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5th September 2016

Plus 13 and raining when driving in.

It rained on Saturday all day and it is raining this morning. Yesterday it was fine..How bloody lucky am I.?

Our annual Owners Open day went off without any hitches.

The horses on the whole paraded well, although it was very noticeable that the day was a couple of weeks early as some of the horses were rather fresh.

We always step up the horses work load this coming week so by the time we normally have our open day the horses are less fresh and their extra work has taken just a little of that naughty edge off them.

We succeeded by not having anybody kicked, no horse got loose and the staff and home team were brilliant. Both horse and staff were well turned out and looked happy.

All our owners also looked to have enjoyed their day at Thorndale; the food was eaten and plenty was drunk. It was not too difficult to guess who was going to be the last to leave; it was  toss up between the Perriss’s or the Steer-Fowlers.. The latter won! ..Just..

An Open Day should be fun and that is what we try hard to do here.. Give our owners fun. Anyway thanks to all for coming, supporting and enjoying. Thanks also to all my team for all their hard work.. It was fully appreciated.

A big thanks to David Morgan for the excellent food. Michael Storey for the wine. Mudway Marquees for the roof over our heads, Nick Jones for the barriers and Barry for the sound system which worked perfectly.

The downside of my weekend was having to unblock the loos in the thats another story..

That is an other open day over and 10 years ago this week we moved here from Preston Capes with 28 horses. Thorndale has been good for us, but my time does fly when you are having fun.

Having Fun is what TNDGB has had this weeekend.. Well done him for winning in Turkey with Belgium Bill..

As mentioned on Saturday we have a new owner of the month.. worth a read .. John and Penny Perriss.

I love mowing the lawn as I find it very therapeutic....anyway this true story made me laugh..

Shortly after joining the PGA tour in 1965, Lee Trevino, a professional golfer & married man, was at home in Dallas Texas mowing his front lawn.

A lady driving by in a big shiny Cadillac stopped in front of his house, lowered the window and asked, "Excuse me, do you speak English?"

Lee responded, "Yes Ma'am, I do."

The lady then asked, "What do you charge to do yard work?"

Lee said, "Well, the lady in this house lets me sleep with her."

The lady hurriedly put the car into gear and sped off