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    Legolas be fairly standard one, film and book characters are quite common.

    John Magnier and Michael Tabor have used famous landmarks and places along with US terms for horses. Some of the best theyve owned have been Galileo, Giants Causeway, Yeats, George Washington, High Chapparal

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    Winx done it again - 29 on the trot and a 4th Cox Plate:



    Sure, one can argue "what's she beating?" - but any horse that wins so many consecutive races, many of Grade 1 status, over a variaty of trips, is pretty special. Also: effectially hands and heels she beats Benbatl here, who's a fairly decent individual himself as a 3x Group 1 winner.

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    The amount of people saying she should come to Europe and take on Enable. How about Enable goes to her AND Enable drops to 1 mile 2. Winx taking on Enable a 1m4f would be just idiotic and prove only that it isn't her trip

    Winx has destroyed Highland Reel. Highland Reel was a top Group 1 preformer

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    Winx coming over to Europe was over as soon as connections decided against RA and opted for an historic fourth Cox Plate campaign. While personally I would have loved to see her over here, I can fully understand why they haven't done it.

    I also don't need to see Winx vs Enable cause both horses are at their best over different trips. You wouldn't race Bolt vs. van Niekerk over 300m either.... oh wait, in fact there were some fools advocating for that not too long ago, actually!

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    Christ, Bolt would be in knots at the 250m mark

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    As I'm over in Phoenix right now took the chance to visit Turf Parade today. So far I found all the other US tracks I went to pretty.... dull. Usually mid-week, there isn't a lot going on, obviously. And probably, as a regular racegoer in Ireland I'm slightly spoiled. Anyway, neither Aqueduct, Los Alamitos nor Golden Gate Field - the three tracks I've been to - will ever see me back, even if I'd be in the era again.

    So how does Turf Paradise compare? Well, it's a racing paradise indeed! Sure, it helps if the sun is shining and you can sip on some chilled beer at temperatures of 25 degrees, but what really stands out: TP is an actual racetrack, and not a casino that happens to have a few nags running as a sideshow, as it's the case at many US tracks these days.

    Turf Paradise is smaller than the other tracks I've been to, but makes up for it with a super relaxed, serene and friendly atmosphere. You're close to the action. Free entry. Fair food and drink prices. An 8-racecard flew by without ever getting dull. Absolutely loved it!


    Few snaps I took today:










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    Wow - looks awesome mate

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    Turf Paradise is a great name, sounds like one of the virtual tracks in the bookies

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    With a name like that, would you believe it, they had only one (1!) race on turf on the card? One with eight races, mind you! The game isn't in the name here, or so it seems.

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    Turf is just synonymous with horse racing I guess (here it's something that you burn in the fireplace though)

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    Goosebumps nearly a decade later


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