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The mares all enjoy a good roll in the mud

Wednesday, 12 February 2014

"Our faith in the present dies out long before our faith in the future."

Ruth Benedict.

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Refuse To Bend ex Four Miracles

It’s a very grey and overcast morning with just a little bit of drizzle in the air. We are forecast a lot more rain and wind, but as yet it has not yet found Newmarket. Just a normal February exercise morning, which has so far gone without a problem. All the horses look really well and have got plenty of condition on them, which is always how you want to have them at this time of year.

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Come on Steve, put your back into it!

Azure Mist still gets bigger and is now bursting at the seams. She was turned out this morning and promptly rolled in the mud, which all the mares seem to love. At this time of year, and with this sort of weather, when they come in at night, they are usually covered in it. The boys will be keeping a very close watch on her today in the field, as sometimes they can start foaling at any time, and I am sure it will not be long before she is producing a nice foal.

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Champs Elysees ex Tenpence eating her hay

I don’t know how many have been watching the winter Olympics, but the jargon everybody seems to use about all the disciplines, seems to me to be completely beyond anybody over the age of 20. Sir Mark Prescott and I were saying the other day that we feel like dinosaurs, and when listening to the commentaries, it makes me think it even more.