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Offline dubbledee

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« 2011-Dec-09, 09:38 AM Reply #50 »
mono, now you see why he spent half his life parked on Bartley's Hill - "to watch the trots".

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Offline Ascot

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« 2011-Dec-09, 10:42 AM Reply #51 »
I am in good company Mono given your pic standing in a no standing zone at Rosehill.  My excuse was I couldn't read or write in those days.

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« 2011-Dec-09, 01:48 PM Reply #52 »
  :biggrin:


Offline Ascot

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« 2011-Dec-10, 06:37 PM Reply #53 »
Ascot is off to the glorious NSW Central Plains for a couple of days.  Might change my nic to Dubbo Man.

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« 2011-Dec-10, 08:21 PM Reply #54 »
Ascot
Check out the Bakery (Breakfast) near the railway line.

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« 2011-Dec-10, 08:24 PM Reply #55 »
Ascot just an observation - you must have been real proud of those boots in the OP it's the only reason I can think of as to why your trouser length was so short     :biggrin:   
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« 2011-Dec-10, 08:25 PM Reply #56 »
meant to modify but quoted hence worth a dot.

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« 2011-Dec-10, 10:05 PM Reply #57 »
Ascot just an observation - you must have been real proud of those boots in the OP it's the only reason I can think of as to why your trouser length was so short      :biggrin:    

I'm ok with the ankle freezers, it's the tie that keeps bugging me. I feel like reaching through my screen to straighten it.   :lol:

Offline dubbledee

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« 2011-Dec-11, 10:01 AM Reply #58 »
Look, Ascot would admit he's never been one who has tried to impress people with his dress sense.  In the early days he wore thongs to work - until he dropped a typewriter on his toe.

He's got by in life, thanks to his personality and network of influential friends. :yes:

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« 2011-Dec-11, 10:06 AM Reply #59 »

He's got by in life, thanks to his personality and network of influential friends. :yes:


Looking at how skinny he was in that photo, the free lunches hadn't started yet ... lol

Offline dubbledee

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« 2011-Dec-11, 10:10 AM Reply #60 »
I think that was to keep his riding weight down, MagiC.  Plus, he had a skinny girl-friend.

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« 2011-Dec-11, 10:12 AM Reply #61 »
Is that 2 horses in the background, behind the dirt mound ?

Offline Ascot

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« 2011-Dec-13, 01:57 PM Reply #62 »
Here she is.  Woo wooo. Been married 36 years now.



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Offline Ascot

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« 2011-Dec-13, 01:59 PM Reply #63 »
And if she wanted me in short stovepipes and a crooked tie I was delighted to comply.

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« 2011-Dec-13, 02:01 PM Reply #64 »
Thanks for the tip Westie.  We had the breakfast there yesty. 


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« 2011-Dec-13, 02:28 PM Reply #65 »
Ascot is trying to get his progeny to take an interest in horses, but these Gen Y's are hard work with too many distractions that make racing a minor pursuit.

This is my daughter (gets the good looks from the dam) at Goondiwindi this morning.  She has just done a stint at Forbes Hospital and I went down to help with the drive home.

Came through the Narrabri  / Moree / Goondy zone which has seen the agriculture devastated in the recent floods.  Was like driving through Venice in some parts.....an inland sea with nowhere for the water to go.   Ya gotta feel sorry for the farmers our there.

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« 2011-Dec-13, 05:30 PM Reply #66 »
All that water (surely some if it must find its way into the Macintyre) is great for the cotton industry and Goondi is always green whenever I stay there.

The Macintyre River is a river in northern New South Wales, Australia, part of which forms the border with Queensland.
The headwaters of the Macintyre River rise west of Guyra and south of Glen Innes on the Northern Tablelands. The river flows generally northwest, passing near the towns of Glen Innes, Inverell, Ashford and Yetman.
A few kilometres east of Boggabilla, the Macintyre converges with the Dumaresq River, which forms the border between the states of New South Wales and Queensland. The combined river, called the Macintyre, flows westward between Boggabilla and Goondiwindi, Queensland, forming the border between the states. Further west, the Macintyre turns to the south-west and eventually becomes the Barwon River. It is one of the headwaters of the Murray-Darling river system.
Tributaries of the Macintyre River include the Swanbrook Creek, which joins at Inverell, the Severn River (New South Wales) which joins near Ashford, and the Dumaresq River which joins near Boggabilla. The Dumaresq River, in turn, has tributaries from the Mole River, Weir River, Macintyre Brook, and the Severn River (Queensland).
This group of river is called the "Border Rivers" and is considered to be the headwaters of the Darling River (although the Condamine River is longer ). Pindari Dam is located on the Severn River (New South Wales) just upstream from where it joins the Macintyre River.
The Macintyre River is often affected by floods and the town of Goondiwindi, Queensland is protected by levy banks which can cope with a nearly 11m rise in the water level as happened with the 2010-2011 Queensland floods.

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Offline Ascot

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« 2011-Dec-13, 08:44 PM Reply #67 »
Thanks Westie.  The degree of devastation out there is difficult to comprehend until you see it first hand.  I am talking about pasture as far as the eye can see just sitting in water.  The water is not all that deep, just endless.

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« 2011-Dec-14, 06:19 AM Reply #68 »
MagiC

That pic of me by the No Standing sign (what a rebel I was) in the header was taken at the 600m crossing at EF after trackwork session.  The two horses in the background would have been doing light exercise.

Offline dubbledee

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« 2011-Dec-14, 07:16 AM Reply #69 »
Ascot, two points:

1.  As for your daughter's good looks, did you really need to tell us where they came from?  :no:  One option can be easily eliminated.

2.  Re the horses in the opening post, on what basis are you telling MagiC they would have been doing "light exercise"?

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« 2011-Dec-14, 08:03 AM Reply #70 »
DD

I accept the logic in your Point 1. 

However if you had been paying attention when that No Standing photo was taken you would have been aware that trackwork for the morning had ceased and the track had been roped off at the crossing.  I remember that clearly because the bloke who took the pic was drop dead frightened of being run over and refused to cross until the ropes were in place.  I, being a genuine risk taker, held no such fears.

Light exercise only once the tracks have closed is the way it works......except on cushion tracks, of course.  But I would never be seen dead on a cushion track, would you?

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« 2011-Dec-14, 07:24 PM Reply #71 »
Ascot, you're dead-set making that up about the training.  You've misled MagiC big time, IMO.

Those horses woulda been coming back to the scraping sheds after FAST work.  You can see the fog coming out of their nostrils.

If ya don't know something, don't make it up. :)

Offline Ascot

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« 2011-Dec-15, 11:22 AM Reply #72 »
It feels like talking to wool.  Sigh.

Offline dubbledee

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« 2011-Dec-16, 08:47 AM Reply #73 »
The track you're standing on is the Course Proper.  There's rope across it because it's not open for fast work.  The other tracks are.

No doubt in my mind those two horses - I can tell ya their names if ya really interested - have just done 600 at half pace then sprinted home the last 400.  :)

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« 2011-Dec-16, 11:25 AM Reply #74 »
And this from a bloke who doesn't know you row a boat with two oars not one.   :/

Who was the blonde distraction in the bow?  Looked like Fitzy on the back.


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