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    I think this is Clover Flush, and both survived although CF was injured and retired to stud.

    "He represented Australia and won the Norwood Gold Cup at the prestigious New Zealand Horse of the Year Show . He then went on to be reserve for the SYDNEY OLYMPICS in the year 2000. He retired to stud due to an injury when he heroically lept off the top of the Hickstead bank during the Derby."

    This is a better way to do it.
    "We, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit." JFK


      Originally posted by Foxtrot's View Post
      Then there is the Hickstead Bank, for you Googlers.
      Yup. I have a book - I think it's "The World of Show Jumping," showing Neal Shapiro (I think) and the supposedly ex-rodeo horse Uncle Max doing something similar off the Hickstead Bank. Not QUITE so extravagant, but it does look like he tried to jump from the top straight to the bottom.


        Originally posted by cnvh View Post
        (Image warning: no gore, just a major OMG factor.)
        Originally posted by belambi View Post
        WOW Look how far out he landed!! When you toggle between the two and compare the horse's location to the sign, and people in the crowd (notice how far to the left he is from the guy in the sun shirt - and then how he lands to the right of him). CRAZY!
        APPSOLUTE CHOCKLATE - Photo by Kathy Colman


          Originally posted by Calamber View Post
          I think this is Clover Flush, and both survived although CF was injured and retired to stud.g
          That photo is not Hickstead, and the horse is presumably not Clover Flush although he was a chestnut too.

          As others have said, the rider is Ben Maher and the photo is Hamburg in 2008.


            No, you are right, that is Alfredo, Clover Flush did his leap years before and not so successfully although he is still going strong as a sire. I understand Ben Maher has bigger problems now than horses leaping off banks.
            "We, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit." JFK


              Originally posted by Sandy M View Post
              Yup. I have a book - I think it's "The World of Show Jumping," showing Neal Shapiro (I think) and the supposedly ex-rodeo horse Uncle Max doing something similar off the Hickstead Bank. Not QUITE so extravagant, but it does look like he tried to jump from the top straight to the bottom.
              This is the one I was looking for last night, unsuccessfully I might add. Thanks!
              "We, too, will be remembered not for victories or defeats in battle or in politics, but for our contribution to the human spirit." JFK


                Actually I’m a bit late, but...
                Just wanted to confirm this was Ben Maher on Alfredo II


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                    Weird flex, but okay. (random bump on 5 year old thread)


                      Originally posted by mmeqcenter View Post
                      Weird flex, but okay. (random bump on 5 year old thread)
                      No kidding. Surprising the original link still works! A whole lot of the followup ones don't...


                        That picture is making the rounds again on social media now.

                        I'm surprised the newbie poster was able to find this thread with the title being quite vague. But glad, anyway, because I never saw this thread or the picture before.



                          I don’t even know how I got to this post XD
                          But happy these pics are still interesting for someone )


                            Mum said my sister was picked to go to an ODE further away.

                            The only other comment she made was that if my sister had known that there was an obstacle like this and he was going to jump from the top she wouldn't have attended.
                            It is better to ride 5 minutes a day than it is to ride 35 minutes on a Sunday.


                              I remember a book from kidhood featuring riders from Mexico. They trained cavalry and the banks were immense. I want to say the famous rider was Humberto Morales but I dont know. For a while they made a big splash on the world stage. Mid 50s I think

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