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    I worked with Rusty and Rex on Ruffian and while...

    I worked with Rusty and Rex on Ruffian and while I enjoyed my time (did get the reward of making the final cut!) it can be rather monotonous and boring job. Loads of hurry up and wait. We had a...
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    In A Bind in Lexington, KY

    I'm in a bind in Lexington - HELP if you can! Loaned out my paint for use on the track over the winter and was told Friday to "start looking for a place to put him when the meet is over." This...
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    i always liked it, drove past is 2x / day,...

    i always liked it, drove past is 2x / day, because it IS different than any other barn in KY. everthing else is white with green trim or the like, and this was something to stand out and dare to be...
  4. I guess it has to do with the fact we are from TX...

    I guess it has to do with the fact we are from TX and don't coddle our horses and do things the "cowboy" way (they are working animals after all) but we have never had 2nd thoughts about feeding year...
  5. I have seen ppl pay my husband $50 to gallop a...

    I have seen ppl pay my husband $50 to gallop a rogue horse. I dont' see anything wrong with paying a little extra for someone who has the ability to handle a bad mother trucker. they are worth their...
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    Barrels, roping, cow work, hunter/english events,...

    Barrels, roping, cow work, hunter/english events, jumping...OTQH are well rounded and excel in all of the above!
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    i had spoken to bruce briefly after he was being...

    i had spoken to bruce briefly after he was being turned into the pony and bruce was so excited about it.

    took my daughter to see him during breyerfest and i'm glad she got to give him a pat. i...
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    if you don't want the horse claimed, either move...

    if you don't want the horse claimed, either move him up to allowance or starter allowance and if he can't hold his own there run him for a tag and praise god when he does get claimed that you have...
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    check into the excalibur brand. alot of gallop...

    check into the excalibur brand. alot of gallop hands i know wear this vest. try bigdweb.com i'm not sure offhand if they carry excalibur but also jockeytack.com is a good source
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    Spoiler!!!!! Filming of the movie to take place...

    Spoiler!!!!! Filming of the movie to take place at Darby Dan on Thursday. Shots to involve the stallion barn, foaling barn and a scene on the front porch involving John Galbreath.
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    The Girls Just Keep Winning

    Chalk another major win up for the ladies. Quarter horse racing's equivalent to the Ky Derby, the All American Futurity, had both first and second place horses of the female variety.
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    www.jockeystore.com www.jockeytack.com

    www.jockeystore.com
    www.jockeytack.com
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    I have a pony and use him in the mornings and...

    I have a pony and use him in the mornings and afternoons and on ocassion run into the problem that they don't even have a stall for him - and how do you think the horses will get to the post in the...
  14. Thread: Claims races?

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    Claiming definitely has its place. How do you...

    Claiming definitely has its place. How do you think purse funds are built? Not by 8 or 9 allowance and stakes races a day. But by betting on cheap claiming races. My former boss once told me he felt...
  15. Don't know offhand what the going rate for...

    Don't know offhand what the going rate for grooming is, but a guy next to me at Keeneland was making $250 to rub 2 and walk 2. Kentucky going gallop rate is $15, some pay $12, down in Louisiana I...
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    You will also find that generally, as you get...

    You will also find that generally, as you get further into the sale, the attitude of the horse's goes along with the quality. Starting by about Tues of week 2 of september sales, you will see ppl who...
  17. Come on folks, get real. Remember, this guy is...

    Come on folks, get real. Remember, this guy is from New Mexico. That place has some real hellholes for tracks....at least they did before casinos paid for replacements and upgrades....

    He should...
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    When i first got started i knew a trainer who...

    When i first got started i knew a trainer who tacked at least 175 getting on all of his to gallop. There are some big guys and girls out there who ride. That being said, there are a lot of bigger...
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    there are a ton of black trainers down in...

    there are a ton of black trainers down in louisiana
  20. as beautiful as she is, i don't think she can...

    as beautiful as she is, i don't think she can hold a candle to diane nelson in her heyday
  21. glad i shipped my broodmare out of tx to ky last...

    glad i shipped my broodmare out of tx to ky last week!

    canada is not allowing any texas based horse into the country for at least 3 months. so calgary stampeed will be strangely void of texas...
  22. we don't have the $$ to feed commercial weight...

    we don't have the $$ to feed commercial weight gain supplements, so we usually just go to the wal mart and buy a few gallons of corn oil and drizzle about 1/4 cup on their feed
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    tim is a really nice guy, my husband had him...

    tim is a really nice guy, my husband had him employeed as our forman for a little while. glad he got a chance to go out on his own after being with "daddy" cole norman for so long.

    after seeing...
  24. I used to pony off a mare and she did just fine....

    I used to pony off a mare and she did just fine. I only took fillies and geldings. Pam Fitzgerald who is an asst for al stall jr has a girl pony - she, like a lot of girl ponies, have had an...
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    i don't see the big deal about driving the horse...

    i don't see the big deal about driving the horse himself to get to kentucky - how else would he get there? he's at friggen sunland park - not exactly a hot spot for for sallee or brookledge or any...
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