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26th May 2023

Plus 9 and dry when driving in. A fine bank holiday weekend ahead..

Sad to see the two horse go yesterday. Ed Bailey bought Picks Lad for 25k and Derek O’Connor bought Artic Saint for 9k.

Mrs B and I had a very happy night at The Old Butchers celebrating with Harry and India.. I have not seen either since they announced their engagement last year.. It was also my birthday yesterday, so a double celebration of sorts..

I had an early appointment with the MRI scanner this morning. Monitoring my recovery and I will find out results and more when I head back to the GR on Tuesday to meet the team who were looking after me..Huge fingers crossed that the nasty ‘lady discitis’ has left me..I will be very happy with that divorce!!

The powers at the BHA have spoken and changes on the format of racing will appear in 2024..

300 less jump races.. Premier racing on Saturday and improvements to the quality of racing on Sunday..and a trial late night racing on Sundays..Racing time changes to suit the betting public might not go down well with racecourses who need people not online punters..

Is this sport becoming more interested in punters money than ever before I wonder?..

Sunday night viewing of Countryfile or Antiques roadshow might quake in their boots when it is announced that all weather racing from Newcastle/Kempton is on the other channel..

I feel sorry for the flat trainers, who probably like all trainers are struggling to keep staff happy.. Staff hate Sunday racing and it is one of the big areas why retention in this sport is so difficult..

We will see, but I am sure there will be many hours of discussion to come and tree loads of paper used up too…

Talking late racing.. We have a runner in the 8.10 at Worcester.. Faerie Cutlass heads there and for my thoughts please click here.

Tina Turner .. RIP.