--- On Wed, 5/26/10, Guinness World Records <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: Guinness World Records <email@example.com>
Subject: Guinness World Records
Dear Mrs Karen Murdock,
Thank you for your enquiry regarding your intention to attempt the record for ‘World's Smartest Horse'. Your proposal is very similar to an existing record that we monitor and so we suggest you attempt this instead: ’Most numbers identified by a horse in one minute’.
The current record (current as at the date of this letter) is:
Must correctly identify 5 numbers
You may wish to check with us again closer to submitting your full claim to be sure that a new record has not been set in the interim.
Please note that any current record information is provided to you to the best of Guinness World Records knowledge and belief as at the date of this letter and is based on the record information currently logged on the Guinness World Records database. This current record may change at any time due to a new record being approved. You are responsible for keeping yourself up to date with any new records as Guinness World Records will not inform you of any change to the current record.
We have attached specific Guidelines for this record category which detail the requirements you must follow to make your record attempt. You should ensure that all those participating and those witnessing the attempt are aware of the contents of these Guidelines. We would also draw your attention to the specific authentication we require when you come to make your claim for this particular category. This is in addition to the general authentication requirements as detailed in the Record Breakers Pack also included with this email.
These Guidelines will be appropriate for achieving a Guinness World Record as at the date of this letter. However, please be aware that as and when required, the Guidelines may be updated by us from time to time and without further notice to you.
Using the Guinness World Records ™ or logo is a great way to help promote your attempt. If you are interested in using our logo and trademarks during your record event, please log in the website, select the appropriate claim number and click on ‘Use our logo’.
Once the record has been attempted and you have compiled your claim and completed the Agreement Regarding Supporting Materials which you will find in the attachment, all the information should be sent to us here at:
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS LIMITED
184-192 Drummond Street
London NW1 3HP
Please ensure that your Claim ID (above) is clearly marked on your package and all documentation.
It is possible to hire an adjudicator to verify your record attempt on site. If you want to request the attendance of an official World Record representative, please log in the website, select the appropriate claim number and click on ‘Request an adjudicator’.
If you should require any further information, do not reply to this email, but please visit and log into our website, select the appropriate claim number and then click on ‘Make an Enquiry’. We will only be able to reply to enquiries regarding any of your pending claims, so if you want to enquire about a new record, please make another application. Please be aware that all tracking information about your claim is updated every 24 hours. Now that you have received our specific guidelines and Record Breakers’ Pack you can proceed with the preparations for your event and then with the record attempt itself.
We hope the attempt goes well and look forward to hearing from you in the future
Guinness World Records
LUKAS - World's Smartest Horse To Attempt Guinness Record!!
Dedicated To After The Finish Line
May 27, 2010, Walnut, California - Lukas has been invited to attempt a Guinness World Record (date pending): "To Identify The Most Numbers In One Minute." The World's Smartest Horse according to Yahoo, Google and The World Records Academy is preparing to accomplish a feat not before recognized or even considered possible. Karen Murdock, Lukas' owner/trainer, believes her beloved seventeen year old ex-racer/rescue is ready: "He's able to identify between fifteen to twenty numbers now within a minute - except for one glitch." But wait, where does After The Finish Line come in?
Dawn Mellen, President of After the Finish Line (www.afterthefinishline.org) founded the organization to honor and provide a voice for Thoroughbred horses ensuring their welfare when their racing careers are over. "The greatest victory for a Thoroughbred is not winning a race, but winning the race to live long past their days on the racetrack," states Mellen. "These talented horses can transition and excel in a second career if give the opportunity. Please join us in giving the gift of life to an animal that is less fortunate."
And the glitch? "Well," laughs Murdock, "Lukas pauses frequently to nicker, and when he's particularly proud of himself he'll pose and wait for me to clap for him." And it's not likely that this is going to change: "Lukas' gift is to show the potential miracle of a second chance - hope and happiness for all creatures is our cherished purpose and legacy.
After The Finish Line is dedicated to a better life for the horses and for everyone involved, and we wholeheartedly urge you to lend your support."