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    I agree with Bob Baffert on this one. That poor...

    I agree with Bob Baffert on this one. That poor kid (Jose Santos, Jr.), he was so thrilled about his father winning the Kentucky Derby, and then he had to hear these accusations that he was carrying...
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    I had taped the Kentucky Derby, and I just looked...

    I had taped the Kentucky Derby, and I just looked at close-up video replays on NBC's coverage. Let me make this statement and end this debate:

    Jose Santos held a whip and nothing else!

    End of...
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    Maybe I just have more flexible fingers than you...

    Maybe I just have more flexible fingers than you do, but it takes no effort for me to spread my fingers out into the position shown in the photo. Also, that finger position is quite normal when the...
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    I agree with Lauruffian's suggestion that he was...

    I agree with Lauruffian's suggestion that he was in the process of switching the whip position - I believe at this point that he was returning it to the neutral position. However, I seriously doubt...
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    I just saw that article on Sportsline.com that...

    I just saw that article on Sportsline.com that shows the photo. Here's a direct link:

    http://www.sportsline.com/horseracing/story/6363331

    It definitely looks like there is something in Santos's...
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    Jose Santos, jockey of Kentucky Derby winner...

    Jose Santos, jockey of Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide, is currently under investigation when a photo appeared to reveal an object in his right hand.
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    Jose Santos, jockey of Kentucky Derby winner...

    Jose Santos, jockey of Kentucky Derby winner Funny Cide, is currently under investigation when a photo appeared to reveal an object in his right hand.
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    Horrible Evening, Thick Headed, Fresh Broccoli. ...

    Horrible Evening, Thick Headed, Fresh Broccoli.

    [This message was edited by Thoroughbred on Feb. 14, 2003 at 10:31 AM.]
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    Ah, that's right, I forgot that Frankel trains...

    Ah, that's right, I forgot that Frankel trains Lido Palace, thanks for reminding me. And I sure hope his exercise riders are good, at least better than Bob Baffert's! I think they broke War Emblem's...
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    I've sensed that about the South American horses,...

    I've sensed that about the South American horses, and what doesn't help North American trainers in handling them in the States is that, at least in Argentina, saddles are only used for fast workouts....
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    Yes, that's the Miss Terrible! I'm so excited...

    Yes, that's the Miss Terrible! I'm so excited about her! She's like Argentina's version of Azeri, only on the turf.

    I heard that she shouldn't race at the current Santa Anita meet, because South...
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    Here's another name: Onion, one of the very few...

    Here's another name: Onion, one of the very few horses to beat Secretariat.

    And a few other goodies: My Friend Lumpy, Dealinwithinsanity, Runnin Smashed, Reynoldsrap, Que Guapo, Excessivepleasure...
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    How can there be another Knucklehead?? There...

    How can there be another Knucklehead?? There already is one, in fact he just won a race recently at Turfway.

    Spinelessjellyfish was the horse on whom Chris McCarron won his 7,00th race - too bad...
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    Here's another doozy - Holy Burrito.

    Here's another doozy - Holy Burrito.
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    Kinsella, what are you going to name the foal?...

    Kinsella, what are you going to name the foal? Dam Special, maybe?

    As for Youmakemethorbaby, I just recently saw "Thor" as a name, in a name book, it means "thunder". So the name still doesn't...
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    I actually don't see anything wrong with Ellie's...

    I actually don't see anything wrong with Ellie's Dream... I mean, if your name is Ellie, and this is your dream horse, there's no problem with naming her Ellie's Dream. There's a racehorse named My...
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    Here's a few more: Hunka Hunka Lori Z, Chicken...

    Here's a few more: Hunka Hunka Lori Z, Chicken Soup Kid, Hell Cat, Mushroom Countess, Knucklehead.

    [This message was edited by Thoroughbred on Nov. 27, 2002 at 12:49 PM.]
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    This is so weird! I just came across a photo of...

    This is so weird! I just came across a photo of Flat Fleet Feet! I wasn't looking for it, I was just looking at Keeneland photos on Horsephotos.com, and there it was! Here's the link:...
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    Here's a good one: Hubba Hubba Hubba....

    Here's a good one: Hubba Hubba Hubba. /infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif I remember when he won a few months ago at Arlington Park, the announcer (John Dooley) sounded rather amused by the name.
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    Flash44, I don't think I should even dignify your...

    Flash44, I don't think I should even dignify your comment with an answer. If only I had enough money to own a racehorse! I am the last person on earth who should think that everyone has limitless...
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    I just thought I'd add Gary Stevens's opinion to...

    I just thought I'd add Gary Stevens's opinion to this. I was reading a review of his book, "The Perfect Ride", which mentioned this (note my italics): "Stevens gave us his opinions on where the sport...
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    I agree with Poltroon. And as for the fact that...

    I agree with Poltroon. And as for the fact that I'm not a trainer? You don't have to be a racehorse trainer to know that bute isn't a substitute for a totally sound horse, or that horses stay sounder...
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    I'm not one to give up and back down just because...

    I'm not one to give up and back down just because I don't like what I currently see. I didn't turn away from dressage because the majority of today's dressage riders have corrupt methods and ideals...
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    Ahh, I see - beautiful horse, too! Problem is,...

    Ahh, I see - beautiful horse, too! Problem is, when you hear Tom Durkin say "Rhum is closing on the inside!", you just hear "rum". /infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

    Just thought of another name:...
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    Lizviola... I think that name really takes the...

    Lizviola... I think that name really takes the cake!!

    Here are some more for ya: Dat You Miz Blue, Vodka, Rhum, Farmer In The Dell, Soup n' Crackers (not to mention his sire, Alphabet Soup).

    Of...
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