Across the pond

Across the pond

Postby ElPrado2 » Sun May 07, 2017 12:49 pm

In case everybody is too wound down to notice, Churchill won the 2000 Guineas.

Confirmed in the Thoroughbred Daily News.
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Re: Across the pond

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sun May 07, 2017 3:50 pm

I watched the race, (yes, it was a looonng day of racing for me) and Churchill held on with a very brave effort. The Guineas is run on Newmarket's straight mile and there's a rise in the ground in the last furlong or so. It's quite a stamina test, even if it's 'just' a mile. ;)
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Re: Across the pond

Postby MySaladDays » Sun May 07, 2017 4:03 pm

Also across the pond, i guess you guys heard that Rapper Dragon, probably the best horse in Hong Kong, suffered a fatal injury. He was their Triple Crown winner.

I posted about it in the gelding topic where there was already rapper dragon posts.

No disappointment in the KY Derby could make me as sad as I am from hearing this. :(
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Re: Across the pond

Postby Retrospectiv » Sun May 07, 2017 4:58 pm

ElPrado2 wrote:In case everybody is too wound down to notice, Churchill won the 2000 Guineas.

Confirmed in the Thoroughbred Daily News.


Yes, and today Winter won the 1000 Guineas.

Another Classic double weekend for Galileo. Gotta be hard for bookmakers to make any money in the Classics over there, just bet the Coolmore Galileo in every race. Slim odds of being wrong...
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Re: Across the pond

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sun May 07, 2017 7:15 pm

Winter is a bit unusual for a Galileo; she's grey.
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Re: Across the pond

Postby Northport » Tue May 09, 2017 3:07 am

MySaladDays wrote:Also across the pond, i guess you guys heard that Rapper Dragon, probably the best horse in Hong Kong, suffered a fatal injury. He was their Triple Crown winner.

I posted about it in the gelding topic where there was already rapper dragon posts.

No disappointment in the KY Derby could make me as sad as I am from hearing this. :(


Losing Rapper Dragon is heartbreaking, he really looked like he could be the next Hong Kong superstar. He hadn't won an international G1 yet but he had swept plenty of the best local races. Really too bad.
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Re: Across the pond

Postby ThreeMustangs » Sun May 14, 2017 10:56 am

Coolmore and Galileo were 0-fer in both the French Guineas this weekend. None of O'Brien's horses even finished in the top three.
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Re: Across the pond

Postby ElPrado2 » Sun May 14, 2017 12:44 pm

If one of the parents is grey, you have a 50 percent
chance of getting a grey, unless that is a double dose. Then it's 100 percent.
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Re: Across the pond

Postby Treve » Sun May 14, 2017 6:04 pm

ElPrado2 wrote:If one of the parents is grey, you have a 50 percent
chance of getting a grey, unless that is a double dose. Then it's 100 percent.


Not quite that much.
If one of the parents is a heterozygous grey (ie if they only have one copy of the grey gene) it's 25%
If both parents are heterozygous grey that's 50%
If one of the parents is a homozygous grey that's 100%
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Re: Across the pond

Postby Starine » Sun May 14, 2017 11:50 pm

Quite chuffed that Brametot won the French 2,000 Guineas, giving handsome sire Rajsaman a classic winner in his first crop. Always love to see the Linamix line continue to do well, even if his grandson isn't a grey. ;) Hooray for the little horse with "a bonny face and a big heart."

Rouget relief as Brametot pulls out the stops for Classic strike
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