Sunday, March 30, 2008

Gear Changes

The racing guide gear change list is one of those strange, arcane things you come across sometimes. It is very meaningful to punters, and to the rest of us, its just a bunch of funny words. The point of it is to tell you what accessories your horse is going to gallop around in. I guess if they have been racing with concussion plates (whatever they are) and today they are racing without, it makes a difference to the punter. So next time you are plunging your hard-earned on a hot tip, check to see if your neddie is wearing any of the following;

Bar plates
Concussion plates
Cross over noseband
Hot pants
Hoof pads
Lugging bit
Race plates
Standard bit
Tongue tie

(I was joking about the hot pants)

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