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  1. #1
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    Default Congrats Tom -

    Eric and your horse you bred - yes? - just clear in round 2 of the Nation's Cup !!
    "Her life was okay. Sometimes she wished she were sleeping with the right man instead of with her dog, but she never felt she was sleeping with the wrong dog."



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    Yes, so far they have been doing really well every time they went out together. I am also happy to see Wang is the only horse Eric retained from his former string!!


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    Well done Tom!



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    Yay!

    And slight side question, why did Eric sell all of his string? More just curious since most of them were doing super well I thought.

    P.



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    Corianna had been ridden by the Spanish rider during Eric's vacation and were doing very well. He felt she was a good horse for a speed class but not consistent for the 1.60 m classes.
    Verdi may be ridden by Tiffany.
    Derly is now ridden by a New Zealander but she is still owned by ???
    I guess he wanted to start fresh again. I remember Horse Junkies had an article about that... I ll try to find it.

    Here it is
    http://www.horsejunkiesunited.com/?p=50936



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    well done!
    A FINE ROMANCE - JC Reg Thoroughbred - GOLD Premium CSHA - ISR/OLDNA Approved
    CSHA Brickenden Stallion Award Winner - for Performance offspring.
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    Thanks, everyone. This was the first Nations Cup for Wang Chung m2s and he had 5 faults in the first round and 0 faults in the second round. He jumped super and helped Team Canada to place 2nd.

    Eric Lamaze bought 50% of the 2003 stallion from me in January 2012. Even before he made the purchase Eric said he was going to bring the stallion back from 1.50 m. (where he was competing successfully as an 8-year-old) to 1.40 m. and slowly produce him to the top level. We were going to close the deal on the last night of the World Cup Show in Verona in November 2011 but everthing was put on hold when Hickstead tragically died. We waited until January to finalize the deal and that sent the very clear signal that the London Olympics was not the goal for Wang Chung (31 December 2011 was the ownership deadline for the 2012 Olympics).
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    Last year Wang Chung was Eric's 3rd best horse in the FEI Rolex rankings -- the perfect spot for a young showjumper. He is now Eric's top-ranked horse.

    Yes, Morningside Stud is the breeder of Wang Chung m2s.


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    Wow! “Congratulations” just doesn’t say enough… what a feeling, what an accomplishment!


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    That is something worth celebrating! Congrats!!



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    Fantastic news, and well deserved, Tom!! Here is to many more years of great stories from Ireland :-)



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    kudos



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    Well done!



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    Thanks Tom. From the Canadian showjumping fans!



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    Thanks, everyone. Twenty-two years ago I lived in Calgary and watched Big Ben at Spruce Meadows. Who would have thought...


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    Congratulations Tom, he's a beautiful and talented horse!



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    Congrats!! That is fantastic news for you and the Canadian team!! I look forward to seeing them in the future!!



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    Congratulations! Thank you for the back story on the development strategy as well!


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    Thank you everyone, and you are very welcome Renascence.



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    Quote Originally Posted by grayarabpony View Post
    Congratulations Tom, he's a beautiful and talented horse!
    lol yes... and the rider is not too bad either!!
    So glad Eric is back and willing to take a step back with the horse to go further.
    Congratulations to all~


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