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    Years ago I had a game gutsy horse who loved to...

    Years ago I had a game gutsy horse who loved to run and had a resume to prove it. One day she was assumed to be the projected controlling speed of the race. For reasons that had nothing to do with...
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    Isn't his use of vocabulary more of a PR problem...

    Isn't his use of vocabulary more of a PR problem than anything else? As for Nehro, the report exonerates his care with far more thoroughness and thoughtfulness than PETA has ever shown

    If it is...
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    Funny Cide?

    Funny Cide?
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    It amazes me sometimes how many catalog pages...

    It amazes me sometimes how many catalog pages there are with more white space than print. It is like the breeders don't understand what that looks like before the yearling arrives at the sale.
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    I'm going to guess that the original poster has a...

    I'm going to guess that the original poster has a stallion in California. There are breeding incentives in place for stallions who can get winners on the track. But you have to breed the foals and...
  6. Thread: happy horses

    by Pronzini
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    How high can my thumb go up?

    How high can my thumb go up?
  7. Thread: happy horses

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    Or experience with a high powered equine athlete...

    Or experience with a high powered equine athlete and everything that comes along with it. Just like weekend pickup basketball isn't the same as the NBA, casual trail riding, green as grass eventing...
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    It is also very expensive to start a stallion.

    It is also very expensive to start a stallion.
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    Agreed. The privilege Zenyatta may get --at least...

    Agreed. The privilege Zenyatta may get --at least for the next few years--is access. It's likely that every stallion manager will make room for her when the stallion is booked full for other mares....
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    You shouldn't conclude that unless you believe...

    You shouldn't conclude that unless you believe Keeneland which has much larger sales than Fasig Tipton, is just slinging slang.

    http://flex.keeneland.com/summaries/summaries.html
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    Very very sad renewal. It's not clear what...

    Very very sad renewal. It's not clear what happened to Admire Rakti yet but it is disturbing that the other horse apparently reacted to a flag intentionally waved in his face by a child.
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    "reserve not attained" She didn't sell because...

    "reserve not attained"

    She didn't sell because the reserve was higher than the last bid.
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    Unfortunately events intervened to illustrate...

    Unfortunately events intervened to illustrate your point. The Zenyatta filly had the best of everything - breeding, care, expertise, facilities and it is still ended in a sad way. Not one of us or...
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    A lot of those venues are steeplechase courses....

    A lot of those venues are steeplechase courses. Any time you are going over jumps at speed, there will be a bigger chance of accidents.
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    If you are going to play that card, eventing is...

    If you are going to play that card, eventing is on pretty thin ice--plenty of horse people in other disciplines think that hurtling over solid objects at speed isn't necessarily the kindest thing to...
  16. As near as I can tell, the trainer is doing...

    As near as I can tell, the trainer is doing everything that we're told that trainers MUST do--trying to retire a horse to a second career, going through CANTER, advertising for a good home, taking a...
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    What a wonderful attitude you have and your mare...

    What a wonderful attitude you have and your mare is a beauty. I'm glad you found each other.
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    I wouldn't care if people want to indulge their...

    I wouldn't care if people want to indulge their fantasies of grandeur except that it really casts a poor light on the people they got/bought the horse from and it is misleading to boot. If someone...
  19. Thread: Wise Dan!

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    The important person -- Morton Fink--wants to...

    The important person -- Morton Fink--wants to stay on the turf.
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    All you need is the racing name and you can look...

    All you need is the racing name and you can look it up for free online.

    http://www.equibase.com/
  21. To be fair, that number is largely because of...

    To be fair, that number is largely because of Chromes success which has required insurance, travel, entry fees etc not faced by more ordinary stables.

    Other people with the same size stable may...
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    Actually by Calbred standards, Lucky Pulpit was a...

    Actually by Calbred standards, Lucky Pulpit was a pretty nice stallion before California Chrome. I went to Harris to look at him in 2012 but physically he didn't complement the mare I have. But he...
  23. Thread: 2014 Foals

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    Thanks Laurie! Knock on wood, I'm really happy...

    Thanks Laurie! Knock on wood, I'm really happy with both of them and how they are developing. I'll go to the farm in a couple of weeks and check on their progress.

    It looks like you have another...
  24. Thread: 2014 Foals

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    Not cutting edge recent but here are my two colts...

    Not cutting edge recent but here are my two colts from March-April timeframe:

    Include-Advance Ticket
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  25. With guns.

    With guns.
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