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Offline jll1

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« 2019-Jun-09, 10:52 AM Reply #150 »
Still on the paper boy theme. Ive been told that the now long defunct Brissie trams provided rich pickings. The open doors and windows of the trams allowed for an easy exchange between the paper boys and their customers. So, a bloke on the tram hands over two shillings for a sixpence paper as the tram is about to leave. Paper boy hands him the paper. Paper boy fumbles to get the right change and fumbles and fumbles tram leaves.       

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« 2019-Jun-09, 02:27 PM Reply #151 »
A technique adopted by cabbies.

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« 2019-Jun-09, 06:00 PM Reply #152 »
I take out my phone and check the weather while they use the old delaying tactic   :lol:

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« 2019-Jun-10, 09:32 AM Reply #153 »
Just for completion on the paper boy photo. The Telegraph headline"Voice of Killer Pilot" refers to the Soviets shooting down Korean Air Lines Flight 007. It had mistakenly entered Russian airspace on September 1st 1983. All 269 passengers and crew perished. The photo was taken on Saturday September 3rd 1983 at Doomben. It was late in the afternoon. The second last race had just been run and the gates had been opened. 

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« 2019-Jun-10, 10:34 AM Reply #154 »
Fond memories of the old Telegraph Pink Sports on Saturday arvos...they queued up at the suburban corner stores for delivery around 6pm.
Amazing paper with extensive reports on club footy, cricket, hockey, golf, etc etc as well as great racing coverage.
The paper was very popular around the Breakfast Creek with punters en route from the gallops to trots.
And it was well before computers and modern modern technology with typesetters and printers producing the paper under immense pressure.
The Tele had at least four racing writers ... Keith Noud, Larry Pratt, Tom Doyle, Harry Schmidt ...
These days the Courier-Mail has one and you are also flat out getting a Broncos match report in your Saturday morning delivery.
 

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« 2019-Jun-10, 10:51 AM Reply #155 »
Those memories of the old Telegraph Pink Sports in Brisbane were replicated in Melbourne on Saturday nights with The Sporting Globe. The Sporting Globe ( the pinky with a punch ) was popular at and around the Showgrounds and later at Moonee Valley with punters en route from the gallops to the trots.
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« 2019-Jun-10, 10:56 AM Reply #156 »
The Telegraph Pink Sports was great. All the results, stories and pictures from the races that finished just an hour before. Talk about tight deadlines. 10/10 to all those who made it happen. Fond memories indeed.   

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« 2019-Jun-10, 12:04 PM Reply #157 »
The Telegraph Pink Sports was great. All the results, stories and pictures from the races that finished just an hour before. Talk about tight deadlines. 10/10 to all those who made it happen. Fond memories indeed.

ditto the Sporting Globe

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« 2019-Jun-11, 09:47 PM Reply #158 »
This one is not my picture. It shows punters alighting the Race Special tram. The main Eagle Farm entrance can be seen background left.

 



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« 2019-Jun-11, 09:48 PM Reply #159 »
Correction - background right.

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« 2019-Jun-12, 08:20 PM Reply #160 »
A punting couple with the all important form guide. You can see Peter Howard's column "Punting on pedigrees" on the front page of the form guide. I think that is Place Only bookie, George Warlow, on the left.

 


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« 2019-Jun-14, 09:45 AM Reply #161 »
I expect that he is making an important point regarding the form.





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« 2019-Jun-19, 09:28 AM Reply #162 »
A pair of good binoculars was an essential for many racegoers.





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« 2019-Jun-19, 11:17 AM Reply #163 »
. . . AND they knew how to dress for the races  :chin:

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I expect that he is making an important point regarding the form.

The man making the important point about the form is former senior Australian Taxation Officer Bill Lindsay.



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« 2019-Jun-19, 04:18 PM Reply #165 »
Thanks gunbower. Im told that the other fellow is Dr. Claxton.

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« 2019-Jun-19, 10:50 PM Reply #166 »
Yes the good doctor raced many good horses in Brisbane over the years. I am sure many were trained by the late Eric Kirwan.

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« 2019-Jun-24, 09:43 AM Reply #167 »
Yet another punter perusing the form. It looks like Brisbane's "The Sun" newspaper - an alternative in the 80's.

 



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« 2019-Jun-25, 08:12 PM Reply #168 »
At first glance I thought it was Eric Sykes.

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« 2019-Jun-27, 10:06 AM Reply #170 »
And yet another punter searching for that elusive winner. I like his hat and the feather.





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« 2019-Jun-27, 01:08 PM Reply #171 »
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then ending my career  at PH shooting for 3 PM's [Hawke, Keating and Howard].

Thankfully you missed them.

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« 2019-Jun-29, 10:46 AM Reply #172 »
A photo taken at the Eagle Farm races - Mr Fourex and friend





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« 2019-Jun-30, 08:33 PM Reply #173 »
I'd suggest that he may had just lost a huge 'first 4' on protest . .

Or whatever the 1980's equivalent was . .



Or as my old dad would say . . "You look like you've lost a quid, and found a thr'penny bit . .

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« 2019-Jun-30, 09:39 PM Reply #174 »
Maybe it's matter of age or inflation but I recalled it as 'You've lost a quid and found sixpence"


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