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Horsing Around

Here we include all the fun stuff that doesn't really belong anywhere else. We hope to include unusual or amusing photos of the staff and horses. If you have any photos you'd like to see featured then please send them to us. We'd love to see them.

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Wednesday 20 September 2017
Bed time

She wouldn't move for me to do her bed so I bedded her up instead!!

Photo by Katie Midgley

Sunday 20 August 2017
Honey I Shrunk The Holiday Magic

The wrong sort of detergent and Harrison Shaw has shrunk our all weather star to the size of a pony.

Staff in photograph: Harrison Shaw

Sunday 11 June 2017
Roller is probably the best named horse at the yard!

Wednesday 17 May 2017
Do you reckon I can make 8 stone?

Weighing in time at York Dante meeting.

Staff in photograph: Michael Easterby

Wednesday 17 May 2017
Cornered by the press

Mr Easterby snr and Mr Easterby jr give their thoughts on the general election.

Staff in photograph: David Easterby Michael Easterby

Monday 24 April 2017
Better go get me running gear

Look who popped into the office this morning!

Staff in photograph: Michael Easterby

Monday 17 April 2017

We saddled an Easter treble at Redcar this afternoon and I met these rather large characters!

Photo by Linda Folwell

Staff in photograph: Michael Easterby

Sunday 26 March 2017
Gulf of Poets enjoys the sunshine

Saturday 18 March 2017
Happy Holidays

Holiday Magic likes to show us how well he is by bucking in the sandpit.

Wednesday 15 March 2017
Flat Line Up 2017

Some of our horses ready to unleash when the turf season starts

Tuesday 28 February 2017
Slingsby cleans up

Slingsby can rake the yard as well as running very fast.

Sunday 26 February 2017
Purple Rock

Rocky looking forward to the new flat season.

Friday 17 February 2017
Perfect Pasture

Clearly finds something amusing!

Friday 17 February 2017
Who says jockeys don't eat?

Nathan Evans certainly does ...

Staff in photograph: Nathan Evans Harrison Shaw Joanna Mason Megan Nicholls

Thursday 16 February 2017
Ready for Racing at Chelmsford

A warm up jog at the track for our jockeys before racing at Chelmsford City.

Staff in photograph: Joanna Mason Nathan Evans Harrison Shaw

Thursday 09 February 2017
Best friends

Just because Hernando Torres is a racehorse it doesn't mean his best friends have to be too.

Dilys's dog, Harry, and Hernando always greet each other before and after exercise and Hernando loves to play with his tail!

Staff in photograph: Dilys Sigsworth

Friday 27 January 2017
The ladies at Lingfield Park

Joanna Mason and Katie Midgley with Heart Locket at Lingfield Park

Staff in photograph: Katie Midgley Joanna Mason

Monday 09 January 2017
If I Can't Take It with Me

I'm Not Going!

Wednesday 04 January 2017
Field Time

The horses love being turned out in the paddocks and Hernando Torres has been enjoying himself!

Wednesday 04 January 2017
MWE Trains Good 'Orses

Graffiti with good taste!

Wednesday 04 January 2017
Holiday Magic does Big Mac

Holiday Magic will be seeking a four timer next time out but in the meantime we can marvel at his John McCririck impression.

Sunday 01 January 2017
Cold Shower!

Banny's Lad is not too sure about being hosed down!

Staff in photograph: Joanna Mason

Thursday 22 December 2016
Heart Locket feeling frisky!

Heart Locket thinks she is at the rodeo!

Monday 19 December 2016
There's a pony in me front room!

Never a dull moment here at Christmas and this year is no exception with Albert's pony making his first appearance ... in me living room!

Staff in photograph: Michael Easterby Albert Easterby Steph Easterby

Saturday 17 December 2016
Free Golf Lessons

Patsie has been getting a golf lesson. I can offer tuition for a modest fee, lesson 1 free for anyone buying a share in an 'oss. Bring your own stick.

