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Offline KD

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O.P. « 2009-Jan-13, 12:28 AM »
PACERS

REICHMAN (RK Hocking)
PALEFACE ADIOS (K Pike)
ROYAL GAZE (K Pocock)
PURE STEEL (FR Kersley)
MARKOVINA (B Gath)
SAN SIMEON (L Austin)
POPULAR ALM (VJ Knight)
GAMMALITE (WB Clarke)
PREUX CHEVALIER (BJ Perkins)
GOSH (JH McDermott)
VILLAGE KID (AC Lewis)
VANDERPORT (Anne M Frawley)
BAG LIMIT (VJ Knight)
QUITE FAMOUS (J O'Sullivan)
MY LIGHTNING BLUE (J O'Sullivan)
WHIRLEY DREAM (LJ Justice)
RUFUS YOUNG BLOOD (IR Lee)
JODIE'S BABE (VJ Knight)
RIVERLEA JACK (Gavin Lang)
FRANCO ICE NZ (BM Mangos)
LEVEL ADVICE (AD Peace)
FRANCO TIGER (BR Gath)
JACK MORRIS NZ (RJ Chambers)
CHOKIN NZ (AG Herlihy)
GOLDEN REIGN (CA Alford)
IRAKLIS NZ (RT May)
SHAKAMAKER (JD Justice)
COURAGE UNDER FIRE NZ (AG Herlihy)
ELSU NZ (DJ Butcher)
BLACKS A FAKE (Natalie C Rasmussen)
STING LIKA BEE (D Douglas)


TROTTERS

COURT JESTER (D Fitzpatrick)
MAORI'S IDOL (B Healy)
SCOTCH NOTCH (GA Lang)
DOWNSOUTH CLARE (IR Lee)
TRUE ROMAN (Gavin Lang)
PRIDE OF PETITE USA (M Purdon)
WAGON APOLLO (GA Lang)
KNIGHT PISTOL (KE Manning)
NOOPY KIOSK (CA Alford)
LYELL CREEK NZ (AM Butt)

The above bring back so many fond memories following harness racing.
My favourite pacer today is DIVISIVE...he has so many big wins ahead of him on an already impressive CV.

KD


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« 2009-Jan-13, 01:55 PM Reply #1 »
mine is

Pacer  - Christian Cullen. Won't forget the first time I saw him in the flesh on MM night. Was a sight to behold, didn't even look like a standardbred. Then he went out and strolled to the 20m win.


Totter - True Roman. Was the first horse I ever really followed all the way in it career. A Champon.  135 starts, 73 wins(won off handicaps of up to 70m at moonee valley), 35 placed for a tick over $530K in earnings in the late 80's/early 90's. :thumbsup:

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« 2009-Jan-13, 03:04 PM Reply #2 »
A great list KD, we're probably of the same vintage.

Gammalite was my favourite and if he had a different trainer & driver i would call him the best.

Poppy has that mantle at the moment.

A Victorian by the name of Lea Sands was also a favourite

I luv the trotters but don't have a favourite.  I do recall as a young bloke cheering for a thing called Billboard. Cant remember if he was any good but he won a lot  emthup   emthup

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« 2009-Jan-13, 05:44 PM Reply #3 »
Manaroa   emthup

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« 2009-Jan-13, 05:56 PM Reply #4 »
Hondo Grattan

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« 2009-Jan-13, 06:27 PM Reply #5 »
Popular Alm - watched videos of him!
Our Sir Vancelot - won a colouring in competition
Tailamade Lombo - the best mare ive witnessed
Christian Cullen - MM was amazing
^^Those 3 got me into Harness Racing^^
Shakamaker - he was so graceful
Melpark Major - id boomed him for so long and had knockers great to see him going as good as he is now
Bus To Harland - that apg win was amazing

Yes I Am Young

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« 2009-Jan-13, 06:51 PM Reply #6 »
Gundary Flyer

Knight Pistol

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« 2009-Jan-13, 09:42 PM Reply #7 »
roma hanover
don't retreat
poppy
paleface adios
pure steel
bag limit
hondo grattan
frosty imp
preux chevalier
blacky


Online wily ole dog

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« 2009-Jan-14, 06:53 AM Reply #8 »
Sinbad Bay was stunning after coming back from injury

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« 2009-Jan-14, 09:56 AM Reply #9 »
Was Westburn Grant any good ?

Offline KD

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« 2009-Jan-14, 10:42 AM Reply #10 »
Was Westburn Grant any good ?

Bloody oath he was...but he wasn't a fave...being a Victorian growing up despising NSW in any Sporting field was probably the reason...just had another look at my list...amd yep hardly a NSW horse on the list...that's all changed now with DIVISIVE being my fave :)

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« 2009-Jan-14, 10:45 AM Reply #11 »
Best Australian Trotter EVER : Maori's Idol by a mile and a half ...

