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    one more example of racehorse work ethic

    I can't locate the thread that included some clips of riderless horses contending in races, but the first race at Laurel today provided a good example that fortunately ended well (although it...
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    Well, there's this guy, Australia's Holy Roller....

    Well, there's this guy, Australia's Holy Roller.

    http://www.horsecollaborative.com/look-back-worlds-biggest-racehorse/
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    Well, there's this guy, Australia's Holy Roller....

    Well, there's this guy, Australia's Holy Roller.

    http://www.horsecollaborative.com/look-back-worlds-biggest-racehorse/
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    Okay. Now this is hilarious. Emily Litella lives!

    Okay. Now this is hilarious. Emily Litella lives!
  5. THIS. I've been following along, admiring your...

    THIS.

    I've been following along, admiring your grit and devotion, hoping for a good outcome. Bungling vets have sent me to the brink of grief-stricken insanity a couple of times, so I know how you...
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    Coburn's rant was graceless and a shame (and so...

    Coburn's rant was graceless and a shame (and so was NBC's) - especially in the wake of so much graciousness over the past weeks. But hubby, not usually a sentimental person, pointed out that Coburn's...
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    YES. Hubby watched only the race, heard the call,...

    YES. Hubby watched only the race, heard the call, and made the same mistake. Reminded me of this oldie-but-goodie:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_uQOchrK7NA&feature=kp
  8. Ugh. Twinspires stream quit, and Ben's Cat going...

    Ugh. Twinspires stream quit, and Ben's Cat going to post. Anywhere I can watch?
  9. Thread: Triple Crown

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    Beyer is a curmudgeon, I agree. But here's his...

    Beyer is a curmudgeon, I agree. But here's his reasoning:
    ...
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    Yep. Laurie (former MS mod) is there, too. I...

    Yep. Laurie (former MS mod) is there, too. I watched their cams last year, but have not kept up with things.
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    Looks like he's back with a powerful one-two...

    Looks like he's back with a powerful one-two finish in the CashCall Futurity today.

    http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/82437/shared-belief-puts-cashcall-futurity-in-bank
  12. Thread: Orb retired

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    Well, not Malibu Moon anyhow. He got his start in...

    Well, not Malibu Moon anyhow. He got his start in MD.
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    What are the odds? I have a tour at Claiborne...

    What are the odds? I have a tour at Claiborne next weekend, too. It'll be my second tour there. The first was a few years ago, and this time I am going with the hope of meeting Flatter, who sired my...
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    I reregistered without any problems a while back,...

    I reregistered without any problems a while back, but really miss the international racing forum (or "foreign racing," as it was unfortunately termed) and also the wonderful historical reach of the...
  15. Sarcasm . . . conflictedness . . . thinking about...

    Sarcasm . . . conflictedness . . . thinking about the lives of those who will attend to the filly and dispose of her manure.
  16. See here...

    See here for explanation. (The problem is also global.) :yes:
  17. He has decided to run in the Laurel Dash, instead...

    He has decided to run in the Laurel Dash, instead - wants the "sure thing."
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    True. Josh Pons writes in Country Life Diaries of...

    True. Josh Pons writes in Country Life Diaries of a horse of theirs whose name was misspelled in a $35K claim that therefore aborted. If I recall correctly, the horse was injured in its next work and...
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    another satisfied headline writer

    Sometimes I wonder if these stories make BH just for the sheer fun of the headline. :lol:
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    I had to resort to Twinspires to watch. Even my...

    I had to resort to Twinspires to watch. Even my horse was banging her head against the wall. (Seriously.)
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    Joel is out for six weeks, and Lezcano will ride...

    Joel is out for six weeks, and Lezcano will ride Orb today in the Travers.

    http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/articles/80249/rosario-out-six-weeks-with-fractured-foot
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    IMO, you picked a good one. Give my regards to...

    IMO, you picked a good one. Give my regards to Pleasantly Perfect. You might even have a chance to pose with AP Indy, if they are still bringing him out for adoration.
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    Very helpful reference. Thank you! I looked for...

    Very helpful reference. Thank you! I looked for such a list and couldn't find one on my own. Usually, the abbreviations are obvious to me, but those two stumped me. I've never had a horse who made it...
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    Thanks! How silly I didn't think of Arlington...

    Thanks! How silly I didn't think of Arlington Park, since I spent my first day at the races there something like 50 years ago. I did think of Arapahoe, but it made no sense, sandwiched tightly...
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    question about track abbreviations

    I am mystified by two track abbreviations on a PP document generated by Equibase. Does anybody know which tracks AP and/or KD refer to?

    As always, I'm grateful for the collective wisdom on this...
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