Saturday, 28 March 2015

SATURDAY CRITTERS - Tory enters the Grand National on the I.O.W.

I last posted about the Garlic Farm that I visited on 8 January (See in archives) this year and I did say I would go back.  True to my word I returned this week and was given a wonderful tour by the owner, Colin Boswell.  However today I am showing you Tory, his horse, as tomorrow it will be racing in the Grand National on the Isle of Wight.  





He is very handsome and when I arrived he had his coat on, however when I was leaving a few hours later someone had taken if off as it was a beautiful sunny day. 




He shared the field with 2 other horses.




As I am on holiday here, I am not sure what the family have in store however I am hoping I can go to the race and apparently the best way to do this is by steam train.  How exciting it that.

I will be posting about my morning at the Garlic Farm later probably in April.

Hope you enjoyed this post and thanks both for visiting 
and also to those who leave comments.

21 comments:

  1. Dearest Margaret; Wow, Troy is such a beautiful horse, I especially love his white feet♡♡♡ Wishing his luck for the race tomorrow!

    Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend, xoxo Miyako*

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  2. Wonderful shots, very interesting.

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  3. The Grand National is SUCH a prestigous race. I hope that Troy does his owners proud.

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  4. I hope Tory did well in the race Margaret, very fine looking horse.. did you get back to watch the race?

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  5. Great photos of the horses, Margaret.
    A very good weekend.

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  6. Hello Margaret, Tory is a beautiful horse.. Good luck to him in the race.. Great shots! Thank you for linking up! Have a happy weekend!

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  7. Best of luck to Tory! Hope he does well!

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  8. Beautiful horses! Hope he wins the race and that you get to go.

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  9. He is so pretty! And I like the way his mane is clipped. A race is always exciting! Plus I love trains, and hope your show us lots of the steam train.

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  10. beautifully clipped and ready. a safe and good race wished to him.

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  11. what a beauty....i am also weary about those tail swings, not to get tooo close!!!!!

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  12. A beautiful animal. Love his white socks and blaze. Go Tory!

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  13. I'm a horse lover and he's a real beauty!

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  14. Lovely horses! I hope you have a lovely ride on the steam train. Have a great holiday!

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  15. He is a beautiful horse. Love that his hooves are a different color.

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  16. What a lovely horse Margaret.

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  17. such a wonderful photos of horses...

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  18. What a beauty! Fantastic photography!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    artmusedog and carol

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  19. WOW, he looks like a champion. I hope he did well.

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