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broadsword
10 Jul 14 17:43
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i like the black fella whos on now
doesnt take himself too seriously
gets beat quite a bit too
dont like the huge bloke...he hardly ever lets them win
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Report checker July 11, 2014 8:38 PM BST
Wayward Lad
Report Ibrahima Sonko July 11, 2014 8:39 PM BST
I seem to follow unlucky horses.

The Last Fling, remember when it was trained by Balding but then after the owners death it went onto nearly fulfil his ability with mrs smith, sadly they entered it in the GN.

Ping Pong Sivola, adorable mare with her style of running, i reckon she was destined for the top, so sad when she died during the off season a few years back.

Exotic Dancer, my fav of all time Love
Report shergar007 July 11, 2014 8:42 PM BST
The Mighty Marine - unbeatable around Devon & Exeter and Newton Abbot during the summer months.

Credit Call - winning most hunter chaser in the 70's

Sonny Somers & Mac Vidi - old stalwarts
Report themightymac July 11, 2014 8:44 PM BST
Thanks Try My Best, I would agree re comments about Wayward Lad, top class performer.
Report themightymac July 11, 2014 8:47 PM BST
Shergar007 - not being pedantic mate but it was just called Mighty Marine. Like you say, A license to print money when the going was firm early on at the start of the season. Grin
Report themightymac July 11, 2014 8:51 PM BST
If my memory is correct did Milton Bradley - nowadays associated with sprinters - not train Mighty Marine?
Report Try My Best July 11, 2014 8:53 PM BST
Another fav of mine was Kyoto trained by john jenkins. Early season he and gin 'n lime would go head to head with the jenkins horse nearly always coming out on top.
Report shergar007 July 11, 2014 8:57 PM BST
Correct Mighty

Although Milton Bradley has become renowned for his sprinters, the Chepstow trainer first made his name 30 years ago with the front-running two-mile chaser Mighty Marine. That firm-ground specialist was a prolific winner at minor meetings early and late in the season, and as a seven-year-old he produced a remarkable burst of seven consecutive victories in 39 days in August and September 1976. Mighty Marine's wins, all in handicap chases, came at Southwell (2), Fontwell (2), Newton Abbot (2) and Bangor, and he regularly led all the way, jumping and galloping his rivals into submission. Bradley did a masterful job of keeping fresh a horse who was a lesser version of Tingle Creek
Report kabcast July 11, 2014 8:59 PM BST
Another one from early season was Allied Newcastle,early doors around the gaffs,great thread.
Report themightymac July 11, 2014 9:01 PM BST
I thought that shergar - I remember that 7 race span when he was on top of his game. Winning cash of him then was like shelling peas. He was a terrific chaser in his grade. Do you know how many races he won altogether? Must have been well over 20?
Report shergar007 July 11, 2014 9:07 PM BST
He also trained a chaser called Grey Dolphin who won 10 races during the 78/79 season
Report themightymac July 11, 2014 9:10 PM BST
Kyoto is a blast from the past! Jenkins trained many winners early season back then. Actually been to Kyoto racecourse, happy memories. Grin
Report themightymac July 11, 2014 9:11 PM BST
I mind of Grey Dolphin too Happy
Report themightymac July 11, 2014 9:12 PM BST
Don`t think anybody will remember this one but here goes - BLACKS BRIDGE an old favourite of mine. I`m not 100% sure but I think John Edwards trained him.
Report jackdaw July 11, 2014 9:18 PM BST
Someone mentioned Baulking Green earlier. He won lots of hunter chases and one of his main rivals was Pomme de Guerre. As a lad I remember being at Stratford (1965 I think)when they met - (BG) won. A horse unseated and bolted just before the start and went on a circuit of the course and the start was delayed for about 10 minutes. I was at the starting gate and I remember the starter going beserk at the white flag man for not keeping his flag aloft for the whole time. I remember thinking that he should have wrapped it round the bowler hatted starter's head.

Best jumper of fences I have seen was Vodkatini. Had his own ideas about the game but was a wonderful jumper of fences.
Report posy July 11, 2014 9:25 PM BST
I was at Kempton on boxing day 1966 when Arkle ran his last race....it was the only time I saw him other than on tv....he broke a bone in his foot at the open ditch during the race but still finished second...a remarkable horse.

