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7th July 2021

Plus 14 and dry this morning, not for long though!

I am thinking that those lovely two weeks we enjoyed in June were our official summer as the rain just keeps on coming. 

It's work day wednesday, nothing to work though....... . You will have seen a few came in from the fields and yesterday it was Hebe and Ben's jobs to get back on them - I always hated this time of the year when I used to ride out, fresh horses are not for me. 

Matt did mention that he thought about coming out of retirement this year......... I am sure the moment will be captured by Kim's camera if he does!

With Boris' news I am happy to say that we will be doing an Owners Day at the yard this year - keep an eye on your inboxes for a Save the Date email.

We will also be opening our yard in September to celebrate National Racehorse Week - we plan to offer a different kind of experience by opening our doors one evening stables so that people can experience a behind the scenes tour of what happens on a day to day basis in a Horse Racing Yard - you can sign up through the above link to see which yards are opening in your area.

Such sad news echoed across in the industry yesterday.

Here are your five trivia questions for today......... I'll put the answers and five more up tomorrow

1. In 1986, Richard Dunwoody won his first of two Grand Nationals. Which horse carried him to victory?

 West Tip
 Desert Orchid
 Charter Party
2. Lester Piggott is regarded as one of Britain's best jockeys of the 20th century. How many times did he ride over 200 winners in a single season?

3. Which of the five 'classics' of British horse racing is the last one to be run each year, the 2000 Guineas being the first?

 St. Leger
 The Derby
 1000 Guineas
 The Oaks
4. In April 2008, the first new British race course for 80 years held its inaugural meeting. What was the name of this new venue?

 Great Leighs
5. The 1989 St. Leger was run at a different racecourse to its usual home. Where was it moved to?


 To finish, a very Happy Birthday to owner Norman Carter