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29th October 2015

Plus 12 and dry when driving in.

Met Jason Maguire in the garage early this morning. He bought the last Racing Post...

Fakenham yesterday looked wet and miserable, although how do I know as I did not go. Gold Man managed to complete and finished 3rd. His run was probably not helped by being balked 4 from home, even so he would not have won. He is now for sale.

Thursday is normally our easy day but we worked Darna, Dueling Banjos, Knockanrawley and Fifty Bob. Conor Shoemark rode one lot

Peter Kerr was here to look after Paul and Helen Nicholson who called in third lot to watch their KBRP horse Our Belle Amie canter. Peter stayed to look after Douglas and Sylvia Wilkes who were here 4th lot to see their KBRP horse Ascotdeux Nellerie .. Nellie is very much in all our good books after his great win at Ludlow last week

We have an interesting runner today at Stratford where Charbel makes his English and hurdling debut. David Bass rides this imposing Irish dual bumper winner and for my thoughts on their chances please click here.

Here are the last great quotes… Wit and Wisdom from Military Manuals

"Airspeed, altitude and brains. Two are always needed to complete the flight successfully."

Mankind has a perfect record in aviation; we've never left one up there!"

"Flashlights are tubular metal containers kept in a flight bag to store dead batteries."

"If you're faced with a forced landing, fly the thing as far into the crash as possible."- Bob Hoover (renowned aerobatic and test pilot)

"Never fly in the same cockpit with someone braver than you."

"There is no reason to fly through a thunderstorm in peacetime." - Sign over squadron ops desk at Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, 1970

"If something hasn't broken on your helicopter, it's about to."

Basic Flying Rules: "Try to stay in the middle of the air. Do not go near the edges of it. The edges of the air can be recognized by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there."

"You know that your landing gear is up and locked when it takes full power to taxi to the terminal."

As the test pilot climbs out of the experimental aircraft, having torn off the wings and tail in the crash landing, the crash truck arrives, the rescuer sees a bloodied pilot and asks, "What happened?".  The pilot's reply, "I don't know, I just got here myself!"

Thanks to Matt Lambert for the photos and link.. Yes my new staff!! Click here to read more..