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23rd August 2018

Plus 14 and drizzling when driving in. We had a good bit of rain overnight.

Thursday is normally our easy day but not this week as bar the three that worked yesterday all the others will be cantering as usual.

I watched the rerun of York races last night and I have to say ITV really are good for racing.

Our owner Oli Bell (has a share in Two For Gold ) really has cracked this interviewing and being the one of the faces on ITV racing. ITV have made watching racing fun.

York is a fabulous meeting  and ITV have done the course and York itself proud.

Clive Washbourn has gone from small time jumps owner here into a big player on the flat with his French bred, Pulborough based trainer David Menuisier.

Yesterday Clive supplemented his horse Thundering Blue into the Juddmonte International for a princely sum of £75k and at 50/1 his horse finished third, collecting just a shade under £115k.. £40k profit.. Good business ..

England crushed at Trent Bridge.. at least the ground gave up on the idea of charging £10 to enter.. It would have an expensive experience a England only lasted 17 balls..

One buzz word in today's business world is MARKETING.

However, people often ask for a simple explanation of "Marketing." Well, here are the last two and they are rather appropriate..

You are at a party; this attractive older man walks up to you and grabs your ass.

That's Donald Trump.

You didn't mind it, but twenty years later your attorney decides you were offended and you are awarded a settlement.

That's America!

To finish.. Happy Birthday to top jockey's agent Chris Broad.. Sam T-D and David Bass are two of his jockeys....