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Author: lostclarity Timestamp:- 15/3/2010 5:03:12 PM Subject: Slipping or tripping on the Zipping whipping
Message: Here's the winner at last. All you need is a million years to work it out because the God who doesn't exist can't do it.
Supposing sport really is ordinary life multiplied by 100. That ought to give you an image that roughly equates to a driving finish in the Group One Australian Cup. Or an inside out banana kick from the non-scoring pocket five points down with with three seconds on the clock plus a Barry Hall fist guaranteeing darkness a split second after boot meets ball.
Is that the time for a rule that will modify the intensity of the game?
Is the Zipping/Sirmione affair really real with so many whip slaps per x number of metres? Not too many and not too few. I know it's steep on both sides, but you're professions, get it right.
It's the stuff of nursery rhymes. Baby bear found the right heat, so anyone can.
You haven't slipped you've slopped all over the best sport in the country. You need to be horse-whipped officialdom.
Author: thruyakik Timestamp:- 18/3/2010 9:51:10 AM Subject: Re: Slipping or tripping on the Zipping whipping
Message: I've seen this so called 'padded whip'. I've spoken to jockeys also.
It wouldn't have made a millimeter of difference to Melito, it was trying its hardest.
Made no difference to the result of the Aussie Cup. The best horse on the day won.
The whip isn't padded enough. If it was truly padded you wouldn't need all the silly restrictions that go with it. One thing everyone agrees on is that if it doesn't hurt why do we need the restrictions?
Answer- It does hurt and still marks the animal.
The main point is that the 'pro whip' people have fallen for the lie that a good flogging makes horses go faster. It doesn't.
Author: Clackers Timestamp:- 16/3/2010 10:09:42 PM Subject: Re: Slipping or tripping on the Zipping whipping
Message: Sorry lc. I withdraw the comment.
I will ask however, that you don't ever lump me in with Chivas again. If it wasn't bad enough when he gave us the Makybe Diva eBay theory it certainly was when he suggested Viewed could win a 1400m WFA sprint first up against the likes of Typhoon Tracy. A horse who had his last 3 wins in two 2400m Hcps and a 3200m Hcp over a 2 year period.
Author: fatjack Timestamp:- 16/3/2010 1:05:29 PM Subject: Re: Slipping or tripping on the Zipping whipping
Message: LC, You might remember that this situation was exactly what I said would start happening way back when we had the talkfest regarding this whole ridiculous whip rule fiasco. I'll bet a lot more 2nd place owners will be reviewing the video footage straight after the race from now on. Come to think of it, I probably should have done the same thing myself with my own horse beaten by a Gnat hair by a horse flogged to the line recently. Too late now, I hear you say, Too true. Cheers FJ
Author: CountChivas Timestamp:- 15/3/2010 7:30:08 PM Subject: Re: Slipping or tripping on the Zipping whipping
Message: The only saving grace of that disastrous read is it's title. You've managed to find four words that rhyme, stringing them together into a witty title, I'd have thought that two words would have been your limit. Well done!
Though you should have quit while you were ahead and just posted the title alone.
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