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7th November 2023

Plus 6 and dry when driving in...

Plumpton yesterday..

Both horses ran well. Sprucefrontiers was 4th which was a very pleasing start to his hurdling career, especially as he did not handle the tight course.. We went there hoping for soft ground, but it was amazing how it had dried up.. It was good..

Good ground certainly suited Parc d’Amour who finished second...he ran through the line, but bumped into a very well handicapped horse. Frustrating, but the tongue tie certainly helped.

The race that stops the nation. The Melbourne Cup. You have to watch..Without A Fight

Stephen and Anne-Loise Game were here second lot to see their mare Bare Assets.. Breakfast followed.

We had our usual vet visit this morning and this weeks movers and shakers in the BHA handicap charts were..Moonlighter down 2 to 121, Samatian down 1 to 84 and The Edgar Wallace went up 7 to 130.

We have 4 runners today at Warwick..Grande Escaparde, Gerard Mentor, Halligator and Percy Veering.. For my thoughts on their chances please click here.

I keep pushing the fact that if you are a racing fan Please sign this petition...Stop the implementation of betting affordability/financial risk check..Read Peter Thomas

This is a sad story

A cleaning old woman was applying for a new position.

When asked why she left her last employment, she replied,

“Yes sir, they paid good wages, but it was the most ridiculous place I ever worked. They played a game called Bridge, and last night lots of folks were there.

As I was about to bring in the refreshments, I heard a man say “Lay down and let’s see what you’ve got.”

Another man said, “I’ve got strength but no length.”

Another man said to a lady, “Take your hand off my trick.”

I pretty near dropped dead just then when the lady answered,“You jumped me twice when you didn’t have the strength for one raise.”

Another lady was talking about her protecting her honour, and two other ladies said, Now it’s time for me to play with your husband and you can play with mine.

Well, I just got my hat and coat and as I was leaving.

I hope to die if I didn’t hear someone say, “Well, I guess we’ll go home now, that was the last rubber.”