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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveHFC View Post
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    Had a fiver on Blackmore.
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    Iconic moment for sport. Well done Rachel Blackmore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiber-nation View Post
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    Iconic moment for sport. Well done Rachel Blackmore.


    Tremendous moment.

    What a run from Balko Des Flos at 100/1 for a second, too.
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    I saw a badly injured horse at the back on the 2nd circuit.
    Just read on Twitter that The Long Mile broke a hind leg.

    Confirmed now on ITV. Bryony Frost taken to hospital as well.

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    Fantastic story. Well done Rachel. The horse was always thereabouts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    Just read on Twitter that The Long Mile broke a hind leg.

    Confirmed now on ITV. Bryony Frost taken to hospital as well.
    I assume he's been put down?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    Just read on Twitter that The Long Mile broke a hind leg.

    Confirmed now on ITV. Bryony Frost taken to hospital as well.
    Yeah looked bad, just caught a glimpse. What a shame.

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    I've just watched a few grand Nationals from the 1970s and the 1980s on You Tube. The fences really were extreme; on firm ground there was enormous danger. In addition, the qualifying criteria was lower, hence you had 500/1 no hopers being put at terrible risk. It had to change for welfare reasons.
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    On to the Scottish National next Saturday. What do we all fancy?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibernia&Alba View Post
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    On to the Scottish National next Saturday. What do we all fancy?
    Doubtful that it will go ahead now I would imagine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HUTCHYHIBBY View Post
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    Doubtful that it will go ahead now I would imagine.
    Itís been moved to the Sunday

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    Quote Originally Posted by Billy Whizz View Post
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    Itís been moved to the Sunday
    It's what he would have wanted
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibernia&Alba View Post
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    On to the Scottish National next Saturday. What do we all fancy?
    Soldier of Love looks interesting off 11st 1lb if there is no mention of soft in the going.
    Last edited by HUTCHYHIBBY; 16-04-2021 at 08:37 PM.

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    Have to say I'm not a fan of these other "Grand Nationals" which are just 4 mile races on the same tracks over the same fences as usual. Interesting if you get a big field but that's about it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiber-nation View Post
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    Have to say I'm not a fan of these other "Grand Nationals" which are just 4 mile races on the same tracks over the same fences as usual. Interesting if you get a big field but that's about it.
    You're not wrong.

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    Great stuff

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    Have to say I'm not a fan of these other "Grand Nationals" which are just 4 mile races on the same tracks over the same fences as usual. Interesting if you get a big field but that's about it.
    I don't mind the Irish, Welsh and Scottish Nationals which have a heritage similar to the English race.

    Some of them are just ridiculous though. Musselburgh have hosted the 'Edinburgh National' the last few years and it's an awful spectacle. Tired horses trudging through heavy ground in early February round the same circuit nearly 4 times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibernia&Alba View Post
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    Great stuff

    That was unreal. It's the first time that John Bridger has won with a first time out 2 year old in his career and he's nearly 80!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pretty Boy View Post
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    I don't mind the Irish, Welsh and Scottish Nationals which have a heritage similar to the English race.

    Some of them are just ridiculous though. Musselburgh have hosted the 'Edinburgh National' the last few years and it's an awful spectacle. Tired horses trudging through heavy ground in early February round the same circuit nearly 4 times.
    Aye that was absolutely brutal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hiber-nation View Post
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    That was unreal. It's the first time that John Bridger has won with a first time out 2 year old in his career and he's nearly 80!
    Aye, and no doubt that was a factor in the massive price. It's a great story.
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    After me rubbishing the Edinburgh National a few days ago the winner just won the Scottish National very comfortably. He was also 2nd in the Midlands National, only caught in the last 100 yards. He may well have a high enough mark to get a run at Aintree next year now.

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    After me rubbishing the Edinburgh National a few days ago the winner just won the Scottish National very comfortably. He was also 2nd in the Midlands National, only caught in the last 100 yards. He may well have a high enough mark to get a run at Aintree next year now.
    You think he won comfortably? He won by 3/4 of length from the long time leader (and favourite).

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    Quote Originally Posted by HUTCHYHIBBY View Post
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    Soldier of Love looks interesting off 11st 1lb if there is no mention of soft in the going.
    Oh well, Alcohol Free (which doesnae happen very often) covered my bets for the day.

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    You think he won comfortably? He won by 3/4 of length from the long time leader (and favourite).
    I thought it was comfortable enough. From the 2nd last I was relatively sure he was winning. He picked up well after hitting a flat spot coming out of the back straight and needing a few reminders. The leader was paddling and was very tired in his jumping at the last couple of fences albeit he rallied well after he has headed.

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    I didn't bother with the Scottish National in the end. Can't wait for Punchestown, though
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    I thought it was comfortable enough. From the 2nd last I was relatively sure he was winning. He picked up well after hitting a flat spot coming out of the back straight and needing a few reminders. The leader was paddling and was very tired in his jumping at the last couple of fences albeit he rallied well after he has headed.
    All about opinions I suppose. Dingo Dollar had fought off allcomers on different fronts but didn't have enough left to compensate for 2 slow jumps. Didn't look like the winner was anything special, he just plodded on, but obviously I could be proved wrong in the future, it's just my opinion. Good on you if you backed it though.

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    A terrible tragedy. I know I've heard her name before:

    https://www.skysports.com/racing/new...ier-this-month
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hibernia&Alba View Post
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    A terrible tragedy. I know I've heard her name before:

    https://www.skysports.com/racing/new...ier-this-month
    Awful. I didn't see the race but the Sky racing team mentioned it the other day and it didn't sound good. Could happen to any jockey of course, this is the other end of the scale to Rachel Blackmore's achievements.

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    That's just awful news. It's a stark reminder of the risk jockeys takes every single time they saddle up and why the accusations of jumping off and deliberately falling are so ludicrous.

    I was at Cheltenham when JT McNamara broke his neck and it was just horrible to witness as it was so obvious something was seriously wrong.
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    i had two bets on horse racing 40 years ago, then i thought i would stick to footy/rugby, i then had one bet each grand national for the following 5 years and that was it, i don't even watch racing, too much of an animal lover since then but i found this quite interesting, it was set up after Cheltenham in 2007 to register all horse deaths whilst racing

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