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[RC] Side Note - Bruce Weary

This is from Ann Hyland's book, "The Endurance Horse,": "Portugal claims the longest pre-modern endurance era race on record of 1200 miles, and this was won by Emir, a partbred
Arabian bred by Ruy Andrade." Ruy Andrade was a Portuguese zoologist, and was instrumental in saving a an Iberian breed of horse, which he called the "Sorraia."

Ruy Andrade was real, and apparently did some valuable and legitimate work with horses and their history. Ann doesn't elaborate on the 1200 mile race or where or when it took place. On the down side, Andrade wrote an article about Frank Hopkins and claims that Hopkins and Hidalgo did indeed defeat 100 Arabians in a long endurance race. Hopkins history has been largely noted as fantasy, despite the movie. So who knows where the truth lies? Bruce Weary


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