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14th September 2022

Plus 11 dry and foggy when driving in.

David Bass and Ciaran Getting’s were in this morning to ride work.

Peter Kerr also here to video the horses working. Too foggy first lot for videoing, second lot, Third Lot 

Julie Crissel and Chris Hen were here second lot to see Julie's KBRS horse Design Icon.

Peter and I attended an open morning at Overbury Stud to meet their new NH stallion..Golden Horn... Good to see Jack Hobbs too as I am a huge fan.. I have a lovely one here... for sale!!

We have had loads of you asking for a brochure.. Most were sent out this morning (second class!) so if you have not recieved yours by the weekend then let Maddie know.. in the meantime you can download a pdf of This years brochure and horses in training

The Queen's coffin has moved to London.. Racing Post's Tribute to the Queen

Floral Tribute by Simon Armitage

Evening will come, however determined the late afternoon,

Limes and oaks in their last green flush, pearled in September mist.

I have conjured a lily to light these hours, a token of thanks,

Zones and auras of soft glare framing the brilliant globes.

A promise made and kept for life — that was your gift —

Because of which, here is a gift in return, glovewort to some,

Each shining bonnet guarded by stern lance-like leaves.

The country loaded its whole self into your slender hands, Hands that can rest, now, relieved of a century’s weight.

Evening has come. Rain on the black lochs and dark Munros.

Lily of the Valley, a namesake almost, a favourite flower

Interlaced with your famous bouquets, the

Zeal and forceful grace of its lanterns, each inflorescence

A silent bell disguising a singular voice. A blurred new day

Breaks uncrowned on remote peaks and public parks, and

Everything turns on these luminous petals and deep roots,

This lily that thrives between spire and tree, whose brightness

Holds and glows beyond the life and border of its bloom.

To finish..

Happy birthday to my Lambourn secretary Jenny Winch.