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    betlarge
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    “And because most gamblers are also alcoholics, horse racing is actually about people who look awful and smell really bad but are good at doing sums”

    From the late ‘Seething’ Steven Wells (don’t worry, everything annoyed him!):

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2004/mar/31/horseracing.stevenwells

    Mike

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    Zarkava
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    cormack15
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    …could be some truth in that! :shock:

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    Lone Wolf
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    Good article ! :mrgreen:

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    Eclipse First
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    Whatever would he have made of Newmarket! :lol:

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    Miss Woodford
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    Reminds me of "The Kentucky Derby Is Decadent and Depraved" http://www.ralphsteadman.com/KYDerby.asp

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    TomBarkley87
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    Weird, I don’t know him but he must have known me :D

    @TheTomBarkley87

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    andyod
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    A certain trainer once described the weekday attendance at racing as ne’r do wells and layabouts.

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    nighthorse
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    Have to say he certainly can sling words together in an entertaining way! :lol:

    Have to take issue with his comment that "It’s AS IF every televised football match was preceded by an hour of gibbering nonsense". As if?? Surely it most certainly IS!! And the hour following as well! IMHO of course! :lol:

    And please can someone tell me what a PORG is? :?

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    betlarge
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    And please can someone tell me what a PORG is? :?

    Ahem, a person of restricted growth.

    Mike

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    A Person of Restricted Growth.

    A phrase favoured in the novels of Tom Sharpe.

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