With so much of Somerset under water, it's a tad surprising that racing goes ahead at Wincanton. I'm glad it does.
I like the old fashioned course and the countryside in which it is set. The area is home to some top stables. Both David Pipe and Paul Nicholls train locally and often send their promising horses down the road to pick up some easy, if not vast prize money.
Like most of us, horses perform better if they don't have to travel far to work. They don't like sitting in traffic jams any more than . . .
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