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Shergar
Started by: momac (8870)  Report abuse
Watched a documentary tonight about the kidnapping of the racehorse
Shergar..what a story,..on bbc i ..under History.

Posted by: grimshaw (1120)  Report abuse
He was a great horse nomac.

Won the derby in a common canter ridden by Walter Swinburn nicknamed the choir boy .

I had him to win myself a few sovs and never had a moments doubt.

Didnt see the programme this evening but will try to watch on catch up .

Posted by: chatty (6011)  Report abuse
Won by 10 lengths and was so fancied you could 'bet without the favourite'.
Glint of Gold who had never finished out of the first two was available at 2-1,..happy days.

Posted by: momac (8870)  Report abuse
Walter Swinburne had an amazing bond with him..and the fact that he was
such a quiet horse and lovely natured made it all the more poignant.

Posted by: grimshaw (1120)  Report abuse
L P had the mount when he won the Irish derby virtually hard held with Lester sitting motionless as he often did when riding a class horse.

We are talking here about a top class horse and possibly the best jockey ever.

 
 
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