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Racing Talk / FOUR CORNERS HAS A RUN AT RACING
« Last post by Gintara on 26 minutes ago »
I get the impression Gin will not be happy until somebody uncovers a grave full of Thoroughbreds.

Nothing like that Auth and you know it.

I'm pragmatic and live in a real world that isn't black & white like some expect but lets be fair dinkum, the horses are miles behind the dogs when it comes to whole of life tracking yet the greyhounds get slammed from pillar to post and the horses don't even make a ripple.

So spare me if I get a bit uppity over the hypocrisy.  emthdown

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Comps & Clubs / THE WEEKDAY TIPPING COMP
« Last post by PoisonPen7 on 6 hours ago »
Warwick Farm

R1 #6
R2 #15
R3 #7
R4 #9
R5 #10
R6 #8
R7 #5

(might be MIA Thursday - not sure yet - hopefully not)
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Breeding & Bloodstock / Best On Breeding
« Last post by PoisonPen7 on 6 hours ago »
Warwick Farm R5 #10 Kentucky Diva is by Fastnet Rock out of Valkyrie Diva, who is a Jade Robbery half to the best staying mare in Australia's long racing history.

Debuted with a 2nd placing over 1400m at Kembla then up to 1600m and finished off better than anything else to win at Hawkesbury last start looking a touch like her famous cousin.

2200m tomorrow appears ideal for the Team Hawkes 4YO mare.
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Jockey / Robert Thompson
« Last post by PoisonPen7 on 2018-Jul-17, 08:58 PM  »
he goes fishing   thumbsup

That's right.

He deserves a bit of R&R time at his age........
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Sports Talk / World Cup 2018
« Last post by PoisonPen7 on 2018-Jul-17, 08:58 PM  »
You blokes watching SBS missed out.

Really professional and informed team on Optus Sport with the nightly chair shared by Mel McLachlan and local female football commentator Jules Breach. Panelists included past Australian internationals like Mark Schwarzer and John Aloisi as well as some British internationals.

I don't think Optus deserve the bagging they get. The coverage of the regular EPL season is far superior to what Fox Sports used to offer up. And at $15 per month it is pretty cheap when you consider you get a set top box for that which has subscription access to a lot of pay TV channels as well as a lot of free movies and stuff as well as a recording facility. Not to mention wall to wall EPL coverage 24x7 and on demand replays.

Optus being a new entrant into sport's broadcast, and with parent company Singtel having larger pockets than most ASX listed companies, the digital rights to sport are going to be very interesting as they come up for re-negotiation.

Wouldn't be surprised at all to see Optus have a crack at AFL and/or NRL digital rights in future as they come up for re-negotiation, as well as forming strategic partnerships with Channel 7 for the digital portion of the FTA rights for some sports like they did with the Comm Games.
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Racing Talk / FOUR CORNERS HAS A RUN AT RACING
« Last post by jfc on 2018-Jul-17, 08:53 PM  »
Your opinion.

Which you've declined to bolster with evidence.
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Jockey / Robert Thompson
« Last post by ratsack on 2018-Jul-17, 08:51 PM  »
he goes fishing   thumbsup
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Racing Talk / FOUR CORNERS HAS A RUN AT RACING
« Last post by wily ole dog on 2018-Jul-17, 08:45 PM  »
Gins 100% correct in what he's saying
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Jockey / Robert Thompson
« Last post by PoisonPen7 on 2018-Jul-17, 08:41 PM  »
Riding up in North Qld as he does most years this time.

Winner, two seconds and a third from only 6 mounts today.
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Racing Talk / General Racing History
« Last post by PoisonPen7 on 2018-Jul-17, 08:37 PM  »
Am loving reading the stories on that site pwa put us on to. It is like reading a good novel. Entertaining writing style by Ian Ibbett.

I like the way every year throws up about 10 different stories, most not related to the winner.

1968 is mainly a story about the third horse, Always There and "The Babe" Felipe Ysmael with characters like Charlie Waymouth and Hilton Cope getting a mention.

I remember having Ferd Calvin as a patient once many years ago at the old Prince Henry Hospital in Sydney and Lloyd Foyster up in Armidale (both now deceased and both getting a mention around that time).

For anyone who loves their Australian racing history this site is well worth the visit.

http://kingsoftheturf.com/

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