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3rd February 2021
Plus 5 and dry when driving in. A further 10 mm of rain overnight..
Adjourned predictably found a mile far too short for him..One more race for him, which could be next week.. while we can find novice races..
Captain Tom.. He was a true beacon of what is all so good about our country.. He raised fortunes and brought smiles and tears to our lives.. for all the right reasons.. RIP Captain Sir Tom Moore
Wednesday and David Bass, Chester Williams and Harry Beswick were in to ride out.
Very few horses to work and hence no videos this morning.
Di and her team do a fabulous job and what they do really does make our job of finding homes for our retired racehorses so much easier…
It was also good to speak to her husband David.. David has stopped training so I have not seen him for a while.. lockdown means I won't for a while either, but all the same it was good to catch up.
Excellent article in yesterdays Racing Post on David Bass.. sadly the RP put it to members only so most could not read it.. unless you bought a copy..Maddie has come to the rescue and photographed it.. So if you click on David Bass article you will be able to read it
I called in on Charlie and Francesca Poste late morning to see what horses they have for sale..
David Duber from Stoke sent me this poem
Let me introduce you to a gentleman
Who lost his life today
a hero, a soldier, a fighter
with a heart bigger than I can say
Captain Sir Thomas Moore
You really did us proud
99 years old, you chose to walk
You gathered quite a crowd
You were followed by the tv
You were followed in the news
You walked around your garden
You walked miles in your shoes
By the time you reached 100
Your honour was in sight
You smashed your £1000 target
And HRH made you a knight
A title you deserved
So much money you had raised
The donations just kept rolling in
You made millions in days
For the NHS you wanted funds
And the public were behind you
You didn’t just smash a million
But you raised over thirty two
Almost thirty three million pounds
I was so proud, it made me cry
You were so very humbled
You loved your spitfire fly by
The whole world was watching
As you did every garden lap
The whole world is now mourning
You simply were a lovely chap
Thank you Captain Sir Tom
We all thank you a lot
We will all salute you
And you’ll never be forgot
In memory of Captain Sir Thomas Moore 1920-2021