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20th April 2019

Plus 3 and dry when driving in.

A stunning start to what looks like a stunning weekend weather wise.

David Bass was in this morning. Not sure why as we really don’t have many left in training.

I don’t believe I have ever 'roughed' horses off so early before. By that I mean so many horses that I have stopped training and preparing them for going out to grass and their holidays.

I had hoped to take a team to Perth next week.

Perth were forecasted 25mm of rain over the weekend and they have been watering for a while so conditions looked promising, but a phone call to clerk of the course Mathew Taylor changed my mind when he said the forecasted rain was not likely to arrive.. Long way to go when conditions are not suitable.

Happygolucky went back to his owners Michael and Mary Dulverton yesterday, while Inca Rose went back to Coln Valley Stud..

Ian Imes who is Nicholas And Cherry Jones's stud manager sent this post back to me last night..

''Emesy's Blog-19th April...

Plus 6, dry and very sunny as driving in.

Inca Rose off on a summer holiday. Would just like to thank Mr.Bailey, Mat and all the team for such a super job done with Inca Rose-he looked absolutely fantastic!

Thanks. Ian at Coln Valley Stud.''

Yesterdays Pony Racing Day at Cheltenham was a resounding success. 150 ponies raced and what a fabulous day for it. Cheltenham was looking amazing.

The excitement for all the children to be allowed to race their ponies on the great racecourse is something so exciting that even their parents are teary eyed. The kids rush into the weighing room to be able to sit where AP McCoy used to sit.

I sponsored two races and it was good to see that Cothill School showed some initiative and did so for the first time.. forward planning..

The down side for one family was when their pony was sent home as its flu vacinations were out of date 3 years ago.. BHA rules are that they have to be in place for every year..

Last night I took Archie over to Dumbleton Cricket Club for their first nets practice of the summer.

Dumbleton is a thriving cricket ground and one of the best in the country. Stunningly beautiful and last night Daryl Mitchell (Worcestershires Captain) opened the new 4 lane all weather batting strip… BBQ and drinks.. English village cricket.

Back to today.

Andy and Ali Sulin called in third lot to see their horse Aliandy. Aliandy is ready to run, but wants soft ground!

Late morning The KBRP owners of Knockanrawley were all here to have a retirement lunch at The Frogmill to say goodbye and enjoy the friendship made through owning this lovely horse.

KAR has retired and now is based at a new home in Norfolk. Yes rehomed and happy.

His owners Mark and Melainda Laws, Ian and Pam Farnsworth, Peter and Fiona Woodhall, Iain and Angie Bell, Rodney and Moira Stoneman, Karen Master and Vince and Gill Burmingham will not forget him, They have had so many fun days out, and of course not such fun days too, but you only remember the good days don’t you.. anyway his last win when he won at Haydock was such a great way to go out. Fond memories..

A first for us as we dont have any runners either today or tomorrow.. Easter with the family for a change.

Women Aren't Fools

Housework was a woman's job but, one evening, Janice arrived home from work to find the children bathed, one load of laundry in the washer and another in the dryer, dinner on the stove and the table set. She was

It turns out that Chuck had read an article that said, 'Wives who work full-time and had to do their own housework were too tired to have sex'.

The night went very well. The next day, Janice told her Red Hat friends all about it. 'We had a great dinner. Chuck even cleaned up the kitchen. He helped the kids do their homework, folded all the laundry and put it away. I really enjoyed the evening.'

'But what about afterward?' asked her friends.

'Oh, that.......... Chuck was too tired.'

To finish.. Happy birthday to Geri Worcester..