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Madeline
Oct. 1, 2007, 11:02 AM
What is it? Scourier? Springsteen? Something else? He was fussing so in the winner's circle that I didn't get a good look, but it wasn't something I've seen a lot.

thanks.

Acertainsmile
Oct. 1, 2007, 11:34 AM
This one?

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://z.about.com/d/horseracing/1/0/M/F/2/kd07-6a.jpg&imgrefurl=http://horseracing.about.com/od/triplecrown2000/ss/aa050507b_6.htm&h=374&w=400&sz=35&hl=en&start=13&sig2=eH-LzNFmREJF0s3c7lzK7g&um=1&tbnid=ZZwHHHYFf0RowM:&tbnh=116&tbnw=124&ei=4AQBR7zZB56GeLDCkLUC&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dthoroughbred%2Bcurlin%26svnum%3D10%26 um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4GZHY_enUS239US239%26sa %3DN

texang73
Oct. 1, 2007, 11:47 AM
This one?

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://z.about.com/d/horseracing/1/0/M/F/2/kd07-6a.jpg&imgrefurl=http://horseracing.about.com/od/triplecrown2000/ss/aa050507b_6.htm&h=374&w=400&sz=35&hl=en&start=13&sig2=eH-LzNFmREJF0s3c7lzK7g&um=1&tbnid=ZZwHHHYFf0RowM:&tbnh=116&tbnw=124&ei=4AQBR7zZB56GeLDCkLUC&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dthoroughbred%2Bcurlin%26svnum%3D10%26 um%3D1%26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4GZHY_enUS239US239%26sa %3DN

Looks like a snaffle with a chiffney?!?

Madeline
Oct. 1, 2007, 12:00 PM
This one?


Nope. This one.
http://thoroughbredtimes.com/racing-news/2007/September/30/Curlin-collars-Lawyer-Ron-in-Jockey-Club-Gold-Cup.aspx

Texarkana
Oct. 1, 2007, 12:48 PM
Nope. This one.
http://thoroughbredtimes.com/racing-news/2007/September/30/Curlin-collars-Lawyer-Ron-in-Jockey-Club-Gold-Cup.aspx

Almost looks like a lugging bit to me... but I can't really tell from the pic.

Irish Ei's
Oct. 1, 2007, 01:04 PM
Here's a Scourier and a Citation bit..
http://www.thegiftedhorse.com/bits-other-bits-c-2_20_331.html

ATK
Oct. 1, 2007, 02:35 PM
Nope. This one.
http://thoroughbredtimes.com/racing-news/2007/September/30/Curlin-collars-Lawyer-Ron-in-Jockey-Club-Gold-Cup.aspx

Hard to see from this picture but it looks like either a slide bit or an extened houghton. He always has his head cocked when he runs so that would help keep him straighter.

Acertainsmile
Oct. 1, 2007, 05:23 PM
Looks like a run out bit...

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://storesense.megawebservers.com/stores/HS1756/catalog/JAN30PICS0004.jpg&imgrefurl=http://storesense.megawebservers.com/HS1756/Categories.bok%3Fcategory%3DBITS&h=225&w=300&sz=10&hl=en&start=1&sig2=igYNu2dNlBoJ6ox5sYe17Q&um=1&tbnid=zLImi7aItrrpCM:&tbnh=87&tbnw=116&ei=UVsBR7epMaPEeMjfsLwC&prev=/images%3Fq%3Drun%2Bout%2Bbit%26svnum%3D10%26um%3D1 %26hl%3Den%26rlz%3D1T4GZHY_enUS239US239%26sa%3DN

Alibhai's Alibar
Oct. 1, 2007, 06:05 PM
Slightly closer shot of the bit... My guess is a run-out.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockandracehorses/1465748825

Texarkana
Oct. 1, 2007, 06:16 PM
Slightly closer shot of the bit... My guess is a run-out.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockandracehorses/1465748825

That's a better shot. I'd definitely say some sort of run-out bit now that I can see it more clearly.

Hony
Oct. 1, 2007, 07:20 PM
The first pic was a dexter.
The second looks like a regulator to me.

Acertainsmile
Oct. 1, 2007, 07:28 PM
I thought the first bit looked like a Houghton, but the "ring" should be a little more square...

Madeline
Oct. 2, 2007, 11:46 AM
I think Hony has it: regulator.

thenks.

ATK
Oct. 2, 2007, 12:00 PM
Yes, it looks like a regulator bit or even more like this one http://storesense.megawebservers.com/HS1756/Detail.bok?no=125

InVA
Oct. 2, 2007, 12:05 PM
Slightly closer shot of the bit... My guess is a run-out.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockandracehorses/1465748825

From this picture it looks like they have similar bits... Curlin and Lawyer Ronn.

ATK
Oct. 2, 2007, 12:51 PM
From this picture it looks like they have similar bits... Curlin and Lawyer Ronn.

Looks like Lawyer Ron is wearing a ring bit.

Acertainsmile
Oct. 2, 2007, 01:20 PM
Yes, it looks like a regulator bit or even more like this one http://storesense.megawebservers.com/HS1756/Detail.bok?no=125


No ring on the one in the pic.. I'm going with regulator.

ATK
Oct. 2, 2007, 01:52 PM
No ring on the one in the pic.. I'm going with regulator.


I was responding to InVA. Thought she said it looked like Curlin and Lawyer Ron were wearing similar bits in this picture: http://www.flickr.com/photos/rockand...ses/1465748825

LyndaPellitteri31
Oct. 3, 2007, 06:57 PM
I noticed that when Curlin works out he tends to hold his head sideways and when he races he does not. I would think more training would fix this better than using those nasty old bits.

tbracer65
Oct. 3, 2007, 08:03 PM
I noticed that when Curlin works out he tends to hold his head sideways and when he races he does not. I would think more training would fix this better than using those nasty old bits.

I think the trainer of Curlin is doing one *ell of a job with him......The horse likes, runs in & WINS in that bit....why change it with more training? You don't fix something that ain't broke.

Texarkana
Oct. 3, 2007, 09:56 PM
I noticed that when Curlin works out he tends to hold his head sideways and when he races he does not. I would think more training would fix this better than using those nasty old bits.

I remember Asmussen's assistant's quote was something along the lines of how they're not sure why he does it, but thankfully he doesn't do it while racing.

But by all means, if you can train it out of him I'm sure they'd be glad to hear it. :winkgrin: (I'm just kidding you)

LyndaPellitteri31
Oct. 5, 2007, 02:34 PM
Texarcana LOLOLOL :D Mabe he just knows when he can play around and when he can't.

TBRacer; Well I never said that Steve wasn't a good trainer or that he wasn't trained right. I understand that they don't have time to put this horse through dressage training to get him to hold his head right. It was just an observation.