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Fingers crossed

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Fingers crossed

Every year I put a few quid on 3 or four runners in the Grand National.
SWMBO does the same.
We have 8 horses between us this year so hopefully will get a little back.
It's the only gamble we make each year Cool

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Re: Fingers crossed

And..........................? the winner IS/Was  Huh
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Pineau De Re - Not one of ours  Cry
But our £16 stake has yielded a £23 return Smiley

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Re: Fingers crossed

I had £1000 on the winner at 25-1

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It was mentioned that someone put a £2000 each way bet on TeaForThree I think it was.
If I had £4000 spare it wouldn't go on a horse, that's for sure Wink

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Re: Fingers crossed

Moons ago a friend was telling me he knew a bloke who had an inside tip on a race (don't get me started on how dodgy horse racing is lol).
Anyway this guy went round and put £3000 bets on this horse at every bookies in town.. at odds of 35:1.
Guess what? - It came in and he cleaned out every bookie across town  Shocked
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Many years ago I had interests in a number of racing horses, all racing over the flat.  In the time I was involved we had three trainers. The one thing they all had in common was the ability to know which horse was going to win and which one wasn't.  It was a usual Sunday morning ritual to visit a trainers yard where we were entertained and shown round the horses in the yard. The trainer would often say which horse would win and which one was just out for the exercise. Often it was a very profitable Sunday trip for us. Smiley
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But what I don't understand is how they can know?
One person once told me that some horses get certain 'treatments' eg tranquilisers to slow them down etc. Now I'm all for gut instinct and lucky guesses but I have to wonder about how legit some of it all is.
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Morning gallops on the downs at Newmarket has horses from all different stables out so they see what is going on elsewhere. Also an invaluable source of info are the stable lads who drink together in the pubs and exchange info. One of my best nods came from a stable lad and not the trainer Smiley