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Jonathan Garratt
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Managing Director of Cartmel Racecourse
Managing Director of Cartmel Racecourse

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Crossing Borders
When a batsmen hits the ball clean over the boundary, he scores six runs. No one’s required to run for the ball, but it usually comes back eventually. And it’s not just cricket pitches that have boundaries, most modern parenting groups advise that toddlers ...
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Join the debate at the Cartmel Blogspot...
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The Whip Debate
The whip can be an emotive subject and it is right to continually review our stance in the light of public perception. For that reason alone, I am quite sure that Nestle completed extensive customer research before they decided to rename their oldest confec...
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A Case of Mistaken Identity
There have been plenty of excellent people called Geoffrey: Geoffrey Chaucer who wrote the Canterbury Tales, Geoffrey Palmer who appeared in the sitcom Butterflies and Geoffrey Boycott, who is apparently quite famous in Yorkshire. Geoffrey is obviously a ma...
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Planning Ahead - The 2018 Fixture List
The BHA fixture allocation process has concluded and Cartmel is set to stage 27 fixtures. I know what you're thinking: what new excuse can you give to your employer / spouse / dog-sitter for bunking off to Cartmel races on more days than ever before? But re...
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Diamonds, Champagne & Sticky Toffee Pudding
The French have no idea how to treat ladies, at least not when it comes to lady jockeys. In March this year the French racing authorities told all female jockeys that they needed to lose weight – that’s right, they told them that, if they wanted to ride the...
Diamonds, Champagne & Sticky Toffee Pudding
Diamonds, Champagne & Sticky Toffee Pudding
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Rare breed cattle - good for the BBQ Meeting!
A Taste for the Blues
A Taste for the Blues
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A Taste for the Blues
Grazing at High Lickbarrow Farm, near Windermere, is a breed of cattle so rare that they aren’t even recognised by the Rare Breeds Society of Great Britain. According to the Albion Cattle Society website ( www.albioncattlesociety.co.uk) , Blue Albions were ...
A Taste for the Blues
A Taste for the Blues
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Snakes and Adders
I’ve never liked reptiles very much. It’s something to do with the way they shed their skin, lick their eyelids and issue parking tickets. Oh sorry, that’s traffic wardens... I’ve had trouble telling them apart ever since my wife’s vehicle was issued with a...
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The All Weather Track
"Can you make it NOT rain?" read the text message. I can do a lot of things, but for influence over the weather I have to turn to someone much more powerful than myself. I won't tell you who, because she wouldn't thank me, but she says she'll see what she c...
The All Weather Track
The All Weather Track
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