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25th April 2018

Plus 6 and dry when driving in.

We live by the weather and the forecasts....Yesterday it rained at Ludlow when it was not meant to and their ground changed to soft.

Thankfully it did not stop Imperial Aura from winning the bumper impressively..

Imperial Aura went to Ludlow looking for better ground having hated the soft ground on his first start when 3rd at Kempton. The main opposition came out of the race because of the ground leaving, on paper, the race at IA’s mercy..It did..

A very happy team after the race and Clare, who went to saddle, was a very popular lady.. IA was our first winner for Ian Robinson and his Imperial Racing Team.

Involve ran in the first and finished well down the field. At Exeter the ground was soft and Trojan Star found that a reason not to do too much. At Huntingdon last night Cloone Lady was a complete revelation for better ground when finishing 2nd in the mares novice hurdle. After two runs on very soft ground last nights ground, which David Bass always said would suit her, she showed such improved form which pleased us all no end…

Chateau Robin was 4th and needs further while poor Milord must have something on him as he looked like hacking up 3 from home and stopped dead..

At least yesterdays winner stopped us from appearing on that dreaded cold list.. something we have not all season..

David Bass was in this morning and while we have good ground on our schooling ground we jumped..

Bandon Roc, Braw Angus, Blazon, Cascaye, Commodore Barry, El Presente, General Picton, Kayf Storm, Minella Warrior, Mon Palois, Net Work Rouge, Rhaegar, Rockys Treasure, Royal Supremo, Sea Story, Station Master and Wandrin Star. To watch this mornings schooling click here.

Roland Fox, Maurice and Pim Greenaway were here late morning to see their KBRP horse Kayf Storm.. they then went to play a round at Royal Shipton.

Graham Potts our vet was in this morning.

I now have two new bugbears in life..

Firstly Vodaphone who seem incapable of answer a question.. 60 minutes on the line to them yesterday while driving to Exeter and still no answer to my question.. they keep referring to somebody else.. and then the RAC.. They still have not delivered Clare’s car to the nominated garage.. They seem to have lost it…You pay a fee and their promise of road side recovery is a misnomer..


The old fellow in the big cowboy hat got a standing ovation. The Sierra Club and the U. S. Forest Service were presenting an alternative to the  Wyoming  ranchers for controlling the coyote population.

It seems that after years of the ranchers using the tried and true method of shooting or trapping the predators, the Sierra Club had a "more humane" solution to this issue.

What they were proposing was for the animals to be captured alive. The males would then be castrated and let loose again. 

All of the ranchers thought about this amazing idea for a couple of minutes.

Finally an old fellow wearing a big cowboy hat in the back of the conference room stood up, tipped his hat back and said, "Son, I don't think you understand our problem here. These coyotes ain't fuckin' our sheep..........  they're eatin' 'em!" 

The meeting never really got back to order !!!

To finish on a happy note.. Archie Bailey will walk out of his school cricket pavillion this afternoon leading the first X1 out for their first match of their summer term as Capatain.....Proud Dad..