I managed to hurt my back last week by riding a horse that pulled my arms and left me very sore. After quite a few sessions in the hot tub I decided to go to Oaksey House where they did a great job and helped me enormously. We are so lucky to have this facility on our doorstep and I know that poor old Tommy will need as much help as possible after his horrendous fall at Newbury last Friday.
We had a fairly ordinary day last Wednesday with both runners running badly but the highlight of the day was having a very good lunch in an Italian restaurant in Warwick with a great friend of mine.
We had a good weekend with four runners which resulted in a winner two seconds and a fifth.Like The Sound won his second hurdle race of the season but will not be seen at his best until he goes chasing next year as he’s a gogeous big horse. We had two seconds at Hereford with Fixed Rate coming back to form and Wishicould just finding the ground too fast for her as she needs a bog!
I got up very early on Sunday as we took Gowanauthat and Seventh Sky to Newbury for a spin round and forgot that the clocks had gone forward which meant I got up at five o’clock!
We haven’t got too many runners this week as we’ve only got fifteen left in but its been a very good season for us with twenty one winners and some nice horses still to run.
Am off skiing tomorrow to Argentierre with my kids until Sunday so we should have a bit of fun and I will try to beat them down the black runs without killing myself!

Am sorry I missed my blog last week but I was rather busy with eight people staying most nights we had a very full house! I think four days at the Festival is enough for anyone so lets hope for the sake of our livers they don’t make it five days!
I had quite a day the Friday before last with lunch at Sandown with Princess Anne and then drinks at Windsor Castle with her mum afterwards. She is a very special lady and I always enjoy going to that drinks party.
Last week started with a bang as Royals And Rebels managed to win at Plumpton by a short head under a very good ride from Tommy which was very exciting to watch.We also had a good run from Morney Wing at Sandown which should put him back on track again.
It was fabulous being at Cheltenham especially if you were a Paddy! The Irish took the place by storm with N Henderson taking the English honours with three nice winners.The riding honours went to Ruby Walsh and Noel Fehily who both ride Cheltenham  beautifully and give their horses so much time to get into a race.
The punter of the week has got to be the fella who had 400k at 1-4 on Altior and then must have thought that was easy so then stuffed 500k on Douvain and lost a large chunk of dosh! Rumours are it was a footballer so easy come easy go.
I had both my sisters and brother staying amongst others so it was a very jolly week with quite late dinners every night and a sore head most mornings.
We have a few entries through the week and then sixteen entries over the weekend which should keep us busy and hopefully get us the odd winner.
We have now got a lot of interest in The 25 Club which I need to have in place for the end of next month as we would like to start buying the horses in May for next season and hope there are a few Cheltenham winners amongst them!

We had a few runners last week the highlight beeing Wishicoulds win at Newbury were she won really well and has subsequently gone up 9lbs for doing so.I ran Seventh Sky on Saturday at Newbury and I think he has fallen out of love with the game as he doesn’t really want to know any more.He is still working out of his skin but he is not firing on the racecourse and so reluctantly having discussed it with Fidelma Toole who owns him we have decided to retire him . Its a great shame as he has won us a lot of races and is in the Grand National this year but he owes us nothing and he will be very difficult to replace.
We had a busy weekend and a full house staying most of whom finished up in the hot tub on Saturday night with a few hangovers the next morning!
We have the odd runner this week the highlight being on Friday at Sandown where I have an invitation for lunch with Princess Anne and then in the evening I am taking my daughter Matilda to have drinks with the Queen at Windsor Castle. Tildie is very excited about it and will be practicing her curtsy all week!