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  1. I had lunch with an old family friend Janet Fisher today. Her father along with Maurice (who’s garden I used to do) co-founded Fisher & Paykel. My mother went to school with her at St Cuths. She owned and bred the useful galloper Prized Touch and we got talking about horse racing then Trevor McKee’s name came up. She told me of a story many years ago at the horse sales where she purchased a yearling for 10K. The lot immediately after was purchased by Trevor and he offered Janet a share in the horse. Janet laughed and told Trevor the horse looks like a mutt declining his offer. Her yearling she bought ended up winning just the one race whereas the one that Trevor bought won 2 Cox Plates as well as a few other Group 1’s. You can probably guess which horse it was.
  2. Surprise surprise. Gone too soon to protect his stud value. He’ll stand for $77K in his first season.
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    True Story...almost.

    You’ll find out soon enough short stuff. Steve is one of the most well known and successful barmen in Auckland. He also managed my uncle’s bar The Burdekin in Darlinghurst, Sydney for many years back when I used to live in Sydney.
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    True Story...almost.

    I think you’re getting a a bit nervous short stuff. I didn’t say Mark knew you, I said your name came up in a conversation I had with him. Looking forward to my apology tomorrow and I’m sure Leigh will be fair and balanced in requesting the same after you yet again have accused me of being a liar. The truth always comes out in the end.
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    True Story...almost.

    You’ll be pleased to know I’ve had a few conversations with Mark where your name has come up short stuff. Surprise, surprise.
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    True Story...almost.

    Which two are lies short stuff?
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    True Story...almost.

    Here’s an old FB profile pic short stuff from when he used to be the proprietor of Mollies. How’s that investigation going? Have you clarified that Neil used to own Tabac when Steve managed it? I’m waiting with baited breath.
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    True Story...almost.

    Would you like to know about my wife flock? I met her in an Asian takeaway restaurant around the corner from where I used to work at AAPT (an Australian telco that was purchased by Telecom NZ) where she was working for $5 an hour. She has since completed her Masters in Accounting at Melbourne University and her CPA and is now a Finance Business Partner for Brand Collective. I proposed to her on a Chinese Junk called the Aqua Luna in Hong Kong as recommended by the man in Chapel St who used to make my coffee, and can you believe it.........she said yes!!
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    True Story...almost.

    Short stuff I was very impressed with your investigation using your “racing VIP.” Feel free to use the same one to confirm these facts .
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    True Story...almost.

    On the contrary flock I had an amazing time growing up at Auckland Grammar then Waikato Uni where I completed my BMS degree. My two older cousins were also at Grammar at the time, Steve Colthart who was captain of the senior water polo team and his brother Mark. Steve has managed several bars in Auckland including Neil Finn’s bar Tabac that he was in charge of for several years. He then managed Auckland’s premier boutique hotel Mollies before going out on his own running a very successful cafe in Ponsonby/Herne Bay. Mark is a very successful barrister in Auckland specialising in arbitration. Two of my closest friends I met at Grammar who were best men at my wedding also have lived here in Melbourne for well over 10 years so no, can’t say I ever had sand kicked in my face.....growing up. Life is good.
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    Alex Scott Maiden Stakes Newmarket

    I love the weather in Melbourne Ernie. I couldn’t handle living in that humidity sapping weather of Queensland although I do love Port Douglas for a holiday. 31 forecast here tomorrow.
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    Alex Scott Maiden Stakes Newmarket

    Cheers Red Rum. You too. There’s a horse racing at Caulfield tomorrow I’m very confident on. Will let you know a bit later.
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    Alex Scott Maiden Stakes Newmarket

    Just listened to the replay now and sounds like Well of Wisdom got up in the last stride. Hope you had a bet on him & thanks for sharing the story on Lammtara. Life is short Red Rum. A million people go to sleep at night and never wake up. Moral of the story is to be grateful and to make the most of it while you’re here. Here’s a pic of the sunset in Richmond last night. So grateful just to be alive.
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    Alex Scott Maiden Stakes Newmarket

    Cheers for the heads up Red Rum. I’ll check him out. Currently paying $3.50 Fixed over here. Happy Easter
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    True Story...almost.

    Don’t worry Maria, I’ve got them all covered. The truth has a funny way of cutting through all the bullshit which I love. Still waiting on Barry to tell us all what he actually does for Graham Hart & also Richmond Tige to tell us all how he knows “Dunc Hawkesby.” You gonna tell us all Bazza? Are you the pool boy?
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    True Story...almost.

    Nice one Ted! I’ve only ever ran 2 half marathons (I could never run beyond 10km in training because of my left knee). My best time was just over 1:28 in the Melbourne half marathon. Would love to try and crack 3 for the full in October but not sure if my knee will hold up unfortunately. Sub 2:30 is fair flying!!! My friend Anderson ran 2:37:18 for the Melbourne mara last year
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    True Story...almost.

    “Flockofewes”.....need I say more. Couldn’t you think of a fairy tale pseudonym better than that? (although it does suit you quite well being a follower and all).
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    True Story...almost.

    I’m proud of who I am and what I have achieved as are many others. You made a jibe at my character with your posting and I gave you a response. Maybe don’t judge people as you judged me. Wise words, take the advice.
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    True Story...almost.

    Cheers Ted. It’s been amazing running with Craig Mottram, a true legend of the sport over here. Not sure if you’ve ever run around the iconic TAN track in Melbourne but he holds the track record of 10:08 beating other Australian legends like Steve Monaghetti & Robert de Castella. My quickest is 14:04. The Australian comedian Dave Hughes has run a 13:59! I also run with a work colleague Megan who used to go out with John Landy’s Son.
  20. Race 2 #1 Chenier He’s bred in the purple by Medaglia D’oro out of the Oaks placed Zabeel mare Zydeco and is a rare combination that has the ability to match his breeding. In his maiden win 3 weeks ago he sat 5th in a slowly run race, circling them turning for home then bolted in by 5.5 lengths hard held. K Mac is flying down from Sydney especially to ride him and he only rises a kilo in the weights. You’ll need to put plenty on at $1.50 Fixed but it’s better than bank interest. I’ll head out there tomorrow and see if I can find a bookie willing to take him on but it’s highly unlikely. Enjoy!
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    True Story...almost.

    Agreed. Feels like a first degree murder trial.
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    True Story...almost.

    You’re a bit slow on the uptake. This has already been discussed in great detail on this thread. Rather than following the “flockofewes” I’d suggest you go back through the thread and have a look from the start yourself.
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    True Story...almost.

    I’ll keep an eye on Yulong Dragon. I love Atlantic Jewel (I had a big 7K all up win on her at Flemington many years ago). I’ll never forget when Dundeel beat her in her only loss. If she was sound she could’ve anything. My knee is holding up better than expected and I might even have a crack at the full Melbourne marathon in October. My old man has a share in a promising 2 year old filly Jennifer Eccles who was scratched at Matamata on Wednesday. She’s worth keeping an eye on.
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    True Story...almost.

    You must be very proud of your son Chris. He’s done well for himself both in Singapore and now Hong Kong. Very cool.
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    True Story...almost.

    So what is it that you actually do for Graham Hart Barry? I see you’ve conveniently avoided that question to further denigrate myself.