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Thanks for posting that interview Hedley .....great insight into the great 'journeyman' D G Bradley .....always happy and smiling ....gee ain't that somthing these days!

Also the interviewer is a class act as well...A P Neill .....always asks the right questions that allows the interview to flow .....there is an art in that so well done AP.

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2 hours ago, Friend Family said:

Total ....can you expand on that.....when did DG ever step out of line? ......did he join Ronnie Biggs in the Great train robbery?....or were you joking?

He suggested that he should be paid in some way down south for the triple crown for 3yo racing, tongue in cheek, but others saw it differently. Cannot remember the details.

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One thing I really liked from Bradley, his hands were always down on the horses neck when around at the start and so forth, never pulling and running the bit through it's mouth. good hands and a bloody good jock. Had his share of very poor luck to deal with in life as well. Hat's off to you.

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On 6/1/2024 at 10:28 AM, scooby3051 said:

The guy was a good jockey why not just wish him well in his retirement...a bloody good career.

Corrupt,

It was not tongue in cheek and he implied that he could get two other jockeys to help.

He should have been banned for life. 

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Recall being in the post race throng in the birdcage at the CJC after Sapio won the 1998 NZ Cup.

Here was the winning jockey with a big grin plus a bit of a bruised face.

A couple of big pot holes at The Swamp’s car park the night before could have been the cause….others may have their version.

Whatever, It was a super impressive win!

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The Islington Tavern was run by the legendry Dave Morris and after he passed, his son-in-law Sooty.

At least 50 photos around the pub's walls of horses they'd raced and won with - and still involved successfully in racing today.

Huge huge watering hole and many a story going years back. Terry Brown way back in his younger days got into a massive fight and was winning until his opponent's brother stepped in and dealt to him. The police involved subsequently and played intermediary -placating deals were done! 

Terry built his empire well after the Swamp stoush.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/10665175/Former-sex-kingpin-looks-to-get-back-in-business

The Swamp - a popular out of the way boozer that is no more......

 

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6 hours ago, Eclipsed said:

The Islington Tavern was run by the legendry Dave Morris and after he passed, his son-in-law Sooty.

At least 50 photos around the pub's walls of horses they'd raced and won with - and still involved successfully in racing today.

Huge huge watering hole and many a story going years back. Terry Brown way back in his younger days got into a massive fight and was winning until his opponent's brother stepped in and dealt to him. The police involved subsequently and played intermediary -placating deals were done! 

Terry built his empire well after the Swamp stoush.

https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/10665175/Former-sex-kingpin-looks-to-get-back-in-business

The Swamp - a popular out of the way boozer that is no more......

 

Didn't  realize it was no more, was many a time ago I worked not to far away, was a great ole pub with a good atmosphere and the place to go, but alas many watering holes that were popular back in the day, have fallen into the same predicament, what's on the site these days, thanks for the update. 

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On 6/3/2024 at 10:33 PM, Eclipsed said:

A couple of big pot holes at The Swamp’s car park the night before could have been the cause….others may have their version.

The day 2 midgets deciding to fight it out. DGB and a Greyhound trainer

NZ Trotting Cup Calcutta at the Swamp that afternoon from memory.

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