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Tuesday 1 November 2005 5.17pm
Raise a glass of cider in memory of a legend.

...if you press it, they will come.
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Tuesday 1 November 2005 5.54pm
Am with you Ivanhoe. So sad. I even had a little money on him today...
Tuesday 1 November 2005 5.58pm
I went to Exeter last year. Nearly went this year. Glad I didn't.

...if you press it, they will come.
Tuesday 1 November 2005 9.10pm
No use flogging a dead horse, unless it's for glue!
Tuesday 1 November 2005 9.50pm
What are you all talking about?
Tuesday 1 November 2005 10.08pm
It's a horse. Though I have to admit, at first I thought George Best had died.



Edited 1 times. Last edit at 1 November 2005 10.08pm by The Lady Miss Jo Jo.
Tuesday 1 November 2005 10.09pm
Likewise.
Wednesday 2 November 2005 9.30am
Not a big racing fan, but even I'd heard of Best Mate...

http://sport.independent.co.uk/general/article324054.ece

"Best Mate was never out of the first two in his 21 races, 14 of which he won" Not a bad record for any competitor...

Wednesday 2 November 2005 10.54am
Exactly. I'm not a football fan, but I've heard of Chelsea.

Best Mate won the Gold Cup three times, which is phenomenal. I would recommend Henrietta Knight's book for anyone with an interest.

...if you press it, they will come.
Wednesday 2 November 2005 12.19pm
So sad wasn't it - we'd had a flutter on him too as he'd won for us so many times in the past.

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