Equinics 2016 – OPENING CEREMONY

BTB COVERAGE

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OK Trainers, it is here, possibly the greatest showcase in Sim Racing, EQUINICS, the thoroughbred equivalent to the world event, THE OLYMPICS. Most trainers in our great game strive to participate in this time honored event, glory and prestige await but a few but being part of a team representing your chosen Residency is an achievement in itself. I would firstly like to thank Mike, on behalf of ever player for making this possible and his continued focus on making this the best horse racing Sim worldwide. I would like to congratulate every player that have entrants and wish you all the best of luck. To all the people coordinating the event, game staff, Residency bosses and a myriad of people behind the scenes, we salute you.

This years event carries a Memorials theme so I would like to pay tribute to some of the legends of the human variety (Olympics). Leading the parade is none other than the incomparable Muhammad Ali, recently passing away but leaving an unforgettable legacy for every sports person and everyday Joe alike. There are a few names some of us older folks will remember and some younger folks will have heard about.

 

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JIM THORPE                           JESSE OWENS

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ALICE COACHMAN                                             BABE DIDRICKSON ZAHARIAS

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PAAVO NURMI                                                               LARISA LATYNINA

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NICOLAI ANDRIANOV                                               RAY EWRY

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EMIL ZATOPEK                                                           JOHNNY WEISSMULLER

 

Now let’s pay tribute to some of the top Equine legends in USA history .

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              MAN O’ WAR                                                                 CITATION

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                 NATIVE DANCER                                                  SECRETARIAT                              

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             BUCKPASSER                                     KELSO                                                  DR FAGER

 

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              SPECTACULAR BID                                    AFFIRMED                                            SEATTLE SLEW

 

Our final tributes are a few of the top Equine legends in Sim history .

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Baseball Jones $5,570,194                                                               Bristol Rovers $7,063,655

SMARTY JONES x SEATTLE SLEW x DANZIG                                           RAHY x DANZIG x ROBERTO

 

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Allied Assault $9,808,640                                                                   Cecil Roo $9,364,814

WAR CHANT x SEATTLE SLEW x HALO                                                         WAR CHANT x NUREYEV x VALID APPEAL

 

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Creepshow $7,793,130                                                                                         Dusty Dance $9,453,845

ROCK OF GIBRALTAR x DEPUTY MINISTER x SEEKING THE GOLD    HAWKSTER x SOVEREIGN DANCER x BLUSHING GROOM

 

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Enough Knock $7,814,140                                             Horseshoe Bay $10,541,195

SADLER’S WELLS x MILL REEF x JACINTO                        RED RANSOM x WOODMAN x RAISE A NATIVE

 

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To start our Equinics the torch travels on a 95-day tour from Vermont to Brazil, passed on from one torch-bearer to another until all twenty of the participating Residencies, from all corners of the globe, join as one at the final destination to do battle. Lets take a look at some snapshots along the way.

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Our final runner arrives and we watch as an all time favorite in the Sim, Roys, majestically lights the Cauldron to signal the opening of the 2016 Equinics, let the races begin.

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Our races will be staged at 2 different tracks, the dirt races will be held at Vermont and the turf races will be held in Brazil

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VERMONT RACECOURSE

The dirt races to be decided

2 YO – OPEN 6F DIRT, 2 YO FILLY – 6F DIRT, 3 YO OPEN – 6F DIRT, 3 YO OPEN – 10F DIRT,

3 YO FILLY – 6F DIRT, 3 YO FILLY – 8F DIRT , 3 YO FILLY – 10F DIRT, 4 AND UP OPEN – 6.5 DIRT,

4 AND UP OPEN – 8 DIRT, 4 AND UP OPEN – 10 DIRT, 4 AND UP OPEN – 12 DIRT, 4 AND UP OPEN – 16 DIRT,

4 AND UP F&M – 6.5 DIRT, 4 AND UP F&M – 8 DIRT, 4 AND UP F&M – 10 DIRT,
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BRAZIL RACE COURSE

The turf races to be decided

2 YO  FILLY – 6F TURF, 2 YO  OPEN – 6F TURF, 3 YO  OPEN – 6F TURF, 3 YO  OPEN – 8F TURF,

3 YO  OPEN – 9.5F TURF, 3 YO  FILLY – 6F TURF, 3 YO  FILLY – 8F TURF, 3 YO  FILLY – 9F TURF

4 AND UP  OPEN – 6 TURF, 4 AND UP  OPEN – 8 TURF, 4 AND UP  OPEN – 13 TURF, 4 AND UP  OPEN – 16 TURF

4 AND UP  F&M – 5.5 TURF, 4 AND UP  F&M – 8 TURF, 4 AND UP  F&M – 10 TURF, 4 AND UP  F&M – 14 TURF

 

LISTED BELOW ARE THE COMPETITORS RESIDENCIES

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GR SIMSTERS     (grracers – Given)

 

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ALL – STARS RACING   (smokeglack – Smokeglack)

 

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SOUTH AFRICA RACING ASSOCIATION

 

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EAAA RACING

 

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EMPIRE STATE RACING   (esrholding – Trotter1)

 

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QUEENSLAND RACECOURSE   (queenslnd3 – Sabalou)

 

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CITY RACE RHEIN – MAIN TURF CLUB

 

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UNIVERSAL RACING CLUB  (metallinut – Metallinut )

 

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BRITISH AND NORDIC RACING CLUB  (urclids – Mark)  

 

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ELITE RACING CLUB   (ehr – John/Ric)

 

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EUROPEAN UNION RACING ORGANISATION  (euro – Daniel)

 

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RACING HQ   (gcliffo – Greg/Mike/Rod/Louis)

 

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SIM HISPANO   (zampatelo2 – David)

 

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– Squirrel )

 

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PASTURES OF GREEN – Vermont   (pastures1 – Pastures Team)

 

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BLAZING SADDLES (blazingsadMark)

 

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MIDAS  (midas – Supertaffy)

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EAST – WEST CONNECTION  (tyedye – Denovo) 

 

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MINNESOTA TESTBARN  (tbres8 – Testbarn )

 

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NORTH WEST RACING CIRCUIT   (nwrc– Will)

 

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DELPENN NATIONAL   (revelation– Revelation)

 

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EHTEAM   (vkstables – Klaus)

 

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MEGALOPOLIS RACING CIRCUIT   (fastnfirm– Jesse)

 

All the drug testing has been done and all horses are cleared to race.

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Written by GCLIFFO (Greg)