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1 hour ago, Gorgoroth said:

So, where the catch...

No catch, its just pretty hard to do.

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.....having said that, i have the first leg in. :)

....not overly confident for the rest tho....

however took the same 7 in an all up place, just for a bit of fun....see how we go.

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Bad fall for Rachel Clarke in Adelaide....hope shes ok.

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Hope everyone had an enjoyable carnival, i thought it was great. Pity about the weather for the crowds. Well down i believe. Thanks for all the support on the thread.

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4 hours ago, Wadda We Sing said:

Hope everyone had an enjoyable carnival, i thought it was great. Pity about the weather for the crowds. Well down i believe. Thanks for all the support on the thread.

The racing season never really stops for me Wadda but I do scale things back to a point where I mainly follow the Group racing only ... and as well as Sandown next week there's a number of Group1,  G2 & G3 races at Ascot leading up to the new year culminating in the Perth Cup to be run on the 5th of January.

The lesser focus between seasons appeals and it's a lot less overwhelming which also suits.  Ballarat Cup is in 2 weeks as well as the 2 new $1Miilion dollar races out of Newcastle & Kembla Grange over the next 2 weekends.  And in the New Year the Magic Millions rolls around again. 

I'll keep posting up a few previews and replays until the Autumn comes around just out of interest.  Much as I like a bet I'm an absolute horse racing enthusiast much like many are footy fans 24/7.  I watch all the shows,  the podcasts & radio coverage - the works.  Sports betting is ok but it's not all that conversational.  To me racing is King.

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Here are the replays of the Darley Classic & the LKS McKinnon Stakes (both winners very impressive)

 

 

 

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12 hours ago, Macca said:

The racing season never really stops for me Wadda but I do scale things back to a point where I mainly follow the Group racing only ... and as well as Sandown next week there's a number of Group1,  G2 & G3 races at Ascot leading up to the new year culminating in the Perth Cup to be run on the 5th of January.

The lesser focus between seasons appeals and it's a lot less overwhelming which also suits.  Ballarat Cup is in 2 weeks as well as the 2 new $1Miilion dollar races out of Newcastle & Kembla Grange over the next 2 weekends.  And in the New Year the Magic Millions rolls around again. 

I'll keep posting up a few previews and replays until the Autumn comes around just out of interest.  Much as I like a bet I'm an absolute horse racing enthusiast much like many are footy fans 24/7.  I watch all the shows,  the podcasts & radio coverage - the works.  Sports betting is ok but it's not all that conversational.  To me racing is King.

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Yes well said Macca and its been great fun and your insight into the sport has been a welcome bonus. I am going to Indo this week, so will be pretty busy with other things. I will try to get a handle on the Ballarat Cup and see if i hear any whispers. I had a number of good wins over the carnival mainly multis and trifectas, so i am happy with that and mainly played with house money by the time we got to Flemington, with a lot still in the kitty.

The picks were always good and we had many results as a team. I will keep an eye on the thread from time to time so post away and will def be back to join the team in the Autumn.

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28 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

Yes well said Macca and its been great fun and your insight into the sport has been a welcome bonus. I am going to Indo this week, so will be pretty busy with other things. I will try to get a handle on the Ballarat Cup and see if i hear any whispers. I had a number of good wins over the carnival mainly multis and trifectas, so i am happy with that and mainly played with house money by the time we got to Flemington, with a lot still in the kitty.

The picks were always good and we had many results as a team. I will keep an eye on the thread from time to time so post away and will def be back to join the team in the Autumn.

I've got a mate who follows racing closer than I do yet he doesn't bet on the horses.  So for some there's a genuine fanatacism where for others the gambling element is the main focus thus they probably need to take a break. 

For myself,  I often need a complete break from the footy.  For the 6 months in the off-season I'm really only interested in who we've recruited or if we're losing a decent player or 2.  

But I'm a percentage punter with regards to the horses and I risk very little in the process.  I get a lot of small collects doing exacta's primarily but there's always the chance to win a substantial amount with the right combination - got a few nice collects yesterday as a consequence.  So the high's are great and the low's are often inconsequential. 

I'm having a few bets today but again, feature races only involved (Ararat Cup,  China Bowl (Ararat) and 2 Group races up in Singapore) ... Willie Pike & Craig Williams are riding up in Singapore today too - much in demand those 2! 

And we can expect to see Hugh Bowman & JMac for the 2 upcoming feature days up in Hong Kong (Nov 17,  Dec 8 )

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I usually do spring carnival and the odd race here and there. Always have some on Brownlow, NFL SB and AFL GF.

