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5th November 2016
Plus 4 and dry when leaving for Birmingham Airport.
Down Royal here we come..
My first runner in Northern Ireland and probably a first for David Bass too.
While I am away Mat will be entertaining John Perriss who has decided to make the best of my absence to see his and Penny’s horses.. Some planning going on behind the scenes? Rain Gods needed..
Tom Bellamy was in to ride out a couple of lots; we worked a few and jumped Texas Forever again..
Talking jockeys.. please spare a thought for Freddie Tylicki who was one of the four jockeys in that horrific fall at Kempton on Monday. The latest news on poor Freddie is not good.. Racings feels for this talented young man and his family.
We only have the one runner all weekend and that is as you know The Last Samuri. For my thoughts on his chances please click here.
A judge was interviewing a South Carolina woman regarding her pending divorce and asks, "What are the grounds for your divorce?"
"About four acres and a nice little home in the middle of the property with a stream running by."
"No," he said, "I mean what is the foundation of this case?"
"It is made of concrete, brick, and mortar," she responded.
"I mean," he continued, "what are your relations like?"
"I have an aunt and uncle and 12 cousins living here in town, as well as my husband's parents."
The judge took a deep breath and asked, "Do you have a real grudge?"
"No, we have a two-car carport and have never really needed one cuz we don't have a car."
"Please," he tried again, "is there any infidelity in your marriage?"
"Yes, both my son and daughter have stereo sets. We don't necessarily like the music - all that hip hop and rap trap - but we can't seem to do anything about it."
"Ma'am, does your husband ever beat you up?"
"Yes, he gets up every morning before I do and makes the coffee."
The judge asked, "Is your husband a nagger?"
"Oh, hell no, he's as white as you and me!"
Finally, in frustration, the judge asked, "Lady, why in hell do you want a divorce?
"Oh, I don't want a divorce," she replied. "I've never wanted a divorce, my husband does. The damn fool says he can't communicate with me."
I am looking forward to see my old mate Michael Stroud today at the races.. we bought many horses together some years ago..
Have a good weekend and see you Monday