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    Hello everyone, pleased to finally be able to post something - I must have been one of the 140. I'm a senior citizen now but I still look in the mirror & see a full head of brown hair (but in reality what's looking back at me is old grey & wrinkled).

    I love my horse racing and I like to try to solve class 4 handicaps. I slightly prefer jumps but will go to flat meets too, usually northern meetings. I'm a guesser but that doesn't stop me having a bet most days. I enjoy sites like this and will give encouragement and praise, hopefully in equal measure but will keep my mouth shut on anything else.

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    I'm an ex-engineer who retired at 45. My main betting medium is football as I know pretty much zero about horse racing but would like to learn, it's not as if I don't have the time. Any guidance appreciated. Saw this site mentioned on a very interesting thread on Betfair. I don't usually do forums so please excuse if my etiquette is not up to scratch.

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    Welcome, BS.
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    A big welcome to all our new members.

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    could any members recommend any books for me to read being somewhat of a novice?

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    Welcome, BurtSaddo.

    Try this thread posted a couple of weeks back by Diamond Geezer, and follow the link to Timeform. Pretty good advice contained here, for someone just starting out, and probably more use than any book you will read.

    http://www.talkinghorses.co.uk/forum...p-with-betting
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    thanks grasshopper much appreciated

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    One thing to bear in mind, BurtSaddo.

    Betting on the Flat is generally for flaming-ninnies and/or metrosexuals.

    You will want to stick to the Jumps, to ensure maximum credibility and 'Stud' value.
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    I have managed to purchase a copy of Braddock's guide to horse racing, I have heard some complementary things about it.

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    Hello everyone good to be here . As you can tell by my forum name I prefer the nh racing as a spectacle but I still do ok backing on the flat.

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    Welcome aboard, Jumper. Any tips for Ascot, let us know. Cheers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marble View Post
    Welcome aboard, Jumper. Any tips for Ascot, let us know. Cheers.
    Thanks Marble

    In the 5:00 I like Belgravia, and two in the 5:35 Mainstream and Oasis Fantasy.

    Good luck

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    Hi everyone. Cheers from Portugal.

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    Bem vindo, Peter_26.
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    Welcome, Peter.
    Ah! but a man's reach should exceed his grasp......

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    I have been lurking, having a look round this site for a few days, so thought it time to register and introduce myself. Following a reorganisation by my employer, I took early retirement almost 2 years ago, which has allowed me to indulge my hobbies of golf and horse racing. I am off to Kelso in the morning :-)

    Really glad I found this forum and looking forward to reading and occasionally contributing to the various threads.
    Derek

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    Welcome on board Derek. I'm fairly new to the site myself. Nobody bites bar Tanlic so we shall look forward to your contributions and there are a few knowledgeable guys on here who might well help you top the pension up a bit

    Oh and enjoy the day at Kelso.
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    Welcome, Derek.
    Ah! but a man's reach should exceed his grasp......

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    Hi Derek. Welcome to Talkinghorses. What a great time to get involved given The Festival is round the corner, and quickly followed by Aintree and Punchestown. Don't be afraid to get stuck in and contribute.

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    Welcome, Derek.
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