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6th February 2016

Plus 8 and pouring with rain when driving in. A very wet day on the cards.

You certainly would not have raced here today..

We worked By The Boardwalk, Darna, Cracked Rear View, Net Work Rouge, Forgotten Hero, Royal Supremo, Lady Of Llanarmon, Taras Rainbow, Silver Eagle, Mor Brook, Viaduct Jack, Kalanisi Glen, Dueling Banjos, Twelve Roses, Silver Kayf, Widow On The Run, Ascotdeux Nellerie, Texas Forever, My Cousin Rachel, Faerie Reel, Boy In A Bentley, Trojan Star, The Flemensfirth Gelding, Our Belle Aimie, Sunblazer, Monkhouse, Sonneofpresenting, Fizzy Dancer, The Last Samuri and Laval Noir.. All the rest cantered. A video of this morning's work can be seen here.

John Donovan & Jacqui Marley called in second lot to see their KBRP horse Silver Kayf

Dave Marland, Lesley and Michael Williams and John and Sheridan Roberts were here for 'a morning on the gallops and breakfast' as booked through CD Tours.

David & Carol Crompton called in third lot to see their KBRP horse Nam Hai.

Last night we had supper in the Kings Head with Oli and Panda Christie, Rory Sweet (part owner of Coneygree) and others..

Tomorrow looks a busy day with 30 members of the GSTTKPA Charity Partnership calling in late morning to see their two horses Magic Money and King Simba. We are then all decamping from Thorndale and lunching at The Wheatsheaf. Henry Kimbell, who fronts the charity partnership will I am sure say a few words after lunch?

We have one runner over the weekend and that is Charbel at Musselburgh tomorrow. For my thoughts please click here.

Sue Stanley sent this one over..

A FIREMAN came home from work one day and told his wife, "You know, we have a wonderful system at the fire station: BELL 1 rings and we all put on our jackets, BELL 2 rings and we all slide down the pole, BELL 3 rings and we're on the fire truck ready to go.

"From now on when I say BELL 1.. I want you to strip naked.

When I say BELL 2.. I want you to jump in bed.

And when I say BELL 3.. We are going to make love all night. "

The next night he came home from work and yelled

" BELL 1!" The wife promptly took all her clothes off.

When he yelled "BELL 2!", the wife jumped into bed.

When he yelled " BELL 3!", they began making love.

After a few minutes the wife yelled "BELL 4!"

"What the hell is BELL 4?" asked the husband