We have some sad and emotional news to report from the past week as we have sadly had to retire the mighty Bigmartre.
A tendon injury from which thankfully he will recover but at 10 years young we couldn’t ask him to come back and race again. He has always given everything in his races, acquiring a strong fan club through the many years he has been with us at Hill Barn.
With him there are so many happy memories and great days including when winning The Fulke Walwyn Trophy at Newbury at the Hennessy meeting, flying to Grade 2 victory up at Ayr, winning a competitive handicap hurdle at Kempton over Christmas, a spin round the Grand National fences in the Topham and not forgetting his fabulous victory up at Perth. Thankyou for the memories ‘BigM’ and happy retirement.
A huge thankyou must also go out to his proud owner Phil Dixon for his patience and support, we have loved every minute of his journey with you and your family! The most incredible horse who scaled the heights and made dreams come true.