Wednesday 8th September, 2021

We have made entries for next week including Ocho Grande and Lady Of Authority.  Suitable opportunities are scarce at the moment but hopefully both will get into their respective races.

We are hoping for some rain at Bath for Flying Dragon on Saturday but there does not seem much forecast, so we may have to wait with him.

An interesting work morning with heart monitors in use – pleased with the results confirming they are ready to go.

Delighted to be asked to attend Cheltenham racecourse on Monday afternoon to join the Racing Welfare afternoon tea for retired staff within the racing industry. A brilliant idea to bring so many great characters together and well done Racing Welfare for creating the opportunity.

It was great to see my old work colleague William Newton in attendance – we worked together at Graham Thorners many years ago.  He is now a much sought after sculptor whose work has included the wonderful bronze of Lester Piggott which stands at Epsom and Newmarket racecourses amongst others.

An entertaining afternoon of many stories and also it was great to catch up with Ken White, the rider of Comedy Of Errors amongst others, who was so well regarded in his era.