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Proof Kauto Star won?

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by Honest Frank (U1645784) 23 November 2009
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View the photo - and decide
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posted Nov 23, 2009

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I don't understand why IC's connections are querying the photo. Are they implying that the stewards have no integrity?

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hey all,

the man who owns / trained IC said something like 'to be honest i just want the picture on the wall to show how close we got to kauto star'. quote from a news piece on the RP website.

i think if it were my horse i'd do the same. although there might also be an element of him just wanting to be sure and see it for himself.

cracking race though eh. makes me wonder though, does the horse know when he's at the finish?

mnm

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posted Nov 23, 2009

My missus used to wear long socks....
I left her.

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posted Nov 23, 2009

comment by MickaWanderer (U10806262)
posted 9 Minutes Ago

My missus used to wear long socks....
I left her.

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Was she Cuban with a mean left uppercut or a great turn of foot over 100m or 800m?

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posted Nov 23, 2009

comment by SupremeArkle (U14112711)
posted 2 Hours Ago

Is it REALLY very very clear ??

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Presumably rhetorical. Like asking if 2259 hours this evening comes before 2300 hours.

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comment by Ron (U11298448)

posted Nov 23, 2009

Thanks for that morenearmisses; I didn't know anything about it apart from on here. That's good news. Also I thought exactly the same; he seemed to know exactly where the line was and stretched out his neck. Breathtaking.

Oh, and Micka......... so that's where they went.

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posted Nov 24, 2009

I thought going pass the post Kauto had his head down at the right time and the photo confirmed it.

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posted Nov 24, 2009

Quite a few times in the past people have fedback Kauto Star is very intelligent so yes, very likely he knew he was at the line and just pushed his neck forward. Didn't someone remark his hind body was actually behind IC's but his neck just edged it past IC?

comment by CHAPELHALLJOETHETIM (U4315663)

posted 2 Hours Ago

I thought going pass the post Kauto had his head down at the right time and the photo confirmed it.

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posted Nov 25, 2009

Are we saying then that Kauto dipped for the line, like a human athlete?

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posted Dec 11, 2009

I can tell you that having seen the 2 official photos it is impossible to say who won as both pictures show different points.. therefore the judge should specify which picture the result was called from and why the pictures are different.. if the pictures from both sides of the course show the horses legs in different positions they were clearly taken at different times and only one camera is therefore necessary.
The 'new and amazing' technology that Haydock claim to have has clearly not worked and should be reviewed before another horse falls victim to it

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posted Dec 11, 2009

Kauto Star won - the photos show that!! ok

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