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Race Day

18 Aug

The Sunflower Stakes? Well if you grow a bunch of Sunflowers over the ten foot mark you have to do something with ’em.

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I came up with the idea of running the Sunflower Stakes and arranged a Race Day. As it was a Thursday it just had to be Ladies Day and many turned up wearing their best hats  —

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Knowing how mean old ladies can get if their merangues aren’t baked to perfection —

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I took the precaution of wearing a bulletproof vest under my shirt while the sunflowers were name tagged from the hat and measured —

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I daren’t stand still for long in that suit or I would have been tagged and bagged too so I kept my runner busy as she worked hard to keep up —

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Go Margaret GO —

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One of the benefits of wearing cammo gear is that you can always hide —

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when your singing or speechifying doesn’t go down too well —

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No worries – the Sunflower Mistress of Ceremonies had everything under control —

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and with the food all gone —

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the eighteen sunflowers tagged and measured —

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it was time to wake a few people up – ‘c’mon gran the show is over time to get you home’ —

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‘Oh no it isn’t – I want to know who won the Best Hat competition!’

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It was Hazel of course – how could I possibly forget.

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We can’t all be winners — time to beat a hasty retreat 🙂

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For the record the race winner was Legal Loser who came with a late run at 3mts or 9ft 10ins in old money and pipped Medical Mystery at the post by one inch. I’m pretty sure there is more growth left in Legal Loser and she might top out near 11ft if the sun ever returns —

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The Sunflower Stakes

 
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