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An air ambulance nearby has been stood down for 4 months due to a lack of money. It relies entirely on charitable donations. Apparently donations have gone down since appeals began for local flooding and the tsunami. <br>It seems to be forgotten that there are other charities needing donations but the tsunami appeal seems to be the recipient of most donations at the moment.
I loved Philip Pullman’s ‘Dark Materials’ trilogy but they do have to be your kind of thing.
I’d also recommend Graham Greene, I initially thought they’d be a bit stuffy but they’re actually quite readable. Try Travels With My Aunt or The Comedians. On a racing note Jamie Reid’s books are excellent.
Personally I’d be quite grateful for a spot of global warming. A rise in temperature around these parts wouldn’t go amiss.
A brilliant, brave old horse and it will be a long time until we see his like again. RIP.
jairducochetfan- I have felt like you do so many times. All you can do is believe that these horses died doing what they were born for, and in the cases of Jair Du Cochet and Persian Punch, what they genuinely seemed to love. The pair of them are probably up there now, galloping round that great racecourse in the sky.
So we’re all left wondering if it is the real Zorro or someone taking the p***. No doubt Zorro will make his presence known in due course.
Are you really Paul Haigh, turtle?
Why not enjoy this moment for what it is? We have seen a great horse win his third Gold Cup, none of us know if we will ever see that again. For many of us it is the first time we have seen that done, Arkle, Cottage Rake and Golden Miller are just ghosts of the past, great horses now long gone. We now have our own three time winner, something we should savour, instead of constantly detracting from this amazing acheivement.
Perhaps Trade Fair should be included in the line up now?
Anyone care to provide the riding arrangements?
Quote: from flagship uberalles on 5:07 pm on May 17, 2003[br]Does anyone know of the time of the race? Was it fast for the going? <br>
According to Channel 4 after the race, he was only a second slower than the course record time.
This is why I prefer flat to jumps, as I’ll never be able to accept the fact that so many horses die for something I take so much pleasure in. Comex Flyer and Old California died today as well, although not such old favourites as Doran’s Pride, there’ll still be some heartbroken stable staff tonight.<br>RIP boys.
If Rhinestone Cowboy gets round I think he’ll win. I’m just not to sure about his jumping though and he’s going to be under more pressure than he’s ever been under before. I agree with you though Beaker, I think Jonjo will train the winner.
Perhaps if any Racing Post staff are reading this they could arrange a small article on this poor horse, just to highlight what can happen to these animals? After all he was a fairly well known horse and popular with racing fans and gamblers alike.
Poor boy. I can’t understand how people can treat horses like that. Hope he can live the rest of his life in a nice loving home.
I was always quite fond of Bacchanal and I’ll miss him. RIP boy.