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Martin Kelner: On the mend
Martin Kelner: On the mend

For those asking, and apparently there has been one, SJA member, sometime Racing Post columnist and Radio Leeds “DJ” Martin Kelner is recovering after a second bout of surgery. Friends and colleagues will know that Kelner had a tumour removed last year, which has been variously reported to have been the size of a grapefruit or a melon (though not, as the patient was no doubt relieved to discover, the size of Wales).

The first in what is due to be a regular Saturday Kelner column in the Racing Post will appear tomorrow – he has already written it, the Post’s editors will be glad to hear. But in the meantime, Kelner has explained his current disposition thusly:

“Medical advice is not to go anywhere ‘your carpet slippers won’t take you,’ although as I point out in my Racing Post column, living in Wakefield that more or less takes in the whole town, and any occasion short of a formal Masonic dinner.”

For more where that came from, check out Kelner’s latest blog.

Everyone at the SJA wishes Kelner a speedy recovery, and we have extended to him a personal invitation to join us all at York Races for the SJA Race Day on May 15. And we won’t mind if he turns us in the carpet slippers.


Mon Apr 14: SJA Spring Golf Day: Croham Hurst GC, Surrey
Thu May 15: SJA members’ Race Day at York