Rip van Winkle

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a person oblivious to social changes

a person who sleeps a lot

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Rip Van Winkle covered 150 mares in his first season last year, 48 of whom were black-type performers.
7) get up on the line to pip Rip Van Winkle and Red Jazz
Rip Van Winkle seemingly has the benefit of two pacemakers here so a strong gallop is virtually assured, a factor which will certainly play into his hands, and he is guaranteed to be digging deep at the finish.
I was a little bit disappointed in Rip Van Winkle when he was beaten by Cape Blanco in the Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown but the ground was very soft that day and although it has rained at Ascot, the faster the ground the better chance Rip van Winkle has.
Rip Van Winkle (left) gets the better of Byword and Twice Over at York yesterday
WE'RE very happy with Rip Van Winkle - I think he has improved since last year and I think he's going to improve with every run - but it's a big worry that he hasn't had a run.
If you listen to the horsemen who know, European trainers like John Gosden and Henry Cecil, replacing Sea The Stars with Rip Van Winkle is a little like subbing LeBron James for Michael Jordan.
The local layers make John Shirreffs' five-year-old their 5-2 favourite for the Classic with QEII and Sussex Stakes winner Rip Van Winkle offered at 7-2 on the morning line.
John Gosden took this with Raven's Pass last year, and Rip Van Winkle has a similar profile.
Rip Van Winkle tore the BGC Sussex Stakes field at Glorious Goodwood to pieces and earned an elusive Group One success after near-misses against dual Classic winner Sea The Stars.
JIMMY FORTUNE has expressed his glee about winning Saturdays golden ticket on Rip Van Winkle in the Coral-Eclipse.
JIMMY Fortune is relishing the opportunity of linking up with Ballydoyle star Rip Van Winkle in the CoralEclipse.
Washington Irving (0836842537) presents Rip Van Winkle and two other classics, Mark Twain (0836842553) presents 'The Jumping Frog' and four others, Edith Wharton (0836842561) holds The Pomegranate Seed and one other, Edgar Allan Poe (0836842545) provides 'Tell-Tale Heart' and three others, Willa Cather (0836842-510) holds 'Paul's Case' and two others, and Nathaniel Hawthorne (0836842529) presents 'The Birthmark' and two others.
Though set in the Dutch culture of pre-Revolutionary War New York state, the story of Rip Van Winkle is based on a German folktale.
In the following year he turned to Washington Irving's <IR> RIP VAN WINKLE </IR> , which had already been dramatized and altered by several writers.