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Northport
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Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:46 am

Yeah, Hartnell was 4th

Racenet is a good catch-all website when it comes to Australian racing

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/mystic- ... s-20190914

When it comes to racing coverage, Racing.com covers racing in Victoria aka Flemington

https://www.racing.com/news/2019-09-15/ ... stakes-day

Racing.com also posts replays on their Facebook page almost immediately after each group race.
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ThreeMustangs
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Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:34 am

The video of one of Gatting’s owners cheering him home has gone viral:

https://www.racingpost.com/news/interna ... ory/399828
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ThreeMustangs
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Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:39 am

Wow, Pinatubo is the real deal. He just won the National S (G1) at the Curragh by maybe 10 lengths.
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Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:43 pm

Wow is right; even RacingPost's article leads with that exclamation. ;) :D

Wow! Pinatubo in a different league as he destroys National Stakes rivals
Pinatubo produced a scintillating performance up there with the most exalted and jaw-dropping juvenile demolitions to pulverise his Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes opposition by nine majestic lengths.
A second successive victory in the seven-furlong Curragh Group 1 for the Godolphin, Charlie Appleby and William Buick axis, the Shamardal colt cruised into the lead past Monoski and Arizona as they passed the three-furlong pole. Buick was still motionless at that point.
As he gave his mount an inch of rein, it quickly became clear just how superior Pinatubo was, searing further away with every step he took. Armory, so impressive for the insatiable Ballydoyle team in the Futurity Stakes, never laid a glove on him.
Ryan Moore’s partner responded gamely for pressure to eventually finish second ahead of Arizona, but they were all chasing shadows. Pinatubo had gone turbo, a Ferrari of a racehorse.

Read more: https://www.racingpost.com/news/big-rac ... kes/399893
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Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:50 pm

The other highlight at the Curragh was A.P. McCoy’s attempt at a flying dismount after winning the Champions Charity Race. It sounds like it was a lovely day. It was nice to see all the tributes and support for Pat Smullen in his cancer battle—and a lot of money was raised.

Well done everybody - you did Pat proud on a super Sunday

https://www.racingpost.com/news/big-rac ... agh/399944
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Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:48 pm

I was lucky to tune in to the livestream right as the charity race was being run. It was really wonderful and emotional watching everyone come together for such a good cause, and to see such legendary jockeys back in the saddle.

I even got in on the action myself and bought Sea the Stars' saddlecloth from when he won the 2009 Irish Champion Stakes in the charity silent auction. I set a budget for myself but I'm afraid I got carried away in the excitement! Oh well.

Unrelated note... anyone in Ireland any time soon and can bring back a small package for me :lol:
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Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:32 pm

Norwegian Square de Luynes Could Target Royal Ascot
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... oyal-ascot

~ Norway has racing?
"You're only given a little spark of madness. You mustn't lose it."
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Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:40 pm

Mylute wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:32 pm
Norwegian Square de Luynes Could Target Royal Ascot
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... oyal-ascot

~ Norway has racing?
They have one track Övrevoll outside Oslo. Norwegian trainers and owners are the most successful in Scandinavia.
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Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:43 pm

Part of me is pulling for Nagano Gold in the Arc.

That would be the upset of all upsets.
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Wed Oct 02, 2019 8:53 pm

Anthony Van Dyck scratched due to the soft ground. Now targeting the Breeders' Cup.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... d-from-arc
BaroqueAgain1
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Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:16 am

Is there any TV coverage of the Arc? I mean, besides TVG? :?
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Thu Oct 03, 2019 1:12 pm

Recently retired Prince of Wales’ winner Crystal Ocean has been sold to Coolmore to stand as a National Hunt sire?!?! With that pedigree?? Shocked is an understatement
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Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:26 pm

:o :?
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Thu Oct 03, 2019 2:56 pm

An embarrassment of riches
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Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:18 pm

I think it is a sad and telling sign of the Irish/English breeding industry when a top class horse over 1 1/4 miles 1 1/2 miles isn't even given a chance to be a flat sire. Why even both to continue to call the Epsom Derby (or any 12f race for that matter) a "stallion making race" when even the best flat breeders dont want to stand a horse who excels at the distance.
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Thu Oct 03, 2019 9:35 pm

When a stallion is declared "hunt stallion" does that mean flat breeders can't send a mare?
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Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:32 am

I wonder what Coolmore did with De Coronado, the tall, handsome full bother of Zenyatta? He'd be six now and, even if he never amounted to much on the track, with a pedigree like that, wouldn't someone be willing to stand him? :?
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Fri Oct 04, 2019 7:23 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:
Fri Oct 04, 2019 12:32 am
I wonder what Coolmore did with De Coronado, the tall, handsome full bother of Zenyatta? He'd be six now and, even if he never amounted to much on the track, with a pedigree like that, wouldn't someone be willing to stand him? :?
I can't confirm this, its just rumors I found in a couple places. Horseracingnation's comment section mentioned it and its also on the Zenyatta Forums(these wont load for me right now, I can only see bits and pieces).

Coolmore had sold him in late 2017 and he run once in early 2018 with new connections. He was then supposedly sold to stand at stud in Libya.
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Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:42 am

Anapurna leads all the way to win the Prix de Royallieu (G1) at Longchamp. Really gutsy performance—she refused to let the other horses by her.

Billesdon Brook won the Sun Chariot (G1) at Newmarket. Laurens finished 7th in her final career start.
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Sat Oct 05, 2019 10:12 pm

When I'm looking at the listing for a race in Ireland where there are, say, 40 entries and only 18 starters, and 18 of them have "Ballot 0" next to their names - am I correct to assume that the Ballot 0's have all drawn into the race, and the other numbers represent the order in the queue for the remaining 22?

That explanation makes sense, but I didn't want to assume. If there was something else involved, please educate me. That kind of thing along with 3-day, 5-day closer, and so on, are terms that the racing websites tend to assume everyone knows and don't put into even the "New to Racing?" FAQ. And in this case, many web searches for meaning of ballot, ballot number etc with extra words to provide racing context still produced far too many hits on other meanings of 'ballot'. I go back 10 screens of search engine results and still see election-related stuff with perhaps horses in the election story somehow :lol:

And finally, do other non-US setups do the same thing? If not, how do they indicate alternates?
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