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    robnorth
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    I had a quick glance at Fairyhouse on ATR yesterday. I noticed they seemed to be using brush hurdles as per Southwell, Haydock and worcester. anybody know when they were first used at Fairyhouse? Is it an experiment or a long term measure?

    Rob

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    Michael Walsh
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    It’s an experiment. They were first used for one race at Limerick in November. Not exactly the same as the Southwell ones, they are called Easyfix hurdles and are shaped more like a traditional hurdle than a mini-fence.

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    Irish Stamp
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    The Haydock ones are different too – they’re more like miniature fences than regular hurdles or the ones at Fairyhouse.

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    Grasshopper
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    I was at the Fairyhouse meeting.

    It was possibly the worst National Hunt card in history (Graysons would have loved it), but the fact that the bar was rammed with top-class poon on a hen-party more than made up for it.

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    graysonscolumn
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    It was possibly the worst National Hunt card in history (Graysons would have loved it),

    Thanks, Grasshopper – I think!

    I trust you’ve seen the thread on AW field sizes by now, sir? A penalty kick for you, surely…. :mrgreen:

    gc

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    carvillshill
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    I was at the Fairyhouse meeting.

    It was possibly the worst National Hunt card in history (Graysons would have loved it), but the fact that the bar was rammed with top-class poon on a hen-party more than made up for it.

    Damn, wish I’d gone now- but decent totty at Fairyhouse in February is usually 100/1 (bigger on Betfair)

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    bluechariot
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    Kwai sounds like Ed Byrne though I think he is in his sixties

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    robnorth
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    I can’t comment on the quality of hurdles used in Irish racing. However, standing near to the last hurdle at Perth and Musselburgh, there seem to be very few races in which at least one flight doesn’t get damaged and have to be replaced.

    In one Perth contest last season the stake of the last hurdle broke off in the ground on the first circuit and, after a couple of minutes frantic activity, the signs went up to route the horses past the hurdle on the final circuit.

    Rob

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    yorkshirepudding
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    Yuck hen parties, pass me the CS spray, they are feral in badly fitting womens clothing. :evil:

    `i prefer the french ones, at least the horses have too jump the buggers rather than knacker their legs nock their legs everytime they "jump".

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