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RothmanMike
22 Aug 14 16:56
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Worked for Rothmans in Aylesbury for 7 or 8 years and have always worn distinctive Rothmans F1 Grand Prix jacket whenever I visit dog/horse tracks.Bookmakers never gave me a ticket , just shouted "down to Rothman".
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Report Deltâ August 22, 2014 6:36 PM BST
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Report tenpoletudor August 22, 2014 6:36 PM BST
lol at delta
Report georgebakerfanclub August 22, 2014 6:50 PM BST
Because I won a packet when George had a four timer at Newmarket years ago.Biggest win I've ever hadWink
Report THE-GHOST-OF-DICKIE-BIRD August 22, 2014 6:53 PM BST
thebus13
22 Aug 14 18:19
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hit by a bus when i was 13...end of!


LaughLaughLaughLaugh
Report Roger De Bris August 22, 2014 7:02 PM BST
The Producers 1968.Wink
Report THE-GHOST-OF-DICKIE-BIRD August 22, 2014 7:04 PM BST
I think salmon spray is named after flyingbolt.Crazy
Report FELTFAIR August 22, 2014 7:24 PM BST
After working with ACAS on job evaluation, the fundamental principle was "its got to feel fair".
Report s.kenbo August 22, 2014 7:29 PM BST
My name is Steve, rcing. My surname isn't kenbo though.
Report sageform August 22, 2014 7:34 PM BST
Not as imaginative. My name is sage and I study form.
Report desperatemunter August 22, 2014 7:35 PM BST
not at all sure.  I'm not even a woman (but I'm not confused) - would change if I could[:sad]
Report can August 22, 2014 7:40 PM BST
can    the first 3 letters of my first name
Report timefinder August 22, 2014 7:41 PM BST
Anyone who owns or backs greyhounds will understand - applies equally to the trainer as well as the dog!
Report Celtic warrior August 22, 2014 7:41 PM BST
MY FAVORITE RUGBY TEAM..TILL THEY WENT BUST
Report chavman August 22, 2014 7:43 PM BST
Complete antithesis of what I am.touch of irony really.more a reflection on others when they say your username says it all
Report Celtic warrior August 22, 2014 7:43 PM BST
Paris.

u must have had him ante post. i won on him at 9/2! jim joel colours. awesome
Report rcing August 22, 2014 7:44 PM BST
Grin kenbo , i was just joking
Report Mick Sturbs August 22, 2014 7:49 PM BST
saw them in the kitchen cupboard... Mixed Herbs  Laugh
Report Cork Langer August 22, 2014 8:06 PM BST
Celtic Warrior, PP was owned by Ivan Straker, whose colours were similar to Joels but had a blue cap whereas Joels of course was red.
Report therobster27 August 22, 2014 8:08 PM BST
The brother in-law started calling me this many years ago, it rankled me at the time but has grown on me since. Happy
Report mange August 22, 2014 8:15 PM BST
wheres 6" on the slack ?
Report stewarts rise August 22, 2014 8:19 PM BST
Deltâ 22 Aug 14 18:16 
AFTER THE 1964 MANFRED MANN HIT

5-4-3-2-1!Confused
Thought it would be the Joe Cocker song DELTA LADY!Grin
Report Johnny_Mustang August 22, 2014 8:30 PM BST
My Christian name and the first 'proper' car I treated myself to. A 1969 5.0l V8 convertible.
Report Andrew in Sweden August 22, 2014 8:34 PM BST
Guess Wink
Report mange August 22, 2014 8:36 PM BST
There was a Mustang in the car pk to-night....................luvley sound when it left............
Report chavman August 22, 2014 8:37 PM BST
Think moron would have suited you better johnny
Report mange August 22, 2014 8:37 PM BST
Andrew are U black.....................give us some help...........
Report Johnny_Mustang August 22, 2014 8:40 PM BST
Thanks Chav.
Report teedoubleu August 22, 2014 8:41 PM BST
After Tiger Woods, regret it now.
Report chavman August 22, 2014 8:44 PM BST
Grin
Report s.kenbo August 22, 2014 8:49 PM BST
rcing Wink

I like the name Mick Sturbs, that's one I haven't seen before.

