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Re: The horses

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 16:32
by Big Nose
I've bet the entire farm* on Comply Or Die in the national tomorrow. Come on you beauty!

* £10

Re: The horses

Posted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 23:31
by Dan
I'm not much of a gambler, but I've always fancied turning to the horses when I put a few years on - assuming the political correctness facists haven't banned betting by then.

I pulled Butler's Cabin in our sweepstake, which is nice.

Re: The horses

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 01:08
by James_B
My dad fancies Darkness in the national, but I don't know.
My sister won a couple of quid (or Rand, since we were in Cape Town), on comply or die last year, but apparently it's not such a good bet right now.

I'm going to do my usual thing and bet a tenner on a fairly likely winner with good odds and a nice name and colour and then put a £2 on a 100-1 shot... it's been a terrible tactic for years now, so I'm probably due a win.

My dad tells me that a cousin of his was a grand national winning jockey back in the 70s or something, though my dad is notorious for his entirely false stories like that...

Re: The horses

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:06
by knibbles
I'm putting £2 on a horse called Rumblebaba or something like that. The bloke on The One Show said he'd win. Come on Rumblebaba!

Re: The horses

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 10:50
by indiehorse
I have made the following bets:

Comply or Die - £2 to win
Hear The Echo - £1 each way
Big Fella Thanks - 50p each way

Yeah!

Re: The horses

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 14:04
by jayen_aitch
The office sweepstake saw me get Rambling Minster, and apparently there's money for the first four. 10/1 odds ain't bad. Fingers crossed.

Re: The horses

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 14:13
by James_B
I think Rambling Minster is my choice... going to put a £2 each way on outsiders chelsea harbour and arteea as well.

Re: The horses

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 16:53
by FactCheckinCuz
just won 25 quid on the sweep at work woohoo!- should've backed it though - 100-1, not many winners I imagine. kids are as I write, spending the winnings on ice lollies though. Easy come...

Re: The horses

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 16:59
by Richard
James_B wrote: I'm going to do my usual thing and bet a tenner on a fairly likely winner with good odds and a nice name and colour and then put a £2 on a 100-1 shot... it's been a terrible tactic for years now, so I'm probably due a win.
Is that £200 for you then? Lucky sod.

Re: The horses

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 19:06
by knibbles
We watched it in the pub and whilst the bloke at the table next to ours whopped and hollered as he'd bet on the winner, Sam went outside for a cigarette whilst they put a black corden round the horse he bet on and shot it.

Re: The horses

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 20:29
by a layer of chips
Fucking useless bastard deserved to be shot for getting my hopes up.

Re: The horses

Posted: Sat Apr 04, 2009 20:55
by a layer of chips
Suffice to say it won't be hearing any echoes any more.

Re: The horses

Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 19:17
by graysonscolumn
Now here's a coincidence. I couldn't stay for the Sunday of the Nottingham Weekender as I'd picked up a shift writing for the Racing Post, who asked me to preview some of Brighton's meeting tomorrow.

Got to the last preview of the afternoon, for the 5.05 race, and what should be the name of the horse carrying the number one on its saddle cloth?

ROCKER.

One for the coincidence bettors among you to consider, perhaps!

Oh, there's also Chinese Democracy and If I Were A Boy running in other races there tomorrow, but Dandelion Radio DJs are better than Guns N Roses or Beyonce so the last two named are not allowed to win. I have decreed it so.

gc

Re: The horses

Posted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 19:59
by graysonscolumn
Rocker only sixth in the end. Had a Hamlet moment and decided to stay in the starting stalls a second longer than anything else, which isn't an ideal start to a five furlong sprint around one of the speediest tracks in the country.

No matter, Rocker will doubtless be back on the track again soon. I dunno if he's an indiepop fan, incidentally, though I hear he's quite fond of Sugarcubes.

gc

Re: The horses

Posted: Mon Oct 04, 2010 13:22
by graysonscolumn
Spent large chunks of the weekend previewing five of Warwick's seven races today for the trade press, so am mightily relieved the meeting passed its morning inspection! Should it interest anyone, the poor unfortunate brutes saddled with my recommendation this time are;

14.20 GRISSOM
14.50 DAZZLING DIAMOND (original choice a non-runner, but was only a very marginal preference over this one anyway)
16.20 MADAME EXCELERATE
16.50 FAITHFUL RULER
17.20 AFFINITY

I'll be happy if any one of those obliges - not an easy set of races to stick a fork in, all in all!

gc

Re: The horses

Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 11:35
by graysonscolumn
Hmmm. A third, two fourths, a fifth and a sixth. All home safe and sound, just a bit slower than some of the others!

Undaunted, I was asked to do another three races last night, for this afternoon's fare at Southwell;

15.20 MOONLIGHT BLAZE (each-way)
15.50 original choice already a non-runner, so opting instead for HEROSTATUS
16.20 SWORDS

Again, and as always, safe journey home is priority for me, but here's hoping something can oblige.

gc

Re: The horses

Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 13:09
by Silver Girl
You're seriously giving out racing tips on Anorak? that is very funny. I would be tempted if I hadn't read the results from your previous set, heh heh...

Re: The horses

Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 13:14
by SophieC
here's me after following that betting advice :(

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so hungry.

Re: The horses

Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 13:25
by graysonscolumn
Silver Girl wrote: You're seriously giving out racing tips on Anorak? that is very funny. I would be tempted if I hadn't read the results from your previous set, heh heh...
My record speaks for itself and requires no further comment. ;-D

Nah, it's not the first fruits of an Anorak daily tipping service or anything - it just seemed churlish to put the hours of work in but then keep it a secret from anyone who doesn't get the Post, listen to my shows, etc. I'm always getting told off for that (usually by my folks, after a successful day!).

I'm actually happiest talking about the overall aceness of my favourite sport as a fun day out, a majestic spectacle, etc. than simply as a means for profit and loss, but historically there's not been too much interest in so doing on Anorak as far as I can see. Meh.

gc

Re: The horses

Posted: Tue Oct 05, 2010 14:18
by Silver Girl
As my mum's old boss in the bookies used to say, "You don't see horses betting on people."
I would imagine that's because those tiny pens are tricky if you've got hooves.