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  • #6785
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    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=UwkOB81_L6o

    Fascinating colour footage of the 1965 Derby (pathe news)

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    #145092
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    First tim i’ve seen it is colour excellent stuff………were some good horses in that Derby too.,,,,,,,,I backed Gulf Pearl in something but not sure if in the Derby…. know he won some big race but no idea which………Meadow Court and I say were both very good if I remember.

    Anyone who thinks horses of today are any better because fo training techniques etc should also watch him win The Arc………….unreal how good he was.

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    Why such a cheesy and corny broadcast? 25 years into the future, we will look 25 years back on a Derby broadcast and it will certainly not be like 1965.

    Sea-Bird II was quite edgy and alert to the task. It looked like he was the only one on his toes compared to the rest.

    May he be the greatest horse to have ever raced in modern time.

    #145222
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    That’s the Pathe News which was shown in cinemas Myles by non racing people. Absolutely nothing like a normal racing commentry of the times.

    The best british racing commentator of all time Sir Peter O’Sullivan, who you can hear on Kwai’s clip of Roberto was the man who everything revolved around back then.

    The man is a legend who was so good you could close your eyes and still see the race by listening to him. He is sadly missed.

    If you want to hear Cheezy listen to Aussie Jim who is shockingly bad and can not be compared to Sir Peter.

    If you wnt to hear even worse than him listen to Tommo……….som of the standards are shocking today. However the guy who commentates nowadays in the likes of the Gol Cup is excellent……have no idea what his name is….help someone!!!

    #145239
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    Fist – are you thinking of Richard Hoiles, perhaps?

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    Anyone who thinks horses of today are any better because fo training techniques etc should also watch him win The Arc………….unreal how good he was.

    Amazing to think that Sea Bird remains the only horse in living memory to win The Derby without coming off the bridle. Lester Piggott, who rode Meadow Court into second place that day, said that Sea Bird could have went round again.

    His Arc win was simply sensational. He treated world class rivals with the utmost disdain. The thing is, no one can really gauge how good he really was, as he won his races without ever coming out of second gear, and against very good horses in their own right. He was simply an awesome racehorse.

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    #145387
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    Not to mention he veered to the left about half the width of the straight in the Arc.

    Aussie Jim

    Hey! He’s your property now! :lol:

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