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17 Nov 17 11:33
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I have 4 tickets, 2 for Sat and 2 for Sun for anyone that wants them . I will leave them in the office for collection...
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Report peckerdunne November 17, 2017 7:21 PM GMT
No thanks, but nice of you.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 17, 2017 11:35 PM GMT
((((((((PUNCHESTOWN-&-CORK)))))))) this weekend.

Plenty of racing with week 46 almost in the bag
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 17, 2017 11:40 PM GMT
Presenting Percy Florida Pearl Nov Ch - 11/10
Tombstone Craddockstown Nov Ch - 5/4
Faugheen Morgiana Hurdle - 8/11
Nothing wrong with over 800 Euro for you ton Devil
Report workrider November 19, 2017 10:40 AM GMT
Terrible state of affairs, wonderful racing this weekend and hardly any interest shown from anyone  on here.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 19, 2017 3:19 PM GMT
Like a nite at the OPERA
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 19, 2017 3:22 PM GMT
No one gives a FUCGHEEN anymore
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 19, 2017 3:24 PM GMT
And down a TON too be jasus
Report punchestown November 19, 2017 7:29 PM GMT
Disappointed with Tombstone today,think it might need a trip now?
Report workrider November 19, 2017 8:58 PM GMT
Looked as if it needed it alright, the step up that is,as Gordon said though Punch,it's hard for him to keep his horses apart so he needed to drop this lad today,doubt he'll run over 2 again.
Report monarch November 19, 2017 10:43 PM GMT
I might of availed of those tickets but was away in Cheltenham for the few days. Would have been better off in an asylum.......
Report jimeen November 20, 2017 8:47 AM GMT
Workrider, two things here. The modern generation don’t believe in attending race meetings, in fact a lot of the middle aged band have packed it in as well , and for good reason. Entry fee, third world facilities , sheep dog food, petrol , and for some , the possibility of picking up penalty points, or maybe even caught drink driving.
Why would people bother going ?
And secondly, and this is the most important thing, when catch me if you can joins a thread, it’s an instant killer. Virtually nobody engages with him, and haven’t done so for years. While he still persists and keeps posting his complete and utter nonsense, the Irish forum will remain as dead as a dodo. If I see him on a thread , I just ignore it, and I assume many others do the same . Maybe that’s why nobody took up your offer.
Report workrider November 20, 2017 10:53 AM GMT
I find myself agreeing with you on certain points Jimeen, but compered to the U.K. entry to most Irish meetings are cheap. Food has become a bigger issue for me and what was served up to me at several meetings recently was to put it mildly shocking.Since Dobbings left Punchestown it simply has deteriorated imo,prices have gone up put standards have dropped,to the effect I hardly ever eat there anymore.I watched ATR this morning and caught Robbie getting very upset after riding Death Duty to victory and missed why,I think it was something to do with one of the owners benn unwell ?.
Report jimeen November 20, 2017 11:42 AM GMT
I think jury duty is owned by a syndicate of guys that Robert Power is friends with, one of which is exceptionally sick by the sounds of things. The chap went to school with Robert Power so he’s obviously a very young man, so that is why there was a higher level of emotion than normal after a win. It’s very sad really for someone so young to be struck down with such an illness , and reading about it, there seems no hope for this poor guy.
As for the food at the races, I try never to eat anymore at Irish meetings if at all possible , although sometimes I have no choice, but it’s a rarity nowadays thank god. I’d try a sandwich in Thurles and maybe sausages and chips in the leisure centre place in leopardstown, but that’s it. Some of them tracks , id rather eat my shoes and socks.
Report peckerdunne November 20, 2017 1:04 PM GMT
Oh dear, the Craven meeting takes on a new meaning.

Have to speak in riddles now........Blush
Report workrider November 20, 2017 5:11 PM GMT
Thanks Jimeen, sad to hear that kind of thing, he really wanted to shed a tear only Gary brought him back to the present moment. As you say terrible thing for the young man, hopefully he pulls through .
Report peckerdunne November 21, 2017 12:19 AM GMT
2 posts stripped.....unreal.....i wont bother much more now mr moderator..just like the rest.

