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    I don't believe any of the Maktoums themselves...

    I don't believe any of the Maktoums themselves ever showjumped. Endurance is their game. Sheik Mo's wife (2nd wife) Princess Haya was an Olympic showjumper and jumped on the GP circuit in Europe, but...
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    Maktoums are from Dubai in the United Arab...

    Maktoums are from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

    Prince Abdullah (Juddmonte Farms) and Prince Salman (Thoroughbred Corp, and deceased) are the main Saudi racing figures.
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    As an Egyptian, and a Jew, it's pretty doubtful...

    As an Egyptian, and a Jew, it's pretty doubtful he made the Saudi national showjumping team. It's also doubtful he jumped at the GP level.
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    Abortion will be the next hurdle to fall. You...

    Abortion will be the next hurdle to fall.

    You have to understand that divorce wasn't legal in Ireland until 1996.
    Homosexuality wasn't officially decriminalised until 1993.

    That's quite a sea...
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    In fairness, those days are gone. Weekly Mass...

    In fairness, those days are gone.

    Weekly Mass attendance is around 20%, maybe lower, these days. That's down from about 85-90% of population just 30 years ago in the mid 80's.

    Close to 40% of...
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    Replay......

    Replay... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzD-W3RVX24
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    A picture of the trophy presentation for the 2000...

    A picture of the trophy presentation for the 2000 Guineas at the Curragh. Check out John Magnier's footwear :lol::lol:

    https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CFsqbFAWYAApMXW.jpg:large
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    Gleneagles just pulled off the 2000 Guineas...

    Gleneagles just pulled off the 2000 Guineas double, by winning the Irish equivalent at the Curragh to add the the English Guineas he won at Newmarket two weeks ago.

    He had to work a lot harder...
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    That is cracking field. One of the best fields of...

    That is cracking field. One of the best fields of a mid season G1 we've seen in the US is a while. Even has some international interest with the 1-2 from the Dolphin Mile in Dubai entered.
    It's a...
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    Sec, Slew and Affirmed all beat 'fresh' horses in...

    Sec, Slew and Affirmed all beat 'fresh' horses in the Belmont, as did previous TC winners.

    A Triple Crown hasn't been won since 1978 because the right conditions and horse have not all aligned....
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    Weight allowance is a big help. Fillies go toe...

    Weight allowance is a big help.

    Fillies go toe to toe with colts and geldings all the time.
    You don't see it as much stateside because there are so many restricted filly mare races with lucrative...
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    Seriously, Goldikova masculine? In the eye of...

    Seriously, Goldikova masculine?
    In the eye of any beholder, Goldikova, Ouija Board, Treve, Zarakava, Danedream were are about as feminine as you can get in an equine. With the exception of Zarkava,...
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    i) $300? - absolute joke. ii) they are now just...

    i) $300? - absolute joke.
    ii) they are now just fining him for an offence on Apr 4th? -- even bigger joke.
  14. I Really wish people would stop repeating this...

    I Really wish people would stop repeating this old canard. They have been racing counterclockwise in England for centuries. As pointed out above some of the oldest and most famous races are...
  15. They race counter clockwise in Europe, there may...

    They race counter clockwise in Europe, there may actually be more counter coockwise tracks that than clockwise. That is the case in the UK where close to 40 of the 60 odd racecourses are lefthanded...
  16. They race counter clockwise in Europe. Indeed,...

    They race counter clockwise in Europe.
    Indeed, two of the legs of the original Triple Crown, the Derby and the St Leger, are run counter clockwise, and the third, the 2000 Guineas, is run in...
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    Cirrus des Aigles

    Is there a cooler race horse in the world at the moment?
    9 years old and still cranking out G1 wins.
    Here he is winning the Prix Ganay last Sunday.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FCwNp7618cI
    ...
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    It would appear that what little whip rules there...

    It would appear that what little whip rules there are in the US are just not enforced. The rules of the KYHRC says the jockey is supposed to "give the horse time to respond". By my count, Espinosa...
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    23 and change and 47 and change for the 1/4 and...

    23 and change and 47 and change for the 1/4 and 1/2.
    Very tepid fractions for a KY Derby. The speed, Materiality, got mugged at the start.
    The track looked pretty cuppy though, so probably pretty...
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    RacingUK stream here......

    RacingUK stream here... http://www.stream2watch.com/sports/horse-racing/racing-uk-live-stream-may-01
    They appear to be carrying the NBC coverage.
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    This untruth again. Here is a copy and paste...

    This untruth again.

    Here is a copy and paste of a post I made in another thread a while back.



    That is an oft repeated statement on these boards, but is not true, as a look at any old copy...
  22. DRF says he was vanned off.......

    DRF says he was vanned off.... http://live.drf.com/nuggets/13476
  23. Pulled up while tailed off in the CT Classic...

    Pulled up while tailed off in the CT Classic :eek::eek::eek:

    Hope all is ok.
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    Here's the replay of the Arkansas Derby for those...

    Here's the replay of the Arkansas Derby for those that haven't seen it.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6-6q-Wj78w

    That's a whole lotta race horse right there folks.
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    American Pharoah

    :eek::eek::eek::eek:

    WOW!

    Just won the AK Derby, in effortless fashion.
    What a monster.

    Has to be fav for Derby in three weeks.
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