Thursday 20th July, 2017

Off to Chepstow today to saddle our first two-year-old runner of the season, Tulane.  We purchased three two-year-olds this spring and Tulane was bought at the Ascot Breeze Up.  Hopefully the overnight rain will suit him and it will be interesting to see how he gets on in what looks a hot contest.

Interesting to see the BBC release the salaries of some of their major presenters.  Glad I have at least one owner amongst them. I am sure many of them earn their money, especially those that have to get up at 3am every morning to present their programmes.

However as someone who despises waste, the BBC could save a lot of money by having a packet of Walkers salt and vinegar crisps to present Match of the Day. Nearly two million quid just to say “What do you think of that Alan?” seems a lot of money to me.

Very sad to hear the passing of DJ Wintle.  DJ was a very popular character in the Cotswolds who was very kind-hearted and had a very dry sense of humour.  A unique person, he will be missed.