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13th June 2019

Plus 9 and pouring with rain when driving in.

Rain in biblical terms. Not for over a year have I seen as much water lying around the farm and paddocks.

God I feel sorry for the poor horses on holiday.

We might go to Spain to enjoy the sun and the change, but you don’t expect to be sat out in rain. That is what is happening to my poor horses.

For the first time ever I have put rugs on some of the horses out in the fields, but the lucky ones are those who have sore feet and have had to be be brought back into the yard to have a poultice put on their feet.. they must be very thankful for the need of a blacksmith!

Another first.. we delayed riding out this morning because of the rain..

Tim Richardson is here mid morning to see his KBRP horse Pond Road.

Pond Road like most is out at grass and I just hope Tim has brought his wellies..Tim will be hoping that the old saying of ‘rain before 7 then it should be fine by 11’ is true..

The Goffs Landrover sale finished yesterday. A record sale, which is staggering.

One bloodstock agent described the sale as like watching a buying frenzy .. You might have been the last chance to buy a horse, which it was not.. The Tattersalls Derby Sale starts in two weeks time..

If Uttoxeter goes ahead tonight.. then we have one runner. Masteen runs there and for my thoughts please click here.

There is an 8 am inspection, but if they have had what we have then they have no chance..Racing off after 100mm of rain over the last few days..

Please to see Mikey Hamill rode his first winner in Ireland yesterday. Mikey is based there.. well done Mikey.

A woman's 40th birthday..

A man asked his wife what she'd like for her 40th birthday. "I'd love to be six again," she replied.

On the morning of her birthday, he got her up bright and early and off they went to a local theme park.

What a day! He put her on every ride in the park: the Death Slide, the Screaming Loop, the Wall of Fear, everything there was! Wow!

Five hours later she staggered out of the theme park, her head reeling and her stomach upside down. Right to a McDonald's they went, where her husband ordered her a Happy Meal along with extra fries and a refreshing chocolate shake.

Then, it was off to a movie - the latest Disney and what a fabulous adventure!

Finally, she wobbled home with her husband and collapsed into bed.

He leaned over and lovingly asked, "Well, dear, what was it like being six again?" One eye opened.

She replied, "You idiot, I meant my dress size."

Moral of the story : Even if the man pays full attention to what a woman says, he would still get it wrong.

On that happy note..Happy birthday to my sister Moo..