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  • #63183
    Anonymous
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    A truly brilliant moment in racing history, may he have many more.<br>It speaks volumes for the affection he is held in that no one has a bad word for him – even on the Betfair forum, would you believe?:cool:

    #63184
    andyod
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    A little over the top with the great man stuff. A great trainer without a doubt. But his record as a man is not without some blemishes. Was he not found  having shady encounters with Tattersalls sales? Did he not violate the rules of racing by asking his owners (in writing) to fork up extra money to pay for Lester’s rides. Was he not found by the police drunk  in his car under very suspicious circumstances. Did he not foster accusations that K.Fallon was interfering with his marriage? So lets stay in the real world. A great trainer yes yes yes. But a great man I don’t think so. Just an ordinary man like the rest of us.

    #63189
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    Andyod

    Proper little ray of sunshine, aren’t you.:biggrin: <br>Doubt you’ll ever compete wih him in the popularity stakes though!

    #63192
    doyley
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    Hello andy,

    I agree his private life has been a disaster, part brought on by himself, and others have damaged him. <br>But let him have his day, and let the plaudits rain in. :)

    There is some excellent material about Henry’s life that would complete an entire Documentary series, and even a TV mini series…but the primary ingredient within those scripts is the fact he is one of the best, and successful, Horse Trainers of all Time…hence this  Thread of Congratulations…. :)

    Discussions on his private life would need an entire site not just a topic!!! :)

    regards,

    doyley

    #63195
    gamble
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      :old:

    I crept up behind the big Hen<br> at a racetrack<br> when he thought he was <br> alone with a woman.<br> There was no pecking just a swan neck and<br> I tilted my ear for a bit of private and heard<br> A stooping man who plays with half a plum in his mouth.<br> He was talking about his kids education and which school<br> so I wasn’t likely to gamble on that<br> I presume the lady was his wife<br> and I remember<br> he smoked a cigarette<br> as if it was a lung extension.

    Certainly a character in racing<br> and wears a topper rather well <br> However the predeliction for italian ties<br> shows the fussy perfectionist<br> and prefectionism <br> especially traded in the rough theatre<br> of racing can easily lead to depression,<br> and so we have a likeable man<br> who unlike Stoute has weaknesses

    #63199
    Maxilon 5Maxilon 5
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    Hear hear, Gamble.

    It speaks volumes for the affection he is held in that no one has a bad word for him – even on the Betfair forum, would you believe?

    RH, another certainty to go alongside Death, Taxes and Kauto Star in the Gold Cup…

    …there’s always one!

    #63203
    gamble
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    :old:

    Agree agree

    I do know the ol’ chitty boards well Max<br> and aren’t they stuffed full of Tom Dooley’s<br> who can hang a man <br> before breakfast<br> and before the herring has reached the gallows.

    Must say<br> had Reference Point won the Arc<br> and I was dismissive of its chances,<br> I believe Henry would have married the horse<br> and Warren Place might have had<br> some rather strange inhabitants :cool:

    <br> flatcapgamble…oh so sharp ;)

    (Edited by gamble at 10:55 am on June 2, 2007)

    #63206
    madman marz
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    At least he turns brown on the Sunbed, unlike Chapmans orange glow.:cheesy:

    #63210
    Zorro
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    Gamble, your 10.20 post is superb.<br>Madman, your last one’s unfair. HRAC turns brown in the sun.:cool:

    #63213
    gamble
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    <br>:old:<br>Zorro, greetings, and many thanks for the perlative,<br> and I wish you a very nice afternoon<br>with pen and horse :)

    Strangely enough the Cecil following<br> happened some time in the eighties<br> and my guess would have been midweek Ascot<br> and some far rail on the course<br> a picnic atmosphere far, far away from madding.<br> It was a lovely day, guess the fourth race,<br> beating sun,<br> and the spring was in my foot.<br> I have always taken a turn to Cecil’s mannerisms, <br> particularly his hesitantly crouched, standing interview, <br> side face on – usually left cheek to camera,<br> where he tilts his chin up, half closes,<br> then raises up his sombre eyes,<br> as if consulting with the greater racing god.<br> If only the pope could do that<br> just think of the millions more in the plate,<br> and the Xtra accounts the Vatican could open with it.

    As for stalking people I am rather prone.<br> Past casualties for my over eager feet<br> have been a post ..’erm Norman Lamont;<br> a half a mile treck over the flat pavements of Notting Hill<br> – he did look behind twice -<br> Autumn afternoon, he wore a white non-crease mac,<br> and I even had the gumption after the double spot<br> to lean over him awkwardly to <br> check the destination he was looking at<br> in the travel agent’s window – blair country ‘ Blarbados ‘

    A late night Patrick Troughton – the old doctor- through London’s theatreland, also caught my tiger feet, and the illegal activity was punctuated by a police siren which actually made me wonder, but he was a small man in a hurry with a lady in tow with nice eyes and me ten yards adrift with stalks.<br>  

    flatcapgamble… far from the madding Maddens;)

    #63216
    hoofskihoofski
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    Maybe it’s an age thing, but I’m actually starting to enjoy Gamble’s posts!:o

    #63217
    Aragorn
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    Gamble’s making more sense these days… I thought he’d lost his Mojo for a while but perhaps its just a more mature Gamble these days.. Either that or he’s met a woman? ;) :biggrin:

    #63220
    gamble
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        :old:

    I am eating a different type of cheese

    <br>flatcapgamble..mojorella, or to you two double *osser

    a short horse riddle… If a horse wins the Tom Fool Handicap does its value go up or clown ?

    #63222
    carlislecarlisle
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    you should know.

    #63223
    Aragorn
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    Quote: from gamble on 2:25 pm on June 5, 2007[br]     :old:

    I am eating a different type of cheese

    <br>flatcapgamble..mojorella, or to you two double *osser

    a short horse riddle… If a horse wins the Tom Fool Handicap does its value go up or clown ?<br>

    Stilton? Perhaps the penicillin in the mould is curing gambility? ;)

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