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    Posted: 10 Oct 2017 at 12:39pm
I think they new what they have with this horse. He is clearly a talent.

NATURE STRIP (AUS)Chestnut gelding 2014 
Nicconi
Bay 2005
Bianconi
Bay or brown 1995
Danzig
Bay 1977
Northern Dancer
Bay 1961
Nearctic
Natalma
1954
1957
14-c
2-d
Pas de Nom
Bay or brown 1968
Admiral's Voyage
Petitioner
1959
1952
4-n
7-a
Fall Aspen
Chestnut 1976
Pretense
Bay or brown 1963
Endeavour
Imitation
1942
1951
8-g
3-i
Change Water
Chestnut 1969
Swaps
Portage
1952
1952
A4
4-m
Nicola Lass
Bay 1995
Scenic
Bay 1986
Sadler's Wells
Bay 1981
Northern Dancer
Fairy Bridge
1961
1975
2-d
5-h
Idyllic
Black 1982
Foolish Pleasure
Where You Lead
1972
1970
14-b
14-f
Dubai Lass
Chestnut 1988
Bletchingly
Brown 1970
Biscay
Coogee
1965
1959
2-o
7-a
Frivolous Lass
Bay 1978
In the Purple
Frivole
1966
1965
11-d
10-d
Strikeline
Chestnut 2000
Desert Sun
Bay 1988
Green Desert
Bay 1983
Danzig
Bay 1977
Northern Dancer
Pas de Nom
1961
1968
2-d
7-a
Foreign Courier
Bay 1979
Sir Ivor
Courtly Dee
1965
1968
8-g
A4
Solar
Chestnut 1973
Hotfoot
Brown 1966
Firestreak
Pitter Patter
1956
1953
2-e
1-w
L'Anguissola
Bay 1967
Soderini
Posh
1961
1958
5-e
10-b
Strike High
Bay 1989
Pre Emptive Strike
Chestnut 1982
Blushing Groom
Chestnut 1974
Red God
Runaway Bride
1954
1962
8-c
22-d
Queen Maud
Chestnut 1968
Nearctic
Vent Neurf
1954
1960
14-c
1-p
Flight Hostess
Bay 1977
Zamazaan
Chestnut 1965
Exbury
Toyama
1959
1955
2-f
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Robin's Flight
Brown 1968
Round Robin
Tiflis
1960
1960
2-e
16-a
 Ancestor duplications:Nearctic5m x 5f Northern Dancer4m,5m x 5m Danzig3m x 4m


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I couldn't touch one from that stable at all, let alone odds on, but he looked a moral there and delivered.

He's every bit Group class.
Sunline...simply supreme
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I thought he'd get mowed down.  Smile
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I’m guessing they’ll be doing the usual swabs on that one?
Karl and Susan Kennedy are my heroes
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Will most likely be staying in Aus too
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Curious term 'nature strip'.  It is one of the few things that Sydney and Melbourne have in common - and most other places don't.  

In Melbourne and Sydney the grassed area between the footpath and the kerb is a 'nature strip'.

In Perth and Adelaide (?) they call it the 'verge' or the 'verge lawn'.  

In Tassie the verge is the unmade edge of a road.  

I am told that in Brisbane they call the grassed area between the front of property and the roadway the 'footpath' where as everywhere else the footpath is usually a made concrete or sealed path that separates the front of a property from the nature strip or the verge. 

In Adelaide they put stobie poles on their verges.  They are peculiar people.




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Many years since the family moved south but the vernacular used to be nature strip in Brisbane also.

First time I've seen him today and he's a very athletic horse, looks all over Group quality even though he's met nothing to date. Interesting to see how he goes in the next two which will see him in open class up the Flem straight then in Sydney where he'll meet even stronger opposition.
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Going by Racing.com he ran a track record today. They say TR 55.64. He ran 55.48.
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Live they said he was about half a second outside the class record.
Punters.com say the record is 55.07.
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Originally posted by TJMitchell TJMitchell wrote:

Going by Racing.com he ran a track record today. They say TR 55.64. He ran 55.48.

I always thought Cocinero held the track record at 55.64 but happy to be corrected.
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Whatever time he actually ran, he could have run it half a second quicker.
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Racing.com, ever on the ball. Slowest 1000m course record in history. Pretty sure I emailed RV about this before R.com was established.

