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Another great WIN for Quid de Belle Vue!

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Quid performed like a dream on Sunday, he started with the number ten and was quite happy to stay at the back and slowly move his way forward two wide..he didn’t need any encouragement other than being in the race! He played it as he liked it and gave us his amazingly stealthy sprint all the way to the end making the 3140m look like a jog in the park. He made the time of 1’19″0.

We couldn’t be happier with this honest and gentle horse, enjoy this video of his win, courtesy of Kenneth Vella 🙂

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Quid’s Win Today.

Note how Karma has a lovely way of working itself out…..and an offense was nearly repeated when that person’s horse was pulled out into his path again…..but, karma was watching and I have watched this race over and over already…..The panic of the lead driver when he sees him coming is just too enjoyable…… 🙂

 
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Posted by on February 1, 2015 in The Adventures of Quid de Belle Vue

 

Quid de Belle Vue wins over 2640m :)

Quid ran a beautiful race today with Martin driving. The horse was on a roll and even though he started with the number 9, was able to make the race his own. Martin said he just sat there and encouraged him from time to time and the horse just got on with it. This horse really does have a heart of gold. It was Martin’s first win as a driver in the pro races too. 🙂

He made 1’17″9 and finished easily. Back up at the stables he was relaxed and calm as if nothing special had happened….bless him.

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Posted by on February 1, 2015 in The Adventures of Quid de Belle Vue

 

Made in Hoff grabs a second :)

Congratulations to Made in Hoff on her excellent race today in the Premier class of the Equestrian Festival Finals making 1’14″6 over 1640m. The horses set off fast from the very start and Made ran a spectacular race going two and three wide the whole way, having the rubbish number 8 didn’t help as she started right on the outside. She gave her all as always and managed to pass the whole field except of course the horse that won! Congratulations and well done to Jesmar Gafa today as well for his excellent driving.

We are extremely happy with her solid and consistent performance. She has a heart of gold and is such a reliable, quality mare. She has placed in every race she’s had this year unless she’s had good reason not to (such as horses galloping into her path or hitting her sulky).

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mtg 47 2nd place Equestrian Festival Final

 

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This is the video of her performance today, she is second to last at the back in the early part of the race and then you can see her start to move up on the outside:

 
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Posted by on December 21, 2014 in The Adventures of Made in Hoff

 

Made in Hoff up for her final race of 2014 on Dec 21

Made in Hoff will be running in the Equestrian Festival Premier final on December 21st, this coming Sunday. The race will be over 1640 metres and she is running with number 8 in the fourth race at 15:50pm.

We wish her luck 🙂

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2014 in The Adventures of Made in Hoff

 

Quid de Belle Vue runs an excellent race in the Prix de Cagnes Sur Mer

Quid de Belle Vue ran a superb race last Sunday, one in which he was beaten at the last minute by Noel Baldacchino driving Polytain.

“Beaten” is the polite and sporting way of looking at it. What was relevant was that the horse was honest, loyal and tried his heart out and was a winner to us and treated like one.

Here is the video of his race, you may share your opinion with me here in a message if you spot any clues as to why the horse galloped. 🙂

 
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Posted by on December 19, 2014 in The Adventures of Quid de Belle Vue

 

Busy times!

Sunday this last weekend saw Nomade de Mai out in the eighth race for the Equestrian festival’s qualifier race in the gold class. He held up well although our decision to take all four shoes off in the light rain proved a little unfortunate when the heavens opened and the going changed. Either way, he galloped at the start and finished down the home straight at a canter…..as I said to Martin, we need to be rocket Scientists to work out what the problem is this time…..and Martin did point out he wasn’t even a scientist let alone a rocket scientist LOL. We will continue to plug away until we get it right with him or give up totally…..time will tell.

Made in Hoff was up on Monday, running in the Equestrian festival Premier qualifier race. She had a slow start but ran an excellent race managing to come in second place (third originally but the first horse was disqualified for hooking), having come from the last two horses. She worked hard and came in with a speed of 1’14″4 over 1640m. She has such a good heart.

Made in Hoff, 1'14"4 over 1640m

Made in Hoff, 1’14″4 over 1640m

Quid de Belle Vue is up on Sunday December 14th in the Prix de Cagnes sur Mer. For the third time he is racing with the number 9. How is it possible we ask ourselves to have the same number three times in a row! Fingers, legs and arms crossed that things go well for him on the day. ❤