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#11 Dec 23, 2019 5:46 pm

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Re: THAT FAMOUS HORSE IN GRENADA.

Calypso wrote:
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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

Northern Dancer did okay on the track and as a stud.
Being a smaller stallion, a special ramp had to be made in order to help him with the mares.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Dancer

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#12 Dec 23, 2019 6:33 pm

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Re: THAT FAMOUS HORSE IN GRENADA.

houston wrote:
Calypso wrote:
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.



I see you are from Canada but Secretariat is the best of all time then Man o'War.






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

The greatest Thoroughbred ever: SECRETARIAT

Northern Dancer did okay on the track and as a stud.
Being a smaller stallion, a special ramp had to be made in order to help him with the mares.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Dancer

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#13 Dec 23, 2019 7:23 pm

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Re: THAT FAMOUS HORSE IN GRENADA.

Secretariat and Man o' War, those were some high horses.
Although fictional, my favourite horse is Joey.

https://youtu.be/JPNyNr2Kp4w

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#14 Dec 23, 2019 11:57 pm

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Re: THAT FAMOUS HORSE IN GRENADA.

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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?

Cricket? You DARE, mention the venerated Best Game in the World, to a bunch of doped-up nags running in a circle? Boy mind ah have to gi yu a lash yuh won't recover from! Have you heard of 20/20? The IPL? Big hitting, high scoring, brilliant catching, nail biting last-ball winning T20?? Two West Indian players just got "sold" in the IPL auction for a cool million - each! Which all goes into their pockets. We were just within a shout of beating the all-conquering Indians, in their own home.

Cricket is alive and well - and exciting!

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#15 Dec 24, 2019 12:30 pm

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Re: THAT FAMOUS HORSE IN GRENADA.

houston wrote:
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

I love to gamble on horses.  Not me with the casinos.

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#16 Dec 24, 2019 12:36 pm

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Re: THAT FAMOUS HORSE IN GRENADA.

New Historian wrote:
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?

Cricket? You DARE, mention the venerated Best Game in the World, to a bunch of doped-up nags running in a circle? Boy mind ah have to gi yu a lash yuh won't recover from! Have you heard of 20/20? The IPL? Big hitting, high scoring, brilliant catching, nail biting last-ball winning T20?? Two West Indian players just got "sold" in the IPL auction for a cool million - each! Which all goes into their pockets. We were just within a shout of beating the all-conquering Indians, in their own home.

Cricket is alive and well - and exciting!

Horses, American football, cricket and ah bit of baseball, when the Orioles are winning.  soccer sometimes. I think the horses might be number 1 for now.  I go to the Race track, make all my bets, and go home and watch on TV.

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#17 Dec 24, 2019 8:20 pm

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Re: THAT FAMOUS HORSE IN GRENADA.

Calypso wrote:
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.

Obviously it is for some people, otherwise there wouldn't be more than one person on this lim ited thread saying so.

However if you either have an interest, or are actively taking part then it will not be boring to you.

My preferred sport leaves even me numbed to the core if I am watching other people, yet it is challenging and almost exiting as a participant. Different folks, different strokes and all that.

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#18 Dec 24, 2019 10:02 pm

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Re: THAT FAMOUS HORSE IN GRENADA.

Slice wrote:
New Historian wrote:
Expat wrote:

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?

Cricket? You DARE, mention the venerated Best Game in the World, to a bunch of doped-up nags running in a circle? Boy mind ah have to gi yu a lash yuh won't recover from! Have you heard of 20/20? The IPL? Big hitting, high scoring, brilliant catching, nail biting last-ball winning T20?? Two West Indian players just got "sold" in the IPL auction for a cool million - each! Which all goes into their pockets. We were just within a shout of beating the all-conquering Indians, in their own home.

Cricket is alive and well - and exciting!

Horses, American football, cricket and ah bit of baseball, when the Orioles are winning.  soccer sometimes. I think the horses might be number 1 for now.  I go to the Race track, make all my bets, and go home and watch on TV.

The Orioles will be back soon enough, that 5 year rebuild will be ending one of these seasons.

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#19 Dec 25, 2019 9:41 am

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I think they have the right person for the rebuild.  They are starting from scratch.  They let go all their best players from the last season.

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