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Caufield Raceday

May 12th, 2018

This is the way the season ends. Not with a bang but a whimper. Slow 6, no show. Hopefully I’ll be back in the spring for the Caulfield Guineas.



Flemington Living Legends Raceday

May 5th, 2018

My penultimate raceday for the season. And there is some good news from Flemington for horsewatchers. The mounting yard has been extended by 10 metres which will be an enormous improvement for the spring. Twenty four horses didn’t fit in a single parade line and so they were broken up into an inner and outer circle for the Cup. It made life extremely difficult for watchers. I took a snap of my new improved viewing spot!

Not much to report. The best horse I saw all day was Land Of Plenty who won with ease but was way too short at $1.20. In the same race Pilote D’Essai was bucking furiously down the back but then after spending a lot of energy turned into a head down horse! But his race was run and the horse finished fifth. Another stat for four feet on the ground! And Our Gladiator was a bucking bronco before the fifth race and faded to finish near the tail. So that’s two stats! In the end I didn’t have a bet all day, mainly because I didn’t see the horse I was looking for, but possibly because I sense a lack of motivation creeping in with my season winding down.