On a lesser note another horse who I really liked was Ten Up and his performance when ploughing through the mud to win the Gold Cup from Bula was a great thrill and it paid my expenses at Cheltenham that year.
Report brassneck July 11, 2014 9:26 PM BST
Vodkatini=if he run he won,Grin
Report themightymac July 11, 2014 9:27 PM BST
Anne Duchess Of Westminster.

Did Bula not run in Ten Up`s Gold Cup?
Report themightymac July 11, 2014 9:29 PM BST
Vodkatini=if he run he won

I know he wasn`t a chaser and ran over hurdles but the same could be said about Levaramoss. Staff Ingham trained him I think. Terrific performer on his days but refused to race so many times.
Report posy July 11, 2014 9:33 PM BST
yes Bula ran third ;he hated the ground which was from memory very heavy
Report brassneck July 11, 2014 9:40 PM BST
there was another horse called "the fossa" use to turn up every year for the national,but i can not remember him winning a race.
Report themightymac July 11, 2014 9:40 PM BST
Definitely extremely heavy posy, I remember it well. Think the rest of the meeting was abandoned, no?
Report themightymac July 11, 2014 9:42 PM BST
The Fossa won the Scottish Grand National Grin
Report brassneck July 11, 2014 9:49 PM BST
And there was Bregawn,who use to run back to the stables,and when he run round a course he would try to make a dash to the stables.
Report brassneck July 11, 2014 9:54 PM BST
And another was Ubedizzy (not sure if he was a chaser)he use to bite stable lads and got barred from racing in england.so he moved over to ireland and i think he bit another stable boy.Laughso things never change.
Report themightymac July 11, 2014 9:55 PM BST
Ubedizzy was a sprinter

.... and p.s. The Fossa won the Scottish Grand National Devil
Report brassneck July 11, 2014 10:03 PM BST
think the fossa finished 4th in the aintree national one year.and ubedizzy was grey.am i correct.
Report dixie July 11, 2014 10:06 PM BST
Charlie Potheen
Report sixtwosix July 11, 2014 10:11 PM BST
Badsworth Boy , still (and possibly always will be) the only three times 2 mile champion chaser.
His speed and low flying style of steeplechasing at Cheltenham was breathtaking.
He won by almost twice the distance of Master Minded's first win , and that gave rise to the ludicrous handicap rating.

Dubacilla,  Second in the Gold Cup the only challenger to mudlark supreme Master Oats , drying ground then caused her to be outpaced for all the race in the Grand National ,before finishing fourth.

Tied Cottage , his portfolio of front running in distance chases is unique.

These were my favourites until the staggering achievements of Kauto Star , especially his 5 King George victories.
Report blackbarn July 11, 2014 10:12 PM BST
Some info on Ubedizzy pinched from another forum. I love the last line "sold to race in Sweden, where he became champion sprinter".  Must have been those cold winters or perhaps a Nesbitt free environmentCrazy


Ubedizzy, Steve Nesbitt's best and most notorious horse, was a high-class sprinter who won the William Hill Trophy at York in 1976, and was fourth in the Nunthorpe in 1977 and second (to Boldboy) in the Abernant Stakes at Newmarket in 1978.

Ubedizzy became savage, and in the unsaddling enclosure after the Abernant he knelt on his groom and started to eat him. He was not allowed to run again in Britain and was sold to race in Sweden, where he became champion sprinter.
Report sixtwosix July 11, 2014 10:14 PM BST
I excluded the horse who got me into this sport as he was a superstar hurdler back then , the one and only Bula.

