A Day At The Races


The fellow called it

My father had to laugh

Cheltenham he meant

A fond and fervent gaff

Some pal he made in Nellie’s

The little local pub

In the days of his retirement

And mammy’s lovely grub


And today I had a ‘daddy’ day

I watched the horses run

At Cheltenham of course

And yes I had some fun

Picked two winners and a third

Not bad for one like me

But I didn’t part with money

Not one for that you see


My father studied horse and form

Course and distance too

Read all the connoisseurs

I think he was one too

I just go for names I like

And check out all the odds

And Midnight Shadow did the trick

Aren’t I the lucky…bod!


Brian Fahy

13 November 2021

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