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    Hello everyone. I've already been made to feel welcome (thanks!), but for anyone who was thinking I'd be a useful source...

    I have no direct involvement with horses. I'm a punter. And not a very good one. I got started on a cold day in Leeds, where I sheltered unwisely in a shop which happened to contain lots of ashtrays and a small stage, where a bloke in a tank-top was scribbling on the wall. I put a pound on Strands of Gold (Scudamore aboard) in what must have been the 1988 Hennessy Gold Cup, which got me eight quid and a frustrating hobby. The RP archive reckons it went off at 10/1, so I was picking short prices even then, unless I got done on the tax.

    I've gradually worked my way down from a fog ticket at Wetherby to a season ticket at Sandown, and have nothing but admiration for all the people, talent and effort that go into keeping the sport alive. Somehow it seems to get better every year.

    That said, it's nothing without the horses, and I'm one who thinks Baracouda is about the most impressive I've ever seen. If only because I never won a bet on Desert Orchid.

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    Originally posted by pansophist@Jan 20 2005, 10:58 PM
    I'm a punter. And not a very good one.
    You'll fit right in here. Some of the people in here are useless. In fact, some of them persist with a tatty old grey called Rooster Booster, who last won a race in 1996 I think.
    Welsh and Proud.

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    Welcome to the forum Pansophist

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    BTB remind me did you lay the said horse one day in march 2003 ?

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    No. I backed him. Twenty quid on the nose. The fact that when I rang Corals, I meant to say Rhinestone Cowboy, but the tongue slipped is irrelevant. I called back the next minute and tried to change the bet to the O'Neill horse, but they wouldn't let me.
    Welsh and Proud.

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    what a shame you did not make the same mistake the last three years with Best Mate

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    Welsh and Proud.

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    @ jinnyj

    We live in Hamburg but know Erika well. We have a horse in training with her, but she hardly drinks beer My friend was her secretary for some time, but our involvement with Erika started only in the mid-ninties.

    beer: I know what you mean - should start your methid with my friend ...
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    Great to see new members! Post away!

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    but got on the beer all day and got too fat to ride!
    JinnyJ - have you met my bit on the side?
    "And still they gazed and still the wonder grew. That one small head could carry all he knew."

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    No - An - but my b'f got the weight off (About 4st) in under 2 months just by running with a black bin liner under his jogging suit & it seems to have stayed off - but then I do work him hard - my methods are probably a little too risque for family reading tho'!
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    I'm reliably informed that what jinny is talking about is regular 5 mile runs (or the equivalent). B)
    The older I get the better I was.

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    While wearing bin liners...

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    Each to their own I suppose...
    The English country gentleman galloping after a fox- the unspeakable in full pursuit of the uneatable.

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    Have just returned from 5 mile hike with 3 greyhounds - & people do this for pleasure? :unsure: Actually my curiosity had got the better of me as I wanted to have a look around Alan Jarvis' old gallops. Completely wasted - 2 all-weather gallops, one about 1m2f long abandoned to the elements. The grass gallops were over my knees. Even his starting stalls are still there. Such a shame.
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    have you met my bit on the side?
    Weird place to have it An.... does Mrs An not complain?

    JinnyJ wouldn't be interested... B)
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    We seem to have another new member with AliGupter, to whom I'd like to say a big welcome, if he/she looks in from time to time. Haven't heard from Spoons in a while, so let's hope that our RP-inspired members stay the distance.
    Power is good. Control is better. (Lenin)

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    Spoons was on today denying rumours she was pregnant!

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    What page of the Racing Post is that on, Arders?
    Power is good. Control is better. (Lenin)

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    When I said that there were rumours going around that I was preganant I didn't realise that I was actually spreading it even more.There goes whats left of my reputation!! (not that there was much left!)

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