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  • eoinmc
    started a topic Horse Racing Thread

    Horse Racing Thread

    2000 Guineas about to get underway in Newmarket.

    St Nicholas Abbey was a classy 2yr old last year and could be
    something special if he goes on to win here.

    Here he is winning the Racing Post Trophy last year.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LjTgpAOK_Vs

  • Piquet
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    There's a bet of £160,000 gone onto Lope y Fernandez at 5/4 in the first at Royal Ascot.

    EDIT another £80,000 just before the off.

    FURTHER EDIT and it's beaten by four or five lengths.
    Last edited by Piquet; 22nd-June-2019, 13:38.

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  • Stanley
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    Originally posted by Piquet View Post
    On Wednesday, just before the off in the big one, £100,000 was put on the Aidan O'Brien good thing at 7/4. It ended up second.

    Today, £200,000 was lumped on Japan in the King Edward at 5/4. He skated in.

    Afterwards Derrick Smith said that the win wasn't a surprise, the price was.

    The interviewer: "Did you avail of it?"

    Smith "We did"


    Smith and Tabor are not afraid of big bets, both are former bookies, gambling is second nature to them.

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  • Piquet
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    On Wednesday, just before the off in the big one, £100,000 was put on the Aidan O'Brien good thing at 7/4. It ended up second.

    Today, £200,000 was lumped on Japan in the King Edward at 5/4. He skated in.

    Afterwards Derrick Smith said that the win wasn't a surprise, the price was.

    The interviewer: "Did you avail of it?"

    Smith "We did"
    Last edited by Piquet; 21st-June-2019, 15:14.

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  • Stanley
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    2.30 Laurens
    3.05 Arizona
    3.40 Battash
    4.20 Phoenix of Spain
    5.00 Mengli Khan
    5.35 Magic Wand

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  • Piquet
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    Originally posted by Stanley View Post


    Trust you did not invest.
    Your trust is well founded.

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  • Piquet
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    The market for the colour Her Majesty (God bless her) will wear tomorrow.

    Blue - 3/1
    Yellow - 7/2
    Green - 4/1
    Pink - 9/2
    Purple - 6/1
    Red - 8/1
    Orange - 10/1
    Cream/White - 10/1
    Silver - 12/1
    Gold - 14/1
    Brown - 20/1
    Black - 50/1
    Union Jack - 500/1

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  • Stanley
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    Originally posted by Piquet View Post
    I've seen it all now.

    I'm in Boyle Sports in Douglas and the 1:40 from Steepledowns gas just finished.

    This is "virtual racing" and as the runners completed the first furlong, the race reader told us that some of the horses had gone over to the far side because the jockeys weren't sure where the better going is.

    In a virtual race.....

    Trust you did not invest.

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  • Piquet
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    I've seen it all now.

    I'm in Boyle Sports in Douglas and the 1:40 from Steepledowns gas just finished.

    This is "virtual racing" and as the runners completed the first furlong, the race reader told us that some of the horses had gone over to the far side because the jockeys weren't sure where the better going is.

    In a virtual race.....

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  • tippete7trees
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    Originally posted by Piquet View Post
    A mighty race in the Derby, yesterday.

    Aidan O'Brien saddled seven of the thirteen runners and had five of the first six. The odd one out was Madhmoon, trained by Kevin Prendergast.

    Anthony Van Dyke won by a half a length from Madhmoon who was a nose ahead of Japan. Broome was fourth, a short head back with Sir Dragonet, the Favourite another short head back in fifth.
    AO'B has 7 Epsom Derby winners and he is only 49. He could be training for another 30 years. Unique, a genius, a legend.

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  • Piquet
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    A mighty race in the Derby, yesterday.

    Aidan O'Brien saddled seven of the thirteen runners and had five of the first six. The odd one out was Madhmoon, trained by Kevin Prendergast.

    Anthony Van Dyke won by a half a length from Madhmoon who was a nose ahead of Japan. Broome was fourth, a short head back with Sir Dragonet, the Favourite another short head back in fifth.

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  • Stanley
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    https://www.theguardian.com/sport/bl...ion-to-sell-up

    For this horse, winning the Gold Cup is a necessity for the owner to even have a chance of getting his money back.

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  • Stanley
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    https://www.racingpost.com/news/raci...ly-earn/381621

    Good article on trainer costs, JP and MOL face huge monthly bills and absolutely income does not and never will come near to costs.

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  • Mike Gibson
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    Great stats page on attheraces.com where you can see a breakdown of the prize money that Gigginstown have won over the years.

    €17.5m + just under £4m in the UK.

    https://www.attheraces.com/form/owne...e-Stud/1003619

    Can even break it down by individual horse. O'Leary must love Tiger Roll.

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  • Stanley
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    Originally posted by Mike Gibson View Post
    In response to Stanley's post Gigginstown do sell on quite a few of their older horses. I'm sure most go for a pittance but some get decent sums. They recently sold Don Poli for £170k and Outlander for £165k at the Aintree sales. Road to Riches was sold last year for £35k, Thunder and Roses for £21k.

    I'm sure that's just a drop in the ocean of the losses they've made over the years but they do earn more than just prize-money.

    If one made a comparison with what they buy a lot of winning point to pointers for 200k +, more than 70% of these will not earn enough prize money to pay for their keep not to mind vets/entry/transport/jockey fees to come on top, any monies recouped on sales of older horses are fingers in the dam.

    At a guess these NH horses are not insured so there are big losses on fatalities.

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