The deluge that made the Gold Cup of '75 almost unraceable and stopped him becoming the first Champion Hurdler to win the Gold Cup still makes me feel miserable.
Report posy July 11, 2014 10:15 PM BST
Yes think from memory it had been pelting down all day (if i'm correct Irish horses won the first two races ...Council Cottage and Skymas then there was a big handicap hurdle which i think a Fred Winter horse won then the Gold Cup ...meeting then abandoned. Memory might be playing tricks as i attended the three day meeting in 75,76 and 77 and could be mixed up....but do remember being soaked through.
Report geordie1956 July 11, 2014 10:19 PM BST
brassneck - I used to love the commentary of the National when I was an early teen in the late 60s - The Fossa, The Pilgarlic, Rondetto (Rondetto's a faller there - always seemed to hear that) & other names of the era - commentary team including the great voice of Michael O'Hehir
Report SlippyBlue July 11, 2014 10:25 PM BST
Peaty Sandy
Father Delaney
Carvills Hill
The Pilgarlic
Report blackbarn July 11, 2014 10:26 PM BST
Re The Fossa, most has been said, but he was one of the "fallers" in Michael O'Hehir's "roight pile up" in Foinavon's Grand National.
Report Kriskin July 11, 2014 10:37 PM BST
TeetonMill
Sabin du Loir
Wayward Lad
Report brassneck July 11, 2014 10:38 PM BST
yes,did you ever notice in the national commentary they always say "as they come to the one before beechers"i was wondering what is the name of the jump before beechers or is it named "the one before beechers"
Report carrot1960 July 11, 2014 10:49 PM BST
cant believe no one myself included put up moscow flyer
Report carrot1960 July 11, 2014 10:53 PM BST
what about bobsline and noddys ride
Report blackbarn July 11, 2014 11:04 PM BST
Brassneck.  I think its because the "fence before Bechers" works for both circuits. Since the fence has no name, they'd have to remember that it was the 5th on the first circuit and the 21st on the second.
Report brassneck July 11, 2014 11:09 PM BST
flying bolt.Grin
Report blackbarn July 11, 2014 11:17 PM BST
Flyingbolt, to you sonnyGrin  Always the bridesmaid and never the Arkle bride.

12st 6lb ffs - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oK2zxAw6xU
Report bigmart July 11, 2014 11:23 PM BST
best mate !
Report bigmart July 11, 2014 11:23 PM BST
noddys ride :-]
Report brassneck July 11, 2014 11:39 PM BST
flying bolt and arkle were stable pals.and palled together all day long.
Report roadrunner46 July 11, 2014 11:40 PM BST
SUN TZU was a decent chaser back in the day
Report brassneck July 11, 2014 11:42 PM BST
just like Annie and the fly.
Report blackbarn July 11, 2014 11:46 PM BST
brassneck - It's FLYINGBOLT, and they did not "pal" "together all day long". Flyingbolt hated all and anything, the only time they got close together was in ONE JOINT gallop (that Tom Dreaper regretted) where they nearly broke one another's necks
Report brassneck July 11, 2014 11:50 PM BST
and who was Arkles stable companion ?
Report brassneck July 12, 2014 12:03 AM BST
give me break Blackbarn,im trying to remember back in the sixties,its not easy for a old man like me,you see there was another FLYING,ahh FLYING WILD or something like that,but FLYINGBOLT was about in Arkles days,did you know Arkle liked his bottle of stout.Cool
Report blackbarn July 12, 2014 12:04 AM BST
Sorry brassneck - Not sure what bit of my post you managed to misunderstand, but I will try to make it easier for you....

Arkle and Flyingbolt were stable companions, both trained by Tom Dreaper

These two greats never raced against each other.

Arkle and Flyingbolt did ONE (and only ONE) gallop together where they took each other on to such an extent that both jocks feared for their and the horses safety.

All contemporary accounts suggest that Flyingbolt was not a horse that you would "pal" with anything "all day long" let alone Arkle.

Hope this is clear.
Report blackbarn July 12, 2014 12:11 AM BST
Sorry brassneck, missed your Flying Wild post. I know a bit about that mare. She had one remarkable claim to fame.
Report brassneck July 12, 2014 12:18 AM BST
thanks bb,you guys know how to use the latest data to check all these facts and figures,but for me it not easy,i am not the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to computers,and i have to type with one finger,and as for remembering, all i have is the corridors of my mind to trace back,but if i am correct many people said at the time that flyingbolt was as good as Arkle,and Mill house was his main rival.so mill house was also a great horse.
Report Andrew in Sweden July 12, 2014 8:46 AM BST
Excerpt from Pat Taaffes book :

