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    triplev123
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    Back in those days? Says he who played footy with Methuselah.

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    Senior Member Horse Of The Year Greg Hando will become famous soon enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by Flashing Red View Post
    I know a lot of local NSW trainers have been complaining about the competition now provided by a number of interstate/NZ trainers and no doubt other high profile trainers that are making their way to NSW due to Menangle. I wonder if this is a response to that? I'm always for catering for the little guy as well as the little guy. I know Yonkers in NYC changed some of their conditions or added conditions to claimers to allow the little guy a bigger piece of the pie, too by excluding some of the bigger stables that dominate...

    In saying that though, trainers in NSW have to realise is it going to get harder now. They have had it easy for so many years now, must be a bit of a shock to the system to have all these big guns move in....
    Flashing come down and try and win a race anywhere it aint easy
    Have whoever you want on but don't ever have yourself on

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    Junior Member Weanling Ribbon of Light will become famous soon enough Ribbon of Light's Avatar
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    VVV Wasn't Methuselah Noah's Grandfather.
    Now that's going way back.
    Almeta Boy......... what a horse,what a run.
    Whatever happened to Steven Dove.
    I think he may have been Vin Knight's brother-in-law.
    When Mount Eden won the Miracle Mile I won the TAB Daily Double.
    Your right about Ray Hadley,great bloke,don't know him personally but I agree with most things he says.

    The second was Atomic Smoke,driven by V W Frost,started at 33/1.

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    Junior Member Weanling Ribbon of Light will become famous soon enough Ribbon of Light's Avatar
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    My mates father was a bag man for a bookie at HP on Friday night's.
    I think the bookmaker's name was Allen.
    He had an arrangement to park his car in the backyard of a private residence up on the hill behind the tote board.
    I guess it was for security, paid the guy $2 for the luxury.
    We often got the tip for a horse called Goose Step, driven by C R Elliot.
    Got the money a few times.
    Jimmy Bennett used to drive a horse called Wonder Wings around that time.
    Don Clough had a horse called Special Prince,got rolled when odds on one night by Hot Pot 50/1 driven by Keven Rivett.
    Was there the night Manaroa won the Lord Mayors Cup with N B Hargraves aboard.
    He blitzed a good field that night including Welcome Advice.

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    Flashing Red
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg Hando View Post
    Flashing come down and try and win a race anywhere it aint easy
    It is hard to win a race anywhere, I feel NSW in recent years haven't had it as tough as Qld (competiting against the likes of huge super stables McCarthys and Dixons who will have 3 or more horses in each race) or Victoria (where the winning metropolitan trainer won't even tally 30 wins for the season); now it will be the toughest place to win in Australia... a pretty big turnaround for the locals to get use to. JMHO.

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    Senior Member 3YO Gtrain has a spectacular aura about Gtrain's Avatar
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    Its funny to listen to everyones favourite memories of HP. Selfish but mine clearly was copping a tip for a mare named Kidmen on Miracle Mile night. Got tipped her to roll Nidya and she got up the inside to win. Was on Nidya each way too at 70s and Kidmen was 40s. Things got really really messy after that. Dunno if Ive backed a winner since.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ribbon of Light View Post
    OZ High tech all right.
    What about the old tote board,try to read that in a hurry.

    He was driven by Steven Dove.
    Here it is and note the pools and its on a dog meeting to boot
    Last edited by ringman; 09-19-2011 at 06:20 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister JayKO View Post
    What about the lad that used to do the phantom calls of miracle miles past down near the big screen in the old betting ring at Harold Park.
    do you mean freddy he was at it for years

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    Its hard to imagine now that Harold Park once had 4 betting rings there were more people in the interstate ring than go to meetings these days.anyone remember the name of the hotdog bloke who owned them all ? he passed away last year but his name has slipped my mind.
    he was a owner/punter and was loaded with cash and assets.
    Last edited by ringman; 09-16-2011 at 12:07 AM. Reason: fix error

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    Ringman,
    I think that was him.
    Short guy with silver brushed back hair and tanned skin.
    Used to call them with one hand over his ear,very accurate.
    I remember the rush from the main bookmakers ring just before they jumped down to in front of the winning post on the concrete steps.
    I recall having a feed of fish cocktails and chips with a squirt of lemon.
    This was got from a shop at the top of the bird cage enclosure.
    Many a time I tried to get square on the last at Mildura with a group of other desperadoes.
    Not knowing the form or the horses very well.
    Last edited by Ribbon of Light; 09-16-2011 at 12:22 AM. Reason: spelling

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