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Sam Daniels has been chosen to race in the John Smith Peoples Race at Aintree on Grand National Day. Here, he describes the run-up to the big day.
Posted at 5:34pm Thursday 1st October 2009
It’s been another busy week, job searching and also having to rethink the plans to get Disney fit. It’s amazing how quick time passes by from one week to the next and the evenings have suddenly got darker a lot earlier, which makes the riding out a bit more hazardous. Some drivers don’t seem to understand that horses get spooked by their lights and charging past them at full speed. I’m sure they can only learn to obey the speed limits in the countrified area.
Posted at 2:58pm Monday 7th September 2009
It’s been a while since I last did my post. Things really have changed since Aintree when I last wrote to you all...
Posted at 5:44pm Tuesday 5th May 2009
Hello all, I hope you’re all well. It’s been another long week, full of surprises and interesting sights.
Posted at 5:46pm Tuesday 28th April 2009
Well what can I say, it’s been a busy week, it’s been all go, go, go – a lot of things are happening.
Posted at 11:39am Monday 20th April 2009
It’s been brought to my attention that you have all enjoyed my daily blogs from my journey to the John Smith’s Peoples Race so I thought I’d continue to write them to keep you all informed of my progress and what’s going on.
Posted at 1:57pm Tuesday 14th April 2009
I left for Aintree on the Friday morning at 3am. It was a long drive so a good early start was needed! Once again a huge thank-you to my employer Demelza Barnes for letting me have more time off work to compete in the race. Me and Melza were joking on the Thursday ride out about falling off at the start, but she was very helpful.
Posted at 2:04pm Thursday 2nd April 2009
Hello all, its just two days now until my big ride at Aintree in the John Smiths Peoples Race.
Posted at 4:25pm Wednesday 1st April 2009
I wake up every morning at 6am to be at Mr Richard Rowes’ yard for 6.45am to get everything ready for riding out, e.g. hot water and tack, and to organise my horse.