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  • #7194
    cormack15
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    To celebrate the launch of an interesting new collection of racing poems by [i:ihah8ohr][b:ihah8ohr]<b class=”font-size-150″>Jim Anderson</b>[/b:ihah8ohr][/i:ihah8ohr] entitled<b class=”font-size-150″><b> ‘Shergar and other Friends'</b></b>, the book’s publishers <b>Sportbooks.ltd.uk</b> have very kindly agreed to offer a free copy of the book as a prize for a Racing Forum poetry competition.

    So, I’d like to invite anyone who is interested in writing about racing and in particular has written or is interested in writing poetry with a racing theme to submit a poem, or indeed as many poems as you wish, to me by email.

    You have to be happy to have your poem published on the forum but other than that you will retain all copyright, etc.

    Those poems suitable will be published on the forum and we’ll ask Sportsbooks to select the winning poem. Who knows, if we have enough entries of a suitable quality we may even be able to publish a Racing Forum book of poems.

    I’ve already started on my own first draft so what’s keeping you!

    Closing date for entries is Saturday 19th April and your entries should be emailed to <!– e –>cormack15@tiscali.co.uk<!– e –>

    If you’re interested in finding out a bit more about Jim Anderson’s new book, or indeed one of the many other sportsbooks they’ve published, this link will take you to Sportsbook’s web site –

    http://www.sportsbooks.ltd.uk/book_info/Shergar.html

    #155602
    cormack15
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    Hey come on you poets! Haven’t received any entrants yet. :?

    #155656
    lekha85
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    I had actually completely forgotten about it – I’ll have a go at it this weekend…

    #155731
    graysonscolumn
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    Whither Gamble?

    gc

    The patron saint of lower-grade fare. A gently critical friend of point-to-pointing. Kindness is a political act.

    #155765
    cormack15
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    That’s the game Lekha. I’m going to have a go too and at least one other person has indicated that they’ll be entering so competition hotting up. Mind you I would agree that Gamble could turn it into a procession.

    Will he get to the starting line though?

    Saturday 19th April deadline.

    #155774
    davidbrady
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    • Total Posts 3901

    Here’s my (heartfelt) offering

    I backed Monet’s Garden at 20s for the Order of Merit
    He’s good 2 and a half miler to give him some credit
    But Nicky ran him over too near or too far
    And he lost in his other race to Kauto Star
    **** it

    © davidbrady

    #155790
    lekha85
    Participant
    • Total Posts 330

    Here’s my (heartfelt) offering

    I backed Monet’s Garden at 20s for the Order of Merit
    He’s good 2 and a half miler to give him some credit
    But Nicky ran him over too near or too far
    And he lost in his other race to Kauto Star
    [expletive] it

    © davidbrady

    A work of significant literary beauty…

    #155791
    aaronizneez
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    • Total Posts 1740

    Had a quick go in my lunch hour about how I got interested in betting on horses

    It’s a Saturday morning
    And we’re sat at the table
    It’s a quarter past eleven

    Bamp, what are you doing ?
    "I’m picking my horses,
    For this afternoons ITV seven"

    The horses he’s picked
    Have little blue dots
    Next to the horses name

    I look at my paper
    And choose my horse
    And blue dot them just the same

    When all are chosen
    It’s on with the coat
    And a trip in the car to Yate

    Bamp says goodbye
    I wish him good luck and
    Nan tells him not to be late

    In the afternoon
    We sit and wait for
    The start of the opening race

    They’re under starters orders
    Then they’re off and running
    Going at a tremendous pace

    They cross the line
    Its a promising start
    Bamp has got the first

    He has the next winner
    The next race is a photo
    Bamp is fearing the worst

    Its beaten a head
    Bamp says never mind
    And rips his slip into two

    He rests back in his chair
    And slowly nods off
    Just as I knew he would do

    #155798
    davidbrady
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    • Total Posts 3901

    I like it aaron

    #156689
    aaronizneez
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    Another effort for you Corm though not the most cheeriest of themes

    A Cautionary Tale

    It started just on Saturdays
    Just for a bit of fun
    A small stakes Super Yankee
    Then BANG all five had won

    Over a grand to go and collect
    From less than a fivers stake
    Just think if I trebled my bet
    Of the money I could make

    And what if I bet each day
    The winnings would be greater
    I could pack in my boring job
    Some time sooner or later

    Not had a win for a while
    Must be a temporary blip
    I’ll phone one of those lines
    They’ll give a winning tip

    A maximum bet this week
    So thats exactly what I did
    Bleedin con artists they are
    Cost me two hundred quid

