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Wednesday, 21 December 2016

"May you live all the days of your life."

Jonathan Swift.

Pulling out for second lot

It was slightly cooler this morning and we have had some wispy showers of rain, a bit more wind than we have had of late as well. I told you yesterday I thought the weather was going to take a turn for the worse, but reading the paper this morning, it states we are going to have one of the warmest Christmases on record. The horses have been out cantering on Hamilton Hill and Southfields turf and the yearlings have continued to be ridden and long reined. All has gone well so far. The lads are having their Christmas do tonight in Cambridge and are going tenpin bowling first, followed by a meal, so there will be plenty of banter in the morning. Thank you to all those owners who contributed to the Christmas fund.

Olly visiting his winning filly, Lost The Moon, this morning

It is great to see that Freddy Tylicki is out of hospital and moved to a recuperation centre which specialises in his type of injury. By all accounts he is remarkably upbeat and I am sure he will be putting his heart and soul into whatever they throw at him. You can never tell nowadays with all the research that is going on and let’s hope a very fit young man like he is gets the very best people looking after him. I know there are very many avenues open to him in the future and the racing family will always be there for him.

Flying over the yard this morning ready to land at Stansted

We often hear, and I know it’s true, that young people are growing bigger these days and we certainly don’t get very small lightweight jockeys coming into the game. It was interesting to read about Willie Twiston-Davies, who is six foot and has been riding on the flat this year. He has decided to take a dual licence out and try his hand once again in the National Hunt game. Both the brothers are really good jockeys and I am sure there will be plenty of rivalry on the track, but there certainly is a lack of good proper talent coming into the flat jockey rank.