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    cormack15cormack15
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    It’s that time of the year again when the sub-cultures clash and the Yanks open their backstretch (or not, according to Richard Hannon Jnr) to the rest of the racing world.

    The Racing Post have kindly given us a copy of their 2012 Racing Post annual to give away in our annual Breeders Cup competition.

    We usually do a simple tipping competition for the Breeders Cup but that can be won by whoever flukes the night’s big priced winner so I thought we’d go for something a little different.

    So – I thought we’d try a little head to head game. You simply have to pick who will win each of the head to heads in every race (there are two per race and four in the Classic).

    You get one point per winner. You nap ONE head to head in each race and get 2 points if you get that one right.

    In the event of a tie, the player with most actual race wins will win, then 2nds, then 3rds, etc until a winner emerges.

    Pretty straightforward and multiple interest in each race to keep the evening lively. Hopefully.

    Head to heads will apear shortly below – entries must be in by 5 pm Saturday afternoon. If there are any non-runners that head to head will be declared void.

    As usual – judges decision is final.


    THE RACING POST ANNUAL 2012

    “There have been moments when, in the wrong hands, his mind could have blown it”
    Brough Scott’s inside story of Frankel the wonder horse

    “The dream is that he should be loved as much as Desert Orchid”
    Long Run’s glorious year and the plan to make him jump racing’s new superstar

    “In the duel between life and death, life had won”
    The miraculous recovery of Monet’s Garden

    “I hope I made Dad proud”
    Donald McCain on the Grand National and his upbringing

    “I’m not daft enough to say it’ll come easily, but I’d love to be champion trainer”
    The names and faces to watch in 2012

    “He’s covering almost the length of a cricket pitch each and every second”
    Racing Post experts give their views on the champions and key races

    “It was an easy choice”
    Announcing the Racing Post Annual Person of the Year

    “A blind man could see his saddle had slipped!”

    The Annual’s alternative awards

    This exciting new book from the Racing Post has 192 colour pages packed with interviews and features on all the best stories of the racing year, as well as the names and faces to watch in 2012, and is beautifully illustrated with stunning images by award-winning photographer Edward Whitaker. And there is everything you’d expect from an Annual: competitions, offers, prizes, humour and a sometimes serious, sometimes irreverent look back on the best and worst of the year.

    [b:y5dvt8wm]Published on 28th October, priced £12.99 and available from http://www.racingpost.com/shop and all good bookshops.[/b:y5dvt8wm]

    #375869
    cormack15cormack15
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    RULE RECAP

    You simply have to pick who will win each of the head to heads in every race (there are two per race apart from the last race, the Classic, where there are four).

    You get one point per winner.

    You nap ONE head to head in each race and get 2 points if you get that one right.

    (Failure to nominate a nap will mean your nap default is the first head to head selection in that race.)

    In the event of a tie on total number points scored, the player with most actual race wins will win, then 2nds, then 3rds, etc until a winner emerges.

    Pretty straightforward and multiple interest in each race to keep the evening lively. Hopefully going to the last on a cliff-hanger.

    Entries must be in by 5 pm Saturday afternoon. If there are any non-runners that head to head will be declared void.

    You need to select in all head to heads in each race.

    Race 1 – the Breeders Cup Marathon

    1. Meeznah Vs Brigandin
    2. Cease Vs Giant Oak

    Race 2 – the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf

    1. Faraaj Vs Caspar Netcher
    2. Wrote Vs Majestic City

    Race 3 – the Breeders Cup Dirt Sprint

    1. Giant Ryan Vs Jackson Bend
    2. Aikenite Vs Hamazing Destiny

    Race 4 – the Breeders Cup Turf Sprint

    1. California Flag Vs Hoofit
    2. Regally Ready Vs Havelock

    Race 5 – the Breeders Cup Dirt Mile

    1. Willburn Vs The Factor
    2. Shackleford Vs Trappe Shot

    Race 6 – the Breeders Cup Turf

    1. St Nichols Abbey Vs Await The Dawn
    2. Midday Vs Sarafina

    Race 7 – the Breeders Cup Juvenile

    1. Crusade Vs Daddy Long Legs
    2. Drill Vs Hansen

    Race 8 – the Breeders Cup Turf Mile

    1. Strong Suit Vs Gio Ponti
    2. Courageous Cat Vs Byword

    Race 9 – the Breeders Cup Classic

    1. Uncle Mo Vs See You Think
    2. Havre De Grace Vs Flat Out
    3. Stay Thirsty Vs Game On Dude
    4. Rattlesnake Bridge Vs Headache

    Let me know if any queries and good luck!

