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Report xmoneyx August 6, 2013 3:10 PM BST
commentator also has turboExcited

it was verging on fake but it wasn't Cool
Report denathorn August 7, 2013 7:13 PM BST
Still makes me giggle, made up 30 lengths in 1 and a half furlongs and he didn't even whip it. 1000/1 for sure on bf lol
Report yorkie1 August 7, 2013 7:18 PM BST
Jesus, that's unreal.... commentator shoots his fookin beans!!!!!
Report Wesdag August 7, 2013 7:20 PM BST
Never in doubt.
Report breadnbutter August 7, 2013 10:06 PM BST

Mine that bird the furthest i have seen one come from and win and it wins 4/5L .In the mud and its held up  last and cuts them down in a some fashion struggles to name it and when he does seems to disbelieve himself  and laughs .

great ride ...the whole story  was unreal ...chip wolley the  trainer, a cowboy lookalike  on  crutches with a broken leg(motorcyle accident)  had driven 21hrs /1700miles to get the horse to kentucky was the rank outsider ,a gelding , little known trainer and won in awesome fashion .
it went on to  run second in preakness and third in the belmont .

remember the trainer chip woolley being interviewed before the start ,on crutches he said summit along the lines of ...if one more hack asks  what happened to my leg instead of asking about the horse im gonna kick their ass Laugh
Report judorick August 7, 2013 10:09 PM BST
Red Rum and Amberleigh House were much further behind
Report Craigyboy77. August 7, 2013 10:23 PM BST
Sea Biscuit in disguise
Report Craigyboy77. August 7, 2013 10:27 PM BST
What about this..??? Sir Percy winning the derby. Brilliant finish
Report Craigyboy77. August 7, 2013 10:32 PM BST
Sorry, posted the wrong link. Can't find the 2006 derby link
Report breadnbutter August 7, 2013 10:54 PM BST

Aug 7, 2013 -- 10:09PM, judorick wrote:

Red Rum and Amberleigh House were much further behind


if i had backed Crisp i would not be a happy bunny ...12 stone and the weight did not beat it ...lost interest imo  .jockey error Wink

Report ima_mazed66 August 7, 2013 11:09 PM BST
That Japanese race (if that's where it was) was how Dancing Brave should have won the Derby.

I do remember once seeing the late Ridley Lamb (no pun intended) winning on a hurdler..............actually I was just doing some searching to see if I could find any more details and have found the video of it. The horse was called Run Over and doesn't appear in camera shot until 1:15 into the video, where it's tailed off stone last and I think I remember Ridley Lamb saying he was in two minds as to whether he should pull it up or not.

You don't really get to appreciate the full extent of it as the horse is out of camera shot for so much of the race but you do get to see where it was at the final turn anyway, plus even hear the commentator write off his chances way out and Derek Thompson sounds stunned in his post race comments too.
Report ima_mazed66 August 7, 2013 11:16 PM BST
Sorry as I hate double posting back to back but the weight clearly was the issue with Crisp and Red Rum when Crisp was carrying 12 stone and giving away 23lbs to Red Rum, a horse itself that ended up carrying 12 stone in the race in later years.

You could see the horse's stride visibly start to shorten on the run to the line.
Report breadnbutter August 7, 2013 11:26 PM BST
the jockeys error was getting out of bed that morning .HTH
Report breadnbutter August 7, 2013 11:31 PM BST
RICHARD PITMAN relives what he describes as a "basic riding error" when he looks back at the never-to-be forgotten 1973 Grand National in a six-part Radio 5 Live series starting tomorrow, writes Graham Green.

Memorable sporting finishes are the theme of 'Yes, Yes, Yes', which kicks off with the dramatic final moments of the race in which Red Rum collared gallant top-weight Crisp in the final 25 yards.

The 25-minute programme, entitled In The Shadow Of The Post and broadcast at 12.35pm, features Pitman and Brian Fletcher talking about their mounts.

Each describes how he rode the race, the tactics employed, his feelings at various stages and, most crucially, the dramatic swing in fortunes on the run-in.

Pitman, who had enjoyed a dream ride as Crisp turned the world's greatest steeplechase into a procession in perhaps the greatest performance in the race's history, acknowledges making a fundamental blunder when the Australian champion ran out of petrol after the second last with his rival gradually closing the gap.

Pitman says: "I made a basic riding error. People have criticised me for going on, making the running, going too fast; I won't accept that, but what I will accept is I made the error that a boy would make. He was drunk on his feet and I thought I've got to wake the old boy up, just bring him out of this reverie, and I picked up my stick in my right hand to give him a couple of wallops, which was totally the wrong thing to do because I wanted to go right-handed to get round the elbow. He went off course, left-handed, and I had to put my stick down, pull him back on course, and lost both momentum and ground.

"When I got to the elbow I gave him another few taps but he was gone, he was lifeless. His legs were going out sideways now, he was in a terrible state."
Report judorick August 7, 2013 11:37 PM BST
yes indeed, a left handed slap might well have got him home, shame really deserved to win
Report breadnbutter August 8, 2013 12:16 AM BST
I like R.pitman ...nice chap ...Just feel for the horse ...remember someone saying it wintered in  southern italy but not sure could be wrong ,won what was the QM the year before so must of been a class act .
strange set up at the finish all the same ,,,but no reason to jump the last tight to the rail when clear in front .
sure others have done similar ...seem to remember a similar  incident in the beecher recently
Report toilettennisplayer August 8, 2013 1:45 AM BST
this one's better imo

''here comes Donnaguska''
Report InAndOut August 8, 2013 8:26 AM BST   Unbelievable how they name horses in yankeeland CrazyLaughLaughLaugh
Report Dav_vin03 August 8, 2013 8:32 AM BST
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