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November 2023

Another Thought has now fully recovered from her injury, she started slow work last month and has now started being ridden again. We hope she will be ready to have a few runs on the all weather over the winter.  We'll let you know any running plans by e-newsletter.

October 2023

During half term we took a group of members to visit Eve's yard in Oxfordshire.  We saw the horses work on the gallops, looked round the yard and said hello to our horse, Another Thought.  Members had great fun trying out their jockey skills on the equisizer (mechanical horse), trying out the horse walker and racing out of the starting stalls!

August 2023

Another Thought has unfortunately suffered an injury so is out of action while she recovers.  She is being well looked after by Eve and her team and we expect her to be able to start work again in late autumn with a view to having a few runs on the all-weather over the winter.

18 June 2023

Another Thought wasn't on her best behaviour today and was a little unruly in the Parade Ring and before the race.  She broke prominently, and led after 2f before weakening in the final furlong to finish 4th.  Eve is going to give her a little break and will look to enter her again later in July.

1 June 2023

 A return visit to Lingfield for another 6f race with George Downing on board.  Another Thought dwelt a little at the start but soon raced into third and then went second, she couldn't catch the winner but held on to the second spot.

9th May 2023

WINNER! Several Colts and Fillies members made the trip to Lingfield today to support Another Thought.  There were only 3 runners in the race and she was the outsider, however, the support worked - she ran a cracking race to finish first.

21st April 2023

 Another Thought had her first run today in a 1m novice stakes at Bath.  There were 9 runners in the race, George Downing was on board and a number of members were there to support.  She was a little slowly away but soon moved into midfield and made headway 2f out to finish 3rd.  A promising debut to her racing career.

April 2023

 Our first stable visit of the year saw a group of members and their parents visit Eve's yard to meet our new horse for 2023, Another Thought.  We saw her work on the gallops, looked round the yard and learnt all about how she is being trained.  She should be out for her first run very soon.


 Another New Year, Another New Horse!  Another Thought is a three-year-old filly in training with Eve Johnson Houghton.  She didn’t run as a two-year-old so this will be her first year of racing and we look forward to following her progress.  Keep an eye out for e- newsletters for opportunities to cheer her on when she races and visit her during one of our stable visits.

December 2023

Miss Metropolitan has been our horse in training for 2022 and has ran 10 times between May and September, while she hasn’t managed a win she has given us some fun with a couple of 3rd and 4th places and plenty of members have enjoyed a trip to the races to cheer her on.  Eve has decided not to keep her in training so will look to rehome her as a riding horse.

3rd - 5th August 2022

Miss Metropolitan had a busy week travelling to Brighton on Wednesday 3rd and Friday 5th August.  She ran below par on Wednesday finishing 5th of 6 but it was a different story on Friday.  Under Callum Hutchinson she broke well and was much more handily positioned, leading for a while before being outpaced close home but still finishing a close 3rd

9 July 2022

Miss Metropolitan was supported by a number of Club members when finishing 4th at Salisbury this evening, it was an exciting race to watch as all 6 runners were very close with only just over 2 lengths between first and last.  

July 2022

The Colts and Fillies club is going on a stable visit on Thursday 28th July.  Would you like to join us and meet our club horse?
Our visit is to Eve Johnson Houghton's yard in Oxfordshire where we will be able to watch the horses work on the gallops, meet Miss Metropolitan, have a tour of the stables and learn all about training a racehorse.  To be in with a chance of a place on the trip please email [email protected]
your name, age and contact number with  Stable Visit in the subject line by Monday 18th July. Places on the trip will be issued at random and participants notified by e-mail.
Recommended age 7+

June 25th 2022

Several Colts and Fillies members made the trip to Windsor today to support Miss Metropolitan.  The support obviously helped as she finished 3rd, her first time in the placings!  

June 7th 2022

Miss Metropolitan's trainer, Eve, said " I was very pleased with Miss Met yesterday, she ran much better and seemed to like the softer ground. The penny is starting to finally drop and she is understanding what the racing game is about.

