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Report kauto_kauto September 20, 2010 9:06 PM BST
Kauto star was my biggest lose was in the gold cup 2010, felt like he was a cert most the year and backed him like one.
Report SatelliteFlight September 20, 2010 9:08 PM BST
Laugh i was wondering when this thread would get started

Denman - Royal And Sun Alliance Hurdle (i felt like going hom after that 2nd day Cry )

Moscow Flyer - Queen Mother (the year he unseated, i almost cried Laugh )

Shinrock Paddy - Albert Bartlett Novices Hurdle (just last year, he ran absolutely no race Plain, had i got well ahead with Weapons Amnesty i would of been in some pisser)
Report rogerthebutler September 20, 2010 9:17 PM BST
Florida Pearl
Report ReaseHeath September 20, 2010 9:31 PM BST
Denman in the RSA hurdle too - cost me twice 'cos made me wary of going in too heavy in the RSA Chase the following year.
Report Deplasterer September 20, 2010 9:33 PM BST
Nick Dundee.
Report CVByrne September 20, 2010 9:36 PM BST
Oh Kauto this year. Though his fall in 2006 in the Champion chase was the bigger financial hit to me at the time.
Report Far From Trouble September 20, 2010 11:00 PM BST
Ninetieth Minute without a doubt for me.

Was bawdeep on Mirage Dore (second) and had a reasonable bet on Kawagino e/w at 100/1 (fifth)

Wish he hadn't turned up Cry
Report CVByrne September 20, 2010 11:04 PM BST
That's cost you not lost you FFT.
Report Far From Trouble September 20, 2010 11:05 PM BST
same thing imo Plain

In the other case it's probably Ebaziyan in 2008 Sad
Report CVByrne September 20, 2010 11:11 PM BST
How much did you have on a horse at 33/1 for the Champion Hurdle?
Report Far From Trouble September 20, 2010 11:12 PM BST
enough for me, i'm no big punter though tbf
Report CVByrne September 20, 2010 11:14 PM BST
I backed him in the World Hurdle 2 days later at 66/1, never thought Inglis Drever would win a 3rd.
Report Far From Trouble September 20, 2010 11:16 PM BST
Don't recall having a bet in that, just cheered Inglis on Happy
Report CVByrne September 20, 2010 11:18 PM BST
I am of course joking as I hope you are too. Mischief

I was all over the Drever that day as my boy Mighty Man was not present.
Report Mickie D September 20, 2010 11:32 PM BST
Mossbank in the Ryanair a couple of years ago - Russell thought it was Thurles on a Thursday not cheltenham.
Report Fabulous September 20, 2010 11:38 PM BST
The Last Fling in 2000. Didn't begrudge him though, loved that horse!
Report Swinia September 20, 2010 11:43 PM BST
i'd a €20 patent ante post Brave Inca at 7-2 for Irish Champion, 4 paddy for Arkle 20-1 and Starluck in the Triumph Hurdle... going for home i was counting my money...can't believe he traded at odds on and never traded outCryi was still drunk after 4 paddy winning ..
Report gutfeeling September 21, 2010 12:50 AM BST
harchibald 2005 champion hurdle,backed him all  year long every winning bet went on plus some of monthly wage,walked out of pub and threw up after he refused to go past hardy far the most i've ever had on any horse in my life
this year would have to be bensalem,would he have won..i dont know but he was travelling well at the time he came down imo :(
Report Shakepseare's Sheriff September 21, 2010 12:04 PM BST
Barizan in last years triumph, back him at different odds all year, some massive odd aswell......was looking at a bumper payout......was jumping up and down when turning for home..gutted..but what a thrill.
Report deadloss September 21, 2010 12:20 PM BST
Walkon in the Triumph.
Report Quvega September 21, 2010 12:21 PM BST
DeadlossSad Hope he gains you ample compensation this season
Report deadloss September 21, 2010 12:25 PM BST
Looking back now he also gave me my best memory at The Festival.
Report Quvega September 21, 2010 12:28 PM BST
Yeah, can understand that, very unlucky to bump into Zaynar, hope he comes back with his enthusiasm and pluck undiminished. Gl.
Report deadloss September 21, 2010 12:46 PM BST
He will come back big and better than before.

Cant wait for the real racing to start - I always consider the Chepstow early October meeting the start of the season.
Report Quvega September 21, 2010 1:00 PM BST
Amen to that, Chelt membership arrived last week which always raises the anticipation levels with the promise that the proper racing not far off now
Report SidTheSexist September 21, 2010 1:05 PM BST
Sizing Europe

was balls deep on him for the Champion a few years back and had a good chunk on Somersby last year for the Arkle [smiley:crazy]
Report The Sawyer September 21, 2010 4:37 PM BST
Rushing Wild in the Gold Cup

If he had won I would have finished 3rd in the Ten to Follow comp! Prior to Chelt that year, the RP posted the top 100 lists and I was sitting in 60th and was the only person with RW.