Flyingbolt was hacking along with Paddy Woods on his back and a funny look in his eye. Upsides on Arkle, I was thinking to myself that I would never see a prouder horse than this. Then he turned his head and slowly looked us over. You could almost see the curl of the lip. This was the 'Who are these peasants?' look of his that I was to come to know so well and I suppose I should have been forewarned. Next thing I knew he's taken a strong hold and was away. Not to be outdone, Arkle took an equally strong hold and got up alongside. And so these two young chasers who were then potentially the best in the world staged their own private race during what was supposed to be a normal session of morning schooling. They took the next four fences, neck and neck, flat out as though their lives depended on the outcome, while Paddy and I held on to them for dear life and waited for the fires to die down. Well, they cleared them all right, but it was a bit too close for comfort and Mr. Dreaper never allowed them to be schooled together again. In character, they were the night and the day. A small child could walk into Arkle's box in absolute safety. No child, no man would ever willingly step into Flyingbolts, at least, not twice. He'd kick the eye out of your head. But over jumps and on the flat he was a superb machine and a brave one. For him, the future was limitless. Certainly he was as good at seven as Arkle was at the same age. If progress had been maintained, he would have been as good, if not better, than Arkle himself.
Report Andrew in Sweden July 12, 2014 8:50 AM BST
Barry Brogan, Dreaper's assistant and stable amateur during the 1965-1966 season and had ridden both Arkle and Flyingbolt in their work. In his autobiography he says:

"In my view Flyingbolt was probably the best horse I ever rode, even better than Arkle. I honestly believe that he would have beaten Arkle in the 1966 Gold Cup if Tom Dreaper had allowed him to run."

In a subsequent interview with the Racing Post in December 2008, more than 25 years after the publication of his autobiography, he re-affirmed his comments when he said, "For all Arkle's brilliance, I felt Flyingbolt was the better horse. If Pat Taaffe was alive, he'd tell you the same."
Report posy July 12, 2014 9:30 AM BST
I didn't know Brogan was Dreaper's assistant...just shows you can learn something different every day.
What year did Flyingbolt run in both the big Cheltenham races ?
In my view Mill House whilst he might well have been a superstar in a different era was not at all the same level as certainly Arkle and probably Flyingbolt.
Report loper July 12, 2014 9:53 AM BST
Once one puts aside the emotion of Crisp's eclipse by Red Rum, we can mention for the first time on this thread the beast who actually put up the best Grand National performance of all time.

Suny Bay gave the winner of the Grand National 23lb when he finished a courageous 2nd to Earth Summit in 1998. The ground was bottomless and barely raceable. Suny Bay carried 12st and beat the rest of the field a distance. Only 6 finished all carrying 10st bar Earth Summit who carried 10-5.

Earth Summit is the only horse to have won all the home nationals, English, Scottish and Welsh.

Suny Bay also put up one of the great performances in the Hennessy. He all but fell at the 4th fence but stayed upright to win beating Barton Bank.
Report salmon spray July 12, 2014 10:18 AM BST
Flying Wild was a grey mare. She won the Massey Ferguson from Buona Notte and Arkle ( carrying 12-10 and having won the Hennessy a week before ). Buona Notte should have won but Mr Haine ( who was of course the regular rider of an even better horse Happy)got too cocky,tried to win on the bridle,and the horse made a mistake at the last and couldn't quite recover.
Report Andrew in Sweden July 12, 2014 10:20 AM BST
Posy, he won the 'big' Cheltenham years in 1965 and 66 (Arkle and QM) and also the Massey F in 1965.

He ran in the 1966 champion hurdle, 24 hours after winning the QM finishing 3rd to Salmon Spray. An incredible performance.
Report sageform July 12, 2014 10:27 AM BST
Flyingbolt ran twice in 1966. John Haine and Bob Turnell hatched a plan to stop him winning both and it worked-just. John set a suicidal pace on Flash Bulb in the Champion Chase which must have been run on the first day in those days. He ran out of gas by the third last but he had made Flyingbolt run harder than he otherwise might have done. Next day in pouring rain. Salmon Spray and John just outspeeded Flyingbolt and Pat Taaffe in the Champion Hurdle. That was my first day live at a Festival and all we could see in the murk were 2 chestnuts with white blazes but with Flyingbolt at 17 hands and SS at about 15.2 and the huge difference in riding styles, you could tell which was which. 

