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  • in reply to: Damiens Dilema #1542690
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    13 years old very sad, deserved a long and happy retirement.

    in reply to: Stream Lady #1531223
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    Just seen it. Absolutely brutal fall, One of the worst I’ve seen in a while.

    in reply to: Monsieur D’Arque #1529192
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    Completely agree, no need for them at all.

    Article from 2008 with Jonjo O’Neill describing the fatal injury caused by these jumps which is exactly what happened today.

    “It seems to me, the horse doesn’t know what he’s jumping until he’s taking off,” said O’Neill, “and then he has to stretch and puts extra strength into it, and that’s what leads to these broken backs. I lost a very good horse up at Ayr years ago, and another at Catterick. I’d fill ’em all in.”

    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2008/mar/26/horseracing.sport

    in reply to: Jorgie #1526952
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    Looked to have happened on the all weather bend as he was pulling up.

    in reply to: Reality Cheque #1515764
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    All we can do is compare him to other commentators, and for me he’s poor.

    Thommo is another one, 17:35 at Newcastle last night not a single mention of insurplus breaking down mid race.

    in reply to: Reality Cheque #1515606
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    He is absolutely awful, Misses more than Aussie Jim.

    in reply to: Roll again #1514769
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    It was announced on Itv that he injured himself while running loose I’m guessing from the fall

    in reply to: Whisper #1512817
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    Entirely possible. But he was clearly fragile with plenty of long absences off the track. His latest runs very poor, Being asked to lug 10lb more than the next horse, I think he’s given all he had and deserved a happy retirement.

    in reply to: Tommo commentary #1511165
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    I’ll leave that one to the judge

    in reply to: HRI List w/e 29.10.20 #1507726
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    Scherzando last night at Dundalk too

    in reply to: Talk To Jack #1507413
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    Thank you

    in reply to: Talk To Jack #1507340
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    Thanks for the info

    in reply to: Talk To Jack #1507272
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    At least they are transparent unlike the BHA or racecourses in GB, dread to think of the amount of deaths that are brushed under the carpet.

    Example being Kaymar who fell this year at Fontwell or Thankq who “lost its action” at Newcastle in February. Both have not run since, been entered into races or appear on the trainer’s websites. Also nothing on the racing post database or anywhere else I can see. Both could be alive and well but I very much doubt it

    in reply to: Talk To Jack #1507247
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    Where do you get your information regarding the Irish deaths? Do HRI publish a list?

    in reply to: Jimmy’s sister & Whenitcomestoit #1479668
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    The race result for Jimmy’s sister must have been updated in the last few days as it wasn’t reported initially or when I checked around a week later.

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