As I stated about I’d love to do a few more exotic multis for NFL etc 

May look into getting an account just for the winnings I have from the spring carnival.

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3 minutes ago, Gorgoroth said:

I usually do spring carnival and the odd race here and there. Always have some on Brownlow, NFL SB and AFL GF.

As I stated about I’d love to do a few more exotic multis for NFL etc 

May look into getting an account just for the winnings I have from the spring carnival.

We started up another thread for the sports in general Gorg - Monkey Business

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31 minutes ago, Macca said:

We started up another thread for the sports in general Gorg - Monkey Business

I will still put in my weekly Monkey Macca. :)

.....may need a reminder though to take the laptop up the coconut tree....

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39 minutes ago, Gorgoroth said:

I usually do spring carnival and the odd race here and there. Always have some on Brownlow, NFL SB and AFL GF.

As I stated about I’d love to do a few more exotic multis for NFL etc 

May look into getting an account just for the winnings I have from the spring carnival.

Im glad you had some winners Goro. I started the betting account this year. Its so much better the running to the TAB all the time and thus avoiding the Walk of Shame. (now its just click the button shame). I think theyre actually better cause you can keep track of your total spend etc. You can always cancel it later if it doesnt appeal.

I have heard you cant get a housing loan until you havent had one for 3 years though. Not sure how true that is.

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33 minutes ago, Wadda We Sing said:

Im glad you had some winners Goro. I started the betting account this year. Its so much better the running to the TAB all the time and thus avoiding the Walk of Shame. (now its just click the button shame). I think theyre actually better cause you can keep track of your total spend etc. You can always cancel it later if it doesnt appeal.

I have heard you cant get a housing loan until you havent had one for 3 years though. Not sure how true that is.

That’s a weird th8ng if true. 
But I have a house loan so no probs then

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8 hours ago, Macca said:

2 Group races up in Singapore) ... Willie Pike & Craig Williams are riding up in Singapore today too - much in demand those 2!

And Craig Williams duly gets Mr Clint over the line in the Million dollar Gold Cup up in Singapore.  His only ride for the day by the looks of it.  That's about $30k for Craig (plus the sling)  Nice work if you can get it!

Singapore - Gold Cup 2000m $895k

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On 11/10/2019 at 12:11 PM, Macca said:

I've got a mate who follows racing closer than I do yet he doesn't bet on the horses.  So for some there's a genuine fanatacism where for others the gambling element is the main focus thus they probably need to take a break............ 

 

I get that. For me it was always about the horses. Love the bloody things. Betting, even racing was an extension of that. Still is.

On 11/10/2019 at 1:18 PM, Wadda We Sing said:

Im glad you had some winners Goro. I started the betting account this year. Its so much better the running to the TAB all the time and thus avoiding the Walk of Shame. (now its just click the button shame). I think theyre actually better cause you can keep track of your total spend etc. You can always cancel it later if it doesnt appeal.........

Back when I was a punter I resisted the temptation to get a phone account. I figured if I really wanted to back something I'd get off my arze and head to the tote. If I couldn't do that I shouldn't be betting on it. The worst year I had was when I was working in a building with a TAB on the ground floor. Pretty much bet every lunchtime. Betting from boredom. So I figured I knew what would happen if I got a phone account.

As I told Macca, I haven't bet in years but that's more a CBF thing. I've got no objection to anyone punting. Started betting with my old man when I was 7 years old. But if I got me an online betting account, I know I'd be betting without conviction again. You gotta do the form & bet according to your analysis. You're backing yourself as much as the horses. I watch my daughter's mates, beer in one hand, phones in the other betting on dumb stuff like next goal kicker in a footy game. Come quarter time they've blown forty bucks just by clicking a button. I shake me head. That's not punting, it's donating

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The racing continues on at Sandown this Saturday along with a couple of feature races at Newcastle which includes the inaugural running of the $1Million Hunter Stakes - good field assembled too. 

The Summer carnival at Ascot kicks off this weekend too with 3 x Group 3 races as well as another listed race.  

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Couple of feature races happening tomorrow ... both good betting races too if you reckon either or both favourite's can be beaten.  

But on Sunday we've got 4 big Group 1 races out of Sha Tin.  4 top class fields with lots of familiar names.  Racing for a total of $17.48Million (AUD) 

Lots of Australian representation with a number of the Thoroughbreds being Australian bred

Quite a few Jockeys & Trainers hail from Australia as well.  But there's a real international flavour at the meeting with horses brought down from Japan & Europe to compete. 

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