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15th December 2020

Plus 3 and dry when driving in.

Yesterday was not a good day for Mat.. Tooth problems make you feel shockingly awful and bad tempered and those looking on simply don’t appreciate the pain..

Mat was a great deal happier after a nearly 2 hour afternoon session in the dentist chair, he is now pain free and one less tooth..or toothless?

For those who find following the sales interesting must have been staggered, as I was, to see the result for the Tattersalls December NH sales in IrelandLaurina

Having said that there is another sale coming up on Thursday at Yorton Stud Farm..more records?.. I will be there if that is of interest!

Talking records David Bass and his views on veganism and climate change have hit the news.. to see his interview please click here.

This week movers and shakers in the BHA handicap charts were Blazon down 1 to 63 on the flat.. Chazza up 2 to 126, Happygolucky up 5 to 147, Rockys Treasure up 7 to 145, Two For Gold down 1 to 147 and Lord Apparelli enters at 108

We have just the one runner today at Wincanton.. Lots Of Luck heads there and for my thoughts please click here.

Bad news about London going into tier three .. sadly that means no crowds at Kempton on Boxing Day

Some more intersting facts..

In Shakespeare's time, mattresses were secured on bed frames by ropes. When you pulled on the ropes the mattress tightened, making the bed firmer to sleep on. Hence the phrase......... 'goodnight, sleep tight.'

It was the accepted practice in Babylon 4,000 years ago that for a month after the wedding, the bride's father would supply his son-in-law with all the mead he could drink.

Mead is a honey beer and because their calendar was lunar based, this period was called the honey month, which we know today as the honeymoon.

In English pubs, ale is ordered by pints and quarts...

So in old England, when customers got unruly, the bartender would yell at them 'Mind your pints and quarts, and settle down.'

It's where we get the phrase 'mind your P's and Q's'

Todays non virus video nasty..