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25th August 2017
Plus 6 and dry when driving in. Fog in the valley below.
You have to admire beauty and yesterday we saw the equine variety when Enable won her 4th Group 1 of the season.
Enable just looks and performs with such style and panache. She strode away with yesterdays Yorkshire Oaks to make her by far the best filly in this country and in Europe and possible the world.. Perhaps we should settle for the Northern Hemisphere as Australia has the super race mare Winx, who is now unbeaten in 18 starts.
ITV Racing were good again yesterday; they produced a fabulous product to watch.
There is one issue I would like to take up with them and that is the lack of appreciation of the winning horses owners..Perhaps I have missed it, but after every race the winning horses name appears on the screen, as does their breeding and their breeder, but not their owner? Have I just missed this, or am I right?
If I am right then this is wrong.. Owners must have their name displayed after every winner.. Owners need appreciating and rewarding whoever they are..
It might sound a strange form of sponsorship for me, but Mat Nicholls my assistant, with the help and persuasion of my partnership manager Peter Kerr have advised me fork out a lump sum to try and encourage possible new owners from that direction.. Will it work, who knows, but all I can say is that Mat is a very keen Nottingham Forest supporter and this sponsorship probably means that he will gain a few free tickets! Free for him anyway..
The only thing I can mention in its defence... it is far cheaper than taking an advert in the Racing Post once a month and many more folk might see it? You have to try something different..
Rose To Fame is the first offspring of that decent race mare Cinderella Rose and bred by Nicholas and Cherry Jones locally at Coln Valley Stud.
RTF is owned by Jones, Brougton, Wilson and Weaver whose last horse here was Rose To Fames very smart relation Twelve Roses. Charlie Vigors broken her in and pre trained her.
Life in a racing yard is always busy and here is a short video clip of a section of our morning click here to watch
Paddy says to Mick, "Christmas is on a Friday this year."
Mick said, "Let's hope it's not the 13th then."
Happy birthday to Laura Greenall...owner of the award winning pub The Duncombe Arms