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Did You Bet On The Grand National?  
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1752 times:

It turned into a bit of a kerfuffle! Did anyone back the winner?

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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1749 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Thread starter):
It turned into a bit of a kerfuffle!

How do you mean?

Anyway, yep, I did. And I'm £40 better off. God bless the Irish.  Wink



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 1):
How do you mean?

Well I was at MAN today so I only caught bits on the radio but I thought I heard there was a false start. Plus some newspaper reporter gained access to a horse so he could show that the security was crap.


User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Grand National what?


Coolier than thou.
User currently offlineBR076 From Netherlands, joined May 2005, 1086 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

What place was Dick Francis?


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User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1745 times:

Quoting Brendan03 (Reply 3):
Grand National what?

The world's most famous horse race held at Aintree.  Wink


User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1739 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 5):
The world's most famous horse race held at Aintree.

Ah, Right Okay...



Coolier than thou.
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 2):
Well I was at MAN today so I only caught bits on the radio but I thought I heard there was a false start

There was, but no big drama. The "break-in" was a typical tabloid splash meaning very little, given that the horses were being guarded at the time.

Quoting Brendan03 (Reply 3):
Grand National what?

You don't have steeplechasing in Australia, do you? Isn't it all flat-racing?



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineGLAGAZ From UK - Scotland, joined Feb 2004, 1982 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

I had a fiver each way on both Hedgehunter and Clan Royal. William Hill have still to update my account  Angry

Gaz



Neutrality means that u don't really care cos the struggle goes on even when ur not there, blind and unaware
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1728 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 1):
And I'm £40 better off

Your round then?



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User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1725 times:

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 9):
Your round then?

OK then. See you in the pub in half an hour?



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineRobertNL070 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2003, 4532 posts, RR: 10
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1722 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 10):
OK then. See you in the pub in half an hour?

Going to the cinema first. Can we meet at about 11:30-ish?



Youth is a gift of nature. Age is a work of art.
User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8544 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 1716 times:
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yes I bet .... and my horse is still running ... but I dont think it will catch the rest of the field - there goes my life savings ( all 2 Euro of it )  Sad


Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1711 times:

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 11):
Can we meet at about 11:30-ish?

It'll all be gone then. Besides, Kiwiandrew might get upset, me throwing his money around like that. Big grin



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineBrendan03 From Australia, joined Aug 2005, 951 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1704 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 7):
You don't have steeplechasing in Australia, do you? Isn't it all flat-racing?

Is that where the horses have to jump over things? - If so that's not really popular here, no

All our horse stuff is done in spring, Around September, I think? (Melbourne Cup, Oaks Day, Caulfield Cup etc) and It's all just running around in a circle.



Coolier than thou.
User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1702 times:

I've been betting (via an adult - for now) on hedgehunter for the past 3 years. In 2004, he was winning but fell at the last fence. Last year he won and i got £32 (hey big spender!  Wink) and this year he came 2nd.  Sad

I like to watch horse racing - probably inspired by a $240 win at Del Mar in California a couple of years ago


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1694 times:

Quoting Brendan03 (Reply 14):
Is that where the horses have to jump over things? - If so that's not really popular here, no

BIG things, in the case of the Grand National.

I should think the ground might tend to be a bit hard in most of Australia - dangerous.

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 15):
this year he came 2nd.

Why the sad smiley? Surely you had an each way bet on him?



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1686 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 16):
Why the sad smiley? Surely you had an each way bet on him?

Nah, put £10 on him to win.  Embarrassment


User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

I bet every year, due to my passion with horses..

But ive been unable this year as i couldnt get to the bookies due to Jade being at work.

Lew


User currently offlineBanco From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 14752 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1680 times:

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 17):
Nah, put £10 on him to win.

In the National? That lottery?  Wow!

Well, it's your money.



She's as nervous as a very small nun at a penguin shoot.
User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8544 posts, RR: 13
Reply 20, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1674 times:
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Quoting EWS (Reply 18):
due to my passion with horses..

Double standards again - the English get away with 'that sort of thing' because its horses but the poor bloody Scots get hassled for shagging sheep

there's no justice , is there Kirkie?



Moderation in all things ... including moderation ;-)
User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 25
Reply 21, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1674 times:

Quoting EWS (Reply 18):
But ive been unable this year as i couldnt get to the bookies

Ever heard of this wonderous thing called the internet?!  Smile

We did a sweepstake at work, I drew number 36. It didn't finish  Sad



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User currently offlineEWS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

Quoting Mhodgson (Reply 21):
Ever heard of this wonderous thing called the internet?!

Just not the same atmosphere is it.. click click click..

Lew


User currently offlineMyt332 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 9112 posts, RR: 70
Reply 23, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1668 times:

Dam right I did and I am now going to sue somebody over my loss! Yes that's right, I put a whopping 50p each way on Cornish Rebel in honour of Cornish himself! So the bloody fool lost me £1!

He's in for it!



One Life, Live it.
User currently offlinePlanesarecool From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 4119 posts, RR: 11
Reply 24, posted (8 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1662 times:

Quoting Banco (Reply 19):
In the National? That lottery?

Well, it's your money.

Well that was just Hedgehunter. I put an each way on Justin Debt and Amberleigh House, but neither finished  ashamed . I put the bet on hedgehunter to win because he was joint favourite and he won last year so i thought what the hell


25 Banco : Weren't those terrible odds? 5-1 in a Grand National must be damn near unprecedented. Maybe Red Rum when he was going for his third win might have co
26 EWS : Thats because the old geezer's in India! Lew
27 Post contains images EWS : Myself too put a bet, £200 on "Ole Faithful Skidmarks" but as you can see, he's a little lost and isn't expected to finish for another 40 days or so.
28 Post contains images BMIFlyer : U have a weird affiliation with Skidmarks, I worry about you sometimes Lee
29 QFA380 : Yesterday we had the Golden Slipper (the worlds richest 2-year-old race). BTW the Melbourne Cup and Oaks are in early November and Caufield is late O
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