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  • Champion racehorse owned by Queen Elizabeth II fails drug test (Heartbreaking News)

    07/23/2014 7:36:10 AM PDT · by lbryce · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 23, 2014 | Fox News
    One is not racing clean. A champion racehorse owned by Britain's Queen Elizabeth II has tested positive for morphine, a banned substance on race days in the United Kingdom. The British Horseracing Authority announced last week that tests on five horses under the care of various trainers showed the presence of morphine in their 'A' samples. Late Tuesday, Buckingham Palace said that one of the horses was the monarch's 5-year-old mare Estimate The Daily Telegraph reports that the horse will likely forfeit its second-place finish in the Gold Cup at Ascot this past June, as well as the prize money...
  • Did FreeRepublic assure Obama's election? (Vanity is my favourite sin.)

    01/11/2010 11:20:04 AM PST · by Racehorse · 290 replies · 5,803+ views
    <p>“When you take over a failing company . . .”</p> <p>Don’t be a dumbass, Jim.</p> <p>Republicans and Conservatives did not lose a company nor an organization. FreeRepublicans were so stupid they chose Obama or chose to cast a vote which elected Obama.</p>
  • Don't Be A Dumbass, Jim. [Activism]

    02/04/2010 12:07:00 PM PST · by Racehorse · 137 replies · 3,768+ views
    And older racehorse vanity thread ^ | 4 Feb 2010 | Racehorse
    Jim Robinson replied to me and others in an earlier thread authored approximately 11 January 2010. There WILL be a backlash against Obama’s socialist big government anti-capitalist, anti-America programs I guarantee you. We need to be in fighting trim to maximize our potential and capitalize on non competitive socialist failure!Paraphrasing Jim:A house divided against itself cannot stand.I believe this party cannot endure, permanently half socialist and half free.I do not expect the party to be dissolved — I do not expect the house to fall — but I do expect it will cease to be divided.It will become all one...
  • A gimpy gam-ble pays off Bum-leg filly

    08/08/2010 4:09:55 AM PDT · by 668 - Neighbor of the Beast · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | 8/08/10 | ED FOUNTAINE
    A come-from-nowhere filly with a bum leg and one eye -- bought on a gamble by an out-of-luck trainer with his last $2,000 -- is stunning the racing world with her lightning speed and improbable winning streak... Her jockey, Racing Hall of Fame member Kent Desormeaux, said, "His late wife told him that she wanted to come back as a racehorse, and here she is, living vicariously through Lisa's Booby Trap.
  • Race horses a target in Hong Kong? (Terrorism?)

    03/28/2007 4:57:15 PM PDT · by RDTF · 18 replies · 303+ views
    International Herald Tribune ^ | March 26, 2007 | Keith Bradsher
    HONG KONG: It was a device worthy of Rube Goldberg or Wile E. Coyote: a dozen remote-controlled launching tubes secretly buried in the turf at Hong Kong's most famous horse race track last week, armed with compressed air to fire tiny, liquid-filled darts into the bellies of horses at the starting gate. No horses were hurt, because the track supervisor noticed something underfoot before racing started, discovered the elaborate mechanism concealed by grass-colored tape and called in a police bomb squad to remove it. But the discovery of the device, equipped with elaborate electronic controls, has raised concerns about security...
  • Horse Kicks Through Trailer, Snarls Traffic on NYC Expressway

    02/22/2007 5:34:45 AM PST · by Calpernia · 177+ views
    1010wins ^ | Wednesday, 21 February 2007 9:46PM
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A racehorse kicked through the floor of a trailer on an expressway on Wednesday, injuring itself and snarling traffic. A motorist saw the horse's hoof sticking through the trailer around 4 p.m. and got the attention of the trailer's driver, who pulled over to the side of the Cross Bronx Expressway. Traffic was stopped as a veterinarian examined the horse. The horse, a 3-year-old thoroughbred gelding, was euthanized around 6 p.m. at the Belmont Park Raceway in Elmont, said Joe Pentangelo, a spokesman for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. Three other...