Curious horsey phrases used by horsey people


#321

A gentleman of an 'orse.


#322

Some lovely horsey talk by @Mac in the space of a mere few lines on the Cheltenham thread:


#323

Some smashing horsey talk from @TreatyStones earlier.

We got “a serious animal”, “should be progressive”, “a serious tool”, “connections” and a few others in a mere couple of posts.

That trip to Cheltenham has really paid off.


#324

“I thought he rode her like he thought he had much more horse under him.”

@TreatyStones is taking the piss now.


#325

Emma Spencer just said Cirrus Des Aigles became a very public horse in his latter years


#326

“seems to have run a bit keen”.

“ran green enough”.

“nicely bred.”

@TreatyStones is doing this on purpose now.


#327

@bandage, any insight into this ban inflicted upon horse racing person Barry Geraghty? It would appear he’s been fined for not allowing the horse to race in a race, but I’m open for correction on this one.


#328

It was ridiculed by my e-pal @Matty_Hislop on the horsey thread yesterday. 30-day ban for Geraghty and 60-day ban for the horse. :laughing:


#329

The insinuation is that there was cheating going on.

Surely this is worse than drug taking for performance enhancement? It’s easier to ensure a lower than get juiced up and win.

Horse racing is a curious pass time.


#330

The horse is going to appeal the decision


#331

Ah I see. I made a pledge to my good pal @mac many moons ago that I wouldn’t post on that thread I’ll be damned if I am going to break it.

Its quite a ridiculous situation. A colleague of mine here was fuming at Geraghty this morning, as if he tainted the entire sport by daring to cheat in this manner.


#332

In what manner?


#333

I believe the wording was “not allowing a horse to run on its merits”. What would that mean exactly?


#334

Most likely if Barry and Tony had told the stewards that “the penny hasn’t yet dropped for this fella” they would have nodded understandingly and let them off.


#335

For the misinformed, banning a horse is the only way to punish an owner other than a monetary fine. This would work quite well if the owner only had 1 horse and had to incur training fees while the horse is banned. However, when the horse is one of 300 odd owned by a multimillionaire it doesn’t have the same impact.


#336

They hardly really needed that explained?


#337

Has the horse released a statement yet?


#338

Naay


#339

I can’t understand lads gambling on Irish racing, its as bent as David Norris


#340

Not a phrase but even I find this one a bit bizarre