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Is the era of Ballydoyle domination over?

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    Yes, we atheists are certainly tired of religiously inspired stupidity, befair. :good:

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    #1561920
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    Indeed we are. Just another form of tribalism that’s caused so much damage to society.

    #1561922
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    Then why bring it up Ginger?

    #1561929
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    Think that is self evident, befair.

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    #1561930
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    Much rather O’Brien win than Appleby.

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    “I wouldn’t be envious of having all that success and still having a face like a bulldog licking piss off a nettle.”

    Ha, made my night that one.

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    Totally prefer aiden to win ahead of Godolphin. All this boys in blue crap really winds me up. Coolmores travelling head lad is always smiling and loves it when they win.

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    Agree Mickeyjp.
    I also love an underdog but to have them you need a giant and the Giant coolmore brigade gets the nod for me over Godolphin in a heart beat

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    Who knows but AOB’s comments about St. Mark’s Basilica being the best he’s trained seem to be geared towards hyping his potential at stud now Galileo is gone rather than reality.

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    It’s exactly what it is. It’s not only aiden who does it. Every breeder will embellish their stallion. Coolmore is the highest profile operation and aiden one of the most interviewed folk. I’m sure the lads wouldn’t be best pleased if he said smb was just decent.🤣

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    LOL

    Every breeder might talk up their stallion, Mickey; but only the Coolmore operation does it ad infinitum.

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    To the extent that it’s just laughable. When Henry Cecil said Frankel was the best he’d had, everyone was interested. If Coolmore had trained Frankel (and let’s remember that they nearly did) he’d have been retired as a 3yo, possibly after being beaten in the Derby, and AOB would have said he was he best he’d ever trained…but nobody would have believed him because that’s what he always say

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    APOB more spikey than usual when questioned about the ongoing doping discussion in the RP interview today.

    The obvious way to counter “pub talk” and people “talking out of the side of their mouth” is with an objective standard of drug testing that is carried out to at least an equal / higher standard than the most sensitive levels elsewhere in the world maybe?

    Considering its a year on from pulling horses on Arc weekend because they might test positive and then having runners in Newmarket with the saddle cloths mixed up a week later, genuine as it might have been, it was a weak counter to the questions posed on the topic.
    He might have been caught off guard and expecting an easier set of questions considering it was the RP though…

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    “To the extent that it’s just laughable. When Henry Cecil said Frankel was the best he’d had, everyone was interested. If Coolmore had trained Frankel (and let’s remember that they nearly did) he’d have been retired as a 3yo, possibly after being beaten in the Derby, and AOB would have said he was he best he’d ever trained…but nobody would have believed him because that’s what he always say”

    Breeders Cup dirt would have been a possible, all those races

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    Massive praise from Aidan on Churchill at the weekend…. :rose:

    On Heavens Gate winning a maiden

    “She’s a powerful filly. Her dam is 22 and hadn’t bred a good one until now. Churchill is obviously a decent stallion.”

    She maybe 22 Aidan but has only produce 7 foals

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    And 2 of those were by Coolmore stallions so he’s obviously already written off Australia and Camelot!

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