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6th October 2023

Plus 13 and dry when driving in.

That was a good day at Warwick yesterday.

Colliers sponsored yes, but our hosts John Webber and Richard Sheppard really did look after us well.

Their day started with Roger Hart talking their guests through the card and potential winners, but Roger could not resist giving me the annual jip..That was nothing to what he did to our hosts.. plenty about their jokes (John and Richard both hosted a blog) on my web site while I was away…. All in jest and all making for a fun day at the races.

Good to see Christopher and Fran Marriott at lunch, Mat sat between them..I sat between John Webber and David Lenehan.. David who hails from Dublin and has had, and still does have horses in training with Gordon Elliot.. anyway was 'mildly' horrified by our prize money levels!.. Aren’t we all David?

Lets talk cricket for a moment.. Not a good start for England who were hammered by New Zealand..

Friday morning brought Colin Sewter for a first visit to Thorndale.

Racing news.. More fancy prices at Tattersalls Book One and sadly it has been announced that Westover has been retired after sustaining an injury in last weekend’s Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

We had a vet visit this morning.. the usual Friday one..

The Cheltenham Literature Festival starts today..

A very cranky old woman was arrested for shoplifting at a grocery store. She gave everyone a hard time, from the store manager to the security guard to the arresting officer who took her away.

She complained and criticized everything and everyone throughout the process. 

When she appeared before the judge, the judge asked her what she had stolen from the store.

The lady defiantly replied, "Just a stupid can of peaches."

The judge then asked why she had done it.

She replied, "I was hungry and forgot to bring any cash to the store."

The judge asked how many peaches were in the can.

She replied in a nasty tone, "Nine! But why do you care about that?"

The judge answered patiently, "Well, ma'am, because I'm going to give you nine days in jail -- one day for each peach."

As the judge was about to drop his gavel, the lady's long-suffering husband raised his hand slowly and asked if he might speak.

The judge said, "Yes sir, what do you have to add?"

The husband said meekly,  "Your Honor, she also stole a can of peas."