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14th December 2021

Plus 9 and dry when driving in.

The best text of the day came from Harry saying that he was boarding his flight home from Sydney...

Bobhopeornohope had an early start to be with Laura Collett.. a bit of extra jumping practice.

Graham Potts our vet was in this morning to do some routine Gastro Scopes and general duties.

This weeks movers and shaker in the BHA handicap charts were..Equus Dreamer down 1 to 226, Hamilton Dici down 1to 121, Inca Rose down 2 to 113, Lady Of The Night up 4 to 119, Lots Of Luck down 4 to 104, Mr Grey Sky down 4 to 113, Starvoski down 2 to 109, Two For Gold up 3 to 153

Maddie is away today.. she has taken a days holiday?

Ian and Jo Brotherton were here to see their KBRS horses Mikhailovich, Subway Surf, Tantoli and say goodbye to Vinndication who leaves here later this week to start his new life outside racing.

John Lee was here to see his KBRS horses Does He Know, Voyburg, Galante De Romay, Parc d’Amour and Fair Frontieres.

Some positive news for a change..The Jockey Club raising prize money..

I was away for the morning..Spending the day with Giles and Polly Wilson..

I have not seen Polly since Cheltenham nearly 2 years ago and a brief meeting up with Giles in the summer on the banks of the Wye..

Giles and Polly used to be our neighbours when we lived in Northamptonshire..I think their livers were delighted we moved West!

Drinking quotes..

There is no bad whiskey. There are only some whiskeys that aren’t as good as others. – Raymond Chandler

Here’s to alcohol, the rose colored glasses of life. – F. Scott Fitzgerald

Stay busy, get plenty of exercise, and don’t drink too much. Then again, don’t drink too little. – Herman Smith-Johannsen