Glorious Goodwood?

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ticktock
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Just for this year, would you miss the revival meeting to see Frankel v. Canford Cliffs next week?

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Sorry but I thought the revival is in September, 2011-09-18,or maybe you are asking a hyperthetical question.

I was in hospital when the hillclimb etc was on for real and later sat up till 3'am to watch that Festival of speed on ITV3ps who or what is Frankel v.Canford Cliffs?

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sorry if I lost you GBt, let me try to explain:

There is a horse called 'Frankel' named after a legendary American trainer. This beast remains unbeaten including winning some Grade 1 (important) races, and the 2000 guineas (very important!). Some suggest he might be a bit of a wonder horse! He's putting his reputation on the line next week at Goodwood in a much hyped race against another really good horse called Canford Cliffs. The clash has got me a bit excited and I thought if I had the hypothetical choice of Glorious Goodwood next week or Goodwood revival in September and could only do one, I would (just for this year) prefer next week.

It's on the TV next wednesday, let me know if you decide to watch it :-)

2000guineas- April '11 (good viewing):   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghUY0k4YX1k

 

 

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Well I used to like going to the Dogs, mainly at Walthamstow Stadium, or (Stadium Harley)and when we were kids my sisters and me got dragged off to the Easter Point to points at Fakenham.

Apart from that and seeing the horses on the gallop at Newmarket, when we went past en route home to Norfolk, or Snetterton after moving back down here, and usually watching the National, that is about my limit with horse racing, however thanks to your good offices in explaining, and something stirring in the few operable grey cells, will watch that race. Oh yes and I had a lady friend in Esher once which is near a horesy track?

I was in hospital overnight last week and got transport home and as we were about to pass Lancaster Motors, in Colchester,and the attendant, asked if we had a big win on the lotto, which car would it be-he nominated a Porsche GT3. I had a nice Maseratti GT lined up, in Gunmetal with black wheels-and hopefully red leather interior.

Then a regular elderly daily outpatient to a clinic apparantly, was asked what tips he had for Newmarket that weekend, and I think one or both those names were mentioned(despite that I had my money on them being boxers)anyways, any tips that might help fill the cookie jar, vis a vis my Masser fund with a few Trifectas?

Oh yep,  and track down that errant TVR Trident ragtop for the wind in the hairless, experience, once and for all-I tried a Clipper down in Chepstow too. The dealer therein was asking 6500 pounds in 1991, advertised as a big block, it was a small block mustang as per,I couldnt sanction a loan and to be honest very kitty car, if b...... fast, but I bought a TBird for £3grand half what they were going for then-the Clipper was reputedly sold for £1800 at auction, to John brown Ltd, a year ot two on and I spent another 3 grand on my TBird, over a ten year period and wont say what I got in return,,,so either way an each way bet didnt garner any dividends.

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blimey Gbt, after an unpromising start seems like you've seen your share of 4 legged racing over the years. Funny that you mention Walthamstow and Sandown (Esher), as I used to be a regular at the stow during the 90's and Sandown was 'home' track for the gigi's! Maybe we can come back after Wednesday and see how this plays out- that's assuming they both of them make it to the track! good luck,

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ticktock wrote:

blimey Gbt, after an unpromising start seems like you've seen your share of 4 legged racing over the years. Funny that you mention Walthamstow and Sandown (Esher), as I used to be a regular at the stow during the 90's and Sandown was 'home' track for the gigi's! Maybe we can come back after Wednesday and see how this plays out- that's assuming they both of them make it to the track! good luck,

When I've occasionally backed gee-gees they've always run like seaside donkies. Mrs p once said: "Study the form..." In a quick retort said, "You can't censure me for picking a duff horse. How many horses do you see reading the back pages?"

BTW, I live scarily close to Sandown. Visited many times on promos (non horse related).

ticktock
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small world pp, played cricket for years at West End Lane, round the back of Sandown! Usually followed by a trip to the 'Star' at Hersham!

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ticktock,

the winner looked very good on Wednesday

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I was sitting listening to Ray Davies earlier and the Choral Society choir and whist they were singing Shangri-la, or was it Thank you for the days,I suddenly recalled in the one functional grey cell, I was sposed to watch that race, however as I sailed a few days ago, the first time in a small boat since easter, I decided it was a bit gusty and not really being fully fit yet, opted to be in the starting box instead, so after working the handycaps and posting results in the dry lounge, it would have been too late anyway!

darnit-are there any nags running anywhere named shangri-la

Where did the two named horses come? 

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GBt wrote:

Where did the two named horses come? 

Labelled as 'the duel on the downs', they came 1st and 2nd Gbt, but Frankel was simply breathtaking.