“Welcome Back Keith”

Warm sunshine and a warm welcome awaited jockey Keith Mercer when he arrived at Highfield this morning.
Keith has been out of action for some thirteen months with a bad break to a leg.
It has been a long painful haul for him, so it was a pleasant sight to see him back in the saddle again.
Without doubt there will be more news to report shortly regarding Keith’s association with Highfield!

“Brunswick Gold” (Shane McAuley) leads German bred “Landesherr” (Keith Mercer) for his first session on the main schooling ground!

“Brunswick Gold” gives a lead to the impressive debutant “Landesherr”

Keith Mercer schools the very keen “Laterly” over hurdles

Well done Keith, great to see you back in action!

Steve Gollings

 

 

 

 

 

 

Steve Gollings blog….. Tribute

Hello and a warm welcome to the all new Steve Gollings blog…..

                                                        Tribute                                                   

It is on a somewhat somber note that my first blog begins.
Highfield House Racing Stables are proud to be sponsored by Logic who are a bespoke manufacturing company based in Cheltenham and Hexham.
The company specialises in the manufacture of ATV based machinery for all applications and export throughout europe.
The figurehead of Logic, Malcolm Hughes has been a friend of ours for many years.
When Malcolm and the team decided that Logic would become the yard sponsors, it just seemed right.
Logic was founded by Willie Rutherford who retired to New Zealand where he has lived for the past decade.  After a long hard fought battle with cancer, Willie has sadly died.

Now personally I never met Willie, however through many conversations with Malcolm and the boys at Logic, such as Simon Beniams and Stefan Gemski, it very much felt like I had.
Even though he had been retired a long time Willie was a major influence at Logic, still very much a major cog in the Logic wheel, such was the esteem in which Willie was held.

Finally on behalf of everyone at Highfield, I would like to express our deepest sympathy to Willie”s family and everyone at Logic.

Steve Gollings

 

“Remember Rocky” poignant winner at Chepstow

“Remember Rocky” owned by Richard Swift stormed to an impressive win at Chepstow.
The 2 year old son of Haafhd was running for the first time in a nursery and seemed to relished the soft ground.
This was a poignant winner for Richard who named “Remember Rocky” after his sister June who sadly died last year.  Although going up 10 pounds for his triumph, he is still considered well handicapped and should win again, rain permitting.
Richard is based in Canada.