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9th November 2023
Plus 6 and raining when driving in. We have had 12mm of rain in the last 548 hours.
Poor Penny Perriss....
Penny's Hurlerontheditch was well clear when falling at the last at Warwick yesterday..
He had jumped so well and was simply skating up when he crumpled on landing at the last. He jumped the fence well, but it looks like he landed with his legs crossed..
The vets checked him over and he seemed OK .... Pleased to say that he and our other runners are all ok this morning..
The down side of his fall is that handicapper will asses as if he had won..
John Perriss’s Bobhopeornohope jumped well, but as we expected, he just got tired in the ground and was pulled up.. No disgrace and he will strip fitter and better when he sees better ground.
Behind The Veil ran very respectably and this lovely homebred mare will now go hurdling..
It was a good call by Chepstow's clerk of the course Libby O'Flaherty to allow racing to go ahead after an inspection..
Thankfully Heros de Romay won there.
Ably ridden by Gavin Sheehan this huge horse made a bad mistake 3 from home and was almost brought to a standstill so it was very encouraging to see him pick himself up and get back up to win..
Heros is a very likable horse who will be a far better chaser than hurdler, but that will be next season.. Well done to Michael and Mary Dulverton.. 2 winners for them in two days..
It was a day of what could have been, but they all ran as expected and a winner on the board is a always good news.
Thursday morning brings a day with no runners.
My best man Johnny R-K stayed last night and called up to watch second lot, followed by breakfast.
Karen Master was here third lot to see here KBRS horses Isle Of Gold, Does He Know and Zmiinny
Sad to announce that David Ratcliffe, one of our hugely supportive owners died on Saturday night.. David was involved in many KBRS horses.. firstly Vinndication and others, and currently Parc d'Amour and Isle Of Gold..
I first met David and Fran at a golf dinner sponsored and hosted by Ian Dimmer (Martin & Co) at The Celtic Manor.... They bought a morning on the gallops at the auction and then became involved.
David was a huge enthusiast and loved his racing and was a very popular member of our racing team.. He will be hugely missed.... Fran and family are coming up tomorrow to see the horses..
Also sad to read that David Brown the trainer has died.. A good trainer and a really genuine man to talk to.
We thought we might be going to have a runner in the Templar Medical "Introductory" Hurdle at Ludlow today, but Law Of Supply now runs at Exeter tomorrow....
David is also raising funds for the Injured Jockeys Fund. So, if you’re around please do come and say hello. David will be on course from 10.30 and available on 07979 755631.
Lets talk cricket.. England won a game.. against the Netherlands..Our second win!!
To finish..Tomasina Eyston who had a horrid fall in the paddock at Warwick in Halligator's race a couple of days ago.. She has broken her pelvis and vertebrae..