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  • #21392
    Nafsasp
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    Any idea where I could find a list of horses owned by the Late Mr Pontin, of Holiday Camp fame?

    #14627
    Nafsasp
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    Does anyone know what happened to Go-Pontinental? He was a favourite of mine back in the 70s, I loved the name, even if he was pretyy useless. The last record I can find of him is his brief appearance in the 74 National, aged 14, when he got as far as the 2nd! He was owned by a Mr R Armstrong at the time, and trained by H O’Neill at Rugby, Warwickshire.

    I would be delighted to hear from anyone who knows what became of him.

    Thanks

    #398766
    threenaps
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    I do not know of a list anywhere but he had these 2 with Bill Marshall:

    Go Pontinental
    Pontin Go

    Maybe other forumites can add to these.

    #398767
    threenaps
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    Here’s some more from an Obituary in the Guardian:

    "His first horse was named Go Pontin, followed by Pontingo and Go Pontinental. His instruction to his trainers and jockeys was that they must always finish in the first three or four – so that the sports commentators would keep on mentioning them – and give their owner free advertising worth millions. One of his horses, Specify, won the Grand National in 1971."

    #398901
    isinglass
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    Here’s one – Cala Mesquida trained by JE Sutcliffe won 1970/71 season’s Schweppes Gold Trophy.

    #398912
    peter .h
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    Y’all are forgetting about the most important one of them all! 1971 Grand National hero Specify!

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