Felt pretty awful after the race - but that could have been the burger (or three days of over-indulgence).
Report VECTIS September 21, 2010 7:35 PM BST
Back in Front,first horse i ever layed on hereCry,the die was cast and so it has stayedSad.
Report unclepuncle September 22, 2010 9:33 AM BST
Harchibald in the County Hurdle - give what he acheived subsequently he should have been a penalty kick off that markCry
Report sageform September 22, 2010 9:44 AM BST
Recently it is Dunguib in the Supreme. I decided foolishly that he was a certainty and would pay for the meeting. I should have learned by age 66 that backing favourites is a fools game but he looked bombproof. Sorry The Sawyer about Rushing Wild. I always thought that Jodami was a certainty given a fast pace and RW gave him a perfect lead. The following year they crawled round and The Fellow mugged Jodami for speed from the last.
Report Dark Destroyer September 22, 2010 9:53 AM BST
Beech Road - all looking good until a 3 week dry spell put paid to his chances in 1990. Would have won me over £50k which was one hell of a lot of money 20 years ago (and still is Laugh  )
Report Rondetto September 25, 2010 7:54 AM BST
I love high class horses with that little bit of something and Canford Cliffs had it all for me.

When he was beaten in France it was the biggest bet of my life. Took me a long time to get it back but that wondeful girl Zenyatta went a long way towards my recovery and just about every big bookies dismay :o)

Canford Cliffs made up for it big time though. I let him run in the Guineas got stuck into him again in Ireland and couldn't get enough on when he beat Rip Van Winkle. Just as well or I'd be back in the grubber.

I'll be following suite and hammering Zenyatta again so if she gets beat send flowers.
Report CVByrne September 25, 2010 10:29 AM BST
Don't post flat sh1t in the Cheltenham forum Mischief
Report TD_Gunner September 25, 2010 11:04 AM BST
Alfie Sherrin in the Pertemps.
Report thehoffisback September 28, 2010 12:17 PM BST
I'm so lucky in the Plate, had dough on him at huge prices thought he was very well handicapped, David Pipe is a ****[>o]
Report EVILROYSLADE September 28, 2010 6:26 PM BST
Straw Bear in the Supreme. I hate watching that race. Noland came out of the clouds and stopped what would have been a fantastic start to my festival that year. Would have paid for that and the next years !!!! Arrghhhhhh!
Report Masterminded September 28, 2010 6:27 PM BST
Long Run Cry
Report ZEALOT September 28, 2010 10:04 PM BST
flyingbolt cost me £400 when salmon spray beat it
Report sageform September 29, 2010 12:48 PM BST
Zealot, the defeat of Flyingbolt that day was the outcome of a careful plan by Johnny Haine and Bob Turnell. They ran Flash Bulb against him in the QM the day before and went flat out for a mile and a quarter to make sure that Flyingbolt had a hard race. It just did the trick. I can remember the two white faced chestnuts coming to the last in driving rain and the little un just prevailed. I knew Johnny from childhood and we were on SS big time.
Report sageform September 29, 2010 12:50 PM BST
My other loss was that rogue called Karanja when he dropped Nina at the start of the bumper. I was on for £750 to nothing after laying off my stakes.
Report Martin pipe returns September 29, 2010 8:20 PM BST
Laying Binocular at 1000 in the CH in March !
Report revedesivola September 29, 2010 8:22 PM BST
ooohhh sh1t.... for how much...
Report Rampage Jackson September 29, 2010 8:38 PM BST
Haha thieves never prosper Martin!!!!
Report Martin pipe returns September 29, 2010 8:44 PM BST
£19. Never mind I've still got my health :)
Report revedesivola September 29, 2010 8:51 PM BST
true enuf it is pipey. true enuf it is.  I  said that to an uncle of mine a few months ago about the health that is and he said yeah well its not worth a fcuk if u havent got a few bob to go with it
Report Masterminded September 29, 2010 9:05 PM BST
pipey i know you made a fair bit laying long run in the arkle last year [;)]
Report Rampage Jackson September 29, 2010 9:56 PM BST
How greedy do you have to be to risk 19k for just £19 profit? Ive no sympathy for these people.
Report revedesivola September 29, 2010 10:03 PM BST
ah dont be like that. everyone makes mistakes but saying that if binocular had have skipped the festival because he was going the wrong way people would say its the easieast 19 quid u cud ever make!!!
Report CVByrne September 29, 2010 10:07 PM BST
Point being we all remember kicking king. Unless the horse has an injury that would rule him 100% out of racing then there is risk there. Where there is risk there is reward, however small it may be. Only by winning or losing money can the decision be right or wrong. If you've 19k to tie up to win £19 I don't think money is going to be a problem in life.
Report revedesivola September 29, 2010 10:16 PM BST
wise words there cvb. I dont think laying 1000 to 1 shots is a great idea but less so is slagging off a lad that has done so!
Report Rampage Jackson September 29, 2010 10:18 PM BST
If youve got £19k spare why would you be bothered about robbing £19? I know it all adds up but seriously!!!
Report TD_Gunner September 29, 2010 10:29 PM BST

