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Topic: A Horse For Us To Cheer For

I'm not a huge horse-racing fan, but this weekend is the Breeders Cup in the US.  It's seven races over the course of a day, with a mix of distances, surfaces, age restrictions and gender restrictions -- the biggest racing day in the US, aside from the three Triple Crown races.

The fifth race is the Filly & Mare Turf.  Currently, the second favorite at 4-1 is the beautifully named Honey Ryder.

She couldn't possibly lose, could she?

Last edited by Sir Miles (3rd Nov 2006 21:11)

Hilly...you old devil!

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Re: A Horse For Us To Cheer For

First, let me just say that the word root means something differently in Australia than it does in the US. ajb007/biggrin

However in answer to your question, no, she can't lose. ajb007/martini

Last edited by Dan Same (3rd Nov 2006 15:36)

"He’s a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine. And when they start not smiling back—that’s an earthquake. and then you get yourself a couple of spots on your hat, and you’re finished. Nobody dast blame this man. A salesman is got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory." Death of a Salesman

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Dan Same wrote:

First, let me just say that the word root means something differently in Australia than it does in the US. ajb007/biggrin

ajb007/amazed Oh wonderful, now Hilly's advocating...well, nevermind. ajb007/lol

Hey Mods, can you change my topic title from "Root" to "Cheer"?

Last edited by Sir Hillary Bray (3rd Nov 2006 17:34)

Hilly...you old devil!

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Sir Hillary Bray wrote:

Hey Mods, can you change my topic title from "Root" to "Cheer"?

'Tis done ajb007/biggrin

I saw that this horse was in the betting this morning - gotta be worth a punt ajb007/smile

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If this horse, Honey Ryder is ridden by the apt Jenny Flex then I will tape it and go meet the horse AND the jockey.

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Dan, that word also means cheer for down here too.

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taity wrote:

Dan, that word also means cheer for down here too.

I think you would be in a minority. ajb007/wink Yes, it also means cheer, but I wouldn't use it in that context at your local pub. ajb007/biggrin

"He’s a man way out there in the blue, riding on a smile and a shoeshine. And when they start not smiling back—that’s an earthquake. and then you get yourself a couple of spots on your hat, and you’re finished. Nobody dast blame this man. A salesman is got to dream, boy. It comes with the territory." Death of a Salesman

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Honey Ryder finished a close and game third.  So if you bet her to show, you made a little money.