Everyone knows I am horse mad, and knows that I would rather ride the Grand National winner than be PM [I accept neither is likely, but would happily do both!]. Delighted to be bringing the year to an end by riding out with a racehorse trainer. Also pleased to see Kauto Stars amazing win in the King George Chase at Kempton on boxing day
However, all is not rosy in the state of racing - as the BBC Racing Correspondent writes - naming the efforts of myself and Matt Hancock MP to bring racing into the 21st Century in the House of Commons.
Read more here: http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/horse_racing/16319279.stm