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Offline arthur

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« 2020-Jun-08, 01:19 PM Reply #800 »
Bobby Ewan brings back memories . . All the 'toughs' . . punters and bookies used to follow the 'Cups' circuit (which pretty closely followed the 'Show' circuit) from Rocky through to Cairns and back . . most would be associated with visiting stables

Horses would under-perform until their target race . . then BANG

They were strong rings in those days and punters could get set for big money . . 50 bookies at a TVILLE Cup meeting would be common

Bobby Ewan, 'Nuts' Champ, a bloke called Josephs, I think . . associated with 'Army Disposals . . a lot of 'showies' and  others whose names I can't recall used to be pretty hard to beat




The Good Old Days . .  :wavecry: :bye: :wavecry:
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« 2020-Jun-09, 10:29 AM Reply #801 »
Correction Herb Josephs wasn't the one he lived on Dornoch Terrace Freddie was guy who I meant both were related to a neighbour of ours when I lived at home in West End .....Freddie Glennie and Michael  ran sales of surplus goods and they were all punters..... Glennie a son had a semi trailer caravan and Tophie was another relation was well connected had lots of winners he owned a horse Attention not in his name but one of his friends Alma Craitem .....they were a great family who had a garage opposite Tristrams' factory ......his sister Gloria and her husband Vince lived two doors away they were great people.....Herb Joseph was ahead of his time he published a race book for the provincials which had last week's photo finishes in the centre he also owned a couple of good horses his house was named Va-Bern after his wife Vada and daughter they were good people. I can still see in my mind Freddie one day at Rocklea blessing himself with the sign of the cross and mumbling inaudibly hoping that whatever he had his money on would salute  :king:

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« 2020-Sep-23, 07:28 PM Reply #802 »
One of my daughters bought me a book for Fathers' Day which I've just finished reading ....The Happiest Man on Earth...it's the life story of German Jew Eddie Jaku told in the first person.... Eddie is 100 yo he lived through WW2 was imprisoned tortured and beaten by the Nazis ... given up by collaborators .....lost all but one of his family but survived .....a truly remarkable courageous man... one in a million...his book is well worth reading ...Eddie lives in Sydney  :king:


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« 2020-Sep-24, 08:04 AM Reply #803 »
I noticed your mention of Dornoch Terrace in a June post.

Way back in 1961, we lived for six months  in the Terrace (corner of Boundary Road).  I see from Goggle maps that there's been a lot of road alteration there since those days. Back then I could see the Uni across the river but I'd get on my 125cc BMW bike and head off in the other direction to the William Jolly Bridge and then down Coronation Drive and St Lucia Road. In those days City Hall, the domain of Clem Jones, was the tallest building in the town. 

Later in1961, we moved from Dornoch Terrace to The Gap, the first home we bought. We lived in Brissie for another 10 years (with a year -1965-  away in Townsville and a year -1967 - in Palo Alto).

 I  remember many Saturday afternoons at Doomben and the Farm and the Creek.  I had a tenuous tie-in to Bob Glover's stable through a friend, Bill Moore, who owned a couple of horses - Lasanga was the best of his.  Pappilio was a very good miler in Bob's stable; Red Shirt and Your Worship were a couple of other good ones he trained.

How the memories seep back as one starts to write.

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« 2020-Sep-24, 07:02 PM Reply #804 »
Dornoch Terrace is a great address especially today the old Convent is an outstanding building now in private hands I went to primary school at St Francis before going to St James's in the Valley ...I remember Bob Glover and those horses you mentioned Torquar was another  very good horse both on the sand at AP and on the turf in those days the 2yo trials were held on a Sunday at EF it was a big deal the fields were published in the Telegraph Pink Sports  I latched on to Torquar that day after seeing him trial. Bob Glover was a very good trainer one of the best in Deagon in the old days where there were many other top liners. I knew Bob's daughter she married a guy I was friendly with Les Hopper they raced a few pacers sadly Les passed away as a relatively young man. They used the Glover colours Blue and White Stripes Yellow sleeves.

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« 2020-Oct-07, 10:03 AM Reply #805 »
Brian Fernley 78 who passed away last week trained and drove my first winner Ball Point pictured here at Southport on 7 August 1971 ..................later when training for Ron Pointer & Brian Brockhurst at the training complex they established at Dayboro led in many winners also it was there that I met Mark Litchwark and his wife Sue wonderful people everyone of them .




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