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Dock

Sea the Stars

won his 5th successive Group 1 race in the Irish Championship Stakes at Leopardstown last Sunday, making him the third most succsessful race horse since 1970. Thats amazing isn't it? I said isn't it. Er, why are you all walking away from me?

Do you want this door closing on my way out like? †
Dock

So now the dilemma trainer John Oxx faces, is to either run him in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in Paris, or alternatively, in the Breeders Cup at Santa Anita in California before he retires him to stud. Tense stuff isnít it? I said isn, OH FORGET IT.
bearing

Prix de l'Arc I reckon, what's the record like of Horses from the British Isles travelling over to the Breeders Cup I know Ouija Board has been pretty successful, but are there others?

I imagine the long distance travelled would really affect their performance.
sheeps

Yes.
bearing

sheeps wrote:
Yes.


Succinct!
Dock

bearing wrote:
Prix de l'Arc I reckon, what's the record like of Horses from the British Isles travelling over to the Breeders Cup I know Ouija Board has been pretty successful, but are there others?

I imagine the long distance travelled would really affect their performance.


*faints*
sheeps

bearing wrote:
sheeps wrote:
Yes.


Succinct!



Int it just me ?
bearing

sheeps wrote:
bearing wrote:
sheeps wrote:
Yes.


Succinct!



Int it just me ?


*looks confused*

Has anyone checked that Dock's okay?
Dock

bearing wrote:
sheeps wrote:
bearing wrote:
sheeps wrote:
Yes.


Succinct!



Int it just me ?


*looks confused*

Has anyone checked that Dock's okay?


*comes round*

Was just a bit shocked at your newly found interest in racing.

*suspects pisstaking is afoot*
bearing

Dock wrote:
bearing wrote:
sheeps wrote:
bearing wrote:
sheeps wrote:
Yes.


Succinct!



Int it just me ?


*looks confused*

Has anyone checked that Dock's okay?


*comes round*

Was just a bit shocked at your newly found interest in racing.

*suspects pisstaking is afoot*


I like racing, just don't know a great deal about it.
sheeps

He is deffo taking the piss.
Dock

sheeps wrote:
He is deffo taking the piss.


*faints from smell of piss*
bearing

I'm not honestly, I do of an occasion visit Uttoxeter Races.
Dock

The big lad is running in the Arc on Sunday. Not sure what the trainers reasoning is on this decision cos' I don't think it'll suit him. A hard race with about twenty runners, and the french jockeys tend to join forces in keeping a horse like this boxed in. STS needs an open field with hardly any jostling. I can see you're all beside yourselves with worry about his gorious unbeaten run coming to an end, aren't you? I said ar, er, GREEN ARRRRRRRRRMY!
Grind

I'm supposed to select three horses for the Arc de Triomphe.

Any suggestions?

* Gives nail varnish back *
Dock

Grind wrote:
I'm supposed to select three horses for the Arc de Triomphe.

Any suggestions?

* Gives nail varnish back *


I never give tips, as you should always back your own judgement, but if I was having a bet, I'd probably go with one of these three: 'Conduit' ridden by Ryan Moore, or 'Vision D'Etat' ridden by Olivier Peslier (always good to look at a french one in this race), and finally 'Dar Re Mi' ridden by Jimmy Fortune.

Good Luck grinderdogblinder! †

The full days racing in Paris is going to be on BBC2, I'd say it's the best race card overall for talent horsewise/jockeywise that I've seen this season.

In an earlier race, one to watch out for is called 'Dick Turpin' trained by Richard Hannon, a fucking flying machine. A beautiful animal, and a pleasure to watch. Probably be pretty short odds though.

There's some excellent racing on all weekend, and I will be trying to watch as much of it as possible. Longchamp on Sunday, and Saturday racing on Channel 4. Ace!
Grind

Dock wrote:
Grind wrote:
I'm supposed to select three horses for the Arc de Triomphe.

Any suggestions?

* Gives nail varnish back *


I never give tips, as you should always back your own judgement, but if I was having a bet, I'd probably go with one of these three: 'Conduit' ridden by Ryan Moore, or 'Vision D'Etat' ridden by Olivier Peslier (always good to look at a french one in this race), and finally 'Dar Re Mi' ridden by Jimmy Fortune.

Good Luck grinderdogblinder! †

The full days racing in Paris is going to be on BBC2, I'd say it's the best race card overall for talent horsewise/jockeywise that I've seen this season.

