Horses were running races on the beach in Laytown, Ireland this morning on TV. Now there's an idea for a Rachel/Zenyatta match -- not on dirt, not on synthethic, not on turf. Let them have a wade in the ocean, then run along the beach. They wouldn't even have to ship to Ireland... there's a handy beach next to Del Mar.
I remember these Irish beaches from last year; they remind me of the movie "The Quiet Man." I don't believe anyone caught a lady's bonnet from off a pole at the end of the race, though.
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