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31st December 2021

Plus 12 and pouring with rain when driving in..Neither of my weather apps forecasted that rain.

We are all going on a summer holiday… Cliff Richard's song ringing in my ears last night during evening stables.. It was so warm that we had to reduce the number of the horses rugs in case they over heated..

Friday morning and the last day of 2021..

It has been a really difficult year for all, but we at least had one very bright moment when we won 'another' Grade1 with the help of First Flow when winning the Clarence House at Ascot last January..

Will he do it again? Looking a tough call now that Shishkin and Energumene have decided that this race will be their next target..Poor Flow.. Not sure he get the credit he deserves.. well I think that, but then I am probably biased..Look at his record.. He won this weeks Introductory hurdle at Newbury when a novice by 20 lengths and then won the Rossington Main hurdle at Haydock by 10.. and then he went chasing.. We love him, so yes I am biased..

Jeremy and Leanne Hooper were here to see their KBRS horses Phantom Getaway.

Mark and Marion Hudson were also here to see their KBRS horse Espoir de Romay and say goodbye to Younevercall..

We have three runners today.. Inca Rose and Hamilton Dici head to Warwick while Time For Hollie goes to Uttoxeter. For my thoughts on their chances please click here.

I would like to end the year with a quote from one of our KBRS members...

'I have for many years loved our sport and being able to see the other side of it is a wonderful experience which I would never have been able to have been a part of it was not for KBRS.

I think you are streets ahead with syndicates and the way you all allow us to be a part of horse ownership makes us feel special...... And you have helped me fulfil that dream.'

Q What do you get if you cross the English cricket team with an OXO cube?

A. A laughing stock.  

Q What is the height of optimism?

A: English batsman putting on sunscreen.  

Q. What is the difference between an English batsman and a Formula 1 car?

A. Nothing! If you blink you will miss them both.  

Q. What do English batsmen and drug addicts have in common?

A. Both spend most of their time wondering where their next score will come from.  

Q. What does an English batsman who is playing in The Ashes have in common with Michael Jackson?

A. They both wore gloves for no apparent reason.  

Q. What is the difference between Cinderella and the Pommies?

A. Cinderella knew when to leave the ball.  

Q. What's the difference between the Pommies and a funeral director?

A. A funeral director isn't going to lose the ashes.