TRF Awards 2017 Nomination Thread

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    stevecaution
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    I see Greece have voted for Cyprus again. Will Cyprus vote for Greece?

    You could cut the tension with a knife.

    Venture To Cognac will deservedly win again this year, so there is little point in having the Poster Of The Year. He’s done a Brazil and owns the trophy, so well done for winning again this year Bobby.

    I give the nod to Stilvi this year for sitting outwith the comfortable “Clique” and speaking his mind when it’s all too chummy and bland at times.

    Like someone else, I didn’t feel there was an outstanding thread this year. Perhaps reflected by nominations for an older thread. The Betfair 2017 thread will however go down as the “Nostradamus Reincarnate” thread, or “Comedy Gold All Time” thread depending on which way it goes.

    I hope Saxon Warrior is the one to watch next year. I feel he can win the Guineas and deny the “Not fast enough” brigade. There is a shed load of chaff in the field for the race.

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

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    Middle_Of_March
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    Jumps trainer – Henderson

    Flat trainer – Jonny G

    Villain – The people who decided the Breeders Cup should be held at Del Mar.

    Owner – Alan and Ann Potts

    One to watch 2018 – September because she’s the Oaks winner..

    Jumps horse – Altior

    Flat horse – Big Orange deserves a mention

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    I see Greece have voted for Cyprus again. Will Cyprus vote for Greece?

    You could cut the tension with a knife.

    Venture To Cognac will deservedly win again this year, so there is little point in having the Poster Of The Year. He’s done a Brazil and owns the trophy, so well done for winning again this year Bobby.

    I give the nod to Stilvi this year for sitting outwith the comfortable “Clique” and speaking his mind when it’s all too chummy and bland at times.

    Like someone else, I didn’t feel there was an outstanding thread this year. Perhaps reflected by nominations for an older thread. The Betfair 2017 thread will however go down as the “Nostradamus Reincarnate” thread, or “Comedy Gold All Time” thread depending on which way it goes.

    I hope Saxon Warrior is the one to watch next year. I feel he can win the Guineas and deny the “Not fast enough” brigade. There is a shed load of chaff in the field for the race.

    As a relatively new poster (a year), I’ve not noticed a ‘clique’ to be honest.

    Anyone know where Zarkava is by the way? Has he left?

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    Nathan Hughes
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    yet doesn’t get on your nerves like some.

    Says he who holds the world record for getting on peoples nerves…….

    Don't Eat The Pie and Don't Buy The S*n
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    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…… :rose:

    That’s coz he keeps having winners Nath!!! :yahoo:

    "this perfect mix of poetry and destruction, this glory of rhythm, power and majesty: the undisputed champion of the world!!!"

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    Isn’t it awful when people who have shared views for many years and have even met each other at the races and become friends are “chummy”? I would have thought that, given the current climate, people would quite like to be able to come on here and share thoughts/views in an amicable way. Each to their own though I suppose. Or is that me being too chummy again…?!!

    "this perfect mix of poetry and destruction, this glory of rhythm, power and majesty: the undisputed champion of the world!!!"

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    Poster of the Year – My chum Jac (Triptych) who is pure class. Special mention to Ginge, Stevie C, Steeplechasing, Nath, Botchy and VTC plus all the contributors to Joni’s Poni’s.
    Thread of the year – 2 year old thread – always an interesting read
    Flat Horse – Enable
    Jumps Horse –
    Flat Jockey – SDS
    Jumps Jockey –
    Flat Trainer – Johnny G
    Jumps Trainer –
    Hero – Freddie
    Riding Performance –
    Broadcaster – RUK
    One to Watch in 2018 – Mozu Ascot
    Racecourse – Newmarket
    Journalist –
    Villain –
    Owner –
    Commentator

    "this perfect mix of poetry and destruction, this glory of rhythm, power and majesty: the undisputed champion of the world!!!"

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    Gingertipster
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    yet doesn’t get on your nerves like some.

    Says he who holds the world record for getting on peoples nerves…….

    :wacko:
    That’s exactly my point. :lol:

    Ever heard of self deprecating humour, Nathan? ;-)

    value is everything
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    Forgot to mention Charles Olney for being able to touch the face of God one day with his tips. Truly remarkable day’s tipping that was. :good:

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

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    thehorsesmouth
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    I’ve missed most of what has gone here during the Flat season, but will give my nominations for some of the sections.

