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    Why does The Chronicle not cover racing?

    I and I think others, would enjoy news and stories on the tracks, trainers, owners and of course, the horses.
    This is a sport that deserves attention regularly not just at Derby time.
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    I am well aware of the San Francisco shelters and...

    I am well aware of the San Francisco shelters and the great work they do. If only other shelters had the same network of support. But, I fear you've missed my point. To refer to an org who places...
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    If animal cruelty is truly a major public...

    If animal cruelty is truly a major public concern, I say a law should be passed where-by a license must be obtained for dog and cat ownership. Yep, you heard me right! On the grand scale of things,...
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    No, please reread my post. I'm not trying to...

    No, please reread my post. I'm not trying to portray you as anything.

    Elitist? Do we hate elitism?

    An unnecessary sport? Do we hate things which are unnecessary?

    Cruel? What part of this is...
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    What we disagree on are many things, only one...

    What we disagree on are many things, only one being the definition of cruelty.

    I'm assuming you own a horse or you wouldn't be here. If so then please explain the "utility" [your term] in your...
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    I'll try to explain why some things are...

    I'll try to explain why some things are unexplainable by recalling a few lines from a popular film most of us have seen. Not word for word but:

    "Not having stood there and looked up, do you really...
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    To anyone who loves the sport and hunts on a...

    To anyone who loves the sport and hunts on a regular basis, drag hunting is an unacceptable alternative. It's like throwing a line into a goldfish bowl.

    And the comment on stag hunting....have you...
  8. Jimmy Schmeltzer was still there last time I...

    Jimmy Schmeltzer was still there last time I looked, which was a couple of years ago. He is indeed a character and always has juicy gossip to share. I once happened upon an old bridle upstairs in his...
  9. This has been the most fun thread to read yet....

    This has been the most fun thread to read yet. But the pictures are priceless. Please keep posting them.

    Here's one I took at a show in Southern Pines [I think]. It's of Dave Kelly after he'd just...
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    If this person wanted so badly to address this...

    If this person wanted so badly to address this issue she should have used The Chronicle's "Horseman's Forum" format.

    THAT would have been more appropriate and, as you've pointed out before,...
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    No Erin, I think perhaps YOU have missed the...

    No Erin, I think perhaps YOU have missed the point. While I agree "equitation" and its American meaning needs addressing, to name the person in a photo then go on to specifically use HER position as...
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    Ms. Meagher begins her "tirade" by saying "I am...

    Ms. Meagher begins her "tirade" by saying "I am not attacking....".

    Her unsolicited criticism of this child's riding style would be unwelcomed in any situation. The fact that she chooses to...
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    I agree that the process is most important. ...

    I agree that the process is most important.

    And with that in mind, I have changed my thoughts of the electoral college. This election turned civics lesson, caused me to investigate its purpose...
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    Good Lord! What's going on over here? ...."N.C....

    Good Lord! What's going on over here?
    ...."N.C. is indeed The State of ignorant horse people."???
    Say's who pray tell??
    Be careful how you throw around the term, "ignorant". It may just splatter.
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    Bertie, I agree. The college was formed back when...

    Bertie, I agree. The college was formed back when distance was an issue in a campaign. Another interesting part of it, in case of a tie, each state gets one vote. Also, each state's delegates are not...
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    A bit off topic but perhaps worthy as an example...

    A bit off topic but perhaps worthy as an example of "different strokes for different folks."

    On the list of the 20th Century's 100 Best English-Language Novels as compiled by Radcliffe......

    Ms...
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    "....freaky Ayn Rand novels with the cult...

    "....freaky Ayn Rand novels with the cult following"
    Oh my......I too am starting to understand. May I ask....have YOU read them? No,never mind. I think I already know that answer too.

    [This...
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    I must say, this has been an interesting thread....

    I must say, this has been an interesting thread. I think, more than anything, it reflects how some of us feel they have been or should be affected individually by our government. [Hummm...how 'bout...
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    I remember well, the days when an abortion was...

    I remember well, the days when an abortion was illegal. That was as senseless as the war going on in Vietnam at the time.

    Idealism seems to once again be the simplified platform of choice for...
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    I wonder how the "Horse-Sports" coverage in other...

    I wonder how the "Horse-Sports" coverage in other countries compares to our miserable offerings?

    I was in London some years back during the Summer Olympics. The BBC had live coverage of EVERY...
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    Great idea! With cubbing just around the corner,...

    Great idea! With cubbing just around the corner, it's a perfect time too.
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    Oxer, yes, very good points. You've also...

    Oxer, yes, very good points. You've also highlighted some of the varied interests and situations that exist, which make unanimous contentment within this org impossible.

    But, maybe compromise and...
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    At this point in time I have to wonder if what's...

    At this point in time I have to wonder if what's good for a segment of the industry is good for the sport.
    The industry being the average American rated competitions,trainers and other necessary...
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    I think the milage rule has [like many similar...

    I think the milage rule has [like many similar "protective" ideas] "evolved" beyond its intended purpose. Fewer managers "owning" more and more dates...well, it doesn't take alot of forsight to see...
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    Speaking of great ex-pony jocks, how about the...

    Speaking of great ex-pony jocks, how about the ones who were still doing the ponies at age 18?
    Rodney Jenkins [I first saw him in the pony ring at Sedgefield]
    Jeffrey Wells [I first saw him in...
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