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Standing alone: Billy Keane makes sure to keep his distance from the jockeys during racing at Thurles on Saturday. Photo: Pat Healy Racing

Standing alone: Billy Keane makes sure to keep his distance from the jockeys during racing at Thurles on Saturday. Photo: Pat Healy Racing

Standing alone: Billy Keane makes sure to keep his distance from the jockeys during racing at Thurles on Saturday. Photo: Pat Healy Racing

The good side is I was told if you sing 'Happy Birthday' twice, well then that equates to the correct amount of time to be spent handwashing.

So there I was singing out loud. Just to be on the safe side, I gave a blast of 'For He's a Jolly Good Fella' after the double birthday tribute. The man who wandered in to the Gents at Thurles racecourse when I was washing away the faded rings on my fingerprints galloped out the door with the fright.

Thurles was the only race meeting to be held in Ireland and England and possibly the only one in Europe, unless the Cossacks held a flapper for the fun of it on the Steppes.