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Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:34 am

It turned into a bit of a kerfuffle! Did anyone back the winner?
 
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:39 am

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
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:42 am

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.
 
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:42 am

Grand National what?
Coolier than thou.
 
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:43 am

What place was Dick Francis?
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:44 am

Quoting Brendan03 (Reply 3):
Grand National what?

The world's most famous horse race held at Aintree.  Wink
 
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:47 am

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

Ah, Right Okay...
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:49 am

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?
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:56 am

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

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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:57 am

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

Your round then?
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:59 am

Quoting RobertNL070 (Reply 9):
Your round then?

OK then. See you in the pub in half an hour?
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:02 am

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?
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:05 am

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
 
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:08 am

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
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:13 am

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.
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:16 am

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
 
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:26 am

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?
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:53 am

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
 
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 3:59 am

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
 
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:01 am

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

In the National? That lottery?  Wow!

Well, it's your money.
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:06 am

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?
 
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:08 am

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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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:12 am

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

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

Lew
 
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:13 am

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!
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:15 am

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
 
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 4:20 am

Quoting Planesarecool (Reply 24):
I put the bet on hedgehunter to win because he was joint favourite

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 come close. I liked one of the trainer's comments, when he said that 5-1 was a good bet for any particular horse to get round let alone win.
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 5:59 am

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 23):
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!

Thats because the old geezer's in India!

Lew
 
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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:29 am

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.

Also note the custom modification of the wheelchair.. go Andy!



 rotf 

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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 2:24 pm

Quoting EWS (Reply 27):

U have a weird affiliation with Skidmarks, I worry about you sometimes  Wink



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RE: Did You Bet On The Grand National?

Sun Apr 09, 2006 6:32 pm

Quoting Brendan03 (Reply 14):
All our horse stuff is done in spring, Around September,

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 October.

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