Seeing is believing
Have just been checking out the form for Ascot tomorrow and it sure ain't easy. The reason I say this is because in race 1 there is a horse by the name of Top Gun. Further investigation shows it's trained by a Brian Richardson from Mt. Gambier, SA. As I'm a croweater I decided to check a few facts, why would they take it to Ascot for a run when it had only been performing around very weak races in the south east of SA. Now this is where it gets interesting, the race is for 3 year olds but this horse is shown as a 18 year old, yep, that's right, 18 years old. I then checked the foaling date, and it was listed as 2-11-90, and it's last start was at Mt. Gambier on 4-6-98 where it ran 10/13. Brief history is 62 starts for 9-6-6, if it were a 3 year old I'd have to say it's slightly over-raced. lol. My information comes from RSIS (Racing Services Information Australia. So now we haven't got enough distractions when going through the form we have to contend with 18 year old nags, oh well, I suppose after the race and I'm at the bar he'll be able to come in and have a drink with me as he is our legal drinking age. I just thought that some of you guys and gals would appreciate a bit of light heartedness and see the funny side of all this as I have. BTW, what was/is the oldest horse you can remember running around? Go to it and happy trails.
I was looking at Ascot when I read this....my question is ....is there an older stallion or broodmare still "working" ????!!!! lol
Is it an advantage dropping back to take on the "younger horses" hahaha
I just had a look on Centrebet, apparently it's a first starter trained by, "unknown" I don't remember the last time I looked at a form guide on Centrebet or anywhere with the trainer as "unknown" weird lol
GO TOP GUN.
So they faked it's birth certificate to get it into the race eh? we'll see if it was a smart move tomorrow :p
I've seen "unknown" for the trainer a couple of times, it's always interesting. Who gets the cheque and who gets rubbed out if it returns a positive??
There appear to be two "Top Gun's". One is the 18 year old mentioned by Orvieto - sire Dream Prince/dam Thorpeney and also a 3 year old gelding - sire Scenic/dam Missisippi Belle. The latter is probably the one racing tomorrow.
It is the later.
|J P Taylor at Bullsbrook||J J BROWN|
Good trainer good jockey great trial! Im gonna back it!
if you check on the RISA website horse search there ae a number of horses racing, whilst there are stallions or broodmares listed with the same name. In fact i have found as many as 4 horses lsted with the same name at various age levels.
Maybe site/server is playing up.
no. 2 were listed as active with 2 seperate trainers listed one for here and the other in NZ, the other two listed as broodmares all had different foaling dates. This is the exception rater than the rule but it is not unusual to have one active horse and a broodmare of the same name.
won trial in perth 19/01/09 1 minute flat over 1000
Hi All ,this first starter will have to have improved at least 4 lenghts off that trial.The top weight has broken 1.00 every time its been out at a 1000, a prefer to see for me.
Looks like it ran like an old timer.
was in the tab havn a beer 4 lunch 2 escape the 45 degree heat, checked the form sheet and it had him listed as the old timer
|10||TOP GUN (BLKS) (8)||Brian Richardson (Mount Gambier)||Jason Brown||55|
|BR G 18 Dream Prince x Thorpenay (NZ) (Aythorpe (IRE)) Mrs E G Scott, T Button, R Huchesson, N Hubber, A Upton & Mrs J Richardson GREEN, WHITE SEAMS, ROYAL BLUE CAP|
|Career:62-9-6-6 $48009 Dist:5-1-1-1 Fast:5-0-1-1 Good:38-5-4-3 Dead:9-2-1-1 Slow:6-1-0-0 Heavy:4-1-0-1 First-up:6-0-0-1 2nd-up:6-2-0-0 Won 1100 to 1800|
I would of backed it if it had a start this Millenium :)
sorry that above post didnt appear as it should of