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3rd September 2015

Plus 9 and dry when driving in.

Conditional jockey Conor Shoemark was in for a couple of lots this morning.

Thursday is our easy day and it was for those who worked yesterday although the others did what they have been doing daily.

Lizzie Wills was here second lot to see her two horses Un Ace and Fizzy Dancer.

Lizzie is a member of the Ace In The pack Partnership and The A&R Racing Club.

Edward Cookson who was in jovial form this morning asked how long before we saw David Bass do this?

Don't we all love going to the dentist…

When I finally made it out of that chair yesterday I decided it was an ideal opportunity to pass through Stratford on the way home and call in to see Bandon Roc at Aiden Murphy’s. Bandon Roc heads here next week.

I never mind being asked to something at the last minute.. Better to be asked late than not at all?

Charles Murphy (no relation to Aiden) of wine merchants Haynes Hanson and Clark rang while I was on my way back from Aiden’s to ask if I would like to join him at a Pomerol wine tasting being held last night at The Old Butchers as somebody had dropped out..Why not..

Clare and I joined about 30 others to listen to Edouard Moueix talk about his wines Chateau La Fleur-Petrus and Chateau Hosanna and taste a few of his vintages 2009 1998 and 2005 and 2000.. Tough, although we managed to enjoy it!

David Simkins of MPGC who also has a share in Fizzy Dancer sent this one over. I like the last line..

An Alabama pastor said to his congregation.

"Someone in this congregation has spread a rumour that I belong to the Ku Klux Klan. This is a horrible lie and one which a Christian community cannot tolerate. I am embarrassed and do not intend to accept this. Now, I want the party who said this to stand and ask forgiveness from God and this Christian family."

No one moved.

The preacher continued, "Do you have the nerve to face me and admit this is a falsehood? Remember, you will be forgiven and in your heart you will feel glory. Now stand and confess your transgression."

Again, all was quiet.

Then, slowly, a drop-dead gorgeous blonde with a body that would stop a runaway train rose from the third pew. Her head was bowed and her voice quivered as she spoke.

"Reverend, there has been a terrible misunderstanding. I never said you were a member of the Ku Klux Klan. I simply told a couple of my friends that you were a wizard under the sheets."

The preacher fell to his knees, his wife fainted, and the congregation roared.

Life is short. Smile while you still have teeth.