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  • #20403
    cormack15
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    ….and you can go back in time too.

    What horse would you ride and in which race?

    #380562
    freeradical
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    Wouldn’t be an obvious choice but:

    Fame and Glory, 2009 Irish Derby

    #380563
    RedRum77
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    The wooden horse that the Greeks got into Troy with. Its the only one that’ll support my weight. :lol:

    #380566
    Miss Woodford
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    Secretariat.

    1973 Belmont Stakes.

    #380569
    KINGFISHER
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    Thats an easy one for me,

    Dancing Brave

    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

    Bellotto

    and

    Exbourne

    in the 89 race! :twisted:

    #380571
    Zarkava
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    Secretariat.

    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.

    #380572
    Lone Wolf
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    First race i thought of was Cigar in the 95 BC Classic !

    #380573
    Bachelors Hall
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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.

    #380583
    Hawk
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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…

    Hawk

    #380584
    Anonymous
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    The young lad’s toy in the "The Rocking Horse Winner" which is about the level of this discussion. :roll:
    http://www.ovguide.com/movies_tv/the_rocking_horse_winner_1949.htm

    #380591
    cormack15
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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.

    #380613
    Drone
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    Anyolnag W/O

    #380615
    reetlass
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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 remember :)

    #380631
    Racing Daily
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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

    #380633
    RedRum77
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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.

    #380651
    JJMSports
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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.

    #380661
    graysonscolumn
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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.

    gc

    The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.

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