Horses for Sale

  Winner Waiting To Happen! 

A tough and consistent young filly who is a
winner on the flat and placed three times from
five starts over hurdles.  She looks like a
winner waiting to happen and
a steal at just £6,000 +VAT
& associated costs

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NH Fixtures & Sales Dates

Wed Feb 20
Doncaster, Ludlow
Thu Feb 21
Huntingdon, Sedgefield
Fri Feb 22
Exeter, Warwick

Cheltenham Festival 2019

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Entries & Recent Form

46 years ago Martin Pipe was in Bridgwater Hospital in traction having broken his thigh having fallen from a horse called Lorac (Carol spelt backwards) never having ridden or trained a winner.  Carol Pipe was in Musgrove Park Hospital, Taunton giving birth to a Grand National winning trainer (2008, Comply Or Die); David Pipe.. she must be a good breeder!  Very happy birthday David.

Sadly, all racing in Britain today has been abandoned due to an equine influenza outbreak.  The BHA took the decision to cancel all meetings last night with a statement reading, "The BHA, with unanimous support of the industry veterinary committee, has taken the decision to cancel racing at all British racecourses on Thursday 7 February 2019.

"This is following the BHA being informed this evening by the Animal Health Trust of three confirmed Equine Influenza positives from vaccinated horses in an active racing yard.

"Horses from the infected yard have raced today at Ayr and Ludlow, potentially exposing a significant number of horses from yards across the country and in Ireland. The fact that the cases have been identified in vaccinated horses presents a cause for significant concern over welfare and the potential spread of the disease and the action to cancel racing has been viewed as necessary in order to restrict, as far as possible, the risk of further spread of the disease."  This is certainly a worrying development and it will be interesting to see how long it will be before racing can go ahead again.  There has been no decision about racing tomorrow or beyond, we will post more as we find out...

It is a real shame as David tells me that he had three certain winners lined up for his birthday!  Anyway, I am sure he will be letting all the staff go at lunchtime and go for a birthday knees-up down the pub!

I see that Gordon Elliott incurred the wrath of the stewards at Ayr yesterday with his runner Blue Braid being found to have not been ridden to achieve the best possible placing.  Jockey Henry Brooke was banned for 14 days, the horse banned from running for 40 days and the trainer fined £3,000.

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Manchester City went to the top of the Premier League last night following their 2-0 victory over Everton.  It looks to be more and more between Manchester City and Liverpool.  Meanwhile, I see that my team, West Ham are going to name a stand after former captain Billy Bonds - a great player who always gave 110% in every match.  He led the club to FA Cup wins in 1975 and 1980...I certainly miss those days!

I see Rafa Benitez is taking struggling Newcastle for training camp in Spain.  Pesonally, I would be taking them to the North Pole.  In what other job can you perform badly, yet get taken on holiday to Spain?  These footballers do not live in the real world!

Jo Konta sealed a Great Britain win over Slovenia in their first home Fed Cup tie for 26 years.  Konta said, "It was tough."  She won 7-6, 6-2 while Katie Boulter won 7-6, 6-2 - it didn't look too hard to me!

Snooker is also in the news again for gambling.  David John was banned from snooker for 5 years and 7 months for match fixing.  He was also fined £17,000 in costs.  Meanwhile, Jamie Jones was banned for 12 months for failing to report an illegal approach - it looks like our jockeys and trainers get off lightly!

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What do you call a snowman in the summer?  Puddle!

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