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  • in reply to: Belmont Park #1443610
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    Poor lad … doing everything right and then disaster on the flat (yet again) … much sympathy to connections.

    in reply to: Cubomania #1419176
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    So upsetting … he looked magnificent and was running well … and he didn’t seem to make much of a mistake … he looked like he’d done more than one injury and I hope he didn’t suffer … deeply upset by this … poor lad so sorry …

    in reply to: Iris's Gift #1419175
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    He changed their lives! Fabulous horse … adored to the end …

    in reply to: Wig Wam Wiggle #1417670
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    I didn’t realise either … what a shame … poor lad RIP

    in reply to: Up For Review #1417669
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    Greenasgrass …I’ve just read your posting. I was there and I liked him on sight (I’d not heard of him before) … I took a nice photo of him calmly walking round in the paddock with his lad … I couldn’t believe what Timeform had written about him “strong, rather plain gelding” … no he was handsome not pretty pretty but well made and looked like a chaser … I know what they meant but plain was the wrong word imo … anyway I was in the stands with a direct view down the line of fences to Bechers. The sun was making the big screen difficult to see. I heard Vintage Clouds had gone but I could see his head as he got up and galloped off and I assumed he was OK. I didn’t hear the commentator say anything else had gone … so I was shocked when I saw the screens being erected. I hoped it was for a jockey (not that I wished any of them harm) because I knew if it was for a horse the outcome would not be what I wanted (early fallers get up if they’re not injured they don’t stay down winded …) … so I then started listening to the commentary and ticking off all the ones mentioned … I got it down to around 6 it could be … but I ended up contacting someone on Facebook who I knew was watching TV and she gave me the horrible news … the race was really a blur from then on and I struggled to celebrate Tiger Roll’s fabulous victory … in fact I stayed rooted watching at fence one until I saw the trailer take him away … so I missed Tiger Roll in the winner’s enclosure. I felt so sad and weird because all around me were going mental, buzzing about Tiger Roll and the placed horses they’d backed … all I could think about was Up For Review and his lad and connections … I’m glad you posted what you did …

    in reply to: Up For Review #1416652
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    Gutted at his loss … being brought down is just awful … so sorry for all who loved him … and his owners … gosh unbelievable losses ,,,

    in reply to: Kinkeel #1403215
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    He was well-loved and looked after … he has his own Facebook page … Cushings caught up with him in the end but they tried hard to give him a good life with it …

    in reply to: Kylecrue #1402624
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    He was bowling along in front in the sunshine … had been headed when he crashed through the 2nd last I think it was – whether the leg went as he took off or it got such a bashing on the fence I don’t know … he was a true equine warrior … 81 races, 12 wins … I bet his connections are gutted … commiserations to all who loved him … sadly one of THREE lost at Wexford today, 2 in an earlier race both pulling up injured … horrible day there …

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    I can completely understand that … I know someone who is part of the syndicate for the winning horse and it was so hard to celebrate that win … what happened completely overshadowed it … the tv stayed so long on him whilst he was being re-plated and he won many admirers in those few minutes …

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    I took a picture on my mobile of the TV screen – he was such a handsome horse and how he stood there so proud and unconcerned whilst he was re-plated will forever haunt me … minutes later I was distraught … poor lad … what a future he could have had …

    in reply to: Invitation Only #1402462
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    So sad for all concerned … freak that connections (owners/trainer/jockey) lost two at the same meeting … running well until this happened …

    in reply to: Gin Cobbler #1402460
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    Sad news … RIP Gin Cobbler … a true equine warrior

    in reply to: The National Hunt Chase #1401702
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    Very difficult to watch that yesterday – lots of ammo for the antis … I was very upset at the loss of Ballyward – only his 3rd chase … asking alot of novices …

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    in reply to: Ballyward #1401547
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    Possibly the most horrible race I have seen (barring Grand Nationals) … 8 fallers and each of them took a nasty fall any of which could easily have proved fatal … very upset at the loss of Ballyward … can’t imagine why he was running in this race – only his third ever over NH fences (plus one pt to pt) … not exactly a great deal of experience to tackle almost 4 miles and 23 fences in a field of 18 over Championship fences … yet he was the favourite. Johanos who fell at the same fence had only had one run over fences previously … it’s a Novice chase I know but honestly I’d expect the entries to have abit more experience under their belts … IMHO Cheltenham need to look at this race very carefully … so sorry Ballyward RIP

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