Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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Stupid Horse

We're learned that  my mother's horse tore a tendon in one of its front legs when it fell through a fence the other week and is going to be out of the game for the rest of the season. A race horse that can't race: ah well.

My mother is either being very philosophical about it or (which I think more likely)  doesn't actually care that much. My theory is she likes the idea of being a racehorse owner and everything else is secondary. Even when it's running this horse has very little hope of winning anything- not even one of the bottom of the heap races at Plumpton which is all its ever likely to be entered for. But it's a bona fide race horse, it's hers, and it gives her a foothold in that world and that's enough.
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