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29th January 2019

Minus 1 and dry when driving in.

It is trying to snow and our ground is frozen solid.. You would not race here today.

Knockanrawley and Illuminated Beauty had an away day.

This weeks movers and shakers in the BHA handicap charts were. Minella Warrior goes up 3 to 133 while Bandon Roc goes down 1 to 119

Our vet Graham Potts was back  in the yard this morning after returning from his holiday in Australia. I am sure he will be thrilled not to be walking around in 47 degrees of heat..

I see that Henry Oliver has decided not to appeal against his £140 fine imposed by the stewards at Uttoxeter for waving his hands while encouraging his horse to start.

The whole episode is so very sad. How come our great sport has sunk so low as to even believe that this sort of fine is suitable.

The stewards panels at race meeting has changed and now we have one amateur steward and two professional.. Sadly when you have professional stewards you have rules and their rules are to the letter..

The whole stupidity of what happened at Uttoxeter could so easily have been sorted by taking Henry aside and quietly telling him that his behaviour is now not allowed.. Instead we have another set of disappointing headlines in the sport and a apathetic response from the BHA..

So much so that trainer Charlie Mann tweeted ‘It is hardly surprising the BHA have made all these ridiculous decisions over the past two weeks as they are a bunch of grey suited idiots that are completely out of touch with what we do. And Theresa May thinks she’s got problems!’.…

Anyway moving away from that, lets have a few more laughs about questions posted on an Australian Tourism Website, and the answers that are the actual responses by the website officials.

Q: Please send a list of all doctors in Australia who can dispense rattlesnake serum. (USA)

A: Rattlesnakes live in A-meri-ca which is where YOU come from..All Australian snakes are perfectly harmless, can be safely handled and make good pets.

Q: I have a question about a famous animal in Australia , but I forget its name. It's a kind of bear and lives in trees. (USA)

A: It's called a Drop Bear. They are so called because they drop out of Gum trees and eat the brains of anyone walking underneath them. You can scare them off by spraying yourself with human urine before you go out walking.

Q: I have developed a new product that is the fountain of youth. Can you tell me where I can sell it in Australia ? (USA)

A: Anywhere significant numbers of Americans gather.

Q: Do you celebrate Christmas in Australia ? (France)

A: Only at Christmas.

Those of you who have ever watched my work videos would have heard me shouting ''Bear'' as he chased the horses up the gallop.... Jamie Osborne had the same problem yesterday..