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Old 22-03-2012, 20:23
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Sharp Hat - sprinter trained by David Chapman until its retirement 6 years ago at the age of 13.

The horse ran 217 times in 12 seasons (winning 24 races) which is probably a record number of career starts for a horse trained in Britain.
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Old 22-03-2012, 22:54
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Till Brig...too long ago to remember owt about it.
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Old 23-03-2012, 06:43
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Unett, James - Shropshire trainer, finally got a race out of the moderate but honest McCool Bannanas in the last at Wolverhampton yesterday.
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Old 23-03-2012, 07:14
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Video Racing night at the local social club (all proceeds to Wantage Town FC)
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Old 23-03-2012, 07:34
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Old 23-03-2012, 07:46
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Exors of the late Allaorta
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Old 23-03-2012, 09:34
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Old 23-03-2012, 15:24
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Zarrafakt - fair handicap chaser in the yard of Hampshire based trainer Emma Lavelle.
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Old 23-03-2012, 15:45
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Old 23-03-2012, 15:45
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Old 23-03-2012, 16:48
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Bushes, The - many racecourses have bushes growing by the side of the track but only those at Newmarket have a name, which is The Bushes.

Anyway, it's a group of small trees (or bushes to be strictly accurate) growing by the side of Newmarket's Rowley Mile course a little over 2f from the finish.

It's commonly thought that Charles II favoured this spot for watching races in the 17th century.
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Old 23-03-2012, 16:57
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Old 23-03-2012, 17:37
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Dip, The - many racecourses have a dip in the track but only the one at Newmarket has a name, which is The Dip.

Anyway, it's the downhill section of Newmarket's Rowley Mile course starting at the 2f marker and reaching its lowest point about 1f out before the uphill stretch to the line.
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Old 23-03-2012, 18:18
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Old 24-03-2012, 05:53
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Old 24-03-2012, 07:04
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Goodwood - the first ever racecourse commentary (by Peter O'Sullevan) was heard here in (I think) 1952.
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Old 24-03-2012, 10:57
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Helioscope the last 3yo to win the Hardwicke Stakes in 1949 when it was still open to 3yos.
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Old 24-03-2012, 19:20
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Ingham....racehorse and Staff Ingham, Epsom trainer from the past.
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Old 25-03-2012, 06:40
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Old 25-03-2012, 07:34
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King Credo - bred and part-owned by actor James Bolam, won the 1992 Imperial Cup and the 1993 Tote Gold Trophy (formerly the Schweppes Gold Trophy).

Trained by Steve Woodman whose father Syd trained King Credo's dam Credo's Daughter (also owned by Bolam) to win several good chases in the 1970s.
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Old 25-03-2012, 09:49
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Old 25-03-2012, 09:56
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Old 25-03-2012, 10:19
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Lottery, rather aptly the winner of the first official running of the Grand National in 1839.
Northampton - the race conditions for the 1840 Great Northampton Steeplechase specifically barred Lottery from entering, the horse being thought so superior to any potential rivals.
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Old 25-03-2012, 22:34
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Old 25-03-2012, 23:09
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Prince Charles - made his debut as a jockey in March 1980 when he finished 2nd on 13/8 favourite Long Wharf in a charity race at Plumpton.
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