3rd place at Ayr racecourse on Saturday 3rd November 2018. He really has improved now as a chaser and but for a couple of tired mistakes at the last two fences Borris could of quite easily won again!

 

So much to look forward to now this Winter with our beloved Borris and to watch his progression over the last few years has been fantastic.

let's say a big "Halo" to our new Angel...

We have a new recruit at the club and he is a Grey called Touchedbyanangel. Bought after the recent Doncaster sales I am sure this wee little horse is going to give all of us some great fun days at Perth and Musselburgh.

 

Happy days and lots to look forward to in the future with TVC.

Alan's latest video...

Perth delight for Orioninverness... 

Orioninverness ran at Perth racecourse on Wednesday 26th September 2018 and came home 1st to the delight of all of us at TVC. Something seemed to be written in the stars about this day as we had Ross and Lillian with our TVC gazebo marketing the club for new members plus we had the really sad news the day before that Sam Morshead who helped get our wonderful club up and running had sadly passed away... The icing on the cake happened and Boris in a thrilling photo finish beat the odds on Gordon Elliott horse to record his first win at our beloved Perth and this truly was dedicated to you SAM (RIP) 

 

Stephen Mulqueen must take a lot of credit for this win as it was him who insisted we kept Boris at 2m4f and Stephen gave him the perfect ride throughout. Boris jumped superbly and has improved so much recently, we really do have a racehorse on our hands now!!!

 

Onwards and upwards for TVC now... hopefully some new members too, so much to look forward to now with Boris and hopefully a new horse in the near future.

Maraweh to take time out...

Maraweh ran at Perth racecourse on 1st August 2018 but again never really looked like he was enjoying it. Maraweh just doesn't seem to like racing at the moment so we as a club have decided to give him some time out before he tries a bit of point to pointing. Hopefully this isn't the last we see of Maraweh on a race track and if he takes to P2P who knows a run at his beloved Perth may just be on?

 

Maraweh owes the club nothing winning 5 times and being placed on many occasions, something any owner would be proud of.

Maraweh needs his Mojo back...

Not much to say about Maraweh's latest performance other than it was slightly better than last time! He won best turned out but he is definately a horse who has lost his mojo and hopefully it will return soon as he is becoming a bit frustrating to watch these days. 

TVC double handed at Perth...

Not the best of nights for us at Perth racecourse on Wednesday 16th May which is a shame as we expected so much more. Orioninverness did however run very well and we was all very proud of him just another clumsy mistake at the last fence which cost him possibly from winning again? Maraweh however sulked when not being allowed to run up with the pace and once he was out the back that was his race over. Orioninverness will have the Summer of now and lots to look forward to with him this Autumn/Winter I'm sure. Maraweh needs to be ridden more positvely going forward and up with the pace or no point trying with him? Hopefully he will strike soon at his beloved Perth racecourse.

Maraweh beaten in photo finish...

Maraweh continued his improved start to the season with a fantastic 2nd place at Perth just pipped on the line by a flyer on the stand side. Cameron Wadge was in the saddle for this amateur race and what a great ride he gave Maraweh, you wouldn't think it was only his 2nd race over rules regulations. Maraweh really does look like he has found his mojo again and we could be in for a fantastic season ahead with him at Perth.

Orioninverness 3rd at Hexham...

Another solid performance from Orioninverness at Hexham on the 23rd April coming home in 3rd place just 8 days after his win at Newcastle. 

Orioninverness wins at Newcastle...

Orioninverness ran at Newcastle racecourse on Sunday 15th April over 2m 4f on heavy  going and came home victorious with a superb 14 length victory. Boris looked stunning beforehand and ran his usual solid race until the last fence in the back straight where he was big and bold an jumped from 4th place into 1st place and ultimately this won him the race. He was very tired  as was all his rivals on the  brutal going but he plugged on safely over the last few fences to give all the team a great win and a huge pick me up tonic!!! It was well deserved and a great ride by Stephen Mulqueen, TVC has a lot to look forward to in the next few months I'm sure. See Alan Lamb's great video of the win below...