Staff in photograph: Michael Easterby

Friday 16 December 2016
Feeding Time

Many hands make light work, and its even easier when Albert uses his feet too.

Staff in photograph: Albert Easterby

Friday 16 December 2016
Cold Spell

Head lad Mark Cobb is preparing for the cold spell!

Staff in photograph: Mark Cobb

Thursday 08 December 2016

Bowson Fred has competition in the sticking out the tongue stakes!!

Photo by Katie Midgley

Thursday 08 December 2016
Nathan Evans and Ganbei

Serious kick back on the gallops this morning!

Staff in photograph: Nathan Evans

Tuesday 06 December 2016
The Fly

First Wheat does his impression of Jeff Goldblum at Southwell, sporting an eyeshield.

Photo by Katie Midgley

Friday 02 December 2016
Sedgy Selfie!

Katie and Rodney pose for a selfie at Sedgefield this afternoon!

Photo by Katie

Staff in photograph: Katie Midgley

Tuesday 22 November 2016

Young Mr Easterby junior is growing up quickly, and he follows in the family footsteps with his love of dogs.

Here Patsie is the lucky one!

Photo by Steph

Staff in photograph: Albert Easterby

Monday 21 November 2016
Fred Loves a Selfie!

Bowson Fred can never be accused of being a shy horse!

Here he is posing for a selfie with Katie before running at Chelmsford City this afternoon.

Photo by Katie

Staff in photograph: Katie Midgley

Sunday 20 November 2016
Grandad, I'm loving your new pony tail!

"Its called fashion Joanna, they were all wearing 'em in France, but I had to get Alice to take all the onions off it".

Staff in photograph: Michael Easterby Joanna Mason

Friday 18 November 2016

60 years training 'osses and now blooming hollywood want me to star in a remake of ghost.

Here we are at Fontainebleau, France.

Photo by David Easterby

Staff in photograph: Michael Easterby

Tuesday 15 November 2016
Bosham shows his many talents

Bosham has been clipped ready for his return to the all weather.

Jane says he was very sleepy when he had his clip and looking closely at the picture we can only wonder what he was dreaming about!!!?!?

Photo by Jane Bedford

Thursday 10 November 2016
Its one thing feedin' the 'osses .......

... but this is a different game altogether!!

Photo by David Easterby

Staff in photograph: Michael Easterby Albert Easterby

Tuesday 08 November 2016
Bowson Fred

....and tonight Matthew, I'm going to be Robert Smith from The Cure. Bowson Fred does Stars In Their Eyes as his mane catches the breeze! We hope he can sing as well as he can run.

Monday 07 November 2016
Slingsby is very proud of his teeth!

Showing a nice pair of gnashers for the camera, Slingsby is always an entertainer.

Friday 04 November 2016
Cleaning Up

Perfect Pasture shows us his talents go further than just running very fast.

Thursday 20 October 2016
Bowson Fred

Freddie never fails to entertain with his tongue antics and funny faces!

As well as having the longest tongue he is also one of the highest rated horses in the yard.

Tuesday 11 October 2016
Horse Tips Number 342

How to tack up, if your horse is too tall for you to reach.

Staff in photograph: Steph Easterby

Tuesday 27 September 2016
Tongues Out

Carlton Frankie shows that Fred isn't the only horse with a very long tongue at the yard!

Sunday 25 September 2016
Do The Shake

There's nothing better than a good shake in the paddock on a glorious autumn morning. This is Holiday Magic.

Friday 23 September 2016
Make 'em Smile

I can still make 'em laugh.

A joke with the vet this morning.

Staff in photograph: Michael Easterby

Wednesday 21 September 2016
What's The Odds?

Our Sakhee filly does her John McCririck impression with the whip, no cigars in our stables thank you.

Photo by Joanna Mason

Tuesday 20 September 2016
Getting Your Oats

When you have a lot of racehorses they take a lot of feeding, here we see the oats being delivered to the barn. The fuel for our winners! Ten tonnes of oats and 12 tonnes of nuts keep the horses fed for a month together with 10 bales of haylage.

