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    Dato Tan Chin Nam dies aged 92

    Four-time Melbourne Cup winning owner, Malaysian businessman and philanthropist Dato Tan Chin Nam has died aged 92.
    His Melbourne Cup winners - Think Big (twice), Saintly and Viewed - were all trained by his long-time friend, the late Bart Cummings, who also prepared his dual Cox Plate winner So You Think.
    The pair raced horses together for more than 30 years.

    Dato Tan's investment in Australian racing includes his Think Big Stud in the NSW Southern Highlands.
    The group 2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes at Moonee Valley, run in September as a lead-up race for the Cox Plate, is named in his honour.



    https://www.smh.com.au/sport/racing/...22-p50b68.html

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    Sporting hero??

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    He was great for the sport of kings in australia.

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    harry will have doug ellis up there now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobo746 View Post
    He was great for the sport of kings in australia.
    So much so that they named a Group 2 race after him.

    Not even a Group 1.

    Yeah, not a Sporting Hero, just a rich bastard who liked playing with his money.

    (Bit like Deadly Doug really <heh>)

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    Dual Derby and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe hero Sinndar dies aged 21




    Sinndar, a brilliant winner of the Derby, Irish Derby and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe during his stunning three-year-old season in 2000, has died at the age of 21.
    Speaking after his Arc triumph, master trainer John Oxx, who prepared Sinndar for all eight of his lifetime starts, said: "He's a great horse and a worthy winner of the Arc in the year 2000.
    "He's set a standard there that will be hard enough for others to match and I'm sure that when we get to the year 2099 they will still write about this horse. He's been a great horse."
    Bred and raced by the Aga Khan, Sinndar recorded seven wins from eight career starts, a run that included four successes at the highest level. He formed a formidable partnership with Johnny Murtagh, who was in the saddle for all eight races.
    Having made a winning debut in September of his two-year-old season, Sinndar gave the first indication of the true depths of his immense talent when he landed the Group 1 National Stakes on just his second outing, when a determined effort saw him hold off Murawwi by a head.
    His only defeat came on his three-year-old reappearance, when he had to give 7lb to Grand Finale in a tactical renewal of the Ballysax Stakes. However, he quickly atoned for that reversal by winning the Group 3 Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial Stakes.
    He would not be be beaten again, as he completed the Anglo-Irish Derby double by an aggregate of ten lengths.
    He was sent off joint-fourth favourite at 7-1 at Epsom, but there was an air of inevitability about the result once he angled to Sakhee's outer with around two furlongs to run and he eventually swept by that rival to prevail by a decisive length.
    Despite a paucity of opposition, he achieved his peak Racing Post Rating of 132 in the Irish Derby on his next start, which he won by no fewer than nine widening lengths.


    Having also landed the Group 2 Prix Niel by a yawning eight lengths, Sinndar brought the curtain down on his racing career with victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, a performance that bore all the hallmarks – namely an ample amount of class and an irrepressible level of determination – of his time on course.
    Having steered Sinndar to a length-and-a-half success over the likes of Egyptband, Volvorta and Montjeu at Longchamp, Murtagh said: "No horse can get by him. He's got speed, he's got staying ability and a great heart. He's the best horse. A true champion."
    Sinndar retired to the Aga Khan's Irish breeding arm at Gilltown Stud the following year, where he began covering at a fee of Ir£30,000. He spent five years on duty at Gilltown before he transferred to his owner's French farm, Haras de Bonneval, where he spent a further ten seasons.
    He rounded off his stud career with a two-year spell at Haras National du Lion d'Angers.
    During his time at stud, Sinndar supplied the Aga Khan with three homebred Group 1 winners, namely Rosanara, Shareta, Shawanda, but will probably be best remembered as the sire of Youmzain, a dual Group 1 winner who also memorably finished runner-up in three Arcs.
    Despite his exploits as a sire, his name looks most likely to be kept alive in pedigrees through his broodmare daughters, who have already produced the likes of Irish Derby winner Trading Leather, St Leger Stakes winner Encke and Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and Poule d'Essai des Pouliches heroine Flotilla.



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    RIP to an England Legend.

    England World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks dies




    England's World Cup-winning goalkeeper Gordon Banks has died, his family has said.
    Stoke City, one of Banks's former clubs, described itself as "devastated" at the footballer's death.
    Tributes poured in from the footballing world for Banks, who made one of his most famous saves against Pele at the 1970 World Cup.
    A Stoke City statement said: "It is with great sadness that we announce that Gordon passed away peacefully overnight.
    "We are devastated to lose him but we have so many happy memories and could not have been more proud of him."

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    ^ A Stoke legend, like Slapper, Withnall and Chittychangchang

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    having been a goalkeeper at 13yrs.old,a wbc.senior cap at 16,a request from Swansea town manager trevor morris to join their youth squad after putting on a great show against Swansea youth on the vetch but I cant recall the great save I made from georgio chinaglio?
    but the save that Gordon banks made from pele I can remember to this day.
    R.I.P.

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    Banks is a goalkeeping legend. Sad that he had to flog his WC medals after his career finished, they got paid FA back in those days compared to current wages..

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