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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by Merlin on Mon 17 Mar 2014, 09:37

Has anyone else on here noticed how this Ethics Gall chappie makes asterisk studded statements, and then, when confronted, f**ks off into a self imposed silence?
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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by taipan on Mon 17 Mar 2014, 09:40

TBF I think he re-read the thread and realised he had cocked up.
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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by WideWally on Fri 21 Mar 2014, 10:57

Good to see Spirit Of Boom finally win a Group One in the William Reid Stakes tonight. He had run second in Group Ones in both starts this preparation. A top class sprinter.
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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by Merlin on Fri 21 Mar 2014, 11:13

WideWally wrote:Good to see Spirit Of Boom finally win a Group One in the William Reid Stakes tonight. He had run second in Group Ones in both starts this preparation. A top class sprinter.
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Any chance of him making the trip over to Royal Ascot in the near future?
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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by WideWally on Fri 21 Mar 2014, 11:20

Merlin wrote:
WideWally wrote:Good to see Spirit Of Boom finally win a Group One in the William Reid Stakes tonight. He had run second in Group Ones in both starts this preparation. A top class sprinter.
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Any chance of him making the trip over to Royal Ascot in the near future?

Maybe. He goes well up the Flemington straight.

However, Lankan Rupee is the champion sprinter over here at the moment. He recently won the Newmarket Handicap by 2.3 lengths from Spirit Of Boom who met him 1 kg better at the weights.

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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by Merlin on Fri 21 Mar 2014, 11:29

WideWally wrote:
Merlin wrote:
WideWally wrote:Good to see Spirit Of Boom finally win a Group One in the William Reid Stakes tonight. He had run second in Group Ones in both starts this preparation. A top class sprinter.
applause

Any chance of him making the trip over to Royal Ascot in the near future?

Maybe. He goes well up the Flemington straight.

However, Lankan Rupee is the champion sprinter over here at the moment. He recently won the Newmarket Handicap by 2.3 lengths from Spirit Of Boom who met him 1 kg better at the weights.

Over two lengths, giving weight - impressive!
Having said that, I have heard of Lankan Rupee up in these parts.

BTW - whatever happened to Black Caviar?
Is she at stud?
And why wasn't she put to Frankel - a match made in heaven!!
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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by WideWally on Fri 21 Mar 2014, 11:43

Lankan Rupee's form has been awesome since being gelded in mid 2013.

http://www.racingvictoria.net.au/Racing/horse.aspx?horse_code=932386

I think Black Caviar was sent to Exceed And Excel for her first mating.
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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by Merlin on Fri 21 Mar 2014, 11:58

WideWally wrote:Lankan Rupee's form has been awesome since being gelded in mid 2013.

http://www.racingvictoria.net.au/Racing/horse.aspx?horse_code=932386

I think Black Caviar was sent to Exceed And Excel for her first mating.

Surely Lankan Rupee ought to visit Ascot for the Royal Meeting!

Re BC - The hope here is that she pays Frankel a visit.
One would imagine that the offspring would be awesome!
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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by G.Wood on Sun 23 Mar 2014, 12:01

Merlin wrote:
WideWally wrote:Lankan Rupee's form has been awesome since being gelded in mid 2013.

http://www.racingvictoria.net.au/Racing/horse.aspx?horse_code=932386

I think Black Caviar was sent to Exceed And Excel for her first mating.

Surely Lankan Rupee ought to visit Ascot for the Royal Meeting!

!

The bolded part would mean there is very little point in going to Ascot. May as well keep it here for decent prize money
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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by WideWally on Sat 29 Mar 2014, 16:56

Just A Way scores an amazing victory in the Gp1 Dubai Duty Free at Meydan. Last October, he thrashed Gentildonna in the Tenno Sho. This Japanese star is possibly the best ten furlong horse in the world at the moment, although it has really only been in his last three starts that he has matured into the horse we see now.
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Post by WideWally on Sat 29 Mar 2014, 17:32

......... and now Gentildonna takes out the Dubai Sheema Classic after looking as though she might have trouble getting clear in the home straight.

So that's two Gp1 winners to Japan & two Gp1 winners to Hong Kong. Asia rules.


Now for the Dubai World Cup.
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Post by WideWally on Thu 03 Apr 2014, 08:12

RIP Nathan Berry.
Only 23

Originally "struck down with viral encephalitis a fortnight ago, only to be later diagnosed with the much more serious Norse syndrome".

http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/jockey-nathan-berry-23-has-died-in-sydney-after-battling-norse-syndrome/story-fni0fiyv-1226873775929


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Post by Merlin on Thu 03 Apr 2014, 08:27

So sad.
23 and with his whole life ahead of him.
I read up on Norse syndrome - frightening.
RIP
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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by Merlin on Fri 04 Apr 2014, 09:18

And so the world's Greatest Steeplechase beckons at 4.15 UK time tomorrow.

The Grand National
1 million prize money
40 horses (top weight 11st12oz - bottom weight 10st)
30 fences
4 miles 3.5 furlongs (7,140 m)

My four against the field -
The Rainbow Hunter - finished 2nd (riderless- fell 15th) last year - 33/1.
Triolo d'Alene - won the Hennesy in November - trip/course should suit - 20/1
Mr Moonshine - p/u last year (ground too easy) has been trained for this race all year - 33/1
Teaforthree - 3rd last year - done nowt wrong since - 10/1.

All the above are sound jumpers, stay the distance and will love the "Good" ground.

Good Luck!!
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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by JGK on Mon 07 Apr 2014, 07:29


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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by G.Wood on Mon 07 Apr 2014, 07:37

Hard to feel sorry for Gai.

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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by lardbucket on Mon 07 Apr 2014, 09:55

I feel sorry for her every time I look at her. Have you no compassion?

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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by G.Wood on Mon 07 Apr 2014, 13:34

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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by horace on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 00:35

'fairy toilet block' flogged that horse into retirement...she is the personification of the coastal filth, the pie pondscum, the bcci, Blatter et al
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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by Bradman on Tue 08 Apr 2014, 01:55

Should never have been given a licence.
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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by WideWally on Fri 18 Apr 2014, 11:10

I was thinking about taking a quinella in the last at Caulfield tomorrow -
(14) Living On A Prayer & (18) Schumacher.

Does it have any chance?
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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by WideWally on Sun 27 Apr 2014, 12:30

Treve begins her 2014 campaign today in the Gp1 Prix Ganay. Currently quoted at 5/2 on.
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Post by WideWally on Sun 27 Apr 2014, 14:54

.......... and she is narrowly beaten by Cirrus des Aigles. Treve didn't show the same acceleration as she did last year, although she still looked as though she would hold Cirrus des Aigles until the last few strides when she appeared to run out of fitness.
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Post by JGK on Sun 04 May 2014, 02:30

California Chrome wins the Kentucky Derby.

Great story all-round from the retiree owners (who put 5 grand each into a brood mare to breed the horse themselves) to the trainer who won it as a jockey 59 years ago and became the oldest trainer to win it.

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Re: The Horse Racing Thread

Post by WideWally on Fri 01 Aug 2014, 16:26

Dominic Cork just raced at Goodwood. Apparently he had been gelded since his previous public appearance but it didn't help him as he finished second last.
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