June, 2011

Innocence

My children are very innocent, and it can be a joy. Maddy, my 11 year old daughter, is forever writing little stories about girls around the world. A few weeks back she walked in while Jane and I were watching tv;
Maddy : Dad - I’m writing a story about a girl in the [...]

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She’s the one

A tough day yesterday with no winners. Switcher was just edged out of the places, which was a blow. I had my biggest bet of the day on the wrong French horse in the Coronation Stakes, which was annoying. All in all a poor day for the finances.
Today is a big [...]

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Carbon Copy

Another amazing day yesterday - almost a carbon copy of day 2 but with the added bonus of the winning horse being owned and bred by Michael. I imagine Brown Panther could go on from this and compete at a very high level, particularly if he gets the right conditions.
For me it was another [...]

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Good name

A great day yesterday with Manor House scoring its first win at Royal Ascot - Rhythm of Light won extremely well under a confident ride. I hope it’s the first of many.
It saved my days betting - I was on course for one of my worst days ever having bet (and lost) heavily on [...]

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Happy Days

I had a good day out yesterday and there was a lot to talk about.
The controversy started early with Olivier Peslier putting up 2lb overweight in the Queen Anne. It’s slightly surprising as he carried 8-11 four times and 8-10 once on Sunday and Monday - either he was at the pies in a [...]

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Good looking sort

A funny day yesterday - it felt like a long day chauffeuring my kids around with a couple of business meetings crammed in to the middle of the day. There was at least time to watch a bit of racing and lose a bit of money - I came second in a couple of [...]

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Rock Me Amadeus

It was a long weekend and it’s a relief to be back at my desk. We had a fifth child to look after and my mother came all day Sunday - it’s nice to be living in a big house but it takes a lot longer to clear it up.
It rained all afternoon so [...]

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Up and down

I’ve had blog problems and the site has been down for a while - apologies for any inconvenience.
My betting has been very up and down. I had an amazing run following a few stables coming into form - Stuart Kittow, David O’Meara, Keith Dalgleish etc. Tom’s horses have been running extremely well and [...]

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