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Derby Day

November 4th, 2012 0 comments

The greatest day’s racing on earth. And a great day it was too, with an outstanding omen. The VRC has planted a special tribute garden in honour of the foxglove, Digitalis purpurea. This is the plant from which the drug Digoxin is derived. Digoxin of course is the miracle drug used to treat atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter. I got a dose by IV in Epworth Emergency last June. It is probably the only reason that I have survived to enjoy Derby Day. So, here’s to you, foxgloves.

Digitalis purpurea

How could I possibly lose? Four out of four placed horses, to finally get well ahead for the spring. Proverb, Transonic, Nechita and Tiger Tees. My only complaint is that for the second week in a row I couldn’t get online to lay It’s A Dundeel! I guess with 98,000 people and half of them trying to get on, the 3G does get a bit overloaded!


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