    I don’t know why I bother
    Racing is completely bent
    I’ll have to take that loan
    To pay back the money spent

    I’ll pay it back in no time
    I can see the money on the table
    The bookies better beware
    I’ve got a tip straight from the stable

    That jockey he wants shooting
    He gave that a terrible ride
    I tell you its daylight robbery
    He ought to be put inside

    Its been all of a year now
    Since I had my last horse bet
    Had to sell the house you see
    To pay off my gambling debt

    I’ve lost more than my money
    And I’m ashamed of what I’ve done
    To think it all just started out
    As a little bit of fun

    #156717
    Zoz
    Member
    • Total Posts 703

    Here’s my (heartfelt) offering

    I backed Monet’s Garden at 20s for the Order of Merit
    He’s good 2 and a half miler to give him some credit
    But Nicky ran him over too near or too far
    And he lost in his other race to Kauto Star
    [expletive] it

    © davidbrady

    PMSL

    Brilliant

    #157800
    cormack15
    Keymaster
    • Total Posts 8965

    Gamble’s just weighed in with a super-sized entry so the heat is on.

    Saturday is the closing date for entries remember.

    #7555
    cormack15
    Keymaster
    • Total Posts 8965

    To celebrate the launch of an interesting new collection of racing poems by [i:1ldu2638][b:1ldu2638]Jim Anderson[/b:1ldu2638][/i:1ldu2638] entitled ‘Shergar and other Friends’, the book’s publishers Sportbooks.ltd.uk very kindly agreed to offer a free copy of the book as a prize for a Racing Forum poetry competition.

    The entries are outlined below and the winner will be decided by staff at Sportsbooks.ltd.uk. Prize winner to be announced sometime in next ten days or so.

    However, I thought it’d be fun to have a forum vote on the poem we think deserves the accolade of TRF’s ‘Racing Poem of the Year 2008’. To that end I’ve outlined below all the poems (I’ve left out details of the authors until after the vote concludes, this Sunday night 8 pm when all will be revealed)

    Jim Andersons book is widely available but can be obtained directly from the publisher and has been reviewed by Andrew Hughes in the Features section of the Forum. –

    Buy ‘Shergar and other Friends’ by Jim Anderson here –

    http://www.sportsbooks.ltd.uk/book_info/Shergar.html

    #159498
    cormack15
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    • Total Posts 8965

    Saturday Morning

    It’s a Saturday morning
    And we’re sat at the table
    It’s a quarter past eleven

    Bamp, what are you doing ?
    "I’m picking my horses,
    For this afternoons ITV seven"

    The horses he’s picked
    Have little blue dots
    Next to the horses name

    I look at my paper
    And choose my horse
    And blue dot them just the same

    When all are chosen
    It’s on with the coat
    And a trip in the car to Yate

    Bamp says goodbye
    I wish him good luck and
    Nan tells him not to be late

    In the afternoon
    We sit and wait for
    The start of the opening race

    They’re under starters orders
    Then they’re off and running
    Going at a tremendous pace

    They cross the line
    Its a promising start
    Bamp has got the first

    He has the next winner
    The next race is a photo
    Bamp is fearing the worst

    Its beaten a head
    Bamp says never mind
    And rips his slip into two

    He rests back in his chair
    And slowly nods off
    Just as I knew he would do

    #159499
    cormack15
    Keymaster
    • Total Posts 8965

    A Cautionary Tale

    It started just on Saturdays
    Just for a bit of fun
    A small stakes Super Yankee
    Then BANG all five had won

    Over a grand to go and collect
    From less than a fivers stake
    Just think if I trebled my bet
    Of the money I could make

    And what if I bet each day
    The winnings would be greater
    I could pack in my boring job
    Some time sooner or later

    Not had a win for a while
    Must be a temporary blip
    I’ll phone one of those lines
    They’ll give a winning tip

    A maximum bet this week
    So thats exactly what I did
    Bleedin con artists they are
    Cost me two hundred quid

    I don’t know why I bother
    Racing is completely bent
    I’ll have to take that loan
    To pay back the money spent

    I’ll pay it back in no time
    I can see the money on the table
    The bookies better beware
    I’ve got a tip straight from the stable

    That jockey he wants shooting
    He gave that a terrible ride
    I tell you its daylight robbery
    He ought to be put inside

    Its been all of a year now
    Since I had my last horse bet
    Had to sell the house you see
    To pay off my gambling debt

    I’ve lost more than my money
    And I’m ashamed of what I’ve done
    To think it all just started out
    As a little bit of fun

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