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#1 Dec 16, 2019 4:12 pm

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THAT FAMOUS HORSE IN GRENADA.

As ah kid growing up I heard of the best horse in Grenada his name was Carlos.  I think there was horse racing in Seamoon and  and also Queens park. In the seventies I spent a week in Seamoon, camping with Teddy Victor, printing the NJM news letter.  There was a few horses still there. my question is how many horses, was there in Grenada? I never saw any stables. Where were the horses kept?  How long did racing last in the Spiceland? How was betting held? I also heard that horses  came from other parts of the Caribbean to race during the Easter weekend.  My last question is who was the genius that brought racing to Grenada?  Was horses also bred in Grenada?  Tons of question, but ah bet not ah soul knows the answer.  Not even NH could answer those questions.  Wondering minds wanna know.

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#2 Dec 16, 2019 5:26 pm

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I know no more than you've said, you'll have to check the older heads that were there. I do know, and this will resonate with Expat, is there was a famous race horse in Jamaica called "Long Shot", and they must've doped up the poor thing that he won the big race, and promptly fell down dead. The Pioneers had a huge reggae hit in England with their "Long Shot Kick de Bucket", which no one had a clue what it meant! It wasn't until I moved to Jamaica that I knew what is said, and meant.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ApAptlFJkhM

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#3 Dec 16, 2019 10:41 pm

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Yep, I had no clue what it was about at the time of it's release.

Next on the Utube list

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H_7Kx2FlFQY

Which also resonated.

Oh to be young again....

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#4 Dec 16, 2019 10:45 pm

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Another one you were like: what?? still a great tune though

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#5 Dec 16, 2019 11:10 pm

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Just tunes running through ones head.


Ended up with Roberta Flack Killing me softly.... plenty of good old tunes out there. Shame we can't say the same for many of the modern ones.

Obviously the current generation will think theirs are epic, but I would guess the majority will be forgotten by the time they leave adolescence.

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#6 Dec 23, 2019 11:06 am

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Slice wrote:

As ah kid growing up I heard of the best horse in Grenada his name was Carlos.  I think there was horse racing in Seamoon and  and also Queens park. In the seventies I spent a week in Seamoon, camping with Teddy Victor, printing the NJM news letter.  There was a few horses still there. my question is how many horses, was there in Grenada? I never saw any stables. Where were the horses kept?  How long did racing last in the Spiceland? How was betting held? I also heard that horses  came from other parts of the Caribbean to race during the Easter weekend.  My last question is who was the genius that brought racing to Grenada?  Was horses also bred in Grenada?  Tons of question, but ah bet not ah soul knows the answer.  Not even NH could answer those questions.  Wondering minds wanna know.

Grenada no longer has horse racing like Jamaica and Barbados. The small track where you used to race your horses is not abandoned. I saw it when I was there some years ago. I love horse racing. I used to watched them race on my friend's rooftop when I would visit her. Jamaica and other other islands, also, Latin-America produce some fine jockeys. Jamaica has women jockeys. The Americans and the Irish are the best in Thoroughbred racing.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V18ui3Rtjz4

The greatest Thoroughbred ever: SECRETARIAT

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#7 Dec 23, 2019 2:07 pm

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Apart from polo, which I suffered through once, horse racing must be the most boring sport on the planet. "And here they come now, round the bend!" Bruggudug-bruggudug... And there they go!!!

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#8 Dec 23, 2019 4:17 pm

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Apart from polo, which I suffered through once, horse racing must be the most boring sport on the planet. "And here they come now, round the bend!" Bruggudug-bruggudug... And there they go!!!


I guess you didn't have money at stake.

Its just a slower circular sport than Moto GP. or Formula 1, lets face it unless you are committed, have eyes like a hawk, and really care, in the end they just go voosh voosh voosh until the end. Sometimes a bit of carnage to spice it up, but basically voosh voosh voosh.

Watching boats bobbing about in the distance is hardly exiting either... wink

Cricket?  did anyone mention cricket?

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#9 Dec 23, 2019 4:31 pm

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Expat wrote:
New Historian wrote:

Apart from polo, which I suffered through once, horse racing must be the most boring sport on the planet. "And here they come now, round the bend!" Bruggudug-bruggudug... And there they go!!!


I guess you didn't have money at stake.

Its just a slower circular sport than Moto GP. or Formula 1, lets face it unless you are committed, have eyes like a hawk, and really care, in the end they just go voosh voosh voosh until the end. Sometimes a bit of carnage to spice it up, but basically voosh voosh voosh.

Watching boats bobbing about in the distance is hardly exiting either... wink

Cricket?  did anyone mention cricket?

Horse racing is not boring and horses are exciting animals. My grandmother had 4 horses and two donkeys when growing up. I used to ride them. I am out of practice now. but I have great memories. I go to Central Park all the time to pat them down.

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#10 Dec 23, 2019 5:29 pm

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Expat wrote:
New Historian wrote:

Apart from polo, which I suffered through once, horse racing must be the most boring sport on the planet. "And here they come now, round the bend!" Bruggudug-bruggudug... And there they go!!!


I guess you didn't have money at stake.

Its just a slower circular sport than Moto GP. or Formula 1, lets face it unless you are committed, have eyes like a hawk, and really care, in the end they just go voosh voosh voosh until the end. Sometimes a bit of carnage to spice it up, but basically voosh voosh voosh.

Watching boats bobbing about in the distance is hardly exiting either... wink

Cricket?  did anyone mention cricket?

Motor and horse racing are pretty boring spectator sports. With horse racing, it's all about the breeding and the betting.
I do like the fact that with some research and knowledge, the odds of winning at the horse track are much better than casino games and lottery tickets. Plus the added entertainment of a night out for dinner at the track.

https://youtu.be/y7TKTypiIjw

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