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    Posted: 25 Mar 2010 at 6:30pm

This is a thread with a bit of a difference.

List a photo of a racehorse and I will attempt to rate its ideal distance range via it conformation.
 
Distance ranges will vary from 1000 to 2500m+
 
Actual distance range will vary from 400 to 600m. These ranges are not set and will overlap.
 
I can do yearlings up to mature horse (not too old where conformation starts to vary).
 
Please kindly also include age and sex of horse. If I rate a Yearling you may have to rate its potential ideal distance range, so accuracy may vary more on these.
 
After I rate the horse you may then list what you consider its ideal distance.
 
In theory, by random chance, I should approximately get it right less than 40% of the time. Lets put this figure at 50%. Over a large sample I aim to out ths figure, being 50%.
 
**The formula for calculating this is still a work in progress, so this thread should not be taken too seriously, and just adds to the study. Thanks
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Looks a strong type.
 
Distance traits: Slightly leggy, closed shoulder joint, good horizontal distance chest to wither. Muscle mass on hind, but leaner by measurement.
 
Sprinting traits: Nice shaped head, shorter fore cannon.
 
Overall: 1400 - 2000m   Emoticons
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pretty well spot on,  Nothing to Lose

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Colt 13 months 6 days :)
 
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But, thanks for the conformation above. This ones not a great photo, whioch brings in some guess work.

But i do believe that colt has some definate distance traits, but if you can get a better photo first, it would be appreciated.Emoticons
 
Low down, open stance and square on is best. I also know horses hate posing for photos.
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yes especially this one.
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yearling filly, thanks Smile
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Early, mid or late yearling when photo was taken please ?
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v & m yearling filly
 
Sprinting: Very strong hind.
 
Distance: Good fore, shorter back.
 
Good speed, with a little more in the tank.
 
Overall: 1300 - 1750m
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I would say early 2 yo when taken
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sorry yearling Smile
 
thanks for that
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Hi, Could someone please post instructions as to how to upload/post photos from your home computer? Cant see an upload option anywhere? Taaa

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Tashi, open up a free account with Photobucket, upload your photo there and it will provide a link that you can copy and paste into the "Insert Image" box when you post.

Horsegears - 2yo filly, taken last week

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Relaxced longer striding type. Leaner behind, shallow girth, leggy. Can see this one improving over distance.
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Filly, pics taken when she was approx. 15/12


        
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Originally posted by horsegears horsegears wrote:

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Relaxced longer striding type. Leaner behind, shallow girth, leggy. Can see this one improving over distance.


Yep, she's bred for 1600-2000
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Joh, only 15 Months and photos are not the best for this purpose, but I would estimate around 1700m at that stage.
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Hey Mr Gears when you get a chance have a crack at this one, he's the one in the no good photo earlier in the thread
 
 
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hey brad, whats the crane on the truck for? to help load him?LOL
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That's the breakers truck but now you point it out I'm going to hit him up to unload the bulks bags with it.

I went and watched that boy work Saturday morning he really motors.
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I reckon 2000m+


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New photo of the filly


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1200-1400m


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Here's a new photo of the filly, named Candy Tuft, winning her first start by 2.5 lengths last week at the Sapphire Coast over 1100m Star

All indications are she'll be wanting a fair bit further.


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better still, this oneEmbarrassed
 
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another one to have a go at
 
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Top - Sprinter 1000-1400m

Bottom  - 1400-1800m


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thanks djebel i reckon about the same, not long now, getting toward the pointy end
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