For horse racing followers, regulars of the Swan have formed two separate horse owning syndicates.
Both horses are trained by Neil Mulholland, checkout his website:
Perfect Timing (Pete)

Just an update on his recent brilliant form.
Pete, as his known up at Neil McHolland's stables finished the 2016/17 season with a fine 12 length win at Nottingham.
Unfortunately he picked up a very bad gash on his off hind leg, and it was so bad we thought it might end his racing career.
He was boxed up in the stable for four weeks and we were delighted when he made a full recovery.
This season he has been in the form of his life, helped by the training skills and the fantastic care and attention he has received.
Shannon - his work rider - has won his last two races at Plumpton, that makes it 3 wins in a row - fantastic
We can only hope he keeps well and safe in the future and continues his good form
Thanks to all the staff at Neil's stables

Gerry and the team
Leave It Be wins the 1.45 at Newbury - Sat 28 Feb 2015
Leave It Be and Geraghty shines at Newbury

A review of the 1.45 at Newbury as Barry Geraghty and Leave It Be won the opener.
Barry Geraghty was seen at his forceful best to drive home Leave It Be to victory in the Betfair Supporting Greatwood Veterans' Handicap Hurdle.
The Neil Mulholland-trained 8-1 shot looked to be in trouble as the field turned for home in the two-mile-five-furlong contest.
However, the eight-year-old, wearing a first-time hood, stayed on in game fashion up the home straight before taking the lead over the last and galloping on to score by four and a half lengths.
Mulholland said: "He had two nice runs, to be fair, and we hoped that the step up in trip would help, the way he galloped on at Chepstow.
"He came out of the Chepstow race well. The boys (owners) were keen to come here. They went a nice gallop and that helped him settle better.
"He was a bit keen in his novice races and they went that gear quicker."

Lennie (nickname) ran a terrific first race first time out to finish 2nd to a top class horse Dr Harper who went on to win at Aintree. 2nd of 18 and ridden by Brendan Powell he was put in to have a quiet introduction but exceeded all expectations with his performance.
Unluckily he injured himself not long after and had to have an operation. Everything went well and his training programme is now stepping up, his first race should be around the start of 2015, novice hurdles to begin with - as with Perfect timing we are very excited about his future
Quiet temperament, very pro like
Form guide click here

Update Dec 2014:
The good news from the stable is that Lennie has had his training programme stepped up. He has been scheduled for hurdles and the trainers very pleased with him. He will be entered at Exeter on New years Day in a novice hurdles. He looks extremely well, so fingers crossed everything keeps going well. We will keep you in touch!
Update Aug 2015:
Lennie back in training for a month and working well.  Can't wait when he returns to action in about 6 weeks time.

Won 15.40 at Newton Abbott 21 May 2014 at 5-1.

Form guide click here

Pete (nickname) very unlucky not to have picked up a few more 1st prizes during 2014.
Has a big heart, gives all, likes to lead up, needs good to firm ground, and a trip of 2 to 3 miles over fences - very exciting jumper. We are quietly confident he will do himself proud during the 2015 season. Will not race until Spring 2015 - has earned a nice rest until then.
Update Dec 2014:
Pete is still on his winter break, Neil (trainer) is also pleased with him. Happily all the little niggles he picked up in the Autumn are cleared up so he will be fighting fit in the Spring.
He is an exciting jumper to watch and has a big heart

Update Aug 2015:
Having won a grade 3 at Market Raisen on July 5th he was at the same course in a grade 1 race where it was frustrating he could not run his own race. Off to a flying start the race had to be re-started and Pete never really recovered from this.  He's working well in training and will be back out at Newton Abbott on 22nd August.

On the gallops (19 Oct)
Perfect Timing (Pete)
Pleased to let you know he's hopefully running at
Cheltenham on Friday 23rd October 2015 17.05 - the best National Hunt course in the world, a dream come true, We're also lucky enough to have ride for us Mr. S Waley-Cohen probably the best amateur jockey in the UK.
He's won a Gold Cup and rode countless big National Hunt winners. This is thanks to our trainer Neil Mulholland who does a great job for us.
Pete's very well and fit and I'm sure horse and jockey will enjoy the day. Just hope they get both home safe and sound

Don't drop me in (19 Oct)
Came second in the 2.40 at Carlisle on Oct 15 2015
A really lovely good-looking horse - 5 year old novice hurdler, ran a very pleasing first race at Carlisle for us finishing second to a very useful horse with a little more experience than ours.
He would have gained more experience from this race which will stand him in good stead for the future
Neil Feihly gave him a good ride (he's one of the best jockeys in the country), again we are lucky.
Racing again hopefully in about 3 weeks - will let you know when.
Leave it Be (Lennie)
Possibly retired now - a big loss to all the boys.
Memories will last a lifetime, not to be forgotten.
Thanks to Neil and all his team - brilliant - the boys!


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