Best Australian Pacer EVER : Popular Alm

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« 2009-Jan-14, 10:55 AM Reply #12 »
For a horse to be a "mile and half" better than his opposition what would the minimum trip have to be ?

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« 2009-Jan-14, 10:58 AM Reply #13 »
I was being conservative too ........ but anyone that saw him will be of the same opinion ..... a freak

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« 2009-Jan-14, 11:14 AM Reply #14 »
Haha. So on a 1/2 mile track the rest do 2 laps and Maori Idol does 5laps and wins.  :thumbsup:

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« 2009-Jan-14, 11:19 AM Reply #15 »
With a fantasy race over a 2500 metres mobile with all the above pacers mentioned...my trifecta would be

POPULAR ALM
PURE STEEL
ELSU

best roughie FRANCO ICE...injury stopped him from being a deadset champion/superstar


Over a 1609 distance...LEVEL ADVICE was as quick as any horse I've seen from the mobile...the horse was very average until he joined the Peace stable and became a top liner.

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« 2009-Jan-14, 11:46 AM Reply #16 »
Haha. So on a 1/2 mile track the rest do 2 laps and Maori Idol does 5laps and wins.  :thumbsup:

YES .... easily .... he could do six ....

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« 2009-Jan-14, 01:43 PM Reply #17 »
so now this is a best horse thread as opposed to a fav horse thread?

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« 2009-Jan-14, 01:50 PM Reply #18 »
Maori's Idol still wins .....

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« 2009-Jan-14, 01:53 PM Reply #19 »
Pacers

Walla Walla
Paleface Adios
Popular Alm
Mevagissy

Trotters

Maoris Idol
True Roman
Lyell Creek

Online wily ole dog

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« 2009-Jan-14, 04:37 PM Reply #20 »
With a fantasy race over a 2500 metres mobile with all the above pacers mentioned...my trifecta would be

POPULAR ALM
PURE STEEL
ELSU


 Toss out Elsu and put Gamma in there  emthup


Koala king is missing off your list  emthup

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« 2009-Jan-14, 09:08 PM Reply #21 »
HALWES

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« 2009-Jan-15, 07:15 AM Reply #22 »
Can't believe that Mount Eden hasn't been mentioned

"Mount Eden ranks as one of Australia's greatest-ever pacers - despite making just 20 starts, in addition to four time trials, in Australia and New Zealand in 1970-71 before being sold to American interests.

Of those 20 starts, he notched 14 victories.

Mount Eden holds a special place in the hearts of Goldfields pacing fans, with the superstar launching his career at the local track on September 6, 1969.

Mount Eden ran third on that occasion after galloping badly and losing 150 yards at the start.

Four nights later, Mount Eden ran fifth at the GMTC before notching his first career win in front of local trot fans on September 13.

That Kalgoorlie run was the first of 13 victories in his next 14 starts - the only blemish during that span being a fourth behind eventual winner Cawarra at Gloucester Park on March 7, 1970.

In the 1971 Miracle Mile at Harold Park, Mount Eden produced arguably his most famous run.

After losing six lengths at the start, Mount Eden produced a remarkable performance to win by 15 yards.

The adoration WA pacing fans had for Mount Eden was underlined in his fourth and final time trial in April, 1971.

Despite Mount Eden's WA farewell carrying live television coverage, nearly 29,000 people turned out to Gloucester Park.

Always one for the big occasion, Mount Eden responded by setting a new State record of 1.57.8 for a mile.

That record stood until it was finally broken by Pure Steel (1.57.2) in 1978.

Mount Eden died in 1995, aged 28.

The champion's magnificent career was documented by leading Perth journalist Peter Sweeney in his book, "The Mighty Mount Eden", a couple of years ago."


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Offline Hamish Crayfish

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« 2009-Jan-15, 07:19 AM Reply #23 »
Glad to see that Village Kid was in there too. I recall it running 1.55 as a 13 year old.   :noteworthy:

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« 2009-Jan-15, 07:52 AM Reply #24 »
Mount Eden was before my time Hamish...the above list is a favourite's thread...not the best of the best.
My all time fave pacer was Royal Gaze...I remember being fascinated by the nose roll it used to wear when I was a 8 year old.
I recall the old man bringing home the Truth newspaper and in the formguide there was always the fields for the Showgrounds on Saturday night and the first horse I looked for was Royal Gaze. They used to show the Trots back then on Channel 7 as part of the Penthouse Club with Mary Hardy, Bill Collins and Mike Williamson

KD
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