Myself and my wife are going on a seven month trip to China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand and South America (Mainly Chile, Peru and Argentina) leaving tomorrow(6/10/06).<br>We plan to go racing in Hong Kong and Melbourne at least. If anyone has any wisdom about interesting racing anywhere in those countries please let us know on here- I’ll be logging in occasionally to see how the jumps season is going.
You’re very lucky, I really hope you have a lovely time. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Watch for flies in Melbourne they can be a nuisance, might need one of those funny hats !!
Sandown Park racetrack in Melbourne is nice, Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â it’s been redeveloped a bit since I was there but they have jump racing too which may interest you, also some big races in November just after Flemington if you’re there at that time. Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â
Hope you’ll keep us all informed occasionally during your travels. :)
Howdy all<br>Currently in Hiroshima, fly to Cairns tomorrow- will be there for the Melbourne Cup.<br>Happy Valley was enjoyable- the tote pools had me gasping- on a humdrum Wednesday night there was well over a million euro in the win and place pools- no wonder there are big computerised sydicates at work there. There seemed to be a frenzy of betting in the last moments with wholesale changes in the odds- maybe these are the syndicate bets coming in?<br>The track is as sharp as Chester, but right-handed- I can see why the prestige contests are held at Sha-Tin- if you’re not drawn on the fence in a sprint here life is very tough. Roll on Oz, have to ensure I get to a TAB to see the Cup!