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  1. #1
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    Default one more example of racehorse work ethic

    I can't locate the thread that included some clips of riderless horses contending in races, but the first race at Laurel today provided a good example that fortunately ended well (although it presumably troubled the order of finish).


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    Some seasoned campaigners know exactly what they're doing. Back in the 80's we'd go to Arlington Park. In one race, horse dumped his rider and settled into the pack about 4th, in the stretch he angled outside and put on the afterburners and outran everyone. He was entered again 2 weeks later and I put a bet on him. He ran the exact same race!


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    that was great, thanks!
    Lilykoi


    Hell hath no fury like the chestnut thoroughbred mare



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    Thank God everyone else finished safely.



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    Years ago I had a game gutsy horse who loved to run and had a resume to prove it. One day she was assumed to be the projected controlling speed of the race. For reasons that had nothing to do with her, she didn't get out of the gate clean and three jumps later, she's dead last and 5 lengths behind the field. Russell Baze was on the favorite and I even remember him looking back like "Where is she?" Anyway she comes charging at the end and lost to the favorite by a short head. Later at the barn, she was being cooled out and she was MAD. She was propping, stomping her feet and wheeling. I asked the trainer what was wrong with her. He replied "She lost and she thinks it wasn't fair."

    Don't tell me they don't know.



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    Quote Originally Posted by minnie View Post
    Some seasoned campaigners know exactly what they're doing. Back in the 80's we'd go to Arlington Park. In one race, horse dumped his rider and settled into the pack about 4th, in the stretch he angled outside and put on the afterburners and outran everyone. He was entered again 2 weeks later and I put a bet on him. He ran the exact same race!
    with or without the rider that time?


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