Those who disagree with me for criticising the BHA on their handling of the Dunne Frost case may want to read about the handling of Oisin Murphy and his misdemeanours. I am not someone who wants to or believe it has been handled in such a manner due to the fact he rides for Qatar. If that is proven to be the case, I’m not sure how they, the BHA can recover. Each an ever one of those who have been involved in the handling of the case would surely have to follow Paul Struthers. Richie Forristal has listed the timeline of Oisin’s offences in his Racing Post column. The BHA certainly appear to have sat on their hands. They may have been sitting on their hands with one or two other things involving another high-profile case of late too. Only time will tell.
On a positive note, I have just transferred a conditional jockey licence over to my trainers licence and the licencing department have been incredibly helpful and supper efficient.
My claim to fame may yet be “confused snowflakes” I note David Jennings has used it in a piece about Paul Carberry. I wonder if I can put it forward for a listing in the urban dictionary.
Our horses seem to remain in good health, and they will need to be. Highstakesplayer, Sebastopol, Tea Clipper and Glory and Fortune all head to Kempton on Boxing Day. If no one else wants to run around for decent prize money we certainly will. To read my thoughts click here.
Happy Chritmas to one and all. Rumour has it I'm heading to Newmarket to have lunch with Gay Kellaway.