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Racing Talk / Hanseatic
« Last post by Dave on 15 minutes ago »
Hanseatic should have won on Saturday, if Clark stays and waits for the run, he gets it and wins, he came off the fence into the worse ground out wide, losing momentum at the same time....he should be fav for the Slipper at this stage......Farnan is bred to be a wet tracker and won on a wet track..........he was super impressive but what if the conditions are totally different come Slipper day?....silly race to bet on this far out.....it's a silly race to bet on anyway....baby racing just doesn't grab me.......does not happen in any other sport......how do they sell it to the public/Punters in racing?.....same way they sell religion I suppose.....people will believe anything if you repeat it often enough
Forgive anything that was beaten at Caulfield on Saturday
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Racing Talk / 2019-20 3YO Crop High Standard?
« Last post by Dave on 26 minutes ago »
While I have the utmost respect for Todman and have no doubt he was a Champion, from memory not sure he really confirmed it.......how many times did he beat good older horses? he ran 4th to Redcraze (with excuses) at WFA, he never had enough opportunities.....his reputation really is based on what  "he might have done....or woulda/coulda done" had he remained sound....he beat Tulloch as a 2 year old over 6 furlongs......not sure that means anything, Tulloch was not expected to be a 2 year old.....and 6 furlongs was a long way from his best distance....and yet still beat Todman over 7 furlongs....as a 2 year old.....what does it all mean????......No doubt he was a champion....we just don't know how good he "might" have been!.....now he was before my time.....and I am only going on what I remember reading, his record may have been a lot better than I recall.....and memories are not always the most reliable guide at the best of times....so feel free to correct me if I am wrong
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Racing Talk / 2019-20 3YO Crop High Standard?
« Last post by Brian Mc on 1 hour ago »
Jeunes, I remember backing a great horse named Time and Tide  when he won an open flying handicap against some of Sydney's best sprinters.....as a 2 year old before the Golden Slipper!!(which he would have won had it not been run on a bog track, I think from Memory it was run on a Tuesday, postponed from the previous Saturday due to torrential rain)
Pago Pago won that years Slipper and was sold over seas and Time and Tide won the sires and Champagne......a year that also included Ripa

Todman also won a Welter at Rosehill BEFORE his Golden Slipper start.  Of course, he also won the Slipper by 8 lengths from Flying Kurana and the filly Concert Star..  That was the inaugural running of the Slipper.

Although finishing well adrift of Todman in this race, Concert Star was no dead-beat.  The following comes from a Wikipedia account of Star Kingdom's  progeny.
CONCERT STAR, foaled in 1954 from the Hua mare Huarette, was another two-year-old champion for her sire, capturing the AJC Gimcrack Stakes, the VRC Maribymong Stakes and placing in the STC Golden Slipper Stakes. Her progeny included Australian stakes winner Tantrum and co-champion Australian two-year-old Academy Star.

BTW, my memory of the running of Pago Pago's Slipper is the same as yours.


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Comps & Clubs / THE WEEKDAY TIPPING COMP
« Last post by JWesleyHarding on 2 hours ago »
Given what's happened in the last day or two today's not the day to pin one's hopes on No1 race 2.  :no:
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Racing Talk / 2019-20 3YO Crop High Standard?
« Last post by Dave on 3 hours ago »
Ratsak that is a little silly.....you could say the same about every jockey who ever lived........I would not back them and I am right most of the time.........all jockeys lose more than they win!....Dye was one of the very few that won on horses that should not have won....Like Octagonal......Beadman would have run second, the same as he did when he rode Occy at his precious start.....and it would have looked like Juggler was the better horse(again)....so no one (except me) would have blamed Beadman!
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Racing Talk / 2019-20 3YO Crop High Standard?
« Last post by Dave on 3 hours ago »
Jeunes, I remember backing a great horse named Time and Tide  when he won an open flying handicap against some of Sydney's best sprinters.....as a 2 year old before the Golden Slipper!!(which he would have won had it not been run on a bog track, I think from Memory it was run on a Tuesday, postponed from the previous Saturday due to torrential rain)
Pago Pago won that years Slipper and was sold over seas and Time and Tide won the sires and Champagne......a year that also included Ripa
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Racing Talk / All Star Mile
« Last post by Dave on 3 hours ago »
Keep on going wily, I think good Ole Pete is weakening and about to change his mind, what d'ya reckon, eh?
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Do you all just like arguing?? Don't you know when an argument is over? this one has been dead that long it has even stopped smelling bad.....All that is left to bleach in the sun is just bare bones......I haven't seen any sign of someone even
 considering the other sides point of view....let alone actually changing their own mind....so just take one dip and END it!
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Racing Talk / Ben Currie arrested
« Last post by Dave on 3 hours ago »
Anywhere there is human intervention....there will be fraud and corruption.......it is endemic to the human psyche.....no other species suffers from it........even a lion when he has a kill....and has his fill, he will walk away and leave the carcass to the Jackals and Hyenas......but a Human would stand over the rotting carcass and stop anyone else from  getting any of his/her stuff, even though he/she had long since lost interest......we are the only species that wants far more than it needs......no matter how much we have.....we want more.....some are restricted from corruption by their own conscience, some are restricted by the fear of being caught and punished and some will do anything and everything to get it......
it was much better back when Joh Bjelke and Russ Hinze were in charge of QLD........nothing wrong going on there, was there?
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Comps & Clubs / THE WEEKDAY TIPPING COMP
« Last post by westie on 3 hours ago »
BENDIGO
R1. 3
R2. 1
R3.11
R4. 3
R5. 3
R6. 7
R7.11
R8. 5

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