"She has come out of the race well and I will find an

May 27th 2022

Today was Miss Metropolitan's third run which means she will now be allocated a handicap rating.  Eve will look for a suitable race and aim to step her up in trip once again. 

May 17th 2022

Miss Metropolitan ran over 7f at Bath today.  After the race her trainer, Eve, said "Miss Met is not the speediest of horses, so I plan on moving her up in trip which seemed to work for her half-sister Miss Inga Sock. A flatter track might also suit her better and I will aim to have her out again in a week or two."

May 10th 2022

 Miss Matterhorn travelled to Chepstow for her debut race today, a five runner race over 1m.  She was slow out of the stalls and her inexperience on the track was evident but she will have learnt a lot and will hopefully come on for the run.  

April 11th 2022

Finally, our stable visits are back.  Today a group of Colts and Fillies members visited Eve Johnson Houghton's yard, we got to say hello to Miss Metropolitan, watch the horses on the gallops, look around the yard and learn all about training a racehorse.

Miss Metropolitan is doing well and we hope to see her on the racetrack sometime in May.

January 2022

New Year, New Horse!  Miss Metropolitan is currently in training with Eve and has recently started cantering.  We hope she will be ready to run in the Spring and very much look forward to following her progress in 2022.  Keep an eye out for e-newsletters for opportunities to cheer her on when she races and visit her during one of our stable visits.

October 2021

Miss Matterhorn has been the club horse in training since 2019 and during that time she gave us a win at Lingfield and was placed 6 times.  She will now retire from racing and enjoy a long holiday before starting life as a riding horse.  We will be having a new horse for 2022 so keep an eye out for details coming soon.

September 2021

While we haven’t been able to go and visit Miss Matterhorn at home this year, club members have enjoyed going to the races with her.  She has had a mixed year and while a win escaped us she did finish 2nd in July and had a 3rd and 4th place in May, giving her supporters great fun cheering her on.

30 July 2021

This Evening Miss Matterhorn ran in a 1m 3f handicap at Bath, she lead early on setting a decent pace, however, she was unable to quicken in the later stages of the race so wasn't placed on this occasion.  

23 July 2021

Miss Matterhorn stepped up to 1m 4f for the first time at Chepstow this evening, she broke well and led early on.  Three furlongs out she was headed but ran on to finish 2nd.  

14 June 2021

Miss Matterhorn didn't get the clearest of runs at Nottingham this evening and wasn't suited by the track.  Hopefully she will bounce back to the form of her previous two runs when she races in a few weeks time.

28 May 2021

Miss Matterhorn traveled to Brighton for a 1m 1f handicap, she raced keenly early on and lost ground being pushed wide on the first bend.  She went 3rd one furlong from home and stayed on well, almost snatching second.

22 May 2021

Back at Lingfield over 1m 2f Miss Matterhorn was held up behind the leaders early on, from 2 furlongs out she moved forward, staying on well and moving into fourth close to the line.  Eve says she is a bit of a monkey but she hopes she'll get her head in front soon.

10 May 2021

Stepping up to 1m 2f at Lingfield today Miss Matterhorn was slow to start and this left her too far back early on in the race, however, she ran on finishing 5th and looking like she might need even further.  Eve will look for another suitable race soon.

28 April 2021

Miss Matterhorn finished 8th yesterday, having pressed the leaders early on she ran on at the same pace but didn't find anything extra for the final furlong.  She is well today and has eaten her breakfast and trotted up sound.  

Eve will look to step her up in distance to 1 mile, 2 furlongs going forward.  This distance was ideal for her half sisters Miss Inga Sock, our previous horse, and Miss Elsa.

7 April 2021

It was good to see Miss Matterhorn back on the track after such a long time away.  She broke well and chased the leader early on but tired in the final furlong.  She has trotted up sound today and is well.  Eve thinks she will come on for the run and will aimed to have her entered again soon.

