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  • #1419
    betlargebetlarge
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    Great quote from the soon-to-be-retired 41yo Russ in The Times today:

    "I’ve been so lucky and lived the dream."

    "The Dream" in this case appears to be hacking around Sedgfield and Hexham, freezing his nuts off in the depths of winter to land a limited amount of selling hurdles.

    They really are mental aren’t they?

    Definitely my hero of the week.

    Mike

    #52652
    BurroughhillBurroughhill
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    I thought something along similar lines too. I remember him falling at Leicester a while back just in front of me at the last fence when he was winning, and you’ve never heard such colourful language! I don’t think he was ‘living the dream’ that day!

    #52654
    GhostofTheFellow
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    Nice guy-Had dealings with Russ in the passed good honest northern jockey and a good judge of a horse.

    Not a bulls**tter<br>if a horse was no good he would be the first to jump off in the paddock and tell you,none of the usuall rubbish”made a noise” ”coughed” or ”Lost action”

    He could make a good trainer.

    (Edited by GhostofTheFellow at 9:29 pm on April 17, 2007)

    #52656
    lekha85lekha85
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    Was told by a jock today that Russ is mad in the weighing room…in an endearing way though!

    #52658
    wilsonlwilsonl
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    Knew nothing about him on a personal basis but him being on top of one would never have put me off.

    As has been said – a genuine jock and while his retirement wont make the national news he will be missed I’m sure.

    Glad that somebody who has aspirations to work in an industry they love, does so without fuss or headlines (for the right or wrong reasons) and walks away with their dreams and integrity cemented .

    Lee

    #52659
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    Not a bulls**tter

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    He could make a good trainer.

    <br>Not entirely sure those two statements are mutually compatible.

    Mike

    #52660
    GhostofTheFellow
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    Not all trainers are bulls**t
    ters there are some genuine honest to goodness trainers out there ”hard to believe but true”

    3 i will mention and have dealt with are Allan King Donald McCain jnr and Nigel Twiston Davies

    <br>But again your entitled to your opinion.

    #52661
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    Not all trainers are bulls**t ters there are some genuine honest to goodness trainers out there ”hard to believe but true”

    3 i will mention and have dealt with are Allan King Donald McCain jnr and Nigel Twiston Davies

    But again your entitled to your opinion.

    <br>Yeah, but what about the Marquis de Sade, Pol Pot and Ronnie Biggs?  Admittedly they may not ALL have been trainers but even so…

    You’ll have to forgive me Ghosty.  As a boy I was brought up by pygmies in the woods.  We used to sit around the camp fire at nights regaling each other with witty tales of derring-do.  The one who’s anecdote was voted the best (it was a sort-of proportional representation system involving twigs) got to eat the freshly-slaughtered hog.

    I was bloody good at them and as a consequence I am:

    1.  ******* fat, and..<br>2. Occasionally prone to making lighthearted comments on this board that are generally nonsense (see above).

    However, I see your point.  You should write to someone.  Quite frankly, it’s political correctness gone mad.

    Mike

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    What about these 3 Ghost?                                          Barney Curley, Tony Martin, Gay Kellaway,  suprised no one has mentioned those names another 3 honest to goodness ones that also spring to mind are E. Lavelle,    J Akehurst and Jim Goldie<br>”hard to believe but true”<br>

    #52665
    bluechariot
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    I would be delighted if Mr Curley or Mr Martin were to train a horse for me

    #52666
    Friggo
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    Seagull, Ghosty (as Mike has now christened him!) merely said in his post that not all trainers dealt in bovine excrement. I’m sure he knows there are a lot of dodgy ones out there. It’s well known, the latest Curley gamble last week was described by the RP as "one of his special gambles". Read "He’s a cheating old b@st@rd, but at least we can spot them and get in on it".

    And Ghosty, I’m glad to hear Mr King is a fine upstanding member of the racing brethren. I’m a very big fan of his. Not many trainers can say they got it right up Michael Dickinson!

    (Edited by Friggo at 9:31 pm on April 18, 2007)

    #52668
    GhostofTheFellow
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    I can confirm i am no fan of the following trainers

    1.Sir Mark Prescott

    2.Tony Martin

    3.Barney Curley

    They do not bring anything positive to the sport i love.

    (Edited by GhostofTheFellow at 10:18 pm on April 18, 2007)

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