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    RIP High Chapparal

    Was euthanised today due to complications of colic surgery.

    Hell of a racehorse. Was a dual Epsom and Irish Derby winner, won Irish Champion and twice won the BC Turf, the second of which was one...
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    Yes. They are not set up to stand him themselves....

    Yes. They are not set up to stand him themselves.

    In a recent interview Martin mentioned that most of the interest in him as a stallion has been from Japan. They were also extended an invitation...
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    Almost all the interest in him as stallion has...

    Almost all the interest in him as stallion has been from overseas, esp Japan. A G1 on turf makes him that more marketable overseas.
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    Hard to know what to make of that, because he...

    Hard to know what to make of that, because he beat SFA, but he wasn't extended doing it either.
    At least now he has the G1 on grass that they wanted to make him more marketable to Japanese stallion...
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    You are statistically more likely to breed a good...

    You are statistically more likely to breed a good horse by breeding the best producers to each other. That is not up for debate.
    Otherwise stallions wouldn't command $500,000 stud fees. The people...
  6. Didn't the US government help pay for it?

    Didn't the US government help pay for it?
  7. Why does the "National Cathedral" belong to the...

    Why does the "National Cathedral" belong to the Anglicans?
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    Interestingly, Peintre Celebre was retired from...

    Interestingly, Peintre Celebre was retired from stud duties the day after the Melbourne Cup. Esp interesting as he was only 20 years old and no reason (i.e fertility, or physical ailment) was given...
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    Here is a video replay of Protectionist winning...

    Here is a video replay of Protectionist winning the Melbourne Cup.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0L7DqVmMiI

    That is some serious turn of foot that horse has, to come flying like that at the...
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    Rio Grande Valley + San Antonio/Bexar Co +...

    Rio Grande Valley + San Antonio/Bexar Co + Austin/Travis Co
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    From looking at that I surmise that..... Red =...

    From looking at that I surmise that.....
    Red = open space
    Blue = centers of business, industry, culture, arts etc.
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    If she were running around the wilds of Nevada or...

    If she were running around the wilds of Nevada or Utah with a band of mustangs would she be too young to go in foal?
    It's the most natural thing in the world.
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    They are fairly common in Europe. I believe Monty...

    They are fairly common in Europe. I believe Monty Roberts was the first to popularise them. In fact they are often referred to as "Monty Roberts Rugs" in some quarters.
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    Hope you got to see it. It was a good race....

    Hope you got to see it. It was a good race. German bred, owned and trained Prefectionist won it.
    Red Cadeaux was 2nd, for the third time.
    Not sure where Fawkner finished, but he was prominent...
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    The Germans have just won the Melbourne Cup....

    The Germans have just won the Melbourne Cup. Protectionist a son on Monsun wins for trainer Andreas Wohler.

    For a country that only produces 800-900 TB foals a year, they produce some stout...
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    Race leaves a bad taste. He basically took out...

    Race leaves a bad taste. He basically took out the favourite (Shared Belief) and the other pace in the race that would have pressed him on the front end (Moreno). After that it was a perfect set up...
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    But only one Juvy winner has won the Derby, Also...

    But only one Juvy winner has won the Derby,
    Also rans do fairly well. Same with the Juvy Turf.
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    Well, they both made a fool out of me. But I...

    Well, they both made a fool out of me.
    But I can't believe they let Bayern have it all his own way up front. We have seen in the past that he is practically unbeatable id he is allowed to dictate...
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    I try to ignore 2yo form, been let down too many...

    I try to ignore 2yo form, been let down too many times. But Texas Red's running style and pedigree.... hard not to get a little excited about next year.
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    The speed bias appears to have gone, either the...

    The speed bias appears to have gone, either the track has dried or they've harrowed the hell out of it. So Bayern is a toss for me.

    Toast of New York is an interesting horse. If he can transfer...
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    It's a speed super highway at SA so far. If this...

    It's a speed super highway at SA so far. If this bias continues Bayern might be worth a heavy punt in the Classic.
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    Keep this link handy for when the NBCSN coverage...

    Keep this link handy for when the NBCSN coverage starts at 3:30 ET.
    http://hdfree.tv/nbc-sports-live-stream.html
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    The Breeders Cup website is also streaming it...

    The Breeders Cup website is also streaming it live, right on the main page...
    http://www.breederscup.com/
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    You are getting starts and races mixed up. There...

    You are getting starts and races mixed up.
    There were 43,319 races in 2013
    There were 338,223 starts in 2013
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    The accepted fatality rate for US racing is 2 per...

    The accepted fatality rate for US racing is 2 per 1000 starts.
    There were 338,223 starts in the US in 2013. That would amount to 680 odd fatalities in 2013. A number 330 so far (mid Oct) in 2014...
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