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21st April 2024

Wherever I have been in the British Isles in the last few months, from the Highlands of Scotland to the south of England and the west of Ireland, everyone has agreed that it has been one of the wettest winters that they can remember. There is standing water where there has never been water before, farmers have been unable to get machinery onto the land, and many turf race meetings have been abandoned.

Everywhere is saturated and we are all sick of the rain except, it would seem, if you live in or around Windsor. Windsor racecourse are watering for their meeting tomorrow. I find it impossible to believe that it is necessary. Actually, I am fairly certain that it is not necessary as the going is described as “Good to Firm, Good” with “a chance of a light shower”. Clearly this clerk of the course is ignoring BHA instructions to aim for Good to Firm ground for flat racing but there is nothing new in that, the vast majority ignore that instruction with impunity.

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