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20 Sep 13 18:42
Date Joined: 14 Jan 04
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8.40 Wolverhampton.

Babushka's Girl.

I cannot remember a horse running off such a low mark.
Tongue Tie and visor fitted for first time.
Hope it can improve them.
4 years old now. Has a very patient owner.
Good luck tonight Mr J Levenson.
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Report Yoshi September 20, 2013 6:44 PM BST
Report DEVFISH September 20, 2013 6:45 PM BST
withdrawn 10 hours ago.
Report broadsword September 20, 2013 6:46 PM BST
poor like to buy it
Report Yoshi September 20, 2013 6:46 PM BST
though i have never seen a rating of 12 too
Report DEVFISH September 20, 2013 6:49 PM BST
feel sorry for the horse he beat home in july!!!!
Report onlooker September 20, 2013 6:49 PM BST
Sure there was a horse rated 3 - about ten days ago...

- or it was maybe in the 4-Day Decs.
Report coffeedodger September 20, 2013 6:49 PM BST
bluddy hell. I reckon I'd get a higher rating than that with me wellies on!Silly
Report barstool September 20, 2013 6:52 PM BST
Sorry, did not know it had been pulled out.

Spoiled my yankee.Love
Report sparrow September 20, 2013 6:56 PM BST
onlooker, do you know which horse has won with the lowest known rating?
Report mange September 20, 2013 6:56 PM BST
waiting for the ground Cool
Report onlooker September 20, 2013 7:45 PM BST
That depends on how you are asking the question - sparrow..

Lowest Rating that any horse can 'run of' in a Handicap is now SET at 45 - .... If a horse can actually get a run in a race off a 'true 45' that is.
However a horse Rated, say, 33 - but running off 45 - 'could' win such a race.

As happened last week, at Brighton .....

When - BESTFOOTFORWRD - Rated 37 at the time - WON -

But had to race off 47 (not including the apprentice jockey's claim) - appearing in the RESULTS as 'OH2' = 2 lbs 'out of the Handicap' - because of the Minimum 45 Rule ... But, actually, was 10 lbs 'out of the Handicap', without the Apprentice's Claim.

Flat Turf 3  1     0 0 £1,941 £1,941     37

1 Bestfootforward 12/1 4-8-2OH2 Julia Feilden 47 Shelley Birkett7

However - a Horse Rated, say, 30 could, also, feasibly - or more probably, theoretically, but unlikely - win a Conditions race - such as a Seller or Claimer.... Were that to happen - then it would have, obviously, run well above it's Rating of 30, though.
Report mange September 20, 2013 7:52 PM BST
dont remind me Cry
Report onlooker September 20, 2013 8:11 PM BST
oops - sorry, mange CryHappy

I won't bring your thread back.Happy
Report sparrow September 20, 2013 8:45 PM BST
onlooker, I was thinking of the actual rating of the horse at the time, rather than the rating he ran off. I thought that about 10-20 years ago a horse whose rating was less than 20 actually managed to win a race.
Report sparrow September 20, 2013 8:48 PM BST
The horse in question may have been called "White" something or other.
Report onlooker September 20, 2013 10:06 PM BST
sparrow - You are CORRECT.

There have been horseS Rated below 45 who have won -
However - I do not have any written records as such - so we are in the same boat.

"White" does ring something of a bell - and has got me thinking of those big-field Amateur Riders' races at Redcar.

I haven't the time to start wading through all those, though SadHappy

Amateur Riders' races would be a good - and somewhat logical, if you think of it - arena to look in.
Report sparrow September 20, 2013 10:12 PM BST
onlooker, I have found this horse called Quakeress who won in 2000 rated 16 at the time and followed up rated 22.

26Mar02       Sth 16St C6Hc 2K     7-7     13/14 (66L Broughtons Flush 8-9) 50/1     Jamie Mackay     24     *     *
No Video     21Mar02       Sth 12St C6Sl 2K     8-1     13/15 (34L Al's Alibi 9-5) 50/1     Ryan Moore     22     *     *
No Video     15Feb02       Wol 12St C6Cl 2K     8-4     7/7 (47+L Weet-A-Minute 9-0) 100/1     K Dalgleish     25     *     *
No Video     13Jul00       Wol 16St C6Hc 2K     7-10     PU/13 (Vincent 8-9) 6/1     Matthew Henry     33     *     *
No Video     05Jul00       Eps 12GS C5Hc 4K     7-3     10/12 (19½L Chater Flair 8-0) 33/1     K Dalgleish     38     *     *
No Video     09May00       Bri 12Fm C5Hc 2K     7-3     9/17 (17½L Two Socks 8-10) 10/1     Jamie Mackay     38     *     *
No Video     15Apr00       Wol 16St C6Hc 2K     7-3     2/9 (2L Pleasant Mount 9-13) 9/2     Jamie Mackay     28     *     *
No Video     07Apr00       Lin 13St C5Hc 2K     7-3     3/13 (8½L Another Monk 8-1) 20/1     Jamie Mackay     33     *     *
No Video     27Mar00       Sth 16St C6Hc 2K     7-3     5/16 (13L Time Can Tell 8-5) 6/1     Jamie Mackay     28     *     *
No Video     06Mar00       Sth 16St C6Hc 2K     7-12     4/14 (12½L Hetra Heights 8-12) 12/1     Franny Norton     30     *     *
No Video     24Feb00       Wol 16St C6Hc 1K     7-12     3/10 (3¼L Fearsome Factor 9-8) 6/1     Franny Norton     28     *     *
No Video     10Feb00       Wol 16St C6SlHc 1K     8-10     1/9 (hd Grooms Gold 9-1) 3/1     Franny Norton     22     *     *
No Video     05Feb00       Wol 15St C6Sl 1K     8-13     1/9 (2½L Neptune 8-13) et 25/1     Jamie Spencer     16     *     *
No Video     26Jan00       Lin 16St C6Sl 1K     8-6     4/10 (20L Another Monk 9-4) et 66/1     D Williamson     20     *     *
No Video     17Jan00       Sth
Report onlooker September 20, 2013 10:34 PM BST
Well done - sparrow.

