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Escameno aka Cameron

NO MORE BEST BETS ????

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I would miss it - all the meetings in easily carried format. Covered in handwritten notes and mops up beer. Rolls in back pocket. Perfect for track or pub.

And yeah I do the online form as well which works great when at home etc.... just still like the Digest (dying breed I know)

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this is a shame..   I remember when I was very very young and my mother would send me up the road to the shop to buy a best bets.. $0.10

I think it cost in those days.. great reading for a young guy.. taught /helped me with my reading   and spelling.. yeah I know.. it shows :)

but that's all I got interested in . racing up the shop getting a best bet and having a look before handing it over to my mum... will be sadly missed.

 

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I was disappointed when the price of the Best Bets went from one shilling to 1s 6d.

But the times, they are a changing. (Bob Dylan)

It will go the same way as the Turf Digest and Sportsweek.

I have always wondered how they were able to get the Best Bets to our corner shop by 7 a.m. on a Tuesday morning, when acceptances used to close at 4 p.m. on a Monday.  That was years before computer typesetting, fax machines and word processors.  A significant number of punters would start on page1 on a Tuesday morning, and by 10 a.m. Saturday they would know the breeding and trainer of every horse racing in the country that day.

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Its part of the Govt strategy to stop people punting,in turn not going to race meetings,in turn close the courses and then they have there land for housing for the incoming immigrants.Then promotion for Bills Racing Minister,sorry I can't remember his name.

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15 hours ago, kawiboy said:

Its part of the Govt strategy to stop people punting,in turn not going to race meetings,in turn close the courses and then they have there land for housing for the incoming immigrants.Then promotion for Bills Racing Minister,sorry I can't remember his name.

You wouldn't be alone there KB....David Bennett is the new Invisible Man.

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I always thought that the Best Bets and the Turf Digest was the same thing except that they had different covers.  Best Bets for the majority in the North and the Turf Digest for the majority in the South. The exceptions were the people on transfer who couldn't leave their old habits behind. 

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Yeah I remember the rivalry/competition between Best bets / Turf Digest / Friday Flash as a School Boy...

my mate used to do his milk run and get a copy of Best Bets for his old man, studied it like the Bible... until his old man took ownership.

I was a F/ Flash Reader...more articles etc. (Barrier Stats. winning info over certain distances)...ect

HEY...HOW DO YOU USE THE FILTER  AP / SCREEN  AT THE BOTTOM OF TAB PAGE (ea. race) 

CLICK the buttons you wish to filter...e.g (won or placed this track/dist and Dead track)

press enter and WAMMOO....NOTHING...YAY....any advice please? I aint that computer savvy. 

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12 hours ago, Insider said:

I always thought that the Best Bets and the Turf Digest was the same thing except that they had different covers.  Best Bets for the majority in the North and the Turf Digest for the majority in the South. The exceptions were the people on transfer who couldn't leave their old habits behind. 

The BB and TD used to be quite different, but I think they merged years ago. There was a sister publication to the TD that was identical in virtually every respect except for different tips, can't remember what it was called; Racetrack, or something like that, perhaps.

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