Another very solid run from Tipsy Dara at Carlisle yesterday to finish 2nd at Carlisle; would love her to get her head in front again before she retires to stud and all being well she will now head to Kelso on 5th March.  We were lucky enough to be invited to the Stable and Stud Staff Awards Dinner last night where nothing was spared in giving these heroes of our sport a proper night in the spotlight.  Generously sponsored by Godolphin the depth of Fran’s achievement in being one of the two runners up in the Dedication to Racing Award was only really brought home to me as I listened and watched the films about all the other award winners in the room that night, just magnificent that one of our team was in there amongst them and I was very proud – well done Fran!