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Mark Johnstons Bio … and who is this?

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  • #4617
    clivex
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    Firstly, a truely excellent read. Avoids the usual step by step boring bio format and is often an entertaining and controvertial sounding board. Plenty of suprising opinions and revelations too

    However one bit bothers me. Reference made to a Berkshire trainer who sacked 63 staff in 7 months (!) as being rude ignorant etc etc etc. Supposed to be notoriously horrible to work for Of course..we can guess away, but who is it i wonder?

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    Kingston Town
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    :shock: ‘scuse my ignorance but would that be a trainer based in Lambourn if it’s Berkshire?
    I’ve seen photos of Lambourn and it’s beautiful :D .

    #107569
    clivex
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    yes

    #107570
    seabird
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    Barrington Hills would be my bet. :wink:

    KT, the village/town of Lambourn is nothing to write home about.

    Colin

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    Kingston Town
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    Really?? :shock:
    I read this really nice book about it, I think I still have it somewhere – but it was written in the 70’s I think, maybe it was a nice place then.

    #107572
    Ugly Mare
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    Barrington Hills would be my bet. :wink:

    KT, the village/town of Lambourn is nothing to write home about.

    Colin

    Last time I was in Lambourn there was some talk of this trainer, but it wasn’t the one above and I’m not telling.

    #107586
    clivex
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    Oh come on…just a hint? :(

    #107592
    Smithy
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    Paul Cole?

    #107594
    TheCheekster
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    Perhaps the ‘most hated man in Lambourn’?

    #107668
    the welsh wizard
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    Marcus Tregoning?

    #107670
    yeats
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    Paul Cole?

    I heard it was him too, allegedly.

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    non vintage
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    Purely coincidentally, and not expecting this thread to last too much longer, but isn’t Wantage is Oxfordshire?

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    apracing
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    NV,

    Surely that’s Whatcombe, not Wantage?

    It is in Oxfordshire, but only by a few feet. My trainer, based in East Garston, three miles east of Lambourn down the valley, uses his gallops and they are literally at the end of the lane leading out of the village.

    So the Cole horses live in Oxfordshire, but train in Berkshire.

    Not that this has anything to do with the thread at all

    AP

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    TheCheekster
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    Marcus Tregoning?

    Doubt it. Was in the pub with a few of his staff at Donny sales, they all said he was great to work for.

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    clivex
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    Didnt go through the full description but it certainly wasnt Marcus. Very hard to imagine him being a unhinged [removed] somehow

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