    (PS – to make entering less cumbersome you can use the following code to enter

    1,2,2 (where the first number is the race number, the second number is the head to head number in that race and the third number is either 1 (the first named horse) or 2 (the second name)

    #375919
    aaronizneezaaronizneez
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    It’s that time of the year again when the sub-cultures clash and the Yanks open their backstretch (or not, according to Richard Hannon Jnr) to the rest of the racing world.

    The Racing Post have kindly given us a copy of their 2012 Racing Post annual to give away in our annual Breeders Cup competition.

    We usually do a simple tipping competition for the Breeders Cup but that can be won by whoever flukes the night’s big priced winner so I thought we’d go for something a little different.

    You cheeky bleeder! Are you trying to say my consecutive wins in 2009 and 2010 were down to pure flukes Cormack?

    I’ll have you know I spent many long minutes studying the American form. :D

    #375945
    TriptychTriptych
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    Hi Cormack
    Hope I’ve got this right being first to post, not keen on the muddy conditions there tonight, here’s hoping all the horses come home sound and safe…

    Race 1
    1. Meeznah Vs Brigandin (

    Meeznah

    )
    2. Cease Vs Giant Oak (

    Giant Oak

    )

    **Nap**

    Race 2
    1. Faraaj Vs Caspar Netcher (

    Caspar Netcher

    )

    **Nap**

    2. Wrote Vs Majestic City (

    Majestic City

    )

    Race 3
    1. Giant Ryan Vs Jackson Bend (

    Jackson Bend

    )
    2. Aikenite Vs Hamazing Destiny (

    Aikenite

    )

    **Nap**

    Race 4
    1. California Flag Vs Hoofit (

    Hoofit

    )

    **Nap**

    2. Regally Ready Vs Havelock (

    Regally Ready

    )

    Race 5
    1. Willburn Vs The Factor (

    Willburn

    )
    2. Shackleford Vs Trappe Shot (

    Trappe Shot

    )

    **Nap**

    Race 6
    1. St Nichols Abbey Vs Await The Dawn (

    St.Nicholas Abbey

    )
    2. Midday Vs Sarafina (

    Sarafina

    )

    **Nap**

    Race 7
    1. Crusade Vs Daddy Long Legs (

    Daddy Long Legs

    )

    **Nap**

    2. Drill Vs Hansen (

    Drill

    )

    Race 8
    1. Strong Suit Vs Gio Ponti (

    Strong Suit

    )

    **Nap**

    2. Courageous Cat Vs Byword (

    Byword

    )

    Race 9
    1. Uncle Mo Vs So You Think (

    Uncle Mo

    )
    2. Havre De Grace Vs Flat Out (

    Flat Out

    )

    **Nap**

    3. Stay Thirsty Vs Game On Dude (

    Stay Thirsty

    )
    4. Rattlesnake Bridge Vs Headache (

    Rattlesnake Bridge

    )

    Thanks for doing this, good luck all..Jac :wink:

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
    #375956
    nefertiti
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    Thanks for this, Cormack. A little tricky, but here goes.

    Race 1: Brigantin
    Giant Oak – NAP

    Race 2: Faraaj – NAP
    Wrote

    Race 3: Jackson Bend – NAP
    Aikenite

    Race 4: California Flag – NAP
    Havelock

    Race 5: The Factor – NAP
    Shackleford

    Race 6: Await the Dawn – NAP
    Midday

    Race 7: Daddy Long Legs – NAP
    Hansen

    Race 8: Strong Suit
    Byword – NAP

    Race 9: So You Think
    Havre de Grace – NAP
    Stay Thirsty
    Rattlesnake Bridge

    #375971
    stilvi
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    Good luck to everyone who has a go but I would have much preferred just a straight selection as in previous years.

