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  • #1300199
    Avatar photoNathan Hughes
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    Everyone’s welcome to enter just post your poem on this thread before the 4th of July then I’ll add a poll after the deadline which will decide the winner.

    The only rules is the poem has to be about Horse Racing or TRF.

    Hall of Fame

    2016 – Seasider/Triptych (Draw)
    2015 – Andrew_03
    2014 – Nathan Hughes/Bachelor Hall (Nathan won sudden death)
    2013 – Nathan Hughes

    Blackbeard to conquer the World

    #1306562
    Avatar photoNathan Hughes
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    Glory, glory Hannonlujah

    They say his horses can not run
    they say he can not train
    a few years in the wilderness
    I see and feel his pain

    All he wants is winners
    to write a brand new story
    of horses of days gone by
    when Canford Cliffs and co bought glory

    but O’Brien is mopping up
    everything in sight
    with his team of superstars
    saying Churchill will win the fight

    turning for home the race begins
    and Barney Roy is closing fast
    Churchill is already beaten but
    The Bomber holds the mast

    Barney digs in and takes the lead
    Doyle powers him to the post
    Group 1 glory back to team Hannon
    the thing he wants the most

    :yahoo:

    Blackbeard to conquer the World

    #1307094
    Avatar photoNathan Hughes
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    You guys are keeping your poems under tight wraps this year…. :bye:

    Blackbeard to conquer the World

    #1307591
    Avatar photoTriptych
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    Martyn’s Marvel

    The time has come and almost gone
    for Poems to be wrote.
    But posters haven’t done a thing
    I think we’ve missed the boat :unsure:

    Our Nathan’s poem stands alone
    a cheery little story
    about a horse called Barney Roy
    who restored his trainer’s glory

    But Richard take a look around
    it’s not all Barney Roy
    for Martyn Meade is Bigging up
    another Wonder Boy

    He’s tall and leggy handsome and
    if things can fall his way
    Hannon’s best son will be Eclipsed
    by him on Saturday

    His famous father Frankel is
    a Legend and a gent…
    but Saturday the day will just belong
    to one horse EM-I-NENT :yahoo:

    Surprise B-) Jac x

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
    #1307607
    Avatar photoNathan Hughes
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    What a great feather you write with Jac…… B-)
    Hope they both turn up on Saturday
    Not much interest this poem comp this year, which is a shame as it’s only a good bit of fun.
    I’ll extend the deadline for another week then shoot you down in the vote……. :whistle:

    Blackbeard to conquer the World

    #1307618
    Avatar photoTriptych
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    Ha ha.. Looking forward to the battle of the Bairds Nathan :yahoo:

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
    #1307677
    Avatar photostevecaution
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    Hein Bollow is a man ill at ease.
    On a Forum he is so hard to please.
    You’re an a-hole he mutters
    A dickhead he splutters
    Yet now his balls look like peas.

    Thanks for the good crack. Time for me to move on. Be lucky.

    #1307722
    Avatar photoBigG
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    I am to poetry what Trump is to Diplomacy
    My tipping would be on a par
    A wealth warning is given to those that would follow me
    My selections are somewhat bizarre

    I care not a jot, I carry on blindly
    that Holy Grail is nearly in reach
    “Pack it in” I hear you cry somewhat unkindly
    The jumps are coming! let me stay I beseech

    So to all new TRF wannabes I give this warning
    the bookie is not your pal
    but when your 20/1 shot has them all in mourning
    Pah! who is this Thomas Segal

    Well that’s my effort Nathan, if you could call it that. I’ve never done
    a poem before……and still haven’t :unsure:

    #1307771
    Avatar photoNathan Hughes
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    Nice one guys…… :bye: :bye:

    Blackbeard to conquer the World

    #1309383
    Avatar photoNathan Hughes
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    Anymore
    roll up
    roll up
    don’t be shy….. :rose:

    Blackbeard to conquer the World

    #1309717
    Avatar photoTriptych
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    Martyn’s Marvel

    The time has come and almost gone
    for Poems to be wrote.
    But posters haven’t done a thing
    I think we’ve missed the boat :unsure:


    Our Nathan’s poem stands alone
    a cheery little story
    about a horse called Barney Roy
    who restored his trainer’s glory

    But Richard take a look around
    it’s not all Barney Roy
    for Martyn Meade is Bigging up
    another Wonder Boy

    He’s tall and leggy handsome and
    if things can fall his way
    Hannon’s best son will be Eclipsed
    by him on Saturday

    His famous father Frankel is
    a Legend and a gent…
    but Saturday the day will just belong
    to one horse EM-I-NENT :yahoo:

    Surprise B-) Jac x

    A Grand Win

    So now the race has come and gone
    Ulysses reigns supreme,
    But it’s left some folk to ponder
    on what really might have been.

