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Old 12-16-2001, 06:24 PM   #1
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The Greatest Of All Time

My tribute to the horse who broke more records than any other in history, accomplished more, and became one of the greatest sports legends of all time. Check This Out!http://www.ocmuseum.org/articles/Man-O-War2.asp



"The Race Of The Century"


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Old 12-16-2001, 06:44 PM   #2
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what's the deal with horse racing anyway?

i mean are there a lot of people who enjoy the sport in a puritan sense?
if so what is the attraction?

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Old 12-16-2001, 06:55 PM   #3
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Many people still love the sport, although it used to be one of the most popular, if not THE most popular, sport in the country.
It helps if you admire horses, but even if you dont have a fondness for them, you cant help but fall in love with the sport. It is beautiful, and the excitement, thrills, and suspense cant be found anywhere else. It truly is the sport of kings, although ordinary folks have always loved it too. These days, you dont even have to be rich to get involved, though it is still rather expensive at times.

Plus..these athletes dont give a rats ass about money, endorsements, or any of that crap. Most of them run just for the sheer enjoyment of racing.
Its simply fascinating. Too bad there arent any Great ones on the track like there used to be.
Jack Nicholson sat across from me on a train to Del Mar several years ago, and I see stars at Santa Anita and Hollywood Park all the time.
The tracks even broadcast messages from Bill Clinton and George Bush Sr after Bill Shoemaker and Laffit Pincay Jr reached milestones.

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"Well you tell...Bonovista,that i said hello and that my codename is Belleview" - Bono before opening night of Anaheim Elevation concert

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Old 12-16-2001, 06:57 PM   #4
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what about Secretariat and Cigar? where do they rank in horse racing history?
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Some say Secretariat was 2nd. Its impossible to say for sure of course.
Cigar may have been the best horse of the 1990's, but i dont know if I'd rank him as being truly "Great". Very nice horse though. Too bad he's sterile.
This is a pic of Man O War with his beloved groom. The horse was so attached to this guy, that when the groom died...Man O' War died a couple weeks later after having a heart attack. Oh, and in the grooms will, he listed as survivors his wife...9 children...and Man O' War.


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"Well you tell...Bonovista,that i said hello and that my codename is Belleview" - Bono before opening night of Anaheim Elevation concert


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What about Phar Lap?????- htat was an Aussie horsey
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Here is a pic of Secretariat. As you can see, he is eerily similar to Man O' War
Many similarities between the 2. And both were called Big Red. Just watch the video or listen to the call of Secretariats Preakness and Belmont wins. Sends chills up your spine.


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"Well you tell...Bonovista,that i said hello and that my codename is Belleview" - Bono before opening night of Anaheim Elevation concert

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OZ: Is this him???

He had a rather sad story if I remember right. Well, an incredible career, but it ended kinda sadly, didnt it?
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This is from a special edition of The Blood Horse magazine. Top experts named man O' War as the Greatest of the 20th century.



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That could be a pic of Phar Lapp- I am not that big into horse racing, however I do know that Phar Lap was supposed to have been the greatest Aussie horse and one of the best in the world, and I think his trainer killed him or something like that when he was in America,,,,,,,anyway they are beautifyl animals, but sometimes I find that when I am watching a race I think it looks just a little cruel, I dont know all that whipping and stuff........but I must admit that I am quite ignorant as a whole about the practice......
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No mention of Duncan or Phar Fignewton?
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anyway they are beautifyl animals, but sometimes I find that when I am watching a race I think it looks just a little cruel, I dont know all that whipping and stuff........but I must admit that I am quite ignorant as a whole about the practice......
It can be extremely cruel. Youre right. The whips, if used properly, arent too bad, but its what happens to the horses if they become injured or dont make enough money that gets to me.
There are apparently few rules regulating what becomes of them if they can no longer race or arent earning enough money.
If they get hurt in a race, many owners opt to simply have them put to death rather than spend their precious money(which they can well afford) to save them. And if the horses arent very fast...they can be sent to small, low quality tracks where they get treated terribly, raced even if they are injured or sick, and ultimately...sent to slaughter.
It made my friend give up her dream of being a jockey and get out of racing.
Stricter laws must be made and soon. The racing agencies are wondering why more people dont love the sport, but maybe if the public didnt see horses breaking down all the time, theyd be more into it. Too many of these idiots care only about the cash and not the animals or the people involved. But you'll find that anywhere, of course.

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"Well you tell...Bonovista,that i said hello and that my codename is Belleview" - Bono before opening night of Anaheim Elevation concert
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This is Ruffian, considered the greatest filly of all time. Walter Farley said she was more like his "Black Stallion" than any horse he had ever seen.
She was never beaten, died tragically after a match race. In that race,she wouldnt give up, was determined to win, and kept running...on a broken leg.

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"Well you tell...Bonovista,that i said hello and that my codename is Belleview" - Bono before opening night of Anaheim Elevation concert

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isnt phar lap stuffed somehwere?
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