The mighty Frankel, improving with age!

A glorious morning, what a difference a few days makes, farm sodden on Saturday morning but two fine drying days and all seems well again; forecast pretty reasonable for the week by recent standards.  Wonderful racing at Ascot, so much class and so much drama; somewhat less edifying spectacle at Hexham –  who could have believed they would have been so unlucky as to have to race on very heavy ground for all three of their meetings in June, well done them for getting it on and shame we had the wrong horses turned out in the field, never mind, Perth next week – they must be due some better ground.
Plenty going on here as we try to juggle 7 horses still in work and 3 invalids with power-washing and repainting all the stables, construction work due to begin on six new boxes and major refurbishments being undertaken in the schools and then the all-weather, lots of staff on holiday so those here busier than ever!

My favourite photgraph from a great week, The Queen admires Black Caviar