Yes, unbelievably, I think another two inches of rain since I wrote on Sunday, I wouldn’t mention it really because I know it is boring but I have to pay tribute to the team here who are being very stoical in putting up with such miserable conditions; and I think that this morning was just about as miserable as it has been, cold sleety rain driven in on a northerly wind with conditions underfoot indescribable, I take my hat off to them because once again thanks to their commitment 39 horses will have had a good exercise twice up the gallop and are back in their boxes, warm dry and well fed.

First lot cooling off this morning, in stormy weather we bring them back to the yard as it is more sheltered.

First lot cooling off this morning, in stormy weather we bring them back to the yard as it is more sheltered.

The forecast is not good so far as racing is concerned though the imminent frost will hopefully allow things to dry out a little, I doubt we will be racing again until Ayr next Tuesday when we will hope to field a strong team, there’s plenty of space between then and the end of the month to slot in a few replacement fixtures so let’s hope the BHA and Levy Board oblige because there will be a big backlog of runners. ¬†Of course now is when some of the top trainers slip off to the Caribbean to recharge their batteries prior to preparing their teams for the big spring festivals, I don’t quite get that, yes for flat trainers but not for NH trainers, I feel that in these sorts of conditions it is most important to be here, mind you, it is tempting….. think I’ll stop boring everyone with the weather, next blog will be when I have some positive news!

Same country?

Same country?