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- 14 ITN recognition for Many Clouds
- 15 ITN recognition for Tokitenkū Yoshiaki
- 16 Big D, small d?
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- 20 Meon Valley Stud
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Interesting that you touched on the riding arrangements for the 73 B&H. According to a biog of Barry Hills I read a while back, Charles St George was instrumental in this, travelling to York on the day with the Rheingold syndicate and persuading them to put his mate Piggott up (I can't clearly remember who was down to ride him but possibly Yves Saint-Martin). Hills only found out when the owners arrived at the course and had to deal with the situation, which clearly caused plenty of knock-on ructions on the day. --Bcp67 (talk) 06:31, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
- According to Racehorses of 1973 the plan was that Piggott would ride Roberto, Saint-Martin would ride Rheingold and Lewis would ride Moulton. There was an understanding that Lewis would step down and Piggott would take over on Moulton if Roberto didn't run. When Roberto was scratched Rheingold's owners took a vote and decided to approach Piggott, who took up the offer and thereby "jocked off" Saint-Martin. The owners decision was prompted by the fact that YSM would probably be required to ride Allez France in the Arc and they wanted Rheingold to have the same jockey in both races. YSM complained and the stewards issued a statement saying that they "deplored" the late change in riding arrangements. The details probably belong in the Rheingold article, but I will alter the wording on Moulton as the current version is a bit harsh on LP. Tigerboy1966 06:49, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
Hi, just catching up with the York results after a few days away. The Mecca's Angel article needs a slight re-write I think - back-to-back Nunthorpes were last achieved in 2008-09 by Borderlescott - you can phrase it a lot better than I would! --Bcp67 (talk) 20:24, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
- Aaargh missed it! and I wrote Borderlescott! Tigerboy1966 20:26, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
- done. Thanks for pointing this out. My (retrospective) excuse is that Borderlescott won his first Nunthorpe at Newmarket. I think the article now makes it clear. Tigerboy1966 20:34, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Daieishō Hayato has been nominated for Did You Know
DYK for Daieishō Hayato
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This sandboxed article might be up your alley, a Sunday Silence offspring in Japan, editor wants help with sources (see also the editor's post to this page). User:Horsegeek/Suzuka Mambo. Montanabw(talk) 03:12, 8 November 2016 (UTC)
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ITN recognition for Many Clouds
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Big D, small d?
- I knew this would come up. I will always go for the little "d" on principle: as in Sire de Grugy, Cirrus des Aigles. I'm still working on the Altior article atm so I wont be getting started on the Buveur article for a while. Tigerboy1966 16:16, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
- btw I think the first 3 in the Mare's Hurdle might have finished 1-2-3 in the Champion! Tigerboy1966 16:18, 14 March 2017 (UTC)
- Most definitely. If the Byerley Turk line survives it will probably be thanks to Indian Ridge. I have a 3 or 4 more Irish guineas winners to get through and then I'll do it. Tigerboy1966 06:36, 18 April 2017 (UTC)
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Meon Valley Stud
Interesting article - I never knew the connection with Helena Springfield Ltd despite being familiar with their black & white colours. Saw Milligram win the QE II all those years ago. Is it worth putting in a redirect from Helena to Meon Valley? --Bcp67 (talk) 20:35, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
- I think a redirect might be in order as they are effectively the same thing as far as racing goes. By the way, he owner of Meon Valley, Mark Weinfeld is a genuinely nice bloke and the only owner or trainer to give a proper reply to one of my emails asking for info on former racehorses. Tigerboy1966 20:47, 24 May 2017 (UTC)
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Hi there! Can I ask you to take a peep at Peeping Fawn, which I destubbed in honour of September's victory at Royal Ascot. Not sure my mix of American and British racing terminology reads properly though. I'm thinking I must do an article for Best In Show - an incredible broodmare. Jlvsclrk (talk) 01:29, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
- No problem. I will take a look at Peeping Fawn: that name was a bit ironic btw as she was a great bull of a horse. Tigerboy1966 05:39, 26 June 2017 (UTC)
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I apologize for erroneously changing the spelling. When I tried to investigate the horse to find out if that was it's name I found it spelled both ways (Caribbean and Carribean) and went with the proper spelling.
- sometimes racehorse owners aren't great at spelling: see also American Pharoah. Tigerboy1966 05:23, 19 July 2017 (UTC)
I've just done a brief article on Robert Ridsdale and the subject of Bloomsbury had to be covered and it was confusing. I noticed that you edit the Bloomsbury (horse) article which is great and you may have this info already: Arcot Lass was owned by Mr Cattle who sent her every year to Ridsdale at Murton Stud. Their arrangement was that Ridsdale would have first refusal on any progeny and he would not charge Mr Cattle for the stud fee. Tramp was Ridsdales stallion from 1830 till 1835 when is started to fail and became dangerous. Tramp as you know had sired St. Giles with Arcot Lass and the arrangement between Cattle and Ridsdale I understand had produce two further foals in SCROGGINS (1833) and VACUNA (1834). With the failure of Tramp, Ridsdale obtained Mulatto from Earl Fitzwilliam, perhaps on a years agreement, not sure on this. Mulatto covered Arcot lass and a foal was dropped 4 Feb 1836. In August Lord Chesterfield purchased both Arcot Lass and the foal. Because Arcot Lass, and presumably the foal were considered to be the property of Cattle and not Ridsdale, they could not be impounded by the assignee appointed to sort out Ridsdale's bankruptcy. Times Article on the court case Sidpickle (talk) 17:10, 21 July 2017 (UTC)
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