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  • ormond lad
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    Pat Smullen has passed away. Nine times champion jockey. RIP.
    Thoughts with his family and friends

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  • ormond lad
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    After suffering a fatal injury on the gallops earlier today Sceptical has sadly passed away. Huge loss for Denis Hogan.

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  • Piquet
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    Stan Mellor, 83 has died. RIP

    He was the first Jockey to ride 1,000 winners over jumps and had a successful training career, training over 700 winners.

    ITV showed him winning the Hennessy on Stalbridge Colonist, beating Arkle by three parts of a length, (receiving 35 lb)

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  • Piquet
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    Battaash wins at 2/7 in 55.62, a new Course Record.

    Never in doubt.

    The going is good to firm, which helps.

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  • Piquet
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    How can you be done for careless riding and keep the race?

    EDIT: He gets five days.
    Last edited by Piquet; 31-July-2020, 14:07.

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  • ormond lad
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    Originally posted by Piquet View Post
    2:15 at Goodwood, Ryan Moore's horse Tilsit veers across My Oberon, sending him into the rails, passes the post about a length and a half ahead and manages to keep the race.

    As the commentators say, it remains to be seen whether Moore gets a ban for careless riding.
    He should get a ban. No change to the result though i could have done with a change as had backed oberon

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  • Piquet
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    2:15 at Goodwood, Ryan Moore's horse Tilsit veers across My Oberon, sending him into the rails, passes the post about a length and a half ahead and manages to keep the race.

    As the commentators say, it remains to be seen whether Moore gets a ban for careless riding.

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  • Piquet
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    A curious race in the Nassau at Glorious Goodwood yesterday. Aidan O Brien had Magic Wand whose price plummeted coming up to the start.

    The ITV commentators reckoned that "the lads" were piling on.

    If they were, they got it wrong.

    Fancy Blue also owned by "the lads" but trained by Donnacha O'Brien won.

    Battaash goes in the King George at 3:15
    EDIT: He's 4/11 at the moment and 6/4 to break the Course Record of 56.2.
    Last edited by Piquet; 31-July-2020, 13:03.

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  • Piquet
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    Great article in the IT today on the Derby and the Epsom course, but why is it in the week of the King George rather than the week before the actual race?

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  • ormond lad
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    Listowel and champions weekend confirmed as behind closed doors
    may be smaller race days in next seasons nh before any form of crowds are at any racing.
    most racing in clonmel, thurles etc crowds are small and can social distance comfortably anyway

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  • tippete7trees
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    Originally posted by Piquet View Post
    Interesting analysis of the Derby by Kevin Blake [URLSo alt="https://www.attheraces.com/blogs/kevin-blake/05-July-2020/what-really-happened-in-the-derby-and-oaks"]here[/URL]
    Of course there's no guarantee that Love would have repeated the Oaks run,,,,,,,,,,,the main thing I get from it is Serpentine was a bit of an unknown factor so you can't blame the other jockeys too much, they reckon anyway there were almost flat out and assumed the 2 pacemakers would fall back. But Serpentine is out of Galileo and seems had a lot more quality then he necessarily showed in the few previous races other than his last one where maybe he found his mettle. A dark horse disguised as a chestnut. Unlike MFans where there's too many chestnuts disguised as dark horses.

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  • Piquet
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    Interesting analysis of the Derby by Kevin Blake here

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  • Stanley
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    Originally posted by tippete7trees View Post

    Others jockeys getting stick for watching each other and not alert to Serpentine who can stay, it was obvious from 4 furlongs out he couldn't be caught, still going very very strong.
    As for Aidan O'Brien.................we will never see his like again. Touched by the gods. He's only in his late 40s, could end up with 16 Derby winners or more.
    Then we could have Joseph or Donnacha taking over.

    Magnier's sons already embedded in Coolmore Stud's ambitions, AOB's sons will/should follow on the training side both had weight problems as jockeys but rode wonderful horses at the absolute top, a gap in their father's CV, now corrected, AOB must have rode every race beside them in the saddle.

    The existing partnerships around ownership continue to expand with Coolmore the dominant partner, it is an unreal operation.

    Questions about tax exist but they employ a lot of people, they have taken on the Arab money for 30 years and are well ahead.
    Last edited by Stanley; 5-July-2020, 20:53.

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  • tippete7trees
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    Originally posted by Piquet View Post
    Well, that was a bit of a turn up for the books.

    Serpentine, with Emmet McNamara up, has won the Derby at 25/1, having led from start to finish.

    He took off coming down the hill and just kept going.

    Khalifa Sat was second at 50s and Amhrán Na Bhfiann was third at 66s.

    The Tricast on the Tote paid £56K.

    That's Aidan O'Brien's eighth win, a record.

    and with seven different jockeys.
    Others jockeys getting stick for watching each other and not alert to Serpentine who can stay, it was obvious from 4 furlongs out he couldn't be caught, still going very very strong.
    As for Aidan O'Brien.................we will never see his like again. Touched by the gods. He's only in his late 40s, could end up with 16 Derby winners or more.
    Then we could have Joseph or Donnacha taking over.

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  • Piquet
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    Well, that was a bit of a turn up for the books.

    Serpentine, with Emmet McNamara up, has won the Derby at 25/1, having led from start to finish.

    He took off coming down the hill and just kept going.

    Khalifa Sat was second at 50s and Amhrán Na Bhfiann was third at 66s.

    The Tricast on the Tote paid £56K.

    That's Aidan O'Brien's eighth win, a record.

    and with seven different jockeys.
    Last edited by Piquet; 4-July-2020, 16:25.

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