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  • #11540
    Spitfire
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    Some of the vile comments posted on this forum about Claire totally disgusted me but this is much more worrying.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-1189332/BBC-sports-presenter-Clare-Balding-battling-thyroid-cancer.html

    #230832
    Onthesteal
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    The doctors say it’s not life threatening and Claire seems in good spirits for what that’s worth, but it is a worry and I sincerely hope it’s all under control.

    I’m not sure how relevant anything

    vile

    being posted about Claire in this forum has to this news,or indeed, if anything of that nature has ever been posted on these boards at all. I, for one, haven’t seen anything to date.

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    cormack15
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    Best wishes to Clare for a speedy and full recovery.

    #230842
    Grasshopper
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    Her Grand National calamity apart, I think she is a very accomplished broadcaster, and wish her a quick and full recovery.

    #230863
    Prufrock
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    I agree wholeheartedly with the above.

    #230866
    Bulwark
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    Claire Balding is a bit marmite, and where I personally dont like her as a presenter or much of what I have seen of her as a person, I wouldn’t wish cancer on anyone, and I hope she gets better, for her own sake, rather than racing’s.

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    Cav
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    Wish her a speedy recovery.

    #230870
    Ugly Mare
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    Claire Balding is a bit marmite, and where I personally dont like her as a presenter or much of what I have seen of her as a person, I wouldn’t wish cancer on anyone, and I hope she gets better, for her own sake, rather than racing’s.

    …so as far as racing is concerned, she can drop dead. Uncharitable in the extreme – horrible.

    …very best wishes to Clare, her partner and family xxx

    #230876
    wordfromthewise
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    Totally unnecessary thread IMO.
    Someone’s personal illness has nothing to with racing,anything or anyone else so ALL comments on this thread totally unnecessary in my view and certainly uncalled for in some cases.If there is nothing to say,say nothing.

    #230878
    rory
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    Your comment would be by far the most unnecessary, Bob. Well done.

    Excellent interview with Clare btw. She’s a trooper.

    #230885
    moehat
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    It’s typical of her to continue working and just adapt her wardrobe to cover any sign of the operation…it sounds very treatable, but it’s still a rotten thing to have to go through. Get well soon, Clare.

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    graysonscolumn
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    Someone’s personal illness has nothing to with racing,anything or anyone else

    That’s too emphatic a statement, I fear. Anyone familiar with the Quixall Crossett story, for example, will know that the gelding’s "dotty pilgrimage" ((c) Simon Barnes,

    The Times

    ) first and foremost gave his three carers their lives back after they all lost sons in terrible circumstances.

    Racing, not least the horses, can give life and hope to the afflicted. Ms Balding is doubtless drawing positives from the prospect of being back among the animals and people she loves at this difficult time for her.

    gc

    The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.

    #230896
    Gazs Way De Solzen
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    Best of luck to her!!!

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    Zarkava
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    Yup, I wish her a speedy recovery. Best of luck.

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    wordfromthewise
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    Someone’s personal illness has nothing to with racing,anything or anyone else

    That’s too emphatic a statement, I fear. Anyone familiar with the Quixall Crossett story, for example, will know that the gelding’s "dotty pilgrimage" ((c) Simon Barnes,

    The Times

    ) first and foremost gave his three carers their lives back after they all lost sons in terrible circumstances.

    Racing, not least the horses, can give life and hope to the afflicted. Ms Balding is doubtless drawing positives from the prospect of being back among the animals and people she loves at this difficult time for her.

    gc

    Oh gawd!……..this is the opposite end of the extreme but is exactly what I’m talking about but I don’t expect any ‘professional’ posters to agree with me. I naturally defer to anyone like Rory who has found things here worth posting about 5000 times but IMO with the greatest respect to ANYONE who has cancer this subject is not it.

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    cormack15
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    Guys – can we avoid this thread descending into a silly argument.
    Thanks

    #230942
    graysonscolumn
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    No silly argument from this corner.

    Echo Rory’s sentiment about Clare’s interview, incidentally – brave, defiant and characteristically ballsy.

    gc

    The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.

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