My personal favourite was Jodami. I can remember him winning his bumper and first 2 or 3 hurdles by a distance in every case with Patrick Farrell riding. Once Mark Dwyer took over, for some reason they always rode him from behind and got him beaten in the Hennessy and in his second Gold Cup that he should have won by a street. He was a relentless galloper but couldn't quicken off a slow pace. When he won the Gold Cup, Rushing wild went at a very fast pace and burnt off everything else by the top of the hill but Jodami just kept up the pace when Rushing Wild weakened and won as he liked. Jodami had a head as big as a Shire horse and was as brave as they come.
Report salmon spray July 12, 2014 10:29 AM BST
Salmon Spray outspeeded him rather easily imo.
Report brassneck July 12, 2014 10:30 AM BST
Somebody should run a computer race with all the great chasers of all time in it.they could get a handicapper to give real weights,and select a distance that suits.in fact ground conditions as well.a hundred horse field,and no horse would get hurt if he falls,and someone could make a nice few quid out of it.we could even have betting on it.chargeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Report sageform July 12, 2014 10:31 AM BST
SS, just read your post after writing mine and agree about John H. on Buona Notte. He was a great friend of mine and was mortified to get beat that day. He named his house after the horse who was always his favourite along with Charter Party. You must be my vintage to call yourself after SS!
Report Andrew in Sweden July 12, 2014 10:34 AM BST
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hTVbVh512H8

Just for you SS Wink
Report sageform July 12, 2014 10:35 AM BST
brassneck, the only way to compare would be adjusted time ratings but we all know that going and distances are not an exact science.
SS, time has dulled my memory but I do remember that Flyingbolt and SS were just about level jumping the last.
Report Andrew in Sweden July 12, 2014 10:36 AM BST
Sageform see the link, 2nd video clip
Report sageform July 12, 2014 10:42 AM BST
Thanks for the clip-great to see it again after so long. Interesting that the first 3 in those years were 9 different horses. SS won more comfortably than I realized and John was able to ride a very tidy finish.
Report brassneck July 12, 2014 10:42 AM BST
i think someone had a computer contest about the world heavyweight championship at sometime and Rocky Marciano won it.
Report salmon spray July 12, 2014 10:43 AM BST
I was a teenager at the time. I remember the 60s racing better than I do last week's. A lot of the horses that were my favourites at the time were trained by Turnell. Apart from the obvious,Rondetto,Buona Notte,Meon Valley,Beau Normand and a bit later Tree Tangle,Birds Nest and Beacon Light. I remember Pas Seul as a veteran getting slaughtered by Arkle and Mill House in the 64 Gold Cup,but he had had a lot of injuries and I don't remember him at his best.
You're right about them being more or less equal at the last sageform,but Salmon Spray always had a telling turn of foot and I think he won by 3L from Sempervivum who just caught Flyingbolt.
Report salmon spray July 12, 2014 10:46 AM BST
I must admit I had seen that link a week or two ago Andrew    Wink
And 3 weeks ago and 4 weeks ago etc etc.
Report sageform July 12, 2014 10:50 AM BST
The first Gold Cup I remember watching on TV was Pas Seul in 1960. I would have been 16 and although I lived a long bus ride from school, I went to a friends house just up the road and watched it there. Once an addict.... Pas Seuls finest hour was winning the 1961 Whitbread under top weight of 12.00 and Dave Dick riding.
Report posy July 12, 2014 10:57 AM BST
Thanks Andrew...it was the 1966 meeting I was thinking of...i was at boarding school and feigned illness to spend the afternoons in the senior common room watching the racing. Remember backing him for the Champion hurdle ;was in a state of shock when he came third. Wasn't until much later I really understood what a tremendous effort he'd made to get so close in that ground just 24 hours after the QM.
Report salmon spray July 12, 2014 10:59 AM BST
I got hooked in 1963 at the age of 12 having blagged a week off school by exaggerating a rather minor cold. Of course mother wouldn't let me go out and the only thing on TV was some horse racing from a place called Cheltenham. Racing was one of the few sports I had no interest in but after 3 days I was hooked.
Report Andrew in Sweden July 12, 2014 11:06 AM BST
Sadly I never saw Arkle or Flyingbolt in the flesh and from my ever fading memory, I don't think I ever had a bet on either, although my grandfather told me many stories about Arkle.

