User talk:Peaky76

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Brocklesby Stakes[edit]

Hi Peaky. Thanks for starting this article. I have added a sentence and a reference on Donovan's win in 1888. I was also thinking of starting an article on Provideo (he was British Horse of the Year in 1984), which might help. Tigerboy1966  21:07, 28 March 2012 (UTC)

Welcome, thanks etc![edit]

Hi, I've only recently noticed you creating good horse racing articles although I see you've actually been around for a while. Great to have someone else around doing good quality horse racing stuff. I'm always willing to copy-edit articles, add in links, review stuff although I don't have much time these days for starting new articles, so if you need a hand or want to discuss anything on the subject please give me a shout via my talk page. Cheers! --Bcp67 (talk) 11:08, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Thanks. Yes, I've been around for a while, but I've recently found myself with some spare time so thought I'd try and put it to use. Horse racing is a professional and personal interest of mine, so it seemed a good place to start. It's a shame that wikipedia doesn't have the depth of articles on horse racing that it does on equivalent sports. I'm always quite surprised by some of the omissions. I will definitely give you a shout for advice. I'm still finding my way round a lot of wikipedia Peaky76 (talk) 12:12, 12 April 2013 (UTC)

Ballabriggs, Imperial Commander[edit]

Good work on both articles. They certainly aren't stubs anymore. equineline is a good, reliable source for pedigrees. Tigerboy1966  22:43, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

Source[edit]

This [1] is a good source of news stories on British Racing, especially in the late 19th and early 20th century. The NZ papers tended to reprint stories from the British ones, but as the British ones aren't generally available free on-line, this works very well. Tigerboy1966  19:47, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

That's excellent thanks very much. I will take a look. I likewise found some info on Loates in the New York Times that I couldn't find reported here. Peaky76 (talk) 22:06, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

DYK for John Oaksey[edit]

Casliber (talk · contribs) 08:02, 27 April 2013 (UTC)

Freddie Fox[edit]

I have added a bit more info and references to the Freddie Fox (jockey) article, I dont have any interest in horse racing but just like to improve articles when I see I can improve them. Fox is birth place is from the 1911 Census which agrees with the General Register Office Birth Index which gives the registration district that includes Berrington. Keep up the good work. MilborneOne (talk) 11:50, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Annoying request[edit]

Those redlinked jockeys keep turning blue. Frank Wootton was years overdue for an article and a true "forgotten great": I honestly thought that he was born in South Africa till I read your article. Anyway, one of the things that happen when you get established as an authority on a subject is that people pester you with annoying requests for new articles, so here goes: Joe Childs please. Tigerboy1966  20:52, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

Not annoying at all! I'll get on to it pronto. Actually knew very little about any of these guys before I started looking into it. They were just names on a list to me. But it's amazing what you can find out once you have a rummage around. Found loads of old racing books that had just been gathering dust in the cellar. And those Australian and NZ news sites are a goldmine. Peaky76 (talk) 11:34, 30 April 2013 (UTC)
And I thought I was the only person on WP to have a copy of Mortimer's "Biographical Encyclopedia..."!  Tigerboy1966  22:00, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

Lath[edit]

Hi, like Tigerboy I noticed you have been making good progress through the jockeys. I removed the odds column on the summary of Lath's known races, seeing as we don't know the odds for any of his races. Also, only a minor point, and I'm not sure which is more reliable, but Pick and Johnson's Turf Register (1801) says his match against Squirt was worth 300 gs and the race at Malborough £50 rather than 50 gs. ps good work on the 1780 Derby, Edwarddutton (talk) 21:39, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Edward. Yes, that's a good point on the odds column - makes sense to remove it. As for your other point, I keep finding these conflicts between sources! One of the hazards of dealing with something so far back I guess. Your source is earlier though, so I'd be happy to go with that. Peaky76 (talk) 22:54, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Joe Childs[edit]

What a great article - you get a real sense of his career and personality - found it fascinating. I see you've got the Howard Wright "Encyclopedia of Flat Racing", still a much-thumbed book on my shelves over 25 years after it was published! --Bcp67 (talk) 19:21, 9 May 2013 (UTC)

DYK for Joe Childs[edit]

The DYK project (nominate) 01:06, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Books about racecourses[edit]

A couple of books worth getting hold of are a pair I have written by John Tyrrell in the late 80s or early 90s - Racecourses On The Flat, and Chasing Around Britain. Good on the history of racecourses in Britain. --Bcp67 (talk) 18:49, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Thanks Bcp, I will take a look Peaky76 (talk) 12:42, 23 May 2013 (UTC)

Horse racing in Scotland[edit]

Thanks for adding images to this article!--MacRùsgail (talk) 15:36, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

No problem! Peaky76 (talk) 15:40, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

DYK for Birch Lane[edit]

Cas Liber (talk · contribs) 00:03, 11 June 2014 (UTC)

British Newspaper Archive (BNA)[edit]

Peaky76, I am able to approve your access to BNA. Please either e-mail me or enable your e-mail so I can pass you details on what happens next. Chris Troutman (talk) 00:52, 10 December 2014 (UTC)

BNA access issue[edit]

Peaky76, I contacted you almost a month ago approving your access to BNA. I have to be able to e-mail you further instructions and you'll have to complete some registration tasks. If this isn't completed by January 15, I'll archive your application with no further action. Chris Troutman (talk) 00:11, 6 January 2015 (UTC)

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The Swinburns[edit]

Thank you for your message, very kind of you. The two Swinburns are easily confused for having the same first name. Wally was based in Ireland and Walter in England, but their careers did overlap slightly and both won Classics in 1981, Wally at the end of his career and Walter at the start of his! All the best and hope to see you doing plenty of editing in 2015. --Bcp67 (talk) 21:07, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

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Scottish Fairground Culture Editathon, May 2015[edit]

Hey there! As a Wikipedian in Scotland I thought you might be interested in the Scottish Fairground Culture editathon taking place on 7 May at the Riverside Museum - drop me a line if you'd like to know more, or if you'd be interested in taking part remotely! Lirazelf (talk) 12:12, 8 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi! Could you let me have a little more information. The link has no content on it. Peaky76 (talk) 13:23, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
Oh dear, linkfail! Here's the correct one... Scottish Fairground Culture Editathon Lirazelf (talk) 09:55, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Nomination for deletion of Template:Cite isbn/978085112989[edit]

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Gordon Brown[edit]

I notice that in the List of Prime Ministers of the United Kingdom you deleted my reference to Neville Chamberlain as last British PM to hold the office without involvement of a General Election, explaining it was no longer the case as Gordon Brown had superseded. Gordon Brown, although he took office mid-term to succeed Blair, did contest (and lose) the 2010 General Election so it cannot be said his term was untested.Cloptonson (talk) 21:58, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

Sorry. My misunderstanding. Peaky76 (talk) 13:59, 16 June 2015 (UTC)