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  • #2402
    dandan
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    El Tiger, massive drifter on course and on Betfair. Apparently matched @50/1 in running but a whole pile of cash was requested then at 11.0 on the exchanges, was this a clever in-running and s.p. gamble or what? The man`s a bloody legend if he managed to pull that one off! Does anyone have the inside track???

    #68467
    Racing Daily
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    Was there any money for it on the three occasions at HQ where it finished plum last?

    #68468
    Gigginstown ManGigginstown Man
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    What a legend he is anyway .

    #68469
    dandan
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    My God, he`s just done the opposite with his newcomer being backed from 9/1 into 7/2 in the 2.10, slowly away and always detacthed!!!!!!!! Unbelievable!!!!!!!!

    #68470
    Racing Daily
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    There is no excuse for ever giving away your money on Curley horses … don’t play any of ’em.<br>I just watch.  I’ve seen enough over the years to know when i’m beat LOL

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    Maxilon 5Maxilon 5
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    He is not a legend. IMO, he pretty much renders races where he has a runner as "no bet" contests for most even semi-serious punters.

    thedarknight has the obvious solution where races including Barney Curley is concerned.  I agree entirely.

    Second guessing the lapsed Jesuit is like attempting the Rubiks cube after ten pints and a vodka nightcap.

    #68472
    clivex
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    Those who think taht this kind of rubbish is somehow admirable might like to consider the current public image of the game, and what that means in the face of competition from other betting mediums

    The "legends" in racing are those who at the very, least, produce horses that always run to the maximum of their ability

    And i dont give a toss what he does in africa :angry:

    #68473
    Lingfield
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    I’ve no time for the "operators" of the game.<br>Trying to second guess them is a waste of time and money. The betting market is also distorted when they have a runner.<br>To my mind the gap between their "priveliged inside information" and what is in the public domain is unacceptably large and highlights the inadequacies of the sport’s regulators.<br>Yes, they take the mick out of the bookies but also show disdain for punters in general.<br>All adds to the tawdry image of racing with the uninitiated general public.

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    Nor1
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    The handicap system encourages cheating. If you were a trainer and consistently ran your moderate horses to the best of their ability they would be in ‘the grip’ of the handicapper. <br>Bookies don’t always shorten a price when "inside money" is on. Not being a gambling expert I do not know why. Perhaps only a few know about it.

    #68475
    trevorgee
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    Why does Jamie Spencer seem to ride most of BC’s ?

    He surely doesn’t need the rides but could do without getting involved in any adverse publicity

    #68476
    Nor1
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    All jockeys want winners.

    #68477
    Nor1
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    That’s why most do as they are told.

    #68478
    highflyer1
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    Maybe it’s because BC was the man who persuaded him to cross the Irish Sea as a 17-year-old and set him on the road to fame and fortune. It’s good to see that the young man has a genuine sense of gratitude towards his ‘father figure’.

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    roryrory
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    Highflyer1 is of course correct ~ I believe Spencer even rode over hurdles as a conditional for Curley several years ago, and that was after he’d won a classic!

    #3032
    Glenn
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    Someone may remember me making the Henry Kissinger satire analogy a couple of years back when Paul Haigh nominated Barney Curley for a pride of racing award.

    Apparently he wasn’t kidding. Haigh still thinks the man that makes any race in which he has a runner virtually unplayable should get the gong. What’s more he’s so worried that Thommo will outpoint Curley that, like a jujitsu warrior, he’s fired the Kissinger quip right back at the great man.

    Here starts the Anyone But Curley (ABC) campaign and I say we all vote for the consumate professional Derek ‘Thommo’ Thompson. Come on, what harm has he ever done you?

    Sure Curley has, very publicly, provided some short-term relief in Africa but ultimately it’s people like him that are the cause of Africa’s problems not their solution. No doubt some kids have benefitted greatly from Curley improving the ‘characters, not known for their transparency or straight bat tendencies, who have amassed great wealth from obfuscated operating’ Balance of Payments deficit that is Africa’s bane. It was looking like it was all gonna be one-way traffic, in the direction of Mayfair penthouses for African officials at one point. But really….

    Let’s all get behind Thommo. A man, who when it came to be counted, stepped up to the plate and told it exactly how he recalled it with Haigh’s pal Failon. A testimony that didn’t bring any perjury charges.

    Let’s all vote for the Big Fella.

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