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Author: justlikejoe Timestamp:- 8/5/2012 2:49:50 PM Subject: Re: Horses of the 1990's: Your memories
Message: Some great memories here, HAREEBA.
Galactic Valley, was on him at Randwick one day and in the Ramornie, forgot all about him!!! Im sure the stewards wanted to scratch Schillaci after the running of the Straddie because his gate was slow to open.
2 favourites of mine were Racers Edge and Zuccherino, actually just about anything trained by G.Ryan during the 90's in Melbourne. Racers Edge cleaned up the early spring WFA races one year that escapes me. Zuccherino always seemed to get me out of jail. Stony Bay, what a warhorse.Gai raced him in everything and everywhere. Mahogany, won a derby at three, and a sensational sprinter fresh in later life. Backed him for a stack one day down the straight, think it was oaks day and he beat another great one in his stable mate Poetic King.
Author: kidlat Timestamp:- 10/5/2012 9:35:42 AM Subject: Re: Horses of the 1990's: Your memories
Message: Loved Perth racing in the 90s. A punting mate of mine, normally a pretty rational bloke, had the maxim of "first favourite at Ascot". He'd pick his way carefully through the early races in the Eastern states and then duly unload. I have to admit, he seemed to do OK out of this, to the extent I reckon I tagged along for a while. And he was disciplined enough to always stop once they switched to Belmont.
It also provided the obvious opportunity to get out. Often we'd put bets on leaving the track or phone them through (no internet account in those days), and listen to them later on the radio (no Foxtel subscription in those days). Horses from memory who got me out of a hole included Phantasmal and Jethro Tull.
Author: jesaulenko Timestamp:- 10/5/2012 10:02:43 AM Subject: Re: Horses of the 1990's: Your memories
Message: Mossman Arena Champagne Flavour
Derby Day Quaddie 1998
I still recall G.Miles' call over the final furlong... Homestead holding on, but it's FLAVOUR late down the outside, Homestead bobs late... OOOHHH too close to call, 2 mins later after the developed print... "No.1 goes in the frame" A glorious day at the track...
Author: the urger Timestamp:- 10/5/2012 3:32:36 PM Subject: Re: Horses of the 1990's: Your memories
Message: Loud Speaker(Northern Rivers speedster) Royal Creation(must go in 2nd on the list :-)) Mulugawa(Big gangly grey louds of ability) Blalocks Bull(never lived up to the hype) Euclase(very fast wet tracker) Akwazoff(Country Cups warhorse) Magic Gleam(Another country legend) Jacks or Better(Old WA marvel) Crush(Won the goodwood) Alishan(Knocked off Schillaci on protest??) Plush Embassy(Good wet tracker) Joanne(Never lost first up) Brawny Spirit(Little pony all guts and heart) Glastonbury(Need I say more!!) Premier Copper(Loved Flemington) Mouwaad(Stud dud) Bomber Bill(Sprinting marvel did the rounds) Zephyr Alco Bay(don't remember much of him just loved his name!)
Author: Barossa Boy Timestamp:- 10/5/2012 10:08:18 PM Subject: Re: Horses of the 1990's: Your memories
That VRC Derby Day was one of my greatest ever days on the punt. Star binder won the Saab at 20/1 for Prebble. I then backed Prebble again when he road the winner of the Ascot Vale. I think David Hall trained it. I backed Arena and got the 1st 4 in the Derby. Arena, Mossman, Lawyer and Sky Heights was the 1st 4. I then backed Champagne for Greg Hall in the mackinnon. It was a day from heaven. Thank you for reminding me.
The urger, Fantastic list. Made me smile. Royal Creation(must go in 2nd on the list :-)) was one of my faves. God he ran some Placings in Stakes races.
And reminded me of Kinjite! Who beat him a few times. Mulugawa(Big gangly grey louds of ability) just saw him run 2nd to General Nediym on Off the Rails
Mouwaad and Grant Cooksley!
And another super racehorse I just remembered because of Royal Creation was Station Hand! I loved him. Consistent.
Author: CountChivas Timestamp:- 11/5/2012 11:56:25 AM Subject: Re: Horses of the 1990's: Your memories
Message: Thanks for that link, BB. Watching the replays, Tierce's Ascot Vale Stakes win was even tougher than I remembered. The win must have taken a lot out of him that day and may have been the reason he failed to run down Ready To Explode at his next start.
Author: justlikejoe Timestamp:- 12/5/2012 12:27:30 PM Subject: Re: Horses of the 1990's: Your memories
Message: Golden Sword was another that was a ripper for me. Akwazoff, gee he was a marvel, another similar to him was Maltese Beauty. Loved it wet and loved to bowl along in front, backed it one day to win the Coffs Cup at any old price.
Author: 1965TIGER Timestamp:- 15/5/2012 12:59:10 PM Subject: Re: Horses of the 1990's: Your memories
Message: There are many i could mention but i cut it down to two.Both Bart's the great Saintly in 1996 Cox Plate at 5 or 6-1 after it got rolled in the Craven Plate by Adventurous at 3-1 on,i cleaned up that day,also Bart's great mare Dane Ripper got beaten the start before against own age with 60kg's dropped to 49 in The Stradbroke and got up at 20-1 with Chris Munce aboard coming from near last at the 800. What memories those two were!!!
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