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12:52pm Tuesday 19th March 2013 in Sport
Returning without a tan.
APOLOGIES for my absence last week. I was a bit busy, on holiday!
I had a nice break which involved doing a bit of Cotswold sightseeing, meeting a few new friends and watching all the Cheltenham Festival action on the telly.
I am now back in the yard and working out on the gallops every day, shifting a bit of my holiday weight. I aim to be back on the racetrack on March 30 at Haydock Park. Stay up to date via my twitter @peopleshorse for more information about winning tickets to come and cheer me on during the Easter weekend.
WE HAD a quiet weekend after all the excitement of Cheltenham last week. With the Irish contingent over, it was a fun week, rounded off by a small gathering for St Patrick’s Day. They all had great fun with friends and family gathering for a pub lunch in the local Plough Inn.
The excitement is over for now and everyone has returned home, so it's back to normal hard work!
I must mention Creevytennant and Conor Shoemark who had a lovely time on Friday in the Cheltenham Foxhunter. Unfortunately, his front running style coupled with soft ground didn’t help. He tired between the last two fences and Conor wisely pulled up. The good news is that he is 100 per cent fine and the plan is to go for the Champion Hunter Chase at Punchestown. Who’s up for a road trip to Ireland?
Over the past week we have had a couple of winners, including Gemini Ahhs who may now step up to race over 3m4f.
It would be brilliant to see him over this distance as he is like a marathon runner, and both of his parents have bred Grand National winners. Perhaps one day he’ll make it into the Grand National, too.
Gallic Warrior also won his NH Flat Race, which was only the second race of his career; he could be one for the notebook when he strides out over hurdles in the future.
Due to the wet weather, the ground has become very soft and therefore we will be in for another quiet week, a number of my stable mates don’t like getting their hooves muddy.
The Flat season is due to start on the grass on Friday with the two-day Lincoln meeting at Doncaster.
I used to race on the Flat when I was younger, I even won a couple. If you can’t get along to the races this weekend, watch all the action from Doncaster and Newbury on Channel 4 Racing, live from 2pm.
Have a great week!
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