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Offline Arsenal

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O.P. « 2018-Jan-26, 06:03 PM »
Good story by Max Presnell in The Brisbane Times recalling the adventures of Jack Sparrow aka Thebird former Racecourse Detective Frank Lynch and the unforgettable Hollywood George Edser ...RIP Jack Sparrow 95.

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/sport/racing/max-presnell-racing-all-the-poorer-for-loss-of-the-bird-20180126-h0ooyp.html


Giddy Up :beer:





Hollywood George cut a fine figure in the halycon days when Frank Kennedy came to Brisbane with his team Hollywood's horse The Corsican was a mirror of its owner a flash chestnut with a silver mane & tail one night the cops raided a gambling club and those arrested were release on One pound bail all names & occupations were published in the paper one gave his occupation as "horse trainer's brother".
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« 2018-Jan-26, 06:58 PM Reply #1 »
Another lamentable effort by Max.

Sparrow is dead, along with lots of his mates, so how about some truth about his colourful exploits!

Jack would hang around the Randwick HV Room ~10 years back. Just one more annoyance. Initially I had no idea who he was, and count myself very lucky I avoided any altercation, and inevitable dire consequences.

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« 2018-Feb-07, 04:33 PM Reply #4 »
Disappointing effort from both articles declining to dig in to the colour Jack was into.

Anyway sometime back I stumbled upon a Jack Sparrow parable that has now vanished.

Reconstructing from memory.

Jack - What do form students eat, son?

Adam - Dunno, dad.

Jack - They eat pies. Pies!

Pause.

Jack - I eat lobsters.



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« 2018-Feb-07, 08:34 PM Reply #5 »
Yes . . I don't think that too many among the 'colourful racing identities' as listed  were avid students of form

Although Mick Gatto's bodyguard looks as though he would be right at home in the high-tech computer analysis side of things  :beer:

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« 2018-Feb-08, 08:11 AM Reply #6 »
Haven't actually read these yet but my bet is Kate will be far more informative and entertaining than Max.

http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/colourful-funeral-for-colourful-racing-identity-jack-sparrow-20180206-h0ulxt.html

https://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/punter-jack-sparrow-farewelled-by-colourful-characters/news-story/7d168afb7f9065e7568e516d3fb6cb35
Thanks jfc

Look on it this way Max;s piece was the preliminary Kate covered  the main event...Max is reminiscing Kate is in the present both worthy of their craft. :no1:

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« 2018-Feb-08, 09:01 AM Reply #7 »
My greatest surprise was that he was an Anglican.

 

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« 2022-Mar-26, 01:55 PM Reply #8 »
Someone told me about what was said regarding what my father said about form students.
I would like to correct you,  because he said it to me.

Firstly my father had the upmost respect for form students.

What was said was this.

When I started working on the racecourse at 16 years of age, my father and I were driving home from Warwick farm one-day and I said to him, dad there are these guys when a horse firms in the main betting ring they run out to the ledger and back the horse in a better price, they then come back into the main ring and lay the horse back at a shorter price.

My father then said, yes son they are called Crushers, I then said to him that's not a bad go dad,  he then replied to me and said, yes son "it mightn't be a bad go but they eat meat pies all of their lives, We eat lobster" .
I am the one who tells the story to people so it's unfortunate when stories get bandied  around how they get misinterpreted and say the opposite to what was actually said.


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