Red Rum

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    Red Rum reacted to Catalano in Thatz David   
    He might be gearing up for the Great Northern Steeples - Heavy track, over the hill a few times - these races are just a sprint prep for him
     
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Rusty in Thatz David   
    Wonder if he had won 20 lengths last seven races  with ears pricked would we have same concern, wonder if he  was a 2 year old first up if we had same concern, I wonder if me granny had bollocks would she be me grandad . 
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    Red Rum got a reaction from GOM in Thatz David   
    294k earnt , loads good days out for connections now needs a decent rev up a long way from home according to a stewards report suggests it's fallen a bit out of love for game , maybe I've gone soft but why would anyone want to keep running it round the back baffles me. What are they getting out of it , surely no one enjoys a good friend as surely he is that to them getting an arse whipping week in week out .They must have  cared for him very very well over the years to their absolute credit , why risk him now for no gain.
    Normally the people who know they unlikely to get another good one just cannot let go. 
    Anti Brigade love this sort of stuff, it's their lifeblood .
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Rusty in Thatz David   
    Wonder if he had won 20 lengths last seven races  with ears pricked would we have same concern, wonder if he  was a 2 year old first up if we had same concern, I wonder if me granny had bollocks would she be me grandad . 
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    Red Rum reacted to rdytdy in How y’all looking now   
    I believe that it is planned to be ready for winter next year. 
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    Red Rum reacted to barryb in Thatz David   
    Yes it is, however if the horse is consistently uncompetitive like he is then it’s NZTR’s role to issue a warning and then enforce if no improvement. Unsuspecting people are investing in a no hope option, you could say serves them right, but the reflection on racing is not good if allowed to continue
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Rusty in Thatz David   
    You can walk if you want your choice  , iam totally  not anti racing , but horses don't get a choice if they don't want to race , if they refuse a few times like some do what happens to them ? Hopefully they are found another pursuit .
    A few people die in the ring , iam a boxing fan , boxers get a choice know the risks accept the risk , so your example makes no sense at all .Rusty studies talking horses maybe he can tell you a horse that's been asked and replied yes they up for risk, I'd be more impressed if ones signed a waiver for risks involved .
     
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    Red Rum reacted to Boss Hogg in The good old days   
    Remember the good old days about six months ago when on a Saturday morning you sprung out of bed and skipped down the hall to the kitchen giving the missus a cuddle and a kiss .Sitting down at the table opening your laptop and spending a couple of hours going thru all the fields .
    You get your bacon and eggs while you put your bets together ew bets done multis done doubles done pick6 done ahh life was easy.Outside the kitchen window the birds are cherping in your favorite bottle brush tree boy they sound great .Giving the missus a little kiss goodbye you wonder down to the pub to compare and discuss your bets with your mates .Happy hour is on so a nice jug of Speights and a few bets life it doesnt get much better for an old digger.
    Fast forward six months Saturday morning you wake up knowing you have a mission you look down the hall it seems longer and narrower you finally reach the kitchen giving the missus a knowing nod. You circle the table and open laptop to tab,yeap click on buffering click buffering scratching click scroll,scroll on to feilds ,network down please click to restart.Click buffering scroll on and on .
    Breakfast arrives, it is muesli, seems that recently my blood pressure has risen sharply and wife says its good for me I can hear those f##*en birds squawking in the bottle brush tree must get the chainsaw out and chop that tree down.Not sure what bets I"ve on decide to watch an episode of Chernobyl to put me into a happier frame of mind to go to pub.
    Walking into pub which has changed hands two nice young chaps who have turned it into a craft beer bar,the tab is gone as takings were down and a Kiosk was put in which doesnt work because of technical problems, Im no technician but I think the axe sticking out of the screen after Bluey couldnt get his money out might be the problem.I walk over to the boys table with my handle that looks like horse piss and whiskey chaser.No one is saying much just mumbling about dont think their bets are on ,network down click on and try again .Its not good seeing grown men crying so decide to go home to watch big races from Wellington..Wife is watching boxset of Married and the First one in the sack on the big tv so watch on small tv in kitchen the big race was so close but no photo finish what were the numbers ?Waiting for judges call ,noooo Sweeeeenys burbling on no call Ahhhhh were did it all go wrong I sit with my head in my hands. Thats all I've got to say about that.
     
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    Red Rum got a reaction from GOM in Thatz David   
    Aussie and HK do, mandatory retirements . HK at 10  i recall , Aussie might be end 10 yo season   plus too many donuts in a row in HK  and it's goneburger there .
    Bashboy the good jumper a few years back was mandatory retired and he was a darn sight more up with play than Thatz David . Blimey 160 runs , trainer stated he needs shoving now , find him a new pursuit .They have done a great job to keep him going so long and he's done them a few favours , don't spoil it by going to well too often.
     
