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    skettisketti
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    Hello everyone Im a massive fan of my filles and just wondered if any favourites in particular. Ive been following racing for about 6 years now so its a limited period but heres my favourite three.

    1. Attraction- I adored this horse and was absolutely gutted when she lost her unbeaten tag to the great soviet song.
    2. Ouija Board- An absolute star dont think i will see much better thanher for a while.
    3. Soviet Song- was a fantasticly tough filly and it always makes me smile thinking of the commentary "Shes trying so hard" when losing her sussex stakes crown to Proclamation in horrible conditions. She was a star. Watch the replay on youtube and watch her battle the boys.

    #153787
    Chris B
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    Ouija Board is my favourite horse of all time and I’m trying to arrange to meet her.

    I lost a lot of money on Attraction when Soviet Song beat her at Newmarket in July 2004! :cry:

    I’ve only followed racing for a few years so can’t name any other favourites from the past, sorry..

    #153791
    Librettist
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    Lochsong, Lyric Fantasy [The Pocket Rocket] and Hever Golf Rose on the flat.

    Dizzy and Mysilv, both who met their end too early, from the inferior form of racing :wink: Mysilv was one of the quickest hurdlers I have seen. I think she may have run well twice in two different races at the same Cheltenham if memory serves.

    #153792
    Fist of Fury 2k8
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    Ouji Board, Park Top and Pebbles = different class

    #153804
    Salselon
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    Shawanda. Strongly feel she could have won the Arc before damaging her pelvis running round the final turn at Longchamp.

    Better than Ouija Board, imo.

    #153820
    HimselfHimself
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    Oh So Sharp and Miesque.

    Gambling Only Pays When You're Winning

    #153821
    Gazs Way De SolzenGazs Way De Solzen
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    Always liked seeing Alexandrova run.

    Ouija Board was fantastic too.

    #153822
    Anonymous
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    Pebbles, Bosra Sham, Miesque, Indian Skimmer, Oh So Sharp…. the list could go on, but they’re probably my top five.

    #153830
    MDeeringMDeering
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    Darjina – The class act. Should have brained them in the Hong Kong Mile. Prix du Moulin de Longchamp was sensational!

    Personal Ensign – Ooh, that Breeders’ Cup Distaff still gives me shivers.

    #153839
    clivex
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    There are so many but two that can be added to a decent list are

    Indian skimmer

    Triptych

    #153846
    Sal
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    Salsabil, Bosra Sham, Oh So Sharp – slightly more obscurely Moonshell and her dam Moon Cactus. From more recently I’ve had a soft spot for Islington, Attraction and Banks Hill.

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    scallywag76scallywag76
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    Ouija Board, Methaaf, Oh So Sharp, Dahlia, Pawneese, Flying Water, Allez France, Rose Bowl, Lianga, Time Charter, Cistus, Lochsong.

    #153856
    skettisketti
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    Got to love Russian Rythm

    #153857
    wilsonlwilsonl
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    Diminuendo and User Friendly for me.

    Also, thinking of Diminuendo, what a shame that Ravinella’s latter part of her career didn’t match the earlier.

    Lee

    #153861
    AraziArazi
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    Off the top of my head..

    Salsabil – Probably my favourite of the lot and as good as any middle distance filly that I’ve seen since.

    Salsabil An Appraisal – Part 1[/url:2kpsmehf]
    Salsabil An Appraisal – Part 2[/url:2kpsmehf]

    Shadiyid – Tough and consistent at the highest level. Never ran a bad race.

    1991 Milers – Part 1[/url:2kpsmehf]
    1991 Milers – Part 2[/url:2kpsmehf]

    Marling – Won an epic battle with Selkirk in the 1992 Sussex Stakes and was an unlucky loser of the 1000 Guineas. Very classy filly.

    1992 Milers – Part 1[/url:2kpsmehf]
    1992 Milers – Part 2[/url:2kpsmehf]

    User Friendly – She arrived on Arc day having won the Oaks, Irish Oaks, Yorkshire Oaks & St Leger. I was gutted when she was just touched off by Subotica in the Arc. What fine race she ran though in defeat.

    1992 Middle Distance Horses – Part 1[/url:2kpsmehf]
    1992 Middle Distance Horses – Part 2[/url:2kpsmehf]

    Sayyedati – Campaigned in virtually every top 1m race between 1993 – 1995. Her victory in the 1995 Sussex Stakes was a great moment.

    1992 Chevely Park Stakes – Sayyedati[/url:2kpsmehf]
    1995 Sussex Stakes – Sayyedati[/url:2kpsmehf]

    Lochsong – Pure speed. Always a joy to watch.

    1994 Lochsong[/url:2kpsmehf]
    1994 King George Stakes – Lochsong[/url:2kpsmehf]
    1994 Prix De L’Abbaye – Lochsong[/url:2kpsmehf]

    Balanchine – Ability wise she was up there with Salsabil and she was Godolphin’s first real star.

    1994 Epsom Oaks & Irish Derby – Balanchine[/url:2kpsmehf]

    Bosra Sham – Quite simply the 1m – 1m 2f filly I’ve seen and by quite some way. Also, she was a magnificent looking racehorse.

    1995 Fillies Mile – Bosra Sham[/url:2kpsmehf]
    1997 Prince Of Wales Stakes – Bosra Sham[/url:2kpsmehf]

    Ouija Board – Loads of highlights from a great career. Her two Breeders Cup victories are my favourite’s because it’s always great when we send over one our champions and they go and win.

    2004 Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf – Ouija Board[/url:2kpsmehf]
    2006 Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf – Ouija Board[/url:2kpsmehf]

    Soviet Song – Really impressive 2yo career then she found it tough going as a 3yo mainly due to the tough opposition (Russian Rhythm, Six Perfections, Intercontinental) but after that she was great. I particually enjoyed her victory in the Sussex Stakes. She had a great turn of foot.

    (Can’t find any footage of Soviet Song winning!)

    Six Perfections – I had a lot of sympathy for this filly after her unlucky defeats in the English & Irish Guineas. So I was really rooting for her in the Breeders Cup Mile and thankfully Jerry Bailey gave her a peach of a ride to win from a tough draw.

    2003 Breeders Cup Mile – Six Perfections[/url:2kpsmehf]

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