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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by Merlin on Tue 05 Nov 2013, 08:47

Merlin wrote:My four against the field in the MC :

Hawkspur
Simenon
Masked marvel
Brown Panther
That's my big C note down the plughole!
Bleah - I looked at left Red Cadeaux (60/1) but left him out of my 4 because I genuinely believed he wasn't up to it.
Wrong!! Rolling Eyes
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Post by Hass on Tue 05 Nov 2013, 11:28

One of my mates won the trifecta (he pocketed about four grand). Another one had both Red Cadeaux and Mount Athos but not Fiorenti. He's kicking himself.


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Post by horace on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 03:50

ooops ....sorry Mr K...

VdC came out too late and needed a run...next year with a better prep - provided both Mr K and I do not back her
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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by horace on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 03:52

a pretty ordinairy MC as it turned out... what with the criminal class training the winner and the French mare busting a leg
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Post by G.Wood on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 05:36

Gai's facing trouble for treating Tres Blue without seeking permission. She no doubt believes she is above such trivialities of doing the right thing and letting the stewards know what she is doing where required.

Hope the Vics show some balls.
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Post by horace on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 05:39

the mandatory penalty is 6 months suspension...which others have copped...the criminal class trainer had been hoping to avoid Sydney stewards by moving down here...RD is correct - a big test for the Vic stewards
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Post by JGK on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 05:45

horace wrote:ooops ....sorry Mr K...

VdC came out too late and needed a run...next year with a better prep - provided both Mr K and I do not back her

It's not VdC not winning that sucked. It was you talking about how much better it was than Red Farking Cadeaux who I left out of my tri and First Four.

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Post by embee on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 05:48

Talk about unlucky ...horrie writes one legible sentence in ten years of posting and JGK acts on it ...
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Post by horace on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 05:50

RC looked like chump change in the St L
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Post by JGK on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 07:10

embee wrote:Talk about unlucky ...horrie writes one legible sentence in ten years of posting and JGK acts on it ...

Well I think we've all learned a valuable lesson.

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Post by horace on Wed 06 Nov 2013, 22:23

oh well as Damon Runyon famously titled one of his short stories in the 30s - "All horse players die broke"
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Post by Basil on Thu 07 Nov 2013, 20:30

4,000 winners for AP McCoy - very nearly 1,500 clear of the next most successful jockey over the jumps. Jump racing's Bradman.
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Post by beamer on Thu 07 Nov 2013, 23:44

Basil wrote:4,000 winners for AP McCoy - very nearly 1,500 clear of the next most successful jockey over the jumps. Jump racing's Bradman.
Yeah, and his nearest competitors are long-time rivals Richard Johnson and Ruby Walsh, he's got well over twice as many as anyone who went before him.

At nearly 40 you would be expecting him to be winding down towards retirement, but no sign he's even considering it. Perhaps even another thousand in him?

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Post by Basil on Fri 08 Nov 2013, 07:30

beamer wrote:
Basil wrote:4,000 winners for AP McCoy - very nearly 1,500 clear of the next most successful jockey over the jumps. Jump racing's Bradman.
Yeah, and his nearest competitors are long-time rivals Richard Johnson and Ruby Walsh, he's got well over twice as many as anyone who went before him.

At nearly 40 you would be expecting him to be winding down towards retirement, but no sign he's even considering it. Perhaps even another thousand in him?
You wouldn't bet against it. The bloke's pain barrier must be immense when you consider some of the falls he's had. One of the most successful sportsmen this country has ever produced.
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Post by Merlin on Fri 08 Nov 2013, 09:45

Basil wrote:
You wouldn't bet against it. The bloke's pain barrier must be immense when you consider some of the falls he's had. One of the most successful sportsmen this country has ever produced.
. . . and one of the most humble too!
Quote : "I'm just hoping to get the 4000th out of the way so I can carry on with the job without the press circus following me around ..."

Top bloke - always always rides a horse to the finish as if it's the Gold Cup, and never ever gives up.
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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by WideWally on Sat 09 Nov 2013, 04:04

It took Buffering a million starts to finally win a Group One & now he has won two in a row.
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Post by WideWally on Sat 23 Nov 2013, 08:12

WideWally wrote:It took Buffering a million starts to finally win a Group One & now he has won two in a row.
Make that three Group Ones in a row.

Buffering has just won the Winterbottom Stakes by a nose from Moment Of Change.
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Post by embee on Fri 10 Jan 2014, 04:43

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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by horace on Fri 10 Jan 2014, 05:13

sometime, somewhere some dog will be slurping up the remains of the recently deceased Jimmy - Black Caviar's little brother...v expensive dog food
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Post by Bradman on Fri 10 Jan 2014, 06:23

They should recoop their money by canning him in memorial tins for the dishlickers.

Limited edition, signed by the vet/horsie coroner and flog it on nein during the drinks breaks.
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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by WideWally on Tue 14 Jan 2014, 20:09

So what is your favourite memory of St Nicholas Abbey?

His three Coronation Cups?
His win in the Dubai Sheema Classic defeating Gentildonna?
His win the Breeders Cup Turf at Churchill Downs?
His win in the Racing Post Trophy as a two year old?



I hope embee's pic was not aimed at the mighty St Nick.
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Post by G.Wood on Tue 14 Jan 2014, 20:21

You feel for Coolmore, they could do with the Stud fees he would have brought
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Post by Merlin on Wed 15 Jan 2014, 12:50

WideWally wrote:So what is your favourite memory of St Nicholas Abbey?

His three Coronation Cups?
His win in the Dubai Sheema Classic defeating Gentildonna?
His win the Breeders Cup Turf at Churchill Downs?
His win in the Racing Post Trophy as a two year old?



I hope embee's pic was not aimed at the mighty St Nick.

His three Coronation Cup's were pretty special, however, for me, it was his gutsy performance to win the Breeders Cup Turf at Churchill. Sheer determination.
Only 7 years old . . . man, that's a lot of wasted covers Coolmore have lost out on!
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Post by lardbucket on Wed 15 Jan 2014, 21:15

[quote="Merlin"]
WideWally wrote:Only 7 years old . . . man, that's a lot of wasted covers Coolmore have lost out on!

The horse might have felt sad about this too.

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Post by Merlin on Thu 16 Jan 2014, 10:04

Frankel has a BOY !!

First offspring for the wonder horse is a colt, born Saturday to Coolmore's six year old mare Chrysanthemum.

Already been quoted at 66/1 to win the 2017 Epsom Derby.
I'll take the 40's offered for the 2000 guineas though!

Unlike poor old St Nicholas Abbey who missed out on all those covers, Frankel enjoyed humping 133 mares last year, of which 126 are in foal! So the juices are working then !!

At 125K a pop (no foal, no fee) he's been valued at 100 million, which, ironically, would buy several tins of Kennomeat dog food had things gone awry in his racing career !!

There but for the grace of . . . .
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