My first venture into betting shops was an EW on Honey End in the 1967 Foinaven GN and a first racecourse visit specifically to back 'unbeatable' Jacinth in the 1000 gns 6 years later Cry
Report blackbarn July 12, 2014 11:08 AM BST
Salmon - re your post on Flying Wild.  I am not certain, but I think she may have been the only horse to beat Arkle TWICE, once in a bumper and once over fences.
Report deadbrain59 July 12, 2014 11:31 AM BST
dreaper stated,flying bolt would have been the better horse,career cut short by bone disease.
Report deadbrain59 July 12, 2014 11:34 AM BST
brassneck, they once did a computer race,flat.ribot won.17 races undefeated.Laugh
Report sageform July 12, 2014 11:35 AM BST
The Foinavon National was one that John Haine was always convinced he would have won on Rondetto but he was one of those baulked at Bechers. No doubt other jockeys thought the same but he was going very well and strongly fancied that day.
Report geordie1956 July 12, 2014 11:48 AM BST
Jimmy Anderson is batting like Don Bradman - pity some of our proper batsmen can't
Report geordie1956 July 12, 2014 11:49 AM BST
sorry wrong thread -getting carried away watching cricket
Report Andrew in Sweden July 12, 2014 11:51 AM BST
deadbrain59, the computer race you are referring to was created by an American racing fan. He named it 'The Century Dream' and it consisted of only 14 international runners, over 12f and 'ran' at Churchill Downs.

In 1981 the Sun newspaper also 'staged' a best Derby winner computerised race, Ladbrokes took bets on it and initially laid Mill Reef at 20/1. Alex Bird stated it was a good thing and it duly won after being backed down to 8/1. Read his book written by Terry Manners.
Report salmon spray July 12, 2014 12:06 PM BST
blackbarn.
I think I've heard about Flying Wild beating Arkle in a bumper before. But if it did happen it was just before my time.
Report posy July 12, 2014 12:46 PM BST
Arkle's second race was a bumper at Leopardstown in which he finished fourth one place behind Flying Wild.
Report jackdaw July 12, 2014 1:31 PM BST
Sageform I was at the 1960 Gold Cup (aged 8)when Saffron Tartan beat Pas Seul. ST/Fred Winter were in last place as they passed the stands with a circuit to go.
Report carrot1960 July 12, 2014 2:10 PM BST
earth summit , well well backed himto win 2 of the 3 a £10 ew at 33/1 in the welsh and the midland national ,not the big one
Report themightymac July 12, 2014 7:59 PM BST
During the Foot & Mouth epidemic at the end of the 60s when all racing was abandoned, the bookies staged a computer race and I bet the winner, i.e. Master Marcus @ 100/1. Crazy
Report Angel Gabrial July 12, 2014 8:11 PM BST
Best Mate - never ever ever never ever seen a horse look so effortless over a fence. He was sublime, yes he won in a modest era but i loved watching him glide man.
Report posy July 12, 2014 9:13 PM BST
wasn't it Master Mascus ??
Report themightymac July 12, 2014 9:50 PM BST
May have been posy, it was a long time ago mate Wink
Report Howdi July 12, 2014 9:51 PM BST
ANGEL - wasn't kauto an equally good glider?

Matey best jumper of a fence i've seen at top level.

My fav's....Dessie - best looking animal I have seen and Denman as he was a warrior, admirably mention to Viking Flagship
Report k sera sera July 12, 2014 10:08 PM BST
I'm surprised no-one has mentioned Sprinter Sacre. Much more recent I know but has a superb chasing record, winning 10 out of 11 chases, and Timeform rate only Flyingbolt and Arkle above him.
Report salmon spray July 12, 2014 11:46 PM BST
Which is ridiculous tbh.
Report posy July 13, 2014 10:04 AM BST
Completely agree Salmon ...Talk about a rating bringing Timeform into disrepute and it's this one. Apart from 'achievement' any Henderson horse rating has to be automatically suspect.
Report Howdi July 13, 2014 1:34 PM BST
I don't agree on a line through Sizing Europe 'Sprinter' must be a hell of a horse.
Report Howdi July 13, 2014 1:35 PM BST
The timeform rating I would dispute most is Master Minded in hindsight.
Report dunlaying July 13, 2014 2:16 PM BST
A computer race was run for chasers ,perhaps all Gold Cup winners,a handicap. Silver Buck won it at 16/1.

Red Rum,Crisp and Arkle for the nags and a Woods with my bottled Guinness.
Report Howdi July 13, 2014 5:09 PM BST
^^^ don't understand that last comment ?
Report posy July 13, 2014 5:53 PM BST
only 47 years ago mightymac...seems like yesterday
Report the racoons July 13, 2014 5:57 PM BST
My favourite isn't a top class horse by any stretch of the imagination but he did get me out of some scrapes in my younger days. The horse? EI EI
Report Steamship July 13, 2014 11:15 PM BST
EI EI what a lovely horse, will never forget the day at Market Rasen when he fell fatally.

I had shares in horses with Peter Beaumont and loved seeing Jodami
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