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  1. That's not your horse's complete race record. He...

    That's not your horse's complete race record. He had several wins and in the money placings as a 5yo in 2011, finishing in the money in 5 of his 12 starts that year. He obviously went off the boil a...
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    Admire Rakti seems none the worse for wear from...

    Admire Rakti seems none the worse for wear from that incident. He just won the Caulfield Cup G1..... replay, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HvzAMyXQQj0
  3. Fallon is an Irishman, though based in England. ...

    Fallon is an Irishman, though based in England.

    He spent the winter in Florida about 10 or so years ago, and there was talk at the time that he might stick around, but then he was offered the job...
  4. Thread: Juan Saez

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    This is turning into a horrible couple of days...

    This is turning into a horrible couple of days for jockeys in racing.

    In Australia two jockeys (both young women) have died in race related accidents.
    19 year old jockey Catilin Forrest has just...
  5. Thread: Juan Saez

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    This is awful news. Doesn't sound good, but...

    This is awful news. Doesn't sound good, but really hoping he makes it.
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    Apparently women make up 30% of the Kings Troop...

    Apparently women make up 30% of the Kings Troop nowadays. It was only opened to women in the mid 90's. Here's an interesting video on the role of women in the King's Troop......
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    Something like this........

    Something like this..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGZUM5wm0BA
    Very nice high definition video.
    They seem to have quite a few women in the ranks nowadays.
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    Video of the Kings Troop in action....

    Video of the Kings Troop in action.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d3DaBFkF54
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    Wow, that is an awful lot of horses. Had no idea...

    Wow, that is an awful lot of horses. Had no idea the Spanish army had such a sizable ceremonial equestrian contingent.
  10. Thread: Tonalist

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    Horses ship back and forth across continents, and...

    Horses ship back and forth across continents, and even oceans to race all the time. CC himself shipped to Louisville to run in the KY Derby. He didn't 'have' to do that either.
    Are you advocating...
  11. Thread: Wise Dan!

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    Well dammit, that's not news I wanted to hear.

    Well dammit, that's not news I wanted to hear.
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    This tread reminds me of an old joke, Heaven...

    This tread reminds me of an old joke,

    Heaven is where.... the Brits are the Police, Germans are the mechanics, Italians are the lovers, the French are the Chefs, and everything is organized by...
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    Btw, The Dutchies were also in S.America...

    Btw,
    The Dutchies were also in S.America (Surinam) and the Caribbean (Antilles etc), and let's not forget they stole a little part of north America too (or bought it for some beads and a couple of...
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    This is the best post ever on this forum....

    This is the best post ever on this forum.
    :applause:
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    +1 Go back 1000 years with the Vikings running...

    +1
    Go back 1000 years with the Vikings running amok, raping and pillaging and ask the question... "are the Nordic peoples wired for violence?". (did the OP claim to be of Nordic decent?).
    Nowadays...
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    In a shock turnaround, Sheikh Joann al Shabaq has...

    In a shock turnaround, Sheikh Joann al Shabaq has decided that Treve will stay in training as a 5yo for what would be an attempt at a historic third win in the Arc.
    ...
  17. Thread: Cigar

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    Del Mar is where the famous win streak ended, in...

    Del Mar is where the famous win streak ended, in the Pac Classic.
    He ran in the Breeders Cup Classic twice, winning at Belmont in '95 and a narrowly beaten 3rd at Woodbine in '96.

    Here is his...
  18. Thread: LONHRO

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    They have him back, he's down there right now. He...

    They have him back, he's down there right now. He spends Jul-Jan in Australia every year, like any other shuttle stallion.
    http://www.darley.com.au/stallions/our-stallions/lonhro
  19. Thread: Cigar

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    Here is a link to Barbara Livingston article in...

    Here is a link to Barbara Livingston article in DRF, where she has a retrospective look at his career in pictures, including pics of his retirement ceremony at the National Horse Show at Madison...
  20. Thread: LONHRO

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    Exceed and Excel, Bernardini, Medaglia d'Oro are...

    Exceed and Excel, Bernardini, Medaglia d'Oro are three Darley stallions off the top of my head that have higher stud fees (and ergo more valuable) and they shuttle between hemispheres. It would be...
  21. Thread: LONHRO

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    Why would they not just continue to shuttle him? ...

    Why would they not just continue to shuttle him?
    His stud fee in Aus is more than twice what it is in the US, so if they were going to keep in one place it would make more economic sense for him to...
  22. Thread: Cigar

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    Man, that is sad news. I remember that win...

    Man, that is sad news.

    I remember that win streak, it was such like a special time in racing. I didn't actually get to see the streak end, as I was at a wedding that day, but I remember the exact...
  23. Thread: Tonalist

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    May have had something to do with the six figure...

    May have had something to do with the six figure "appearance" fee.
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    Crazy picture

    Admire Rakti, second favourite in the betting for the upcoming Melbourne Cup was attacked by stablemate Admire Inazuma at a quarantine facility in Australia where both Japanese runners are currently...
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    Here's a great pic of Treve, with trainer...

    Here's a great pic of Treve, with trainer Criquete Head and breeder Alec head, the morning after the race. Can't tell if she's stretching or if it's some trick they taught her....
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