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    It is also time for sap to start moving,...

    It is also time for sap to start moving, depending where you are, and they like that sweet that comes with the sap.
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    Rainwater should be fine although my old retiree...

    Rainwater should be fine although my old retiree won't drink it from the trough - he drinks the yucky stuff from puddles. He also eats snow rather than drink the water I tote out to him from the...
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    I don't know the driver at all........just noted...

    I don't know the driver at all........just noted it was a Miller; both Ray and Larry wear green and gold as did their father. Havent a clue when I will see any of that family - usually just run into...
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    Just checked the chart and she was well back by...

    Just checked the chart and she was well back by the quarter and never did get closer than 5 lengths at the head of the stretch. I think she just plain stopped - in over her head or short....driver...
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    That cord could be the trip for a few things like...

    That cord could be the trip for a few things like blinds or ear plugs or it could be a tail tie or even a part of the trotting hopples - there is a strap that attaches to the bike....
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    WMW - what is eased? Not at all familiar with...

    WMW - what is eased? Not at all familiar with that term. I figured it would be tough for her, even if it is Big M's version on non-winners of a ham sandwich. Second start this year so she was likely...
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    WMW - would you keep an eye on the 10th for a...

    WMW - would you keep an eye on the 10th for a mare called Caviart Shelly? She is trained by a friend of mine. I cant watch the races because it eats up the data and besides, I have to watch New...
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    Head carriage depends on how the horse is put...

    Head carriage depends on how the horse is put together - some carry high, others lower and more level.

    The purpose of the check is to give the horse something to balance against at speed, rarely...
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    I learned the term ages ago and then did some...

    I learned the term ages ago and then did some work with a harness maker and water hook was the term listed in the hardware section of the catalogues so the term stuck, and apparently permanently :)...
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    yabut.......I am old!!! ROFL at one time,...

    yabut.......I am old!!! ROFL

    at one time, they were listed in repair lists as water hooks only. In more recent times, Zilco added it's own version, just a screw in bit with a three quarter...
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    There are illustrations on both Standardbred...

    There are illustrations on both Standardbred Canada and USTA sites and that targets equipement or at least the basics.

    Water hook - a t-shaped hook between the turrets of the harness...like the...
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    We don't call them cavesons; they are head...

    We don't call them cavesons; they are head halters or race halters. There are usually three rings - one on each cheek where it attaches to the noseband and one underneath where it buckles. I have...
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    The mare is RJs Irish Lassie. She is listed as...

    The mare is RJs Irish Lassie. She is listed as roan but with Admirals Galley as a sire, someone goofed with her colour.
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    Not a lot of greys left now but there used to be...

    Not a lot of greys left now but there used to be a good number of them. As to the white ones. Historicallyunique did race and is now being a momma and White Bliss is sidelined for a bit with...
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    I checked hawthorne and saw the first three were...

    I checked hawthorne and saw the first three were re-arranged; all three were within a head of each other but I have no idea what happened. Does Hawthorne have replays online?
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    Got me - looked at the chart and no break listed...

    Got me - looked at the chart and no break listed for any horse at any point. Must have been interference somewhere with the first three....they were close together and maybe some banging and crashing...
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    It' called lapped on break - any horse breaking...

    It' called lapped on break - any horse breaking at the wire and is lapped on the horse ahead or behind will be set back as many places as there are horses it is lapped on.

    Clear as mud, right?
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    I will answer any questions I am able to...love...

    I will answer any questions I am able to...love promoting harness racing

    Will pass on the cycling since riding a bicycle is not in my skill set but thanks for the offer :)
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    They will or will not knead and upbringing seems to have little to do with it. Tippy never kneaded for years and after he was inside for the second winter, he started kneading and now it is his...
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    It is going to be hard to see the relationship of...

    It is going to be hard to see the relationship of the respective length of hopples and overcheck just by watching unless you are up close and personal.

    I honestly know very little about trotting...
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    Most pacers are born pacing now and the hopples...

    Most pacers are born pacing now and the hopples encourage and then later balance the horse but trotting hopples are another animal entirely. Pacers will lean into the hopples for full...
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    Blinds, according to the equipment guys are...

    Blinds, according to the equipment guys are attached to the bridle, blinkers are on a hood.

    NO LINE - TBA is program speak for the last race line unavailable at printing time. This happens with...
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    Race bikes can run in the thousands. Bare bones...

    Race bikes can run in the thousands. Bare bones harness wo/bridle starts around 400.00 or so depending on brand. Both kinds of hopples start around 200.00 and hangers are around 80.00 and bridles run...
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    1/2 cup may not be enough for an active cat and...

    1/2 cup may not be enough for an active cat and they will howl that you are starving them; does the bag give calories per serving?

    Also, if the weather is cold, they want more - mine are now up...
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    I knew there was once a track there and here is a...

    I knew there was once a track there and here is a website for it - http://www.phoenixtrottingpark.com/
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