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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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Tuesday 16 January 2018
Carlton Thomas

Carlton Thomas has decided he doesn't want to wear a rug today.

Photo by Katie Midgley

Tuesday 02 January 2018
What Staff Shortage?

You have all heard about the stable staff shortage.... Well the solution is obvious. Teach the osses to muck 'emselves out!

Photo by Mark Cobb

With Mark Cobb

Friday 29 December 2017
Clearing the Gallop - the A Team (Albert)

With David Easterby Albert Easterby

Thursday 28 December 2017
Hoofalong advertising Christmas Racing at Southwell

Hoofalong has been advertising Christmas and New Year racing at Southwell and will be sending in his bill shortly, payment in carrots please.

Wednesday 27 December 2017
I told you I only weighed 12 stone

...can someone check them scales doesn't say 12 stone like it should.

Photo by Mark Walford

Wednesday 27 December 2017
Alberts Back and Albert at Wetherby

Wednesday 13 December 2017
Scrub up well

No baler twine of green coats here.

Photo by David Easterby

With Michael Easterby

Thursday 30 November 2017
Teaching Harry How To Drink

Celebrating the purchase of six foals by teaching young Harry Easterby how to drink.

With Michael Easterby

Monday 20 November 2017
This chap's riding Hoof It for me next week

With Michael Easterby

Monday 20 November 2017
They're over there somewhere.....

With Michael Easterby

Monday 20 November 2017
Time for a snooze

With Michael Easterby

Monday 20 November 2017

With Michael Easterby

Monday 20 November 2017

With Michael Easterby

Monday 20 November 2017

With Michael Easterby

Monday 20 November 2017

With Michael Easterby

Monday 20 November 2017

With Michael Easterby

Sunday 19 November 2017
Me and Our Peter

I'm the stylish one on the right.

With Michael Easterby

Sunday 19 November 2017
'Bloody hell he's got me best coat on'.

A look back to Sheriff Hutton scarecrow festival 2014

With Michael Easterby

Sunday 19 November 2017
A rummage through the archives

With Michael Easterby

Sunday 19 November 2017
Stand aside Frank Sinatra

With Michael Easterby

Sunday 19 November 2017
Recognise this?

With Michael Easterby

Sunday 19 November 2017

With Michael Easterby

Sunday 19 November 2017
Two A-List Celebrities

Who is she?

With Michael Easterby

Sunday 19 November 2017
Finishing Touches

You're never properly dressed right unless you have a nice hat.

With Michael Easterby

Sunday 19 November 2017
Me Summer Look

With Michael Easterby

Saturday 18 November 2017
Over 'Ere

With Michael Easterby

Monday 06 November 2017
If The Cap Fits....

These are me pals from Kuwait who have bought a lot of horses from the yard over the years.

Photo by David Easterby

With Michael Easterby

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.

With 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.

With Michael Easterby

Wednesday 17 May 2017
Cornered by the press

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

With David Easterby Michael Easterby

Monday 24 April 2017
Better go get me running gear

Look who popped into the office this morning!

With 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

With 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 ...

With 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.

With 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!

With Dilys Sigsworth

Tuesday 07 February 2017
Country gentleman

With Michael Easterby

Friday 27 January 2017
The ladies at Lingfield Park

Joanna Mason and Katie Midgley with Heart Locket at Lingfield Park

With Katie Midgley Joanna Mason

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

I'm Not Going!

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.

Wednesday 04 January 2017
MWE Trains Good 'Orses

Graffiti with good taste!

Wednesday 04 January 2017
Field Time

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

Sunday 01 January 2017
Cold Shower!

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

With 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!

With 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.

With Michael Easterby

Friday 16 December 2016
Cold Spell

Head lad Mark Cobb is preparing for the cold spell!

With Mark Cobb

Friday 16 December 2016
Feeding Time

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

With Albert Easterby

Thursday 08 December 2016

Bowson Fred has competition in the sticking out the tongue stakes - this is Albert's Back giving him a run for his money!!

Photo by Katie Midgley

Thursday 08 December 2016
Nathan Evans and Ganbei

Serious kick back on the gallops this morning!

With 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

With 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

With 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

With 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".

With 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

With 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

With 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.

With 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.

With 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!

With 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

With 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.

With 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.

With Michael Easterby

Thursday 31 March 2016
85 Today

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

With Michael Easterby

Sunday 07 February 2016
Not the most welcome delivery from the postman.

Wednesday 28 October 2015
Tattersalls Sales 2015

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

With 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.

With David Easterby Albert Easterby

Wednesday 07 October 2015
Its time to buy some 'osses

With Michael Easterby

Wednesday 16 September 2015

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

With 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.

With Michael Easterby

Friday 10 July 2015
Still Got It

Oh yes I have indeed, York Races 2015

With Michael Easterby

Tuesday 31 March 2015
Party On

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

With Michael Easterby

Sunday 01 March 2015
Hat Swap

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

With Michael Easterby

Saturday 14 February 2015
Be My Valentine

Valentine's Day, always get plenty of attention.

With Michael Easterby

Saturday 07 February 2015
Three generations: with daughter Susan Mason and grandaughter Joanna

Saturday 13 December 2014
Comparing Bumps

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

With Michael Easterby Steph Easterby

Friday 07 February 2014
Holiday Magic

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.

With Michael Easterby

Nathan Evans set to return to the saddle
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Congratulations Jane Bedford
18 February 2018
Official Ratings: Updated 13th February
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