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    So, Black Caviar's retired. 25 starts, 25 wins.

    I was kind of disappointed the way the retirement happened - just a sudden announcement in the middle of last week that her amazing career was over. So we didn't know at the time that the TJ Smith last weekend was her last-ever race. I always kind of thought we'd know when she was having her last race and we'd get the chance to give her a proper send-off.

    But it's not like she had anything more that she had to prove.

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    Godolphin rocked by drugs scandal as Mahmood Al Zarooni's horses found with traces of anabolic steroids - Telegraph

    Been a badly kept secret in Dubai forever

    Zarooni is simply a fall guy as "allegedly" he doesnt train the horses and is only employed because he is a local

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    It's Kentucky Derby time again! My favourite race in the world - hopefully I can make it there again one day.

    Seems like a pretty even bunch this year. Orb and the undefeated Verrazano maybe have the best credentials, though I also liked the way Normandy Invasion finished when he came 2nd to Verrazano in the Wood.

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    Orb wins!

    He took three races to win a maiden, but he's figured it all out since then - five in a row now.

    And a lot of people are saying he's had the right build-up and foundation to give the Triple Crown a real shake. Can he be the first one since 1978? I've been let down too many times to get carried away yet, but let's hope so.

    In other news, Dawn Approach was scarily good in the 2000 Guineas at Newmarket. 7 out of 7 for him now, and next stop Derby.

    It'll be interesting to see if Hot Snap is as good as her half-sister Midday in the 1000 Guineas today. Midday was one of my favourites, so I'd like to see some more of that family ability on display.


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    Quote Originally Posted by _Ed_ View Post
    And a lot of people are saying he's had the right build-up and foundation to give the Triple Crown a real shake. Can he be the first one since 1978? I've been let down too many times to get carried away yet, but let's hope so.
    No. No, he cannot.

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    RIP Sir Henry Cecil

    From the BBC.

    Vale. Strong claim to be the best trainer ever.
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    - As featured in The Independent.

    "The committee discussed the issue of illegal bowling actions, and believed that there are a number of bowlers currently employing suspect actions in international cricket, and that the ICC's reporting and testing procedures are not adequately scrutinising these bowlers."
    - Even the ICC's own official press release thinks things must change

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    Absolutely. Sad news.

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    I love this story.
    Paynter A Popular Winner In BHP Return - YouTube

    This horse nearly died twice last year (a life-threatening colon infection that required major surgery, then severe laminitis in his hooves); now he's back doing what he does best. Amazing. And I love the commentator's call of the last 200m or so.
    Last edited by _Ed_; 16-06-2013 at 03:05 PM.

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    Congrats to Her Majesty - she won the Gold Cup!

    Bloody chuffed about it, too. The Queen Reaction to Ascot Victory | June 2013 - YouTube

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    Well that was a stroke of luck, I was just walking out the door earlier, when some bloke from Coral called me, I haven't been in the account for a while. They said I had a 15 quid free bet to be used today.

    Oh alright thanks, did a quick perusal of the racing form, saw a Hannon horse one of the faves in the big handicap, so got on at 7s (each-way though, because I'm a wuss), nice bit of free money.
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    Nicely done!

    You did better than I would have. I would have gone for Sky Lantern, clearly the class horse in the Nassau. But she never saw daylight at all. Desperately unlucky.

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    This is worth watching for anyone who likes a good steeplechase: 2013 Great Northern Steeplechase - YouTube

    Epic. I'm not usually a fan of jumps racing, but that had me on the edge of my seat all the way. Amazing.

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    Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe 2013 - TrÍve - YouTube

    All I can say is wow. That's a stunning performance. 5 out of 5, and a new European superstar.

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    I guess all those Cox Plate ads need to be torn up...
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    Kohli. Do something in test cricket for once please.

    Thanks.

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    Gutted. Quality racehorse, and it's a shame we won't see her again. It might sound unpatriotic, but I expected her to turn the tables on It's A Dundeel in the Cox.

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