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1 hour ago, Stoney100 said:

profits profit! well done mate 👍

I’m genuinely up 40 pence 

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2 minutes ago, THE STIFFMEISTER said:

I’m genuinely up 40 pence 

Lol well it’s still profit so happy days! 

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Great performance by Tiger Roll, but I'm the same as Max couldn't back him at the price with 40 runners even tho he won that cross country race at the Cheltenham festival that easy looked like he could go around again. 

One question for any horsey folk on here tho.... After the finishing line today there was several folk pouring buckets of water over Tiger to obviously cool him down after his excretions... I get that, but why doesn't the jockey get off him earlier to relieve him of 11 stone rather than waiting until he gets into the winners enclosure??? 

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I'd say was that price because he was pretty much guaranteed to win it really and if the bookies could of have put him at evens they would of but it's the national so they have to take a higher risk on it so that people will put a bet on it, for a horse of his quality and being a previous winner to be anything above evens is good value, as proved in the end.

On the water, the 2015 grand national winner "many clouds" died after a race at cheltenham and alot of people believe it was because he was overheating after hard runs so now they throw water on them to help them cool down quicker, and while i agree the jockey should get off, it is more of a precaution than anything so if the horse is all right they can stay on it and milk the crowd from up high lol

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10 hours ago, Our team said:

Let's HOpe it's not a new shergar   up and coming and get stollen  from us by arabs... 

It was not the Arabs that took shergar

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Is it my imagination or are the fences smaller these days ?....and if they are why,animal rights mobs i suppose.....i just dont remember so many horses still in the race in the later stages.

Ive not had a winner in 30 odd years.......my little 4 year old grandson pipes up with " i want the Tiger one "....gets a win with his first ever bet !!

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Worth more in stud than alive ?

Hed have to be alive to be able to Sire foals 👍

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2 minutes ago, Our team said:

Exactly  that's we he went to dubi.... 

The horse was stole and shot mate after he hurt himself in the box and his captors panicked.

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5 hours ago, gnasher16 said:

Is it my imagination or are the fences smaller these days ?....and if they are why,animal rights mobs i suppose.....i just dont remember so many horses still in the race in the later stages.

Ive not had a winner in 30 odd years.......my little 4 year old grandson pipes up with " i want the Tiger one "....gets a win with his first ever bet !!

I think they have shortened a few but they are still some jumps! The chair is the tallest I think at 5ft something. Definitely on the animal rights list to get this and all jump racing gone completely.

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If your interested in horse racing, there is currently a wonder mare running in Australia called winx, she is on 31 wins on the trot and running again on saturday. Im sure a lot of you have heard of the greyhound called swift fantasy in oz that would be a good few lengths behind the pack going into the last bend yet some how always be first over the line in dramatic fashion and winx runs in the same way. At odds of 1/12 on though unless you have money to burn it's not worth a bet even though it's the biggest dead cert horse in a long time but it's to much risk for me lol 

 

Should be a good race tho as she is being retired soon, imagine owning a horse like that and now having all the billionaire owners around the world bidding millions to use their best studs on her for the foals!

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1 hour ago, maxhardcore said:

The horse was stole and shot mate after he hurt himself in the box and his captors panicked.

That's probably the best version of events. Stolen by IRA for ransom and inexperienced handlers loaded and injured him. With a broken leg he was worth nothing so he was shot and buried.

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17 minutes ago, Our team said:

Like you say its only a version... 

True but I know a few boys from that area that had links with people working those yards and they had pretty strong Provo connections but like you say it's just a version because one thing them boys don't do is talk or brag about stuff if they do it. Loose lips sink ships and all that but sad to see the horse lost. After only producing 30 something foals and 15 winners it's hard to judge if he was going to become a top stallion  without having much of a gauge to go off but I reckon he would of been a good one. It's hard to beat saddlers wells as a producer if indeed he wasn't an outstanding racer but still won some nice silverware. That horse carried winning producing blood and was in a league of his own if you had the €140,000 privilege for your mate. You could buy a bungalow for that at the time. I think he's dead now but I'm not sure. I must check the googleizer.👍

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7 minutes ago, jiggy said:

True but I know a few boys from that area that had links with people working those yards and they had pretty strong Provo connections but like you say it's just a version because one thing them boys don't do is talk or brag about stuff if they do it. Loose lips sink ships and all that but sad to see the horse lost. After only producing 30 something foals and 15 winners it's hard to judge if he was going to become a top stallion  without having much of a gauge to go off but I reckon he would of been a good one. It's hard to beat saddlers wells as a producer if indeed he wasn't an outstanding racer but still won some nice silverware. That horse carried winning producing blood and was in a league of his own if you had the €140,000 privilege for your mate. You could buy a bungalow for that at the time. I think he's dead now but I'm not sure. I must check the googleizer.👍

Mad the money involved in studs, the likes of Frankel and dubawi will make you £30 million a year and you can just let it run round a field and feed it hay every day to keep it happy

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