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Postby StLGooner » Wed May 30, 2012 1:22 pm

Any fans here?

I've recently become addicted. Not so much with the gambling in it, but with the experience and the buzz you get when your horse wins. I don't bet much so don't win much, but I usually come out ahead each night I go, which is just free fun for me. Anyway, there is a track about 40 mins from my house that I go to some weekends. Anybody else a fan, or go to any tracks by their house? Is it popular in England at all?

How do you usually bet?

I like to get a program, look at the odds, look at the jockey, and the trainers record, and then go look at the horses before each race and then make my pick and go bet a few minutes before each race.
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Re: Horse Racing

Postby Yorkyblue » Wed May 30, 2012 1:28 pm

Horse racing in England is huge these days.

I go to most meetings at Pontefract races about a 5minutes from my house.

It's a good day out. Usually come back about £100 up and then spend it all in the pub after! haha
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Re: Horse Racing

Postby Yorkyblue » Wed May 30, 2012 1:29 pm

Oh, my mate the Huddersfield Town fan who used to post on here part owns a race horse too!
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Re: Horse Racing

Postby StLGooner » Wed May 30, 2012 1:33 pm

That's cool. Is the horse any good?

How do you usually bet? Exacta, trifecta, win, place, show?
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Re: Horse Racing

Postby CynicalGooner » Wed May 30, 2012 1:35 pm

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Re: Horse Racing

Postby Yorkyblue » Wed May 30, 2012 1:45 pm

ChVint22 wrote:That's cool. Is the horse any good?

How do you usually bet? Exacta, trifecta, win, place, show?


When I'm at Pontefract races I'll generally have £10 on a horse to win and then stick £1 each way on an outsider for each race.

I pick my horses before I leave the house. I have a read up on them and look who the jockey is.

His horse is called Henry Bee.

http://www1.skysports.com/racing/form-p ... /henry-bee

It's placed a few times but keeps getting forced to add weight to the ride which is frustrating as it hasn't even won yet! I think my mate said it's long term plan is get running on turf more but I may be wrong. I'm expecting to see it on the turf at Pontefract by the end of the flat season though.

It's trainer is Fahey so it's in the right hands and had champion jockey Paul Hanagan ride a few times as well.
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Re: Horse Racing

Postby StLGooner » Wed May 30, 2012 1:46 pm

That's cool, I'll keep an eye out for it.
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Re: Horse Racing

Postby Yorkyblue » Wed May 30, 2012 2:22 pm

Next time you're over here we will go to Pontefract races.

Natalie usually takes the car which we fill with alcohol!
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Re: Horse Racing

Postby TRA Dial Square » Wed May 30, 2012 2:30 pm

GOING ASCOT SOON!!!
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Re: Horse Racing

Postby StLGooner » Wed May 30, 2012 2:33 pm

Yorkyblue wrote:Next time you're over here we will go to Pontefract races.

Natalie usually takes the car which we fill with alcohol!



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Re: Horse Racing

Postby Yorkyblue » Sat Jun 02, 2012 6:54 pm

Got to be the funniest commentary ever. :D Start at 1min 30.

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Re: Horse Racing

Postby StLGooner » Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:58 pm

I'll have another scratched from the Bellmont Stakes Race, was going for the triple crown. Sad for the owner and trainer and jockey could have been special. Not going to be as exciting of a race now, but I'll still put a few bucks on it and watch it.
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Re: Horse Racing

Postby StLGooner » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:07 pm

I hear some folks calling that Frankel horse one of the greatest ever. Just raced and won his 11th at Royal Ascot over there. Have you heard of him at all Yorky?
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Re: Horse Racing

Postby TRA Dial Square » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:11 pm

Frankel is a legend... Still doesn't hold a candle to Red Rum though (RIP)
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Re: Horse Racing

Postby StLGooner » Wed Jun 20, 2012 8:17 pm

Do you now how old he is?
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