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Angel Gabrial
29 Jan 13 19:58
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Is the the worst non trying effort you have ever seen?

The rider Sacha Stappaerts who is also the owner and trainer of the horse has been suspended after explaining that she had stirrup troubles. She repeatedly stood  up in her irons taking a pull.

Here is the race if you have not already seen it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QeKCg0KpLyo
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Report Mr Eboue January 29, 2013 8:03 PM GMT
Almost as bad as Fallon on Ballinger ridge.
Report Angel Gabrial January 29, 2013 8:06 PM GMT
At least Fallon put his head in front.
Report saddo January 29, 2013 8:08 PM GMT
Up there with Top Cees imo.
Report Jontyblade January 29, 2013 8:21 PM GMT
she got tired i reckon Crazy
Report Angel Gabrial January 29, 2013 8:27 PM GMT
Did she think there was another lap?Crazy
Report Lee Ho Fooks January 29, 2013 8:39 PM GMT
Not forgetting Ignotus. What was the Irish hurdle one from quite a few years ago? (same stable won it)
Report SlippyBlue January 29, 2013 8:40 PM GMT
I'd have won on that putting up 36 lbs overweight.
Report Tatie Baron January 29, 2013 8:40 PM GMT
That looked like a 'Phoenix From The Flames' version of the Brian Storey ride on Flowing River in 1991.
Report valdozelo123 January 29, 2013 9:14 PM GMT
Lee

Think the race you were thinking of is Laetitia at Cork 24th April 2005.
Not sure if link will work but still on ATR player if you log in.

http://www.attheraces.com/VideoConsole/?va=COR_2005_04_24_05_1655
Report Lee Ho Fooks January 29, 2013 9:21 PM GMT
Laetitia - that's the one. Thanks valdo
Report fawwon January 29, 2013 9:49 PM GMT
One in a novice hurdle at wincanton(or taunton) about 7+ years ago is a clear 2nd place imo.
Report Chew the pillow January 29, 2013 10:33 PM GMT
fawwon-was that wild power-or something like that?
Report MadVlad January 29, 2013 10:35 PM GMT
tbh lads I've seen a lot of non-triers but if we are sticking to british racing flowing river sets the benchmark.
Report Chew the pillow January 29, 2013 10:38 PM GMT
confirmed-wild power 4th march 2004 taunton-ridden by w worthington. beaten 1/4 length-ran on under tender handling on the flat
Report fawwon January 29, 2013 10:43 PM GMT
That is a heck of a live shout chew the pillow, could well be the one but my memory is of a female trainer? If janov or ppking was still here they would nail it immediately.
Seems the west country novice hurdle races around that time were up there with the modern day all weather scene.
Report Chew the pillow January 29, 2013 10:46 PM GMT
Wild power was trained by Ian Williams when it ran at taunton. Even Francome on the morning line said that he pulled it.
Report MadVlad January 29, 2013 10:57 PM GMT
fawwon are you talking about the race that was won by david pipes girlfriend and trained elsewhere allegedly ?
Report fawwon January 29, 2013 11:03 PM GMT
I really don't know, the memory is extremely vague.
Usually remember every detail of races from years ago.
Report Anaglogs Daughter February 4, 2013 9:53 PM GMT
Get those steward over here immediately.  Sascha Stappaerts has been banned from owning, training or riding horses for 5 years and the horse Eastern Warrior has been suspended from racing for 3 years having been found guilty of stopping the horse.  She was also fined £10,000.
Report Ibrahima Sonko February 4, 2013 9:56 PM GMT
good,imagine that over here. racing would be finished.
Report Mr Eboue February 4, 2013 10:04 PM GMT
Bit harsh on the horse. It wasnt his fault he didnt win.

He wont be allowed to race for 3 years. That is ludicrous.
Report Anaglogs Daughter February 4, 2013 10:18 PM GMT
Not harsh atall Mr Eboue it'll be a warning to owners if you get involved with dodgy trainers you'll pay also
Report Anaglogs Daughter February 4, 2013 10:19 PM GMT
I know she owns the horse but not too many trainers will want their horse stopped when they see that sentence she got.
Report ilikewavingatbuses February 4, 2013 10:22 PM GMT
horse found nothing, given every chance!
Report Anaglogs Daughter February 4, 2013 10:37 PM GMT
I'd have just said i thought we had to go around again
Report wizardofoz February 4, 2013 10:43 PM GMT
The Belgian Jockey club took two weeks to ban the horse and rider.

