Posts containing the tag AP McCoy

Worrying About Jonjo

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Jonjo O’Neill is one of the great men of National Hunt Racing and he enriches our sport. As both jockey and trainer he has reached almost every height the great sport has to offer. The dignified way he dealt with and then beat cancer was heart-warming, whilst his affinity with horses and thirst for success … Continue reading

Betting without risk – is it possible?

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The Racing Horse made it eight wins from just 11 selections for March 2014 and continued our fabulous work in February. Since then we have made 35 bets and found 24 winners and just 11 losers for a winning strike-rate of 69%. We made a profit of 12.87 points without risk for our valued … Continue reading

Bet365 Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury

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At Fishers Cross is on target for the Long Distance Hurdle at Newbury’s Hennessy meeting on Saturday 30th November 2013 The ride on Ladbrokes World Hurdle second-favourite At Fishers Cross at Newbury’s Hennessy meeting looks up for grabs after regular rider  AP McCoy indicated he would be partnering My Tent Or Yours at Newcastle … Continue reading

Teaforthree and the 2013 John Smiths Grand National

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Our regular readers will know of our respect and affection for the work going on at Fforest Stables, Newport, Pembrokeshire and with Rebecca Curtis. One cannot help but be impressed by her sharp upward curve and she is going to the very top of her profession! In the season 2011/12 she trained 39 winners from 180 … Continue reading

Ground comes right for At Fishers Cross!

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Like everyone else we are excited and looking forward to the Gold Cup and have given our thoughts here. One of our loveliest days in racing was when we spent the day with Rebecca Curtis and the team at her Fforest Farm stables, then down onto Newport Sands to exercise Teaforthree and At Fishers Cross before going to … Continue reading

Goodbye Alberta!

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The Racing Horse takes this opportunity once again to say if you want ‘pie in the sky’ or a ‘get rich quick’ scheme then you are in the wrong place and best if you waved us goodbye! If you want a sound rationale, incremental gains and a profit wrapped in total honesty then please … Continue reading

Rebecca tooled up for ‘Fight at Blue Ditch.’

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Welsh trainer Rebecca Curtis goes fully armed up to Ffos Las with nine runners today and one fully expects her to have winners. The Racing Horse will be there and it could be a good time again to play ‘Stop At A Winner’ such is the quality of those being taken. We know the former owner of Mister … Continue reading

Rebecca Curtis and the Importance of Development!

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Yesterday, we had one fabulous day in the company of Rebecca Curtis, Gearoid Costelloe, owners Alan and Geoff, her staff and her horses. The Racing Horse was given total access and honesty to all the day’s activities and no questions were left unanswered. We would like to take this opportunity in thanking them all … Continue reading

Synchronised Sadness…

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The 165th Grand National was a very special one but not for the right reasons. The Gold Cup winner at Cheltenham last month had to be put down after suffering injuries during the race. Synchronised, who was ridden by Tony McCoy fell at Becher’s Brook on the first circuit of the track, but did … Continue reading

Synchronised – Missed Opportunities

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We had mixed feelings about Synchronised, mixed because we are glad the horse won but annoyed that we had missed out backing him again! My friend Vernon Allen and I spent the day at Jackdaws with the Gold Cup Winner and Jonjo O’Neill and although we got to know everything about him did not back him … Continue reading