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Nice to see another one off to a god home.

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Bugga.
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Good home,,,
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Did anyone see the OTTTBs show jumping at Equitana ?  Goldtown was there with his lady, Rachelle Lovett, who said he came off the track sound and is doing a great job.
Kate beadle has Flying Maverick, from Mick Price, and he is doing well .
A short piece of vid on the equitana page.
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Remember Sirmione, who won a McKinnon, trained by Bart and ridden by Peter Mertens ?  We were there that year and my OH came home with his pockets bulging with money.
Sirmione competed in this years Garryowen at Royal Melbourne Show.  He wasnt in the first 3 but he did alright.  More than half the entrants were OTTTBs, and the first 3 were by Zabeel, Faltaat and Encosta.
My "showy" friend says they all want Encostas.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote acacia alba Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Feb 2018 at 8:48pm
I see Bart,s old warrior, Precedence, appeared in the led classes at the Canberra Royal Show , and looked a million dollars. 
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Lyndal Yelavich is with Amanda Nemaric and 3 others at Emadilo Equestrian.

Sometimes special horses and people come into our lives.
This is one of those times๐ŸŽ‰

Roman Fizz has arrived from the Griffiths Training stables and we are hugely thankful to all the connections that have entrusted us with this special boyโ€™s future. From the moment I said we would be delighted to take him on board, his owners and trainer have reached out to ensure he gets the very best of care and hopefully finds his feet as a successful Eventing horse of the future. Proof once again that thoroughbred Racing is filled with people that adore their horses, sometimes, well actually in my experience, ALWAYS, above the sport itself.

We look very forward to working with this kind, handsome young thoroughbred, with the support of this squad, heโ€™s bound to go far! ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿ‘Œ
Special thanks to Crystal Conning for making sure he found his way to us ๐Ÿ˜˜

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Experience is something you gain a few minutes after you could have used it!
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Read an interesting little story about a horse called Caymans.  He was a G2 winner of the 2008 Sandown Guineas.  Goldolphin owned and Snowden trained gelding who went on to race in Britain and Dubai.
He is now pushing 13 and has only one eye, due to an infection.
Moved on as part of Godolphin,s rehoming program he went into the care of Martin Whitley at Dartmoor Hawking, which is one of Britain,s few private falconry centres, and is now a falconer,s mount.
They said his missing eye doesnt prevent him doing his job, and he is good as gold.
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Hmmm, that wont connect for me.  Not sure why.  Would be interested to watch it tho.
Thanks, Phillip.
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Thanks Gay, and also Phillip.
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STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

reductio ad absurdum

The richest man is not he who has the most, but he who needs the least.

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Originally posted by Gay3 Gay3 wrote:


How good it that !


STRIKE WHILST THE IRON IS HOT

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Quite amazing how that horse never turns a hair at the lure and the bird with wings flapping and bells jangling, isnt it ?  A t least I thought it was , just reading about him, but actually seeing him !  Amazing !
So much for a couple of dressage queens I know who think all OTTTBs are nutters.  Cant wait to show them that !!LOL
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Sorry AA, now that I check it it didn't work for me either, but thankfully Gay came to our rescue :-)
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Last time I was in England had a sort of argument about the merits of thoroughbreds against whatever that breed is that they ride at the olympics.  She said thoroughbreds are mad.  I said she needed to check out aussi thoroughbreds as alot aren't that way.  Some are so laid back they fall asleep even at the track.  You have alot of people thinking thoroughbreds are only good on the track and too hotheaded for anything else.
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I was of the opinion police horses were retired r/horse, they Do have to put up with plenty of bullshyte imo.
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Originally posted by furious furious wrote:

Last time I was in England had a sort of argument about the merits of thoroughbreds against whatever that breed is that they ride at the olympics.  She said thoroughbreds are mad.  I said she needed to check out aussi thoroughbreds as alot aren't that way.  Some are so laid back they fall asleep even at the track.  You have alot of people thinking thoroughbreds are only good on the track and too hotheaded for anything else.  

That highlighted opinion is pretty well nonsense Furious, as you'd well know.

We sold one into performance and he was a well decorated Champion, led and ridden, at numerous shows including Sydney Easter.  Robbie Griffiths does his best to home retirees, and each of the three we had recent shares in were been snapped up by people in the pleasure/performance field.



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There are a lot of ex race horses as police horses ,  here in NSW anyway. 
For some reason some of the dressage brigade think only dumb bloods can do that stuff  ?   
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Originally posted by Carioca Carioca wrote:

I was of the opinion police horses were retired r/horse, they Do have to put up with plenty of bullshyte imo.

We donated one of ours to VIC Police.....he had run 4th in the Doomben Cup, he was real Gentleman, a pleasure to have known. He was highly intelligent, many year later we were walking along Cronulla beach just after to riots, we saw a few mounties......I mentioned to the Copper most senior that our bloke had gone to the Mounties....we told him his brand and his name.......amazingly he told us he ended up in Canberra, mentoring the newbies, he was a legend in the Force and they had given him a rank....My missus choked up, we knew he would make it......he sure did......Go Ata.
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A friend here who does jumping tells me she has had 3 EDLs OTT and they can all jump like jack rabbits.  She says the best jumpers she has ever had.
I often check the brands on police horses when I see them,,,often if you have a chat they can tell you what its race name was.  Its interesting.
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