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    Shadow Leader
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    Decoupage

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    Gizmogirl
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    Flat            Reference Point (strangely underated horse but empitomised Cecil/Cauthern at their best)<br>

    Coo, thought I was going to be the only one there. A golden combo at a golden moment for me. Dad bunked me off school to go to his Derby (I was 15). I had a bet on him, saw him in the paddock and told Dad to go back for seconds. I stood on a bin to get a better view and remember the flash of the yellow silks with the black spots and a roar like I’d never heard before. One for the memory banks.

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    The Judge
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    Flat- Dawn’s Delight<br>Jumps- Desert Orchid

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    ToneLoc
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    New Seeker

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    graysonscolumngraysonscolumn
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    Quote: from Racing Daily on 11:06 pm on Dec. 16, 2006[br]Scenario: Someone asks you to name a horse.  No time to think about it.  Instant answer required.<br>What horse would spring to mind?

    My answer – Sonny Somers

    You may say "that’s an obscure answer".  I get the feeling that we will see some very obscure answers to this question, as famous doesn’t always mean memorable.<br>

    <br>Frankly any horse that can still be winning competitive handicap chases at EIGHTEEN is to be revered as a god. Very good shout there, RD. Whilst less prolific in their dotage, and not raced until quite as old, I’ll always remember and admire the longevity of Nosam, Fiddlers Pike, Better Times Ahead and Prince Carlton.

    Inevitably, though, the final vote has to go to the late Mr Q Crossett esq. of Fangdale Beck, North Yorkshire. Seldom has such a modest but honest horse given so much to so many people.

    Jeremy<br>(graysonscolumn)<br>

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    graysonscolumngraysonscolumn
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    Quote: from quixallcrossett on 3:29 pm on Dec. 17, 2006[br]Blazing Walker, jumps<br>

    <br>Do my eyes deceive me? :biggrin:

    Only kidding, he was a fine servant also.

    I’ve thought of others for me – Bishopdale, Perroquet, Xaipete, Just So… oh dear, just one horse alone won’t do me, I’m afraid.

    gc<br>

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    graysonscolumngraysonscolumn
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    Quote: from clivex on 11:10 am on Dec. 18, 2006[br]<br>Jumps        Aonoch  (anyone else remember him?)<br>

    <br>Oh God yes, Clive – a regular ride for Sharon Oliver and well capable of landing big handicap hurdles at whopping odds.

    gc<br>

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    graysonscolumngraysonscolumn
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    Quote: from Scottish Jamie on 8:05 pm on Dec. 18, 2006[br]<br> the loveably slow but game KittenKat

    <br>Awwwww, I loved her to bits as well! Verily a horse for whom the phrase "needs five miles" would have been coined.

    I think she’s been sent to the paddocks now, hasn’t she? Could be all set to produce some of the most dour plodders EVER.

    Jeremy<br>(graysonscolumn)<br>

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    Scottish Jamie
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    Think you’re right there GC, not seen her out this season so presume she is off to the paddocks. Bizarrely she was a close relation of Rooster Booster, he must have got her share of the family speed !

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    qzy
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    Moscow Flyer for me

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    PAULCS
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    Desert Orchid<br>One Man<br>Best Mate<br>Teeton Mill<br>

    (Edited by PAULCS at 12:50 pm on Dec. 19, 2006)

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    Malc Smith
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    Best Mate

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    BurroughhillBurroughhill
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    I’d have to say the first horse I really followed, and the horse that made racing such a sentimental, emotional  game for me:

    Comedy of Errors

    Others that spring to mind and bring a tear to the eye:

    Night Nurse/Monksfield (belong together)<br>Sea Pigeon<br>Desert Orchid<br>Spartan Missile<br>Past Master (started a race 3 times out of 10)<br>Nice to see someone mention Kittenkat! <br>Pebbles<br>Red Rum

    What was that hurdler (graysonscolumn’ll know) beginning with ‘A’ probably in the eighties that was top class and died in a race at the top of his game? Bloody memory! Sorry I can’t come up with any more clues!

    (Edited by Burroughhill at 6:52 am on Dec. 19, 2006)

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    warrej
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    Flying God

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    colinf
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    King of Kings

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