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Old 10-03-2010, 05:46 PM
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I've been lucky enough to be out at the HP for the games almost daily.

Totalis is beyond stunning in person. Ravel was, too!
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Old 10-03-2010, 05:53 PM
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It really is too bad Courageous Comet had to miss the last day.
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Old 10-03-2010, 05:58 PM
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It really is too bad Courageous Comet had to miss the last day.
Was that the American horse that missed jumping today due to minor injury? Was in 3-4th after X-country? I don't know how many didn't pass the vet today.

The hardest line today was 6 to 7. 7 was a simple airy gate, but the setup to 6 had to be right on after the right turn, as it was then a "short steady, short steady, medium-medium-medium" five-stride sequence (you could not fix 6 in, and a regular 5 couldn't fit, either!) that unfortunately got some good horses. If I remember right it got Karen O'Connor a shocking refusal with a knockdown - she steadied and for a second the horse tried to steady for a third stride, then realized he was three away and tried to go on, but was too far, so (wisely) had to simply stop. A bit of confusion between them, a shame!

I saw that NBC televised some dressage today - next Sunday 4pm they are televising the XC jumping from today, looks like.
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:06 PM
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Was that the American horse that missed jumping today due to minor injury? Was in 3-4th after X-country? I don't know how many didn't pass the vet today.

I saw that NBC televised some dressage today - next Sunday 4pm they are televising the XC jumping from today, looks like.
Yep, threw a shoe during the cross-country. Comet was a former Finger Lakes claimer turned Eventing Superstar! He was won Rood and Riddle's Sporthorse of the Year.

Real pretty horse:
http://www.google.com/images?q=coura...w=1007&bih=485
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:13 PM
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What a shame! Nice pictures, thanks for the links. I don't pay attention to 3-day much (although I'm old enough to remember Bruce Davidson - the original as a young man. And Michael Matz starting out in the jumpers!

Today people were talking about a minor strain, just enough to not pass the vet, fortunately - but how awful to be out after doing such a tremendous job first 2 days!
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Old 10-08-2010, 08:33 AM
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Some cool jumps with a racing theme in the Team Show Jumping competition:

tote board jump:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php...id=66630714161

Man O' War:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php...id=66630714161


Twin Spires:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php...id=66630714161

Keeneland entrance:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php...id=66630714161

Possibly the hardest - the Lane's End:
http://www.facebook.com/#!/photo.php...id=66630714161
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:27 PM
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Ummmm any other pictures of a certain family?

http://i98.photobucket.com/albums/l2...rf/600x600.png
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Old 10-08-2010, 03:30 PM
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None with them waving at you!
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Stadium finals were pretty awesome tonight. Big crowd and good performance. Took some pics of the racing-related jumps on Thursday- I love the Churchill twin spires jump.
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