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29th July 2017

Plus 13 and dry when driving. There was rain over night.

Local farmers are beginning to become increasingly frustrated as their crops are ready to harvest..

Tom Bellamy was in for a couple of lots this morning.. We jumped Red Spinner who is due to head North to Perth to race there on Wednesday.

John and Mandy Battershall were here second lot to see their KBRP horse Younevercall and Involve while Darren Smith was here to see his KBRP horses Monrocco, Vinndication and Dusty Pearl; also here were Derek, Gary and  Darren Cambell. Suzanne Proctor called in mid morning to see her KBRP horse Ascotdeux Nellerie.

The jockey merry go round has reared up again in Ireland when Gigginstown announced that they have sacked their jockey Bryan Cooper.. What next? Who next?

I hope the BHA don’t over react to the unfortunate mishap at Yarmouth when the wrong horse ran..

The chances of it happening again are so minimal.. million to one. In the end it is the trainers responsibility to make sure the right horse is saddled and running, as it is with us to make sure the right horse even gets to the right racecourse..

I am sure there won't be any problems at Flat racings big day, or rather Ascots.

The King George V1 and Queen Elizabeth Stakes is always the highlight of the mid summer flat season. A race with huge history and great winners.

Todays meeting at Ascot means that Goodwood is next week, which is probably the best meeting of the year.. I so enjoy Goodwood, although this year I have runners at the two day meeting at Perth..

The third Test at The Oval was good yesterday. England have South Africa on the ropes thanks to a stunning innings from Ben Stokes and some fine bowling from Toby Roland-Jones

James Kellar sent this one over..

A wife asks her husband, a software engineer...

"Could you please go shopping for me and buy one carton of milk, and if they have eggs, get 6!"

A short time later the husband comes back with 6 cartons of milk.

The wife asks him, "Why the hell did you buy 6 cartons of milk?"

He replied, "They had eggs."

John Lawrence sent this..

I enjoy your blog with the jokes at the's one  ..

Where is Jeremy Corbyn going on holiday this summer ?

Why its got to be Dreamland in Margate.

On that note have a great weekend and see you on Monday..