Maraweh finds his Mojo again...

Maraweh ran at Kelso racecourse on Saturday 7th April as a prep run to his season ahead at Perth. With heavy ground and a shorter distance than he normally races against him our boy put up a tremendous effort jumping and travelling superbly throughout his race. Maraweh finished 4th and ran much better than we was all expecting and hopefully he has found his mojo again just in time for a full season at Perth racecourse.

Boris back at Hexham...

Orioninverness ran at Hexham Thursday 15th March 2018 where he finished in 4th place. Orioninverness also won best turned out again and put in a much better performance than his last run at Newcastle. Boris was in contention but unfortunately got out paced on the run in but this race will have done him the world of good and hopefully he can pick up a win before the season finishes for him.

Alan's latest video...

Boris finally gets a run...

Orioninverness ran at Newcastle racecourse on Monday 5th February. Struggling to get a run due to the poor Winter weather and abandonments, hopes were high after his very impressive debut back at Ayr in December (despite a fall again at the fence we dont speak about!) Boris was favourite for a wee while but didn't run like he was a favourite as he struggled with the deep ground and made a few bad jumping errors.

 

Orioninverness is better than this showing and maybe the struggle to get a race for him after his seasonal debut took its toll too? I'm pretty sure we will see Boris back in the winners enclosure sooner rather than later.

3rd last misery again for Boris...

Orioninverness ran at Ayr racecourse on Friday 22nd of  December where he unfortunately  met his nemesis again THE 3RD LAST FENCE! Boris jumped superbly all the way round  until that mishap again  and he was bang in contention to run a big race. OrionInverness looks like he has made some improvement and I  can see an exciting  few months  ahead for him and TVC.

 

Moody Maraweh at Musselburgh...

Maraweh ran at Musselburgh on Monday 18th December and was too bad to be true! He ran like a horse with a problem and his jumping was not as good as usual resulting in him being pulled up before two out. Maraweh will be checked out for any underlying problems before a freshen up and another run. 

Alan's latest video...

Top weight Maraweh...

Maraweh returned to Musselburgh on Thursday 30th November to see if he could make ammends for his disappointing last run there! Under top weight Maraweh definitely ran much better this time but still came home a disappointing 5th of 9 runners. Maraweh should be much fitter and sharper now,so maybe we will see the true Maraweh return to the winners enclosure real soon? 

Alan's latest video and George's presentation...

Maraweh returns...

Maraweh returned to racing at Musselburgh racecourse on Wednesday 8th November 2017 after a spell out through injury. We always knew he would  need the run and this is pretty much how it panned out with Maraweh finishing last of the 9 runners although he plugged on well and seemed to be enjoying himself. He won best turned out and I'm sure we will see a very competitive Maraweh in his next few races. 

Alan's latest video...

Alan's latest video...

2nd and best turned out for DGG...

Devito'sgoldengirl ran at Perth racecourse on Saturday 19th August 2017 and continued where she left of last time. DGG made further progress with a fine 2nd place, DGG will surely be winning soon when she races over further and without doubt she is going to jump fences with no problem at all. 

Devito'sgoldengirl ran at Perth racecourse on Sunday 16th July for her 2nd time in 10 days for TVC. This time she was running over 2 miles but had a hood on which definitely made a difference as DGG looked more relaxed, made steady progress and improved greatly from her first run. DGG is a fine jumper and she will surely make even more progress in her next few runs and I can see TVC on the winners podium again in the near future. 

Devito's Debut...

Devito'sgoldengirl made her debut for TVC on Thursday 6th July 2017 at Perth racecourse over a trip of 2m 4f and hurdles. She finished 6th of 12 and is definitely work in progress for us. I think we will see a different horse next time out wearing her hood and ridden more prominently, so lots to look forward to with Devito'sgoldengirl.

Where did the name come from?...

So where did the name Devito'sgoldengirl come from? Well it appears that the previous owner had the nickname of Danny Devito and because her sire is Gold Well this is the result. Many thanks to previous trainer Shane Byrne for the information.

