• Hi Guest, The forum will be moving hosts on 26 July and as such will be closed from Midday until the move has completed.
    As we will be with new hosts it may take a while before DNS get updated so it could take while before you can get back on the forum.
    I think it will take at least 4 hours but could easily be 48!
    Ark Royal
  • There seems to be a problem with some alerts not being emailed to members. I have told the hosts and they are investigating.
  • Sorry for the ongoing issues that you may have been experiencing whilst using the forum lately

    It really is frustrating when the forum slows down or Server Error 500 pops up.

    Apparently the hosts acknowledge there is a problem.
    Thank you for using our services and sorry for the experienced delay!
    Unfortunately, these errors are due to a higher server load. Our senior department knows about the issue and they are working towards a permanent resolution of the issue, however, I'd advise you to consider using our new cPanel cloud solutions: https://www.tsohost.com/web-hosting


    I will have to investigate what the differences are with what We have know compared to the alternative service they want us to migrate to.
    Keep safe.
    AR

Whats your favourite race

daveat91

Yearling
I very much remember that race...I was in London when he won the Lingfield Derby trial...Even after that race I was able to get 16/1 for the Derby...I remember putting my money down in that bookies £10e/w The bookie was miles from where I lived as I was on a course for work...I remember thinking I hope he does not run a bad race before the Derby and get withdrawn...I went to Epsom that year armed with my binoculars up in the stands...my bins where on him for the whole race...I never knew who came 2nd until they announced it. I had to wait 3 weeks for my winnings till I went back to the course the following month.
 

mick

Sire
A difficult question but will stick with my first thought The Cambridgeshire. Far less so now but back in the day the autumn double used to be a real big deal with vibrant ante post markets and loads of advance press coverage highlighting the gambles and plots. Lots of memories good and less so over the years but one of the former came more recently when Spark Plug won the 2016 race.

I backed him a month earlier @ 33/1 ante post and then experienced the normal highs and lows would i get a run who would ride and would the draw impact. He declared to run at the 48hr Dec stage and was 12/1 in the new market with draw and rider deemed OK so you might think job done ............but not to be because an autumn heat wave was drying the ground.

On the morning of the race i was gob smacked to learn that the official going was now G-F (firm in places) and Newmarket had not watered because a heavy dew was Fc which had not occurred. ! Tbh i swore some and mentally wrote off my money accepting that the fast ground had sabotaged my bet but a few hours later Sparkie proved me wrong in the best possible way.

While writing the above i have been glancing at a picture of him on my study wall hosing up by > 2 lens to give me a very good earn indeed and this type is certainly helpful during the more frequent occasions when these things do not go to plan. !
 

kenny jones

Yearling
A difficult question but will stick with my first thought The Cambridgeshire. Far less so now but back in the day the autumn double used to be a real big deal with vibrant ante post markets and loads of advance press coverage highlighting the gambles and plots. Lots of memories good and less so over the years but one of the former came more recently when Spark Plug won the 2016 race.

I backed him a month earlier @ 33/1 ante post and then experienced the normal highs and lows would i get a run who would ride and would the draw impact. He declared to run at the 48hr Dec stage and was 12/1 in the new market with draw and rider deemed OK so you might think job done ............but not to be because an autumn heat wave was drying the ground.

On the morning of the race i was gob smacked to learn that the official going was now G-F (firm in places) and Newmarket had not watered because a heavy dew was Fc which had not occurred. ! Tbh i swore some and mentally wrote off my money accepting that the fast ground had sabotaged my bet but a few hours later Sparkie proved me wrong in the best possible way.

While writing the above i have been glancing at a picture of him on my study wall hosing up by > 2 lens to give me a very good earn indeed and this type is certainly helpful during the more frequent occasions when these things do not go to plan. !
I really like the perspective here,good planning and a cracking coup :)
Ken
 
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