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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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« 2021-Jan-25, 07:43 AM Reply #806 »
Australia Day races tomorrow with metropolitan meetings being held in Sydney and Melbourne but just a couple of provincial meetings in QLD ......the main meeting is at Beaudesert 7 races @$22K with 82 acceptances the secondary meeting is at Kilcoy "the Moonnee Valley of the North"which has 5 races @$8K and 60 acceptances ..................strange that on a pro rata basis Kilcoy attracted more interest than more than double the money on offer at Beaudesert....very ordinary meetings both of them ...although both are within easy reach of Brisbane if anyone fancies a drive in the country.

When the QTC was running racing in the SE corner of the state there was a two day meeting at Eagle Farm on Australia Day weekend ..... Saturday backed up on the Monday holiday with metropolitan class horses racing  .....way back in 1957 at Eagle Farm on the Monday holiday there was a Foundation Day Novice run over about one and a half miles..this is one race I can still visualise....which  I don't think I'll ever forget....... it was won by Open Cast trained by A.A. Alvisio and ridden by Bobby McKenna ..I fluked backing it when I saw "Sugar" Lloyd a bookies clerk my father knew backing it wherever he could get on @100/1...I had 10bob each way at 80/1 and it bolted in won by 3L...I used to watch races on the lawn in front of the grandstand...... at EF and the infield tote obscured the view of the race for a short distance after the turn into  the back straight...when the field came inter view Open Cast was a clear leader and from then on he was never headed ...I still remember his colours White with Red Spots Red Sleeves & Cap...to round off a big day I backed the next winner Dashing Lucie @16/1 ridden by Frank Reys..the race to race double paid $500 quid for 5 bob...a great day. :thumbsup:

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« 2021-Jan-27, 08:53 AM Reply #807 »
We had a relaxing day testy no marching to Musgrave Park protesting the Australia Day holiday or getting sunburnt at a BBQ or at the beach  we went for a drive ..............called in at  the DFO out past EF................we  bought a few things to help  the economy along ...but the highlight was meeting a most interesting and gracious shop assistant at Strandbags.....  where my wife bought another handbag.....the rather handsome young man with long flowing reddish hair who attended her was full of grace personality and good humour ..he is a musician in his spare time plays the guitar ..loves natural things like leather and wood .....as we left he said "Peace and Love My Friends' how good was that......finished of with a nice light lunch at Golf Central adjacent to the DFO.

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« 2021-Mar-23, 09:50 PM Reply #808 »
Music lovers will find some old favourites amongst those available on the NOSTALGIA MACHINE......some have been removed for copyright reasons but there are plenty to choose from

NOSTALGIA MACHINE

http://thenostalgiamachine.com

Choose the year, then press Hit Me.
This is so cool, 50's and 60's music is great.

This will keep you amused for hours if you wish.......here's a sample Jimmy Dorsey So Rare

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cCoZLDwMamE



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