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Old 31-03-2013, 14:33
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Should be worth taking a peek at the 2.35 Fairyhouse tomorrow if you have ATR

a mare called 'Annie Power' in a Novice hurdle

I can't remember having seen her run but I read a column by 'respected' racing columnist Nick Mordin in which he claimed that she was not only the best mare around but probably the best hurdler and should be favourite for next years Champion Hurdle...................
Very impressive.
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Old 01-04-2013, 14:25
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Yes............I wasn't keen when she was lobbing along at the back of the field but he obviously knew what he had and she demolished them when he 'pressed the button'

Lots of racing today but nothing much to write home about - mostly low grade stuff, over here in the UK anyway, bit better in Ireland
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Old 01-04-2013, 14:31
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I'm using my 10 pound free bet today on Thats the Deal at 7/4 at Fakenham 3.45

fingers crossed.............
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Old 02-04-2013, 19:48
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Popular hurdler/chaser 'Fair Along' has died of colic

He was only a little 'un but in his pomp he was a doughty front runner............just below top class, he won four Grade 2 races and was a regular at the big meetings
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Old 02-04-2013, 23:50
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Just had a peak at tomorrows card and there are 3 all weather meetings !..............

isn't it ridiculous that the turf season has started and there are 3 all weather meeings and none on turf

They must have idiots planning the fixture list..................
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Old 04-04-2013, 17:16
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1st part of Horsey Come Dine With Me on now..worth it to see Emma
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Old 05-04-2013, 15:14
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Sprinter is a monster
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Old 05-04-2013, 15:23
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Sprinter is a monster
awesome..............

thought he might be up against it today.............
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Old 05-04-2013, 15:25
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1st part of Horsey Come Dine With Me on now..worth it to see Emma
who else was on it ?..............wondering if it's worth looking at on 'Catch Up'............
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Old 05-04-2013, 15:33
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who else was on it ?..............wondering if it's worth looking at on 'Catch Up'............
was funny part 2 today 515..
mick quin/matty batchelor were like a couple of kids(hilarious)
kept winding up Emma about being posh
never heard of the american lady but she was ok..
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Old 05-04-2013, 15:36
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was funny part 2 today 515..
mick quin/matty batchelor were like a couple of kids(hilarious)
kept winding up Emma about being posh
never heard of the american lady but she was ok..
cheers...........I might watch yesterdays at 4.30 then todays !
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Old 05-04-2013, 15:40
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I've noticed Mick Quinn is on Talksport........I've only started listening to the station in the last few weeks

Lots of horse racing chat this morning and Nick Luck told a joke..........

'Freezing cold for Ladies day today, the Liverpool girls will be dressed for the weather.............they'll be wearing 2 thongs'..........

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Old 05-04-2013, 15:43
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These starts are a joke
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:17
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Just thinking about the Grand National stories of my lifetime..........

Up until about the mid 80s it was the only race I watched, like most people..............I didn't get interested in racing until after that

I remember Foinavon...............

Red Rum ...............the greatest National horse of all time

Geraldine Rees ?...........first lady rider

Aldaniti and Bob Champion............probably the greatest National 'story' of all time

Corbiere, Jenny Pitman, the 'First Lady of Aintree', first Lady trained winner

The bomb scare National..............was it eventually run on the Monday ?

Mr Frisk...............amateur rider

Esha Ness..........the national that never was

Royal Athlete..............I backed him !..............

Don't Push It.............AP finally wins the big one
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Old 06-04-2013, 12:56
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The national is my favourite sporting day of the year and surprisingly I've been quite lucky backing the winners in the past! Funny how you remember all your winners as well Amberleigh house, Numbersixvalverdie, Comply or Die and had Neptune Collonges last year.

My usual technique is back 3 horses, one of the favorites to win and a couple of long odds horses each way. Gone for Imperial Commander win and Harry the Viking and Saint Are EW this year.

Bit young for a lot of the classic national memories when they were ran but personally remember

Party Politics winning at General Election time.

The Void national

The Monday national after the bomb scare (was Peter O'Sullivans final one as well)

Red Marauder winning in the bog of 2001 when only 4 finished (and 2 of those were remounted which can't happen these days!)
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Old 06-04-2013, 15:51
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Jockeys didnt seem impressed their with cameras in the changing room
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Old 06-04-2013, 16:09
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Didnt realise they'd decided to get rid of the proper parade, tbh I probably agree with that it was a massive faff organising them and got the horses het up straight away.
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Old 06-04-2013, 16:13
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Wish you all luck.
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Old 06-04-2013, 16:17
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Lot of focus on the whole field staying intact in the commentary...
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Old 06-04-2013, 16:18
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One horse and jockey down.
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Old 06-04-2013, 16:27
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Well done Ryan Mania and Aurora's Encore! 66-1....anyone have a winning punt?
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Old 06-04-2013, 16:29
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Well done Ray Mania and Aurora's Encore! 66-1....anyone have a winning punt?
Nope lol, I had Across the Bay
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Old 06-04-2013, 16:36
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Nope lol, I had Across the Bay
So did I- he certainly had a good run round though.
Most of the ones I pick are never even mentioned
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Old 06-04-2013, 16:37
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All horses and riders have come back safe and sound

Quiet night for the once a year animal rights activists
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Old 06-04-2013, 16:45
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Well done Ryan Mania and Aurora's Encore! 66-1....anyone have a winning punt?
My son had 2 quid each way on it.

Why didn't they have the starting tape, has this been scrapped now?
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