After one false start and several nearly false starts (they run "wild", there's no stalls. So imagine the logistics of lining up 40 temperamental racehorses without a single one overstepping the mark) they finally went OFF!
... and ...
SILVER BIRCH WON!
My one, Hedgehunter, came in 9th. Which is still pretty good considering only about 10 out of the 40 actually came in to the end. (That's right! Approx. 30 out of 40 horses chucked their riders.)
My other horse, who shall remain nameless was romping in SECOND, until the swine threw the jockey somewhere around the twelfth fence.
PS & Continuing the theme of useful/interesting blogs I found one called cure-cancer.blogspot which might be of interest to some people ...
And another one:
Releasing the inner blinger in me - I have only just - and belatedly - realised that having grandchildren gives me a good excuse to release my inner blinger. So ... we took a trip to Homebase...
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