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3rd January 2017

Minus 1 and dry when driving in.

Firstly I forgot to mention that it was one of our better point to point riders Jack Jones 22nd birthday yesterday.. for yesterday..

Good to see some old non racing mates last night..David Harland, Alex Boswell, Preston Rable, Colin R-W, Ian Reid, my best man Jonathan R-K and others..

David Bass was in this morning although we were not doing a huge amount.

Graham Potts our vet was in to scope and trachea wash a few, and discuss thoughts on results.

This weeks movers in the BHA weekly handicap charts are… Boy in a Bentley down 3 to 107, By the Boardwalk down 1 to 125, Harry Topper a new mark of 144, Monkhouse down 6 to 100 and Royal Supremo has been given a mark of 115.

Darren Smith brought his two daughters along late morning to see his KBRP filly by Shirocco

We have one runner today at Bangor and for my thoughts on Ben Arthur's chances please click here.

The following more questions that were in last year's GED (grade 12 equivalent) examination (These are genuine answers).  
Q.  What happens to a boy when he reaches puberty?  
A.   He says goodbye to his boyhood and looks forward to his adultery.    

Q.  Name a major disease associated with cigarettes.  
A.   Premature death.

Q.  What is artificial insemination?  
A.   When the farmer does it to the bull instead of the cow.  

Q.  How can you delay milk turning sour?  
A.   Keep it in the cow.    (Simple, but brilliant)  

Q.  How are the main 20 parts of the body categorized (e.g. The abdomen)?    
A.  The body is consisted into 3 parts - the brainium, the borax and the abdominal cavity.  The brainium contains the brain, the borax contains the heart and lungs and the abdominal   cavity contains the five bowels:  A,E,I,O,U  

I have to admit Donald McGill had a good old sense of humour...