Clearly PP want to kill the forum.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 21, 2017 12:46 AM GMT
missed em, was it anti-PP ? Whoops
Report pa lapsy November 21, 2017 10:06 AM GMT
I saw your posts Pecker,i thought thet were mild enough and factual.

I don't get the reason why they were romoved but rather than simply "removing" i know if it was my business i would have come on the forum,asked you why you made them,how we can improve etc.
Pure common sense rather than the stagnant surveys,poor promotions etc.

Have to admit i never rated Robbie Power until last season but he is a credit to racing in many ways now.
Report workrider November 21, 2017 10:17 AM GMT
I was one of those as well Pa, he has jumped to the next level and looks comfortable there!
Report tobywong. November 22, 2017 12:31 AM GMT
i'm sure robbie is ecstatic to receive the accreditation from ye two wankstains!
Report peckerdunne November 22, 2017 2:59 PM GMT
Catch me

Just a little constructive criticism...But that's not allowed.

Toby! Wankstains!..I remember hearing that when i was 14...

Not sure the lads will recover...Laugh
Report Nogoody November 22, 2017 4:31 PM GMT
Lol , was a time you would get abuse for being too critical now you cop abuse for giving praise.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 22, 2017 10:28 PM GMT
Find the word Poor instead of power goes over their heads Whoops
Report lapsy pa November 23, 2017 9:11 PM GMT
I see my mild post in reply to tobywnks 00.31 one was deemed unfit for the purposes of the forum, really? he went off on one,not me.
Report workrider November 23, 2017 9:16 PM GMT
I said something about his bed sheets been in an awful state after his outburst that disappeared as well,just come back from Arundel castle,Dunlops place of old,the memories came flooding back,some smashing horses came out of there,the fish and chips were tasty as well but the battle to walk up the hill back to the hotel was something else Pa.
Report pa lapsy November 23, 2017 9:21 PM GMT
you had a nice day for it WR, desperate night, Guy had some legends alright.
Report mrcombustible November 23, 2017 9:30 PM GMT
Racing Post 23/11/17
Death of Jury Duty owner

Ciaran Collins, part of the Sideways Syndicate which owns Jury Duty, lost his battle with cancer just days after the Gordon Elliott-trained six-year-old won the the Grade 2 Florida Pearl Novice Chase at Punchestown on Sunday and reduced winning jockey Robbie Power to tears.

Power's post-race interview on Attheraces made for very sad viewing as he dedicated the success to his life-long field Collins, whom he went to primary school with.

Collins will repose at his home on Moyglare Road, Maynooth on Thursday, November 23 from 2pm to 8pm. There will be a funeral mass on Friday at 3pm in the Church of the Nativity, Moynalvey followed by burial in the adjoining cemetery. Family flowers only please, donations if desired to the Irish Cancer Society.
Report pa lapsy November 23, 2017 9:42 PM GMT
RIP, very sad alright,easy to see why Robbie so cut up,condolences to family and friends.
Report workrider November 23, 2017 9:44 PM GMT
Sorry to hear that mrcombustable, Robbie was very emotional the other day,another young man gone,R.I.P.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 29, 2017 9:41 AM GMT
An additional card to the calendar today.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 29, 2017 5:24 PM GMT
No doubt Maria was on The West’s Awake today.
How poignant in the circumstances -
emotional and sad too for Eddy, Mimi & Rosie Mae and extended family the day after her funeral Sad

Well done BJG with two for JP and breeder Noreen Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan November 29, 2017 5:33 PM GMT
WHAT DO WE MAKE OF Avenir D'Une Vie Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 23, 2018 3:53 PM BST

DAY 1.....

.....THREE GRADE 1's and the Land Rover Champion Bumper (with plenty of runners)

OFF AT 3.40 KHC Fr Sean Breen Mem. S'ch (Ladies Cup) of €15,000.00 (5yo+, 3m, 12 runners)
4.20 Herald Champion Novice H'dle (Grade 1) of €100,000.00 (5yo+, 2m 100yds, 10 runners)
4.55 Killashee H'cap H'dle (Grade B) of €60,000.00 (4yo+, 2m 100yds, 25 runners)
5.30 **** Champion S'chase (Grade 1) of €275,000.00 (5yo+, 2m, 10 runners)
6.05 Goffs Land Rover Bumper of €100,000.00 (4-5yo, 2m 100yds, 17 runners)
6.40 Growise Champion Novice S'chase (Grade 1) of €100,000.00 (5yo+, 3m 120yds, 11 runners)
7.15 Dooley Insurances INH Flat Race of €15,000.00 (4yo, 2m 100yds, 16 runners)
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 23, 2018 3:53 PM BST
2246 views Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 24, 2018 3:27 PM BST
DAY 1.