    #375983
    dfwarddfward
    Participant
    • Total Posts 1080

    I must be completely thick but the compy is way over my little brain and i suspect most will unfortunately agree….. the person who fully is au fait with the rules will probably win

    #375990
    TriptychTriptych
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    I must be completely thick but the compy is way over my little brain and i suspect most will unfortunately agree….. the person who fully is au fait with the rules will probably win

    David (dfward)it’s just 2 sets of horses racing against each other in every race on the card, just pick the one you think would win if if were a 2 horse race and then nap the selection that you are convinced is the better of the 2.
    Cormack has done all the hard work.
    Go on have a go..Jac :wink:

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
    #376005
    bob rolfbob rolf
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    Race 1 – the Breeders Cup Marathon
    1. Brigandin (NAP)
    2. Giant Oak

    Race 2 – the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf
    1. Caspar Netcher (NAP)
    2. Majestic City

    Race 3 – the Breeders Cup Dirt Sprint
    1. Giant Ryan (NAP)
    2. Hamazing Destiny

    Race 4 – the Breeders Cup Turf Sprint
    1. Hoofit (NAP)
    2. Havelock

    Race 5 – the Breeders Cup Dirt Mile
    1. Willburn
    2. Trappe Shot (NAP)

    Race 6 – the Breeders Cup Turf
    1. Await The Dawn
    2. Midday (NAP)

    Race 7 – the Breeders Cup Juvenile
    1. Daddy Long Legs (NAP)
    2. Drill

    Race 8 – the Breeders Cup Turf Mile
    1. Strong Suit
    2. Courageous Cat (NAP)

    Race 9 – the Breeders Cup Classic
    1. See You Think
    2. Havre De Grace
    3. Game On Dude (NAP)
    4. Rattlesnake Bridge

    #376006
    goodfellow
    Participant
    • Total Posts 646

    Good luck

    Race 1 – the Breeders Cup Marathon
    1. Meeznah Vs Brigandin – Brigandin
    2. Cease Vs Giant Oak – Cease Nap

    Race 2 – the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf
    1. Faraaj Vs Caspar Netcher – Caspar Tetcher
    2. Wrote Vs Majestic City – Majestic City Nap

    Race 3 – the Breeders Cup Dirt Sprint
    1. Giant Ryan Vs Jackson Bend – Jackson Bend Nap
    2. Aikenite Vs Hamazing Destiny – Aikenite

    Race 4 – the Breeders Cup Turf Sprint
    1. California Flag Vs Hoofit – California Flag
    2. Regally Ready Vs Havelock – Havelock Nap

    Race 5 – the Breeders Cup Dirt Mile
    1. Willburn Vs The Factor – The Factor Nap
    2. Shackleford Vs Trappe Shot – Shackleford

    Race 6 – the Breeders Cup Turf
    1. St Nichols Abbey Vs Await The Dawn – Await The Dawwn
    2. Midday Vs Sarafina – Sarafina Nap

    Race 7 – the Breeders Cup Juvenile
    1. Crusade Vs Daddy Long Legs – Daddy Long Legs
    2. Drill Vs Hansen – Hansen Nap

    Race 8 – the Breeders Cup Turf Mile
    1. Strong Suit Vs Gio Ponti – Strong Suit
    2. Courageous Cat Vs Byword – Byword Nap

    Race 9 – the Breeders Cup Classic
    1. Uncle Mo Vs See You Think – See You Think
    2. Havre De Grace Vs Flat Out – Havre De Grace Nap
    3. Stay Thirsty Vs Game On Dude – Game on Dude
    4. Rattlesnake Bridge Vs Headache – Rattlesnake Bridge

    #376010
    Nathan HughesNathan Hughes
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    Meeznah *NAP
    Giant Oak

    Casper Netcher *NAP
    Wrote

    Giant Ryan *NAP
    Aikenite

    California Flag *NAP
    Havelock

    Willburn *NAP
    Shackleford

    St Nicholas Abbey
    Midday *NAP

    Daddy Long Legs *NAP
    Drill

    Gio Ponti *NAP
    Courageous Cat

    So You Think *NAP
    Flat Out
    Stay Thirsty
    Headache

    Member since March 2008
    #376013
    Eclipse First
    Member
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    Race 1,
    Brigantin
    Cease NAP

