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  1. #1
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    Default Just a silly question...

    When I first started following racing I never really had a favorite, at least until Skip Away came along. Still adore the horse.

    Just curious, if you came across a skip away baby, what would you expect in terms of attitude, confo, etc? Any of you out there with experiences. This is all purely for my amusement.
    "Wost Case Ontario..."



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    I have seen only very limited amounts of SA babies, and I have not been impressed with their conformation. In fact, one of the most crooked yearlings I ever saw was a Skip Away--we called him "Ducky" because he toed out sooo badly. He was sweet, though. He did not make it to the races.
    Life would be infinitely better if pinatas suddenly appeared throughout the day.



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    awww, I'm dissapointed.

    But thanks for sharing. Its not like I'll have a TB but I couldn't get the question out of my head.
    "Wost Case Ontario..."



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    I know that Xcntrygirl had a SA when she was in NY and she loved him. I'll send her over here.
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    My big bad Skip away son that I had in my string for a couple years was awesome. But his ankles have big osselettes. He was athletic as hell and lovely but he could be a handful even at 6 years old.

    He was and is a lovely horse. He is hard knocking and he is about to join the CANTER Ne listing tomorrow!!!

    I am very happy b/c I have been waiting and calling his trainer every year to make sure he was ok.

    Here are some older pics...:

    http://www.cmannphoto.com/Photoshop%...tmas/index.htm

    ~Emily
    "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgment that something is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." ~2001 The Princess Diaries



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    I had a Skip Away filly for an owner a couple of years ago. She was a soundness disaster but had a lot of heart. I ran her regularly and trained her very little to maximize her soundness for race day, she did very well for us until I had to show her owner the door.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Xctrygirl View Post
    Here are some older pics...:

    http://www.cmannphoto.com/Photoshop%...tmas/index.htm

    ~Emily
    Here's one of Christmas Away from 2006 (which I have because he and Rasor D were adversaries back in the day...):

    breaking from the gate (Christmas is the 4 horse)
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    There is a really nice Skip Away on www.leightonfarm.com.



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    Thanks all for sharing...
    keep, there were quite a few nice horses I wouldn't mind on that site.
    "Wost Case Ontario..."



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    Quote Originally Posted by Barnfairy View Post
    Here's one of Christmas Away from 2006 (which I have because he and Rasor D were adversaries back in the day...):

    breaking from the gate (Christmas is the 3 horse)
    I think you mean the 4 horse.

    He's a big grey.

    ~em
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    Skip Aways tend to be light framed without much substance in the hindquarters. I like him, too, but not most of his foals.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Xctrygirl View Post
    I think you mean the 4 horse.

    He's a big grey.

    ~em
    Yes yes, I meant the 4. That's what happens when I post in a hurry.



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