We have said a couple of goodbyes this week here at Team Derbz - one happily and one less so.
Topper has been sold to a lovely home where I hope he will be spoilt rotten for the rest of his days by Gill and her family.
Our other goodbye was to Birdie, who was very sadly put down at Somerford Park yesterday due to ongoing soundness issues. We had been trying to get her in foal but her body had been telling us she wasn't comfortable enough to carry one, it just took me a while to hear what she was saying. We are very sad to lose such a sweet person and hugely talented horse.
Teddy is also currently on holiday until September so allow his feet to grow out, whilst the others have been having a summer holiday from competing until end of August.