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Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:20 pm

Starine wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:48 pm
Mylute wrote:
Tue Nov 26, 2019 9:13 pm
Today I learned there's racing in Mauritius.

I also learned that Mauritius exists.
Same to both. :lol:
A friend of mine is from Mauritius and owns an OTTB... her grandfather regularly imports South African race horses to the island to run :)
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:46 pm

Irish court blocks 'dead' horse from running at Naas on Saturday
https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... day/421977
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Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:03 am

Mylute wrote:
Fri Feb 07, 2020 11:46 pm
Irish court blocks 'dead' horse from running at Naas on Saturday
https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... day/421977
wtaf :shock:
carole
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Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:53 am

Terrible days racing in the UK today.

Alsa Mix euthanised after a fall at Ascot
Kachy (a brilliant all weather sprinter) euthanised at Lingfield
Cyrname, the brilliant highest rated chaser in the UK fell badly in the Ascot chase and it doesn’t look good at all...

I do wonder if the weather conditions had something to do with it, it’s extremely testing ground and the wind is very strong. Of course these things happen unfortunately but 3 in one day seems unusual. (Edit: Thank God it’s not actually 3!)

ETA: literally as I was about to post this, they showed Cyrname getting up, he’s going home thank God!
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Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:22 pm

carole wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:53 am
Terrible days racing in the UK today.

Alsa Mix euthanised after a fall at Ascot
Kachy (a brilliant all weather sprinter) euthanised at Lingfield
Cyrname, the brilliant highest rated chaser in the UK fell badly in the Ascot chase and it doesn’t look good at all...

I do wonder if the weather conditions had something to do with it, it’s extremely testing ground and the wind is very strong. Of course these things happen unfortunately but 3 in one day seems unusual. (Edit: Thank God it’s not actually 3!)

ETA: literally as I was about to post this, they showed Cyrname getting up, he’s going home thank God!
I’m so glad Cyrname is okay, but why did his rider take him over the last fence when he was so far behind? Why not just pull him up?
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Sat Feb 15, 2020 6:28 pm

ThreeMustangs wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 4:22 pm
carole wrote:
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:53 am
Terrible days racing in the UK today.

Alsa Mix euthanised after a fall at Ascot
Kachy (a brilliant all weather sprinter) euthanised at Lingfield
Cyrname, the brilliant highest rated chaser in the UK fell badly in the Ascot chase and it doesn’t look good at all...

I do wonder if the weather conditions had something to do with it, it’s extremely testing ground and the wind is very strong. Of course these things happen unfortunately but 3 in one day seems unusual. (Edit: Thank God it’s not actually 3!)

ETA: literally as I was about to post this, they showed Cyrname getting up, he’s going home thank God!
I’m so glad Cyrname is okay, but why did his rider take him over the last fence when he was so far behind? Why not just pull him up?
I suppose with only 4 horses in the field he was bound to pick up place money if he finished. But of course the horse’s health and safety should always come first.
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Sun Feb 16, 2020 4:06 pm

2 time St.Leger winner Logician back in training.
Apparently he suffered an episode of peritonitis (life threatening infection where fecal material is in their system after a rupture, etc.) and is lucky to be alive.
https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... ion/421636
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Sat Feb 22, 2020 1:27 pm

French champion hurdler Footpad (Creachadoir) has apparently been purchased by U.S. connections to race here.
https://www.france-sire.com/actu_etabli ... s_unis.php
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Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:38 am

This sounds interesting. I gotta pull for Tiger Roll. At least you don’t have to worry about the horses and riders getting hurt.

“ Racing fans can look forward to a simulated substitute of the world's most famous steeplechase as 40 runners and riders go to post in the Virtual Grand National, broadcast on ITV1 at 5pm on Saturday, April 4.

The pre-recorded event uses algorithms and CGI animation to run the race and is designed to recreate the unique Aintree test, which was cancelled on March 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic.”

https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... dds/430637

https://www.racingpost.com/news/latest/ ... ils/430661


The NASCAR and IndyCar virtual races have been mildly entertaining.
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Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:17 pm

Potters Corner won the Virtual Grand National
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Just announced that Enable is done for 2019, but is coming back in 2020, depending on her health and happiness.
Anyone reckon that Enable might be retired in time to catch the breeding season? I know she has primarily done a lot of her running in the fall but there's no guarantee of racing at all this year.
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Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:01 am

Australian mare has quite the diet...
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... mile-field
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Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:05 am

Sheik Fahad, owner of Qatar Racing, has put Longholes Stud up for sale due to "a change in his own personal circumstances".

https://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/l ... -for-sale/
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Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:40 am

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Australian mare has quite the diet...
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... mile-field
That's funny but how is the digestion system of an herbivore going to handle meat lol? I know horses have been known to accidentally eat bugs and tiny mice while grazing but still.

I had a cat that loved pudding and spinnach once. She somehow knew when my mom was washing leaves for sauteing and would try desperately to grab one out of the colander. We would have to put her in my room.
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Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:42 pm

Mylute wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 10:40 am
Flanders wrote:
Sun Apr 05, 2020 3:01 am
Australian mare has quite the diet...
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... mile-field
That's funny but how is the digestion system of an herbivore going to handle meat lol? I know horses have been known to accidentally eat bugs and tiny mice while grazing but still.

I had a cat that loved pudding and spinnach once. She somehow knew when my mom was washing leaves for sauteing and would try desperately to grab one out of the colander. We would have to put her in my room.
Herbivores will eat meat given the opportunity, they just can't catch it themselves. They shouldn't eat it all the time because it can cause problems, but eating it sometimes wont hurt them. There have been lots of incidents of herbivores eating meat so I guess they must be able to digest it at some level. I remember reading a story of a horse that had a pasture along side a road. A goat got hit by a car and its body ended up near the fence and well, the horse took the opportunity given to it.
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Sun Apr 05, 2020 4:11 pm

Australian mare has quite the diet...

I got the impression from the article that the mare has quite the bad temper and is difficult to handle at the gate. I've read that high-protein grain diets can really ramp up a horse's energy, creating a horse who can be a handful to handle.
Maybe Nettoyer's trainer should cut back on all her high protein/high fat snacks? :roll:
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Tue Apr 07, 2020 12:26 pm

The first four British classics have been postponed:

https://www.racingpost.com/news/coronav ... ces/431135

Royal Ascot may take place behind closed doors:

https://www.racingpost.com/news/coronav ... rus/431128
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Tue Apr 07, 2020 3:18 pm

If Royal Ascot is actually held, I wonder if the Queen will attend? Although she is now residing at Windsor Castle (social distancing royal style :P ), it's hard to imagine that the traditional Royal Procession would be allowed, even if they run the meet.
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