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1 hour ago, Lesta2014 said:

Must be paying de Sousa some decent money to have him as retained jockey. Great move that! 

Only if the horses are good enough - the jockey will only make a second into a first ......he can’t perform miracles. be interesting to see how some of their expensive purchases get on this season. I expect they were pretty disappointed overall with summer 2018.  I reckon their plan was quite long term re owning future brood mares in addition to trying to find a good few colts. Top must be a horse lover, given his polo playing. 

 

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11 hours ago, st albans fox said:

Only if the horses are good enough - the jockey will only make a second into a first ......he can’t perform miracles. be interesting to see how some of their expensive purchases get on this season. I expect they were pretty disappointed overall with summer 2018.  I reckon their plan was quite long term re owning future brood mares in addition to trying to find a good few colts. Top must be a horse lover, given his polo playing. 

 

Mate let me tell you, De Sousa can perform miracles lol

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  • 2 weeks later...

Another winner at Newmarket.

 

Apparently that's 12 wins in 22 rides with de sousa on board since he took the gig. That's a pretty decent return. No idea how much money they will be making in terms of prize money and betting returns. But it's got to be a positive that the group is making a success of it.

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Word is the family won’t be buying any more horses will race on what they have bought and breed from a few mares in memory of Vichai but there will be no more big spending on horses , gambling and racehorses is not a passion Top shared with his father , apparently it’s the first major sale of the year and nothing bought at this sale , so it seems like Top has moved on , I for one am glad 

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21 minutes ago, LinekersLugs said:

Word is the family won’t be buying any more horses will race on what they have bought and breed from a few mares in memory of Vichai but there will be no more big spending on horses , gambling and racehorses is not a passion Top shared with his father , apparently it’s the first major sale of the year and nothing bought at this sale , so it seems like Top has moved on , I for one am glad 

Where have you got this information from? 

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1 hour ago, LinekersLugs said:

Word is the family won’t be buying any more horses will race on what they have bought and breed from a few mares in memory of Vichai but there will be no more big spending on horses , gambling and racehorses is not a passion Top shared with his father , apparently it’s the first major sale of the year and nothing bought at this sale , so it seems like Top has moved on , I for one am glad 

Really? Top has been to everything from the Dubai WC to Ascot - I thought he had a huge passion for racing.

 

I think racing might be a more long term interest than football for them.

 

They bought their horses at the London Goff sales which is on the eve of Royal Ascot - that's not until June.

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2 hours ago, MattP said:

Really? Top has been to everything from the Dubai WC to Ascot - I thought he had a huge passion for racing.

 

I think racing might be a more long term interest than football for them.

 

They bought their horses at the London Goff sales which is on the eve of Royal Ascot - that's not until June.

Polo has always been their main sport, so you're probably not far wrong here. I'm sure I've seen pictures of Top playing polo alongside the royals, so it's not like the interest in horses was solely down to Vichai.

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3 hours ago, LinekersLugs said:

Word is the family won’t be buying any more horses will race on what they have bought and breed from a few mares in memory of Vichai but there will be no more big spending on horses , gambling and racehorses is not a passion Top shared with his father , apparently it’s the first major sale of the year and nothing bought at this sale , so it seems like Top has moved on , I for one am glad 

Why ?? 

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10 hours ago, LinekersLugs said:

Word is the family won’t be buying any more horses will race on what they have bought and breed from a few mares in memory of Vichai but there will be no more big spending on horses , gambling and racehorses is not a passion Top shared with his father , apparently it’s the first major sale of the year and nothing bought at this sale , so it seems like Top has moved on , I for one am glad 

No one ever said it was. But wasn't it his other sons thing. Surely he has some say or part of the estate to play with.

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