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Grand National

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by JJAK, Apr 7, 2011.


  1. JJAK

    JJAK PetForums VIP

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  2. KathrynH

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    I will be betting and watching and winning hopefully!!!! :D:D:D
     
  3. DaisytheTT

    DaisytheTT PetForums Senior

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    I never watch it. I really don't like horse racing :(

    But Hubby always bets on the national and gets me to choose a horse, so I know it's an outsider but I'm gonna put my money on Don't push it, as this is one of the very regular phrases I use on my OH!
     
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    Doubt I'll watch it....cos I'll forget and be busy with ither stuff!

    Have had bet on in the past, probably won't this year.....but if I was, I would go for - Oscar time (cos my childhood dog was called Oscar), or Quinz....not sure why though!
     
  5. JJAK

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    dont push it won last year if i remember rightly!
     
  6. KathrynH

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    I bet him last year. :D:D
     
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    Oh GOD I was like shite have I missed it :scared:

    Way behind with the national hunt this year but I've not yet lost a bet on the national :p

    Got a William Hill just up the road :thumbup:
     
  8. JJAK

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    Iv gone for:

    Dont push it,
    Bluesea cracker
    and becauseicouldntsee :)
     
  9. JJAK

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    Its This saturday :)
    get your bets on :p
     
  10. GoldenShadow

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    OK, my money is on these:

    What a Friend, he's been about but not had much luck and Paul Nicholls never usually has too bad a race anywhere
    Big Fella Thanks, heard a few rumblings about him
    State Of Play, heard a few rumblings about him too
    Calgary Bay, we all know about Henrietta Knight's wonder horse that was Best Mate she never runs her horses hard and wouldn't put him in if she didn't think he had a fair chance ;)

    Comply or Die is a fantastic horse I adore him.

    I'll have a proper read up today/tomorrow and give my final choice(s), its so hard to choose :(
     
  11. Valanita

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    I usually do watch it & have a bet, but this year I haven't been following national hunt racing, so have no idea which horses are good enough to run in the National. I'll be out most of the day anyway & may not be back when it's run.
     
  12. JJAK

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    I quite fancy a bet on QUOLIBET
    but, hes fallen 3 times out of his last 8 races....do i trust him enough to stay on his feet?
     
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    I bet you a tenner he doesn't make it home with his jockey! :scared:

    I remember a few years ago only 6 horses crossed the line complete with riders :( Out of 40 :(
     
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    Riders should learn to stick on better then ;)
     
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    Haha imagine gluing yourself on if the horse went on its knees and fancied a roll :scared: :lol:
     
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    I won't be watching or betting. I'm against the grand national on cruelty grounds :(

    FAACE
     
  17. JJAK

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    I shant get into a heated discussion...as you are entitled to your opinion and everyone should stick to their morals....but due to being a horse owner, i know how easy it is for them to injure themselves, the simplest thing can lead to death...and has lead to death....regardless of where they are/how fast their going etc etc
     
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    I work in a well known bookies ;) and tbh i hate national day as the shop is soo busy for the whole day, is full of parents who reckon we should break the law just for them - since it is only one day of the year :rolleyes: and it is just a completely nuts day.

    The national itself i quite like, but usually miss it since we are so busy trying to get the tills sorted and the bets translated. Was watching Aintree today and got a few winners, so will probs put a bet on the national but haven't decided who yet.


    Roll on 10pm saturday night then i'm on holiday for a week :p
     
  19. JJAK

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    I imagine its mental, especially people putting on last minute bets!
     
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    Exactly - what would they be better doing, spending all day in the paddock. Oh wait, that increases risk of grass sickness (fatal like 80% of the time) or get problems such as laminitis ;)

    I have worked with quite a few racers and they absolutely love racing, just like dogs working etc
     
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