Adam Webb

Racing has been a part of my life as long as I can remember. According to my Dad, I picked a Grand National winner when I was a year old (good old Miinnehoma!) He wasn’t best pleased as he backed Just So!

My first proper memories of the game revolve around the Grand National with Suny Bay’s heroic effort in 1998 being one of the handicap performances of my lifetime. It still breaks my heart to see him get beat by Earth Summit. Other notable early memories include Benny The Dip’s Derby win in 1997, Ask Tom’s Tingle Creek win over Viking Flagship, Swain’s 1998 King George success and my early favourite horse on the flat in Daylami during his fine 1999 campaign.

The jumps memories pick up a bit more later in life with 2002 being the first Cheltenham Festival  I can recall, where a new kid amongst the staying chasers block was found in Best Mate who went on to become the dominating horse of my childhood. Running home from school to catch the end of his third Gold Cup is something I’ll never forget.

I already have a racing claim to fame. I appeared on AtTheRaces back in August 2005 at Chepstow where Mike Cattermole interviewed me. I told him and the viewers watching that day that Silver Birch would win the Grand National one day. However, when he actually did win it, guess who didn’t back him?!

Considering I only got into Twitter recently, I’ve had the pleasure to have met some wonderful people in racing plus gain lots of new friends and I only wish I’d done it sooner!

Favourite horses in my lifetime

Suny Bay

Ask Tom

Cyfor Malta

Daylami

Tom Tun

Fondmort

Best Mate

Gunner Welburn

Amberleigh House

Rooster Booster

Well Chief

Denman

Comply Or Die

Teaforthree

Frankel

Treve

2 thoughts on “Adam Webb

  1. Watched your York Ebor previews yesterday and whilst you did not give many winning tips the delivery style and banter was good enough to keep me watching even though York was over and done with. I had the results of the 4 days in front of me whilst watching your review. I would with politeness ask that the web pages be updated a little though. I picked you up from Youtube. If you want more followers though you need to work on the way people connect with you. I had difficulty connecting with you. Although I liked what I saw last night I have no idea when your next live forum will be or how to “log on to it”. I had to listen to your name twice then search google then go to your web pages then sign up for your posts. The connection process needs to be slicker. In the 3 hours of programmes that I listened to last night I do not think once you mentioned how to connect with you in the “programme”. At this time I still do not know when your next preview night will be or how to watch it live rather than 2 days after the race has been and gone. You need to make it easier for the 40+ age group to join you!! yep that’s me!! It also makes me wonder how you should market yourselves. I have not missed a Hennessey since 1991, only 1 paddy power since 1996 and my first Cheltenham was 1987 (yes it snowed just before the gold cup and I was with a guy called Corky Brown who told me to back Alone Success!!) – I have the RP app on my phone, I read the RP most days, I am a member of racing dedicated LinkedIn group and yet 1 year of existence and I had never heard of you. That is what you need to change. I can help you- I am also in racing groups on fb and still never heard of you. My point is if an avid racing fan like me has taken a year to hear of you your chances of reaching the others are not good. This is where I can help you and I am not talking money either. My credentials are as follows – I have been published in full 3 or 4 times in the RP letters pages, I have some excellent racing contacts but I get involved with racing fans and people lots. You might start by joining “linkedIn” if you are not already!! Its free exposure!!

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