. . . it's a horse. My cousin Evan has been mad about de nags since he was in short pants, but it's an alien world for me. It transpires that there has been a local triumph - in Japan! Blackstairmountain just won the biggest prize in global horse racing by coming in first in the Nakayama Grand Jump. The prize is $1.5m, and I'm sure that the owner, trainer, jockey, groomer, fetlock-currier, dung-barrower, have all done handsomely at the bookie because he came in at 25/1. That's a pony for every quid you plunge mate, to use the technical jargon of the turf. That's pretty cool as B's home is just down the road in Bagenalstown. I hope that some local bard will compose a song to displace Dawn Run famous in song and story and another really local nag from 30 years ago. Actually, I should say reprise Dawn Run because her trainer was the father of B's.