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    What can I bring into GA at Belmont?

    No, I do not believe, because.

    Yes, I am a 33 year old racing fan who recently married a native NY-er who has never been to a horse race in his life and has thrown himself whole-hog at my passion,...
  2. Bacon was briefly CoTH famous when I found him on...

    Bacon was briefly CoTH famous when I found him on a roadside as a 1 lb flea infested 4 week old, seen here. My ex would have killed me if I'd brought home another cat, so he became bacon because no...
  3. The man, the myth, the legend- Bacon...

    The man, the myth, the legend- Bacon. For scale, here we see Bacon investigating the sleeping arrangements of his 140 lb best friend. In this slide, please note the normal sized cat butt on the...
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    Thinking of you today. I know you have already...

    Thinking of you today.

    I know you have already decided, but wanted to add- I left the "things". I took the dog.

    Worth it.

    Sending strength from snowy NY.
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    Metric tons of H2O, emergen-c & plain old...

    Metric tons of H2O, emergen-c & plain old alka-seltzer.
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    *Waves* I totally thought this thread was...

    *Waves*

    I totally thought this thread was about my cat.

    Bacon has grown up a bit (normal sized feline on right). He's still best friends with the dog and I'm still glad I scooped him out of...
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    Poll: I really like Diamond Finish. Evokes strength,...

    I really like Diamond Finish. Evokes strength, perfection, all that good horse stuff, and gets the point across that she is the final product without it being depressing.

    Lastnightincowtown ...
  8. Groupie Doll isn't headed to the shed quite yet...

    She's headed to the Cigar Mile and will remain with Buff.

    A very sporting move by Mandy Pope, who only set out to build herself a breeding empire.
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    They're such good role models, aren't they? ...

    They're such good role models, aren't they?

    I've been a little down the last couple of weeks. The 140 lb. old man dane and 20 lb. freak cat have been nothing but quiet and sweet and gentle......
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    Favorite racing photos

    I swore we had a thread like this back a couple of years, but I am very bad at the search function on here. Or the search function is very bad. Take your pick.

    With much of the big racing done...
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    He should be. What a beautiful freak he is.

    He should be. What a beautiful freak he is.
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    NYRA's troubles haven't helped them either. ...

    NYRA's troubles haven't helped them either. Between that, the above, and the mindset that it must be held at a larger track with the infrastructure already in place to handle an event of such size &...
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    I don't think the fields are exactly weak. They...

    I don't think the fields are exactly weak. They do seem to be the best NA racing has to offer at the moment. NA racing was just sort of *blah* this year. The Distaff is STACKED, the Mile should be...
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    Dullahan euthanized

    Less than a week after retiring. I loved this horse and was looking forward to his stallion career. Rest easy, fella.
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  15. When I was in high school, the dean spent the...

    When I was in high school, the dean spent the first days of every year tracking down EVERY kid and handing them a card with his home number & a quarter. pre cell phone days, obviously. Other...
  16. Get thee to Etsy, where you can have a coat made...

    Get thee to Etsy, where you can have a coat made in custom size. I have a dane as well and finding a winter coat for him off the rack was impossible- he's large in stature but much leaner than most...
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    It's mostly all been said, but I wanted to add- I...

    It's mostly all been said, but I wanted to add- I attended a funeral last week for someone I did not know very well. He was a part of our extended social "family", and my SO knew him better than I...
  18. After some pondering and in light of reading the...

    After some pondering and in light of reading the many thoughtful responses regarding different kinds of aggression, I want to amend.

    I have been bitten by three cockers, but I don't consider...
  19. The most frightening dog I have ever known was a...

    The most frightening dog I have ever known was a smallish lab mix. He was trained, socialized, healthy and just... off. I never received a bite from him but plenty of other people did. He was...
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    Drugged bear plummets out of a tree into a net...

    Drugged bear plummets out of a tree into a net held by several DEC agents

    Onlooker, snapping pictures with cell phone: "Is that a bear?"
    Head DEC dude, nudging bear behind tree with his foot:...
  21. Well, I've got one whose job was supposed to be...

    Well, I've got one whose job was supposed to be finding a new home, and she failed miserably at that. She's very good at printing things on my wireless printer though. I clearly just misinterpreted...
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    I'm in consensus. And yes, "They" lie like...

    I'm in consensus.

    And yes, "They" lie like dogs. "They" told us there were no coyotes for years, until there were coyotes in suburban back yards. "They" swore there were no bears in the area,...
  23. I've owned a couple who have gotten out but come...

    I've owned a couple who have gotten out but come back in short order. I never found them during exhaustive searching; they just came home eventually.

    Several years back, a friend's family moved...
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    I knew a GSP who would herd the horses. He was...

    I knew a GSP who would herd the horses. He was reasonably effective, and would have been more so if he hadn't insisted on stopping to point at the horse he was planning to work before getting down...
  25. Thread: Rodney Farms

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    Bumping this up to share the latest. ...

    Bumping this up to share the latest.

    http://www.democratandchronicle.com/article/20130906/NEWS01/309060044/

    This is just incredibly sad.
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