Report Bobby Dazzler September 29, 2010 11:19 PM BST
Faasel in the Triumph Hurdle, last leg of two doubles and a tasty treble.
Report crab patties September 29, 2010 11:35 PM BST
coome hill gold cup i was young and earning good money three months hard earnned won 5k in hennessey thou but played the lot up at 5s mind you big bucks two years ago was the best one yet go for gold please paul ..
Report Martin pipe returns September 30, 2010 8:19 AM BST
I take the abuse on the chin and find the whole episode funny now, but I won't be laying at 1000 again unless a horse is deffo not running. Over the years I have laid hundreds of horses antepost at 1000 and probably picked up half of what I lost on Binocular. It isn't "robbing" really is it ? Anyone backing a horse at 1000 is in no doubt that there is something amiss surely ! If they have laid a ton at 10 and would now like to free up their grand by backing it for a pound at 1000 AND I already have a big liability on another horse and am happy to have a few quid dripping through every day on 1000 horses then everyone is happy.

I don't want sympathy but think "robbing" is a bit harsh ! Not horses I know but I laid a chunk on Ulrika when she won Celebrity Big Brother and that hurt plenty :( It was enough to make me vow not to touch reality TV betting again, and that's the point - we all get stung on something every now and then but as long as you treat it as a very expensive lesson then it may well be money well spent.

Nice to be back after the traditional flat sabbatical, looking forward to all the drama of the coming season in what is a golden age for jump racing. Long Run could well be dominating the topics again this season !
Report THE LEGEND October 3, 2010 9:29 AM BST
Rhinestone Cowboy thought this was unbeatable i was a Ascot when it won 1st time out it wa very impressive i was all over it at Cheltenham..........then Pizzaro barged it out of the way bad day!
Report ftm October 3, 2010 7:59 PM BST
istabraq.cant complain tho ,he,d seen me alright previously.
Report Belmez October 3, 2010 11:35 PM BST
Early 90's The fav Imperial Brush let me down on the placepot last race on Gold Cup day (County Hurdle)Finished 5th. I was gutted even though I had a few quid e/w on the winner Winnie the witch at 50ish to one on the tote.
Report SEATHESTARS....NO1 October 4, 2010 11:20 AM BST
Martin pipe returns Joined: 04 Feb 09
Replies: 88 29 Sep 10 20:20 
Laying Binocular at 1000 in the CH in March ! Laugh

Had £2.77 on at 153.47, was by far my biggest win this years festival, i backed it after i seen it at 1000 and thought something dodgy was going on and indeed i was correct [:D]

My biggest loss was Kauto Star this years gold cup also, though with the amount i had on at all rates down from 5/2 for the KG i was merely losing profit money! Had Imperial Commander at 14s and Denman at 7s for compo money mind you but it still hurt to see him going oh so well before hitting that fence and then he just wasn't the same, i am sure any other horse and Ruby would have pulled him up, i am sure he was 50/50 in his mind whether to or not after the initial blunder.
Report toon4eva October 4, 2010 1:36 PM BST
One Man when Imperial Call beat him had a fortune on cruising 4 out me Uncle leant over and said it's won already felt like killin him at end of the race!
Report neill d October 4, 2010 1:37 PM BST
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Replies: 13 28 Sep 10 18:26   
Straw Bear in the Supreme. I hate watching that race. Noland came out of the clouds and stopped what would have been a fantastic start to my festival that year. Would have paid for that and the next years !!!! Arrghhhhhh! 

whoosh, I remember that all too well
Report Ruari October 4, 2010 8:38 PM BST
Nick Dundee , cost me a packet , was counting the money in my head , then bang !
Report Howdi October 4, 2010 9:09 PM BST
^^^ nothing worse than counting money in your head!!!!Cry
Report penzance October 4, 2010 9:21 PM BST
Hurricane Fly!
Report revedesivola October 4, 2010 9:25 PM BST
antepost i persume
Report AL BUNDY October 4, 2010 10:41 PM BST
Mr McGoldrick - after laying himn for a place.
Report Martin pipe returns October 5, 2010 10:00 PM BST
Al, that's the sort of lay that really smarts ! One where you lay at big odds, lose your dough and everyone else is describing it as a fairytale result :)
Report AL BUNDY October 6, 2010 12:25 AM BST
Yup - got into work the following day, and the boss actually asked if i'd backed the 66/1 winner the previous day..... Cry
Report onehundredandeighty October 6, 2010 11:30 AM BST
That fecking jp macmanus thing with ap up cost me a right few quid having backed maljimar! Cry i never cryed,but there maybe a delayed reaction still to come Sad
Report paddyirishman October 6, 2010 12:17 PM BST
dunguib last year lost my bolox. i thought he was a cert.
Report mitch356 October 6, 2010 6:28 PM BST
dunguib also. luck would have it i backed it for 6 months prior to the festival, so didnt feel like i lost 'real money', by day 3 of the festival it was real enough.
Report Deplasterer October 7, 2010 7:55 PM BST
CryAll 4 days last year!
Report dananders October 7, 2010 10:19 PM BST
i know this sound cocky but nearly every horse im very very confident on at chelters wins . i backed tat for the arkle ante post big las yerSad
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