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Author: geelong63 Timestamp:- 29/8/2011 3:46:45 PM Subject: Re: Rolling On The Floor Laughing
Message: LOL? I'll take that as a sarcastic LOL. Strange fellow you are. We've been over this ground in other threads. Get back to me when you have numbers for the thoroughbreds which don't make it to the races or somebody's farm. I suspect we'd all be shocked and possibly a little horrified.
Author: Kapcher Timestamp:- 28/8/2011 9:12:36 PM Subject: Re: Rolling On The Floor Laughing
Message: alcimedes, do you want to hear something else that's funny?
Apparently a horse like Black and Bent who is still capable of not only winning Listed races on the flat, but is going to run in the biggest staying race in the country, continues to have his life put at risk over the jumps. Whether he is a "good" jumper or not is not the point. There is undeniable evidence that jumps are inherently more dangerous than the flat.
I am guess the ol' "the jumps saves these horses from the knackery" argument applies in this case?
Would Black and Bent be doomed to a can without jumps?
Author: camel56 Timestamp:- 28/8/2011 4:42:09 PM Subject: Re: Rolling On The Floor Laughing
Message: Flat horses never have heart attacks? Oh dear you really are clueless!
We all know that the picnic plodders that you train don't have the require equipment to have a heart attack doesn't but that's not the case with horse that can actually go faster than 15s to the furlong.