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6th September 2106
Plus 18 and dry when driving in.. That must be a record temperature for this summer at 5.45am..
Muggy and almost uncomfortable?
I see in today Racing Post that Sam Morshead was at Perth races yesterday signing copies of his book ‘Racing Through Life.. A Jump Jockeys tale’. You too can buy a copy through the Racing Post shop.
Tom Bellamy was in for a couple of lots.
I left after first lot to drive to Norfolk to attend a service of thanksgiving for Major Richard Wilson at St Peters Church Shropham. The service is at 2.30. Richard was an owner with me for many years and a huge supporter. I am reading Racing Through My Eyes by Henry Birtles.
Graham Potts our vet was in for his weekly visit
This weeks movers and shakers in the handicap charts will be few if any. Sunblazer went down 1 to 89 on his flat rating. Patsys Castle now has a rating over hurdles of 105.
I have used this one before but it still made me chuckle as it might for the Member of Parliament for Leicester East.
On a golf tour in Ireland, Tiger Woods drives his Mercedes into a petrol station in a remote part of the Irish countryside.
The pump attendant who knows absolutely nothing about golf, greets him in a typical Irish manner completely unaware of who the golfing pro is.
"Top of the mornin' toyer, sir" says the attendant.
Tiger nods a quick "hello" and bends forward to pick up the nozzle. As he does so, two tees fall out of his shirt pocket onto the ground.
"What are those?, asks the attendant.
"They're called tees" replies Tiger.
"Well, what on this god's earth are dey for?"? Inquires the Irishman.
"They're for resting my balls on when I'm driving", says Tiger.
"Fookin eck", says the Irishman, "Mercedes thinks of everything!".
To finish.. A very happy Birthday to my brother in law Peter Mordaunt.