    Race 2,
    Farraaj
    Majestic City NAP

    Race 3,
    Giant Ryan NAP
    Hamazing Destiny

    Race 4,
    Hoofit
    Regally Ready NAP

    Race 5,
    Wilburn NAP
    Shackleford

    Race 6,
    Await the Dawn
    Sarafina NAP

    Race 7,
    Crusade
    Hansen NAP

    Race 8,
    Gio Ponti
    Byword NAP

    Race 9,
    So You Think
    Havre De Grace NAP
    Game On Dude
    Headache

    #376033
    cormack15cormack15
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    Sorry Stilvi – just thought I’d have something a bit different that’d avoid one long priced winner taking the spoils.

    Sorry Aaronizneez! :roll:

    #376063
    del_boy
    Member
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    Race 1:

    Brigatin/Meeznah –

    (Brigatin)

    Cease/Giant Oak –

    (Cease) (NAP)

    Race 2:

    Caspar Netscher/Faraaj –

    (Caspar Netscher) (NAP)

    Wrote/Majestic City –

    (Wrote)

    Race 3:

    Jackson Bend/Giant Ryan –

    (Jackson Bend) (NAP)

    Aikenite/Hamazing Destiny –

    (Aikenite)

    Race 4:

    Hoof It/California Flag –

    (Hoof It)

    Havelock/Regally Ready –

    (Havelock) (NAP)

    Race 5:

    Willburn/The Factor –

    (Willburn) (NAP)

    Shackleford/Trappe Shot –

    (Shackleford)

    Race 6:

    Await The Dawn/St Nicholas Abbey –

    (Await The Dawn)

    Sarafina/Midday –

    (Sarafina) (NAP)

    Race 7:

    Daddy Long Legs/Crusade –

    (Daddy Long Legs)

    Drill/Hansen –

    (Drill) (NAP)

    Race 8:

    Gio Ponti/Strong Suit –

    (Gio Ponti)

    Byword/Courageous Cat –

    (Byword) (NAP)

    Race 9:

    So You Think/Uncle Mo –

    (So You Think)

    Flat Out/Havre De Grace –

    (Flat Out)

    Stay Thirsty/Game On Dude –

    (Stay Thirsty)

    Rattlesnake Bridge/Headache –

    (Rattlesnake Ridge) (NAP)

    #376123
    aaronizneezaaronizneez
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    Race 1 – the Breeders Cup Marathon
    1.

    Meeznah

    Vs Brigandin

    nap

    2. Cease Vs

    Giant Oak

    Race 2 – the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf
    1. Faraaj Vs

    Caspar Netcher

    nap

    2.

    Wrote

    Vs Majestic City

    Race 3 – the Breeders Cup Dirt Sprint
    1.

    Giant Ryan

    Vs Jackson Bend
    2.

    Aikenite

    Vs Hamazing Destiny

    nap

    Race 4 – the Breeders Cup Turf Sprint
    1. California Flag Vs

    Hoofit

    2.

    Regally Ready

    Vs Havelock

    nap

    Race 5 – the Breeders Cup Dirt Mile
    1.

    Willburn

    Vs The Factor

    nap

    2.

    Shackleford

    Vs Trappe Shot

    Race 6 – the Breeders Cup Turf
    1. St Nichols Abbey Vs

    Await The Dawn

    2. Midday Vs

    Sarafina

    nap

    Race 7 – the Breeders Cup Juvenile
    1.

    Crusade

    Vs Daddy Long Legs
    2. Drill Vs

    Hansen

    nap

    Race 8 – the Breeders Cup Turf Mile
    1. Strong Suit Vs

    Gio Ponti

    nap

    2. Courageous Cat Vs

    Byword

    Race 9 – the Breeders Cup Classic
    1. Uncle Mo Vs

    See You Think

    2.

    Havre De Grace

    Vs Flat Out

    nap

    3.

    Stay Thirsty

    Vs Game On Dude
    4. Rattlesnake Bridge Vs

    Headache

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