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13th January 2021

Plus 5 and raining when driving in.

David Bass, Ciaran Gethings, Chester Williams and Harry Beswick were all in this morning.

We worked a few and jumped Happygolucky, Another Venture and In A While Crocodile...First Lot 

I am trying not to be obituary column but it seems to coming rather prominent on here.....

Prince Khalid Abdullah, owner and breeder of dual Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Enable and the great Frankel passed away yesterday..

What a huge influence he has been on British racing and the worlds racing. The likes of him will not be seen again as his breeding empire surpassed all..

The big worry is who is going to take over his mantle and carry his legacy forward.

Other racing news.. It looks very unlikely that there will be any English runners at the Dublin Racing Festival..Hardly surprising, but a shame all the same..

We have three runners today. Chazza and Miss Gemstone head to Leicester while Blazon goes to Kempton on the all-weather this evening.. For my thought on their chances please click here.

It was a relief when The Smarterweb Company who designed and host my web site sorted the photo problem out yesterday afternoon.. a new format for me and slightly slower one unfortunately.. But what is a story without pictures? I tried last night to give you a day at Thorndale..

Understanding Engineers One:

Two engineering students were walking across a university campus when one said, "Where did you get such a great bike?" 

The second engineer replied, "Well, I was walking along yesterday, minding my own business, when a beautiful woman rode up on this bike, threw it to the ground, took off all her clothes and said, "Take what you want." 

The first engineer nodded approvingly and said, "Good choice; the clothes probably wouldn't have fit you anyway." 

Understanding Engineers Two 

To the optimist, the glass is half-full. 

To the pessimist, the glass is half-empty. 

To the engineer, the glass is twice as big as it needs to be. 

Todays non virus video nasty..