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25th January 2018

Plus 5 and dry when driving in.

Hard to describe how horrible the weather was yesterday morning.. torrential rain..

Back to today. Imperial Aura and Red River worked this morning.

Annabel England was in to ride out two lots.. Annabel is riding in a charity races later this year..more another day..

Thursday is our easy day for the rest.

We break new ground by having a runner on the all weather at Chelmsford.. Yes Milord runs there and for my thoughts on his chances please click here.

I am going to go this afternoon to Chelmsford.. I have never been before so it will be interesting.. I tweeted yesterday for thoughts and had many replies including the fact that it was like Worcester but with new chairs.. We shall see .. It cannot be that bad?

The big Festival Trials weekend approaches and for those of you spending the weekend down here in the Cotswolds to go racing on Saturday at Cheltenham are in for a treat..

If you are staying down in this stunning part of the country and looking for some good old fashioned outdoor entertainment on Sunday then please put Cocklebarrow Races in your note book as something to go to.. It is only a few miles from Cheltenham on the Burford Road (A40).

Top class point to point racing and you never know you might see a future star making its racecourse appearance and one who might be seen in a few years time just down the road at Prestbury..Yes point to pointing is a very good nursery for jump racing.

Anyone wanting a ticket is best to order them online. If you use discount code C04324, you will get 10% off any purchase. You can of course buy tickets on the gate on Sunday.. It should be a fun day.

We have one of our team riding there .. Liam Carter who has just turned 17 has his second ever ride, so he will have plenty of support from here.

By the way Sunday is forecast to be the HOTTEST day of the year so far…..!!!

The transfer window is now open for our in house "5 to Follow" Competition. You will need to login to change up to two of your selections; your new selections will start to accumulate points from 30th January 2018.

If you can start the day without caffeine,

If you can always be cheerful, ignoring aches and pains,

If you can resist complaining and boring people with your troubles,

If you can eat the same food every day and be grateful for it

If you can understand when your loved ones are too busy to give you any time,

If you can take criticism and blame without resentment,

If you can conquer tension without medical help,

If you can relax without alcohol,

If you can sleep without the aid of drugs,

Then You Are Probably

The Family Dog!