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    On This Day In (Racing) History

    Thought we'd start one of these reminiscence threads and see who remembers what as they crop up. So first one is...........

    On this day in 1989, Desert Orchid gave 18lb and a beating to Mackeson Gold Cup winner Pegwell Bay in the Gainsborough Chase at Sandown.

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    1862 Ace Of Hearts and The Rug dead heated in a 4 mile chase at Carmarthen; they re ran the race, and the horses dead heated again!

    I was a student in 1989 and took overnight ferry and train Dublin Hollyhead London to gat to Sandown for that race and thought it all for nought when Dessie was a no show in parade ring: he had to be reshod. What a day it was.Thanks for reminding me DG

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    Feb 5 1993
    Jinxy Jack won Morebattle Hurdle at Kelso; seemingly the first recorded time a horse won the same Hurdle race 4 consecutive seasons. Gordon Richards trained him.

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    This day in 1986 saw an impressive victory by Bolands Cross in the Reynoldstown Novices' Chase at Ascot.

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    Certainly was edgt and with a bit more luck might have won it the year they named it after him as well (made 2 bad blunders) ........Manhattan Boy did win the same race at Plumpton 5 times but he missed out 1 year
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    Good thread.

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    That Gainsborough was marvellous - what a shame the race is a shadow of what it once was . Poor old Pegwell Bay fastest away from the last and then just mowed down close home.

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    Feb 6 2000
    Florida Pearl wins Hennessey Chase Leop with Paul Carberry up.
    Feb 6 2010
    Captain Cee Bee scoots in at Naas to get over his Christmas last fence fall at Leopardstown upsides Sizing Europe to have us dreaming dreams of Cheltenham Arkle chase.

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    On this day in 1993, Mole Board overcame a 668-day absence to win the Agfa Hurdle at Sandown.

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    On this day in 1976 Diana Thorne became the first woman to ride a winner (Ben Ruler at Stratford) over jumps in Britain.

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    I am informed by a fellow forumite that today is the fifth birthday of Frankel too.

    Many thanks.

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    The Beatles landed in the USA for the very first time at Kennedy Airport on this day 1964 which has got nothing to do with racing

    2 years later on this day Mark Johnson was born which has probably even less to do with racing going by his commentary skills
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Geezer View Post
    I am informed by a fellow forumite that today is the fifth birthday of Frankel too.

    Many thanks.
    You didn't read the pm properly - this great occasion happened on Feb 11th
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    On this day in 1987 Barrow Line wins Arkle Chase at Leopardstown, winning a 24 K bonus for winning Drinmore, Leop 26 Dec Graded novice ,Arkle treble.
    Deep Idol beat Barnbrook Again in Irish Champion Hurdle.

    2004 on this day Florida Pearl wins Hennessy Gold Cup for 4th time as a 12yo.
    Brave Inca's career as a promising handicapper comes to an end on winning Deloitte Novice hurdle Grade 1.!

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    Barrow Line looked some prospect.

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    On this day in 1997, Make A Stand blazed a trail under Chris Maude to run away with the Tote Gold Trophy at Newbury.

    And thirty years ago today Shergar disappeared.

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    What an eventful day, especially for a Friday

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    According to Press Association, On this day in 1540: The first recorded horse race meeting in Britain was held at the Roodeye Field, Chester.

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