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  1. well finally found the time to watch the second...

    well finally found the time to watch the second day. While Karen O Connor had a generous score, Ithink Phillip Dutton was harshly marked. I loved his test (for what it is worth). Bringontnecross...
  2. Sorry, I thought Karen O Connor's score was...

    Sorry, I thought Karen O Connor's score was WAAAAY too generous. He was tense and had his head even higher than hers down the centre line to the final halt. I was thinking 54-56 penalties and just...
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    ESPN covergae ...racing for dummies

    I have been watching the Breeder's Cup since 1989 and I am absolutely amazed at how dummed down the coverage has become. It's all cutesy stories. What happened to discussion of form, breeding and...
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    Goldikova the Great

    Goldikova has proven herself as one of the best racemares in history...against colts and fillies. Three Breeder's Cups is unprecedented and it will be a long while until we see that again. What a...
  5. No No, No!

    I just about fell of my chair in horror when I opened this thread. I worked for a racehorse trainer who was fond of injecting knee joints. ALL of those horses eventually broke down and were useless...
  6. Mmmm

    OK, having worked in racing in the UK, US Australia and South Africa...I could make a few comments that are strictly my own humble opinion.

    1. BAN 2 year old racing. Even on the turf in SA and...
  7. Or how about someone use some music from Zimbabwe...

    Or how about someone use some music from Zimbabwe to protest what is going on there, with a big sign stuck on the horse's rump, "No arms from China for Zimbabwe".
    I am so damned cynical these days...
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    Ginny leng married Mikey Elliot (MFH of the...

    Ginny leng married Mikey Elliot (MFH of the Heythrop Hunt) and gave eventing away in the mid nineties (I know this because my next door neighbour was her head groom).
    BTW my neighbour got to take...
  9. Oooh can I join too! I definately fit in this...

    Oooh can I join too!
    I definately fit in this group.
    * OTTBs, one rather mad one who on last outing went plunging sideways through the warm up arena. I got sworn at a lot!
    * I ride the mad one in...
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    Does Aunt Esther draw the line at mules? I saw a...

    Does Aunt Esther draw the line at mules? I saw a mule perform a Prix St George test at Bishop Mule Days quite a few years ago. Fabulous to watch (especially knowing how obtuse they can be at times)....
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    Draw Reins???

    A student of mine had a lesson the other day with a better known trainer than myself. I asked how the lesson went and found out that the trainer put draw reins on the horse to encourage its 'muscles...
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    I loved the story about Sportscarand her rider...

    I loved the story about Sportscarand her rider that was published in Practical horseman a while back. (Its like hens teeth to get here in Oz) There is hope for us older (ahem) lady eventers out...
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