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Melbourne Cup

Postby HBS Guy » 04 Nov 2013, 09:49

Any predictions from anyone?

We need a few more members to set up a sweep!
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby HBS Guy » 05 Nov 2013, 13:07

I am in the PBX blog sweep

I got Ethiopia

To make up the numbers, put my Mum in too, she has Royal Empire. No idea if either have any chance. Find out soon enough. Anyone put any money on a horse?
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby HBS Guy » 05 Nov 2013, 14:44

Well, FMD! A horse called Dear Demi ran in the Cup. It was a bit of a dog. No, wasn’t my horse or partly my horse.
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby Cherie » 05 Nov 2013, 22:10

http://www.theroar.com.au/2013/11/05/melbourne-cup-2013-who-won-who-came-last/

I never placed a bet, nevereven tuned in...I am a disgrace. :rain

I am glad now tbh, that poor horse was put down when she broke her leg, so glad I never saw that :sad

Ok I can ask you..why do they put horses down when they break a leg? Or do they only shoot race horses?
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby HBS Guy » 05 Nov 2013, 22:21

No, just about all horses are shot if they break a leg—they have trouble using crutches. . . :jump
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby Cherie » 05 Nov 2013, 22:38

HBS Guy wrote:No, just about all horses are shot if they break a leg—they have trouble using crutches. . . :jump


So you don't know...gee you only had to say so :bike
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby Cherie » 06 Nov 2013, 23:34

http://animal.discovery.com/mammals/broken-leg-horse.htm

It is mainly to do with crutches you were right for the most part..a good read.
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Re: Melbourne Cup

Postby HBS Guy » 07 Nov 2013, 06:35

Yeah. Horses do sleep standing up so while a dog or cat can have its leg splinted that doesn’t really work for a horse—it would have to be suspended from a sling under its belly and chest. Might be worth doing for a successful stallion or mare, not so for a gelding. Just too hard, too costly.
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