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    Classiest piece of after-timing I've seen in a while, Drone.
    Good to see you on TH, do hope you stick around.

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    Marb will be trying to create his own piece of history tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by reet hard View Post
    Classiest piece of after-timing I've seen in a while, Drone.
    Good wasn't it? Thanks for indulging me, good burghers of TH

    Ever since this jolly thread was started I've been wanting and impatiently waiting to get that off my chest

    The dopamine surges this morning just as it did nine years ago
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    Top man, Drone.......stick around.
    Spouting shite on here since 2006.

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    On this day 1989, Peter Scudamore became the third National Hunt jockey, after Stan Mellor and John Francome, to ride 1,000 winners.

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    Nice post Drone.

    Appropriately enough " I Gotta Horse!" Raz Prince Monolulu died on this day in 1965.
    His headdress is often seen in old racing footage. A feature of big race meetings the Listowel Race Committee brought him over for the Harvest Festival in 1957 and 58 where he fitted in well with The Wren Boys! As we say "aithnionn ciarog ciarog eile ".
    Does anyone here remember seeing him at ate races ?

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    Feb 15

    On this day in 1992, future Champion Hurdle hero Royal Gait ran out an impressive winner at Nottingham on only his third start over jumps.

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    On this day in 1992, Carvill's Hill justified odds-on favouritism to run away with the Hennessy Cognac Gold Cup at Leopardstown.

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    On this day in 1990, British raider Nick The Brief beat odds-on favourite Carvill's Hill in the Vincent O'Brien Gold Cup at Leopardstown.

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    It's no wonder Carvill's was beaten on Feb 17 after running away with the same race just the day before.

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    Read both postings again, two years apart

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    17/02/1968
    Tom Dreaper trains seventh successive Leopardstown Chase winner with Fort Leney.
    Across the water Persian War wins Schweppes with 11_13 before Champion Hurdle glory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Geezer View Post
    Read both postings again, two years apart
    I was just being silly, DG

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    On this day in 1995, Willsford, ridden by Peter Niven and trained by Jenny Pitman, landed the Tote Eider Chase at Newcastle.

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    On this day in 1967 Hill House won the Schweppes and Schhhh you know what happened!
    Disqualification loomed until a 171 day inquiry found the horse produced high cortisone levels.Ryan Price reckoned his legal fees were 10K.
    The horse never won again!

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    Feb 19

    On this day in 1983, Gaye Brief gave away lumps of weight at Nottingham in warming up for what would be Champion Hurdle glory at Cheltenham.

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    On this day in 1999, King George VI Chase winner Teeton Mill followed up in the Ascot Chase as he beat Senor El Betrutti by four lengths.

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    History Of Irish Racing

    Not sure this date has any relevance but a good read.

    http://www.goracing.ie/HRI/Whats-On/...-Irish-Racing/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Diamond Geezer View Post
    Feb 19

    On this day in 1983, Gaye Brief gave away lumps of weight at Nottingham in warming up for what would be Champion Hurdle glory at Cheltenham.
    The City Trial Hurdle was a limited handicap won a few years later by Royal Gait who also went on to win at Cheltenham.Is it me or has the number of meaningful Champion Hurdle trials decreased over the years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgt View Post
    Nice post Drone.

    Appropriately enough " I Gotta Horse!" Raz Prince Monolulu died on this day in 1965.
    His headdress is often seen in old racing footage. A feature of big race meetings the Listowel Race Committee brought him over for the Harvest Festival in 1957 and 58 where he fitted in well with The Wren Boys! As we say "aithnionn ciarog ciarog eile ".
    Does anyone here remember seeing him at ate races ?
    I remember seeing Price Monolulu at Hurst park for Christsake, not that I am a flat man. How old am I? . Also remember all the Ryan Price and Josh Gifford touches in the Schweppes, brilliant days. Incidentally does anyone else agree the effervescence has gone out of Schweppes tonic? Why is this

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