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20th May 2022

Pus 11 and dry when driving in.

Back after 4 days away up at Doncaster..

Yesterdays sale were the quietest I can recall for the 4th day at Goffs.. They say they had another record day, but frankly it did not feel that way..

It was very noticeable the lack of English point to point owners looking for horses.. In past years you would be knocked over by people looking for pointers to run in the UK, but sadly the lack of interest is probably a sign that the pointing world is quietly disappearing..

Again you only have to look at the point meetings to see there has been a real shortage of runners.. yes I know that all codes, whether it be Flat racing or Jump racing have suffered from number shortage when it comes to runners.. Ground has been a huge issue and lack of rain, but normally the points have held up.. Times are a changing.?

Subway Surf and Glancing Glory both found new homes and hopefully happy ones.. Hamilton Dici did not and will now head back to his owners for a good summer out.. I actually called in on the Dulverton’s last night on my way home from Doncaster and saw their horses enjoying their holidays.. all looking well and very contended.

Runner wise yesterday.. Admirals Bay at Market Rasen ran OK but needs to step up in trip and jump fences.. He is a big horse and 2 miles now is a shade too sharp for him.. while at Sandown Ajero ran an absolute belter to finish second.. He looks like becoming a very useful flat horse..

The last two Perriss horses went home this morning..

We had our usual Friday vet visit.

Phil Andrews was here late morning to see his horses (which are all turned) including his KBRS horse Blazon.. Lunch at The Wheatsheaf followed.

We have one runner tonight at Worcester.. Imperial Icon runs there and for my thoughts please click here.

Somebody quoted this..

I was on a flight from New York to Raleigh. We had boarded, the gates were shut. But there was a long wait in the runway with many planes ahead of us waiting to takeoff. Just a typical evening at JFK.

When the flight had finally taken off, we heard the pilot say, “hello. This is your captain speaking. We have been delayed by 30mins. But not to worry, I know some shortcuts and will try my best to get you all in Raleigh on time.”

We laughed at this little shortcuts-in-air joke. But to our surprise, we landed at Raleigh at the original arrival time. No delays.

Maybe the pilot wasn’t joking about knowing some shortcuts..