    Two horses came from off the pace
    but only one could win the race
    With nostrils flaring eye to eye
    the winning post went flying by.

    Michael Stoute rolled around in joy
    his horse had just held Barney Roy

    Richard Hannon looked dismayed
    as Ulysses did not parade
    And Stoutey paid a paltry sum
    to ensure his horse was number one

    And as for Eminent… well he…
    is on the naughty step for me
    he bolted off out of the gate
    and got himself into a state
    Poor SDS was hanging on
    good job that his arms were strong.

    Cliffs of Moher nearly fell
    as the race was in full flight
    Eminent got hungry
    and went out for a bite
    Barney Roy got busy
    and was eating up the ground
    But Michael Stoute was smiling
    as he’d paid his thousand pounds
    to dodge all the preliminaries
    helped Ulysses it’s true
    but he would have won it anyway..
    or would he?..that’s up to you :whistle:

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
    #1309784
    Avatar photoNathan Hughes
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    [poll question=’vote for the poem of the year’ answers=’Nathan,Triptych,Steve Caution,BigG,Triptych 2′ time=’24’]

    24 days to get your vote in

    Nathan

    Glory, glory Hannonlujah

    They say his horses can not run
    they say he can not train
    a few years in the wilderness
    I see and feel his pain

    All he wants is winners
    to write a brand new story
    of horses of days gone by
    when Canford Cliffs and co bought glory

    but O’Brien is mopping up
    everything in sight
    with his team of superstars
    saying Churchill will win the fight

    turning for home the race begins
    and Barney Roy is closing fast
    Churchill is already beaten but
    The Bomber holds the mast

    Barney digs in and takes the lead
    Doyle powers him to the post
    Group 1 glory back to team Hannon
    the thing he wants the most

    Triptych

    Martyn’s Marvel

    The time has come and almost gone
    for Poems to be wrote.
    But posters haven’t done a thing
    I think we’ve missed the boat :unsure:

    Our Nathan’s poem stands alone
    a cheery little story
    about a horse called Barney Roy
    who restored his trainer’s glory

    But Richard take a look around
    it’s not all Barney Roy
    for Martyn Meade is Bigging up
    another Wonder Boy

    He’s tall and leggy handsome and
    if things can fall his way
    Hannon’s best son will be Eclipsed
    by him on Saturday

    His famous father Frankel is
    a Legend and a gent…
    but Saturday the day will just belong
    to one horse EM-I-NENT

    Steve Caution

    Hein Bollow is a man ill at ease.
    On a Forum he is so hard to please.
    You’re an a-hole he mutters
    A dickhead he splutters
    Yet now his balls look like peas.

    BigG

    I am to poetry what Trump is to Diplomacy
    My tipping would be on a par
    A wealth warning is given to those that would follow me
    My selections are somewhat bizarre

    I care not a jot, I carry on blindly
    that Holy Grail is nearly in reach
    “Pack it in” I hear you cry somewhat unkindly
    The jumps are coming! let me stay I beseech

    So to all new TRF wannabes I give this warning
    the bookie is not your pal
    but when your 20/1 shot has them all in mourning
    Pah! who is this Thomas Segal

    Triptych 2

    A Grand Win

    So now the race has come and gone
    Ulysses reigns supreme,
    But it’s left some folk to ponder
    on what really might have been.

    Two horses came from off the pace
    but only one could win the race
    With nostrils flaring eye to eye
    the winning post went flying by.

    Michael Stoute rolled around in joy
    his horse had just held Barney Roy

    Richard Hannon looked dismayed
    as Ulysses did not parade
    And Stoutey paid a paltry sum
    to ensure his horse was number one

    And as for Eminent… well he…
    is on the naughty step for me
    he bolted off out of the gate
    and got himself into a state
    Poor SDS was hanging on
    good job that his arms were strong.

    Cliffs of Moher nearly fell
    as the race was in full flight
    Eminent got hungry
    and went out for a bite
    Barney Roy got busy
    and was eating up the ground
    But Michael Stoute was smiling
    as he’d paid his thousand pounds
    to dodge all the preliminaries
    helped Ulysses it’s true
    but he would have won it anyway..
    or would he?..that’s up to you

    Blackbeard to conquer the World

    #1310896
    clivexx
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    There was the Horse

    That was worth a punt

    But i wouldnt back it

    Because the trainer’s a

    #1312021
    Avatar photoNathan Hughes
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    About a week left to still vote

    Blackbeard to conquer the World

    #1313013
    Avatar photoNathan Hughes
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    Well done Jac
    on your landslide win
    :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    Blackbeard to conquer the World

    #1313145
    Avatar photoTriptych
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    :mail: Just come back from the Emerald Isle
    And seeing this has made me smile :mail:

    Thanks to everyone who voted for my little ditty, chuffed to bits to win this Nathan, thank you, and I enjoyed writing it..Jac :rose:

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
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