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    I don't understand the long distance travel bit....

    I don't understand the long distance travel bit. He has to fly back from Dubai to somewhere. It appears he will fly to England father than southern California. They are both long distances, but the...
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    ?? If anything he is going to end up at stud...

    ??

    If anything he is going to end up at stud in Japan.

    Who in Dubai would buy him?
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    This thread is the internet equivalent of the...

    This thread is the internet equivalent of the movie Groundhog Day.
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    I haven't heard. I would guess Art Sherman's son...

    I haven't heard. I would guess Art Sherman's son maybe? He has been the one that has usually traveled with him in the past.
    It will be interesting to see where, and with whom, he ends up being...
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    Sound like all may not be well in the Chrome and...

    Sound like all may not be well in the Chrome and the decision to send him to Ascot is not an unanimous one. Art Sherman apparently appears to have been some what blindsided by it.
    I guess Martin is...
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    California Chrome wil ship straight from Dubai to...

    California Chrome wil ship straight from Dubai to Newmarket in England where is next start will be at Royal Ascot in June.
    They haven't said which race his target will be, but I imagine either the...
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    Denying people the right to gamble because you...

    Denying people the right to gamble because you think it is immoral or "bad" is equivalent to denying people the right to drive a car on the 'sabbath'.
    If somebody thinks gambling is 'wrong', then...
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    The Maktoum horses are picked and trained with...

    The Maktoum horses are picked and trained with the Dubai festival in mind. their season is built around it. They also have a lot of course specialists that can't run a lick elsewhere, but run well...
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    I hope Rome and Hollendorfer et al realize they...

    I hope Rome and Hollendorfer et al realize they left the easiest $6m they would likely ever make out in the desert today.
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    Why would you think that would be great? How...

    Why would you think that would be great?

    How about no drinking? Would that be great too?

    No sex?

    No driving on Sundays?

    Large parts of the USA are already a betting wasteland, thanks to...
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    Dubai is a completely unique situation. You...

    Dubai is a completely unique situation. You basically have several insanely wealthy families that bankroll the whole racing there. I suppose in a sense it is not too dissimilar to how TB racing, "The...
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    Just saw that on the DRF site a couple of minutes...

    Just saw that on the DRF site a couple of minutes ago.

    A legend, and an absolute gent to boot.
    Racing will be poorer without guys like him.

    RIP
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    After that, I hope he doesnt come home with $6m...

    After that, I hope he doesnt come home with $6m in a bag.
    Here's hoping his horse finishes up the track.
  14. He hits the horse a total of TWO times, which for...

    He hits the horse a total of TWO times, which for a Novice with a tendency to idle, is about right to keep him on task. There was no walloping.
  15. Where and when did he win a G2?

    Where and when did he win a G2?
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    That was mighty impressive from Conygree, on many...

    That was mighty impressive from Conygree, on many levels.
    First Novice to win the Gold Cup in over 40 years, no small achievement in itself. He made all the running, and made it true test by running...
  17. For JER, and any other Robin des Champs...

    For JER, and any other Robin des Champs fangirls/boys (or for that matter anyone who just loves to watch horses gallop and jump), here is Robin des Champ's son, Vautour, in the Novice's Chase at...
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    It's been a great three days of racing so far,...

    It's been a great three days of racing so far, with the big one to come tomorrow, Friday.

    But I have to say Vautour's performace today in the Novice's Chase has to be the pick of the litter so...
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    Then they should probably stay away from the...

    Then they should probably stay away from the track and not gamble.
    I could be wrong, but I'm pretty sure the law would not make gambling on horses mandatory for all citizens, so I'm not sure what...
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    Whether racing would survive in GA is something...

    Whether racing would survive in GA is something that should be decided by the general public that may or may not support it, and the business people and horsemen willing to take the chance.

    The...
  21. I'm not sure where you are getting those scale of...

    I'm not sure where you are getting those scale of weights from.
    Here is the offical BHA WFA scale of weights.... http://rules.britishhorseracing.com/Orders-and-rules&staticID=126806&depth=4
    As you...
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    A list of all the races over the next 4 days,...

    A list of all the races over the next 4 days, with a bit of an explanation of each race for the uninitiated.
    Cheltenham is basically like the Breeders Cup, or the Olympics, for Jump Racing. It's...
  23. It is not the amount of weight carried, it is the...

    It is not the amount of weight carried, it is the amount conceded.
    If every horse in the race is carrying 140lbs, there is no advantage or disadvantage to any horse.
    A horse carrying 126lbs and...
  24. You are wrong, by a million miles. See my other...

    You are wrong, by a million miles. See my other post.
    You are obviously not very familiar with European racing.
  25. Why wouldn't you think so? Here's a handful of...

    Why wouldn't you think so?

    Here's a handful of examples. I can supply scores more if you'd like.


    Nursery Stakes for 2yos on the all-weather at Lingfield, 12 2yos ran, top weight carried...
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