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  •  horse racing (4+ / 0-)
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    lauramp, DrJeremy, oak510, debrazza

    Running a filly.

    Their desire to run is much bigger than the reality. They get urged on by others--mostly dollars run this kind of match up.

    Dying on the track, I have heard, is not uncommon with fillies.

    They don't have the strength in the end, even if there is massive talent and desire.

    We are talking horses here.

    When I heard Hillary was betting on eight bells, I thought good betting strategy but it relies on the abuse of animals at any cost.

    Thanks for the tip Hill.

    Come back! the Caterpillar called after her. I've something important to say!

    by lascaux on Sat May 03, 2008 at 04:08:48 PM PDT

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    •  Hillary just lost the Animal Planet vote lol n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      SBandini, Fonsia

      Poor horse.

      •  collateral damage (0+ / 0-)

        If hill knew anything about horse racing she probably never would have openly touted that bet. Lots of people made a ton of money today on eight bells today. She was 20 to 1 last I heard.

        She told her daughter to bet on that horse for her, so presumably Hillary made money on eight bells.

        Collateral damage I guess.

        It's all a race to Hillary.

        Come back! the Caterpillar called after her. I've something important to say!

        by lascaux on Sat May 03, 2008 at 04:25:30 PM PDT

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    •  Horse Racing (2+ / 0-)
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      pacific city, mrblifil

      Dying on the track is not more common for fillies vs colts, actually it's the complete opposite.  You have to take into consideration alot of vital information.  Such as vet checks, xrays, is the horse a bleeder, does it have spurs or splints, etc.  Allot of trainers are to blame for entering horses that aren't ready.  

      In my 15 years, I've had 1 horse die, and that was due to being clipped by another horse after being pushed to the pole.

      There have been 3 fillies that have won the KY Derby.  Winning Colors, Ruffian and Genuine Risk.

      Please do not make light of this, it's sad, this is not a political battle of what candidates horse won or not.  

      A horse died and it's not funny.

      I'm sorry I get very emotional about this.  I own 7 horses that are almost like my children, there spoiled rotten and I love them dearly.

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