The horse’s first race

The time has come for Forest General to be tested.

The horse, his stable name is Harry, is entered in a race over jumps at Buckfastleigh point-to-point course in Devon TQ11 0LT on Sunday 18 November at 12:00 noon (see  It is the first race, an Open Maiden race (for 4-6 year olds horses that have not previously won) over 2.5 miles.

Harry has for several months been in the care of pre-trainer Sarah Gould, who has worked hard to get him fit enough and confident enough to undertake this test.  However, it is wise not to get too excited about this race.  He may not get there for one reason or another, or the weather may make the condition of the course unsuitable for his initial race.

But if he does run, it will be fascinating after the journey of several years to see what he makes of it.