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26th August 2015

Plus 11 and wet when driving in. It had stopped raining, just.

We have 14mm of water land on us last night.

Tom Bellamy and David Bass were in for two lots this morning.

We worked Abbreviate, Amazing D'Azy, Bonne Fee, By The Boardwalk, Aliandy, Ballyknock Lad, Magic Money and Gold Man

With last nights rain and two jockeys in we also jumped several this morning and they were Abbreviate, Amazing D’Azy, Ascotdeux Nellerie, Bonne Fee, By The Boardwalk, Fizzy Dancer, Flemensmix, Gold Man, Kings Simba, Lady Of Llanarmon, Magic Money, Milord, Monkhouse, Queer Times, Same Ole Trix, The Scarlett Woman, Trojan Star, Viaduct Jack, Widow On The Run and Younevercall.

Richard and Sara Fabian called in third lot to see their horse Ascotdeux Nellerie while Roland Fox, Maurice and Pim Greenaway called in to see Fizzy Dancer.

Yesterday I had a quick lunch with Martin Fetherstone-Godley in The Wheatsheaf.

I have not been inside my favourite hostelry for several months; it has not changed.. A quick plate of devilled kidneys and back to the yard to finish off our Owners Open Day brochure which goes to print today.. Ben Pauling and Henrietta Knight were spied having lunch too.

Colin ‘Bud’ Booth that well known and charismatic Chairman of Market Rasen celebrates his birthday today. Happy Birthday Bud..

Bud has given us a prize for our in house '5(7) to follow' this year.

Lunch for 4 with him (waiting on you) in the directors room at Market Rasen, plus tickets of course.. having been lucky enough to have had lunch with Bud I can tell you it is a most enjoyable day out.. You will also judge the best turned out for at least one race..

Thinking of Bud...

Glen Swire sent this one over...

Sunday Morning Sex

Upon hearing that her elderly grandfather had just passed away, Katie went straight to her grandparent's house to visit her 95 year-old grandmother and comfort her.

When she asked how her grandfather had died, her grandmother replied, "He had a heart attack while we were making love on Sunday morning."

Horrified, Katie told her grandmother that 2 people nearly 100 years old having sex would surely be asking for trouble.

"Oh no, my dear," replied granny. "Many years ago, realizing our advanced age, we figured out the best time to do it was when the church bells would start to ring. It was just the right rhythm. Nice and slow and even. Nothing too strenuous, simply in on the Ding and out on the Dong." She paused to wipe away a tear, and continued,

"He'd still be alive if the ice cream truck hadn't come along."