HORSE PLAY; Just for the fun of it.
Easy as 1-2-3 1 Who owns dual Breeders' Cup hero Conduit? 2 Which Breeders' Cup race did Ouija Board win? 123 3 Who rode Ouija Board for the first of her victories? Answers on page 28 On this day ... November 15, 1989 Peter Scudamore equalled John Francome's record as the winningmost jump jockey of all time when Regal Ambition, trained by Martin Pipe, landed a novice hurdle at Worcester by 30 lengths. It was his 1,138th victory over jumps in Britain.
Scudamore, followed by a media circus, did not break the record until three days later, on Arden at Ascot. He retired in 1993 with a total of 1,678 wins; the record has since passed in turn to Richard Dunwoody and Tony McCoy The List Author, author - racehorses who share their names with classic novelists Boz (Dickens pen name) L Cumani 5yo Chesterton JJ Murphy 5yo Daphne Du Maurier I Semple 2yo Fyodor (Dostoyevsky) D Evans Joyce Tipperary winner 2004 Mark Twain A O'Brien 2yo Simenon A Balding 2yo Who am I? One of the best horses I ever rode was also one of the most frustrating. Kings Fountain was 18 hands high. When he jumped he jumped brilliantly, but when he didn't ... A mistake nearly cost him the H & T Walker Gold Cup and it did cost him the Gold Cup when I was unseated. You could say trying to get him to jump properly was similar to what I might do in my current profession - pulling teeth. Answer on page 28 Compiled by James Hill, Nicholas Godfrey and John Randall
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|Publication:||The Racing Post (London, England)|
|Date:||Nov 15, 2009|
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