What glorious weather! Last night we had the whole team here for a “Treble Treble” BBQ celebrating our fabulous evening last week. Thanks to Mike & Mella Wright, part owners of Dreamsundermyfeet (the 2nd part of the treble!) for the delicious sausages and burgers from Lambournes Butchers in Stow on the Wold. Thanks also to Kay from Spillers for the amazing cakes which went down very well too. A wonderful time was had by all – culminating in the majority of us (including me!) being dunked in the water splash I’d made for us all! I didn’t mind too much as it was pretty refreshing!
James Best, who rode two of the winners and has ridden 7 of our winners so far this season, was here but had his phone not far away as wife Izzy is expecting their second child and is a few days overdue – too hot to be pregnant, poor Izzy.
A few sore heads this morning but, in usual Team Keighley fashion, no-one was late and they were all here by 5.30am. Work hard play hard this team do! Thanks to them all.
Peter Boggis and his friend Brian were here 1st lot to watch Mr Mafia (Belinda) work and he worked with Back On The Lash (Warren Marston). We also worked Fiddledi Dee, Ben Buie, Kazontherazz, Cut And Run, Miss Antipova and Be Thankful.
Second lot Richard East brought in a couple of mates to watch the horses on the gallops and have a look at the horses in the stables. Great to catch up with Richard and hear from him all about our retired superstar Solstice Star who is living the life of luxury at home with him. Dreadful news about the BBC Panorama programme – I missed it as we were partying but it sounds as if it was very one sided. As followers of ours know, we do all we can to ensure our horses have wonderful homes when they have finished racing, it is so important, and we love nothing more than to hear about them and what they are getting up to. One good thing about the programme is that many more have been getting in touch again with an update including The Kvilleken, Jeans Genie, Spring Moon and Cotswold Prince. We do a feature in our monthly newsletter (apart from this months as there were so many winners to talk about!) and we know you love hearing about them as much as we do.
This afternoon we have Harry’s Leaver’s Service and Picnic at Temple Guiting Church and School Field. Belinda has kindly offered for me to cook everyone paella – thankfully something I enjoy and it should be a lovely evening with great friends in a stunning setting. The end of an era tomorrow as Harry leaves Temple Guiting Primary School, somewhere Belinda has been driving the boys to for 9 years now (since Freddie started in Reception) and there may well be a few tears! He’s ready for the next step and some of the wonderful friends he’s made are going with him too to The Cotswold School.