In an earlier race, one to watch out for is called 'Dick Turpin' trained by Richard Hannon, a fucking flying machine. A beautiful animal, and a pleasure to watch. Probably be pretty short odds though.

There's some excellent racing on all weekend, and I will be trying to watch as much of it as possible. Longchamp on Sunday, and Saturday racing on Channel 4. Ace!


Ta - there's no real money involved, but it's a yearlong competition where you bet virtual tenners on different sports.  
Dock

Ooh Ooh, the big race today, 3:15 on BBC2. Estimated prize money: £2,220,000. 10% of which the jockey gets for, er, about two minutes work.

*wonders if there are any jobs going*  
Plastic Man

Dock wrote:
Ooh Ooh, the big race today, 3:15 on BBC2. Estimated prize money: £2,220,000. 10% of which the jockey gets for, er, about two minutes work.

*wonders if there are any jobs going* †


I don't think you are tall enough.
bearing

WOW

How the feck did he manage that?  
bearing







Dock

I've never witnessed anything like that win in horseracing, EVER! I am still buzzing four hours later. You will never see a comeback like that in racing as long as any of you live. The right horse with the right rider ( Mick Kinane). Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Yes I did shed tears, and yes, I don't feel ashamed at doing so. Supernatural, supersonic, super fucking ace. I thought I'd seen something special when I saw him win at York, but today was a one off. I know I will never see another horse like him. Have a great night Mick! Thank you so much!

The measure of a good jockey, is being able to see gaps amongst the riders in front of him, coupled with the deep knowledge of exactly what the half a ton of animal beneath you is capable of, and Mick, in his 49 years of racing, has learnt how to see these things better than most of his peers. I thought it was all over for him and the big fella, but as they went into the final curve, the age old synchronicity of head down towards the horse, and loosening the reins in order to unleash the formidable power of a racehorse, won through and he came from behind at LEAST eight horses to win not just the £2 mil prize, but immortality in equestrian and racing history. Again I say, thank you so much!
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

not seen anything like it since Dettori in 96


and when i watched sea biscuit  
Dock

Sir Bullingdon Craggwood wrote:
not seen anything like it since Dettori in 96


and when i watched sea biscuit †


Bulldawg, re: Sea Biscuit. is it a good film? Would you recommend it?
Forest

Dock wrote:
Sir Bullingdon Craggwood wrote:
not seen anything like it since Dettori in 96


and when i watched sea biscuit †


Bulldawg, re: Sea Biscuit. is it a good film? Would you recommend it?


You might need these.
bearing

Sounds as though they shoot horses in it Dock!
Dock

Forest wrote:
Dock wrote:
Sir Bullingdon Craggwood wrote:
not seen anything like it since Dettori in 96


and when i watched sea biscuit †


Bulldawg, re: Sea Biscuit. is it a good film? Would you recommend it?


You might need these.


I think it needs commenting on, but of late, Forsythe saga is getting bloody lippy, I've told him that hanging around with Clacker and Grind will only end in tears. BMX's and Regal king size are neither big nor clever.

*phones Forsythe saga's Mum to voice concerns about wayward son*
bearing

Surely King Size Regals are a bit bigger than normal Regals though Dock, whether they are cleverer is debatable.
Dock

bearing wrote:
Surely King Size Regals are a bit bigger than normal Regals though Dock, whether they are cleverer is debatable.


Don't encourage him. You may be the catalyst of the guttersnipe element on here, but don't spoil the bright futures of people like Fozdyke. He could be a contender could that lad.
bearing

Sea the Stars was fecking ace though weren't he?
Dock

bearing wrote:
Sea the Stars was fecking ace though weren't he?


Frankly, yes!  
Plastic Man

Sea The Stars takes new career path and retires to stud

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2...t/13/sea-the-stars-retire-to-stud

Sea The Stars, who established himself as one of the finest racehorses of all time with victory in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe this month, has been retired to stud.

The three-year-old completed a perfect season in Paris, having previously won five consecutive starts at Group One level. He was the first horse ever to win the 2,000 Guineas, Derby and Arc in the same season, and was also successful in the Eclipse Stakes, International Stakes and Irish Champion Stakes.

There had been speculation that Sea The Stars might contest the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita in California next month, but Christopher Tsui, his owner, has now decided that the colt has nothing more to prove. Sea The Stars is expected to stand as a stallion in Ireland, where his mother, the Arc winner Urban Sea, foaled him in 2006.

