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A mild but cloudy morning...

Monday, 21 March 2011

"To the world you might be one person, but to one person you might be the world."

 - Anonymous



Smokey Oakey (Butch) leads first lot up Long Hill

A mild but cloudy morning with a feeling of spring about it. The first two lots have been on Long Hill polytrack today, as the grass is starting to firm up after the prolonged dry spell. The forecast is for a pleasant week ahead, which will do wonders for the horses' coats, bringing them on in leaps-and-bounds. We could do with a shower of rain to freshen up the ground but, in England, one is sure to arrive all too soon.


Star Commander (John)

I see in the Racing Post today that Aidan O'Brien was galloping some of his leading lights after racing at Leopardstown yesterday. Racing in Great Britain gets off to a rather hesitant start with nothing much happening between Doncaster and the Craven meeting at Newmarket, which does not give everybody many opportunities before the Guineas. Perhaps Racing for Change should be looking at making the start of the flat, turf season more dynamic with some better quality races. This would increase the public's interest, as well as allowing the trainers to get, possibly, more than one run into their horses before the Classic races begin. The public like to see the high profile horses, so perhaps we should be giving them that chance.      


Ron (Wajid)


At the top of Long Hill after cantering


Astrodiva (Iain)

A mixed weekend of sport with England getting soundly trounced by the Irish on Saturday but still managing to win the Six nations. Arsenal only managed a draw against West Brom. - you can only wonder what Arsene Wenger said to the goalie afterwards! The Owls were beaten 2-0 by Southampton and the less said about that the better.  


The two year old colts, led by Watch Chain, on Long Hill