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    Oct. 21, 2014, 09:10 PM
    That's not your horse's complete race record. He had several wins and in the money placings as a 5yo in 2011, finishing in the money in 5 of his 12...
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    Oct. 18, 2014, 09:40 AM
    Drvmb1ggl3 replied to a thread Crazy picture in Racing
    Admire Rakti seems none the worse for wear from that incident. He just won the Caulfield Cup G1..... replay,...
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    Oct. 17, 2014, 12:01 AM
    Fallon is an Irishman, though based in England. He spent the winter in Florida about 10 or so years ago, and there was talk at the time that he...
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    Oct. 16, 2014, 12:59 AM
    Drvmb1ggl3 replied to a thread Juan Saez in Racing
    This is turning into a horrible couple of days for jockeys in racing. In Australia two jockeys (both young women) have died in race related...
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    Oct. 15, 2014, 12:20 AM
    Drvmb1ggl3 replied to a thread Juan Saez in Racing
    This is awful news. Doesn't sound good, but really hoping he makes it.
    14 replies | 626 view(s)
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    Oct. 15, 2014, 12:03 AM
    Apparently women make up 30% of the Kings Troop nowadays. It was only opened to women in the mid 90's. Here's an interesting video on the role of...
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    Oct. 14, 2014, 11:52 PM
    Something like this..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGZUM5wm0BA Very nice high definition video. They seem to have quite a few women in the...
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    Oct. 14, 2014, 10:27 AM
    Video of the Kings Troop in action. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8d3DaBFkF54
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    Oct. 14, 2014, 09:31 AM
    Wow, that is an awful lot of horses. Had no idea the Spanish army had such a sizable ceremonial equestrian contingent.
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    Oct. 14, 2014, 09:23 AM
    Drvmb1ggl3 replied to a thread Tonalist in Racing
    Horses ship back and forth across continents, and even oceans to race all the time. CC himself shipped to Louisville to run in the KY Derby. He...
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    Oct. 13, 2014, 07:39 PM
    Drvmb1ggl3 replied to a thread Wise Dan! in Racing
    Well dammit, that's not news I wanted to hear.
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    Oct. 12, 2014, 10:35 AM
    This tread reminds me of an old joke, Heaven is where.... the Brits are the Police, Germans are the mechanics, Italians are the lovers, the...
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    Oct. 12, 2014, 10:29 AM
    Btw, The Dutchies were also in S.America (Surinam) and the Caribbean (Antilles etc), and let's not forget they stole a little part of north America...
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    Oct. 12, 2014, 10:21 AM
    This is the best post ever on this forum. :applause:
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    Oct. 11, 2014, 09:33 PM
    Drvmb1ggl3 replied to a thread Africa issues in Off Topic
    +1 Go back 1000 years with the Vikings running amok, raping and pillaging and ask the question... "are the Nordic peoples wired for violence?". (did...
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    Oct. 11, 2014, 10:43 AM
    In a shock turnaround, Sheikh Joann al Shabaq has decided that Treve will stay in training as a 5yo for what would be an attempt at a historic third...
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    Oct. 9, 2014, 12:19 PM
    Drvmb1ggl3 replied to a thread Cigar in Racing
    Del Mar is where the famous win streak ended, in the Pac Classic. He ran in the Breeders Cup Classic twice, winning at Belmont in '95 and a narrowly...
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    Oct. 9, 2014, 09:30 AM
    Drvmb1ggl3 replied to a thread LONHRO in Racing
    They have him back, he's down there right now. He spends Jul-Jan in Australia every year, like any other shuttle stallion....
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    Oct. 8, 2014, 07:49 PM
    Drvmb1ggl3 replied to a thread Cigar in Racing
    Here is a link to Barbara Livingston article in DRF, where she has a retrospective look at his career in pictures, including pics of his retirement...
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    Oct. 8, 2014, 07:29 PM
    Drvmb1ggl3 replied to a thread LONHRO in Racing
    Exceed and Excel, Bernardini, Medaglia d'Oro are three Darley stallions off the top of my head that have higher stud fees (and ergo more valuable)...
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    Oct. 8, 2014, 02:59 PM
    Drvmb1ggl3 replied to a thread LONHRO in Racing
    Why would they not just continue to shuttle him? His stud fee in Aus is more than twice what it is in the US, so if they were going to keep in one...
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    Oct. 8, 2014, 09:47 AM
    Drvmb1ggl3 replied to a thread Cigar in Racing
    Man, that is sad news. I remember that win streak, it was such like a special time in racing. I didn't actually get to see the streak end, as I...
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    Oct. 8, 2014, 01:41 AM
    Drvmb1ggl3 replied to a thread Tonalist in Racing
    May have had something to do with the six figure "appearance" fee.
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    Oct. 7, 2014, 11:53 PM
    Drvmb1ggl3 started a thread Crazy picture in Racing
    Admire Rakti, second favourite in the betting for the upcoming Melbourne Cup was attacked by stablemate Admire Inazuma at a quarantine facility in...
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    Oct. 6, 2014, 06:43 PM
    Here's a great pic of Treve, with trainer Criquete Head and breeder Alec head, the morning after the race. Can't tell if she's stretching or if it's...
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    Oct. 6, 2014, 06:34 PM
    It's a big deal in France, where they call it Trot Monté. Here is a $1m mounted trot race, the Prix Cornulier. ...
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    Oct. 3, 2014, 01:17 AM
    As someone else said, consider the source. While certain members of the Nazi party were ardent environmentalists and conservationists, most...
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    Sep. 28, 2014, 11:52 AM
    Football fans wear full replica shirts, not t-shirts, polos etc. The official jersies aren't hugely pricey, buy you can always find knock-offs...
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    Sep. 28, 2014, 12:23 AM
    The Classic is shaping up to be a fascinating race after all. Tonalist vs Shared Belief vs Chrome vs Bayern. All three year olds. On form it would...
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    Sep. 22, 2014, 08:26 PM
    I don't think anyone is comparing him to either of the Big Reds at this point. Earlier on in the year he appeared to have tons of potential, like he...
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