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  1. Having worked in sports broadcasting, allow me to...

    Having worked in sports broadcasting, allow me to chime in. For most of the sports we see on "national media" like ESPN or NBCSports, the hosts of the show have prepared stories and themes to cover....
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    What ever is available. Drink what the natives...

    What ever is available. Drink what the natives drink. If you are talking Kentucky, accustom yourself to bourbon.
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    Saratoga had the chute (that extended into what...

    Saratoga had the chute (that extended into what is now parking) into the 50's. It was called the Wilson chute (or Wilson Mile.) It was done away with but looking at the configuration of the fences,...
  4. I'm on the board of a local affiliate and we have...

    I'm on the board of a local affiliate and we have had such issues. At one show a kid was struggling to get over everything and the trainer wanted to come out and school her. We said "no" but that we...
  5. He looks amazing! Very sharp. He's such a keen...

    He looks amazing! Very sharp. He's such a keen jumper.
  6. Thread: New OTTB

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    My friend bred a couple of MdO foals that would...

    My friend bred a couple of MdO foals that would be 4 now. Do you know the name of the dam?

    MdO is fairly young as a sport sire but appears off to a good start.
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    Aqueduct and Churchill Downs also run one turn...

    Aqueduct and Churchill Downs also run one turn miles. Routes are generally 1 mile+. More and more the European breeders are favoring the winner of the Guineas (run on a straight mile) over the Derby...
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    Phipps mares are generally not beauty queens but...

    Phipps mares are generally not beauty queens but they can run and often produce.
    Con Game was a sister to Reviewer (sire of Ruffian and Revidere) and produced Stacked Pack who was a solid NY sire...
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    Glad you like them. They look great.

    Glad you like them. They look great.
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    I'm poor and have decent hair but I don't ride...

    I'm poor and have decent hair but I don't ride very well.

    Checkmate: Meupatdoes

    Yes, the Kesslers are wealthy and yes, they have worked hard and yes, Reed is a talented rider (with great hair.)...
  11. The Smart-Pak catalog I just looked at showed...

    The Smart-Pak catalog I just looked at showed Volants on what appeared to be a showhunter. I thought it odd and untraditional myself.
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    Actually we broke up years ago, this is his...

    Actually we broke up years ago, this is his retribution!
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    "Great broodmare prospect" = "Lame Mare" (or...

    "Great broodmare prospect" = "Lame Mare" (or "Crazy Mare," we don't want to ride her!)

    I also love ads professing a horses prowess or potential as a hunter who are shown in video in dressage tack,...
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    I don't joke about snow. It is not a laughing...

    I don't joke about snow. It is not a laughing matter. I did get a bit of sun yesterday and today, just in time to put my parka on tomorrow.
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    Marcus is a lovely rider and perhaps more...

    Marcus is a lovely rider and perhaps more "forward" than most Europeans. I like that he appears very soft in his hand and arm. I do think that many German riders do seem to ride with a long rein...
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    I was just on an extended "mare" conversation n...

    I was just on an extended "mare" conversation n FB and got m threads all bollixed up. I did know he is a HE... Time to go fix that...
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    I'm no expert but I agree that she seems to be...

    I'm no expert but I agree that she seems to be battling her ingrained inclination to ride in a forward seat. Several times she lightened her seat, only to return to the tack. Along with sitting more...
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    Just or that I'm driving to Gansevoort tomorrow,...

    Just or that I'm driving to Gansevoort tomorrow, or no d@mned reason.
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    Timex, is it still snowing? I drove by on the...

    Timex, is it still snowing? I drove by on the highway last week so you may have noticed some flurries.
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    The shadow indicates that the front legs are...

    The shadow indicates that the front legs are perfectly aligned. Pretty mare..
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    I love "extensive show record, great ribbons!"...

    I love "extensive show record, great ribbons!" etc and the video shows the horse jumping badly, in a kimberwicke over a crossrail formed by a garden rake, a pitchfork and two plastic lawn chairs.
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  22. Thread: oops

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    That sounds, um, kinds dirty...

    That sounds, um, kinds dirty...
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    I'm told that Tuesday is the scheduled date. If...

    I'm told that Tuesday is the scheduled date. If we have a blizzard all bets are off.
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    You should do well with Medallist. As to the...

    You should do well with Medallist.

    As to the Ribot issue and temper, it seems that "difficult" sires often have a few sons who don't inherit or pass on the temper. His Majesty was known for siring...
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    I'm trying to find out myself. I will post any...

    I'm trying to find out myself. I will post any info I get.
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