I have written many words with regards to the Racing Club, it’s members and more importantly horses, and I do not want to disappoint now in what is probably our finest hour.
The aim of the Club when set up was to offer up an ownership option which would involve 25 members who can have a bit of fun, go racing with a horse running at our local tracks..well mainly that is
I have always had in the back of my mind that a winner at Taunton would be the ultimate, and yesterday Jezzer, team Woollacott and Micheal Nolan got it bang on.
A sticky start to the season for the horse, was turned around after a wind op, a sore throat for a few days and lo and behold he can breathe. I was chuffed with the place at 40/1, over the moon with the win at Ffos Las, but yesterday, I have to say overtook Bangers as being the Club’s finest moment to date.
I know I am prone to exaggeration but he bloody hosed up, when Micheal looked over both shoulders coming into the home turn, I thought holy cow, I’m not sure you should be doing that. Simon later did confess in thinking ‘if you get beat after doing that I am going to shoot you’. It was a super ride, he did exactly as asked and the horse just took him into the lead 2 out, as he had done with Daryl. Having watched the race one or twice already he jumped great and just looked to thoroughly enjoy himself.
We are not convinced the handicapper is going to be too kind to us, but will know this on Tuesday.
The bottom line is that he is a thoroughly likeable chap, Richard and his team have as always been brilliant and I am so pleased after such a tough Winter the stable is absolutely flying. As for the owner, Simon, he has been brilliant and I think he has enjoyed, I bet you are glad you didn’t go Pointing now !
A number of you have asked what happens next, well the lease finishes at the end of this month and obviously so does this chapter. It will then depend on what Simon wishes to do, with this in mind we will be sitting down in the kitchen next week after we know our new handicap mark and discuss the future.
The bottom line is that Jezzer came good at Taunton yesterday, we all said that after Bangers we wouldn’t ever have another season like it, this year I think we have.
Don’t forget we are having a social, well celebration now at Holnicote Point To Point on Sunday 7th May, the racing managers boot will be open and we have a pretty large bottle of champagne to drink, courtesy of the sponsors yesterday. It should be a great day as Kayley will probably have some runners and rumour has it that Sabroclair maybe turning up.
If you would like to come please let me know so that I can reserve you a glass
Have a good weekend, I know I certainly will