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GP- Mount Eden Sprint (Gp2)

Harness & Greyhounds
Race 1-   Machnificent,  Leosabi,  Doc Holliday,  Zazu
Race 2-   Euphoria,  Shadow Roll,  Alta Intrigue,  Double Expresso
Race 3-   Born To Boogie,  Bettorstartdreaming,  Mandy Joan,  Typhoon Banner
Race 4-   Jaspervellabeach,  Walsh,  Whatabro,  Vespa
Race 5-   Perfect Major,  Vampiro,  Hurricane Harley,  Ideal Liner
Race 6-   Alta Louisa,  Weewah,  My Sweet Deal,  Savvy Bromac
Race 7-   Ideal Agent,  Arma Indie,  Trinity Bromac,  Thejewelinhereye
Race 8-   Otis,  Dont Bother Me None,  Stamford,  Unconditional
Race 9-   Boom Time,  Miracle Moose,  Alta Blues,  My Carbon Copy
Race 10- In The Spotlight,  Free Wheeling,  Jay Elle,  The Hope Diamond
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  • JayJayJayJay    6,473 posts
    50 years since the great horse blitzed a stellar field in the Miracle Mile. Great promo of the states biggest sprint race.

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  • curmudgeoncurmudgeon    2,060 posts
    JayJay said:

    50 years since the great horse blitzed a stellar field in the Miracle Mile. Great promo of the states biggest sprint race.

    Pretty hard to use any vision of Mount Eden racing as a promo nowadays......Jungle Jack didn't exactly sit motionless in the cart

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  • JayJayJayJay    6,473 posts
    True, but a picture of elegance compared to vision of Higgins windmilling Light Fingers into submission.
  • curmudgeoncurmudgeon    2,060 posts
    Open Photo

    Here's a pic of the mighty Mount...
  • JayJayJayJay    6,473 posts
    Anyone who ever laid eyes on him or saw him race will never forget him. Watching him win the Sires in world record time winning by about 120m after giving up that much at the start is still crystal clear in my mind, standing next to my old man in the timekeepers enclosure watching him stare astonished at his stopwatches.

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  • curmudgeoncurmudgeon    2,060 posts
    I went to Des Reids Hillview Stud in Serpentine & had a close look at him after he returned from the US & stood there.
    He was getting on a bit by then & a podgy curly maned old gent but it was easy to look at him & be transported to the excitement he produced at the track.

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  • MarkovinaMarkovina    1,803 posts
    I watched the replays at GP - some nice racing 

    I dont know if they have improved the cambering - around that sweeping turn into the home straight - because it was great to see ( like my username used to do - thats why i loved that  horse ) horses sitting back- and coming with a dazzling  final sprint - like Emilys horse ( and there were a couple of others ) that is harness racing at its briliant and exciting best - and you can only imagine if the track was 150 metres bigger - the harness racing would be the best harness racing in Aust by a mile - and compulsive viewing every Frid  night 

    As for the Mount Eden Sprint - and it was a brilliant drive by Hall - but that race - how it was run - is a classic race to debate the pros and cons of Sprint Lanes  - and im not plugging one over the other . But if there was a sprint lane - then  A C Lewis doesnt come off the pegs - he says - Bonds horse takes me to the top of the straight - i will sit and wait . That is just an observation - im not saying one situation is better than the other

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