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  1. Not a new new low but definitely altitude...

    Not a new new low but definitely altitude challenged:

    http://www.marketwatch.com/story/why-donald-trump-is-rich-and-youre-not-2015-07-27

    However I must observe that this...
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    A topic near and dear to my heart. Imagine my...

    A topic near and dear to my heart. Imagine my wrath when I found out that the cancer drug we paid $4,000 a month for (thanks to Canada, or it would have been double) was a formulation one molecule...
  3. El Torreo de Muze ...

    El Torreo de Muze

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao6Z15I4lDE

    Two powerhouse grannies, Ta Belle van Sombeek and Lhasa. And check out the videos on youtube of his mother, Funky Music with Ann...
  4. GCT Chantilly: Felicitous moments in broadcasting

    The second round's about to start on a sunny day in front of a glorious chateau. If you're not watching you just missed a delicious bit of camera work. The commentators, walking the course,...
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    Settle into a comfy chair, pour a nice ouzo and...

    Settle into a comfy chair, pour a nice ouzo and check out this prescient article from 2010 in Vanity Fair: http://www.vanityfair.com/news/2010/10/greeks-bearing-bonds-201010

    I found it gripping...
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    It looked to me like Cortez slipped in the...

    It looked to me like Cortez slipped in the jumpoff while turning to the in and out, then had a rail after which Beezie realized it was futile to continue. What a shame. His first two rounds were...
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    Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Spruce Meadows

    Go to www.sprucemeadows.com and hit the Live Cam button on the upper right. First round is just concluding. Second round and jumpoff yet to go. The sun is out in Calgary. What could be better?
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    Can only speak for myself but this is one groom...

    Can only speak for myself but this is one groom that would not be touching a Trump-aligned event with someone ELSE's pole after his asinine remarks. Just when you thought he couldn't get any more...
  9. Thread: Genuine Reward

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    Brook Ledge among others will be running about a...

    Brook Ledge among others will be running about a bazillion trucks out of Calgary through Billings, MT in just over two weeks. I'm sure they'd be proud and pleased to help out the son of Genuine Risk....
  10. Thread: Hickstead

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    Outstanding. Now THAT's show jumping! (No...

    Outstanding. Now THAT's show jumping! (No offense, Monaco). And Daisy Bunn's blog is too funny.
  11. Looks like Alison is showing at Tryon this week....

    Looks like Alison is showing at Tryon this week. Perhaps the publisher of this magazine could trot over and give her a heads up. Nice work, rustbreeches.
  12. Who's turning us against each other? Its the...

    Who's turning us against each other? Its the Russians!

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/07/magazine/the-agency.html?_r=0
  13. This might have expedited Reed's decision to buy...

    This might have expedited Reed's decision to buy at this time:

    http://www.greensboro.com/business/lorillard-ceo-could-get-m-after-reynolds-merger/article_bad035e2-5878-11e4-9015-001a4bcf6878.html...
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    For extra fun, the live cam is up at Spruce...

    For extra fun, the live cam is up at Spruce Meadows. Just about to start the 1.55 and what is even more fun, the Name the Foal candidates are scampering about the course walk.
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    There is an excellent pub located very close to...

    There is an excellent pub located very close to the stables. If your barn is organized they will have a person stationed outside to hand you a cold frosty one on your way back from the ring. It is a...
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    Wouldn't it be refreshing if Splitters Creek...

    Wouldn't it be refreshing if Splitters Creek Bundy didn't die in vain? Finally the FEI is showing some spinal fortitude.
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    Goodtimes and Contango spring to mind for jumping...

    Goodtimes and Contango spring to mind for jumping and dressage at least.
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    I have an idea. For the last round of the...

    I have an idea. For the last round of the championship, let's outlaw the pinch boots and build a much more accessible course. It strikes me as rather ingenuous for the riders to complain that courses...
  19. Thread: GCT Miami

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    And the PICTURES coming out of that event! So...

    And the PICTURES coming out of that event! So many beauties framed against the sky and the sea. How lucky they were with the weather. It really was a jewel-box of a show. One of the Chronicle...
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    Emilion, Corland, Cardento and Indoctro on their...

    Emilion, Corland, Cardento and Indoctro on their way in right now! Thanks for the heads up.
  21. True dat. There were some top class warm up...

    True dat. There were some top class warm up riders in Wellington including Marcus Beerbaum, Nick Skelton and Beat Mandli.
  22. I don't think that was Lonewolf's issue. I think...

    I don't think that was Lonewolf's issue. I think we should be addressing the presentation of what is essentially a warm- up as a competition, which would be very discouraging to a spectator who paid...
  23. Thread: GCT Miami

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    The live feed is extra disconcerting with...

    The live feed is extra disconcerting with swimmers in the background. Sometimes they disappear underwater for five minutes at a time. On the bright side, if Rodrigo nosedives into the liverpool again...
  24. Carroal is right to point out that we must not be...

    Carroal is right to point out that we must not be ungrateful for the free stream. That being said, I wonder if Debbie's selection was a last-minute thing as she seemed woefully unprepared. A few...
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    Brilliant advertising for Rolex, though. With the...

    Brilliant advertising for Rolex, though. With the clocks in the arena we can see exactly how many golden minutes we have lost to buffering.
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