31 March 2021

 Miss Matterhorn has been entered on at Bath on Tuesday 6 April.  The race is over 1m and for horses age 4+ rated 0-65.

29 March 2021

 Miss Matterhorn has been entered on the all weather at Wolverhampton on Saturday 3 April.  The race is open to horses 4 years plus rated 0-65 and is 1m 1/2F.  

24 March 2021

 Eve reports that Miss Matterhorn is in great form.  The plan is to give her 2 more pieces of work to sharpen her up and providing she continues to progress Eve hopes to run her in a couple weeks.

March 2021

Miss Matterhorn out on the gallops recently.

February 2021

 Eve has been in touch to let us know that Miss Matterhorn is well and continuing with her   training.  Her running plans have been revised and we now expect she will be back on the   track in the Spring.

November 2020

 Miss Matterhorn is now cantering and there seems to be no problems from the fracture she   sustained over the summer.  She is still on track to run around Christmas so keep an eye on   your emails for details of any entries.

October 2020

 Miss Matterhorn is now well and back in work, she will start cantering towards the end of the   month and we hope she will be ready to run around Christmas time.  The current plan is to   run on the all-weather over the winter.
 Keep an eye out for e-newsletters with running plans, entries and how to enter the draw for   owners tickets when they are available.

September 2020

Unfortunately, Miss Matterhorn sustained a little fracture earlier this year and although it has mended she has needed to rest and recover.  We hope she will be back in training shortly with the aim of running on the all weather over the winter.

January 2020

Miss Matterhorn has now turned 3 and has grown and matured since last year.  She is currently back in work and we hope she will be ready to run in the Spring.  Keep an eye out for e-newsletters for opportunities to join us on a stable visit and support Miss Matterhorn as an owner when she races.

28 September 2019

A group of Colts and Fillies members visited Eve Johnson Houghton's yard today, we got to say hello, to Miss Matterhorn, watch the horses on the gallops, look around the yard and learn all about training a racehorse.

September 2019

It has been decided to give Miss Matterhorn the rest of the season off and then bring her back to race as a 3 year old next year.

August 2019

The recent dip in form seems to stem from a breathing problem so Miss Matterhorn has now had a routine breathing operation, she has come out of the operation well and is recovering back at home.

06 August 2019

Miss Matterhorn didn't have the best run at Newbury today, finishing 8th.

18 July 2019

Miss Matterhorn traveled to Leicester today but didn't put her best foot forward finishing 7th of 8.

22 June 2019

WINNER! Miss Matterhorn returned to Lingfield and stepped up to 7 furlongs, she broke well and ran a great race to win under a fantastic ride from Georgie Dobie.  

30 May 2019

A group of Colts and Fillies members enjoyed a day at Lingfield supporting Miss Matterhorn on her third run.  Stepping up to 6f this time she ran a great race finishing 2nd in a photo finish.  Having now ran 3 times she has finished 4th, 3rd then 2nd - can she get the win next time?

13 May 2019

Another lovely run from Miss Matterhorn finishing 3rd at Wolverhampton over 5f.

30 April 2019

Miss Matterhorn's debut race at Brighton saw her finish 4th of 8 runners.  The first four home finished very close with just a neck,neck and a head separating them.  A great start!

12th April 2019

A wonderful day spent with the Woodway team and a group of Colts and Fillies Members meeting our new horse and learning all about her training.  Miss Matterhorn is coming along nicely and should be ready to run within the next month.

March 2019

Miss Matterhorn has started to canter and has been learning all about the stalls.  Eve is pleased with her progress and we hope she will be ready for her first run in May.

February 2019

Thanks for all the wonderful suggestions for the name of our new horse, I am delighted to announce she has been named Miss Matterhorn.  

January 2019

Miss Inga Sock, the club horse from 2014 - 2018 has been retired from racing.  She will enjoy a well earned rest and enjoy some time in the field before moving on to the next stage of her life.

During the 5 years we had her we have visited numerous racecourses to cheer her on and were rewarded with 5 wins, 3 seconds and 6 thirds.  


















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