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07 Apr 10 00:31
Date Joined: 05 Apr 02
| Topic/replies: 26,730 | Blogger: themightymac's blog
... that earned a place in National history but never ever won the race?

Two stick out in my memory:

Crisp - the obvious one
Freddie - forever the bridesmaid
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Report onlooker July 20, 2018 2:40 AM BST
STREWTH  - We are in the middle of the FLAT Season.

However - I will give tyou two or three ...

Freddie - Reg Tweedie Point-to-Pointer - Runner-up - TWICE

Mr Snugfit  - Only beaten because the jockey of the Winner - Last Suspect - talked the owner, Anne Duchess of Westminster - into running Last Suspect, as the stable's other horse, his mount, was withdrawn. 

Sunnyhillboy  - the NOSE runner-up up to  Neptune Collongnes in the most desperate PHOTO-Finish in years.

In any year before the now dreaded 'Pixel' Photo-Finish decisions; [b]it would have been an honourable DEAD-HEAT - after 4 mile plus. Sad

Not had a bet in the race since the Mr Snugfit sickener Cry.
Report scaredmoney July 20, 2018 3:04 AM BST
Still cant believe Sunnyhill Boy got beat CryCry
Report zipper July 20, 2018 4:42 AM BST
Freddie   ..stands out
Report acey deucy July 20, 2018 6:09 AM BST
Gay Trip.
Report dunlaying July 20, 2018 7:47 AM BST
Devon Loch
Report sparrow July 20, 2018 8:12 AM BST
Took a hell of a long time for Devon Loch to appear on this thread. Grin
Report dunlaying July 20, 2018 8:17 AM BST
That is exactly what I thought Sparrow .
Report sparrow July 20, 2018 8:54 AM BST
Indeed dunlaying. I would have expected the horse to be top of everyone's list.
Report zipper July 20, 2018 9:28 AM BST
Devon Loch  would have won  should have won but its legs  folded
Report scaredmoney July 20, 2018 9:47 AM BST
thanks for that zip....learn something new every day Crazy
Report salmon spray July 20, 2018 10:01 AM BST
Report Blackrock July 20, 2018 10:14 AM BST
Duke of Albuquerque and The Pilgarlic.
Report dunlaying July 20, 2018 10:38 AM BST
Honey End
Report sparrow July 20, 2018 10:48 AM BST
My dad would have said Poethlyn.
Report mouse muldoon July 20, 2018 10:55 AM BST

Jul 20, 2018 -- 9:28AM, zipper wrote:

Devon Loch

Report workrider July 20, 2018 10:55 AM BST
I think my Father backed Freddie every year it ran....
Report mouse muldoon July 20, 2018 10:55 AM BST
Did you lay it all off Zip? Plenty matched below 1.05
Report zipper July 20, 2018 11:02 AM BST
mouse  no in them day  I did not have a computer
Report sparrow July 20, 2018 11:04 AM BST
Most of us never even had a TV. Sad
Report salmon spray July 20, 2018 11:15 AM BST
It wasn't televised till 1960. The vast majority had TV by then.
Report Llamedos July 20, 2018 11:15 AM BST
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I think my Father backed Freddie every year it ran....

So did my father, no guesses for what my father's name was.
Report salmon spray July 20, 2018 11:18 AM BST
Talking of Freddie was one of the horses that beat him related to the current President ?
Report Llamedos July 20, 2018 11:22 AM BST
A list of the placed horses from it's inception.

Interesting to see how many horses finished 2nd twice.

Greasepaint stands out, 2nd twice and a third.
Report Llamedos July 20, 2018 11:24 AM BST
Sorry Greasepaint was 4th not 3rd
Report Brian July 20, 2018 11:33 AM BST
Poethlyn won.
Report saxon farm July 20, 2018 11:50 AM BST
Report iamajambo July 20, 2018 12:31 PM BST
Loving Words:Fell,remounted,finished strongly in 4th place making up much more than the distance he lost whilst being remounted.

Would have won easily imo.
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Report salmon spray July 20, 2018 11:24 PM BST
You have a couple of winners in your list stewart.
Report Facts July 21, 2018 2:20 AM BST
Clan Royal
Report casemoney July 21, 2018 3:28 AM BST
Churchtown Boy 2nd to Rummy (3rd win )  2 days after winning the topham Deserves a mention Happy
Report casemoney July 21, 2018 3:34 AM BST
Grey Sombrero a fine chaser who lost his life in Probably the greatest horse race in History when Rummy beat Crisp ...
Report casemoney July 21, 2018 3:44 AM BST
Perhaps the Strangest thing In grand national History ,is that Red Rum won  on his first Ever race at Aintree Over five Furlongs (dead Heated) Plain

Does anyone know the Name of the horse he dead heated with ? I wonder what became of Him Happy
Report sparrow July 21, 2018 7:05 AM BST
casemoney,  The horse was called Curlicue and was ridden by Lester Piggott.
Report ged July 21, 2018 9:39 AM BST
Curlicue was a filly trained by Ginger Dennistoun, then father-in-law of John Lawrence (later Lord Oaksey). The latter describes in his book how he set off to Aintree that day to try to get a wedge on the filly who was expected to win.....

(The DH was a judge's call, as the camera was not in use that day). The race wasn't on TV, as it was the first on the card, and the day's TV coverage started with race 2, the Coronation Hurdle.

She was ridden by Nelson Guest. Lester Piggott was at Newbury that day.

Curlicue won her next race at Kempton, and then ran 4th of 6 in a race at Bath on Oaks day, and I can't find a trace of her after that. Guest rode her in all 3 of those races.
Report ged July 21, 2018 9:51 AM BST
...she produced foals in 1970,71 and 72. The 1971 foal was Colour Photo, who won his only 2yo outing for Ryan Price. I think I vaguely remeber that horse. Looks like he was owned by Kris Maharaj. I think he's the guy who got banged up for murder, though the case has been disputed for many years now.
Report mrcombustible July 21, 2018 10:43 AM BST
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Report sewter lives again July 21, 2018 11:48 AM BST
Spartan Missile should have won 2 minutes think Francome wanted to ride it but old man Thorne sat on top of it instead

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Report kevo July 21, 2018 12:31 PM BST
Tea Fiend was a horse that ran in at least 2 nationals or maybe more in the early sixties. I liked the name.
Report casemoney July 22, 2018 3:07 AM BST
Some of the Most Remembered names will be those who Fell in Foinavons Race ,The Michael Oheir Com ,Years back there was I Irish chap I knew ,would real the Incident off  name by name in the Pub of a  Saturday evening , he would get Requests to do it Grin
Report duffy July 22, 2018 3:29 AM BST
Delmoss would give you a good run for your money bowling along out in front
Report themightymac July 23, 2018 2:14 AM BST
Rough And Tumble was a regular for Francome.
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