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Through the bottom of a glass 16/11 news

Through the bottom of a glass 16/11

The Ascot Bar Fly | Metropolitan Racing | 3 weeks ago

Race 1 Looks like a pack of numbers to my eye. Sentimental Gift should be winning. Toyed with them twice at Bunbury and those efforts were split with a narrow defeat when dropping back in...

47 Comments | 3 weeks ago

Through the bottom of a glass 09/11 news

Through the bottom of a glass 09/11

The Ascot Bar Fly | Metropolitan Racing | 1 month ago

I usually watch the Sky Channel coverage on mute however I decided that I would give it a go on Tuesday and have a listen to some of the expert commentary from the Sky Studio. Well what a bad idea...

15 Comments | 1 month ago

Through the bottom of a glass 02/11 news

Through the bottom of a glass 02/11

The Ascot Bar Fly | Metropolitan Racing | 1 month ago

Was interesting observing the fall out over the #MeechGate on social media this week. Look the owner pays the bills so he can do what he wants. Laughed though when I read that he was left hurt...

11 Comments | 1 month ago

Through the bottom of a glass: Ascot Preview 26/10 news

Through the bottom of a glass: Ascot Preview 26/10

The Ascot Bar Fly | Metropolitan Racing | 1 month ago

Read with interest on this platform about theories on the early “prices” TABTOUCH are going up with on a Thursday morning. Anyone with half a brain knows these are pretty much fake pric...

12 Comments | 1 month ago

Through the bottom of a glass: Ascot Preview 18/10 news

Through the bottom of a glass: Ascot Preview 18/10

The Ascot Bar Fly | Metropolitan Racing | 1 month ago

You won't easily notice this iconic character. He’s an enigma. From the Flametree bar at the height of the Perth Cup to the rarely visited top floor of the Group 1 bar, this particular ma...

35 Comments | 1 month ago

70 MATHESON ROAD, ASCOT classified

70 MATHESON ROAD, ASCOT

For Sale | 3 months ago

The Stables! These stables are relatively new, with full renovations & extension in the past few years. Licensed for 14 stables, with all stables having fans for horses comfort. F...

5 Comments | 3 months ago

The All New Perth Preview - 13th July news

The All New Perth Preview - 13th July

Daniel Cripps | Metropolitan Racing | 4 months ago

Before The Bounce While the preview debut back in June produced a few winners, I will admit I erred on the side of caution by way of recommending some each way selections. There is more than on...

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User Bobcat

Bobcat 11 Dec | Posts: 80

I too saw that and thought time might be coming but then thought though if he changes into the cerise and white and calls himself Willie he should be fine.

User JayJay

JayJay 11 Dec | Posts: 4966

Nah, that was Sinbad at Booran Road...he used to patrol both Murphy's and Hutchisons next door.....a legendary beast that terrorized any would be interlopers.

User Ridersonthestorm33

Ridersonthestorm33 11 Dec | Posts: 9223

Think Craig Dinn was apprenticed to Tommy Hughes Snr. Just kept running foul of the stewards. Unlimited talent though. Told this one before when it comes to stables, but had to smile when reading about the Armanasco stable old timers reckon that there was...

User Ridersonthestorm33

Ridersonthestorm33 11 Dec | Posts: 9223

With Darren Gauci almost positive Geoff Murphy sacked him too at some stage! It was a big occasion when Colin Hayes and Michael Clarke parted ways, at the time was a leading sports story in Australia.

User JayJay

JayJay 11 Dec | Posts: 4966

Those  Booran Road stables were hardly the repository of high moral ground.

User Ridersonthestorm33

Ridersonthestorm33 11 Dec | Posts: 9223

They weren't tic tacs either! Recall reading about it in the wonderful publication that came out once a week in/from Victoria - the paper with the pink pages covering - the fantastic Sporting Globe. Think been the best newspaper publication have seen. Had ...

User JayJay

JayJay 11 Dec | Posts: 4966

Think Falcon Strike right up there with the best NZ imports along with Baltic Eagle. Recent quality mares Maczaffair, Major Reality, Liberty BelleMidfrew, Ideal Alice. Did Val Pereira bring over Libchen Lady? Going way back, Stratton imported mares like Hilda ...

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Ridersonthestorm33 11 Dec | Posts: 9223

Another top Melbourne apprentice who rode a few winners for Geoff Murphy was an outstanding young hoop but faded very fast, mostly due to run ins with stewards and often wondered what happened to him - Craig Dinn. Recall he was rubbed out for a period of ti...

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Ridersonthestorm33 11 Dec | Posts: 9223

As I said somewhere else - Kevin Forrester ( rode for Murphy) still see his name in the jockey ranks when perusing eastern states fields - now seriously that guy should write a book. My father followed them averagely and mainly just in Spring and summer, b...

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TheDiva 11 Dec | Posts: 10655

In the bin with misty lad