Monday 10th July, 2017

The Eclipse on Saturday was a fantastic horse race.  A slightly biased opinion as backed the winner but a brave performance by two super tough colts.

It was very sad news last week of Mercy Rimell passing away.  She had had a greater innings than Joe Root and my money would have been on for her gaining a century as she had been in such great form in her nineties.  A huge character, she was ground breaking in many respects and she and her husband Fred were a major team in the National Hunt world in my childhood.

A wonderful judge of a thoroughbred and confidently opinionated, she was ironically named.  However her standards will remain with the racing game for many years to come from what can be remembered as a golden age for the sport.