Foggy today. We are lucky that we can completely avoid the roads if need be and on days like today, when visibility is low, it is sensible to do so. We are based in a beautifully quiet area but every now and again we experience the odd few delivery men that drive far too fast for our tight and narrow country lanes. Some at least have the decency to look horrified when they blast around a corner causing horses to scatter everywhere, riders clinging on for dear life, but others simply race on, feeling invincible in their white van. I guess they don't realise the damage a half tonne animal could do to them if it ended up through the windscreen. I'm confident that putting them on the back of a flightly racehorse would cure them of their boy racer habit with immediate effect!
Sunhill Lad heads to Wolverhampton tomorrow and so was breezed by Dale this morning. Many horses require a short, sharp 'pipe opener' the day before running - commonly known as 'breezing' in the racing world. Others are better left fresh, that's something the trainer will work out while getting to know a horse. It's a great way to clear the cobwebs and is the final bit of prep before a race, especially effective for a 'stuffy' horse.
Allen aboard the bonny grey, 'Sunhill Lad', yesterday.
Finally, unrelated to racing but something to hopefully make you chuckle ahead of the weekend...