Meet Devito'sgoldengirl...

This is our new leased horse till the end of September whilst Maraweh recovers from his injury. DGG welcome  to our club TVC and let's hope we have some fun together.

Maraweh wins best turned out at Perth...

Maraweh ran at Perth racecourse on Thursday 27th April which was his first run of the season. Maraweh won best turned out which is something he normally doesn't win but he normally wears a visor so maybe that is why? Maraweh jumped and travelled well throughout his race but he blew up after the third last and came home in last place. This must be down to a lack of a run before Perth. Maraweh will be back at Perth in May and will definitely be fitter and ready to go.

Alan's latest video...

Orioninverness 4th at Hexham...

Orioninverness returned to Hexham racecourse on Tuesday 25th April to see if he could repeat his success from last time there.

Orioninverness was upped in trip to 3 miles and started off as favourite for this race but he could only manage to come home in 4th place, which in all fairness was a good effort on ground far from ideal. Orioninverness is developing into a nice racehorse now and good times ahead for Boris and all club members in the Autumn and winter on softer ground for sure.

 

TVC stable visit 2017...

What a lovely morning we had at our annual stable visit at Arlary with over 70 members and guests enjoying a parade of horses from not only our club but the County Set syndicates too. Maraweh, Orioninverness and our old boy and legend Prosecco all looked fantastic as did the County Set string, but the best was saved for last as the mighty One for Arthur and 2017 Grand National winner paraded before us and posed for many pictures. This was a lovely gesture by Lucinda and Scu to let TVC be apart of the most incredible story in racing for a long time. All of us at TVC are very proud to be apart of the fantastic set up which is Lucinda Russell Racing, the dream came true and One for Arthur won the Grand National and our very own dreams may come true one day also? A superb morning and lots to look forward to in the near future for TVC, and the gin bar went down a storm...Cheers 

Extra video footage...

Alan Lamb has kindly copied the official DVD of Boris's first win for the club at Hexham racecourse for us all to see...many thanks Alan.

Alan's latest video...

Orioninverness wins at Hexham...

Tuesday 28th March 2017

This is probably a headline you never thought you'd see? Orioninverness wins at Hexham?! But it's true and your not dreaming...we was all guessing what disguise George would turn up in? but as it turns out it wasn't George but Boris who turned up in disguise as he looked a totally different horse and jumped like an old pro to win his first race for us at a glorious Hexham.

Quite a bit of money was put down on Orioninverness to win for us on his 12th attempt at Hexham and he duly obliged landing the late gamble in I have to say fine style. Stephen Mulqueen gave him a lovely ride and I don't think I've ever seen Boris travel so well. Hexham looks to have really suited Boris along with ground he likes and a very good handicap mark it made for an exceptional day for all of us.

It has been a long time in coming but we have always maintained that with a bit of luck and a clear round Boris is capable of winning like this so well done Boris you deserve your moment of glory.

Better by Boris...

Orioninverness ran at Carlisle on Monday 20th February 2017 over hurdles  (3m 1f)

Overall it was a slightly improved performance but this was his 11th run for the club and we still await his first win. 

Boris will probably have 2 more runs over hurdles before a wind operation and a summer at grass to finish strengthening, then back to jumping fences in the Autumn.

Orioninverness is definitely a chaser and I think if all goes well for him between now and the Autumn we could well see his true potential as a staying chaser.

Alan's latest video...

Maraweh is back...

Maraweh is back and means business!!! Many thanks to Alan Lamb for this awesome video... Maraweh looks tremendous and roll on Perth.

Blundering Boris...

Orioninverness ran at Carlisle racecourse on Wednesday 8th February back over fences and a trip of 3 miles. Unfortunately Boris blundered away his chance of being in the winners enclosure when he clattered through the 12th fence and nearly came down. To his credit he didn't and he did finish the race albeit last of the 8 to finish.

