- Six horses had been evacuated from Nicholls’ Highbridge yard on Thursday evening
- The champion coach stated water was 4 ft deep within the flooded stables
- Rain has disrupted racing however competitors will happen at Nicholls’ native observe
Champion coach Paul Nicholls stated water was 4 ft deep in flooded stables as his workers scrambled to maneuver a few of his horses late on Thursday evening within the aftermath of Storm Henk.
Six horses needed to be evacuated however Nicholls stated their security was by no means below risk.
The horses needed to be moved from the Highbridge yard the place Nicholls lives. It’s a couple of mile away from Nicholls’ major secure within the Somerset village of Ditcheat.
Nicholls stated: ‘We needed to transfer half a dozen horses out. I’ve by no means seen rain prefer it yesterday. There was a lot water. The close by river burst its banks after which all of it flooded again to the underside yard close to my home.
‘It was about 4 ft deep in a few of the packing containers. There have been mats, buckets and shavings floating all over the place. I might see it was getting worse by the night but it surely all occurred about 10.30pm.
Nicholls’ assistant Charlie Davies posted footage of the horses being led to security
Champion coach Paul Nicholls stated the water was 4 ft deep within the flooded stables
Six horses needed to be evacuated however Nicholls stated their security was by no means below risk
‘The village was just about reduce off so there was solely (head lad) Clifford (Baker) and my major workforce who went down there however they rapidly sorted all of it out.
‘The horses had been by no means in misery however they appeared a multitude splashing within the water. There was no manner we might depart them there in a single day so we moved them to a spare yard we’ve down the street.
‘This morning all of the water had gone so we’ve cleaned every thing up and put in contemporary bedding and they’re again of their packing containers already.’
Nicholls’ assistant Charlie Davies posted footage of the horses being led to security late on Thursday evening within the floodwater.
‘The heavy rain induced a number of points final evening in Ditcheat. 9.30 pm we needed to evacuate 6 horses from our Highbridge yard,’ Davies wrote.
‘Fortunately all of the horses are good this morning, the gallops dealt with the rain properly and we had been capable of train all of the horses as normal.’
Nicholls stated all of the water had gone from the stables this morning permitting them to scrub up
The racing programme has been disrupted by Storm Henk, with Worcester among the many racecourses to have been flooded resulting from heavy rain
The heavy rain has disrupted the racing programme however mockingly Wincanton, Nicholls’ native observe, has survived and is because of type the centrepiece of Saturday’s ITV protection.
Nicholls added: ‘Funnily sufficient, there was a lot rain and it was so intense that it washes straight off and doesn’t get an opportunity to soak in. At the moment is an attractive day so it doesn’t shock me they’re racing.’
Saturday’s fixture at Sandown and Sunday’s card at Chepstow have been deserted whereas each Stratford and Worcester racecourses are flooded. Subsequent Friday’s assembly at Huntingdon is already doubtful with components of the observe below water.