November 28, 2017 at 21:50 #1329278
Post your Nominations on this thread. I’ll leave it up for about two weeks then will get the voting threads up. If a nomination has been made no need to duplicate. Open to all members to nominate and vote.
Poster of the Year
Thread of the year
One to Watch in 2018
CommentatorDon't Eat The Pie and Don't Buy The S*nNovember 28, 2017 at 22:09 #1329280
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Tom Kerr – Journalist
Enable – flat horse
for starters….November 28, 2017 at 22:26 #1329282
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Villains of the year
The evil low life’s who set fire to the stable of Hettie (Jumireya) and her son Impossible Dream who perished.
Villian is too kind a word for those that were behind this act of cruelty.
Will put up some more later Nathan as would not put another person on the same post as this nomination…JacThings turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...November 28, 2017 at 22:31 #1329283
Venture to CognacModerator
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Poster of the Year – Stilvi
Thread of the year – Surprisingly, no absolute standout thread in “Horse Racing” this year, which was unusual, so North’s Horses To Follow – 2017/18 Season.
Jumps Horse – Sizing John, some feat to win those 3 Gold Cups, very impressive.
Jumps Trainer – Gordon Elliot
Hero – Cause of Causes, 3 Festival Wins in a row, and all very easily
Riding Performance – no question, Lisa O’Neil, Tiger Roll, as I said at the time, Tiger isn’t the biggest, and they hit what seemed like every fence, and at one stage, I’m sure the pair of them ran onto the hurdles course, rattled the top of a few flights just for good measure, before returning to the pack. Despite those mistakes, bizarrely, it never looked in doubt, and she rode the rest of them to sleep, and took lengths out of them heading for home.November 28, 2017 at 22:33 #1329284
Venture to CognacModerator
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Just read Jac’s post, I’ll go with that as well.November 28, 2017 at 22:54 #1329292
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Owner of the year
The late Ann and Alan Potts
Poster of The year
Venture To Cognac
The best two tipsters on TRF Bobby has been on fire this year both with his flat tipping and his beloved NH and Joni turned in a nice profit this year on his Daily Lays and Plays Thread.
Sorry can’t split them
Thread of the Year
WHY FRANKEL WILL RULE THE WORLD
For everything Frankel and Joni
Horse of the Year
With David here and EnableThings turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...November 29, 2017 at 00:02 #1329306
If people can provide a link when nominating ‘thread of the year’ it would be grateful
Don’t worry about the linking the Frankel thread Jac, I’ll find that one easy enough as Joni bumps it up on the hour every hour……Don't Eat The Pie and Don't Buy The S*nNovember 29, 2017 at 09:19 #1329332
Hero = MANY CLOUDSNovember 29, 2017 at 09:27 #1329333
Riding performance for me has to be Harry Teal on Howaboutnever at Worcester on 18th July, it was just an outstanding display of determination from the chap who just edges out Tommy Dawson on Captain Sharpe at Hexham in my book.November 29, 2017 at 09:37 #1329334
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– Derek Fox on One For Arthur in the National.
– The young lad Bowen on Thomas Campbell last time out.
Both superb rides
Thread of the year.. I’ll throw the 10 to Follow comp VTC runs in there.November 29, 2017 at 11:06 #1329352
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When’s the deadline for nominations Nathan?November 29, 2017 at 15:09 #1329378
14th december, Tonge…….Don't Eat The Pie and Don't Buy The S*nNovember 29, 2017 at 15:11 #1329380
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Poster of the Year – Obviously Venture To Cognac is the NAP for all he does behind the scenes, the seemingly endless stream of big-priced winners and the kind words for everyone.
Flat Horse of the Year – Take Cover
Jumps Horse – Go West Young Man
Flat Jockey – Danny Tudhope
Jumps Jockey – Jamie Bargary, Harry Cobden, Danny Cook
Flat Trainer – Paul Midgley, Andrew Balding, Charlie Appleby, Keith Dalgleish, Eve Johnson Houghton
Jumps Trainer – Paul Henderson, Fergal O’Brien, Ian Williams
Hero – Stalls handlers
Riding Performance – Willy Twiston-Davies on Cogry on New Year’s Day. Sublime.
Broadcaster – Maddy P, Rachel Candelora
One To Watch – Maddy P, Nicola Currie, Lulu Stanford, Harrison Beswick, Donal McInerney
Racecourse – Ludlow – great quality race and good price money, stiffened fences a good move this season too
Journalist – Nancy Sexton
Villain – Affiliate scumbags (e.g GetYourTipsOut, MyRacingTips), Tom Kerr (destructive anti-racing articles), Tony Calvin (generally detestable behaviour on Twitter/RUK), John Ferguson (disgraceful treatment of Saeed bin Suroor), ‘JusticeForPunters’ (hysterical counterproductiveness), Mark Johnston (opposition to EVERY new initiative in racing), Musselburgh Racecourse (ongoing surface problems, financial mismanagement)
Owner – John Neild
Commentator – Richard Hoiles, Gareth TophamNovember 29, 2017 at 16:12 #1329383
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Poster of the Year: Jonibake – knows the subject inside out and profitable tipster, yet doesn’t get on your nerves like some. And Steeplechasing – Knows his stuff and not afraid to take me on.
Thread of the year Joni’s Poni’s – season 6 – Another profitable season.
Flat Horse Battaash – Best European sprinter for a decade.
Jumps Horse Established horses disappointed me, so Altior and Thistlecrack – outstanding novices
Flat Jockey The under-rated Champion – Sylvestre De Sousa.
Jumps Jockey Richard Johnson – Ruby and Barry don’t seem the force of old.
Flat Trainer Aidan O’Brien – Brilliant Group 1 World Record despite not having an outstanding racehorse.
Jumps Trainer Colin Tizzard and Nigel Twiston Davies – One maintained his rise after a breakthrough year, the other looked just behind the top bracket and has surprised me this year with some great training feats.
Hero The lads and lasses who make this game work
One to Watch in 2018 James Bowen – simply the best 7 lbs (now 5) conditional I’ve seen since AP McCoy.
Owner Coolmore – won an amazing number of Group 1’s especially with fillies.
Commentatorvalue is everythingNovember 29, 2017 at 17:00 #1329392
I’ve had some more time to think now.
Jumps trainer: Nicky Henderson for handling his Arkle, RSA and Champion Hurdle winners so well.
Flat trainer: John Gosden; I’m surprised he hasn’t been mentioned yet.
Jumps horse: Buveur D’air for being the class act at the top of the hurdling tree.
Flat horse: Highland Reel for being the globetrotters of all globetrotters and adding a Royal Ascot victory over 10 furlongs to his ‘turn up and win’ effort at Epsom.
Flat jockey: Ryan Moore for so many quality rides including but not limited to Gustav Klimt at Newmarket and Declarationofpeace at Del Mar.
One to watch 2018: Amedeo Modigliani because he’s going to win the Derby.
Racecourse: Sandown as it’s still the best viewing track in the country.
Commentator: Stewart Machin for being reliable and informative.
Owner: Tony Bloom for victories at the Cheltenham Festival to the Cesarewitch and being such a likeable chap in between.
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