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An Amazing Horse

An Amazing Horse

An Amazing Horse

At the time of writing this its only 48 hours since my old fella McGoldrick, now aged thirteen,  again ran his heart out when putting in an amazing performance to finish third in the Victor Chandler Chase on New Years Day.

I would just like to comment as follows:

The likes of  Kauto Star, Denman, Big Bucks etc. etc will all go on and win the best races and the big prizes, ie Order of Merit,  best racehorses of the year at the BHA Anglo IrishNational Hunt Annual Awards in May  etc., etc. They are true champions and thoroughly deserve their success.

But wouldn`t it be great for the Sport of Jumps Racing if, at the Annual Awards Dinner, there was,  every now and again, as in the Oscars, Baftas etc., a special “Lifetime Achievement” award given to a horse such as Mister McGoldrick, who we know in his long career has fallen just that bit short of top class, but nevertheless has performed with great distinction, at the highest level for many years and given many, many thousands of people an enormous amount of pleasure watching him race in the sport we all love. Such a major  contribution to National Hunt racing deserves recognition by the BHA.

What do you think?

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