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14 May 24 11:52
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Always one for when the money was down
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Report acey deucy May 14, 2024 11:56 AM BST
Sad News but i did think he died Years ago.What a Man when the money was down.
Report breadnbutter May 14, 2024 12:36 PM BST
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.
Report acey deucy May 14, 2024 12:38 PM BST
R.Akehurst-T.Quinn what a combo in the big handicaps.
Report acey deucy May 14, 2024 4:15 PM BST
94 a fair auld run.Plain
Report impossible123 May 14, 2024 4:19 PM BST
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!
Report FOYLESWAR May 14, 2024 4:27 PM BST
rip sir reg
Report differentdrum May 14, 2024 4:29 PM BST
I like digging through the old records so will have look at Moyne Royal's career.
Report acey deucy May 14, 2024 4:31 PM BST
Punters Pal i was a big fan.
Report freddiewilliams May 14, 2024 4:33 PM BST
Great Trainor
Report acey deucy May 14, 2024 5:05 PM BST
Report impossible123 May 14, 2024 5:08 PM BST
^^ That's him 'acey'. I recognise the man even now.
Report morpteh mackem May 14, 2024 5:31 PM BST
remember backing Knowth at Goodwood when it got disqualifiedSad
Report differentdrum May 14, 2024 8:39 PM BST
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?
Report DancingBraveTheBest May 14, 2024 8:52 PM BST
RIP 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.
Report mitolo May 14, 2024 10:19 PM BST
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
Report superks May 15, 2024 1:35 AM BST
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.
Report mitolo May 15, 2024 2:27 AM BST
good ol reginald. he provoked a rare post from superkeks. must have been a good un
Report second again May 15, 2024 9:24 AM BST
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
Report morpteh mackem May 15, 2024 9:32 AM BST

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

morpteh mackem 14 May 24 17:31

Report screaming from beneaththewaves May 15, 2024 10:51 AM BST
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. .
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- May 15, 2024 12:33 PM BST
Brilliant screaming,..
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