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25th October 2017

Plus 14 and dry when driving in.

Both horses ran well at Exeter yesterday. Dueling Banjos finished 2nd and Braw Angus 4th. Both races were competitive and both horse were too.

Exeter had a big crowd yesterday, and so they should have as they featured a rising start over fences in Yanworth and the support races were full and it was as I said competitive.

A good course Exeter for horses but not so for others now as so many courses have not moved with the times.

The O/T room is small and far too hot and with a full card there was just not enough room to squeeze a quarter of the owners in.

They do a nice touch of giving those who finish 2nd 3rd or 4th a voucher for a bottle of champagne which can be redeemed at the bar. Or taken home..

Please could somebody explain to me why we cannot watch a replay of yesterdays racing at Exeter? Neither on Jockey Club Racing site or on Racing UK.?

Frustrating a one of my owners was unable to watch his horse yesterday and I wanted to send him the link so that he could do so...

David Bass was in this morning and Guy Disney was in second lot to ride out Gallery Exhibition.

Guy heads a team of new owners run by Richard Wilkin’s of Somerset Racing Club who have bought Gallery Exhibition for Guy to ride..

We worked plenty and jumped Alfies Choice, Bandon Roc, Ben Arthur, Biscuit, Carqalin, Charbel, Chateau Robin, Cresswell Legend, Dandy Dan, First Flow, Glenforde, Johnny Ocean, Lake Field, Laval Noir, Little Chunk, Milord, Mon Palois, Rhaegar, Rockys Treasure, Sainte Ladylime, Silver Kayf, Sonneofpresenting, Thibault and  Vinndication.

A video of working and cantering can be seen here and jumping can be seen here.

John and Mandy Battershall were down second lot to see their KBRP horses Younevercall and Involve.. It was John’s birthday yesterday

Graham Potts our vet was in for his Tuesday visit, a day late..

We have two runners today at Worcester..Robin The Raven and Monrocco and for my thoughts on their chances please click here.

David Simkins sent this one over. Copper wire.

After having dug to a depth of 10 feet last year, French scientists found traces of copper wire dating back 200 years and came to the conclusion that their ancestors already had a telephone network more than 150 years ago.

Not to be outdone by the French: in the weeks that followed, American archaeologists dug to a depth of 20 feet before finding traces of copper wire.

Shortly afterwards, they published an article in the New York Times saying : "American archaeologists, having found traces of 250-year-old copper wire, have concluded that their ancestors already had an advanced high-tech communications network 50 years earlier than the French."

A few weeks later, ‘The British Archaeological Society of Northern England’ reported the following: "After digging down to a depth of 33 feet in the Skipton area of North Yorkshire in 2013, Charlie Hardcastle, a self-taught local amateur archaeologist, reported that he had found absolutely bugger all.

Charlie has therefore concluded that 250 years ago, Britain had already gone wireless."

Just makes you bloody proud to be British.