    Poster of the Year It has to be Venture To Cognac, who breathes life into the Big Races Discussion section with comprehensive race previews, and who does untold work in the competitions section. Honorable mentions to Steeplechsing, who I always enjoy reading, and Jonibake, who I generally seem to pass like a ship in the night as he winds down for the winter game. Gingertipster always makes a good case while I miss the contributions of Stilvi.
    Thread of the year
    Flat Horse
    Jumps Horse Sizing John – His achievement in winning the Irish Hennessy, the Cheltenham Gold Cup and the Guinness Gold Cup at Punchestown will likely not be replicated for a long time.
    Flat Jockey
    Jumps Jockey Robbie ‘Puppy’ Power – has a phenomenal spring.
    Flat Trainer Aidan O’Brien – I didn’t follow the flat too closely but his achievement in breaking the world record for Group 1 wins seems all the more special given the lack of a real star horse.
    Jumps Trainer Willie Mullins – I could easily have said Gordon Elliott but Mullins’ achievement in overhauling him despite having less than half the number of runners pips it for me.
    Hero
    Riding Performance Jamie Codd on Fayonagh (Champion Bumper) – never panicked when things went wrong at the start. Could easily have rushed her up given her previous displays when she was ridden on the pace, but her made the best of a bad situation, and the mare had the ability to make up the ground when asked to close in the finish.
    Broadcaster
    One to Watch in 2018
    Racecourse Galway – I think I said it last year but they run a great show for the once a year visitors for the festival. A great city to spend a couple of days as well.
    Journalist
    Villain
    Owner
    Commentator

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    Triptych
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    Thank you Joni X :good: – Cheques in the post :mail:
    I think Bobby is going to take some beating for Poster of the Year but you will give him a good run for his money and your Joni’s Ponies have been flying this year :rose:
    So many good tipsters and judges of form on TRF and we all seem to have a moment or two throughout the various seasons and some passionate debates about our choices, it’s mainly friendly banter but can get a bit heated at times but then that’s what Forums are all about, it would be boring if we all agreed.

    For Riding Performance I’m going to nominate:-
    Daniel Tudhope for his blistering last to first finish on Lord Glitters in the Balmoral Handicap at Ascot on Champions Day.
    Lord Glitters had passed just the one rival with two furlongs to run and was stuck behind a wall of horses with nowhere to go, Danny then switched him out close to the stands and he sprouted wings with a devastating run to grab GM Hopkins on the line.

    Villain
    Davy Russell for striking out in anger at Kings Dolly.
    :negative: :negative: :negative:

    Jumps horse
    Faugheen :heart:

    Flat Trainer
    Aiden O’Brien
    I can never get him right but no getting away from what he’s achieved this year.

    One to Watch in 2018
    John Gosden’s – Roaring Lion :rose:

    Racecourse
    Newmarket
    Not every one’s cup of tea I know, but my local track where I get to see the best thoroughbreds often making their first appearance before going on to greater things and becoming Champions.
    Also been great to meet up and enjoy spending some time with (my old chum ;-) ) Jonibake who manages to make the journey to his home from home from time to time, especially when there might be one or two Frankel runners making an appearance. :yes:

    Hero
    Bradley Lowery
    A really special little man who sadly lost his fight for life this year, he was a great Sunderland fan and this year he had his own colours in the 2017 Grand National as the Honourary 41st listing. :heart:

    Things turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...
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    Cav
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    Poster of the Year – LostSoldier3. A largely erudite contribution from a traders desk at Coral’s.
    Thread of the year
    Flat Horse – Enable
    Jumps Horse
    Flat Jockey – Frankie
    Jumps Jockey
    Flat Trainer – Aiden O’Brien
    Jumps Trainer
    Hero – Nick Rust. Continues to impress.
    Riding Performance
    Broadcaster – Rachel Candelora. More please.
    One to Watch in 2018
    Racecourse – Limerick, always a relaxed and pleasant day out
    Journalist – Lydia Hislop, her take on Altiorgate in the Life alone, wins her the prize
    Villain –
    Owner
    Commentator – Malcolm Tomlinson

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    GoldenMiller34
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    Broadcaster: Stewart Machin.

    My other choices have already been nominated.

    #1329573
    chaos50
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    Horse of the Year-Enable

    Trainer of the Year-John Gosden

    Owner of the Year-Khalid Abdulla..Enable, Arrogate.

    One to watch 2018- Elarqam

    My favourite thread- Joni’s Frankel.

    All comers, all ground, all beaten

    #1329592
    stevecaution
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    Isn’t it awful when people who have shared views for many years and have even met each other at the races and become friends are “chummy”? I would have thought that, given the current climate, people would quite like to be able to come on here and share thoughts/views in an amicable way. Each to their own though I suppose. Or is that me being too chummy again…?!!

    I remember a user on another forum bemoaning the loss of subjectivity when certain sections of a forum form cosy groups. This guy used to refer to it as the Tufty Club Effect.

    Edge is essential in my opinion. There is no realism at all in a forum which coexists in a Utopian agreement.

    The truth in the real world is that people always get on one another’s tits from time to time. That’s the very flawed world we live in.

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

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