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9th December 2022

Minus 1 and dry when driving in.

Predictably the cross country race at Cheltenham has been called off today and they are inspecting early this morning to see if racing can go ahead.. The whole course is covered..

Bangor and Doncaster both inspecting..We have runners at all three..Bangor OFF.. Cheltenham ON. Doncaster ON

A different sort of obituary today.. Kayf Tara died yesterday.. there will a huge number of sad breeder and his offspring.. KT really was some successful stallion.

Sally Hancock was here second lot with Petr Kvas and Lenka Uskobova who are representatives of the Crystal Cup.. There were over for today Cross Country race.. probably off shopping now!

Talking shopping.. There is a Tattersalls sale after racing at Cheltenham tonight..

Phil Case was also here third to see his KBRS horses Lets Go Amigo, Parc d’Amour, Percy Veering and Fair Frontieres.. Phil brought a couple of mates along, plus a bottle of Champagne.. celebrating his 70th birthday.. What better place to celebrate from than Thorndale on a bright cold sunny day.

Anyway if racing goes ahead we have three runners. Starvoski at Bangor, Rockys Treasure at Doncaster and Shantou Express at Cheltenham and for my thoughts please click here.

John Cootes sent me a message to let me know that he staying in the Findon Manor Hotel.. all the rooms are named after famous racehorses..What A Myth, Ginevra, Harry Hotspur and he is staying in the Aldaniti room..

England are batting in the second Test in Pakistan.

An elderly woman had just returned to her home from an evening of religious service when she was startled by an intruder.

As she caught the man in the act of robbing her home of its valuables, she yelled, 'Stop -Acts 2:38!' (..turn from your sin...).

The burglar stopped dead in his tracks.

The woman calmly called the police and explained what she had done.

As the officer cuffed the man to take him in, he asked the burglar, 'Why did you just stand there? All she did was yell a scripture to you.'

'Scripture?' replied the burglar, 'She said she had an AXE and two 38's!'

To finish..Enjoy your birthday Phil..