The BHA take over TWO YEARS before administering slaps on the wrist.

Discuss which country has the best racing authority.
Report Cantthinkofaclevername February 4, 2013 10:44 PM GMT
Sorry it is not fair on the horse. If it is not allowed to race, what will happen to it? Might end up at the cheval butchers.
Why not force her to give away the horse and then let the horse run.
Report scaredmoney February 4, 2013 10:57 PM GMT
Who was the ATR's fence sitting presenter who saw little wrong in it please?
Report allinadayswork February 5, 2013 11:55 AM GMT
Looked like it had about 3 stone in hand, clearly **** or else the most incompetent rider ever scene on a racecourse!
Report liam the lips February 5, 2013 12:41 PM GMT
Flowing River Cry Shud av bin warned off 4 life
Report Apologist February 5, 2013 12:53 PM GMT
Wolverhampton stewards dispute the findings of the Belgian authorities.
Report Apologist February 5, 2013 12:57 PM GMT
Al Down describes the bravery and whole-hearted thrusting, comradery of the weighing room asking who are the punters and readers to comment on a ride when most of us 'would not get on a bar-stool.'

Al says the jockette (sic) is one of a band of loveable maniacs who put their bodies on the line for our enjoyment on a daily basis and instead of criticising the, occasional, unlucky ride (She couldn't get a run) we should be rejoicing in the joy these stalwarts bring us.
Report desperatemunter February 5, 2013 12:59 PM GMT
Oh Jesus - the Gravy Train in full flowSad
Report silvergreaser February 5, 2013 1:00 PM GMT
Did Down really write that Apoligist?
Report Apologist February 5, 2013 1:02 PM GMT
No silver.

I tried to mimic his O level prose.
Report silvergreaser February 5, 2013 1:04 PM GMT
Very good, but it wouldn't surprise all the same if he did.
Report yorkie1 February 5, 2013 1:44 PM GMT
only second to the infamous Casella Park at Newcastle for me a few years back - if you haven't seen the race you need to!
Report gentlemanjohn February 5, 2013 1:50 PM GMT
Ah, Casela Park, they certainly threw the book at connections after that - can anyone even remember their names now - sent a shudder down the backs of everybody in the top stables across the land
Report yorkie1 February 5, 2013 1:58 PM GMT
Eamon Tyrrell trainer and jockey Jason Behan I think although not 100% - either way, a right pair of fookin chancers and got what they deserved....
Report Anaglogs Daughter February 5, 2013 2:00 PM GMT
Newcastle Result
04 Aug 2010

3:50 »Register @ sportpool.co.uk Handicap .
(Class 5) (0-75, 3yo+) 7f Good To Firm
£2,331.36, £693.72, £346.68, £173.16


6th  nk  Casela Park (IRE) 17/2  5 9-13  Eamon Tyrrell  74 J J Behan


Switched to centre after 2f, held up and behind, steady headway going well when switched repeatedly from over 1f out, nudged along and kept on strongly last 100yds, never near to challenge (op 10-1 tchd 8-1)
Report yorkie1 February 5, 2013 2:02 PM GMT
That's the race AD - the "close up" doesn't do justice to the "feet in dashboard" efforts of the jockey.....
Report Anaglogs Daughter February 5, 2013 2:03 PM GMT
Never won a race since. David O'Meara trains it now.
Report silvergreaser February 5, 2013 2:06 PM GMT
Yorkie, Tyrrell never really stopped training, his daughter who never had anything to do with the horses suddenly applies for a temporary training licence, of course the incestuous Irish authorities never even flinched and granted her a licence, go figure?, they do like to look after each other in Ireland.
Report yorkie1 February 5, 2013 2:13 PM GMT
unbelievable doesn't really do that justice does it silvergreaser.
Report tinytuco February 5, 2013 2:29 PM GMT
Casela Park - http://www.britishhorseracing.com/resources/about/whatwedo/disciplinary/casela-park.asp

Ff to about 3.20 - look at the rear with awkward head carraige - and what he does when he thinks he has every chance... oh dear
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