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    The Racing Post are doing a poll on which racehorse is Britain’s favourite of all time, although we all have to pick three each. The fact that any horse can be nominated leaves it hard to imagine that my choices will get anywhere, but it will be interesting to see the Forum’s choices, especially if they do involve horses that might not have been that brilliant!

    Mine are:

    Dubai Millennium<br>Lochsong<br>Moorcroft Boy

    …in no particular order. Moorcroft Boy was my first favourite steeplechaser, and it’s shocking how it’s almost 10 years since he came 3rd in the Grand National!:o  I was pretty upset at the time as I was convinced he was going to win (plus I was only 8 years old!). But I was even more upset when he nearly died in the Becher Chase later that year, so when he came back and won the Scottish National in 1996 it was amazing…proper courage and bravery!

    Lochsong was my first favourite Flat horse, and her speed was outstanding. Every time she ran I got excited and I remember her 2nd L’Abbaye win as clear as a bell.

    Dubai Millennium, a bit more recent, but as a Godolphin follower I got excited when he won his 2yo debut and ever since then he just amazed me with his performances. It was a shame he never fulfilled his potential and I cried my eyes out when he died :( .

    So who are your favourites and why?

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    Royal Athlete<br>Suny Bay<br>Swain

    That’ll probably change tomorrow, but I’m not typing reasons because I’m due at the pub at eight and would hate to be late!:biggrin:

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    In no particular order…See You Then..the way this patched up horse managed to win as it did was quite amazing.<br>Biloxi Blues..trained by Kim Bailey..for some reason i latched onto this horse and followed it all it’s career..perhaps because it was a grey i’m not even won a Flat race at Newmarket..i just thought that this horse could do no wrong in my eyes.<br>Golden Beau…trained by David Morley it ran in low class races..but i just felt it tried it’s heart out in every race i ran.. i remember it had a bad injury for a while and as 16 year old just getting the racing bug i wrote asking how the horse was doing..i got a letter back from David Morley along with a photo plus loads of other stuff..the trainer along with the horse was class in my eyes.

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    1. Mr Mulligan.<br>2.Desert Orchid<br>3. Supreme Prince<br>That order could change in a couple of years!<br>I will be voting online too.

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    So many.<br>If pressed for three I’d go for Wayward Lad, The Minstrel and Nijinsky.

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    I am going to cheat, sod three….. i’m having three of each, please forgive me  :biggrin:


     Shergar. <br> I can remember getting a ‘stomach upset’ on Derby Day 1981 so i just had to stay home and watch him pee it. Class pure and simple.   <br> <br>  Ardross.<br>  All heart and guts with class thrown in. I just totally loved that horse.. simple as that. Sodding Akiyida. <br>  <br> Soba<br>  Tough as old boots. Climbed the ladder the hard way but never shirked it. Sodding Habibti…….


     Night Nurse.<br>     The Greatest Hurdler IMHO. Enough said, he needs no explanation.

     Young Kenny.<br>  A smashing old fashioned type of chaser trained in the north, big and bold. Blubbed my bloody eyes out that day at Haydock.

    Finally Benbyas.<br>  Aint he just one of the best jumpers of a hurdle ya have ever seen? He is one of those horses which for whatever reason just grabs your attention when you first set eyes on him. Small and bonny and ive yet to see him not give his all in a race. May he long continue to make me sit on the edge of my chair when he runs!

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    Tete Rouge
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    1.  Sea Pigeon<br>2.  Lanzarote<br>3.  Azertyuiop

    They’ll change tomorrow, the next day, the day after.  There are so many …

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    1) Bird’s Nest<br>2) Tree Tangle<br>3) April Seventh

    Andy Turnell was my hero!!

    Tete Rouge
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    Good grief, Bear – I wouldn’t have guessed it from that lot …. ;)

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    <br>Best Mate<br>Desert Orchid<br>One Man

    These are the 3 I come up with but there are many others just behind like Teeton Mill, Limestone Lad, Dubai Millennium etc

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    For me:

    Bradbury Star<br>What’s Up Boys<br>Remittance Man

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    She’s Our Mare

    A remarkable and profitable dual-purpose handicapper. First time I really copped on to her was when she won a 10f handicap at Leopardstown, really surging away in the final furlong. Went on to win three further handicaps in each code culminating in the Swinton Hurdle and the Cambridgeshire in the same year, 1999.<br>I’m already checking on her offspring: a yearling filly by Desert Prince and a colt foal by Montjeu – surely a future classic winner!

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    Dawn run, fab horse won the CH and the GC [not in the same year] :biggrin: Cool Dawn and Best Mate.<br>I backed all three to win the GC.:)


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    In no particular order


    Shambo <br>Grey Desire<br>Eire Leath Sceal<br>Moorestyle<br>Lochsong


    Limestone Lad<br>Beat the Retreat <br>Pollardstown<br>Dessie<br>The Last Fling<br>

    (Edited by Grey Desire at 2:08 am on Dec. 22, 2003)

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    The Big Read for horses – will it be a walkover like Lord of the Rings was?  

              Desert Orchid – just a plain out-and-out star.

              Triptych – gutsy and brilliant

              Dragon Master – had me cash on him for his first <br>           win at 100/1 so how could I not love him.

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