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150 -1 Irish Grand National Winner   European Racing

Started Apr-5 by SameSteve G; 351 views.
SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G

Apr-5

Ricky Doyle puts on a master class of riding all the way on the lead over the fences on Freewheelin' Dylan in The Irish Grand National to blow up the tote at 150-1!  

Such an exciting race as the outsider trained by Dermot McLoughlin holds off all challenges.  (The 9 year old is named after a wonderful Bob Dylan album released in 1963. - for music trivia fans. :))   

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HuHxY6QQs6Y

Plus2lbs

From: Plus2lbs

Apr-6

Thank you so much for the link.

Green...like you've never seen, I tell ye.

Gerh

From: Gerh

Apr-6

That brought back happy memories.I was at Fairyhouse a few times when I was a kid.I think the last time was 1980.

SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G

Apr-6

For sure.  :)

I forgot to mention in my original post how much I enjoyed the race call, too.  As far as I could tell, never made a verbal error & ramped up the drama beautifully as the race drew to a close.

I could not find out the fellow's name, though.

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SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G

Apr-6

What a great place!

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Plus2lbs

From: Plus2lbs

Apr-6

Around same time myself..

Horses by day..dogs by night..lol

  • Edited April 6, 2021 1:24 pm  by  Plus2lbs
Gerh

From: Gerh

Apr-6

I think it is Jerry Hannon

Gerh

From: Gerh

Apr-6

When I was in college,I had a friend who worked at the dog track so I spent a few nights there as well lol

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SameSteve G

From: SameSteve G

Apr-6

Thank you for that info, Ger.  

I just did a quick study of Mr. Hannon's work & he is a world class race caller.  Also, comes across in interviews as a first rate fellow, as well.

Gerh

From: Gerh

Apr-6

His Call on Roaring Bull’s race was memorable 

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