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Old 11-17-2022, 11:54 AM   #1
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Historical BLURRING

Its funny how history becomes "OUT OF FOCUS" over time...The great horse Eclipse is credited with 18 wins in the time of 1769-70...If you look CLOSER, however, a full EIGHT of the these were "walkovers!'

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Old 11-17-2022, 12:11 PM   #2
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The TRUTH changes one's perspective of a lot of things.
Unfortunately, not often enough
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Old 11-17-2022, 12:32 PM   #3
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Its funny how history becomes "OUT OF FOCUS" over time...The great horse Eclipse is credited with 18 wins in the time of 1769-70...If you look CLOSER, however, a full EIGHT of the these were "walkovers!'

The TRUTH changes one's perspective of a lot of things.
"After 17 months of racing, Eclipse was retired to stud due to lack of competition ó no one was willing to bet on his rival horses"...

https://uknowledge.uky.edu/world_yom...oroughbreds/1/

Yes, all the truth can change, but also solidify one's understanding of history.
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I donít know about that . The truth is when people figure out they have no chance they avoid the best . People were questioning why Life Is Good went to the Classic. Thatís what happens when it appears unwinable. Some races back then were 3 and 4 miles long (heats). It was said he won some by a furlong or more . Oh, they line up to race you when you win like that. This horse ran over 60 miles in races . He pretty much ran further in a day than some of these modern day horses run in a career. You can quibble but itís not that blurry to me . I guess they used to sayÖ. Eclipse in front , the rest no where. And they didnít come out of the woodwork to challenge him . Who would ?
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Ain't that the truth...
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Old 11-24-2022, 12:46 PM   #6
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"After 17 months of racing, Eclipse was retired to stud due to lack of competition ó no one was willing to bet on his rival horses"...

https://uknowledge.uky.edu/world_yom...oroughbreds/1/

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Nailed it.
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The more the 21st century is dominated by smart devices and social media, the more there is a collective longing for the mid-late 1700s.
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The more the 21st century is dominated by smart devices and social media, the more there is a collective longing for the mid-late 1700s.
Are u phicking uts? The 1700’s?
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Are u phicking uts? The 1700ís?
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The more the 21st century is dominated by smart devices and social media, the more there is a collective longing for the mid-late 1700s.
A little farther. Descartes was rejecting the common sense view of man by 1637.
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