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September 3, 2007 at 15:36 #4989davidjohnsonMember
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A terrible shame with Huffer saying just last week he was stone better horse than when he won the Guineas. Now we’ll never know.September 3, 2007 at 15:43 #113410AnonymousInactive
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A terrible shame with Huffer saying just last week he was stone better horse than when he won the Guineas. Now we’ll never know.
Well he would, wouldn’t he?
No coincidence, imo, that he has followed the same route as many other deposed superstars.September 3, 2007 at 15:49 #113411LetsGetRacingMember
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Unless Huffer is trying to mask the fact that, in reality, the horse isn’t as good as he once claimed the decision to retire Cockney Rebel is absolute lunacy.
The article on the Sporting Life website quotes Huffer as saying that the horse had been working brilliantly, was doing everything right and was bang on for the QEII. To retire horse he believes is doing that well on the basis of an injury which would only take 3 months or so to heal beggars logic.
I bet Phil Cunningham is wishing he’d taken those big-numbered cheques now…..September 3, 2007 at 18:09 #113429TheCheeksterMember
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I have just read the article on the RP site.
I cant quite believe they actually print such rubbish in the belief that anyone in the industry will believe it.September 3, 2007 at 19:56 #113439nitroMember
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3 months rest? So I would race him as a 4yo. Don’t think that he is worth a fortune at stud for his two Guineas wins. He showed too less to be called a superstar already, he never faced older horses. And as a racing fan I would love to see him running next year…September 3, 2007 at 21:31 #113450Romney MarshParticipant
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Looks like there are plenty of unsubstantiated quotes aleady flying about that the marketing men for Cockney Rebel will use to their advantage…no point building up his stallion CV on official, Timeform or Racing Post Ratiings if the lazy soundbite sponges have already regurgitated just what they have asked to be told….now lets subtract that official wfa allowance he was deemed to have received at Newmarket in the spring from his likely end of year International Classification rating and see what he is really worth………thought not. Doesn’t make him much, does it?September 3, 2007 at 21:41 #113454mdwillisMember
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Do anyone think that Darley Stud will buy Cockney Rebel for stud purposes they seen to the purchasing any decent horse under the sun as soon as it is retired. Just like they bought Authorized, Teofleo and Manduro.September 3, 2007 at 21:49 #113456davidjohnsonMember
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They haven’t bought Teofilo, he will remain in previous ownership but stand at Darley’s Stud.September 3, 2007 at 22:42 #113468rainbow-promisesMember
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I reckon he is worth a thing or two for stud
Nice pedigree, but i can’t see him standing at darley for some reason
Sir Percy to stand at landwade studSeptember 4, 2007 at 00:01 #113489aphardyMember
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As soon as I heard this news, I immediately thought something doesn’t quite add up. It’s a shame to lose a horse with undoubted potential so early into his career, and as has already pointed out, it wasn’t an injury that would’ve ruled him out for the rest of his career.
A big shame and once again shows the one dimensional aspect of flat racing – win a couple of decent races, retire to stud.
Have they even learned about reproduction at that age? He’s not even pubescent, surely.September 4, 2007 at 11:00 #113539HimselfParticipant
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Few Guineas winners maintain their form throughout a long, arduous season. I think Huffer has made the right decision by retiring him at this stage. The horse has served him well.
Gambling Only Pays When You're WinningSeptember 4, 2007 at 11:39 #113542sporting samParticipant
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Made my day out at Newmarket a special one and Lady Sporting Sam
collected nearly Ã‚Â£300 in winnings as well. And most of the stake came from free betting vouchers. And Eric Bristow afterwards kept saying "I told everyone to get on cos I`m the crafty cockey int I !!"
Shame we wont get to see Cockney Rebel again.
Won the English and Irish Guineas and owes no-one nothing.
They will certainly command a tasty stud fee. Its up to connections and the trainer to "maximise" opportunities. Hardly expect him to talk the horse down.September 4, 2007 at 14:07 #113575clivexMember
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A great shame and frustrating too.September 7, 2007 at 21:33 #113947AnonymousInactive
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"Do anyone think that Darley Stud will buy Cockney Rebel for stud purposes they seen to the purchasing any decent horse under the sun as soon as it is retired. Just like they bought Authorized, Teofleo and Manduro."
am i to take from this that authorized teofilo and manduro have all retired??
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