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20 Mar 16 12:28
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1) Most impressive beast of the forum award: Jointly won by Annie Power and Thistlecrack.
2) Most painful moment of the festival: If in Doubt in the Pertemps.
3) Most profitable moment of the festival: On the Fringe.
4) Saddest aspect of the festival: The fatalaties.
5) Special "BiGnOsEdaIvE FrEe mUnNy" award: Vaoutour
6) Special "Aceform: Your horse would appear to be perched atop a fence award": Paddy Brennan and Cue Card.
7) Special award for services to talking bowlarks to ladies at the Festival: eastayrshire
8) Special award for support of Scotland's whisky industry: EIRROG
9) The "I'm fooking perplexed with that" award: Rich Ricci for using Betbright's money to pay out on Vaotour in a poor attempt to appear the good guy after putting the public away for months.
10) Best mate enclosure 2016 annual lookalike award:

i) Gerry Adams
ii) Shrek
iii) Rod Stewart (last year's winner)
iv) The entire cast of the band Lindisfarne
v) The Yorkshire Ripper
vi) The Crow Man off Wurzel Gummidge (refused to give me a new head after Richard Johnson found more traffic on If In Doubt than you do when sitting "The Knowledge")
vii) Seb Coe with a Guinness Top hat on
viii) Harry Kane eating a roast chicken with his bare hands
ix) Bobby Robson in the bookies after the Grand Annual
x) A Fred West-alike who fancied "that there Aaaaat Fishers Croooooss, arrr."

Those were my favourite moments, what were yours?
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Report eastayrshire March 20, 2016 12:38 PM GMT
1)Most impressive everything: Thistlecrack
2)Most satisfying talked up burst bubble horse that I vehemently didn't subscribe to: Don Poli.
3)Most nerve wracking moments: pre World Hurdle when I look around and see our party ashen faced at the prospect of the next few minutes.
4)Most annoying missed opportunity, not having £100 on Vatour in Ryanair NRNB @ 11/8 AND attempting to put £100 on it @ 1/1 only for it to go to 4/5....which changed my mind. Imo a fit Vatour was an absolute shoe in for Ryanair, their shenanigans were not the most transparent.
5)Most profitable punt: Thistlecrack
6)Most grateful to ure m8 goin on about a horse causing u to have some more on it: Johnn for OTF.
7)Most rewarding experience: after first two days just keeping out heads above water, things just not falling the correct way, but despite this our steely core reminds us that things WILL improve, then BANG, Thursday & sun is shining, all is good & being waist deep in Thistlecrack since Xmas is justified :-)
8)Most edifying moments: Various 60+ guys gettin on daan dans le tent in Best Mate, jeez.
Report eastayrshire March 21, 2016 8:06 AM GMT
Best pic taken ever on a mobile phone:

Report EIRROG March 23, 2016 3:31 PM GMT
1)Most impressive horse Thistlecrack
2)Most enjoyable day Wednesday having 7 bets for oor kitty and 5 showing profit
3)Most profitable punt a £9.40 combo trifecta returning £810 in the first hcap on the first day
4)Most annoying person a sqinty eeyed prossy poking fud
5)Most satisfying bet i never put on a Nifty on Nina's Minge in the foxhunters for my neverending birthday !
quickly followed by
6)Most enjoyable moment shared in with another member of oor party watching johnn doing the "pogo on a mod" after his £900+ successful punt is landed !
7)Most surprising moment listening to the non existent ROAR as the GOLD CUP  was won!
8)Most entertaining schadenfreude moment  watching eastayrshire face when he realised his winning (kitty) bet was indeed a loser!
9)Canny wait to go back ........................(NAP)
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