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11th November 2020
Plus 10 and dry when driving in.
Getaweapon won her first hurdle start at Hereford yesterday.
John Perriss’s mare jumped well and was almost never headed..She would prefer softer ground but it was a pleasing start.
Second in her bumper at Ffos las and then her win yesterday. A good start to her career of this lovely looking mare who we bought from Ed Bailey and Chris Barber after she won a point to point bumper.
Hereford tried to make us all feel welcome but frankly it was pretty soulless.. John celebrating his winning with a cup of coffee .. now that’s a first!
Our other two runners on the day did not fare so well.. Neither Adjourned or Inawhilecrocodile performed as they should..
All runners are ok this morning.
I called in to see David Manley after racing.. David is an very old friend, not in age but in the time we have known each other.. Sad times for David who lost his wife Erica on the 31st October.....Busy times for The Candle Company to keep him occupied...
Wednesday morning and no David Bass. He is in Scotland..
Ciaran Gethings here for one lot before heading to Wales. Harry Beswick was here for a bit longer.
Humbling'. Joshua Dyer's emotional Remembrance Day poem..
One Thousand Men Are Walking
One thousand men are walking
Walking side by side
Singing songs from home
The spirit as their guide
they walk toward the light milord
they walk towards the sun
they smoke and laugh and smile together
no foes to outrun
these men live on forever
in the hearts of those they saved
a nation truly grateful
for the path of peace they paved
they march as friends and comrades
but they do not march for war
step closer to salvation
a tranquil steady corps
the meadows lit with golden beams
a beacon for the brave
the emerald grass untrampled
a reward for what they gave
they dream of those they left behind
and know they dream of them
forever in those poppy fields
there walks one thousand men