Another inch of snow overnight on top of frozen ground but thaw accelerating today so optimism all-round.  Still very slippy conditions so horses confined to all-weather which improved as the morning went on (rotovated 4 times today!) – they went fairly steady on it but most of them were up 3 times and they seem fit and well.

Big row brewing over the Horsemen’s minimum prize money that they are trying to impose on the racecourses, tricky situation but I don’t have enough alternative opportunities for our horses to be able to start boycotting fixtures, my priority will always be to do the best thing for the horses and the owners who sponsor their careers however much it irritates me that the racecourses and bookmakers appear to be living off the owners.