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19th October 2021

Plus 16 and drizzling when driving in.

David Bass was in for a couple of lots.

Francis Brooke and Richard Pilkington were here second lot to see their horses Chianti Classic and El Presente

Phil Case was here third lot to see his KBRS horses Percy Veering, Parc d’Amour, Fair Frontiers and Hendra House.

Ed Shaw one of TCEH vets was in this morning and this weeks movers and shakers in the BHA charts were..Diamond Gait down 2 to 118, Rockys Treasure down 3 to 136, The Bull McCabe down 2 over hurdles to 125 and down 32 over fences to 128 and finally Wandrin Star went down 2 to 136

Just incase you missed this..Life is about timing and on that note The Fitzdares Club have produced a spoof video on the are their interesting thoughts on how we get to Cheltenham

Huge well done to Harriet Bethell.. She has walked Pontefract racecourse. Harriet is an extroadinary person and what she has been through makes us all realise we are one kick away from something terrible.... to support and sponsor please click here. To watch her interview on racing tv click here.

The T20 World Cup started on Sunday..

Not a huge fanfare here but the rescheduled ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2021 is taking place in Oman and the United Arab Emirates. The West Indies are the defending champions, having lifted the trophy for the second time in 2016. Fixture and matches.

The shocking stabbing of Sir David Amess has rightly led to huge tributes from all parties in Parliament including one about a boiled sweet..

Stephen Cottrell as you can imagine wrote a wonderful tribute in The Telegraph and below  is how he finished it....

My heart goes out to his wife and family and the constituents of Southend West. I am praying for them.

I will endeavour to remember David in what can feel at times an increasingly more vulgar, less tolerant, nasty and vituperative world by trying to be kind, by loving my neighbour, by cultivating opponents with persistent kindness and by refusing to respond when people ask me to take sides on anything other than the common good of all God’s people.

David Amess didn’t wear his faith on his sleeve. He wore it in his heart. That’s the best place for it. It means it runs through your very being.