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Irish last won the day on May 5 2017

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About Irish

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    Progressive - R85

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    Cambridge. Waikato
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    Horse racing, opera and ancient history.
  1. Be good if you could tell us the breeding my love. Might make it easier to have an opinion regarding the name. Pleased to read you and the Mrs. had a happy date night.
  2. The Barman

    Neither did I Pete, but I cheered him to the post. Well deserved.
  3. Winx OUT !!

    WINX not bad for being ridden like a drunk on a pushbike eh, Gruff. If anyone had to beat her today I would have been pleased for Happy Clapper to do it. He is so honest Never mind. No one can take away from her what she has done. Absolutely awesome.
  4. WINX staying in OZ

    Weasel, many years ago, some one (I don't recall who, but obviously wise) stated 'champions shouldn't be compared, merely admired'. Makes sense to me.
  5. WINX staying in OZ

    Bloody good decision. Pleased they considered her and not a visit with the Queen. What a magic day Cox Plate 2018 will be.
  6. Winx - Just Simply Amazing

    Awesome. I see they did some sort of survey in Oz as to what path she should take this campaign. Can't remember all %ages exactly but 56% said go for a 4th Cox Plate. 20-something% said UK for the Queen Anne. 9% said the Breeders and 4% suggested 'other races'. Would the Arc be an option for her? I wish they would retire her. Let her put her feet up and reminisce on an amazing career. My blood pressure would be a lot better.
  7. RIP Miss Vista.

    Really sorry to read of her demise. She was certainly a stunner. RIP
  8. Off the Track - Chris Johnson

    No need for that comment. Not kind.
  9. TAB - Disgrace

    I'm sorry JOT but I'm with Nice Option , I don't understand your comment 'restraints around punting online are not the fault et cetera but business rules and margins they dictate. I understand even less your comment re 'an hour out before the big race the TAB where (except I think you mean 'were') 100k ahead from last year so to lock et cetera, et etera, et cetera (as Yul Brynner said in the King and I many years ago.) Hopefully you can enlighten both JOT and myself.
  10. busuttin/ young

    They have done exceptionally well in Aussie, as they did in NZ. All credit to them both and I would be delighted to see them have the winner.
  11. Go Winnie

    Barry, he doesn't actually say he is unable to work. Read his post again - unless I've missed an earlier post of course. Apologies if I have.
  12. 2nd class citizens

    Littletramp I hate people who say 'none of my business but' and this isn't mine, but you have me curious - yes, yes, we all know curiosity killed the cat but mine is still alive. Thankfully. If a family benefit allowance is to support families why would Social Welfare pay it into a TAB account???? Withdrawals or not is not my reason for asking. As I said, merely curiosity.
  13. Irish's Travels

    'Cracking' isn't a good word Swoopa. I'd describe it as 'friggin' hot'; Absolutely amazing today. I've seen women in heels that would have to be 4/5 inches high tottering along. I've seen them carrying their 4/5" heels and wearing thongs. I am astounded they managed to walk the distance to the track. I have excelled with my ability to be lost at the Louvre and asked 8 people for directions by the time I found myself, hot and sweaty, at the pick up point. We ran into the all the traffic on the Champs Elysees after the disaster there and I have to say, late though it was, I was glad to get to St. Pancreas. So far, I've been to Warwick Castle which was awesome, where Shakespeare was born, the Cotswolds and Oxford University. I still have the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Tower, Harrods, Ely Cathedral and a few other sights to see before I head off to Newmarket. Not sure I'll be able to keep up the pace. .
  14. Irish's Travels

    Insider, I have two nights in Newmarket . Also being taken on a tour of the Queen's Stud. I hope they mean horses and not Prince Philip. Ely Cathedral is in the mix as well. I hope God is happy about heathens storming his domain. I agree with your opinion re Frankel. Not sure if they will have me to visit but I will try.
  15. Irish's Travels

    Of which there have been few in recent times. I want to say I have 6 sleeps before I swan off to the UK for Royal Ascot, Paris and lots of historical sites which I have long wanted to visit. Looking forward to a few weeks of a UK Spring, then a week in Melbourne - where it will probably piss rain - then back to Cambridge. Sometimes, isn't life grand?