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All About MeEdit

I am Tigerboy1966 and that's all you get althoughmy username does rather spoil things by giving away my age and sex. One point I'd like to make is that although I made my first edit way back in 2007, I only started editing seriously in early 2011, and I tend to stick to creating content in a single specialised area, so I'm not as experienced as the stats make me look. By the way the reason that my WP signature is bright orange and black (apart from the tiger thing) is that I'm very short-sighted. It helps me to pick out my contributions to discussions without having to have my nose pressed up against the screen. I love shiny things and will be grateful for any barnstars, badges, awards etc. Passed 100k edits with a sandbox edit at 13.08 today. 10 March 2015. Passed 200k with edit to Asanoyama Hideki 21.23 28 October 2018.

What I'm Doing HereEdit

I am writing articles on notable European thoroughbred racehorses. I also try to improve existing articles. European horses seemed to be poorly represented compared to their American counterparts.WP:AfD


 
The big, black aeroplane: STILL the best racehorse in the world

ArticlesEdit

Old List [1]

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refsEdit

  • Tim Forster obit [2]
  • 1934 Derby full finishing order [3]
  • See You Then [4]
  • Signorina [5]

cloete cricinfo[6] Turf Register and Sportsman's and Breeder's sud-book Vol 1 [7], Vol 2 [8], Vol 3 [9],

Antonio died[1]

  • The Lives, the Times and the Past Performances of America's Greatest Thoroughbreds. Daily Racing Form Staff. DRF Press. 2011.
  • Prestige of middle parkHenry Charles Howard (1900). Encyclopedia of Sport. Lawrence and Bullen. p. 195. Retrieved 2011-12-19.
  • Top edits toolhere
  • Top races of 1890. [10]
  • Frederic (sic) 1829 Derby [11]

Heights of Derby winners [12]

  • Money winners end 1894 [13]
  • 2002 Equine obits [14]
  • The old courses at Newmarket [15]

inline tagsEdit

King George VI StakesEdit

Harness racingEdit

  • Speedy Scot 1963 t
  • Ayres 1964 t
  • Rum Customer 1968 p
  • Super Bowl 1972 t
  • Blisful Hall 1999 p
  • No Pan Inteded 2003 p
  • Marion Marauder 2016 t

ImportanceEdit

Adapted from Wikiproject biography

Article importance grading scheme
Label Criteria Examples
Top High probability that non-Racing fans would look this up. Must have had a large impact outside of their main discipline, across several generations, and in the majority of the world. . Epsom Derby, Kentucky Derby
High Must have had a large impact in their main discipline, across a couple of generations. Had some impact outside their country of origin. Lester Piggott Northern Dancer
Mid Important in their discipline. Willie Carson Curlin
Low Subject is notable in their main discipline. Ryan Moore Red Bullet

TurkeyEdit

CreationEdit

  • Top Notch Tonto "is a chestnut with a wide blaze extending onto his chin, four high white stockings, and body-spotting—all characteristic of the sabino pattern."
  • Charles John Mare [16]

Official ratingsEdit

1975Edit

  • Patch 95
  • On My Way 94

1976Edit

1978Edit

1979Edit

1984Edit

1986Edit

Less interesting than mushroomsEdit

 

The Duke's filliesEdit

Timeform top-rated horses without an articleEdit

Some "rush of blood" ratings in the 1950's including the top one.

WBRR top-rated horses without an articleEdit

  • 125 Rocket Man
  • 124 Collected, Werther, Krypton Factor, It's Gino
  • 123 Pico Central, Premium Tap, Fly Down, Sepoy, Rulership, Lankan Rupee, Terravista, Mor Spirit, Sharp Azteca, Happy Clapper*, Trapeze Artist*
  • 122 Taareef, Humidor, Chautauqua, All Too Hard, Ron the Greek, Meandre, Obviously, Pastorius, J J the Jet Plane, Planteur, Tosen Jordan, Company, Courageous Cat, Dream Journey, Getaway, Zacinto, Sagara, Kiseki, Santa Ana Lane, Ace, Norse Dancer, Linngari, Catholic Boy*

Topics to AvoidEdit

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The Greatest Man Who Ever LivedEdit

A barnstar for you!Edit

  The Umeboshi Sumo Trophy
For your continuing, well-written, and timely contributions to the Sumo presences on English wikipedia. Keep up the good work, please! FourTildes (talk) 03:20, 23 January 2017 (UTC)


  The Editor's Barnstar
Just want to mention that I think you're doing a great job writing and improving articles on horses. Great job with the Storming Home article! Cind.amuse (Cindy) 17:50, 9 September 2011 (UTC)

CongratulationsEdit

  The Tireless Contributor Barnstar
For Tigerboy1966 who has contributed a large body of work on Thoroughbreds without sacrificing quality.Cgoodwin (talk) 06:08, 13 October 2011 (UTC)

A barnstar for youEdit

  The Modest Barnstar
Thanks for your recent contributions! 66.87.2.2 (talk) 00:46, 12 April 2012 (UTC)

An award for youEdit

 
Golden Wiki Award

In recognition of all the work you’ve done lately! 66.87.0.87 (talk) 21:25, 1 April 2012 (UTC)

PonyEdit

Pony!
Congratulations! For your work on Oxbow (horse), you have received a pony! Ponies are cute, intelligent, cuddly, friendly (most of the time, though with notable exceptions), promote good will, encourage patience, and enjoy carrots. Treat your pony with respect and he will be your faithful friend! Montanabw(talk) 19:05, 11 July 2013 (UTC)

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I counted 144, actually...(?)Edit

  The 100 DYK Creation and Expansion Medal
For dedication to the cause of the magnificent Thoroughbred and your often-obscure labours! Well done!Montanabw(talk) 04:29, 14 November 2013 (UTC)

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