The new surface on the gallop proved its worth today when we were able to use it in the snow as it hadn't frozen.
Sunday, 7 February 2021
Tuesday, 12 January 2021
Wednesday, 6 January 2021
As it was not possible to meet up for our traditional Christmas get together and quiz night our owner/quizmaster organised one that ran through the whole of December and came in various parts. It was open to non-stable connections as well and attracted five teams. The stable had a team and an offshoot of the old stable team set up separately (The Absentees). It proved to be a close contest with the stable team leading right up to the final component, "the connecting wall". As Malcolm Fitzjohn of the stable team said, "Brilliant festive entertainment. I think we were hampered badly at the wall but stayed on our feet and recovered well for a place. It will take some time to recover from what was a tough race." They finished joint second with The Absentees staying on to win.
The Connecting Wall is one of the rounds on BBC2's Only Connect. You have to arrange 16 words into 4 groups of 4 with a common link in each. Here is one that was not in the Christmas quiz.
Carol Diana Pig Stable
Barn Elephant Solomon Hand
Field Donkey Herod Jonathan
Sheep Dave BB Pen
This is only for fun, no prizes. I will post the answer in a few days.
Friday, 4 December 2020
Sunday, 15 November 2020
Linda did well to place Iconic Flight in a novice's hurdle at Fontwell that cut up to just four runners. The opposition was very stiff but with one of the runners unseating its rider it meant he finished third and earned some useful prize money. Although beaten a long way in this first outing after a wind op, we learnt more about the horse.