New look for a new year

Some of you may have already stumbled upon this, but we have updated the Gallop France web site over the New Year weekend. There were some glitches along the way, but most of it seems to work now. The site is basically the same, but the pictures are updated and so is the all-important “horses available” page. There is still some fine-tuning to be done and some additions to be made, but have a look around and tell us what you think.

We’re going to try to get off to a good start tomorrow with Hi Shinko in the second half of the Tierce. There is a saying in French racing: “Une chute appelle un gagnant,” or “A fall calls a winner,” meaning that if a rider comes off the horse, the horse has a win coming. Shinko already has a few notches carved into the door of his stall, the most recent being today, when he chucked off brave Florence. It’s time for him to start paying us back. He’s not tipped by the prognosticators, so maybe I’m overestimating his chances, but I think he should be in the first three. Watch this space…

3 Replies to “New look for a new year”

  1. A new broom sweeps clean! or is it, a change is as good as a rest?
    Seriously all the best for 2011. Patience is a virtue in this game, as you no doubt realise only too well.
    After last season; As the song goes; “The best is yet to come and won’t that be fine”
    Happy New Year

  2. A very happy and successful new year to you Gina.
    I’m sure Turfani will get things going for you tomorrow.

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