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Wednesday, 08 January 2014

"The magnitude of life is overwhelming. Angels are here to help us take it peace by peace." Levende Waters.

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Astrovirtue cantering

Surprisingly the weather is not too bad this morning. There is a bit of sun and the temperature feels a little warmer than of late, but this might have something to do with a drop in the wind. Listening to the forecast, whether on the radio or television, seems to vary a bit. Some are saying we can expect a dry day, whilst others are forecasting showers. I definitely hope the former is right. The rain is so depressing and just a little brightness cheers everybody up.

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Astrodiamond

Watching from the window of the hut, yes I know we have it easier than those outside; it is fascinating to see the two-year-olds having a rider on their backs, some for the first time. Just being ridden round their box is a huge learning curve for these babies with each day bringing something new, but they are all coping really well with what they are being asked to do.

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Topaling

For the next three months there will be a number of British and Irish trainers concentrating on the bright lights of the Dubai Carnival, with their sights set on having a runner at the grand finale, on World Cup.  The first race meeting of the carnival commences tomorrow with over a dozen horses being represented by our home grown trainers. With the incentives and prize money so high, I am sure every trainer who has a horse rated high enough, would consider the very long plane journey over. It is also interesting to see how many of our jockey’s commute, some on a weekly basis, to ride at these meetings, all wanting to get on the best horses. Dubai definitely knows how to put on a show, where everybody within the industry will be tuning in with interest.