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14 May 24 11:52
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By:
acey deucy
When: 14 May 24 11:56
Sad News but i did think he died Years ago.What a Man when the money was down.
By:
breadnbutter
When: 14 May 24 12:36
Seemed to rem it was Price wise in the RP that put them up at ridic prices,Did Reg and his team not buy well hcp horses?, of course they targeted big hcps, his assistant Albert Davison according to many on here was a big reason it worked.

Regardless rem those big races, seemed that he won emm all over a few year golden period, rem Sarawat pretty well, but was loads.

Happy times.

Sleep easy Reg, 90 a great innings.
By:
acey deucy
When: 14 May 24 12:38
R.Akehurst-T.Quinn what a combo in the big handicaps.
By:
acey deucy
When: 14 May 24 16:15
94 a fair auld run.Plain
By:
impossible123
When: 14 May 24 16:19
Good trainer. I've backed a few of his including one in a prestigious high profile race whose name escapes me at the moment.
RIP Reg Akehurst!
By:
FOYLESWAR
When: 14 May 24 16:27
rip sir reg
By:
differentdrum
When: 14 May 24 16:29
I like digging through the old records so will have look at Moyne Royal's career.
By:
acey deucy
When: 14 May 24 16:31
Punters Pal i was a big fan.
By:
freddiewilliams
When: 14 May 24 16:33
Great Trainor
By:
acey deucy
When: 14 May 24 17:05
By:
impossible123
When: 14 May 24 17:08
^^ That's him 'acey'. I recognise the man even now.
By:
morpteh mackem
When: 14 May 24 17:31
remember backing Knowth at Goodwood when it got disqualifiedSad
By:
differentdrum
When: 14 May 24 20:39
Turned out Moyne Royal wasn't the best example as Akehurst only had the horse for the first three seasons before moving it first to David Gandolfo and then Arthur Pitt for whom the horse won, and was runner up in two Lloyds Bank Hurdle's, the equivalent of the Stayers Hurdle. Effective between 2 and 3 miles, at 9 he split Tree Tangle and Lanzarote in the Marlow Ropes John Skeaping Hurdle.

Anyone know why the horse was moved?
By:
DancingBraveTheBest
When: 14 May 24 20:52
RIP Reg....an absolute legend.
I worked for his son John for a couple of years many moons ago....what tough shoes to follow. John taken far too early....Reg exceeded most people expectations of a long successful life.
By:
mitolo
When: 14 May 24 22:19
morpteh mackem 14 May 24 17:31 
remember backing Knowth at Goodwood when it got disqualified


so did i. not only that i had it in a double with the winner of the previous race moon over miami, from memory at 33/1 going on knowth at 20. did me head in. i was potless at the time

glad to hear reg was still with us. i also thought he was hovis. i became a fan of t quinn because of him and he had a golden spell with p cole and i thought the game was easy. what a mug
By:
superks
When: 15 May 24 01:35
Not only handicaps!

Was at Longchamp when Gold Rod got me and many others out of trouble.  Lester not at his best on Nijinsky but brilliant on Gold Rod.  If it was good enough reg would always get a win out of it.  Rip.
By:
mitolo
When: 15 May 24 02:27
good ol reginald. he provoked a rare post from superkeks. must have been a good un
By:
second again
When: 15 May 24 09:24
Someone who I knew was in the know and did not guess told me a few weeks before to back Sarawat in the Ebor. For some reason I did not put a penny on him, I think it was my worst betting decision ever.Laugh
By:
morpteh mackem
When: 15 May 24 09:32

May 14, 2024 -- 10:19PM, mitolo wrote:


morpteh mackem 14 May 24 17:31

By:
screaming from beneaththewaves
When: 15 May 24 10:51
Young 'uns reading the obituaries might be getting the wrong idea about Akehurst. He wasn't one of those trainers who stop their horses for a year, land a handicap when the money's down, then go back to hooking them up again. Once an Akehurst horse began improving, you could follow it with confidence. It just so happened that the horse would land gambles on the way.

Back in summer 1987 I'd handed over a cheque for £750 to a solicitor one Friday, as my half of a 5% deposit on a flat in Brighton with a girlfriend. The trouble was that I only had £550 in my account. There was no one I could tap for the missing £200. I certainly couldn't admit it to the girlfriend - she wasn't one bit keen on moving out of her parents' big house to live in a flat in Brighton in the first place. And my parents were even less keen on me giving up a job to move to Brighton on a wing and a prayer.

But no problem. I was living in Merton Park at the time, so I caught the bus to Kempton on the Saturday evening, where Akehurst's Inlander was reverting to the Flat in a 2 mile handicap after winning the Imperial Cup and the Swinton. Last race on the card, I had £200 to £100, saw the price collapse in to evens, and watched Inlander make all under W Carson, with not a moment's worry.

Inlander went on to win at Royal Ascot that summer, but there was no concern at all that the trainer might try and conserve the handicap mark in a small handicap at Kempton. You could trust Akehurst. .
By:
----you-have-to-laugh---
When: 15 May 24 12:33
Brilliant screaming,..
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