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    For a short time in the early seventies flipping two fingers at someone was known as 'doing a Harvey'

    This was cos of Harvey Smith who got penalised in a show jumping event when he did it to the judges, as he faded from the public view the expression's meaning faded also

    I think he ended up wrestling (or maybe not!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Danny View Post
    ...I think he ended up wrestling (or maybe not!)
    'Wiki' says he wrestled during his spare time in the 70s when not show jumping. He also made a record; a rendering of the old ballad, 'True Love'. It's not on YT. Perhaps we should be thankful. But the 'v' sign clip is there, albeit in very poor quality.

    YouTube - harvey smith hickstead v-sign show jumping

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    Being a huge horse fan as a girl I watched the showjumping all the time and really liked Harvey Smith.
    I thought this was absolutely hilarious when I saw it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kazboot View Post
    Being a huge horse fan as a girl I watched the showjumping all the time and really liked Harvey Smith.
    I thought this was absolutely hilarious when I saw it.
    spat me tea out there Kaz...got this picture of you as a huge horse fan



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    Came across this whilst researching On This Day for today

    BBC ON THIS DAY | 15 | 1971: 'V-sign' costs rider victory
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    Quote Originally Posted by rossobantam View Post
    spat me tea out there Kaz...got this picture of you as a huge horse fan



    (a huge fan of horses mebbe? )


    ROFL Dave!

    Haven't you actually got a pic of Sampson, Danny? I'd love to see him!

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