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24th August 2022

Plus 19 and dry when driving in.

Bangor really do make a phenomenal job when it comes to looking after owners and it makes the day out more fun even if your horse does not run up to expectations... Charming Getaway was distressed after his race.. While at Worcester Ami Des Flots run of seconds came to an end and will now head home to Ireland.

Talking Ireland Espoir De Romay returned to the yard having been pre trained by Michael Phillips… This big horse arrived at 5am this morning so will be having an easy day to recover.

David Bass and Ciaran Gethings were in this morning to ride out.

Gordon and Alison Briant were here to see the yard and the horses.. They were last here about 4 years ago.

Samantha Liptrott and Sam Horrell were here to discuss our horse feed and yard sponsorship going forward.

All our thoughts are with Diane Jackson who had a head on crash while driving a horsebox yesterday..It is every trainers dread..

We all take it for granted that our horses will arrive at their destinations.. We all worry about our horses being driven (as we do with our children) as you never know what is around the corner. This was a shocking accident and I just hope Diane makes a full recovery.

Really sad to read that John O'Neill has died .. A man who enjoyed every moment of life and gave those around him huge pleasure..He will be missed by many..

Yesterday was the first day of this years yearling sales in the UK.. Busy and good prices..

Alicia Perkins ( She looked after Does He Know) who worked here for the last 3 years has her first ride on the flat today at Lingfield for her boss Hughie Morrison.. I wish her all the best and we will all be watching.

Norman Carter emailed to say that 'your joke on Monday morning reminded me of this one'…

A petrol station owner in Dublin was trying to increase his sales, so he put up a sign that read, 'Win Free Sex with Every Fill-Up.'

Paddy pulled in, filled his tank and asked for his free sex.

The owner told him to pick a number from 1 to 10, and said that if he guessed correctly, he would get his free sex.

Paddy guessed 8, and the proprietor said, 'You were very close, the lucky number was 7. Sorry, no sex this time.'

A week later, Paddy, with his friend Mick, pulled in for another fill-up.

Again Paddy asked for his free sex.

The proprietor again gave him the same story, and asked him to guess the correct number.

Paddy guessed 2. The proprietor said, 'Sorry, it was 3, you were very close, but no free sex this time.'

As they were driving away, Mick said to Paddy, 'I think that game is rigged and he doesn't really give away free sex at all.'

Paddy replied, 'No it's genuine enough Mick. My wife won twice last week.'