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Caulfield Blue Diamond Stakes Day

February 23rd, 2013 0 comments

I tried to photograph the bad behaviour of the favourite in the two-year-old race, Miracles of Life, but every time I pressed the shutter she put on her best manners. All I got for my troubles were pictures of the horse with her eyes shut or else lobbing along with her head down. I could never back her because of the unsettled behaviour and the struggling strapper, let alone the cross-over noseband. But today I was prepared to forgive the noseband since I’d seen her win with it before. The horse is barely bigger than a pony, but has certainly turned out to be a pocket rocket.

And in the end it was all too easy for All Too Hard. Too short to bet the place, but simply too good. And you’d have to say that Black Caviar’s brother’s backside does bear a certain resemblance to his half-sister. Compare it with the rocket!

I kicked of with a loser, Tan Tat Rock, how I hate that, and then two placed horses, Meliora and Star of Giselle, to save the day.


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