Friday, 23 May 2014

We are in Ireland for the next couple of days watching the Tattersalls International point to point championship. It is being held at Fairyhouse this year and we got there yesterday in time to watch the last four races. There were lots of runners and the ground was perfect. Good horses and great racing. Well done to Tattersalls for moving it onto a better site. Today should be interesting with the English jockeys in competition with their Irish counterparts going head to head in the International jockey challenge.  England won convincingly last year so I expect Ireland will be determined for that not to happen again..It will be followed by a typically Irish 'Shindig' at the Tattersalls House which from my memory was rather too good last year!