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    Quote Originally Posted by edgt View Post
    Question; name the last horse to win at Listowel Festival after winning a Cheltenham Gold Cup ?
    The answer is Bregawn; he won Goodwill Flat Race in 2005 after joining Paddy Mullins having nearly pulled himself up in Kerry National a few days earlier.
    Paddy also ran Proud Charlie in Goodwill race.
    The story goes that a group of guys were in the company of a bookmaker the night before the race; one guy had a tip that PM would win the last race the following day, found a newspaper, scanned the field and set eyes upon Bregawn before the other horse.
    The bookie offered him 80/1 which he, along with his pal duly took.
    Only in KERRY.

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    I can often be found in tatters, stumbling along that side of the track on the way back to the Plough after racing.
    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

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    i thought the first photo was of Grassy recycling all that Guinness.
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    A man is in a bar with his wife, and nips off to the bathroom.

    He returns a few minutes later, to find his wife in a right state.

    He asks her what's wrong, and she says "That man over there.........as soon as you left, he came up to me, said he'd like to turn me upside-down, fill my fanny full of Guinness, and drink it from my furry cup!".

    At this, the husband merely says "I see".

    "Well!" says the wife......"aren't you going to say something to him!??".

    The husband says "No way. I'm not looking to get into a fight with someone who can drink that much Guinness".


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    "Beat the price and lose. It's what we do".

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    Golfing arse holes
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Quote Originally Posted by granger View Post
    Golfing arse holes
    Aye; about 200 years before Cheltenham thought of it.

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    48 hour decs and no horse can be declared more than once

    http://www.britishhorseracing.com/pr...-declarations/
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Duplicate - Grangers quicker than me...
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    Good news, especially the 2 reserves for handicaps until 13.00 on the day before

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    Quote Originally Posted by Perpetual View Post
    Duplicate - Grangers quicker than me...
    Hurricane fly like typing skills me
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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    Best racing news for a long time.

    Hope it's just the start of something more widespread.
    Two's company, three's allowed.

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    This means Friday for the opening day races doesn't it ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wilsonl View Post
    This means Friday for the opening day races doesn't it ?
    Sunday final decs for Tuesday, I presume, same as Royal Ascot.
    Two's company, three's allowed.

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    I agree. This is very good news. All parties should be commended.

    Hopefully at some point in the future this will be rolled out for all races at all meetings.

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    Cue Card to get his swansong at the Ryanair
    Some people say heís the best since Arkle and thatís certainly true when you look at what heís done

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