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7th September 2022

Plus 13 and dry when driving in.

David Bass and Ciaran Gethings were in to ride out.

John Perriss was here second lot and brought a treasured guest..David Bowles..John watched all his horses perform. John and David were joined by Louise Gaunt who was here to see her Grapevine horse Starvoski..

Peter Kerr was in this morning videoing some of the horses.. the first of the winter seasons videoing for their owners.

Did you know that the average racehorse is a 1000 pound container of bone and muscle, supported by respiratory and cardi-vascular systems..

Coming out of the starting gate, the horse will get to 40 mph in six strides. A Ferrari accelerates from standstill to 60mph in 5 and half seconds

The force on a horses front hoof is at its greatest at about 2,500 pounds as it hits the track. The force on its front cannon bone has an impact of 10,000-12,000 pounds.. The bone breaks at 18,000

A horse inhales and exhales once every stride. At 0.42 seconds per stride it completes 2 and a half breathing cycles a second.

At full gallop, the horse takes in five gallons of air a second. From that air it extracts one quart of oxygen through its lungs, transmitting that energy-fuel through its bloodstream

From rest to top speed, a horses heart rate increases by a factor of 10, a mans by only four

''So the horse that walks around, eats grass, looks at the view and gives every appearance of tranquillity was, in fact, designed by God to explode'' Dr George Pratt