I've seen a few clever names on here but rarely remember them, Arthur Fawkes Ayke being one I do remember though.
Report chavman August 22, 2014 8:59 PM BST
I McHunt pro gambler I remember
Report noidea August 22, 2014 9:04 PM BST
I've no idea.
Report s.kenbo August 22, 2014 9:06 PM BST
Chav Laugh
Report Breedingmad August 22, 2014 9:10 PM BST
Me neitherCrazy
Report crisp packet August 22, 2014 9:57 PM BST
Was told on the golf course I could get up and down out of a crisp packet
Report Busvaldo August 22, 2014 10:04 PM BST
Praise indeed!Grin
Report EastofEden August 22, 2014 10:10 PM BST
There used to a bloke on here whose forum name was Down To Glasses. He got his name from a different kind of occasion.
Thats certainly a name from the past.
Was it not the nom de plume of one of the racing media personalities of the time ?
but cannot remeber for the life of me who it was
My own forum name comes from a long forgotten except by me progreesive folk rock band which was one of my favs back in the john peel night time show days and not the film of the same name btw
Report Paul Haigh - Total Respect August 22, 2014 10:16 PM BST
I chose mine as a way of applauding Paul Haigh for his decision to resign from the Racing Post.

For the record, I am not Paul Haigh, but I have exchanged emails with him from time to time and he has encouraged me to keep posting using his name.

Here's the story for anybody interested:

http://www.theguardian.com/media/2009/mar/20/racing-post-paul-haigh-resignation
Report Princes Purple Guitar August 22, 2014 10:22 PM BST
Jonny Splash? would like to hear that one Laugh
Report DancingDenman August 22, 2014 10:24 PM BST
Picked mine when proper pi$$ed after the best two horse I've ever seen
the mighty mighty Brave.
Will never forget the day Denman destroyed the field in his Gold Cup the place was absolutely electric. Arkle would of give 32lb n beat him that day according to Timeform. My Arse
Report Alices August 22, 2014 10:32 PM BST
When I go to functions the only song I dance to is the Smokie song, living next door to Alice, went into a crowded pub one night about 20 years ago and someone shouted Alice across the pub to get my attention, been called it ever since, although had to put an s on here as the name had been taken.
Report chelters16 August 22, 2014 10:36 PM BST
My ex missus informed me it would be 16/1 about me making the festival one year, l went she got binned and the rest is history.
Report philip glass August 22, 2014 10:42 PM BST
I'm a great admirer  of his music. I am particularly fond of the soundtrack to the film "The Hours" which I find a calming influence after a hectic day's punting.

A couple of years back I was lucky enough to see him at the Hay Festival where he was interviewed and then played a piano recital. An impressive gentleman.
Report philip glass August 22, 2014 10:42 PM BST
I'm a great admirer  of his music. I am particularly fond of the soundtrack to the film "The Hours" which I find a calming influence after a hectic day's punting.

A couple of years back I was lucky enough to see him at the Hay Festival where he was interviewed and then played a piano recital. An impressive gentleman.
Report philip glass August 22, 2014 10:42 PM BST
I'm a great admirer  of his music. I am particularly fond of the soundtrack to the film "The Hours" which I find a calming influence after a hectic day's punting.

A couple of years back I was lucky enough to see him at the Hay Festival where he was interviewed and then played a piano recital. An impressive gentleman.
Report philip glass August 22, 2014 10:43 PM BST
Sorry about multiple post. Not intended. iPad got stuck!
Report cool eddy August 22, 2014 11:15 PM BST
coolness personified
Report Breedingmad August 22, 2014 11:35 PM BST
What's the story behind your name EddyLaugh
Report brassneck August 23, 2014 12:38 AM BST
my brothers are called goldneck,silverneck and bronzeneck,and I was the fourth in the family.
Report brassneck August 23, 2014 12:41 AM BST
i have a younger brother called hardneck.
Report mecca August 23, 2014 6:49 AM BST
And a cousin in Texas called Red Neck

