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Googling a runner Rank Bajin 2.30 Ripon Adopt a Glasgow accent: it's pronounced rank bad-yin (bad one), villain in cult 1950s cartoon Lobey Dosser, by artist Bud Neill. Lobey was sheriff of Calton Creek, allegedly in Arizona, though inhabitants spoke with Glasgow accents and Calton is in Glasgow. Aboard a two-legged horse, El Fideldo, he tried to protect the town from the evil plans of Bajin, the only character who used comprehensible standard English.

Easy as 1-2-3 1 How old was Red Rum when he won his third Grand National?

123 2 Over what trip is the Ascot Chase run? 3 Who rode 2000 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes winner Montjeu? Answers on page 19 Track down The figure-of-eight jumps track at Leamington Spa was once one of the most prestigious in Britain, with the Leamington Steeplechase, first run in 1835, attracting some of the biggest names in racing. Lottery, winner of the first Grand National, was runner-up in the race in 1839, less than a month after his Aintree win, and won it in 1840.

However, the track's fortunes began to wane in the 1880s and it subsequently became a backwater. The last meeting, an all-chase affair, was held in March 1911.

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Publication:The Racing Post (London, England)
Date:Jul 17, 2009
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