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Offline arthur

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« 2019-Jul-01, 07:29 AM Reply #175 »
I think he actually used to say; "Lost a quid and found a 'trey'

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« 2019-Jul-01, 12:05 PM Reply #176 »
I can see why you took this photograph Jll1.

He is certainly atypical for most who attended Eagle Farm racing in the late 70s and early 80s.

Since we are surmising,  I'd say he looks more like the bodyguard of someone.


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« 2019-Jul-01, 09:57 PM Reply #177 »
Yes, ianb, he does look like a bodyguard and someone that I'd rather not tangle with. He has seen me and my camera. He is showing his displeasure at being photographed and that worked in my favour. I like the contrast between his stern look and that happy smile on Little Mr Fourex.   

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« 2019-Jul-01, 10:02 PM Reply #178 »
I'm assuming that these two ladies brought their own foldable chairs to the races.





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« 2019-Jul-02, 07:47 AM Reply #179 »



No unhappy faces here . .

Well not overly so



And that exhausts my album

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« 2019-Jul-08, 08:37 AM Reply #180 »
This is the front lawn area at Eagle Farm. If you look closely you will see a black diagonal line cutting through the picture. This is a wire that was used to transport film from the photo-finish camera up to a darkroom. The film was processed and a print made in a couple of minutes. The print was posted in a display board for the punters. This is critically important stuff in close finishes with bags of money at stake.   

 



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« 2019-Jul-23, 10:42 AM Reply #181 »
An elderly punter in the members area at Eagle Farm. A race book in one hand, a trannie to his ear with the other hand and his walking stick conveniently placed at the tote window. Prison bar type tote windows were the style.
     



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« 2019-Jul-23, 11:28 AM Reply #182 »
An elderly punter in the members area at Eagle Farm. A race book in one hand, a trannie to his ear with the other hand and his walking stick conveniently placed at the tote window. Prison bar type tote windows were the style.
     

Tote window was shut, are you sure he was not on his iphone betting on Betfair  :whistle: :whistle:

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« 2019-Jul-23, 01:23 PM Reply #183 »
In those high and far off times, it was not kosher to transmit information to or from a racetrack . .

And it was never done  :shutup:


I thought that you would have known that Bubba

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« 2019-Jul-23, 03:36 PM Reply #184 »
Where did he leave his binoculars?

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« 2019-Jul-23, 07:14 PM Reply #185 »
In those high and far off times, it was not kosher to transmit information to or from a racetrack . .

And it was never done  :shutup:


I thought that you would have known that Bubba

In those old days I used to bet on blind interstate pools on Victorian far off Friday provincial meetings ( Echuca Swan Hill, Casterton etc ) however I was physically on track and used  CB radios to relay odds to a mate in the town on a public phone, who phoned bets to the interstate TABs. We cleaned up on a regular basis until one day the Racing squad ( five of them armed with electronic recording equipment )  turned up from Melbourne and queried what we doing.They had taped all our conversations throughout the day and had at first thought we were feeding odds to an SP, and thought they had broken up a huge SP network, but when I showed them I had registered my CB radio ( $20 annual licence ) and proved we were simply betting on interstate TABs they gave us the all clear. Technically we were not relaying odds because I told my mate how much to bet on each horse with no mention of their odds.
It was great to get 4/1 on the NSW TAB about 2/1 or 25/! about 15/1 firming into 10/1 on course. The multiples were even better . Those were the days   :no1:
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« 2019-Jul-23, 08:29 PM Reply #186 »
Even 'fluctuations' are old hat now . .

But in the days before flucs there were plenty of sharp-shooters with their various ways of getting the shorteners

All part of the 'cut-and-thrust' that was only part of the colour of a day at the races

The few remaining bookies, these days with their automated Las Vegas boards and computers never miss a 'call' . . and the punters don't even get one

The 'colour' has disappeared . . the once a year young 'uns have no idea about what is happening . . and . . the old hard-headed punters who never missed a meeting (like the subject of the pic) are literally a dying race

My two sons (youngest 50) have been to a total of one race meeting . . between them  :tears: . .

Where did I go wrong  :/

 


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« 2019-Jul-24, 12:06 AM Reply #187 »
Arthur
You only need to hear that munsie idiot talk about fluctuations. God, their computers are moving odds significantly after extremely minimal wagering

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« 2019-Aug-08, 08:48 PM Reply #188 »
Just a typical race day scene where decisions have to be made. I can feel them thinking.



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« 2019-Aug-08, 10:38 PM Reply #189 »
Don't you just love the safari suits !!

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« 2019-Aug-10, 03:33 PM Reply #190 »
Just a typical race day scene where decisions have to be made. I can feel them thinking.



I wonder whether her bag was full of 50 pound notes or small change in shillings and pence ?

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« 2019-Aug-11, 07:06 AM Reply #191 »
When I wore a safari suit coat . . with shorts and long white socks . . being a proud Banana-Bender . .

It was very much decimal currency

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« 2019-Aug-11, 07:17 AM Reply #192 »
And . .

I can distinctly remember a bloke called Laurie Bricknell, wearing a powder blue 's-s' at the first night trotting meet at Mackay, in 1976

He brought a team of trotters, and put the local bagmen to the sword

His wife had a bag about the same size as the good lady in the pic, but much more stylish . . and . .  Her bag was definitely full of $50's

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« 2019-Aug-12, 04:07 PM Reply #193 »



Sony . . (J) R. Tranberg (TR) K.Leonard . . Winner Boxing Day Sprint 1971

Pinched from "150 Years Rockhampton Jockey Club"


 Trainer is current racecaller Russell Leonard's father

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« 2019-Aug-28, 10:40 AM Reply #194 »
I posted this back in April but didn't make a comment. The thing that took my eye was the half chopped off bloke on the right. I had noticed on many occasions that young blokes would do a spontaneous leap at the moment the horses crossed the finish line. Curious behaviour?

   



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« 2019-Aug-28, 10:46 AM Reply #195 »
No, it's that last second encouragement by onlookers that drives the competitor across the line.  Same at the football when a player dives for the corner for a try the support of spectators at that last second always helps.   

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« 2019-Aug-29, 08:46 AM Reply #196 »
No doubt anyone who has been in a TAB will see punters watching on television their horse as it nears the finish of a race lean to the finishing line to gauge whether the horse won or lost.

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« 2019-Oct-08, 10:00 AM Reply #197 »
Very deep in thought - Eagle Farm races, 1979.

 


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« 2019-Nov-25, 11:09 AM Reply #198 »
Jack Hannay ,
Was a well respected businessman and punter in Brisbane.

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« 2019-Nov-25, 11:48 AM Reply #199 »
I think he worked for Frank Dolan


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