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Favourite moments at the races

Discussion in 'Off and Racing' started by Dan, Sep 16, 2010.

  1. Dan

    Dan Administrator Staff Member Administrator 2016 Tipping Competitor

    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    +5,438 / 74
    I was thinking recently about some of my more memorable times at the track and one sprung to mine.

    Clontaago and I were at Randwick sharing a few beers on Boxing day and and having a punt.

    For some unknown reason I took the heaviest Philly in the race for a win, just one of those hail mary drunken bets (or possibly ticking the wrong box :) )

    Anyway as the race started Clontaago and I moved closer to track side near the finishing line, and we were screaming on our respective horses to get home.

    Instead of yelling the horses name, i took to yelling "Come on you fat bitch" and was oblivious to those around me.

    Eventually this fairly rotund woman in front of me turned around and said "excuse me" and I had to explain to her that my horse was a female and the heaviest in the race, she calmed down, and I was nice enough to her and walked away.

    Clontaago and I were sitting down and her and her friend came to find us and said "I thought I would give you another chance"

    Clontaago pretty much burst out in laughter and I said "No i wasn't trying to hit on you"

    she huffed away, but crisis was averted

    Remember that one mate?
  2. clontaago

    clontaago Well-Known Member

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    I sure do mate. Some of the best days I have had have been at the races. That one was a ripper day, Pete's Birthday at Caulfield Cup was a banger, my bucks day last year, the list goes on.
  3. The Gronk

    The Gronk Well-Known Member

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    Your bucks day was pretty solid champ.  That day we went to an empty moonee valley, snuck in to the members enclosure and then back the first 5-6 winners between us wasn't bad either.
  4. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

    +176 / 0
    What a funny story.

    Usually after a day at the races fully sloshed you wouldn't knock something like that back.
  5. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +971 / 7
    This will show how old I am.

    Probably the most memorable day was at Randwick when I was a 16yo and I had travelled to Sydney with three school friends. We were staying with my aunt who had a flat at the Cross. In those days it was an artist centre along with some sleazy joints.

    We went to Randwick and were in the inner, an area that is now just a carpark and opposite the main grandstand, but in those last days of that area they had 40 bookmakers, Tote facilities and a huge crowd. We all backed a 16-1 shot in the last and went down right on the winning post to watch the race. When I say down to the post we were so close you could touch it.

    As all these good stories go the horses came down the straight and the hugely popular odds-on shot hit the front and the roar from the stand hit us hard in the face and got louder and louder. Then from nowhere came our horse who raced up on the outside and won by a nostril. The groan from the stand is the lasting memory and all four of us dancing by the winning post must have looked crazy.

    Later that night it was on to the Pink Pussycat with a pocket really full of notes. We drank with the navy boys, just avoided a fight with the army boys, copped an eyeful on stage and staggered home. I reckon one of my mates still has the feather that came from the 'salvation army' lass's boa as she pulled him in extra close :)
  6. OneEyedEagle

    OneEyedEagle Well-Known Member 2016 Tipping Competitor

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    I used to go to school with Craig Carmody and for those of you that know Craig he has competed in the Melbourne Cup but was better known for his success in Sydney as the most successful rider through the 1990s when he won seven Group One races on the Rod Craig trained Intergaze. Also well known in Hong Kong and Singapore as he is now retired and a country trainer.

    We used to skip classes and head off to Canterbury race track every Wednesday.

    I also met and dated Bart Cummings niece from SA. Met her on Fairstar the ;) funship.

    We were in my cabin discussing what we would do on our day trip out in Suva ;) ;) and I left a shirt hanging on the outside of the door of  my cabin when my mate and some blow in walked in on us. Need I say anymore. (NOT HAPPY JAN)  :'(  :mad: Some mate he turned out to be forgetting the rules we setup.
  7. quinny

    quinny Member

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    True story
    Me, johnno and dip**** went to Hawkesbury races on OAKS day.
    We punted OK and had a good kitty.
    Last race we all backed Hawkes' horse-it got up.
    johnno-a big unit- was yelling get up you wog c*** all the way down the straight (el garoochi or something).....IT WON.
    We heckled Munce  ( called him monkey munce) on the second horse.
    Went to collect and 5 or 6 Wogs who heard our succinct call of the race were there to remonstrate.....lots of blood and knuckles lol.
    We eventually collected and made our way to the safe haven of richmond PUB.
    Ran into the Immortal Mal Johnston (Miracle)
    We got chatting and ended up raising him above our shoulders and politely running amok with him...photos available!

    We had a ball with Mal-Karaoke-bailed Mal out of his gambling debt and fled into the night....
    Mal bought us dinner and took us to meet some smoking hot " friends" he had known lol

    What a ****in night-Mal the legend Manly boy!!!!!

    part 2 soon.....
  8. ManlyBacker

    ManlyBacker Winging it Staff Member

    +971 / 7
    Sounds sensational quinny. Mal was so maroon & white he had a saddle made in those colours. Onya Miracle!
  9. Brookvale

    Brookvale Well-Known Member

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    At Flemington when the Diva won her 3rd cup. Every bet that day either won or placed. Knowing that i had a train ticket home, I then placed every single cent i had in my wallet on the great mare at $4.80..

    Good times

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