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6th October 2020

Plus 10 and dry when driving in.

This morning we worked Another Venture, Lord Apparelli, Subway Surf and Hes No Trouble.

Alan James was here third lot to see his KBRP horses Does He Know, Donnie Brasco, Lord Apparelli , Voyburg, Shinobi and Parc d’Amour.

Graham Griffiths.. ’Griff’ was here for a first visit to Thorndale and meet his KBRP youngster the chestnut 3 year old by Norse Dancer..out of Aoninch

Maurice Emtage the Master Saddler at Coln Saddlery was here fourth lot with Trevor Search who was the top saddle maker in his time.

This is the first of a really important three days of yearling sales held in Newmarket..Book 1

Ireland's racing has just about avoided a total disaster.. although even behind closed doors without owners is far from ideal.. I just hope sense soon prevails..

This weeks movers and shakers in the BHA handicap charts were..Blazon down 2 to 66, Commodore Barry down 1 to 132 and Chazza enters at 120.

No vet visit today.

Darren Smith sent this one over..

A man walked out to the street and caught a taxi just going by. He got into the taxi, and the cabbie said, "Perfect timing. You're just like Brian!"

Passenger: "Who?"

Cabbie: "Brian Sullivan. He's a guy who did everything right all the time. Like my coming along when you needed a cab, things happen like that to Brian Sullivan, every single time."

Passenger: "There are always a few clouds over everybody."

Cabbie: "Not Brian Sullivan. He was a terrific athlete. He could have won the Grand Slam at tennis. He could golf with the pros. He sang like an opera baritone and danced like a Broadway star and you should have heard him play the piano. He was an amazing guy."

Passenger: "Sounds like he was something really special."

Cabbie: "There's more. He had a memory like a computer. He remembered everybody's birthday. He knew all about wine, which foods to order and which fork to eat them with. He could fix anything. Not like me. I change a fuse, and the whole street blacks out. But Brian Sullivan, he could do everything right."

Passenger: "Wow. Some guy then."

Cabbie: "He always knew the quickest way to go in traffic and avoid traffic jams. Not like me, I always seem to get stuck in them. But Brian, he never made a mistake, and he really knew how to treat a woman and make her feel good. He would never answer her back even if she was in the wrong; and his clothing was always immaculate, shoes highly polished too. He was the perfect man! He never made a mistake. No one could ever measure up to Brian Sullivan."

Passenger: "An amazing fellow. How did you meet him?"

Cabbie: "Well, I never actually met Brian. He died. I'm married to his f.... widow."

Todays non virus video nasty..