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April 21, 2007 at 15:01 #1455AnonymousInactive
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Has Graphic Approach recovered from his problems after the grand national this year? Just be nice to know he is ok.. anyone who knows if he made it through please let me know.. thanks :)April 21, 2007 at 16:05 #53576Seven TowersParticipant
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According to the RP website he is on the mend.April 21, 2007 at 19:08 #53578
He’s doing well & all being well should be able to go home at the end of the week.April 21, 2007 at 19:16 #53580cormack15Keymaster
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Great news :cheesy: :)April 21, 2007 at 20:45 #53585AnonymousInactive
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thanks that is good news..and it proves that the grand national isnt what the animal rights people make it out to be. no fatalities in that race… well done to all involved. :cheesy: :cheesy: :cheesy:April 22, 2007 at 14:04 #53587graysonscolumnParticipant
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Quite so, Zara – I spent quite a bit of the run-up to the race on other, non-racing websites convincing such characters that this isn’t a sport which it kills its own lightly or as a first resort. The excellent handling of Graphic Approach at Aintree and his evident recovery is as high-profile an example of this as anyone could have wished for.
The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.April 22, 2007 at 17:39 #53589
I’d agree to those sentiments as well – and Edgy’s assistant couldn’t have praised them more highly – even at 10.30 that night when he got back from the vets!April 22, 2007 at 20:03 #53591BurroughhillParticipant
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Quote: from graysonscolumn on 3:04 pm on April 22, 2007[br]Quite so, Zara – I spent quite a bit of the run-up to the race on other, non-racing websites convincing such characters that this isn’t a sport which it kills its own lightly or as a first resort. The excellent handling of Graphic Approach at Aintree and his evident recovery is as high-profile an example of this as anyone could have wished for.
<br>It was a really excellent kick in the teeth for the animal rights people. You’ve only got to listen to trainers/jockeys/owners to know how much they care for their charges. How many times do we hear "I just hope he comes back safely"?
(Edited by Burroughhill at 9:04 pm on April 22, 2007)April 22, 2007 at 20:43 #53593
Interestingly enough (and disappointingly!!!) I only saw animal rights protesters on Thursday morning, outside the gates. I enjoyed throwing a few insults their way, something along the lines of "you just don’t have a ******* clue, do you??" and laughing – but I was up for a dig on Friday & Saturday mornings still being intoxicated from the night before & was a tad disappointed not to see any of the tree hugging tossers!! :giggle:April 23, 2007 at 08:58 #53595FactormanParticipant
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Your previous post imo has been trashed by your last post which is appalling, nothing will ever be achieved with a "us and them attitude", the animal rights people have got it all wrong imo, but to adopt same aproach to the debate from the other side is no way forward.<br>Some may say that the animal rights people will never see the love, care and attention given to the graceful animals we love and that if any risk is involved in their lives, well it just not the done thing.<br>Maybe so, but should that stop us from telling the true side of the story in that life (working life) involves risk?<br>A horse can be trained, it cannot be forced.<br>Wouldn’t we all like to live in "green pastures"?
We must take a positive approach to debate imo, a passive approach will not do, a realistic, honest and truthful approach is a way forward. Mind you the PC world in general will not like that!April 23, 2007 at 14:30 #53598
I’m sorry if you feel that way Factorman but there is little that makes my blood boil as much as those tree-hugging, crusty, dole-bludging a**eholes who spend all day telling us what we can and can’t do – whilst we’re supporting the cretins by paying our taxes! Of course it’s an "us & them" situation – those imbeciles couldn’t listen to reason if it hit them around the head. Animal Aid is a fanatical, dangerous organisation IMO – they produce brainwashing "educational packs" for schools telling them they mustn’t eat meat or dairy produce, mustn’t like racing, mustn’t keep pet birds, yada yada……kids!!!!! They try to brainwash kids!!!! Young, growing children should not be encouraged to cut out all meat and dairy produce from their diets or they will not grow properly if they are not receiving the right nutrients, vitamins, minerals & proteins.
Sorry to have a rant but these types of people are dangerous – and that’s without getting into the ones who blind and/or club hounds [and horses] to put them off the scent of a fox in the name of "caring for animals" ffs!!
Oh, and the kids they had waving placards about at 11am on the Thursday morning (school, anyone??) looked roughly about 14 or 15.
Ok – rant over, won’t get into that one again! :biggrin:
(Edited by Shadow Leader at 4:31 pm on April 23, 2007)April 23, 2007 at 18:41 #53599FriggoMember
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^ That’s more like it! Reasoned anger is always better than petulance :biggrin:
Any more news on Graphic Approach BTW? Out of hospital yet?April 23, 2007 at 18:59 #53602
Towards the end of the week I heard, he’s getting better every day :)April 24, 2007 at 18:48 #53603becksterMember
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i hear hes getting better and had concussion, hope he gets through:biggrin:April 25, 2007 at 19:01 #53606
He’s still up at Liverpool but is getting better daily – hopefully he’ll be able to come home at the end of the week.
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