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16th August 2016

Plus 9 and dry when driving in. Another warm summers day ahead.

I am sure you have all heard of Charlotte Dujardin and Valegro now. Well you certainly should have. They won the dressage Gold Medal again. Another remarkable feat as the same combination won in London 4 years ago.

Dressage is all about making a horse dance.

Yesterday Charlotte and Valegro were magical. They moved like lovers dancing to the samba. Tear jerking performance and well done to Valegro’s owner Roly Luard who lives locally.

Yesterday medals

Valegro was gelded as a young horse as he was though to be too small and probably no good.. Yes horses can prove you wrong.

Tom Bellamy was in for two lots this morning

Len Harvey was here third lot to see his KBRP horses Chateau Robin and Blazon.

Our vet Liam Kearns  was in for his weekly visit. Graham Potts still away in Rio.

This weeks movers and shakers in the handicap charts are..Sonneofpresenting down 1 to 104, Kilty Caul down 3 to 96..nothing else moved

Alastair Down wrote an open and short letter to Sir Bradley Wiggins in today Racing Post. I agree with him.

Sir Bradley has been insperational and a great guy but his staggering performance’s have encouraged too many to take up biking.

Our local roads are crowded with bikers at weekends..chocker and some of these bikers have a wonderful knack of riding two, sometimes three abreast; rudely some never say thanks when you are forced to stop or pull over to allow them to go past. It amazes me there are not more accidents..

Ascot Sales today and lot number 124 is our Kilty Caul. I just hope somebody buys her and gives her a great life. She deserves it. She is such a lovely mare.

Robin Gray and Dan Abbott's funerals are today. Robins is at West Berkshire Crematorium at Thatcham at 10.30 while Dan's is at St Peters Church Henfield West Sussex at 2.30

Looking into racehorse ownership?  Click here..This horse is now for sale..

Understanding Engineers.

A priest, a doctor, and an engineer were waiting one morning for a particularly slow group of golfers.

The engineer fumed, "What's with those guys? We must have been waiting for fifteen minutes!"

The doctor chimed in, "I don't know, but I've never seen such inept golf!"

The priest said, "Here comes the greens-keeper. Let's have a word with him." He said, "Hello George, What's wrong with that group ahead of us? They're rather slow, aren't they?"

The greens-keeper replied, "Oh, yes. That's a group of blind firemen. They lost their sight saving our clubhouse from a fire last year, so we always let them play for free anytime!"

The group fell silent for a moment. The priest said, "That's so sad. I think I will say a special prayer for them tonight."

The doctor said, "Good idea. I'm going to contact my ophthalmologist colleague and see if here's anything she can do for them."

The engineer said, "Why can't they play at night?"