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Flemington Australian Guineas Day

March 2nd, 2013 0 comments

A beautiful autumn day in Melbourne, but there is no one here. It was promoted as a day out for the kids, which must explain why the adults have gone missing. I’m not complaining. There’s room to move. There must have been at least an extra 20,000 people here for the Lightning, just a couple of weeks ago. And there is still a good horse to look at , despite the surprise scratching of All Too Hard. Look at that backside! And is that a bit of rib showing in the barrel? But I guess the muscle definition is a little bit lacking. But what a head! It’s all in that fabulous head! Apache Cat. Now eleven years old. Still the most striking horse going around.

Not much action. Even the hard-working clerks found time for a chin wag.


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