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Date
900mIl Cavallo
49.30
59kg
27/03/2013
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Definitely Ready
1.08.97
56kg
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To hopefully put some perspective into it, possible prior record holder Cocinero won 9 races including two at stakes level, and was five times stakes placed.
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Certainly looked to have at least a couple of lengths up his sleeve Sunline.

Poet's Voice held it prior to Definitely Ready according to Racerate.

R&S horse records:

SANDOWN-HILLSIDE16 Sep 2009 
 Over Hcp (82) 1000m $30,000SOT=Good 
SecT=32.42 / RaceT=0:55.07 

FP Tb BM Horsewt Jockey (bp)TrainerSP 
1st 1.8LDEFINITELY READY56.0 MICHAEL RODD (4)MARK KAVANAGH4-7 
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Originally posted by Second Chance Second Chance wrote:

Originally posted by TJMitchell TJMitchell wrote:

Going by Racing.com he ran a track record today. They say TR 55.64. He ran 55.48.

I always thought Cocinero held the track record at 55.64 but happy to be corrected.

We've gone the same number there SC LOL
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Just had another look at racerate and Cocinero has the Lakeside 1000m record SC.
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Thanks Blinder.  Thumbs Up
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Whatever the number may be, he's run time on his ear
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Originally posted by Second Chance Second Chance wrote:

To hopefully put some perspective into it, possible prior record holder Cocinero won 9 races including two at stakes level, and was five times stakes placed.

So the $64 dollar question might be "will Nature Strip ultimately outstrip Cocinero's record on the racetrack"?
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Definitely Ready set the Sandown Hillside 1000m course record on 16 September 2009 in the first race on the card running 55.07 (laST 600 in 32.42) on a Good 3 with rail out 10m in the Over Super Vobis 0-82.
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Usually the 1000m course records are set with a prevailing northerly at their back but Nature Strip has run his 55.42 without wind assistance.  The breeze was E/SE  at 10-15kmh.  He was just simply quick. 
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$64 (dollar)?  Heard way too often (about a thousand times too often) in the commercial media that one SC. Almost as annoying as chomping on the bit.

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As if I give a toss Blinder.  Big smile
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Nature Strip was absolutely extraordinary today! Hear from Ryan Maloney and absorb this amazing data that compares him to Redzel.


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Do you know what the $64,000 question was ?  
Sure, it was a TV game show in the 1950's, but what was the actual $64,000 question ?  

The show was very similar to Who wants to be a Millionaire (without lifelines and multiple choice) and contestants would move through various levels which the cash prize doubling each time until they reached the $64,000 question.  It was kind of rigged because the sponsors made sure contestants that weren't rating well were bumped.  

One such contestant was Dr.Joyce Brothers but every time they tried to bump her with harder questions she rose to the challenge until she reached the $64,000 question.  

There was a question card shuffling routine they went through but it was later revealed that all the cards were identical and the multi part question it contained... for 64 THOUSAND dollars was ....

1. What were the gloves of Roman gladiators in the Colosseum called?
2. Who was the first scientific boxer, heavyweight champion of England in 1791?
3. What was the name of the heavyweight champion of England who taught a famous poet the art of boxing?
4. Who wrote the famous essay ‘The Fight’ after having seen Bill Neat defeat Tom Hickman for the English heavyweight title in 1821, and what was Hickman’s nickname?
5. What was the full name of the Marquis of Queensberry, who set up the Queensberry rules?
6. In 1933, Primo Carnera defended the world heavyweight title abroad. Who was his opponent, and where did they meet?
7. How many times did Jack Dempsey floor Luis Firpo in their famous fight in New York? How long did the fight last, within 30 seconds?


Joyce got all seven questions right to claim the cash.
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She sounds like a walking encyclopaedia, to answer all of that !
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With thanks to Wiki:

Joyce Diane Brothers (October 20, 1927 – May 13, 2013) was an American psychologist, television personality and columnist, who wrote a daily newspaper advice column from 1960 to 2013. In 1955, she became the only woman ever to win the top prize on the American game show The $64,000 Question, answering questions on the topic of boxing, which was suggested as a stunt by the show's producers. 
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She is reputed to have had a photographic memory.  She was very famous for a time, a celebrity in her own right.  I remember her from TV in the 1960's when she used to pop up on game shows and tonight shows and sit coms.  


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A sharp contrast to people on quiz shows today, many of whom wouldn't know if their arze was on fire.
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Her name is very familiar. Was she also syndicated to radio in Australia?  

Just read there were (uncorroborated) suggestions (aren't there always?) that she was given the answers by producers.
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