CRAIG'S RECENT TRACKER WINNERS: ELEON 15/1, CELESTRAN 9/4, ORIENTAL MYSTIQUE 4/1, BYE BYE LADY 3/1, KING LEONIDA 13/8, DONNYBROOK 4/11, AL RUFAA 11/2, ALL YOU WISH 33/1, ANASTARSIA 3/1, CONVICT 6/4, GRAVITY FORCE 8/1, THEOTHERSIDE 33/1, NIGHT COLOURS 7/1, PLYMOUTH ROCK 11/4, POCKET SQUARE 9/4, PANIC ROOM 5/2, BAND PRACTICE 11/4, CAPE PALACE 4/11, PALACE PIER 11/8, IT'S GOOD TO LAUGH 8/13, ROMAN VISION 5/4, HURAIZ 2/1, ROYAL CRUSADE 5/6, VALKAN STAR 1/3, FESTIVE START 7/2, IMPRESSOR 13/8, SURF DANCER 4/7, MASTER MCGRATH 13/8, ESHAASY 13/8, PERSUASION 16/1, PASSION FOR FASHION 3/1, ANGEL OF DELIGHT 12/1, LAZULI 11/10, TAMMANI 9/2, COBRA EYE 15/8, MORISCO 6/1, ETHIC 4/6, ABSTEMIOUS 11/8, BOOMER 3/1, SEIZE THE TIME 2/1, TREBLE TREBLE 9/2, NASAIYM 6/4, DARK LADY 11/10, FLEETING PRINCE 11/10, WELL OF WISDOM 3/1, DR SIMPSOM 4/5, HOT TOUCH 7/2, MAN OF THE NIGHT 4/6, SO SHARP 11/10, IFFRAAZ 7/4, BILL NEIGH 13/8, DRAMATIC SANDS 6/4, DRAGON COMMAND 5/1, MIA DIVA 8/1, RAAHY 5/6, LINCOLN BLUE 7/2, HOMESPIN 6/4, FRED 10/1, PINATUBO 3/1, KING'S COMMAND 2/1, ETON COLLEGE 11/2, SHAMMAH 2/1, BIG CITY 5/1, THREAT 14/1, GOOD VIBES 11/1, MISTY GREY 14/1, ROSE OF KILDARE 6/5, RAYONG 7/2, LORD OF THE LODGE 8/1, WAR STORM 7/2, IFFRAAZ 4/1, OCASIO CORTEZ 7/4...

Monday, 18 February 2019

Ha Ha Ha, Big Tits Wins (Horses With Funny Names)

Horses with funny names The five funniest names in horse racing. 

When you buy a horse it has its ups and downs but naming it would always be fun so here we have a few of the funniest out there. 

1 Big Tits….Has to be number one for me, I mean how did this French horse ever make it to the track with a name like that is beyond me. If searching for this horse on the web make sure you look on the Attheraces website and not google search….Just saying. 

2 Hoof Hearted….One of my favourites and always gets a mention when people talk about funny names. Finishing last or second to last on all six starts. 

3 Blowing Wind…. A four-time Grand National runner, finishing third twice was a household choice for all the wind blowers out there. 

4 Ha Ha Ha…. Not much to laugh about with this one, finishing last twice and pulled up twice out of six runs. 

5 Wear The Fox Hat….Say it quick and you will get the jist. This French named horse was given the green light amazingly. The good, sad and the inspirational world of racing. The year 1996 will always be remembered for Frankie Dettori’s magnificent seven. 

The day the bookmakers take hiding is a good day for everyone and at this Royal Ascot meeting Frankie pulled off one of the most unbelievable days in Royal Ascot history by winning all seven races on the card with a 25,000/1 seven-timer. 

Darren Yeats, the man with all the luck, decided to back all seven mounts with a £59 accumulator and boy it paid off as he left Royal Ascot £550,000 richer. 

If we go way back to 1923 you will find a story that you couldn't make up, to be honest. Frank Hayes was a horse trainer who also raced as a jockey from time to time, nothing weird about that I hear you say. 

Let's go back to the sad fatal day in 1923, by all means, he gave his all as a jockey but never won a race while he was alive but did while he was dead. Yes that's right, while in mid-race at Belmont Park in New York he sadly had a heart attack and died while riding his horse Sweet Kiss(pictured) and actually staying in the saddle to cross the line in first place.

Frank Hayes became the only dead jockey to win a race and Sweet Kiss never raced again. I need no excuse to talk about Frankel but this story starts with one of the greatest trainers of all time. 

Sir Henry Cecil had an amazing training career churning out many big race winners but in 2005 things went quiet with only 12 winners entering the winner's enclosure. 

It wasn't a great surprise then in 2006 the world of racing was told the devastating news he had stomach cancer and it was looking like his career drawing to a sad end but as far as inspirational stories go this topped the lot. 

Light Shift brought a smile back to Sir Henry’s face by winning the Oaks for the eighth time, followed by Group 1 winners like Midday and Twice Over keeping the comeback going strong. 

The mighty Frankel must have given him some final great days and memories on the track with a 14 race unbeaten career with the 2000 Guineas the highlight before retiring. Sir Henry Cecil passed away in June 2013 but not before making this one of the most inspirational sports stories ever.

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