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March 22nd, 2014 0 comments

I managed the long trek out to Sandown twice this week! Wednesday at Sandown, as has been previously noted, is racing at its most basic. Free entry, racebooks at the bar, no dress code, no cloak room. The compensation for members who pay their way used to be a cup of tea and a piece of cake. But that’s been scrapped now too. I miss my cup of tea. In fact the Members area has been scrapped altogether and it’s now just one big bun fight. But I got a nice photo of a bubble cheeker or “pricker” for the book courtesy of Simon and Susie Morrish.

The Members area was reinstated for Saturday, but I was a fish out of water in jacket and tie. At least someone is maintaining the standards! The most interesting thing I saw was a combination of winkers and earmuffs on Jacinta. The horse looked like it had the mumps.

Not much action with a late 1.45 pm start and an early finish for home duties. A close fourth – Spending, and then saved by an even closer third – Rich River.



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