The Members' Open Morning on the gallops at the Twiston-Davies yard was a great success.
Around 30 KAYF ARAMIS fans, from as far away as Surrey and Nottinghamshire made the early morning start to be there. Some unfortunately couldn't make it because of the snow and ice. But that didn't deter the appearance of a reporter from the local radio station, BBC Radio Gloucestershire. Even the weather brightened up for the event with the sun streaking down over the snowy ground.
Kayfaramisracing members were delighted to be able to watch all the horses, including the ARAMIS clan, work out on the gallops and then get up close to them afterwards in their stables. One member was so thrilled to be there, exclaiming that membership was worth it just to have this opportunity once a year, but the Open Mornings are one of the regular features of club membership. The successful day was crowned by a visit to The Hollow Bottom to warm up by the fire.
Last week I wrote of Kaylifa’s trip to Overbury Stud instead of the racetrack. Well, her visit to Zafeen produced Zayfi just one week before uncle Kayf Aramis won at the Cheltenham Festival. He was born at 2 o’clock in the morning with just me in attendance. Kaylifa was obviously struggling, so I pulled him out myself – a very scary time! His legs were so long that he was unable to stand up, so the vet came in the morning to feed him his mother’s milk to give him strength.
Four years on from that very shaky start… Zayfi has been entered in his first race – see below!
An amazing feat of breeding!
I’m sure the bigger studs and owners are used to having more than one horse entered on the same day, but… from a muddy rented field, I have bred three horses who are in training and all three are entered to race this Saturday!
- Kayf Aramis is entered in the 3 mile 1 class 3 handicap hurdle at Wetherby
- Zayfire Aramis (pictured right) is entered in the National Hunt flat race also at Wetherby
They both run for members of the Kayf Aramis Racing Club who will enjoy a VIP day at the races as Owners and share 50% of the prize money.
- Kaylif Aramis (full brother to Kayf) is entered at Sandown and Ffos Las and runs for Nigel Twiston-Davies
Now all we need is for the meetings to go ahead!
Isobel Phipps – Breeder/Owner/Racing Club Manager