Jack-knifed lorries, school and road closures, electricity blinking on and off and empty milk shelves - today was definitely a 'snow day'. While many rejoice at the chance to stay home, when a business revolves around animals, there's no such luck... especially for the yard staff. I was one of the lucky few who was able to huddle by the log burner, laptop on knee and work from home. Steve Bradley, former owner of George Dryden, wisely delayed his visit until next week. He had planned to come in today to see his new filly, a lovely chesnut by Mason, who he has named Miss Sabina. Having just turned two, she is off course un-raced, but she is broken in and cantering away up the all-weather. Both George Dryden and Miss Sabina are named after family members, so hopefully this proves to be a winning formula, with the former being a useful horse. Lady Lintera heads to Newcastle tomorrow for her final run before heading to the sales. Her owners, The Gathering Partnership, are all attending their local track and we really hope to sign off on a winner.