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    Red Rum reacted to Rusty in Thatz David   
    Within the rules for racing in Victoria, horses require permission from the stewards to race if they are 12 years old. Vet clearance report or the like is required. As soon as a racehorse turns 13 it must be retired from the racetrack. 
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Rusty in Thatz David   
    You can walk if you want your choice  , iam totally  not anti racing , but horses don't get a choice if they don't want to race , if they refuse a few times like some do what happens to them ? Hopefully they are found another pursuit .
    A few people die in the ring , iam a boxing fan , boxers get a choice know the risks accept the risk , so your example makes no sense at all .Rusty studies talking horses maybe he can tell you a horse that's been asked and replied yes they up for risk, I'd be more impressed if ones signed a waiver for risks involved .
     
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Blue in Thatz David   
    Few things about Thatz David . TAB has him both 3rd and last 7 of 7 last week. Odd stuff really .He ran last .
    More importantly not quite sure why he's being risked again  159 runs , no form nowdays , 13 years old , no chance , deserves to get out alive , giving reasonably hard ride last week , will get no doubt another one this week. Not my idea of sport but up to owner . Someone could say oh well horses die in fields but a lot die over the sticks , is there any need to risk him.
    I will eat some humble pie if he wins , he won't though .
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    Red Rum reacted to Rusty in Thatz David   
    We have a choice as to whether we drive cars. 
    Do horses have a choice as to whether they go over the jumps at 13 years of age? 
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    Red Rum reacted to weasel57 in Thatz David   
    I HOPE THE jCA OR WHOEVER HAVE THEIR EYES FIRMLY ON THAT JOCK TODAY. SHOULDA BEEN STOOD DOWN FOR THE DISGUSTING TREATMENT LAST TIME.
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Blue in Thatz David   
    Few things about Thatz David . TAB has him both 3rd and last 7 of 7 last week. Odd stuff really .He ran last .
    More importantly not quite sure why he's being risked again  159 runs , no form nowdays , 13 years old , no chance , deserves to get out alive , giving reasonably hard ride last week , will get no doubt another one this week. Not my idea of sport but up to owner . Someone could say oh well horses die in fields but a lot die over the sticks , is there any need to risk him.
    I will eat some humble pie if he wins , he won't though .
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Blue in Thatz David   
    Few things about Thatz David . TAB has him both 3rd and last 7 of 7 last week. Odd stuff really .He ran last .
    More importantly not quite sure why he's being risked again  159 runs , no form nowdays , 13 years old , no chance , deserves to get out alive , giving reasonably hard ride last week , will get no doubt another one this week. Not my idea of sport but up to owner . Someone could say oh well horses die in fields but a lot die over the sticks , is there any need to risk him.
    I will eat some humble pie if he wins , he won't though .
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Blue in Thatz David   
    Few things about Thatz David . TAB has him both 3rd and last 7 of 7 last week. Odd stuff really .He ran last .
    More importantly not quite sure why he's being risked again  159 runs , no form nowdays , 13 years old , no chance , deserves to get out alive , giving reasonably hard ride last week , will get no doubt another one this week. Not my idea of sport but up to owner . Someone could say oh well horses die in fields but a lot die over the sticks , is there any need to risk him.
    I will eat some humble pie if he wins , he won't though .
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Blue in Thatz David   
    Few things about Thatz David . TAB has him both 3rd and last 7 of 7 last week. Odd stuff really .He ran last .
    More importantly not quite sure why he's being risked again  159 runs , no form nowdays , 13 years old , no chance , deserves to get out alive , giving reasonably hard ride last week , will get no doubt another one this week. Not my idea of sport but up to owner . Someone could say oh well horses die in fields but a lot die over the sticks , is there any need to risk him.
    I will eat some humble pie if he wins , he won't though .
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Pam Robson in Berri......what say you ?   
    Could start a list of British trained group one winners overseas in past 12 months  , Prix Isphahan in France last week   ,the  one two in Irish 2000 Guineas two weeks ago and work backwards from there , a big cup race in Melbourne trifecta the Arc again and go on etc etc. Well done to the Irish anyway and the master of Ballydoyle .
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    Red Rum reacted to von Smallhaussen in Quiz   
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    Red Rum reacted to weasel57 in Bounding's half brother   
    and Secretariat had Sham
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Insider in Bounding's half brother   
    I watch that Frankel race from time to time , I was watching it in disbelief too . Down that dip I thought he won't make it home , amazing horse for and for me poetry in motion  , never get bored watching his re runs .
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Insider in Bounding's half brother   
    Affirmed had Alydar
    Black Caviar had Hay List 
    Frankel had Excelebration 
    Winx had  Hartnell. 
    Take all those champions away how good would the other four horses records look. 
    Hit nail on head there about accelerator jammed on , was going quicker than the  fighter jets at the bases nearby .
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    Red Rum reacted to poundforpound in Bounding's half brother   
    I’m a bit biased but when God got really serious and made the perfect horse .....
    https://youtu.be/-gpc-JhIrrA
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    Red Rum reacted to Memphis2 in Bounding's half brother   
    Have to agree. It was like the accelerator had got stuck and he just kept going faster and faster. Things you live for in racing. Imagine riding it .