and his younger brother, Clyde, are the only Button men to have survived that war.
Complementing the bride's ensemble was a hand-tied bouquet of yellow roses, Freesias, billy buttons
, and cushion mums.
Earlier this year, at Kempton, Bill and Shirley Robins had a rare winner when Billy Buttons
, trained by Andrew Balding, won a small race, but during the 1990s they were prominent owners, particularly of jumpers, including Mighty Mogul, Wonder Man, Silver Wedge and Danny Harrold.
KEMPTON: 5.20 Viola Da Gamba, 5.55 Traveller's Tales, 6.25 Billy Buttons
, 6.55 Laser Blazer, 7.25 Blueberry Fizz, 7.55 Pharoh Jake, 8.25 Ellie In The Pink, 8.55 Odd Ball.
TODAY'S TIPS HAYDOCK: 2.10 Dancing Art, 2.40 Trustan Times, 3.15 Priceless Art, 3.50 Cue To Cue, 4.25 Bold Sir Brian, 4.55 Amron Lad, 5.25 Lord Wishes HEREFORD: 2.30 Rowlestone Lad, 3.05 Roc De Guye, 3.40 Sublime Talent, 4.15 Decent Lord, 4.45 Relax, 5.15 Citrus Mark, 5.45 Fresh Air And Fun KEMPTON: 5.20 Viola Da Gamba, 5.55 Traveller's Tales, 6.25 Billy Buttons
, 6.55 Laser Blazer, 7.25 BLUEBERRY FIZZ (NAP), 7.55 Pharoh Jake, 8.25 Ellie In The Pink, 8.55 Odd Ball WARWICK: 2.20 Global Fella, 2.55 Sublime Talent, 3.30 Tarateeno, 4.05 The Red Laird, 4.35 Grassfinch, 5.05 Nozic, 5.35 Gold Ingot
NAOMI MATTHEW: 5.20 Viola Da Gamba (nb), 5.55 Traveller's Tales, 6.25 Billy Buttons
, 6.55 Laser Blazer, 7.25 Blueberry Fizz (nap), 7.55 Pharoh Jake, 8.25 Ellie In The Pink, 8.55 Odd Ball WARWICK: GAZETTE BET: 4.35 Dance For Livvy.
Flores Del Sol is run by a floral designer who makes moss "comfort gardens" in wooden holders ($65) and vivid preserved bouquets with woodsy-looking finds like yellow billy buttons
and green fiddleheads ($45).
None gave them more pleasure than the latest to be added to the list in Billy Buttons
, as the giant grey is homebred and was raised by the owners' stud manager John Kirby, who died last year.
, calla lilies, eucalyptus leaves, roses, and hydrangeas were a vision by Mimosa Florists.
TODAY'S SARABAND SELECTIONS BRIGHTON: 2.30 Grandeur (nap), 3.00 What About Now, 3.30 Green Wadi, 4.00 Lady Florence, 4.30 Viking Rose, 5.00 Boldinor, 5.30 Ace Of Spies KEMPTON: 6.20 Billy Buttons
, 6.50 Pennfield Pirate, 7.20 Stateos, 7.50 Annes Rocket, 8.20 Continuity, 8.50 Susan Stroman, 9.20 Cape Classic MUSSELBURGH: 2.15 Koolgreycat, 2.45 Wicked Wilma, 3.15 Green Lightning, 3.45 Nicola's Dream, 4.15 Greyfriarschorista, 4.45 Cadgers Brig, 5.15 Sensational Love WORCESTER: 5.10 The Fox's Decree, 5.40 My Condor, 6.10 Stage Acclaim, 6.40 Saved By John, 7.10 Itzacliche, 7.40 Tilly Ann, 8.10 Fine Lace Double: Grandeur and Cadgers Brig.
The bride carried a bouquet of yellow Billy Buttons
, yellow roses, and white calla lilies, beautifully arranged by Mimosa Flowers and Gifts.