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    Gerald
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    Suggestions?

    #230582
    Getzippy
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    How about: "Against All Odds" by Phil "Essential 80’s yuppie listening" Collins.

    Maybe they could have some singers too. As the winner comes towards the post…

    "Take a look at me now, I have no form what so ever, but I’ve been backed from 100-1 to 4/5 and you’ve done your dough la la la…."

    Zip

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    Ken(West Derby)
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    The English folk song "Widdecombe Fair":-

    Tom Pearse, Tom Pearse lend me your grey mare,
    All along, down along, out along lee.
    For I want to go to Widdecombe Fair,
    Wi’ Bill Brewer, Jan Stewer, Peter Gurney,
    Peter Davy, Dan’l Whiddon, Harry Hawk,
    Old Uncle Tom Cobleigh and all,
    Old Uncle Tom Cobleigh and all.

    K

    #230592
    SwallowCottage
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    The one the bookies will like as they will all be singing it to themselves is –

    Everyone’s a Winner :)

    #230594
    yorkshirepudding
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    Band on the run, Run For Home, I still Havnt found what i was looking for. Big Girls you are Beautiful.

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    Neil Watson
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    MacArthur Park full length version, though you would need a 3m4f Chase at least.

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    Gerald
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    I’ve got the Four Tops version . . . .

    #230609
    Ten Plus
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    "Keep on running" Spencer Davis Group (1970’s) Not sure how an orchestral version would sound though!

    #230616
    MDeering
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    Inspired by the Gallop Racer/G1 Jockey series?

    #230617
    Onthesteal
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    The Number Of The Beast by Iron Maiden.

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    guskennedy
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    No Charge by J J Barrie.

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    graysonscolumn
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    "Widdecombe Fair":-

    An oxymoron, surely!

    http://anorakzoneforum.informe.com/wiki/images/a/a9/GorgeousAnnPhwoar.jpg

    gc

    The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.

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    hoofhearted
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    "Kempton managing director Amy Starkey, who has no health and safety concerns, is confident the race will be well supported, saying the music will be no louder than that generated by a large crowd."


    A large crowd at a Kempton flat meeting???
    I don’t know of any orchestra so muted as to be "no louder" than four men and a dog.

    "Ian Maclay, the orchestra’s managing director, said: "We have played some unusual recitals before, but this one has to be the most exciting. We know rousing music can motivate humans to run faster,

    but we have no idea how horses will react."


    Well that’s being responsibly-minded, isn’t it!
    Anyone who has ever seen horses in a parade ring knows that some horses ( particularly 2-y-o’s ) can react adversely to unfamiliar sounds or noises.

    This entire idea is daft.
    I do suspect however, that saner minds will prevail and that this silly stunt will "quietly" ditched.

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    rory
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    I’m not a fan of the idea, but how horses react to suddenly hearing a loud noise and how they react to constant noise when racing are entirely different things.

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    gumshield
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    John Cage’s 4′ 33" seems the most obvious piece of music to complement the excitement of polytrack action.

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    graysonscolumn
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    :mrgreen:

    gc

    The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.

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    Glenn
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    It’s improtant for racing to portay a modern image, so probably best to stick to a track off the latest Mercury Music Prize winning album.

    This seems to fit the bill:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4ahJIL_Aw5o

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