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Old 17th February 2005, 15:02   #1
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Default Get set go... Merc vs horses!

Just bumpt into this article..

A merc taking on a horse next sunday... Yup, a horse...

Would any of u guys go to check it out if it is after the speed run?!!
Sounds pretty strange but a little curious to know would happened..

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Old 17th February 2005, 15:37   #2
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What Merc is he planning to race? Which Merc in India hits 300kmph?

And if a Merc can hit 160kmph on that track against the horses 60kmph, the result is obvious. Did they say the car will be on the inner side? I wnder hwo they're gonna line up these 2 as the closer you get to the center of the circle, the smaller the circumference.

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Old 17th February 2005, 15:45   #3
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This sjowdown ain't gonna take place. Animal rights activists protested saying that "the top speed of a horse is about 60kmph, in short bursts, while the car can easily do 300kmph so what exactly is the race going to prove?"

So, to avoid controversy, the idea has been scrapped.
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Old 17th February 2005, 15:51   #4
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Media, well they always tend to add a little masala to anything they write.....

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He added after a trial run that driving a Merc on the course was not all hunky dory. "At the turn, the speed dropped to about 45 kmph."
So u never know, the horse and the jockey might just pull it off... Would be quite a race...

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the car will race in the inner grass track and the horse on the outer. A handicap is being worked out for the horse, possibly starting around the 700-750 metre mark.
Is this for real??!!
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Old 17th February 2005, 15:56   #5
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Oh Rt, so it is not going to take place??!!
They dont want the animal to be laughed at for not performing well, hehehee?!! Thats crazy!!
These guys dont do anything about other crime on animals and they are worried the horse would loose the race by a big margin and people will laugh at it and the horse would feel bad about it?!!

Would have been kind of funny if it took place... U never know....

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guys ,
i think this race got canceled
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They dont want the animal to be laughed at for not performing well, hehehee?!! Thats crazy!!
Nobody is gonna laugh at the animal coz a horse is a horse (nobody expects it to win), but imagine what would happen if the car was to lose. Hahaha

I obviously wanna watch this but, not here in India. The only people who i know of, capable of pulling off such an event is Top Gear. they're the best when it comes to stuff like this.

Here's the list of vids i've seen.
Evo and Bowler Wildcat vs Kid on offroading skateboard - downhill, offroad race
Elise Exige vs Chopper - chopper tries to get missile lock on the car
Radical vs Aerobatic plane - race
CL65AMG vs 8 men - tug-of-war
Aston Martin vs TGV/public transport - TG studio to Montecarlo - race
Ferrari vs Aeroplane/public transport - TG studio to some place in the swiss alps - race
Ariel Atom vs CBR 600RR - race
Mitsu rally car vs Bobsleigh - race
Land Rover vs Scottish Mountain - xtreme offroding

And god knows how many more...........

Frankly, they serve no purpose but, it sure is very entertaining to watch. Look at it as one off those cricket matches between criketers and filmstars. It's more of an entertaining exhibition, than serious racing.

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But from that article, it doesn't sound like the horse was going to loose as easy as we are putting it..
The horse will be given a 250 mtr advantage..
They also said that the car had to be very careful not to over speed in the straight as when it nears the curves, its going to be tough....
So u never know.. An experienced horse and jockey might even whip a merc's a$$....

Nah, we shouldn't underestimate the merc either.. grrrr, what am i saying!!!!

Just wish it had taken place... I dont understand what these animal activists are protesting against?!!

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The race has been called off.Its not coz of the animal rights protest,but coz they were way too confused as to how much of handicap distance shud be given to the horse.They had initially finalised on 750mtrs for the horse,while the Merc doin a complete 1000mtrs.But good thing they called it off.It was anyways on the day of SpeedRun.
Wonder how many people wud've showed up anyways???

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Initially when i read the headlines, "Get set go... Merc Vs Horses" I thought it was a reace b/w a Merc and a ferrari..

I just couldnt stop laughing when I read throught the article, I was like, 'its an animal'..

But they should have kept it anyways...

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Initially when i read the headlines, "Get set go... Merc Vs Horses" I thought it was a reace b/w a Merc and a ferrari..

I just couldnt stop laughing when I read throught the article, I was like, 'its an animal'..

But they should have kept it anyways...
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Same Here Dude....

But In A Way Good The Things Off

Puttin The Animal Up Against A MAchine

Pretty Stupid If Ull Dunt Mind Me Saying....
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