I gave Quakeress a rating of 33 - for winning that race CONDITIONS race

It fitted in perfectly with the runner-up on 31, and the over 9 lengths 3rd - which was a 19 rated horse.

Quakeress then carried a 6lb penalty - and thus WON off a 'TRUE' 22 - the 'Minimum 45' Rule was NOT in place then - in a Selling Handicap.

She beat the third by 2 lengths - who ran off 30 - and then that 3rd won off 30, and again off 33 - and was 2nd, albeit beaten 4 lengths, of 38 - so, somewhat retrospectively - you could just get the 33 for the Selling Handicap win - at a squeeze. Happy

I am sure there are others, though.
Report sparrow September 20, 2013 10:50 PM BST
I completely forgot that horses were rated differently then, but a much better system for people like me that prefer low grade racing. I used to like the selling handicaps but not that banded stuff.
As you say, there must have been others.
Report onlooker September 20, 2013 10:58 PM BST
Perhaps the question, and answers,  should be in TWO categories.

Well - I am sure, for comparison purposes, it should.

1. 'Lowest ever' - as you originally posted.

2. 'Lowest since the Minimum 45 Rule was brought in'.
Report sparrow September 20, 2013 11:09 PM BST
Agreed onlooker, will have another look at this tomorrow.
Report ekbalko September 20, 2013 11:38 PM BST
Most of mine run like they have a rating of 12.
Report kabcast September 20, 2013 11:49 PM BST
About 7 years ago,both Ronnies Girl and Deer Park Lord both ran off rating of ONE.
Report floozy September 21, 2013 7:17 AM BST
MOJO was rated 1 as well. Have a look on RP.
Report TheAnorak September 21, 2013 10:18 AM BST
The other division of that selling handicap won by Quakeress at Wolves went to an 8-y-old maiden called The Cottonwool Kid, who ran off 20 that day - he was actually rated 15, but was 3lbs out of the handicap and the rider put up 2lbs overweight.

Regardless of ratings, those two races must qualify as the lowest quality divided race ever staged!
Report mange September 21, 2013 10:23 AM BST
The old "timeform" form book usted to make me smile where theyd tell you abt the family..........describe the horse ........& a 1 word summery..........."USELESS"

Report sparrow September 21, 2013 10:24 AM BST
Maybe TheAnorak, but Quakeress did follow up by winning off a mark of 22 just 5 days later!
Report onlooker September 21, 2013 7:36 PM BST
mange     21 Sep 13 10:23 

The old "timeform" form book usted to make me smile where theyd tell you abt the family..........describe the horse ........& a 1 word summery..........."USELESS

Yes, mange - the early 1950s Annuals

Got them all - and seen that more than a few times

Phil Bull, himself would write up many, or most, of those Thumbnails ...

My personal favourite is the, slightly more subtle ... 'of no account' Happy

They are too 'politically correct', nowadays  - to go anywhere near down that road -

- and some deluded owner would probably try and sue them, too.SadGrin
Report onlooker September 25, 2013 12:56 PM BST
We have a '15' running at Redcar this afternoon

No Prizes for guessing who trains it, though.
Report Lairy Mary September 25, 2013 1:01 PM BST
Rather higher rated I remember Madame Jones who was rated 32 when she started winning and won 12 races subsequently although to be fair she had won 3 races prior to her lowest mark.  Does it say something about the trainer who got her to 32 or the one who improved her to win 12?
Report jollie September 25, 2013 1:25 PM BST
We have a '15' running at Redcar this afternoon

No Prizes for guessing who trains it, though.

Jamie Oliver ?
Report onlooker September 25, 2013 6:59 PM BST
^ It beat three home Grin -

But was beaten 18 and a half lengths. Grin

I have it running to '20' today - without, whatever you may feel about the Apprentice 7lb claim, though.
Report Dav_vin03 January 29, 2014 10:40 PM GMT
It has just finished.
Report doantwin2easy January 29, 2014 11:29 PM GMT
dav Laugh
Report Eeternaloptimist January 30, 2014 12:17 AM GMT
Send em to one of Curley's pals.
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