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Offline Ascot

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« 2011-Dec-05, 09:52 PM Reply #50 »
Just as an aside re that pic of Colin O'Neil.  In the background at the top of the Member's stand are the broadcast boxes that housed Noud ABC (later Pratt), Foley 4BK(later Noud) and Curry 4BC (later Wilson).  I was up in that zone only Sat week ago with the Wilson man himself.  The first thing he said was "I used to call the races from here. You had to allow the outside horse 3L in a finish".  I don't think he ever got one wrong....then to spoil the yarn a smart alex with us reminded him of a certain Stradbroke finish  ... Don't Play?

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« 2011-Dec-06, 11:39 AM Reply #51 »
maybee you guys have seen this  :what: pics of both tracks   emthup

http://www.ozatwar.com/ozatwar/campascot.htm

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« 2011-Dec-06, 11:48 AM Reply #52 »
Thanks for posting that, Rumpel.

I've seen a few of the racetracks during the War, but not all of those.

Note the remnants of the Doomben Straight Six at about 8 o'clock on the 2nd photo.  East of the Doomben home-turn.

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« 2011-Dec-06, 12:01 PM Reply #53 »
click a few of the links DD you may find more treasure  :clap2:  8-)

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« 2011-Dec-06, 12:03 PM Reply #54 »
Yep, I went looking further.   emthup

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« 2011-Dec-06, 12:06 PM Reply #55 »
The rumour is that DD still sleeps in one of those tents when he stays overnight after Board meetings.  No perks for BRC people.

Re the airport, the Yanks eventually built a set of large hangers, about 5 as I recall, on the left of the main runway in the pic.  That was the end of the Straight Six.  At the end of the war, the airport remained as Brisbane's commercial airport with TAA and Ansett taking a hanger each.   Qantas may have also taken one for the very occasional international flight but I cannot recall.  They sure got their return from those hangers because they were used from the late 1940's until the new Brisbane terminals were built in the 1970's.  

Will try a Google search to see if there are more pics in the archives of those airlines.


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« 2011-Dec-06, 12:19 PM Reply #56 »
They'd be luxury compared to my current accommodation.  :shrug:

Ascot, a "hanger" is something in ya wardrobe.  Do a spell cheque will ya.  :bulb:

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« 2011-Dec-06, 12:51 PM Reply #57 »
 :embarrassed:

Thank God there was no apostrophy in it.  Or is there?

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« 2011-Dec-06, 12:53 PM Reply #58 »
He's too sharp for you today Ascot. We had better leave him alone.  :bye:

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« 2011-Dec-06, 05:47 PM Reply #59 »
OK, I get the hang of it.

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« 2011-Dec-06, 05:56 PM Reply #60 »
I'm just waiting for Ascot to even hint that Camp Ascot was named in recognition of his contribution to the Boy Scout movement.

Then I'll move in.   :lol:

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« 2011-Dec-06, 06:08 PM Reply #61 »
Doubles

I don't think he will say a word.  :shutup:

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« 2011-Dec-06, 06:33 PM Reply #62 »
No, it was named after me for my part in liberating France in 1945.  If you ever are in Paris, just check the southern leg of the Eiffel Tower, about 3M above the pavement for an etching into the steel that says "Ascot was here". 

Damn Nazis.  But at least they sharpened my appetite for the methode francais to be employed in the liberation of Deagon in Feb 2012.  I intend to grab that newly installed bunny lure and rip it apart with my bare teeth.   :drool:

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« 2011-Dec-06, 07:14 PM Reply #63 »
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Turning for home in the Doomben Cup 1950 won by DREAM

Wonderful name for a horse........she had two  trainers  one was Harry Lee I can't remember the other one but colours were green & brown hoops

Pic from CM archives. :no1:

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« 2011-Dec-06, 07:17 PM Reply #64 »
Jim Denman rode it.  I think he was 15 - obviously an apprentice. 

My Dad taught Jim at school.  Jim's Dad had the 2nd horse going for a thousand pounds.  :shutup:

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« 2011-Dec-06, 07:18 PM Reply #65 »
Gee that running rail looks S-O-L-I-D.  :sad:

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« 2011-Dec-06, 07:51 PM Reply #66 »
Now I remember the owner/trainer was a W H Myers.....I think :whistle:

This is another from the CM archives ...described as Doomben ...but looks to me like Eagle Farm :bulb:


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« 2011-Dec-06, 08:15 PM Reply #67 »
Solid rail and racing real tight.........an explosive mix.

Top stuff posters, keep 'em coming.

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« 2011-Dec-06, 08:18 PM Reply #68 »
Yes, Arsenal.  That's EF.     emthup   

I think we discussed this error previously.

Thanks for posting.     emthup      I can see Bailey Walker's umbrella there.  Was a good mate of leviathan bookie Jack Hannay, and invested his money in industrial sheds around town.  (Both are no longer with us.)
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« 2011-Dec-06, 08:19 PM Reply #69 »
NO, Arsenal.

It IS Doomben.   emthup

The EF southern events was at back of the main stand.

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« 2011-Dec-06, 08:21 PM Reply #70 »
The Leger grandstand is the clue.  :bulb:

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« 2011-Dec-06, 08:58 PM Reply #71 »
Definitely Doomben!

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« 2011-Dec-06, 09:02 PM Reply #72 »
Correct weight for Doomben.  The EF tote bldg was (still is) bigger. 

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« 2011-Dec-06, 09:21 PM Reply #73 »
Gee that running rail looks S-O-L-I-D.  :sad:

Talking about running rails, if you have ever seen Phar Lap, the movie, when they show him having a run at Caulfield, they erected a wooden running rail for the movie and the aluminium running rail can be seen piled up in the centre of the track  :yes:

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« 2011-Dec-07, 06:35 AM Reply #74 »
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Looks like some hard heads at the Exhibition yearling sales circa 1930's.

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