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Spin-off - What is your favourite race call??

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  • Spin-off - What is your favourite race call??

    The question about what race would you like to see brought this to mind

    Here is one of mine, with the incredible Roger Huston (180,000+ calls) doing the call:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3goC50jhdjU
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    Really enjoyed that. Thank you.

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      The one I constantly go back to watch again is the 2010 Vanity Handicap. The call itself isn’t really mind blowing or anything, I just love it because the caller was a huge Zenyatta fan himself and he was LOSING it in the stretch when it looked like she might not get up there in time. He vocalized pretty much what we all were feeling.
       
      Some people are like slinkies...not really good for anything, but you still can't help but smile when you see one tumble down the stairs.

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          On a lighter note, Larry Collmus:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tQRlZw4Rad0

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            Not not an actual race call, but the outcome could have been very different if not for Edgar’s helping hand.
            https://youtu.be/m6sP_Mq64vQ

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              Originally posted by sk_pacer View Post
              The question about what race would you like to see brought this to mind

              Here is one of mine, with the incredible Roger Huston (180,000+ calls) doing the call:

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3goC50jhdjU
              This was exactly the call I first thought of when I saw the title of the thread! So since it's already taken, I'll share my second favorite, which is (I believe) the only surviving footage of Niatross' 1980 time trial. Or at least, it's the only footage that made its way onto Youtube!

              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlZCF-g3__I

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                Originally posted by Standard Bread View Post

                This was exactly the call I first thought of when I saw the title of the thread! So since it's already taken, I'll share my second favorite, which is (I believe) the only surviving footage of Niatross' 1980 time trial. Or at least, it's the only footage that made its way onto Youtube!

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlZCF-g3__I
                I remember watching that TT in the drivers' room at Edmonton Northlands....and I do believe that link you shared is the only surviving record of that....will try asking Dean Hoffman, he might know.

                I will counter with Somebeachsomewhere winning the NA cup -
                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qz_gRlcBapU

                And with one that I saw live, the great On The Road Again winning the Stewart Fraser - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiqX5Gvuvas

                For the record, OTRA was probably the ugliest yearling I ever saw - tiny, withers high, gangly and a shedding coat that looked rather motheaten
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                  1989 Breeders' Cup Classic

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                    Originally posted by Standard Bread View Post

                    This was exactly the call I first thought of when I saw the title of the thread! So since it's already taken, I'll share my second favorite, which is (I believe) the only surviving footage of Niatross' 1980 time trial. Or at least, it's the only footage that made its way onto Youtube!

                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlZCF-g3__I
                    While I’ve watched many races, im not familiar with how the TT work.
                    What is the purpose of the two other horses? Why are they allowed to break gait/gallop?
                    Thanks.

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                      Originally posted by mommy peanut View Post

                      While I’ve watched many races, im not familiar with how the TT work.
                      What is the purpose of the two other horses? Why are they allowed to break gait/gallop?
                      Thanks.
                      I believe the other horses are to push the horse in the time trial--give him some "competition". A lot of horses won't give their best working alone.

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                        Originally posted by mommy peanut View Post

                        While I’ve watched many races, im not familiar with how the TT work.
                        What is the purpose of the two other horses? Why are they allowed to break gait/gallop?
                        Thanks.
                        The prompters are Thoroughbreds and they are just allowed enough speed to keep up although in the Niatross TT, they looked pretty much flat out
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