 

We have to take some positives out of this race the fact he didn't fall when he crashed through the fence, at the start he was much closer to the pace than normal, he looked fantastic and Derek remains positive about him making a chaser. Boris probably isn't strong enough right now for 3 mile chases so will probably revert back to hurdles over less of a trip? He is only 6 so plenty of time for him to learn the game and I'm convinced we will see him win sooner rather than later.

Stay another day...

Orioninverness returned to Ayr racecourse on Tuesday 17th January to have his first run over 3 miles and he was back over hurdles not fences.

 

The main aim of the run was to see if his wind was any better? And to see if he could stay 3 miles? Plus give him a little confidence boost by giving him a clear round over easier obstacles.

 

Was it job done? Not entirely sure as instead of a steady pace being set there was a runaway leader and Orioninverness was taken out of his comfort zone early and never really got into the race. Orioninverness did jump well and he finished the race unlike 3 others so I guess he stayed but his wind issue although better still remains.

 

I still think that Orioninverness will get a race when everything goes right for him for a change and he will win and indeed stay another day.

Groundhog day at Ayr...

Groundhog day is a situation in which a series of unwelcome or tedious events appear to be recurring in exactly the same way...well this is what happened at Ayr racecourse on Monday 5th December.

 

Just like in his last race at Ayr in November Orioninverness ran exactly the same race and again was staying on around the final bend and yet again looked all over that he would be placed or even win? but disaster struck again at what is becoming TVC's nemesis...the 3rd last fence! and Boris fell but thankfully both horse  and jockey are fine.

 

It has been decided that Boris will now have a small wind operation and will return to racing in January but maybe over some easier fences at another racecourse.

See Alan's video of the day below...

Boris shows his true mettle...

Orioninverness ran at Ayr racecourse on Wednesday 9th November and he really did show his true mettle. Boris was up with the pace initially at the start but began to slowly drift back through the field although jumping well. Boris showed though what we was hoping he would be...a stayer and he started to pick off the other horses one by one and coming to the third last fence he was poised to take second place but disaster struck and he crumpled on landing after slightly brushing the top of the fence. Thankfully both Boris and Derek were up straight away but without doubt Boris proved to us all that he is a stayer and he will only get better over further and on softer ground.

 

See Alan Lambs video of the day below and how unlucky Boris was not to be in the winners enclosure. 

Boris wins best turned out again...

Orioninveress ran at Perth racecourse on Thursday 22nd September making his debut over fences. Unfortunately he was outclassed straight from the start and pulled up after he had done a circuit. Plenty of time for Boris to give us all a true showing probably on a wet and windy day at Ayr? Fingers crossed.

Maraweh not quite a class above...

Maraweh ran again at Perth racecourse on Wednesday 21st September this time up in class to a grade 3. He just got out classed at the end of his race but still came home in a fine 6th place. Maraweh has again ran with great credit this season at Perth and has given all of us some great days racing, running on 4 occasions winning 1 and a 3rd being his highlights. 

 

Maraweh falls short on flat...

Maraweh finishes 4th at Musselburgh on the flat 2nd September 2016 over a distance just a bit to short for him...he did however look fantastic and won best turned out for El.

Alan's latest video...

Maraweh back on track...

Maraweh ran at Perth on Tuesday 26th July 2016 on a wet summers evening but the 30 odd members who turned up to see Maraweh run we're treated to a very good performance from Maraweh as he came home a very gallant third on ground that he simply just doesn't like. Maraweh looked fantastic again and was ridden by a new jockey on the evening the young Mr Harry reed who without doubt tried his best to get Maraweh competitive but the ground was just to soggy and this 3rd place was a great effort by Harry and Maraweh.

Alan's latest video...

Maraweh needs it Good...

Maraweh ran at Perth Racecourse on Wednesday 29th June 2016 looking for his 6th win in 9 races. A good turnout by members into the mid thirties enjoyed a pleasant afternoon of racing and we were all very impressed with how well Maraweh looked. Sadly though the ground was just a bit to much on the soft side for our hero and despite him jumping well and travelling well throughout the race he just didnt have enough left at the end to grab a place. Maraweh will definately have his day again back on his favoured good ground.

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