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24th May 2021

Plus 7 and dry when driving in.

After the weekends rain.. are we about to have a dry week.. exciting..!

My rain gauge shows that we have had 138mm of rain in May.. That beats the record..

Monday morning and I can hardly say fresh horses as we don’t have many in the yard to be fresh.. More headed out to grass this morning ..They were meant to have gone out to grass last week, but I really could not send them off on their holidays as it was such a shocking week weather wise....

I have to say that walking round the fields the horses actually look very well, even if in some areas there is water lying in places it would not normally. It is sooo wet..

Monday is the start of the week so it only fitting that I should tell you why half of my team here at Thorndale are running for their lives.. to get fit, not to run away from me..

On Friday May 28th Richard Sheppard has organised a football match to take place at West Bromwich Albion FC, all in aid of the charity Mind..

John Webber, Andy Sheppard and Richard Sheppard who are all owners here, along with team Thorndale members Matt Nicholls, David Bass, Jason Maguire and Ciaran Gethings are all playing..

There is space to watch and of course you can support the charity by clicking here and donating for their efforts.

Seriously if you would like to watch please email me and I will try my best to sort you a seat..

Sadly this fixture is most unlikely to be covered by Sky Sports or feature on BBC’s ‘match of the day’.. who cares as it will be fun, rewarding and no doubt tiring for both those who watch and those who play..

A good visit to see my new babies at Martin Jones on Saturday.. He is now breaking them in.. Lot 2  Lot 9.. Lot 193.. Lot 213 ..Lot 300

Barney Curley the legendary punter has died aged 81..What an extroadinary man and what an extroadinay life..We will miss characters like him.. a one off..

Newton Abbot's Wednesday race meeting has again fallen foul of the weather.. course flooded.. they really have had a torrid year.

Talking playing we have just the one runner today at Ludlow. Vermillion Rose heads there and for my thought please click here.

A few more words of wisdon from Japanese doctors.

Q: Is swimming good for your figure?

A: If swimming good for figure, explain whale to me.

Q: Is getting in shape important for my lifestyle?

A: Hey! 'Round' is also a shape!

Well... I hope this has cleared up any misconceptions you had about food and diets.

Todays non virus video nasty..