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TRF Hall of Fame – Vote for FLAT Horses to include

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    cormack15cormack15
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    OK – this has taken two years to get under way but here it is – your chance to vote for the Flat horses who will make up the inaugural 15 in our Racing Forum Hall Of Fame.

    You have 5 votes each – use them wisely.

    I’ve decided that horses in training should be discounted – bad news for Frankel I suppose!

    Poll closes next Sunday.

    #369945
    Coggy
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    Really good idea this David.
    So many great contenders, its difficult to choose

    #369946
    Eclipse First
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    Of course it is subjective, but as most of the other horses trace to Eclipse in their male line it is fair to say that without him the thoroughbred wouldn’t be what it is today.

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    cormack15cormack15
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    Sea The Stars and The Brigadier early leaders.

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    Crepello1957Crepello1957
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    Nearco should be there surely?

    #369972
    RedRum77RedRum77
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    Can I make a suggestion to fix this poll to the top, otherwise it will be forgotten about within a week, if it disappears on to the next page. :D

    #369987
    ChrisHardiman
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    Its an excellent list although as always people would have differing opinions on who missed out that should be in their. In terms of pure Racehorses it was but i would have also added Northern Dancer and Sadlers Wells to the list not on racing ability but for the sheer scale of their stallion achievements, of which many horses on this list can bear testiment to.

    Their legacy to the racing industry is incalcuable, however all
    in all its a terrific list of horses to choose from
    :? :)

    #369989
    Miss WoodfordMiss Woodford
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    Man O’War is not on this list, therefore the entire Hall of Fame is invalid.

    #369999
    JJMSportsJJMSports
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    Shergar for me, just different gravy.

    #370004
    Eclipse First
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    Man O’War is not on this list, therefore the entire Hall of Fame is invalid.

    While I’m sure there are several horses from the distant past whose omission could be regarded as sacrilege, this is a UK based forum so the inaugural nominees were always likely to be dominated by horses of the recent past, chiefly from the UK.
    I’m sure when the Baseball Hall of Fame was founded there were deserving cases overlooked as well.

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    HimselfHimself
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    I have chosen five but would loved to have included a sixth horse.

    So, it is with a heavy heart that I have to leave one out.
    Sorry Ribot, I have to plump for the five best horses I have seen.
    :? :(

    1. Sea Bird
    2. Sea The Stars
    3 Brigadier Gerard
    4 Nijinsky
    5 Mill Reef

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    #370055
    cormack15cormack15
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    Alas Miss W I am afraid he’ll have to wait another day. I promise to include him in next year’s list when we’ll add a couple more into the hallowed aisles.

    Kelso, Spectacular Bid, John Henry all by-passed I am afraid this time.

    Not to mention Brown Jack, Sagaro, Nearco, Soba, Habibti, The Tetrarch, Mumtaz Mahal, St Simon… and the list goes on.

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    Miss WoodfordMiss Woodford
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    Man O’War is not on this list, therefore the entire Hall of Fame is invalid.

    While I’m sure there are several horses from the distant past whose omission could be regarded as sacrilege, this is a UK based forum so the inaugural nominees were always likely to be dominated by horses of the recent past, chiefly from the UK.
    I’m sure when the Baseball Hall of Fame was founded there were deserving cases overlooked as well.

    True, but Cigar shouldn’t be in the inaugural class, then.

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    cormack15cormack15
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    I guess you could argue that but I’d guess far more people would remember Cigar (esp in the UK) than Man O’War. But, from a purist viewpoint, you’re right of course. It’s a bit like David Cameron. Nobody really wanted him but the flawed democratic process got him there all the same, somehow.

    #370128
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    This poll is getting too far down the list, people wont go and hunt for it.

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