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EsmeLennox 30-November 01 21899 11 2.08%
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Chchgirl 08-August 10 6557 8 1.51%
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BadCat 08-December 08 29358 8 1.51%
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Lucrezia Borgia 20-August 11 23221 8 1.51%
Expelliarmus's Photo
Expelliarmus 10-June 06 31520 7 1.32%
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Jelly Bee 20-July 09 2036 6 1.13%
No Drama Please's Photo
No Drama Please 29-April 09 6353 6 1.13%
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Sancti-claws 13-April 09 9996 5 0.95%
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Burro's Photo
Burro 09-October 10 2845 5 0.95%
 

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