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« Reply #9585 on: April 27, 2018, 03:35:13 PM »
It's fair to say Germany was a seriously underappreciated national hunt sire when he was around.

Faugheen, Captain Cee Bee, Samcro, Conna Castle, Tiger Cry is a fine list of progeny for a sire who only covered a tiny book each year.

Stood for €3k in 2013 the year he died. I should have sent a few mares his way.  :-\
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« Reply #9586 on: April 27, 2018, 04:13:30 PM »
Saw a statistic that said of the near €2 million prize money on offer over first 3 days at Punchestown, Willie Mullins has won €1.25 million, with 12 winners, 12 different owners and 8 different jockeys

Amazing achievement 😎

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« Reply #9587 on: April 27, 2018, 07:52:55 PM »
It's fair to say Germany was a seriously underappreciated national hunt sire when he was around.

Faugheen, Captain Cee Bee, Samcro, Conna Castle, Tiger Cry is a fine list of progeny for a sire who only covered a tiny book each year.

Stood for €3k in 2013 the year he died. I should have sent a few mares his way.  :-\

He was virtually infertile hence the low numbers, its incredible what hevhas sired from generally moderate naremares

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« Reply #9588 on: April 27, 2018, 08:14:03 PM »
It's fair to say Germany was a seriously underappreciated national hunt sire when he was around.

Faugheen, Captain Cee Bee, Samcro, Conna Castle, Tiger Cry is a fine list of progeny for a sire who only covered a tiny book each year.

Stood for €3k in 2013 the year he died. I should have sent a few mares his way.  :-\

He was virtually infertile hence the low numbers, its incredible what hevhas sired from generally moderate naremares

I'd a few moderate ones I could have sent his way. Unfortunately I sent them to even more moderate stallions!
There's Seán Brady going in, what dya think Seán?

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« Reply #9589 on: April 27, 2018, 08:16:45 PM »
Nice ending for Katie Walsh. Great career.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4EuwkgDI50
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« Reply #9590 on: April 27, 2018, 09:34:42 PM »
It's fair to say Germany was a seriously underappreciated national hunt sire when he was around.

Faugheen, Captain Cee Bee, Samcro, Conna Castle, Tiger Cry is a fine list of progeny for a sire who only covered a tiny book each year.

Stood for €3k in 2013 the year he died. I should have sent a few mares his way.  :-\

He was virtually infertile hence the low numbers, its incredible what hevhas sired from generally moderate naremares

I'd a few moderate ones I could have sent his way. Unfortunately I sent them to even more moderate stallions!

Can relate to that............. back in my sheep farming days I can still hear my father preaching the ram is  half the flock

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« Reply #9591 on: April 27, 2018, 09:37:38 PM »
Nice ending for Katie Walsh. Great career.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X4EuwkgDI50

A  top class jockey and lucky enough t to  be able to get out on her own terms

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« Reply #9592 on: April 28, 2018, 04:09:59 PM »
Nina follows Katie out the door also with a winner, a pair of diamonds they were...



https://twitter.com/rteracing/status/990231596065161217?s=21

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« Reply #9593 on: April 28, 2018, 04:43:07 PM »
We still have Rachel Blackmore. Lots of the lads made a good bit on her winning on Callthebarman in Huntingdon on the Wednesday of Cheltenham.
Nina and Katie were fearless
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« Reply #9594 on: April 28, 2018, 07:39:49 PM »
Delighted for nina and katie. 2 absolute heroes. Great they ended careers on high note as it can be a cruel cruel game

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« Reply #9595 on: May 01, 2018, 05:45:20 PM »
Mendelssohn drawn in 14. Not ideal.
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« Reply #9596 on: May 06, 2018, 04:54:58 PM »
Mendelssohn made no show at all. Connections must be very disappointed.

Any thoughts on the Fourth in the Guineas First in the Derby saying?
Elarqam needs a bit more distance according to Mark Johnson. 25/1 for Epsom
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« Reply #9597 on: May 06, 2018, 07:06:01 PM »
Mendelssohn made no show at all. Connections must be very disappointed.

Any thoughts on the Fourth in the Guineas First in the Derby saying?
Elarqam needs a bit more distance according to Mark Johnson. 25/1 for Epsom

Going officially “muck and clabber”

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« Reply #9598 on: January 01, 2019, 02:27:33 PM »
Had forgotten about this - Apart from terrestrial coverage, From today Irish Racing only available on pay tv - Racing UK in the UK. Whats the story in ROI? Same?

Sad day, dubious benefits of immediate cash injection V longer term poorer exposure for the product.
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Re: The Horse racing thread
« Reply #9599 on: January 02, 2019, 10:11:50 PM »
Had forgotten about this - Apart from terrestrial coverage, From today Irish Racing only available on pay tv - Racing UK in the UK. Whats the story in ROI? Same?

Sad day, dubious benefits of immediate cash injection V longer term poorer exposure for the product.
Racing UK rebranded as Racing TV.

Before the Attheraces deal, there was no coverage of Irish racing, bar the very odd big meeting covered on terrestrial, which I presume will continue.

Most of the pubs down south that are racing pubs already have Racing TV and for online punters they can get races online if they placed a bet, so overall this may have very little impact