ExcitedCry
Report khyber kim August 23, 2014 6:53 AM BST
£500 EW to £5200 Khber Kim at Haydock with Billys
Report ima_mazed66 August 23, 2014 6:54 AM BST
It's my real name and I'm actually a Jewish lawyer. Plain
Report RothmanMike August 23, 2014 11:57 PM BST
There are alot of folk on here who have not explained themselves !!!
Report allpoints August 24, 2014 9:12 AM BST
After my love of pointing,couldn't give a monkeys about ordinary racing.Give me a point anyday.
Report raspberrybottom August 24, 2014 9:26 AM BST
Mine should be self-explanatory.... Blush
Report the.mad.dog.man August 24, 2014 9:43 AM BST
the best name is the undertaker peter he was always in black
Report the.mad.dog.man August 24, 2014 10:02 AM BST
1.01     mike is going to henlow tonight they said on rpgtv last night they wanted people to fill julie bucket up there will be plenty willing even clarke last night was laughing at that
Report mrs peopleater August 24, 2014 10:13 AM BST
first horse i ever won more than £10k on when it made all to win the seller by 30 lengths at Ludlow in April 1989, a day i will always remember
Report Lee Ho Fooks August 24, 2014 10:15 AM BST
I changed my original username (chosen because of a time I had brought home a takeaway but it didn't quite get to the table) however when it was shortened it came up xxxxx on here. I thought of this current one when I was walking through the streets of Soho in the rain
Report swingwhenuwinning August 24, 2014 10:57 AM BST
Rare when I win,when I do I celebrate,
Not that way tho
Report UnlikelyWinner August 24, 2014 11:02 AM BST
Because i am not good at most things in life, was always last to get picked in sports at school, the only time i felt wanted was on birthdays would love taking punches for each year i lived so when i chose my forum username i knew this was something else i won't be good at, i do make some lovely beans on toast though
Report stewarts rise August 24, 2014 11:14 AM BST
mrs peopleater 24 Aug 14 10:13 
first horse i ever won more than £10k on when it made all to win the seller by 30 lengths at Ludlow in April 1989, a day i will always remember

Must have been confident to win 10k in a seller, on a horse that made all and ran away from them! Makes you wonder how it managed to get beaten 10 lengths in race 5 days before when held up by a 7lb claimer, must have been pulling the poor lads arms out! Now who could have trained this inspired winner, and did you back it on its previous run?Wink
Report Lee Ho Fooks August 24, 2014 11:23 AM BST
stewarts rise • August 24, 2014 11:14 AM BST
mrs peopleater 24 Aug 14 10:13 
first horse i ever won more than £10k on when it made all to win the seller by 30 lengths at Ludlow in April 1989, a day i will always remember

Must have been confident to win 10k in a seller, on a horse that made all and ran away from them! Makes you wonder how it managed to get beaten 10 lengths in race 5 days before when held up by a 7lb claimer, must have been pulling the poor lads arms out! Now who could have trained this inspired winner, and did you back it on its previous run?

And who was the jockey I wonderCrazy
Report Aladdin Sane August 24, 2014 11:43 AM BST
Happened to be the CD I was listening to when I joined..
Report salmon spray August 24, 2014 11:48 AM BST
I found out a month a go that some horse was masquerading as me back in the 60s      Angry
Report stewarts rise August 24, 2014 12:02 PM BST
First horse i had a share in with the great Brian McMahon, actually was just a pony 14 hands high but did win 4 races, sellers of course. When i got married lost track of horse racing for about 10 years, so once free i was on the rise again!Grin
Report Breedingmad August 24, 2014 12:03 PM BST
You get to pick your name?
Report stewarts rise August 24, 2014 12:08 PM BST
You didn't?Crazy
Report travelling man August 24, 2014 12:16 PM BST
Was a travel agent and like Rick Nelson's music Wink
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qD1TJNKq5tI
Report layingisthewayforward August 24, 2014 12:29 PM BST
Because when I started on here I was laying losers left right and centre.. That soon changed though so I'm generally a backer now.
Report Breedingmad August 24, 2014 12:34 PM BST
You mean thatLaugh the other way round don't you?
Report Brian August 24, 2014 2:53 PM BST
I used my imagination.
Report bannahan August 24, 2014 3:03 PM BST
Brian Laugh
Report diabolicalliability August 24, 2014 3:10 PM BST
minder
Report rob22 August 24, 2014 3:13 PM BST
Don't know why i put 22 on the end,when i'm almost triple that,
so i should be known as Rob 22 times 3.
Report diabolicalliability August 24, 2014 3:22 PM BST
rob66 Bobby Charlton
Report dibble August 24, 2014 4:28 PM BST
related to my poker name which i chose 'cos I was watching topcat at the time!
Report mrs peopleater August 24, 2014 7:52 PM BST
stewarts rise:
'Must have been confident to win 10k in a seller, on a horse that made all and ran away from them! Makes you wonder how it managed to get beaten 10 lengths in race 5 days before when held up by a 7lb claimer, must have been pulling the poor lads arms out! Now who could have trained this inspired winner, and did you back it on its previous run?