Photo by Mark Cobb

Friday 16 September 2016
Everyone Loves Fred

Bowson Fred is not just popular with staff and owners. This morning he was giving the pigeons a ride!!

Oh how we love this horse!

Tomorrow he will be cheering along Hoof It, Perfect Pasture and Hoofalong in the Gold and Silver Cups.

Free rides for the chickens too if we have a winner.

Photo by Mark Cobb

Thursday 15 September 2016
I'm having a grand ol' time up here!

Everyone's favourite pin-up boy, kindly form a queue for photos ladies. Take That Direction or whatever they're called could learn a few things here.

At the Ayr Western Meeting 2016 where we have plenty of runners including Hoof It and Perfect Pasture in Saturday's Gold Cup.

Move along, next please.

Photo by Steph

Wednesday 07 September 2016
I Am The Boss

These braces don't tell lies. I am the boss!

Staff in photograph: Michael Easterby

Thursday 11 August 2016
Ride Me I'm the Rodeo

Its that time of year, and the yearlings are coming in from the fields.

The pit looks like a rodeo and everyone has their hands full.

See the full video here

Staff in photograph: Craig Lidster

Thursday 11 August 2016
No Jacket Required

Apologies to Phil Collins.

Hoofalong has decided he really doesn't want to wear a rug today.

Photo by Joanna Mason

Monday 01 August 2016
Hoof It finds something amusing

Hoof It is having a good giggle about something!

Probably Jim McGrath on Channel 4 Racing saying that it wouldn't be his day at Goodwood on Saturday!

Sunday 10 July 2016
Watch Out Lee Westwood

After playing a round of golf with me stick I think its time to give Lee Westwood a lesson or two.

I am available at cheap rates for an hour's tuition.

Bring your own stick.

Staff in photograph: Michael Easterby

Thursday 30 June 2016
Anyone Want A Job?

Space War has been let loose in the paddock and might need a bit of a clean.

Bagsy not me.

Photo by Joanna Mason

Friday 20 May 2016
Now Vet's Magic

Happy with the vet today, he cured me a lame horse.

Good lad that one.

Staff in photograph: Michael Easterby

Thursday 31 March 2016
85 Today

Happy Birthday to Me, Happy Birthday to Me....

Staff in photograph: Michael Easterby

Wednesday 28 October 2015
Tattersalls Sales 2015

A busy day at Tattersalls Sales, October 2015. Brought home some good yearlings, including Carlton Frankie!

Staff in photograph: Michael Easterby

Saturday 17 October 2015
Anyone know what's running today?

Albert destroys the day's Racing Post.

Good thing they're online these days too.

Staff in photograph: David Easterby Albert Easterby

Wednesday 16 September 2015

Patsie has plans for a day out, already packed and ready to go.

Staff in photograph: Patsie

Tuesday 08 September 2015
Golf Lessons

I taught this boy all he knows.

Giving Lee Westwood a golf lesson, see if he can perfect the Easterby swing.

Staff in photograph: Michael Easterby

Friday 10 July 2015
Still Got It

Oh yes I have indeed, York Races 2015

Staff in photograph: Michael Easterby

Tuesday 31 March 2015
Party On

Not a lot to say here, the pictures tell it all.

Staff in photograph: Michael Easterby

Sunday 01 March 2015
Hat Swap

Swapping head gear with Lord Yarborough at Brocklesby point to point.

Staff in photograph: Michael Easterby

Saturday 14 February 2015
Be My Valentine

Valentine's Day, always get plenty of attention.

Staff in photograph: Michael Easterby

Saturday 13 December 2014
Comparing Bumps

Steph was expecting Albert, not sure when my twins are due.

Staff in photograph: Michael Easterby Steph Easterby

Thursday 09 March 2006
Best Turned Out

The perks of being a racehorse trainer! Meeting Miss England and Miss York at Sheep Close Farm.

Even put on me best shirt and wellies.

Staff in photograph: Michael Easterby

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