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18th November 2021
Plus 4 and dry when driving in.
A rare occurrence.. Sunshine and warm weather at Ffos Las.. I am so used to be there in wet and inclement weather that it came as a bit of a shock..
It did to the course too as their car parks were heaving and they had a good crowd.. who were rewarded with good racing..
We ran two horses who desperately needed the soft ground conditions that can only be found at FL and both ran into third place..
Equus Dreamer was having his first run over fences in a competitive handicap chase, over a trip far too short, but annoyingly it was race needed.. anyway he ran well to finish third and his owners were happy to be racing rather than wait for a more suitable race in 3 weeks time.. hopefully we can do both. Valuable experience gained..
Time For Hollie again finished third.. a good run from her in what will turn out to be a well above average mares bumper.. Again owners happy after and now we might look to go hurdling.. A first ride for the yard for Lorcan Williams..
Thursday morning and our easy day.
Robert and Nicola Baillie were here third lot to see their KBRS horses Magical Escape and Tantoli
We have a new owner of the month.. Click here to read all about Neil Brooke.
Stephen Fry delivered the annual Spirit of Cricket lecture at Lord’s on Tuesday night, held in memory of Colin Cowdrey, the former England captain.
With the sport reeling from claims of racist abuse, Fry reminded the audience of Cowdrey’s civility and told a story about him greeting an Australian debutant to the crease. “It’s your first time, isn’t it?” he asked. “Well good luck — but not too much.”
Compare that with the welcome Cowdrey got when recalled by England aged 41 during the 1974 Ashes.
“Good morning, my name’s Cowdrey,” he said when he met Australia’s fastest bowler.
“That’s not going to help you, fatso,” Jeff Thomson replied. “Now piss off.”
No joke today as after yesterday I feel far from pasting one.. but this video might amuse..