Baileys Blog Search

8th May 2019

Plus 7 and raining when driving in. Welcome rain too.

It was a very good run but another bloody second!. Ayr a long way to go.

Commodore Barry jumped off in front and was only headed after the last. In front too long?

The two horses were evenly matched and the winner Get Out The Gate beat Commodore Barry by a neck.. they last met two years ago in an Irish point to point when the result was the same, but the margin then was 6 lengths.

Peter Kerr went to Ayr, by train..

I was not there.. Instead I spent a part of yesterday afternoon with Martin Jones looking at the youngsters he is currently being broken in. Martin and his team really do a great job.

David Bass was in this morning. We worked a couple and jumped Fubar, Thibault, Doctor Haze, Silver Kayf, Early Learner and Masteen.

Graham Potts our vet was in this morning.. he was at Badminton all last week on duty.

We have just the one runner today at Newton Abbot and for my thoughts on Thumb Stones Blue’s chances please click here.

Pat Smullen the 9 times Irish Champion flat jockey has announced his retirement from the saddle. His story is inspirational and click here to read.

Pat now heads to Chester today to help out on ITV Racing.. Chester this week is always one of racings good meetings..

In a train from Milton Keynes to Ayr, an American was berating the Englishman sitting across from him in the compartment ...

"The trouble with you English is that you are too stuffy ...You set yourselves apart too much. You think your stiff upper lip makes you above the rest of us.

Look at me: I'm me!  I have a little Italian in me, a bit of Greek blood, a little Irish and some Spanish blood.

What do you say to that?"

The Englishman lowered his newspaper and replied, "How very sporting of your mother."

Happy birthday to one of my owners .....