March 25, 2008 at 22:30 #7231skettiMember
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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.March 26, 2008 at 00:25 #153787Chris BMember
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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!
I’ve only followed racing for a few years so can’t name any other favourites from the past, sorry..March 26, 2008 at 02:12 #153791LibrettistMember
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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 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.March 26, 2008 at 02:15 #153792Fist of Fury 2k8Member
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Ouji Board, Park Top and Pebbles = different classMarch 26, 2008 at 08:32 #153804SalselonMember
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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.March 26, 2008 at 10:24 #153820HimselfParticipant
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Oh So Sharp and Miesque.
Gambling Only Pays When You're WinningMarch 26, 2008 at 10:26 #153821Gazs Way De SolzenMember
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Always liked seeing Alexandrova run.
Ouija Board was fantastic too.March 26, 2008 at 10:32 #153822AnonymousInactive
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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.March 26, 2008 at 11:07 #153830MDeeringMember
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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.March 26, 2008 at 11:56 #153839clivexMember
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There are so many but two that can be added to a decent list are
TriptychMarch 26, 2008 at 12:19 #153846SalMember
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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.March 26, 2008 at 12:30 #153849scallywag76Member
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Ouija Board, Methaaf, Oh So Sharp, Dahlia, Pawneese, Flying Water, Allez France, Rose Bowl, Lianga, Time Charter, Cistus, Lochsong.March 26, 2008 at 12:58 #153856skettiMember
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Got to love Russian RythmMarch 26, 2008 at 13:02 #153857wilsonlParticipant
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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.
LeeMarch 26, 2008 at 13:12 #153861AraziMember
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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.
Shadiyid – Tough and consistent at the highest level. Never ran a bad race.
Marling – Won an epic battle with Selkirk in the 1992 Sussex Stakes and was an unlucky loser of the 1000 Guineas. Very classy filly.
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.
Sayyedati – Campaigned in virtually every top 1m race between 1993 – 1995. Her victory in the 1995 Sussex Stakes was a great moment.
Lochsong – Pure speed. Always a joy to watch.
Balanchine – Ability wise she was up there with Salsabil and she was Godolphin’s first real star.
Bosra Sham – Quite simply the 1m – 1m 2f filly I’ve seen and by quite some way. Also, she was a magnificent looking racehorse.
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.
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.
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