I was lucky enough to get invited to the Peter O’Sullevan Annual Award Lunch, the award was won by JP McManus who is the leading jumps trainer, and you could tell that it meant a huge amount to himself and his family, racing is very lucky to have him.
There was a good bunch on the table including Peter O’Sullevan himself and thankfully this time none of my neighbours fell asleep!
I seem to be spending a lot of time at Awards events, unsuccessfully might I add! This weekend I’m attending Jaguar Academy of Sports Awards, I have been nominated for the most Inspiration Sports Woman, so fingers crossed for me please.
I have been continuing to ride out in the mornings, the picture is of Margot Did and Wigmore Hall earlier today, they are fresh and well, both are heading to the Sunshine in Dubai. I’m busy tomorrow morning, I’ll be riding work for Amy Weaver, Michael Bell and Conor Dore.
The weight is good, weirdly I’m lighter than when I was riding, I think it’s because I have cut out the chocolate and Redbull, it’s really difficult to eat healthily when you’re constantly on the go, having Coeliac disease doesn’t help because I can’t just grab a sandwich. The food provided at the Racecourse is moderate but I won’t start ranting about that, Yet!
On route to Newbury to hook up with the Racing UK team, I’ll be back on Monday to let you know how the weekend went.
10.30am I managed to drag my butt out of bed this morning. In my defense I was slightly Jet lagged from my very short trip to America, so short in fact I didn’t even get time to go shopping!
Arlingtonis a beautiful racetrack, Wigmore Hall ran a brilliant race and would have been closer had the gaps been there turning for home. My friend Gill who is in the picture with myself, Wiggy and trainer Michael Bell had the horse in peak condition, so thank you to her and also Mark Hawtin the owner for having me on board.
Right I’m off to the sea side where I rode my first winner, it was a donkey derby but it still felt good!!!