Today’s Tweats on Twitter from Towcester News

Todays Tweats on Twitter from TowcesterNews

18:19 Time to stop work, off to see Towcester Lions tonight #

18:24 Put a bit of a rehash but updated Telegraph Blog article today to help bit.ly/USKFv #BPark #

18:26 @iNashUK Kingdom of Heaven #

18:29 Today’s Tweats on Twitter from Towcester News: Todays Tweats on Twitter from TowcesterNews
18:04 @Lollygir.. tinyurl.com/cndgwq #

23:10 @Weebly_one Just realised where you and Nick come from! #

23:21 @Documentally it is ridiculous particularly the cost of diesel #

08:23 Very foggy #

08:24 Off Loughrans in Towcester to get Land Rover serviced #

08:32 @dopeydee so I am led to believe #

08:33 @dopeydee I suspect it means tweets to read #

08:54 Waiting for Mick #

08:58 Waiting to get picked up twitpic.com/28ntz maps.google.com/?q=52.137659%2C-0.994220&ll=52.137659%2C-0.994220 #

09:39 Blue sky is appearing the fog is lifting #

09:39 It is bizarre how many people drive with no lights in foggy conditions, visibility an hour ago was about 200 metres #

09:47 @PaulDJohnston I recall the DOF conversation #

09:50 @ruskin147 Have a quick look at bit.ly/XxLwb micro news, website, hyper local, running 2 years #GCM #

09:52 @spencemnl the home of Motorsport too – it is frightening, also how many of them are silver in colour… #fog #

09:58 [Local News] SNH is Relieved By Red Nose Day Success tinyurl.com/cd2z3a #

09:58 @spencemnl I am sure you can see the danger though – I guess we’ll see more day or running lights, hopefully not all a la Audi #

10:00 @Zster76 Drawing a blank – I can’t find anyone who knows – let me know if it happens again #

10:23 @stephenfry Gosh I envisaged the equivalent of Milk Monitors! Aghh #

10:27 [What’s On?] Towcester Races Mini Two Day Festival Preview tinyurl.com/ckaau8 #

10:27 Towcester Mini Festival Racing Preview: Towcester Racecourse – Preview for Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th Ma.. tinyurl.com/cqgj2f #

10:35 Installed flahlight on iphone last night, a really useful app, makes iphone into a torch! #

10:41 @spencemnl I can’t believe the fuel calculation the draw would be tiny – but good point #

10:46 Twittergrader demotes Scotland to a city! bit.ly/6IPCi #twitter #

10:47 RT @TowcesterNews: Twittergrader demotes Scotland to a city! bit.ly/6IPCi #twitter or did – is there a Scotland in Belize? #

11:03 @marcnobbs quick get some before they tax it #

11:14 just filled in form for Congestion Charging exemption – benefit of Land Rover Station Wagon #

11:18 @Documentally ah well if it has nine seats or more on the VR5 you can apply for exemption – then it is free #

11:19 @PaulDJohnston DOF depth of field – back ground blurring or not, ie shallow depth = background blur #

11:20 @Documentally yes or fit LPG (on a V8) and its free! #

11:22 @Documentally see here bit.ly/11gysF #

11:23 @PaulDJohnston you can go back to the Flickr page to see the alternative #

11:25 RT works in London just checked my old house – spooky @guardiantech: Google launches Street View in UK bit.ly/1JMJOU #

12:46 @shedworking check the link feedburner error #

15:40 Northants Police crackdown today, Police video and story – they are almost tweeting as it happens bit.ly/iZOB #

16:50 @EthosRecruit Very good, I thought that playing with Rays was dangerous #

16:53 @Panavision That is really sad, I would have thought they would be gagging to see an learn about BP #Bpark #

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Google Street View – Essential For “When I” people

Today Google has launched Street View on its mapping service to major towns and cities in the UK, bizarrely including Scunthorpe.

Personally I think this is a fantastic development – science fiction becomes science fact.

However, I have since thought of a potential problem – the When I, to me a When I is the person who constantly says, “When I was in the States”, “When I was a boy,” etc, you get the idea.

A little careful fiddling with Google Street View and an elaborate story is possible – its just a thought.

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See http://maps.google.co.uk

Towcester Mini Festival Racing Preview

Towcester Racecourse – Preview for Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th March 2009.

THE start of Towcester’s two day mini ‘Festival’ next week may lack some of the glitz and star quality of the recent Cheltenham parade but certain results at Prestbury Park mean we can hold our heads high in rural Northamptonshire.

Silk Affair on left

Silk Affair on left

For while only three 2008/09 Towcester winners went on to compete at the Festival, two of them, Character Building and Silk Affair, went on to score in top class races.

Character Building, trained by John Quinn in Yorkshire, landed the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup for amateur rider Jamie Codd at odds of 16/1 on Thursday, having won a handicap hurdle at Towcester over 2m 5f in early November when Dougie Costello was in the saddle. This success was Character Building’s only other victory in six starts this season.

What’s more, Character Building now features among the leading fancies for the John Smith’s Grand National at Aintree on April 4, being regarded as 6lbs ‘well in’ after his Cheltenham victory and is currently quoted around 14/1 for the four and a half mile marathon.

Were he to be successful at Liverpool he would join a list that includes horses such as Rubio (1908), Forbra (1932) and Well To Do (1972) who have included Towcester on their ‘CV’.

Meanwhile, on the Wednesday of the Festival, Silk Affair, who is trained by Mick Quinlan at Newmarket, completed a memorable four-timer which had begun at Towcester on January 29 when the four year-old filly took the Fred Winter Juvenile Novices’ Hurdle. All of those wins were achieved with jockey Tom O’Brien in the saddle.

Towcester racecourse manager Kevin Ackerman said (with tongue only slightly in cheek): “These results go some way to proving what we always secretly believed – that Towcester is the breeding ground of champions!”

He added: “There is a serious side to this as we would love to bring higher class races to Towcester and it does prove that there is a direct correlation between the exertions of the Towcester hill and those experienced at Cheltenham.”

It should also be noted that Venetia Williams, a trainer who has been plundering Towcester prizes with some efficiency during the course of the last ten years, deservedly captured headlines by having two winners during the Festival with Kayf Aramis and Something Wells.

Perhaps it would have been too much to expect for Aachen, the only Williams-trained runner at the Festival who had been a Towcester winner during 2008/09 to deliver the goods in the Vincent O’Brien County Hurdle landed in some style by American Trilogy. That, as they say, would have been a bridge too far!

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