Rachael Honeyball, assistant trainer to her husband Anthony, writes a super blog for The Gaitpost, which gives an insight into the daily life of a busy jump racing yard.

Rachael, a former amateur champion, juggles riding out four lots a day to being a mum to her to their son Harry who will be one in April.

Spring Festival Countdown

The season has been progressing well, with the horses in good order. Fountains Windfall ran an absolute blinder in the Grade 3 Betfred Mobile Heroes Handicap Hurdle at Sandown to narrowly get beaten at the weekend.

It was a tough race on testing ground and they were very tired coming home so he will need a few weeks before he races again. He will have an easy week, although he will probably still have a canter, but literally just a hack up the gallops.

He may get a qualifying run so that he can contest the EBF final at Sandown, or we might go to Aintree for a 3m handicap, but we’ve decided not to go down the Pertemps route.

Click below to read Rachael’s latest blog.


Spring Festival countdown