November 28, 2016 at 13:56 #1274887
I’ve give this about two weeks or so then get the voting threads up
Nominations needed for the following categories
Poster of the Year
Flat Horse of the Year
Jumps Horse of the Year
Flat Jockey of the Year
Jumps Jockey of the Year
Flat Trainer of the Year
Jumps Trainer of the Year
Hero of the Year
Riding Performance of the Year
Broadcaster of the Year
One to watch
Racecourse of the Year
Journalist of the Year
Villain of the Year
Owner of the Year
Commentator of the Year
Thread of the Year
Last year TRF Lifetime Achievement Award was introduced for the first time. Do we want to include this every year or every other or longer….?Don't Eat The Pie and Don't Buy The S*nNovember 28, 2016 at 14:12 #1274889
Also if you can post a link for your nominations for ‘thread of the year’ or point me in the right direction it will be very helpful.Don't Eat The Pie and Don't Buy The S*nNovember 30, 2016 at 09:24 #1275050
I’ll kick off with a couple
Flat Jockey – Jim Crowley, say no more.
Flat Trainer – Aiden O’Brien, Arc 1,2,3 amazing
Jumps Trainer – Nicky Henderson, Handling of Sprinter Sacre spot on and getting him back to win the QMCC is worthy of a nomination alone.
Poster – Triptych, Her parade ring comments always very useful on who will improve and who was rock fit, backing the ones who did not look fit in Trip’s eye but ran well next time out was nearly always bang on. Frankel thread very useful with being able to check up on who’s run where, postion etc and always willing to lend a hand on comps and runs her own weekly one which is very popular. Shout outs to all that post on here and make the forum what it is. Most missed SteveCautionDon't Eat The Pie and Don't Buy The S*nNovember 30, 2016 at 10:19 #1275056TheGunParticipant
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I’ve only put up a few posts since joining this forum, but I’ve read avidly throughout the year so feel qualified to suggest a few nominations.
Poster of the Year – SteveCaution I know he’s stropped off now, but he put up some fantastic tips and his posts on 2 and 3 year old flat horses were especially insightful
Flat Horse of the Year – Minding
Flat Jockey of the Year – Josephine Gordon
Riding Performance of the Year – Seamie Heffernan, Highland Reel in the Breeders Cup Turf
Thread of the Year – Why Frankel will rule the worldNovember 30, 2016 at 14:24 #1275078homersimpsonParticipant
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Poster of the Year – VTC for his in depth race previews
Flat Horse of the Year – Concur with the TheGun
Jumps Horse of the Year – Sprinter Sacre for the comeback
Flat Jockey of the Year – Concur with Nathan
Jumps Jockey of the Year – Richard Johnson. Champ at last.
Flat Trainer of the Year – Hugo Palmer seems to have reached the top in very little time.
Jumps Trainer of the Year – Paul Nicholls with his never give in attitude towards the title.
Hero of the Year – Freddy Tylicki. A tragedy which I’m sure he will make the best of.
Riding Performance of the Year – Vicky Pendleton. Many gave her zero chance of getting over the first.
Broadcaster of the Year – ITV for getting the gig. Hope they have a bright future.
One to watch – Jack Kennedy. Seems to be one for the future.
Racecourse of the Year – Hereford. A comeback which a lot of people didn’t expect.
Journalist of the Year – Claude Duval. Never a great fan but a massively long time in the game and now earning a well deserved retirement.
Villain of the Year – Willie Mullins for pulling Vautour out of the GC.
Owner of the Year – Jean Bishop. Unfortunately lost her husband very shortly after Cue Card’s KG win but the horse has given her days to remember since then.
Commentator of the Year – No real preference
Thread of the Year – Concur with TheGun.December 2, 2016 at 08:15 #1275267mickeyjpParticipant
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Poster of the year Triptych
Flat horse of the year. Minding for putting up a superb display at Ascot after starting off with a demolition in the guineas.
Jumps horse of the year. Thistlecrack.
Flat jockey of the year. George baker.
Flat trainer of the year. St aiden of ballydoyle. Arc 123 just mindblowing.
Jumps trainer of the year. Colin tizzard.
Hero of the year. Bryan cooper for his quick thinking in getting jockeys leg free after falling.
Ride of the year. Seamie at the breeders cup on hreel. Superb jockeyhip and he knew he had loads left. So well deserved.
Broadcaster of the year. As usual Matt Chapman. Can’t wait to see him stir it up on ITV.
Will post rest later as have to get wee guy to school.December 3, 2016 at 12:01 #1275494
don’t be shy boys and girls……Don't Eat The Pie and Don't Buy The S*nDecember 3, 2016 at 12:23 #1275509TriptychParticipant
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Thank you for your nomination Nathan and mickey will be putting up some more thoughts when voting opens because of family commitments at present.
I would however like to put out a strong shout and nominate VTC for Poster of the Year.
His Ten to Follow Competition is so addictive even to a flat racing fan like myself and as homer stated above his in depth race previews have been spot on and very well thought out. He has also had a Leprechaun on his shoulder for most of this year with regard to leading and winning most of the competitions on here.
