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    pengamon
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    #102385
    Daylight
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    I searched their site for several minutes but found it here: http://www.rerun.org/rekentucky.html

    Absolutely cracking animal that I think was the last time I backed a lincoln winner, if a horse as good as this can be treated so poorly what about a 10-30 rated horses future!

    #102387
    raymondo
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    The last piece of form in England on the Racing Post site goes back to june 2001.<br>The trainer at that time was……Mrs Ramsden!!!<br>Wonder who she sold it to?<br>If i had owned a horse that good I’d care for it for ever, whatever the cost.<br>Miserable b*****d
    s!<br>Ray

    #102390
    pengamon
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    I’ve just done research and he was sold for 35,000 Guineas at the Tattersalls 2001 July Sale to J.R. Racing Ltd.

    After that the trail runs cold but i’ve passed all this info onto rerun. They knew nothing whatsoever about his great career here….

    #102394
    Sal
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    He ran once in America at Del Mar, finishing 8th of 10 in a listed race.  He was trained for that run by Neil Drysdale, and the owner is listed as being Lynda Ramsden (Mrs J.R. Ramsden = J.R. Racing?).  There is no official history of him being sold by auction in the U.S. after that run.

    Maybe rerun should contact Mr Drysdale.

    #102397
    Meshaheer
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    Poor John Ferneley, what did he do to end up like this?

    Why can’t people take care of their horses more? It angers me.

    At least he’ll be in rehab now and I hope he does well.

    #102400
    Jane
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    Poor boy. I can’t understand how people can treat horses like that. Hope he can live the rest of his life in a nice loving home.

    #102403
    Jane
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    Perhaps if any Racing Post staff are reading this they could arrange a small article on this poor horse, just to highlight what can happen to these animals? After all he was a fairly well known horse and popular with racing fans and gamblers alike.

    #102409
    seabird
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    This is an unsavoury side of racing that most punters do not know or care about.<br>Compared with some animals John Fernley could be thought of as lucky at least he is still alive.

    Seabird

    #102410
    Seven Towers
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    I am absolutely flabbergasted, how any horse can end up like this is a disgrace. As someone mentioned already if this is how a good horse gets treated, what happens to the bad ‘uns. How are Mojo and Stamford Hill?

    #102415
    raymondo
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    i remember seeing the old "National" winner Hello Dandy at a re-hab centre in the cumbria area once.<br>He was on the mend, but the photo’s of him on his arrival were disgusting.<br>How many Grand Nationals can you win in a lifetime?<br>The old fella deserved better!<br>Ray

    #102416
    pengamon
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    I’m trying to piece together how he got from California to Kentucky and will be talking to the lady, from rerun, later today and will pass on best wishes to John Ferneley from people on this forum.

    The amazing thing is that no-one there realized that he was such a well known horse over here.

    #102417
    Racing Daily
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    JF was well up to listed class in his time.  Great horse who deserves better :angry: <br>It angers me to see things like this.  A racehorse is only a racehorse while they are on the track.  When they retire, they might as well have spent their life as a hack by the look of it.  They might even be treat better by private owners!

    I hope he gets the better life he deserves.  Give him my best wishes Pengamon :)

    #102418
    Zoz
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    F***ING BLOODY PEOPLE!!!

    God it makes you so furious doesn’t it. I for one would be very VERY interested to trace a few more of the Ramsden horses from the past and see where they ended up – not that I’m trying to insinuate anything. Course not. Why would anyone who has a reputation for exploiting racehorses for gambling purposes only ever be under suspicion for …oh, say…not giving a flying f*** about the horses?

    Implying? Moi? Never.

    #102419
    raymondo
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    The Racing Post site is now carrying an article about John Ferneley.<br>Lets see if they follow this up and find the person(s) responsible!<br>Ray

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