No i didnt back it the week before at Hereford, when it was never put into the race by the 7lb claimer, but finished well enough and looked like it was capable of better after a spell novice chasing and had the back form to win the Ludlow seller, which on paper was a very weak race and at 9/1 Mrs P was a big overlay. The jockey is now a well known trainer from Cropthorne, while Mrs P was trained by David Wintle who was a local legend. Just wish i had a video of the race, but it was well clear by halfway and as it had such an easy lead it won as it pleased.
Report dave1357 August 24, 2014 8:21 PM BST
My name is after the character in Shakespeare's King Lear
Report RothmanMike August 24, 2014 9:51 PM BST
Tis a fib you speak of ,Dave  Plain
Report LAMBETH WALK August 24, 2014 10:00 PM BST
where i was born Wink
Report pedro39 August 24, 2014 10:25 PM BST
name and length,missed the mm off the numbers,save the ridicule
Report Pre-Fat-Low-Fat-Foods August 24, 2014 10:32 PM BST
Failed Business Venture Sad
Report dave1357 August 24, 2014 10:51 PM BST
1357 was the year the filthy english released King David of Scotland from captivity
Report the dealer August 24, 2014 11:00 PM BST
Former chaser with Fred Winter
Report millhouse August 25, 2014 7:42 AM BST
I wanted to name myself after the Simpsons character, who makes me laugh, but not being that smart I've spelt it wrong, and instead I'm named after officially the second best staying chaser ever (even though I think that's Desert Orchid)...
Report madhatter August 25, 2014 9:08 AM BST
I am an angry milliner
Report madhatter August 25, 2014 9:27 AM BST
which is preferable to being a poor sod who was dragged up by their grandfather and father watching some not very good professional football team from south Bedfordshire! WinkLaugh
Report madhatter August 25, 2014 9:29 AM BST
...and now can't kick the habit!!!ExcitedSadCry
Report Deltâ August 25, 2014 9:31 AM BST
at least ya back in the Leagues ...
Report mandarin August 25, 2014 10:56 AM BST
On a steamy June afternoon in Paris, Mandarin and Fred Winter made sporting history in the Grand Steeplechase de Paris. This race is run at Auteuil, in the Bois de Boulogne, around a four-mile figure-of-eight. There are 30 fences, among them "Le Bullfinch" (a nine-foot-high hedge) and "La Riviere", the huge water jump. Very few of the fences look familiar to English chasers and, two years earlier, Mandarin had thrown away a winning chance by trying to stop at the white-painted post and rails.

Winter had wasted hard during his summer holiday to do 9st 10lbs on Beaver II, which he was to ride in the big four-year-old hurdle race later that same day. He was also suffering from a severe stomach-upset, and he arrived at Heathrow Airport for the flight to Paris feeling, and looking, very ill.

When it came to the race itself, at only the fourth fence the rubber-covered snaffle broke in Mandarin's mouth, leaving Winter without either brakes or steering. Fulke Walwyn's wife, Cath, later recalled: "Fred had no proper means of steering him in the right direction. It was a miracle he went round with the others."

To their great credit, the French jockeys took no advantage of their English rival's plight; one even swung in on Mandarin on the first bend, using the pressure of his horse to steer Winter's mount around the turn. And only once, four fences from home, did Mandarin threaten to go the wrong side of a marker. It was almost certainly there, as Winter wrenched him back, throwing all his weight to one side like a racing cyclist, that Mandarin broke down, faltering in his action and losing some four lengths. As they turned for home, they bored through the Bullfinch, miraculously landing upright. They then held Lumino's challenge by a head.

As Mandarin hobbled back, lame, he and his rider were the heroes of Paris. Winter himself could scarcely walk to the scales, and his fellow jockey Stan Mellor had to help him change to go out to ride in the next race.
Report ged August 25, 2014 11:09 AM BST
madhatter - do you remember John O'Rourke or was he before your time?
Report test.for.free.account August 25, 2014 12:06 PM BST
I was just testing Crazy
Report G Hall August 25, 2014 12:46 PM BST
I took mine in tribute to the great legendary Che Van Der Wheil from Market Harborough,who produced the best ever method of horserace analysis.

The numerical picture(s),evaluation of the odds and insistence on the acquisition of temperament were a true racing masterclass.
Report Pilsudski August 25, 2014 12:51 PM BST
A great Polish general.
Report Virgin August 25, 2014 1:15 PM BST
Only had 2 Virgins in my life .... always wanted a 3rd but they're getting hard to find lately Devil
Report Deltâ August 25, 2014 1:17 PM BST
Im free ...
Report Virgin August 25, 2014 1:17 PM BST
I said Virgin Laugh
Report SPOT THE DOG August 25, 2014 1:24 PM BST
Ex Greyhound Trainer
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