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    wit
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    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

    KERRIN McEvoy returns to the saddle at Caulfield after receiving head injuries in a race fall two months ago.

    The 26-year-old, who is No. 2 rider for the world’s richest racing stable, Godolphin, has taken three rides at Caulfield before he flies out next week to Dubai for the start of its rich racing carnival…..

    ….. spent four days in hospital with bleeding to the brain as well as several head bruises and a small scar on his cheek following a heavy fall from Butterfield in the Crown Trophy on Oaks day at Flemington in November.<br><<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

    <!– m –>http://www.theage.com.au/news/horse-rac … 18774.html<!– m –>

    <br>Flemington:

    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>><br>The old track has been ripped up in preparation for the 124,000 square metres of drought-friendly turf â€â€Â

    #35696
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    <br>Turf from Torquay?

    Is that Torquay in Devon, or does Oz have a retirement home for fading larrikins as well?

    AP

    #35697
    wit
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    Don’t know about larrikins, but its Bells Beach was supposedly where Patrick Swayze paddled away from Keanu Reeves into monster waves at the end of Point Break:

    http://www3.visitvictoria.com/displayOb … /vvt.vhtml

    apparently though the budget didn’t stretch that far  and in fact it was filmed at Indian Beach, Oregon.

    best regards

    wit <br>

    (Edited by wit at 2:24 pm on Jan. 12, 2007)

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    Ultimate NightmareUltimate Nightmare
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    Quote: from apracing on 11:13 am on Jan. 12, 2007[br]<br>Turf from Torquay?

    Is that Torquay in Devon, or does Oz have a retirement home for fading larrikins as well?

    AP<br>

    <br>Probably from plainmoor, they wont need it soon.

    #35699
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    124,000 square metres coming from the Torquay paddocks of these guys:

    http://www.ancoturf.com.au/

    best regards

    wit

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