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01 Sep 21 14:32
Date Joined: 14 Jan 04
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1st September 1976, I was married to Mrs B.

Spent the wedding night at the Swan Hotel, Newby Bridge. The next day at Thirsk races and the following day at York races (Black Duck Stakes day).

Saturday drove to Manchester Airport then on to  14 to Can Picafort, Majorca for a fortnight.

Lovely days then and since.
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Report Petraco September 1, 2021 3:36 PM BST
Nice hotel, I spent a couple of nights there on a management "Team Building" course back in the nineties.  Nice location, nice rooms and nice cuisine.  Cool
Report sparrow September 1, 2021 3:38 PM BST
Would have been warmer here in 1976.
Report Petraco September 1, 2021 3:42 PM BST
Not by 1st September, the heat wave was early summer Plain
Report casemoney September 1, 2021 3:46 PM BST
If ur getting married that's the way to do it Bar ,Many happy returns to you and Mrs Bar Happy
Report barstool September 1, 2021 3:51 PM BST
Cheers, casemoney.

Yes what a Summer that was, heatwave May until mid August, no let up.

Sapphire wedding I was told earlier.

Bit late to get her a ring now.Laugh
Report sparrow September 1, 2021 3:51 PM BST
Yes it was petraco, but still the best any of us have ever witnessed.
Report second again September 1, 2021 3:55 PM BST
Congratulations Barstool,I am 5 years behind you.40 years on 30 Oct,others may remember that day as one when F.Walwyn had 5 winners from 5 runners.Laugh
Report jimnast September 1, 2021 4:51 PM BST
what a nice post barstool congratulations and very well doneHappy
Report howard September 1, 2021 5:10 PM BST
Certainly good training Wink
Report know all September 1, 2021 5:20 PM BST
was at the swan weekend cartmel wacky races nothings really changed
Report carrot1960 September 1, 2021 5:24 PM BST
Did you make any money / back any winners and i don't mean the misses LaughLaugh
Report barstool September 1, 2021 5:33 PM BST
Thanks everyone.

Table booked tonight for 7pm. Nothing fancy, just our local where it is Pie Night.

I think I will have to push the boat further than that though.

Actually carried her "over the threshold"  all those years ago.

Wont try it tonight, back will probably go.Laugh
Report know all September 1, 2021 5:50 PM BST
have a great night,
cartmel £25 x 2 in, the beauty with cartmel is you can take your food and drink in either side,most take there own camping chairs, jazz group fun fair disco between races and after ,had a rubber aberdeen angus burger £5, the morcombay bay fresh fish stall was best , all fresh stuff from lobster to shrimps to salmon, beer £5, had 2 winning days on that good to firm ground its easier and small fields, met martin julian havent seen him for years
Report themightymac September 1, 2021 5:51 PM BST
Congratulations Mrs & Mrs Barstool and Happy Anniversary to you both.
Report barstool September 1, 2021 6:08 PM BST
Only been to Cartmel a couple of times. Went with an Owner who had a horse with George Moore. George had two winners that day. Micky Hammond was riding for him back then and he also rode a winner for another yard, so a great day.

Even stood in the trainers viewing platform the viewing was not good for most of the circuit. Must have improved a lot for the big screen.

Glad you enjoyed your day know all.
Report jimnast September 1, 2021 6:23 PM BST
was that around the time of alkepa and aston express barstool ?
Report barstool September 1, 2021 6:35 PM BST
I remember Aston Express. The visit to Cartmel was probably mid to late eighties.

Raisabillion was another horse he trained for someone in theses parts. Won a few until killed.
Report barstool September 1, 2021 6:39 PM BST
If anyone has a form book with the 03/09/1976 York meeting winners in I would love to see if I can remember them.

I know the Black Duck Stakes was on that day as it is not a name you forget easily.
Report ged September 2, 2021 8:14 AM BST
barstool - I'm afraid that, like most of us, your memory is a bit inaccurate.

the Black Duck was run on July 9, 1976, and was won by Mofida (5/1, beating the odds-on fav, Hot Heir).

I'm sure you haven't got your wedding day wrong (or if you have, you're probably no longer around to read the forum anyway), but working from there...

York was on Sep 2.
Thirsk on Sep 3.

Winners at York were:
Lochranza (Empress Regent was FPP by 2.5 lengths but was DQ'd)
Lady Mere
Cosy Bar
Gracious Melody
Wounded Knee
Cumnock Scouse

Winners at Thirsk:
Boom Quay
La Couronne
Charta Pearl
Voucher Book
Mrs McCardy - carried 7-13 in a nursery, though jockey claimed 5, and she was top weight.
Spring Diva

There was the Black Friars Handicap at Chester that day, won by Persevering. That's as near as I can get you to a Black Duck on Sep 3.
Report barstool September 2, 2021 11:18 AM BST

Thank you very much. It would seem the old memory has lapsed a bit.

Tbh none of them ring a bell now. Of course I remember Mrs McCardy, who won the 1000gns the following year. Some progress she made.

Once again, thanks for the research.
Report BESTMATE44 September 2, 2021 11:41 AM BST
Many congrats barstool,for my sins today is 54 years for me and my better half.
Report barstool September 2, 2021 11:54 AM BST
Congratulations to you too BESTMATE54.

Cheers to many more.
Report BESTMATE44 September 2, 2021 12:00 PM BST
Thanks barstool,there are not many of 'us lot left'!
Report workrider September 2, 2021 4:02 PM BST
I'm feeling like a 2yo compared to you two, only 41 years for me and her good self...Congrats to you you both...
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