McGonagall


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McGonagall

William. 1830--?1902, Scottish writer of doggerel, noted for its bathos, repetitive rhymes, poor scansion, and ludicrous effect
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David Allan, who rode Hamish McGonagall, said: "She [Hayley Turner] carried me across the track so I thought I was pretty certain to get it.
Born in Edinburgh in 1825, William Topaz McGonagall spent most of his life in Dundee working as a jute mill weaver.
He never really reaches his peak until July and August and the ground won't be ideal for him as he likes it quick, but he does get 8lb from Hamish McGonagall.
But Bob Watt, of the Edinburgh Friends of William McGonagall, said: "This decision was motivated by mean-spirited snobbery.
His latest collection, Landing Light, took the prestigious prize and the acclaim that poor old McGonagall could only dream of.
Hamish McGonagall, who is by Namid, was quite like this colt although perhaps a bit bigger.
WILLIAM McGonagall is famous for his awful poetry, but newly unearthed documents reveal he had a hidden talent.
A RARE collection of verse signed by William McGonagall, regarded by many as the "world's worst poet", is to go on sale later this month.
Robert Cowell's stable star followed that up with a third place in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes at York, finishing half a length behind the re-opposing Hamish McGonagall.
Some of the hopefuls for the film, which also has characters such as Professor McGonagall, dressed up as witches for the auditions at Conway Mill, off the Falls Road, West Belfast.
The film, out next year, promises to bring back old favourites like Rupert Grint as Ron Weasley, Dame Maggie Smith as Professor McGonagall and Robbie Coltrane as Hagrid.
What they say Tim Easterby, trainer of Captain Dunne and Hamish McGonagall "Captain Dunne has had a break since winning the Dash and he's working well.