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23rd January 2016

Plus 5 and dry when driving in.

Dry it certainly was not at Market Rasen yesterday.

We took two horses all the way there to run on soft and good to soft but then the rain came and turned the ground to heavy by the time the first race was run. Neither Abbrevite or Silver Eagle appreciated the ground change and ran accordingly. A long way to go for that to happen.

Both horses are fine this morning.

Bud Booth the racecourse Chairman did his best to make up for it by looking after my owners well. We shall miss Bud when he retires at the end of the year, although his replacement Tommy Cooper will do a good job..

Yes a long way but Market Rasen really is a very friendly racecourse.

Richard Farquhar was there doing his Walking The Courses bit raising awareness and much needed funds for Pancreatic Cancer and Racing Welfare.

Today..David Bass and Tom Clarkson were in to ride out two lots.

We jumped Milord, Gaelic Myth, Texas Forever, Sainte Ladylime and Monkhouse.

Russell and Samantha Ellis were here for a morning on the gallops followed by breakfast as booked through CD Tours while Richard Sheppard and John Webber were here to see their two KBRP horses Un Ace and Mor Brook.

David Crompton, who has a share in our latest KBRP horse Nam Hai, was here to see his horse work. We still have a few shares left in Nam Hai..

Don't we just love talking about the weather.. The East Coast of the USA is about the have the snow storm of the century.. 2 foot of snow is forecasted in 24 hours which will grid lock the East Coast when it comes… some say we get what they get two weeks later.. I hope not!

Don't forget that the Heythrop point to point takes place tomorrow. Cocklebarrow Races..

Max Cowley, who is one of my team who featured in yesterdays staff video rides his horse Trouble Digger there, so most of my staff will be going to support.. Joey Morris, who again featured and rode his first winner on the flat last week on Sunblazer heads down to Cornwall to ride Norman Carter's point to pointer.

We have one runner today at Ascot.

Mollys A Diva heads there for the big Mares Hurdle. This is Molly’s last race before she heads off to stud. It will be a sad day but a good one as she has been a complete star for us winning 7 of her 22 races… For my thoughts on her chances please click here.

A Kindergarten teacher was observing her classroom of children while they were drawing. She would occasionally walk around to see each child's work.

As she got to one little girl who was working diligently, she asked what the drawing was.

The girl replied, 'I'm drawing God.'

The teacher paused and said, 'But no one knows what God looks like.'

Without missing a beat, or looking up from her drawing, the girl replied, 'They will in a minute.'

Have a great weekend and see you on Monday