TRF Awards 2013 – The Results!

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    cormack15
    cormack15
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    Thanks to everyone who voted – here are the results of the 2013 TRF Awards

    TRF Poster of the Year (the big one) – GAMBLE

    TRF Flat Jockey of the Year – JOHNNY MURTAGH (Johnny becomes the first flat jockey to win this twice following his win in 2008. This was the last category which had not been won at least twice by the same person/horse/organisation)

    TRF Jumps Jockey of the Year – AP McCOY

    TRF Villain of the Year – MAHMOOD AL ZAROONI

    TRF Hero of the Year – THE INJURED JOCKEYS FUND

    TRF Flat Horse of the Year – TREVE

    TRF Jumps Horse of the Year – SPRINTER SACRE

    TRF Flat Trainer of the Year – RICHARD HANNON

    TRF Jumps Trainer of the Year – WILLIE MULLINS

    TRF Owner of the Year – JP McMANUS

    TRF One To Watch in 2014 – OISIN MURPHY

    TRF Racing Journalist of the Year – LYDIA HISLOP

    TRF Racing Broadcaster of the Year – GRAHAM CUNNINGHAM

    TRF Commentator of the Year – RICHARD HOILES

    TRF Racecourse of the Year – CHELTENHAM

    TRF Riding Performance of the Year – RUBY WALSH on Tidal Bay in the Lexus Chase

    Well done all the winners.

    #462834
    MarkTT
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    Congratulations to Gamble and the other winners, including Richard Hoiles ( i know he posts occasionally ) – he was superb at Ascot the other day.

    Thanks to Dave and the others responsible for the site.

    Merry Christmas and Seasons Greetings to all the forum.

    #462890
    steeplechasing
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    Well done Gamble. On horseback, you’d be poetry in motion :)

    Never argue with a fool. He will drag you down to his level and beat you with experience, then onlookers might not be able to tell the difference. https://lazybet.com/

    #463012
    Burroughhill
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    Congratulations to all.
    Specifically pleased to see the magnificent Richard Hoiles win again, and Tidal Bay’s win in the Lexus getting Best Ride. High fives all round.

    #463045

    Richard Hoiles
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    Thank you all for the kind words and the votes, very much appreciated.

    Nice to see active and intelligent debate is still alive and well and heaven forbid differing opinions tolerated.

    Whether your choice of commentator enhances this reputation may however be rather more open to question !

    Congratulations to all the other winners and wish everyone a Happy Xmas and a profitable 2014.

    #463046

    Anonymous
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    Congrats Richard you had my vote, thanks for all the excitement you’re race-calls create!

    #463428

    gamble
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    I would like to thank all
    those who made comments,
    and like Richard, congratulate
    other winners, well and the seconds.
    Few comments have been made
    this year and wonder to myself
    are people generally
    nonplussed to see a trophy
    of merit standing in a field
    with a collection of dumb animals,
    or is it apathy ?

    41 votes in the big one with
    one vote only this year as against
    two in the previous " strange competitions "
    Not all knew of the possibility of
    voting twice and the method last year
    or the years previously. I myself was
    unaware, stilvi also, and I guess many
    more and possibly a greater number of

    normals

    as opposed to elite voters.

    To be fair to all competitors, why oh why
    was this not set out clearly in the
    conditions and before voting started ?
    Two years ago

    razeen

    had a mean
    lead and could have been the first
    dead man to hold the trophy aloft, but
    myself and many I guess of the other

    normals

    who voted for him, were in the dark
    to the two vote possibility, privy only
    to the elite few.

    The silent march of the carpet slippers :mrgreen:
    But yes if half new the two vote scam
    41 votes would only equate to 60 so well
    below the 78 of last year. The votes cast
    are a barometer of users I would suggest.
    One could argue though that people are
    tiring of the yearly vote – we will see
    next year !

    Perhaps the faster twitter is having an
    effect or people are weaning themselves
    off forums as the teenagers retaliate against
    facebook. It is all guesswork.

    Forums are ever changing, I wish you all
    a HAPPY NEW YEAR

    p.s. the first horse I took for a gallop
    I fell of into long lush moist welsh grass.
    The actual second or so I was in mid air
    and the contact into the softness was like
    a moment in heaven.

    #463439
    Drone
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    Not all knew of the possibility of
    voting twice and the method last year
    or the years previously. I myself was
    unaware, stilvi also, and I guess many
    more and possibly a greater number of

    normals

    as opposed to elite voters.

    To be fair to all competitors, why oh why
    was this not set out clearly in the
    conditions and before voting started ?
    Two years ago

    razeen

    had a mean
    lead and could have been the first
    dead man to hold the trophy aloft, but
    myself and many I guess of the other

    normals

    who voted for him, were in the dark
    to the two vote possibility, privy only
    to the elite few.

    Well Gamble, your detective skills may well have been blunted this year but I thought they were needle-sharp a couple of years ago: apparently not

    Below is a post I submitted during the 2011 jamboree. A surfeit of florid padding from Drone as usual but the point was made and there for all to see

    Hope you, yours or whoevers had a good Christmas, and happy new year. Don’t forget to observe Imbolc on 1st of February though I doubt a tup of your advancing years has many milky ewes in his field these days :)

    the memories of a man in his old age are the deeds of a man in his prime

    Drone
    18 Dec 2011, 11:58
    Re: TRF Poster of the Year 2011 – VOTE HERE

    Messrs Putin and Mugabe look on in awe as the hordes of carpetbagging Guests from without these walls clamber in Where Eagles Dare-style and rig the votes

    Recent posts from that familiar subscriber Anonymous should have been a warning Cormack: your defences are down

    As Drone I voted for my nominee

    Eclipse First

    As Guest I could have voted for any or all others but settled for just giving the immaculately attired

    Eliza Voiceoftheraces

    a push off the blocks

    #463443

    gamble
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    Drone, thank you for putting that up.
    It is pretty clear from
    your post where the chink in the
    armour is. Possibly my strong meds
    have wreaked havoc with my memory
    cells. Not everyone reads
    the preamble though – I did obviously.
    Well some were unaware and it should
    have been plainly stated, but maybe
    it was more widely known and by me
    too. Disgraceful :mrgreen:
    Maybe other doubters may come out
    of the woodwork !

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