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Derby Day

October 29th, 2011 0 comments

Derby Day – the greatest day’s racing on earth. And the weather looks awful. I’m just about to head out the door when the skies clear and I grab the straw hat for its first workout of the spring. My optimism is rewarded with a beautiful day. The track is a borderline Dead 5, but I still manage four bets for two collects (Niwot and Induna) and two losses (Efficient and Ego’s Dare). A positive start to a big week. Nothing to photograph with all the men in dark suits and funereal ties and all the women wearing black and white outfits from David Jones. Hopefully there will be more colour and movement on Tuesday.

I did see some hock protectors, which are most unusual, and I did see two people who had passed out early. Don’t they realise this is a week for stayers? There are still three days to go.

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