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    May. 25, 2015, 08:55 AM
    I don't believe any of the Maktoums themselves ever showjumped. Endurance is their game. Sheik Mo's wife (2nd wife) Princess Haya was an Olympic...
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    May. 24, 2015, 09:45 PM
    Maktoums are from Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. Prince Abdullah (Juddmonte Farms) and Prince Salman (Thoroughbred Corp, and deceased) are the...
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    May. 24, 2015, 08:22 PM
    As an Egyptian, and a Jew, it's pretty doubtful he made the Saudi national showjumping team. It's also doubtful he jumped at the GP level.
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    May. 23, 2015, 09:42 PM
    Abortion will be the next hurdle to fall. You have to understand that divorce wasn't legal in Ireland until 1996. Homosexuality wasn't officially...
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    May. 23, 2015, 07:20 PM
    In fairness, those days are gone. Weekly Mass attendance is around 20%, maybe lower, these days. That's down from about 85-90% of population just...
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    May. 23, 2015, 10:59 AM
    Drvmb1ggl3 replied to a thread British 2000 Guineas in Racing
    Replay... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lzD-W3RVX24
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    May. 23, 2015, 10:50 AM
    Drvmb1ggl3 replied to a thread British 2000 Guineas in Racing
    A picture of the trophy presentation for the 2000 Guineas at the Curragh. Check out John Magnier's footwear :lol::lol: ...
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    May. 23, 2015, 10:25 AM
    Drvmb1ggl3 replied to a thread British 2000 Guineas in Racing
    Gleneagles just pulled off the 2000 Guineas double, by winning the Irish equivalent at the Curragh to add the the English Guineas he won at Newmarket...
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    May. 22, 2015, 08:31 PM
    Drvmb1ggl3 replied to a thread The Met Mile! in Racing
    That is cracking field. One of the best fields of a mid season G1 we've seen in the US is a while. Even has some international interest with the 1-2...
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    May. 16, 2015, 08:33 PM
    Sec, Slew and Affirmed all beat 'fresh' horses in the Belmont, as did previous TC winners. A Triple Crown hasn't been won since 1978 because the...
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    May. 11, 2015, 08:03 PM
    Weight allowance is a big help. Fillies go toe to toe with colts and geldings all the time. You don't see it as much stateside because there are...
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    May. 11, 2015, 07:56 PM
    Seriously, Goldikova masculine? In the eye of any beholder, Goldikova, Ouija Board, Treve, Zarakava, Danedream were are about as feminine as you can...
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    May. 8, 2015, 08:59 PM
    Drvmb1ggl3 replied to a thread Kentucky Derby 2015 in Racing
    i) $300? - absolute joke. ii) they are now just fining him for an offence on Apr 4th? -- even bigger joke.
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    May. 8, 2015, 01:59 AM
    I Really wish people would stop repeating this old canard. They have been racing counterclockwise in England for centuries. As pointed out above some...
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    May. 7, 2015, 09:07 PM
    They race counter clockwise in Europe, there may actually be more counter coockwise tracks that than clockwise. That is the case in the UK where...
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    May. 6, 2015, 09:12 PM
    They race counter clockwise in Europe. Indeed, two of the legs of the original Triple Crown, the Derby and the St Leger, are run counter clockwise,...
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    May. 5, 2015, 08:37 PM
    Drvmb1ggl3 started a thread Cirrus des Aigles in Racing
    Is there a cooler race horse in the world at the moment? 9 years old and still cranking out G1 wins. Here he is winning the Prix Ganay last...
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    May. 3, 2015, 11:15 AM
    Drvmb1ggl3 replied to a thread Kentucky Derby 2015 in Racing
    It would appear that what little whip rules there are in the US are just not enforced. The rules of the KYHRC says the jockey is supposed to "give...
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    May. 2, 2015, 07:13 PM
    Drvmb1ggl3 replied to a thread Kentucky Derby 2015 in Racing
    23 and change and 47 and change for the 1/4 and 1/2. Very tepid fractions for a KY Derby. The speed, Materiality, got mugged at the start. The...
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    May. 2, 2015, 05:14 PM
    RacingUK stream here... http://www.stream2watch.com/sports/horse-racing/racing-uk-live-stream-may-01 They appear to be carrying the NBC coverage.
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