Had a bit of a panic last week as I was peeing blood and when I googled it I learned that either my kidneys had packed up or I had cancer both of which I might die from! So in a bit of a state I got an appointment with a doctor in Lambourn who told me to bring a sample down.I didn’t have a test tube so I put my sample in a champagne flute with some cling film on the top.I walked into the surgery waiting room and half of Lambourn were sitting there wanting to know what I had come in for so I told them it was nothing serious but I did get some funny looks as I was clutching my champagne flute! I eventually saw the Doctor who put a litmus paper into my sample and said it looked OK. She then asked me if I had eaten any beetroot and realising  that I had I felt like a real plonker!
We had a few runners last week and I think Some Kinda Lama was a little unlucky not to win as he was a fast finishing 2nd. We ran Morney Wing in The Eider and he never got put in the race which was disapointing as we had layed him out for the race quite a while ago.
We have a few entries this week and could do with a winner as we’ve had a lot of 2nds lately and it would be nice to go one better.
Everyone is getting geared up for Cheltenham and all the last trial races have been run so the picture is getting a bit clearer as to what races which horses will run in. Poor old Barry Geraghty is not going to make it as he had a horrible fall on Saturday at Kempton and broke some ribs and punctured a lung. As the whole year is geared for those four days in March it must be very frustrating for him.

Well we have at long last started to have some runners again thank God as I was getting very bored.We ran Like The Sound at Kempton on Friday in a very competitive novice hurdle and he ran a cracker to be 2nd .He will make a lovely novice chaser next season. We ran Royals And Rebels in his first chase at Plumpton yesterday and he jumped well to finish 2nd and will come on for the race as he has just had his wind done.We also ran Wishicould in her first handicap hurdle and she also finished 2nd so they’re in form but it would be nice to get a winner!
Our next runner is Cody Wyoming in the Royal Artillery Gold Cup at Sandown on Friday which have to be ridden by soldiers or ex ones. We have got the services of Jody Sole who has won the race a few times and is definately one of the more competitive riders.
I have spent most of the morning opening my Valentine cards which does restore my faith in human nature after last years fun and games!
We are launching the new 25 club and we have had a very good response so far which is very exciting and if anyone wants some info on it just drop us a line.

We have had a very quiet time lately mainly through lack of horses which is frustrating as we are having a good season. I am trying to get the numbers up for next season and I have launched The 25 Club with the intention of buying four nice horses that can compete at a decent level.We have had a fair bit of interest and anyone that would like a brochure just drop us a line.
We should get a bit busier soon as we worked a lot more horses last week and one or two of them may get entries next week.
I stayed with my brother Robbie at the weekend as it was our sister Victoria’s 50th and we all got together at Horncliffe to celebrate. It all went really well and we came back down the A1 with a serious headache.
A lot of people did a dry January which I’ve never understood as it’s the most miserable month of the year and I can’t understand why anyone would want to make it even more miserable!
Doing very well on the women front right now and if my business was going as well as that I would be giving Paul Nicholls a run for his money!