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Old 18.06.2017, 22:18
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A Very Unique Double, Double, Double, etc, for the Swiss

Loved the details of this win.

"A winning formula struck twice in the same class in a remarkable finish to Glock’s CSI5* grand prix.

Swiss Olympians Steve Guerdat (Corbinian) and Martin Fuchs (Clooney 51) shared the first prize in the show’s feature class after finishing clear and on exactly the same time in a nail-biting jump-off.

But that is just the start — not only are the men best friends and compatriots, but their winning horses are the same age (11), are both sired by Cornet Obolensky and have the same owners.

The pair are also based just 3km apart and both train with Martin’s father, Thomas Fuchs."

http://www.horseandhound.co.uk/news/...nd-prix-623990

I wonder what odds I could have gotten on that result coming up.
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Old 18.06.2017, 22:51
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Re: A Very Unique Double, Double, Double, etc, for the Swiss

Can somebody put this into a language we understand?
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Old 18.06.2017, 23:38
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Re: A Very Unique Double, Double, Double, etc, for the Swiss

First of all we are talking about show jumping (rider and horse on a closed course where they jump over obstacles). You get timed and you get faults if any of the bars fall off.

This event took place at a facility in Treffen Austria.

Both the CH riders (some of the top riders in the world at the moment) made a clear round (8 riders in total). They then had another shorter round "jump off" where they were timed and they both had the same winning times and they both cleared without any penalty points.

Very unusual to get tied results at this level of competition.

Link: http://www.worldofshowjumping.com/Al...at-on-top.html
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Re: A Very Unique Double, Double, Double, etc, for the Swiss

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First of all we are talking about show jumping (rider and horse on a closed course where they jump over obstacles). You get timed and you get faults if any of the bars fall off.

This event took place at a facility in Treffen Austria.

Both the CH riders (some of the top riders in the world at the moment) made a clear round (8 riders in total). They then had another shorter round "jump off" where they were timed and they both had the same winning times and they both cleared without any penalty points.

Very unusual to get tied results at this level of competition.

Link: http://www.worldofshowjumping.com/Al...at-on-top.html
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Old 19.06.2017, 07:16
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Re: A Very Unique Double, Double, Double, etc, for the Swiss

Sorry, didn't think. Forgot about all you football, rugby, cricket, etc, fans who talk those languages.

As Verbier says it's unusual to have two riders jump clear rounds against the clock and register the same time. I think I've only seen it happen once, maybe twice, before.

What is unique is the fact that a) they're both Swiss riders, b) both horses are aged 11, c) both were sired by the same stallion, d) both horses are owned by the same person and e) both riders are trained by the same trainer. Added altogether the odds on that are pretty astronomical.

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Re: A Very Unique Double, Double, Double, etc, for the Swiss

Sounds like an ideal storyline for a Hallmark Channel Original Movie.
Well done those horses!
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