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May 30th, 2015 0 comments

My last day for the season. I’m expecting cold and wet but it’s just cold and windy. More than fresh, but not quite chilled to the bone. Only one bet for the day on Sebring Warrior in the three-year-old fillies. The horse was tailed off last with no hope but flew home out wide to just snatch third at $4.30. I spent the rest of the day patting myself on the back. A couple of opportunities with Pilly’s Wish and Refulgent, but too short for me at $1.50 and $1.60 the place.

The portents were bad. Heaps of shaggy or clipped horses and my pen ran dry after the third. The lights were switched on for the seventh when the sky darkened ominously. Night racing! At 4 pm in the afternoon!

Home in the dark but happy to go out on a high. Hopefully I’ll post a few postcards from the spelling paddock.


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