Friday, June 15, 2012

back from break, wonderful old bridge

Whilst we had a short break in Newmarket, we came across this medieval bridge, which was to help pack horses across a ford when it was flooded.

After all the rain we have had recently we were surprised to find that there was no need to use the bridge.

Myself and Keith were up and out by 6am every day so that we could watch the race horses on the gallops, we spoke to many of the top trainers, who were all so friendly, and saw a few famous horses preparing for Royal Ascot, we even saw the Queens horse Carlton House, pictured above with Jamie Moore the top jockey, trained by Sir Micheal Stoute, who was himself in fine form, although slightly out of tune with his singing, LOL, the Queen was busy so she missed the early morning start.

We did miss Black Caviar, an Australian wonder horse, she came out at 430 in the morning, to early for us.