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Flemington Summer Raceday

January 18th, 2014 0 comments

One of my rules of betting is that horses must keep four feet on the ground, but clearly they don’t always listen. Obviously strong willed horses that are bucking their brands off will go out and win races, but they are risky betting propositions, and you can be assured that I will not bet on them. Today Pat Carey’s Durnford put on a fabulous rodeo show all the way around the parade ring and mounting yard. I managed a fairly decent picture! It is no surprise to find that he is another son of that hot-headed horse Helenus.

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Durnford jumped out of the blocks and led them up at a good pace and only faded over the last two or three hundred metres for an honourable fifth at 30/1.



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