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3rd January 2024

Plus 7 and you guessed it, raining when driving in...

That was a pretty torrid day yesterday. We had 20mm of rain between 7am and 4pm and then mid afternoon the wind was strong enough to knock down ivy covered trees onto locals roads, blocking them..We had no power for about 8 hours..

You really do have to feel sorry for Fakenham Racecourse.. they are plagued with disasters..

Yesterday they had to abandon their card just before the first race as the ambulances were unable to drive round the inside of the racecourse..

David Hunter, clerk of the course at Fakenham, said: "I'm sorry to say we have had to call off the meeting as the medical team were concerned that the conditions were such that the emergency vehicles would not be able to get to a stricken jockey within a minute, which is stipulated by the BHA. Our senior medical officer had a meeting with the BHA senior medical officer, which was attended by me, and we had to call the meeting off.

"We take welfare very seriously and we thought it would be unprofessional and inappropriate to go ahead given the weather forecast. There will be an opportunity for a full refund."

Back to today..

David Bass and Ciaran Gethings were in to ride out..

We jumped Mr Grey Sky and Hurlerontheditch

Marty, Nick and Sydney Byrd were here for a morning on the gallops and breakfast.

Keith and Liz Ellis called in to see their horses Behind The Veil and Thruthelookinglass..

We have no runners today and it is increasingly likely that we will not have any tomorrow as Hereford, (who has to be the driest racecourse in the country), has a stream/river running through their car park and it has burst its banks!.. 9 am inspection..

Then to cap it all Chepstow are inspecting mid day today for their Sunday Meeting..They have had 36mm in last 24hrs..Total of 108mm since 27th..That report was at 11 yesterday morning so they have had even more since..

A woman comes home and tells her husband, "Remember those headaches I've been having all these years? Well, they're gone." "No more headaches?" the husband asks, "What happened?"

His wife replies, Margie referred me to a hypnotist. He told me to stand in front of a mirror, stare at myself and repeat... "I do not have a Headache. I do not have a Headache. I do not have a Headache. It worked! The headaches are all gone."

The husband replies, "Well, that is wonderful."

His wife then says, "You know, you haven't been exactly a ball of fire in the bedroom these last few years. Why don't you go see the hypnotist and see if he can do anything for that?"

The husband agrees to try it. Following his appointment, the husband comes home, rips off his clothes, picks up his wife and carries her into the bedroom. He puts her on the bed and says, "Don't move, I'll be right back." He goes into the bathroom and comes back a few minutes later, jumps into bed and makes passionate love to his wife like never before.

His wife says, "Boy, that was wonderful!"

The husband says, "Don't move! I'll be right back." He goes back into the bathroom, comes back and round two was even better than the first. The wife sits up and her head is spinning. Her husband again says, "Don't move, I'll be right back."

With that, he goes back into the bathroom. This time, his wife quietly follows him and there, in front of the bathroom mirror, she sees him saying,"She's not my Wife. She's not my Wife. She's not my Wife..."

His funeral service will be held on Saturday..