December 1, 2011 at 21:21 #20403cormack15Keymaster
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….and you can go back in time too.
What horse would you ride and in which race?December 1, 2011 at 21:49 #380562freeradicalMember
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Wouldn’t be an obvious choice but:
Fame and Glory, 2009 Irish DerbyDecember 1, 2011 at 21:59 #380563RedRum77Participant
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The wooden horse that the Greeks got into Troy with. Its the only one that’ll support my weight.December 1, 2011 at 22:11 #380566Miss WoodfordParticipant
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1973 Belmont Stakes.December 1, 2011 at 22:28 #380569KINGFISHERMember
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Thats an easy one for me,
in the 1986 Derby,i would have won by 2 lengths easily. Prince Khaled would have given me a retainer and i would go on to win the 1987 2000gns on
in the 89 race!December 1, 2011 at 22:34 #380571ZarkavaParticipant
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1973 Belmont Stakes.
Cormack said you’re allowed to ride a horse, not an aeroplane.
For very positive and emotional reasons, Zarkava in the Arc.
For very negative reasons cos the jockey gave her a shocker, Wonder of Wonders in this year’s Oaks.December 1, 2011 at 22:35 #380572Lone WolfMember
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First race i thought of was Cigar in the 95 BC Classic !December 1, 2011 at 22:41 #380573Bachelors HallParticipant
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If I could go back and change anything, I would have taken Valiramix out wide in the 2002 Champion Hurdle
It would’ve been sweet to ride Jair du Cochet in the 2004 Gold Cup of which I’m still convinced he would’ve hacked up in.
Otherwise, I doubt anything could top the thrill of letting Big Bucks carry you up the Cheltenham hill during the festival.December 1, 2011 at 23:00 #380583HawkParticipant
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If we are talking turnovers… Then I would have wished to ride Wayward Lad to beat Dawn run in the ’86 Gold cup.
Otherwise I would have loved to be on Dancing Brave in the Arc…
HawkDecember 1, 2011 at 23:13 #380584AnonymousInactive
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The young lad’s toy in the "The Rocking Horse Winner" which is about the level of this discussion.
http://www.ovguide.com/movies_tv/the_rocking_horse_winner_1949.htmDecember 1, 2011 at 23:56 #380591cormack15Keymaster
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Away and boil yer heid RH you old grouch!
For me Arazi’s Breeders Cup must have been a pretty thrilling moment for the jockey.December 2, 2011 at 09:27 #380613DroneParticipant
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Anyolnag W/ODecember 2, 2011 at 09:57 #380615reetlassMember
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Sorry I can’t remember which race it was, but I’d love to have been aboard Dessie when he took off outside the wing of the jump. Nearest thing to flying with a horse that I rememberDecember 2, 2011 at 12:29 #380631Racing DailyParticipant
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Id like to have been riding EiEi in his last race, then I could have pulled him up at half way and told the trainer he had done enough already for the yearDecember 2, 2011 at 12:56 #380633RedRum77Participant
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If I’d rode Cheers in the 1977 grand national (finished last) I’d have pulled it up. To this day I’m convinced she only rode it to a finish because she was a woman and wanted to prove something.December 2, 2011 at 16:45 #380651JJMSportsParticipant
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Denman Gold Cup 2008.
On a curious note, wonder what a feeling it was to have ridden Frankel in the Guineas.December 2, 2011 at 17:23 #380661graysonscolumnParticipant
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Id like to have been riding EiEi in his last race, then I could have pulled him up at half way and told the trainer he had done enough already for the year
Fatigue and / or the rigours of his recent itinerary did not kill Ei Ei – remember that he was a distance clear and about to win at his leisure when taking his fatal final-flight fall.
The race he was killed in, a 2m3.5f Market Rasen handicap hurdle in early June 2004, constituted just his ninth start of the calendar year – exactly as the corresponding race had done 12 months earlier.
That’s not the most excessive campaigning by Michael Chapman’s standards – compare this with, for example, Feeling Peckish’s 12 outings by the same race-week this year.
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