Type: Posts; User: Flashy Gray VA
Reading the coverage this a.m. I was beaming. Over 24 hours later and watching the video of the arrival at CD and I'm still beaming. First flurry of texts sent out when he crossed the line...
:lol: Wings! ^^^^
I also appreciated the mention of her big feet in the BH article. A fine filly, indeed.
One to keep an eye on!
Been a bit swamped with life for a while now and haven't posted for a while but on 8 November a good friend from KY told me they watched a nice filly named FLASHY GRAY break her maiden impressively...
I'm no raging feminist, but when a male jockey gets moved from one top flight mount in favor of another jock, do we speculate that this was likely so emotionally devastating for him that it caused...
Sky is providing good updates; looks overcast and perhaps the turf is softer than they'd prefer but less than 2 hours to post and it seems all systems are go for Frankel.
What a horse! :)
Whew, am so happy for Jackson Bend and Mr. Zito! Glad JB was back to some work after reading about the must-have-been-horrifying collision.
Gotta keep an eye on ESL in the King's Bishop!
This could - COULD - be his last race, folks!
Gorgeous photo. :)
Fritt - Bowsher is from TX, I believe, and the US Olympic Training Center in CO Springs is about a 30 minute drive in any given direction to some top notch riding facilities with instructors.
^^^ that was nice.
The Brazilian who was 2nd overall coming into the riding drew that nice paint, and while she started out well after the 3rd or 4th fence she just died. He kept going and jumped every fence for her...
Good job for Mhairi Spece from GB on arguably a tougher ride on that big grey who was getting stronger and stronger throughout.
Gutsy ride by the Egyptian Aya Medeny - she kept that big grey together pretty well.
Smart cautious ride from the Chinese rider on Cruising Boy, taking her time and letting this big honest grey take care of her.
HOoray for Natalya Coyle from IRL! 2 fences down but a lovely strong ride and BBC noted her extensive PC background!
Melanie MCCann of CAN with a great ride and an unlucky final fence down. BBC: "lady that obviously knows what she's doing, well done."
And today's gold medal for bestest horse (BBC "he's a star") is the lovely lovely paint who saved the 2nd Italian's butt.
Chloe Esposito of AUS had a nice go on a saintly 18 year old chestnut.
Solid ride from the Hungarian - until she dropped him dead in front of the oxer and came off.
Mexican with multiple refusals and a scary assed fall over the triple.
Donna Vikalis of CAN with a refusal at the first fence. And now she's off at the combination.
BBC announcer is noting in her bio that she states she rides 2x a month but spends time on a daily...
OMG the Pole had her reins tied in a knot. :eek:
NICE honest kind bay mare (I think) on course now with a big wite face with a Ukrainian. BBC: "Horse has a great attitude."
Ugh, I'm not hopeful - the French pentathlete currently in third overall was noted by the BBC's Aussie swimming commentator as coming from primarily a swimming background, and that she's had to...
First heat of the women's swimming has just started, FYI.
JER, you've always been a very knowledgable and patient advocate for MP on the threads that have come up on COTH. So kudos for handling the moaning and groaning with grace.
I guess in the U.S.,...