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Flemington Western Health Community Raceday

December 15th, 2012 2 comments

A quiet day at the track, but I managed to score an excellent picture of the tail chain on Alcohol. You may remember that this rarely seen piece of gear is used on horses that suck in air through their backside. I asked the trainer Richard Jolly about it and he said that they only recently noticed a problem after the horse had raced. It was blowing out air through its, excuse me, bum. The horse doesn’t do it when it is just lobbing around at home. He said it is much more common in trotters. The gear itself is not so fancy. Just a bit of chain from Bunnings and some electricians tape. The chain tickles the anus so that the horse keeps it shut. Alcohol must have relished being tickled up behind as it powered away to win!



Not such a good day on the punt. Two bets for two losers, Euryale and Sheahan, who both finished fourth. I was in need of a stiff drink myself.


2 Responses to “ Flemington Western Health Community Raceday ”

  1. Max says:

    This blog is so educational.

  2. Kate says:

    Dad, that is just disgusting.

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