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TRF Hall Of Fame – TRAINERS – VOTE NOW!!!!!

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  • #20217
    cormack15
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    Only five trainers will find their way into our Hall Of Fame. Looking at the list of nominees narrowing down to five looks impossible task.

    But narrow down we must –

    Vote now for the five YOU think we should include. You can vote for five in total, and don’t worry if you change your mind, you can change your vote up until next Suday.

    #377704
    Coggy
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    This is not easy either

    #377725
    Miss Woodford
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    To give you an idea of how absolutely dominant Jonathan Sheppard has been over the past 45 years, he recently passed the $20 million mark in NSA earnings. His closest competitor, Jack Fisher, has only $9 million. Sheppard became the first American jumps trainer to pass the 1,000 wins mark, which doesn’t sound like much until you remember that there’s fewer than 200 NSA-sanctioned races a year. He’s been Champion Steeplechase Trainer by earnings some 25 times, and his horses have won 13 Eclipse Awards.

    He also has over 2,500 wins on the flat, and trained horses like Storm Cat (who shared a paddock with Flatterer!), Forever Together, Informed Decision, and Cloudy’s Knight. He also has over $50 million in earnings on the flat. He was inducted in the US Racing Hall of Fame way back in 1990.

    He was born in Hertfordshire, but began training in America in 1965 because British rules did not permit family members of racing officials to train for outside clients. He has owned and bred several champions with William Pape and George Strawbridge. Several top trainers started out as his assistants, including Janet Elliot and H. Graham Motion.

    #377815
    Hurdygurdyman
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    My Gawd!!! After voting for the good Doctor where do you start? :shock:

    #377901
    grey dolphin
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    Cannot believe Aidan is currently ahead of Vincent :shock:

    Inevitably with only 5 votes I’ve gone for NH Hall of Famers:

    Dickinson
    Pipe
    Winter
    MV O’Brien
    Stephenson

    #377907
    RedRum77
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    :o

    #377908
    RedRum77
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    The are a few current trainers Paul Nicholls, surely if it’s like the previous tables anyone who still holds a training licence and is publicly known to should be omitted from the list. :o

    #377929
    cormack15
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    The trouble with that RR is that trainers can hold licences for 50 years or more, a long wait for someone like Nicholls or O’Brien.

    #377930
    cormack15
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    He’s not GD.

    #378046
    Eclipse First
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    John Porter of Kingsclere?

    I have to agree there are far too many current trainers, and it really should have been done as NH and flat trainers separately although 2 excelled in both spheres.

    #378047
    cormack15
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    Sir Henry and DR O’Brien clear but 4 challenging for only 3 remaining places – Aidan, PF Nicholls, Pipe and Dickinson. Who’ll be the odd one out?

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