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Wednesday, March 22, 2023

Tuesday twenty fourth January, 2023 – Richard Phillips Racing

Bluenose Belle is said at Kempton tomorrow within the 8pm.  Though the journey is barely shorter than final week when she ran very nicely, hopefully the tempo of the race will swimsuit and as soon as once more David Probert takes the trip.  She seems to have come out of the race nicely and we’re hopeful of one other aggressive run for proprietor Geoff Lansbury.

Preventing Poet is entered on the identical course on Saturday night within the two-mile handicap.  This will likely be a step up in journey for him however he ran pleasingly final time at Lingfield and he ought to give the Richard Phillips Racing Syndicate a aggressive run on the weekend.

On Saturday evening it was nice to co-present the RoR Awards with Clare Balding on the Jockey Membership Rooms in Newmarket.  The night is a celebration of all of the great disciplines ex racehorses go on to take pleasure in and achieve following their racing careers.  The adaptability of the thoroughbred is kind of extraordinary with every of the winners proving that the racehorse can flip its expertise to each equine self-discipline.

The winner of the ‘Horse of the 12 months’ was First Fandango.  He was formally educated by Tim Vaughan and now spends his days making use of his abilities to most equine sports activities while additionally being a member of the family.

Sadly Cath Walywn handed away on the weekend.  I’ve been so fortunate in my life to return throughout so many great individuals within the sport and Cath was prime of the tree. Though coming from a privileged background, she would deal with everybody equally, whether or not it’s the Queen Mom or a neighbour within the native Lambourn bookmakers.  Serving to her sensible husband Fulke Walwyn all through his profession, she later went on to coach following his dying and in addition to personal many a very good horse in her retirement.

A girl of nice religion, humour and vitality – she is the final of an extended line who historical past will relate, made an indelible mark on the racing world by way of their love of Lambourn.  Might she relaxation in peace.

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