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Racing Staff Week: Alex Bland

Monday 01 July 2019

What got you into racing and working with horses?
Attending the Malton Open Day and wanting to learn about race horses and racing having worked in other disciplines

What is the best thing about your job?
Watching a yearling develop into a racehorse

What is the best piece of advice you've received?
Never be afraid to ask for help.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?
Getting my uni degree and leading up my first ever racehorse for the yard at Donacaster

As a child, what did you wish to become when you grew up?
A vet

If you could time travel, when would you go?
Back to my Austrailia holiday in 2000

Who would you take with you if you were sent to live on a desert island for a month?
Rattla (partner)

Who would you make sure wasn't there when you arrived on your desert island?
My next door neighbours

What personality characteristic has gotten you in the most trouble?
Chit Chatting

If you had to pick a new name for yourself, what name would you pick?

What's the most courageous thing you've ever done?
Abseiling down the radio tower in Liverpool

When you're having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better?
Pour a large white wine and soda and repeat numerous times!

What is the funniest thing you have ever seen a stranger do?
Walk into a lamp post whilst on their phone

Do you think cats ever have regrets?
Definitely not

What's the one food you could never bring yourself to eat?

What fictional character do you wish you could meet?

What was the funniest way that you have been injured?
Falling over in a Bambi on ice fashion

If your life was a movie, what songs would be the soundtrack?
Old town road (Lil Nas X), Black and Gold (Sam Sparro), Happy (Pharrell Williams), Nessun Dorma (Pavarotti)

Who would play you in a movie of your life?
Keira Knightley

What TV catchphrase do you most enjoy using?
Are you well, I thought you were! (Derek Thompson)

What song do you have to sing along with when you hear it?
Happy (Pharrell)

What game are you really good at?
Thumb war

Do you think of yourself as being naughty or nice?

If you could shop for free at one store, which one would you choose?

What's the worst thing you did as a kid?
By accident I hit my friend in the head with my hockey stick

If you could marry a fictional character, who would it be and why?
Indiana Jones for all the adventures.

If you could read minds, whose would you want to read?
Noel Fitzpatrick the Supervet

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