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Old 10-31-2005, 11:11 PM   #16
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Xcellent made me a little bit of money.

That was a mighty run from Makybe Diva... but I think the Phar Lap comparisons are a little over the top.
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I'm so glad she won. What a horse!!!!
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Spare a thought for the minnows of the racing industry... the bookmakers.

They just got screwed. :celebration:
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This is unbelievable. I bet you Aussies are proud, as you should be. To be honest, I am jealous. You guys truly are blessed to have such a wonderful mare.

It's such a big deal to me, because here in the states, we don't breed females like that. We have had some good ones, lately like Azeri, but none that could compete with males and beat them consistantly let alone do a feat that no other horse has done before. Her winning the Melbourne Cup three times would be like a mare coming and taking the Breeder's Cup Classic three times.
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Makybe diva has just been retired by her owners....sad....co i would love her have raced in the dubai and japan cups......

by the way....

where is the Breeders cup raced?

how does the Kentucky derby rate worldwide.....?
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Makybe diva has just been retired by her owners....sad....co i would love her have raced in the dubai and japan cups......

by the way....

where is the Breeders cup raced?

how does the Kentucky derby rate worldwide.....?
The Breeder's Cup is in America. It just happened on Sat the 29. Every year there's a different host track, but it's always held in North America.

The Kentucky Derby is a pretty major race, no doubt. It does have some worldwide prestige. I know Europeans try to come over and win it. It's the biggest in America (with the breeder's cup trailing after) but as for the biggest in the world, I would say no.
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Also can I ask what type of race is the Breeders Cup?

Just reflecting now... every few years there comes a horse who the Australian public idolises, I'm thinking names like Octagonal, Might & Power, Kingston Rule... but they never got mentioned in the same breath as "Australia's 2nd greatest athlete" Phar Lap. Rightfully so too, Phar Lap is the greatest ever Race horse that has ever lived. But I find these "greater than Phar Lap" comments made by Freidman & the Comm team a little bit over the top.

As indigo tree said Makybe Diva is fantastic for a mare! Best Australia has ever seen, but if I see or hear anymore comparisons to Phar Lap again I will puke.
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I should elaborate more on the BC. It's a series of races that happen on one day, 8 to be exact. It's simply a day where horses from all around the world come to compete with one another. There are of course, different divisons, all at different distances and surfaces. It all culminates in the $4 million Breeder's Cup Classic. It's a 1 1/4 on dirt, 3 year olds and up, males and females. Of course the Diva would have done better in one of the turf races.
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Fyuckin horses.
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what does everyone think are the top races of the world?

what about that french race...?
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Somones back from a big afternoon at Fleyminton.

Thanks for the info indigo! We need more racing threads.
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Also can I ask what type of race is the Breeders Cup?

Just reflecting now... every few years there comes a horse who the Australian public idolises, I'm thinking names like Octagonal, Might & Power, Kingston Rule... but they never got mentioned in the same breath as "Australia's 2nd greatest athlete" Phar Lap. Rightfully so too, Phar Lap is the greatest ever Race horse that has ever lived. But I find these "greater than Phar Lap" comments made by Freidman & the Comm team a little bit over the top.

As indigo tree said Makybe Diva is fantastic for a mare! Best Australia has ever seen, but if I see or hear anymore comparisons to Phar Lap again I will puke.

Don't forget Northerly, Kingston Town and the mighty Manikato (who I got to strap for when I was just a little tyke).

Though I agree, it's going to take a special horse to beat Phar Lap.
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WOW! I did really well with my picks!

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A horse will win.
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I predict the winning horse will have a jockey on its back.
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I'd also like to predict that more than one horse will start.
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Well, I'd like to be really daring now and say that I think the horses will, at one point or another, touch grass.
Yes! A sensationally well picked four out of four!

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