GETABIRD - prefers right-handed - 2from2 at P/town - One of 4 from CHAMPION TRAINER WP MULLINS incl Whiskey Sour

Lots of story lines.....
FAUGHEEN in the 3 mile Stayers Hurdle on Thursday!
WPM 2015 - 16 winners incl 10 Grade 1's.
FOUR Grade 1 races worth €275,000 each ! (Champion Chase, Stayers Hdl, Champion Hdl & Gold Cup).
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 24, 2018 5:16 PM BST
WPMULLINS goes thru the up DOUVAN
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 24, 2018 5:17 PM BST
2412 views Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 24, 2018 5:28 PM BST
ELLIOTT 4/6 vs MULLINS 11/10 surely Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 24, 2018 5:48 PM BST
A 200k swing to Mullins already !
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 25, 2018 1:24 PM BST
DAY 2.

Punchestown Gold Cup Day

Hope Paul Townend gets back to winning ways today. Has 4 excellent chances. Yesterday was unfortunate but it was a mistake and he rarely makes them. Still an absolutely brilliant jockey.
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 25, 2018 1:27 PM BST
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 25, 2018 1:36 PM BST
3.40 Adare Manor Opportunity Final H'cap H'dl (Rated 95-123) of €30,000.00 (4yo+, 2m 5f, 28 runners)
4.20 Louis Fitzgerald Hotel H'dle of €25,000.00 (4yo+, 2m 4f, 9 runners)
4.55 Irish Daily Mirror Novice H'dle (Grade 1) of €100,000.00 (4yo+, 3m, 11 runners) Next Destination will be hard to beat 
5.30 Coral Punchestown Gold Cup (Grade 1) of €275,000.00 (5yo+, 3m 120yds, 13 runners) sticking with Total Recall/Killultagh Vic
6.05 Racing Post Champion INH Flat Race (Grade 1) of €100,000.00 (4-7yo, 2m 70yds, 10 runners) Lots from Cheltenham in action
6.40 Guinness H'cap S'chase (Grade A) of €100,000.00 (5yo+, 2m 4f, 18 runners) Patricks Park for PT treble Devil
7.15 Weatherbys GSB EBF (Mares) INH Flat Race (Grade 3) of €50,000.00 (4-7yo, 2m 70yds, 16 runners)
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 25, 2018 1:37 PM BST
2559 Views Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 25, 2018 1:49 PM BST
WR is always down by the last fence (just saying) Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 25, 2018 2:00 PM BST
The official attendance for Day 1 was 19,182 which was 504 down on last year's figure of 19,686.
Report workrider April 25, 2018 7:44 PM BST
Catch, was in telling the Teacher it seems....
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 25, 2018 10:14 PM BST
WR, got it spot on again... 
6.40 Guinness H'cap S'chase (Grade A) of €100,000.00 (5yo+, 2m 4f, 18 runners) Patricks Park for PT treble

Well done Paul Devil
Report Catch Me ifyoucan April 25, 2018 10:15 PM BST
2640 Views Devil
Report freddiewilliams April 26, 2018 5:47 PM BST
Any free tickets for Saturday
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 20, 2019 9:56 AM GMT
(((((PUNCHESTOWN))))) today kick-off at 1.30 with LAURINA 1/20fav the star of the show
Report Catch Me ifyoucan February 20, 2019 10:20 AM GMT
cyclops • February 20, 2019 8:47 AM GMT
I suspect Laurina will end up in the Mares. It would be an extraordinary preparation for a Champion Hurdle to have never run against a horse rated more than 147 (Stormy Ireland, today) and never to have run in any sort of competitive race (in terms of the highest class at least).
With Apples Jade set to go for the big one, the door is open for Laurina and I suspect she'll head that way, regardless of today's proceedings. 4/1 is very tempting.
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