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Tuesday, 01 November 2016

"If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves."

Thomas Edison.

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Cantering up Hamilton Hill

It’s another very foggy, damp, windless morning. It’s not cold yet though, but I am assured it’s going to change very shortly. We did two good canters once again on racecourse side polytracks and all has gone smoothly. We are a bit short of staff at present, what with holidays and one not turning up, so our recruitment campaign is in full swing. We run a very friendly, happy yard, so let’s hope we can find a few more recruits to join us.

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Gee Sixty Six

There was a terrible pile up yesterday at Kempton in the 3.20 when four horses came down and left two jockeys very seriously injured. Thankfully Ted Durcan and Steven Drown walked away batted and bruised. Jim Crowley our champion jockey managed to return home last night after being taken off by ambulance. We await more news of Freddy Tylicki who was air lifted and is in intensive care. Our best wishes go to him and all his family. These accidents happen in a flash and unlike a jump jockey who has a little bit more time before he hits the deck, on the flat it is much quicker. There is very little that can be done to prevent these very rare incidents and we just pray for a good outcome.

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Astrosecret leading Heavensfield

Well, I hope you were all up at a quarter to four this morning, I know I was, to watch the Melbourne Cup which was won in determined style by Almandin. He was one of my suggestions yesterday. In fact my other suggestions were only just out of the places and I actually did think it had finished fourth. The Europeans did very well especially Tony Martin from Ireland, to finish second and Godolphin third and fourth. I am sure they will all have had a fantastic experience and will be trying their hardest to go back again next year. It was a delight to watch two horses go head to head in the last furlong and Kerrin McEvoy on the winner pushing out with hands and heals only. If the horses try, like these two did, there is no need to lift your whip up.

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Peeps and Permera cantering upsides

The weight loss ends today and we will now be collecting for two charities, Riding for the Disabled and The British Thoroughbred Retraining Centre. If cheques and money could be sent to this office, payable to Raceworld, they will be gratefully received. A full run down of runners and weight losses will be on this site very shortly, and thank you in anticipation of what we are going to raise.

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