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12th October 2021

Plus 6 and dry when driving in.

Racing mourns the death of Trevor Hemmings.

Trevor loved his racing and was a hugely successful owner.. he put a vast amount back into racing and was a incredibly popular man.. Racing and his many friends will certainly miss him.. This was an interview he did with Nick Luck..

No jockeys today as David Bass is having a lie in having been here yesterday.

Tattaersalls Book 2 sale started yesterday and trade was very strong

During what would be our breakfast break I was asked by Emma Briggs to do a zoom call/lecture to all her students..Talking about my life in racing and what we do etc..

Emma is HE Lecturer Equine Science and Thoroughbred Management  at AWC

Graham Potts our vet was in for his Tuesday visit..

This weeks movers and shakers in the BHA handicap charts were..Ajero down 2 to 137 Does He Know up 5 to 147, Gerard Mentor up 1 to 88, Shantou Express down 5 to 135 while Diamond Gait is rehandicapped over hurdles at 120.

Prize money is a big issue in this country and on that note I see that Philip Hobbs is planning on sending his decent staying hurdler Thyme Hill to France for a crack at the Grade 1 Grand Prix d'Automne on November 6, a race won by Reve De Sivola, Zarkandar and Thousand Stars between 2013 and 2015 and worth €157,500 (£133,632) to the winner.

Thyme Hill's UK alternatives are..The bet365 Hurdle, registered as the West Yorkshire Hurdle, at Wetherby on October 30 offers £28,475 to the winner, while Newbury's Ladbrokes Long Distance Hurdle, which Thyme Hill made a successful reappearance in last year, has a first prize of £34,170.

It is on that happy note that we have one runner today at Huntingdon for £4,085.. I Spy A Diva heads there and for my thoughts please click here.

A hotel guest calls the front desk and the clerk answers, “May I help you sir?

The man says, “Yes, I’m in room 858. You need to send someone to my room immediately.

I’m having an argument with my wife and she says she’s going to jump out of the window.”

The desk clerk says, “I’m sorry sir, but that’s a personal matter.”

The man replies, “Listen, you idiot.

The window won’t open.. and that’s clearly a maintenance issue.”