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    Quote Originally Posted by Grey View Post
    Oops

    Ah well, it's worth repeating
    After timing at its worst.
    "And still they gazed and still the wonder grew. That one small head could carry all he knew."

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    Some recent scribblings on Mick O'Toole for De Paper in case you can't sleep.

    https://www.irishexaminer.com/breaki...ad-867346.html
    "And still they gazed and still the wonder grew. That one small head could carry all he knew."

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    Read it online last Saturday morning while I was having breakfast -a tremendously enjoyable read.

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    Thanks Colm. A fantastic read as always.

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    Enjoyable stuff cheers
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    Sam Morshead has passed away aged only 63. V sad to read. I met him on a few occasions and he came across as a really nice guy.
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    Margaret Findlay (mother of Harry Findlay), owner of Denman passed away yesterday.

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    Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha who owned Beat the Bank and yesterday’s dead-heater Morando under the King Power Racing banner sadly confirmed dead in Leicester helicopter accident with four others

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    Sad to hear of the death of Nick Embiricos who with his wife Valda and their trainer Josh Gifford loyally kept the faith with Bob Champion during his long illness before he famously won the Grand National for them on Aldaniti.

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    The ordering of the paragraphs in that blog are mind-boggingly insensitive.
    "And still they gazed and still the wonder grew. That one small head could carry all he knew."

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    Two of note this week.
    Noel Reid of RTE Racing; he was the Saturday Racing face of Sports Stadium having been roving reporter on Airs And Races RTE Radio with Val Joyce when I was a lad.

    Miles Napier, a bloodstock expert who wrote a few books on pedigree and had a weekly column in Irish Field among other publications

    Rest in Peace both

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    Great memories, some people will find it hard to imagine that outside of live RTE broadcasts Sports Stadium was the only way to catch up on races of note from the past week (they showed the last few jumps/furlongs) if you weren't there in person.

    I have reams of old cassettes with Noel and his choice blazers from years gone by stored away somewhere!

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    Peter Bailey, trainer of the 1970s.
    Canasta Lad his best horse , a top hurdler before Arkle Chase victory in 1974.
    Zeta's Son won a Hennessey and Prince Rock was a top staying chaser placed in Irish National behind Tied Cottage and in Welsh National also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by edgt View Post
    Two of note this week.
    Noel Reid of RTE Racing; he was the Saturday Racing face of Sports Stadium having been roving reporter on Airs And Races RTE Radio with Val Joyce when I was a lad.

    Miles Napier, a bloodstock expert who wrote a few books on pedigree and had a weekly column in Irish Field among other publications

    Rest in Peace both

    Airs & Races -that brings back some memories-I can remember about a dozen people from all levels of society gathered around a car radio listening to Cash Asmussen getting yet another odds on shot turned over at Phoenix Park.

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    Probably an apocryphal tale but Cash had been mugged a short head on yet another MVOB good thing and was leaving the unsaddling enclosure at The Park when a Dublin voice rang out.

    "Go way outta dat, Asmussen. Ye couldn't even ride Cathy Barry,"

    Cash turns around and responds "Give me her number and I'll give it a try."

    If only he'd been that smart in the saddle.

    (*If Cathy Barry is looking in I am assured that he didn't mean you. It was the other one.)
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    "And still they gazed and still the wonder grew. That one small head could carry all he knew."

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    Cash was king. The most stylish and sympathetic jockey you ever saw, who rode in Ireland for a great stable but at the wrong time, when it was going into decline. I thought he really brightened up the scene while he was around and and when he moved on to France he confirmed what a great jockey he was.

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    I was at The Park one wet Friday evening when Cash won the first four races, led all the way, came from way off the pace, hugged the near tail, came up mid track, super stuff.
    After win number four he says * You can wheel Cathy out now guys, guess I'm ready for her *

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    Really sad to see that Sue Bradburne has died aged 70.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jinnyj View Post
    Really sad to see that Sue Bradburne has died aged 70.
    Yes, so sad, she is local to me so was one of the first trainers I really followed when getting into racing as a teenager. Thoughts with all her family.

    It would be nice to see Lake View Lad do well next week as I think she was involved a bit with the training at Neil Alexander's before her illness.

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