Oxx said: "It has been decided after discussions with Mr Christopher Tsui that Sea The Stars will not take part in the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita on 7 November. He's had a long season and has been in regular fast work from 3 March, with his final workout on 2 October. He's been in intensive training for seven months with only a three-week break after the Eclipse Stakes at the beginning of July.

"We feel it is unfair to keep him going any further given his unprecedented record of achievement in the last six months. He's come out of the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe in his usual good form. He is fit and healthy and has been cantering since the race. He is now retiring from racing, but I have no information on stud career details and an announcement will be made at a much later date when plans have been finalised."


Sea The Stars' cousin, "Clacks the Wonder Horse", hard at it at stud, yesterday
Grind

I knew I should've been a race horse.  
sheeps

Thought you were.




Partly.
Grind

sheeps wrote:
Thought you were.




Partly.


* Whinnies *
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

you've reminded me i must pick up some Pedigree Chum for the family dog next time I drive over the folks
bearing

Sir Bullingdon Craggwood wrote:
you've reminded me i must pick up some Pedigree Chum for the family dog next time I drive over the folks


How often do you run the folk over?

What tyre pressure is best used?
Sir Bulldog Craggwood

bearing wrote:
Sir Bullingdon Craggwood wrote:
you've reminded me i must pick up some Pedigree Chum for the family dog next time I drive over the folks


How often do you run the folk over?

What tyre pressure is best used?



oh its so easy to laugh its so easy to mock

it takes guts to make Pedigree Prime
bearing

Their guts or yours?
Dock

Sir Bullingdon Craggwood wrote:
bearing wrote:
Sir Bullingdon Craggwood wrote:
you've reminded me i must pick up some Pedigree Chum for the family dog next time I drive over the folks


How often do you run the folk over?

What tyre pressure is best used?



oh its so easy to laugh its so easy to mock

it takes guts to make Pedigree Prime


Nice Smiths ref Bulldawg!  

BTW, they are retiring the big lad to stud according to BBC news last night. Estimated sale value: £100 mil. Not a bad price considering whoever buys him will make at least £10 mil a year off of him from other stables.

STS has a brother, a very young colt. And the word around the campfire is that he has the same temperement as his older brother. One to watch for in the 2010 season methinks.

To conclude, I know a lot of people on here couldn't give a shit about racing, but for me, this will probably be a lifetime one-off of a horse with this much power and stamina. Seeing him run at York was amazing, and it's made my year. Well, that coupled with an invite to Sheeps Birthday Popathon.  
sheeps

I too shall probably be put out to stud after this Saturday's meeting.
bearing

sheeps wrote:
I too shall probably be put out to stud after this Saturday's meeting.


More like put out to pasture!  
Dock

bearing wrote:
sheeps wrote:
I too shall probably be put out to stud after this Saturday's meeting.


More like put out to pasture! †


*phones knackers yard, they agree to take him only if we pay them*

*coppers up with Bearing*
bearing

It's worth the thousand pounds to get rid, shame he wasn't in good nick cause the chappy said we'd have got some decent cash.
Dock

Sea the Stars to 'cover your dam' (in English: Shag your female horse) Cost: £85,000. And that doesn't carry a guarantee that she'll be fertilized. Kin' ell, I'd do it for a fiver.
fartcatcher

Apparently he gets to shag about 150 lady horses per year. Different one each time. Bound to be a few dodgy looking ones, but as all he will ever see is their arse i don't suppose it matters.

I know this is a bit cold-hearted, but as his role in life is nought but a heaving bag of testicles, why don't they just get as much sperm as they can out of him via artificial insemination, stick it in the fridge and then shove him in a field somewhere.

Saves a lot of faffing about.
Late Doors

Dock wrote:
Sea the Stars to 'cover your dam' (in English: Shag your female horse) Cost: £85,000. And that doesn't carry a guarantee that she'll be fertilized. Kin' ell, I'd do it for a fiver.


Its no good putting a drawing pin in where a nail's been
Late Doors

*tips in a quid*
Needs to be more specific about the gauranteed fertilisation. Offspring would be interesting if it is gauranteed
Dock

Funny fuckers!
Grind

Dock wrote:
Funny fuckers!


The mystery of the origins of the Shetland pony has been solved.
Dock

Grind wrote:
Dock wrote:
Funny fuckers!


The mystery of the origins of the Shetland pony has been solved.


   That there Atlantic ocean isn't too big to stop me from coming over there and teaching you some manners yer cheeky scamp.

*blows armbands up*

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