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    I think the skyrocketing costs of showing have...

    I think the skyrocketing costs of showing have drastically limited the ability of trainers to do this as much as they might want to.
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    Look just under the live feed screen. There are...

    Look just under the live feed screen. There are links to the orders for tonight. The A section is in correct reverse order.
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    Here's one more factoid. Betsee just bought...

    Here's one more factoid. Betsee just bought Celebration this week. He is a son of her Dedication, barn name Matt, so Celebration's barn name is Mattson.
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    It is being called a chimera, where a twin is...

    It is being called a chimera, where a twin is absorbed by the other, and its DNA can affect the color in this way. Discussion on FB. Don't know if it is fact.
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    Definitely Danny, and the other sounds like Tom...

    Definitely Danny, and the other sounds like Tom Brennan to me.
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    It isn't clipped into the hair, but brushed. Not...

    It isn't clipped into the hair, but brushed. Not permanent. Very traditional, usually see it most at indoors. The lights really show it off. Commonly called quartermarks, to draw attention to a...
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    The riding part is very easy to study. George's...

    The riding part is very easy to study. George's books are a place to start. The first three Horsemastership clinics were videoed and are available. Some of the stable management pieces were...
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    What allies at said. We start all our youngsters...

    What allies at said. We start all our youngsters in a stall. Works like a
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    I am equally concerned about the lack of...

    I am equally concerned about the lack of knowledge and empathy for the horses that I see in the GROOMS. No one is teaching them properly, and so bad practices are getting passed along, one to the...
  10. Thread: RIP Joey Darby

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    What cross creeksh said. I see very little...

    What cross creeksh said. I see very little evidence of even an interest in the care of the horse and stable management. They only want to ride. And our system is set up so bass ackwards now that we...
  11. Thread: RIP Joey Darby

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    We are losing them, and when they/we are gone,...

    We are losing them, and when they/we are gone, then what? Not exactly a lot of horsemen coming along to replace the greats we are losing.
  12. Thread: RIP Joey Darby

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    RIP Joey Darby

    Joey died this morning after a long bout with cancer. He had been in hospice for several days. He leaves behind uncounted friends, a legacy of good riding, fun, and good times. Bye for now, Joey.
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    You really need to know what you are talking...

    You really need to know what you are talking about, and not assume.

    Tori's family is not wealthy, and Tori rides almost exclusively for others, esp. Betsee. Betsee has provided ponies and horses...
  14. Thread: Dapples

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    What you were seeing is what I call "coat change...

    What you were seeing is what I call "coat change dapples." Some horses, when shedding out, will appear to dapple. But if you look closely, it is really the unshed (darker) winter hair giving way to...
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    Don't know where you are, but colors aren't...

    Don't know where you are, but colors aren't common around here. Navy in a black mane is acceptable, but not much else. Not supposed to distract from the horse...
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    That is not the reason that Betsee bought him. ...

    That is not the reason that Betsee bought him. She had wanted to buy him for a long time, but the time wasn't right. It was able to be worked out after Devon.
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    We will be there next week.

    We will be there next week.
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    Riders, trainers, coaches ABHOR time faults. It...

    Riders, trainers, coaches ABHOR time faults. It is like giving the class away with a completely avoidable fault. And then she did it again... She will have to tidy that little problem up.
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    She has a whole lot more experience then probably...

    She has a whole lot more experience then probably anyone else here. And she is completely right. If you don't understand how racing works, how races work, the importance of history, and can't...
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    The American Graded Stakes Committee uses as some...

    The American Graded Stakes Committee uses as some of its criteria for the grading:

    Purse Requirement: That the race has a purse of more than $75,000.
    Longevity: That the race has been run for two...
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    This is indicative of the cray cray posts by...

    This is indicative of the cray cray posts by people who do not understand racing. Ridiculous...

    Trainers and owners pick races most likely to suit their horses, NOT to try to defeat a potential TC...
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    Vxf, I am not sure why you are being so...

    Vxf, I am not sure why you are being so defensive. Some people are going to like the change, some are not, and all will have their reasons. I saw a crane come in, but can't say when. Devon is...
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    The colt never touched the handler. The handler...

    The colt never touched the handler. The handler just collapsed. From exhaustion, probably, but the colt did not step on him or knock him down. I was in the stands and watching the handler/horse...
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    I am just curious about something. And I in no...

    I am just curious about something. And I in no way support Jill, and wish she could no longer own horses. BUT, for now, she can and does. So, if you stop using Redwine, or stop buying foals from...
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    Stalls are always in demand, so they aren't going...

    Stalls are always in demand, so they aren't going to make them bigger and lose numbers. All the barns on the actual show grounds have been updated in the last five years or so. Huge capital campaign....
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