Freddy Tylicki for hero goes without sayingThings turn out best for those who make the best of how things turn out...December 3, 2016 at 12:48 #1275515nwaltonParticipant
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i am with triptych VTC poster of year,triptych close second (some great paddock pictures)
Frankel thread was different class
almanzour horse of year
Obrien for his 123 in arc
dont follow jumps that much but richie rich/mullins i know got my son hot under the collar,so bad guys go to this duo
racecourse as usual for me has to be yorkDecember 3, 2016 at 19:28 #1275598buckersParticipant
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Poster: Venture To Cognac for Big Race discussion, so many big prices time and time again + great previews
Jumps horse: Thistlecrack
Trainers : Tizzard + O’Brien
Thread: 2 year old summary thread or Gingers winners, fascinated if not confused by Gingers methodDecember 4, 2016 at 17:45 #1275719BigGParticipant
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Poster of the year – Not a difficult one, VTC….he should get a job doing it
Flat horse of the year – Minding
Jumps horse of the year – Sprinter Sacre….thank God he didn’t have 1 race too many
Flat jockey of the year – Frankie Dettori… for what he’s been through in the past to come back to where he is
now takes courage. He also had the highest % winners (21%) along with Ryan Moore.
Jumps jockey of the year – Richard Johnson….. for eventually getting there
Flat trainer of the year – Aiden O’Brien ….. the Arc +
Jumps Trainer of the year – Paul Nicholls… for keeping it going to the last throw of the dice
Hero of the year – Freddy Tylicki….for what he gave and for what he is about to go through
Riding Performance of the year – Ryan Hatch….for his performance winning on Millicent Silver at Newton Abbot
in April. If I had had a betting slip, I’d have torn it up with a mile to go.
Broadcaster of the year – Matt Chapman, not least for stepping into the breach to help Freddy Tylicki
One to watch – Kotkikova….Bought by JP and presently with Nicky Henderson. She looks like she could be top notch
Racecourse of the year – Cheltenham….I went for 1st time last year on Gold Cup day, it more than lived up
to my expectations (but Hamilton is still a cracking wee course)
Journalist of the year – Tom Kerr….I like his style of writing
Villain of the year – Willie Mullins…..For,….well take your pick (purely from a punters perspective)
Owner of the year – Jean Bishop…. I agree with Homer, and also for taking her possible/probable “loss”
of £1,000,000 bonus with good grace.
Commentator of the year – Richard Hoiles
Thread of the year – Why Frankel Will Rule The World….. for all the expectations, highs and lows it
created. Well done Jonibake
I’m not sure about the Lifetime Award Nathan. It’s a special one and I think should be held back for a few
years, unless circumstances dictate otherwise.December 4, 2016 at 18:03 #1275722mickeyjpParticipant
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Finish my list now I’ve got time.
One to watch. Idaho,as half brother to highland reel could well get better with age.
Racecourse of the year. York
Journalist of the year. Alistair diwn. Still writing some great pieces especially his piece on the arc and aidenss 123.
Villain of the year. The sheikh’s for showing no loyalty to jocks. If the horses aren’t good enough don’t blame the rider.
Owner of the year. Rich ricci. His main employee isn’t very forthcoming but he has been tremendous especially his interview in atr which was very illuminating about his relationship with Willie Mullins and his love of horses.
I don’t think any commentator stood out but having watched the breeders cup our guys aren’t as bad as some made out.
Thread of the year. 2yo summary.December 4, 2016 at 18:45 #1275726stilviParticipant
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FHOY – Arrogate
JHOY – Empire Of Dirt
JJOY – Richard Johnson
FTOY – Eve Johnson Houghton
JTOY – Noel Meade
HOY – Limerick Stewards 3/4/16
RPOY – Paddy Brennan (Vice Et Vertu)
BOY – John Hunt
OTW – Super Follo
ROY – Hereford
VOY – Philip Hobbs
OOY – Turf Club 2014
COY – Des ScahillDecember 4, 2016 at 20:38 #1275753yeatsParticipant
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A few noms
Flat jockey – Josephine Gordon
Commentator – Alan Howes
Poster – LostSoldier3
Jumps jockey- Jodie Hughes
Journalist – Claude Duval
Broadcaster – Hayley Turner
One to Watch- Jack Milner
Racecourse – Pontefract
Villain – BookmakersDecember 4, 2016 at 21:06 #1275758steeplechasingParticipant
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Poster of the Year – VTC hands down – wish I could get a bet on it!
Flat Horse of the Year – Almanzor
Jumps Horse of the Year – Cue Card – utterly remarkable beast who spent what should have been his best years with a breathing deficiency
Flat Jockey of the Year – Dettori: bounced back when many wouldn’t have. Best strike rate of top 50 on the turf
Jumps Jockey of the Year – Johnson: diligent, modest and the best front-running jock I’ve ever seen over jumps
Flat Trainer of the Year – Aidan. Genius. End of.
Jumps Trainer of the Year – The TIZZ!
Hero of the Year – Every groom who goes home carrying an empty bridle and finds the courage to keep going.
Riding Performance of the Year – Dicky’s Aintree ride on old up the lazy River
Broadcaster of the Year – G Cunningham for digging up Geoff Banks and some others who needed digging up
One to watch – Sub Lieutenant, esp for Ryanair
Racecourse of the Year – Kelso
Journalist of the Year – Chris Cook
Villain of the Year – Ricci
Owner of the Year – John P McManus for everything he does to keep many trainers in business
Commentator of the Year – Mr Hoiles
Thread of the Year – Anything with Thistlecrack in it :)
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