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Classic Racing Stories – #1: Bookie’s desperate last stand

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Losing on a weekly basis or having a bad trot is not the exclusive domain of punters – in fact, their old foe the bookmaker has had his share of down times.

Over the past fifty years, bookmakers, like so many punters, have found the going too tough and that the economics of their profession denied them a living. We had one extraordinary situation in the mid-1970s after the last race at Seymour when an enterprising young bookmaker climbed the stairs to the broadcast box. While a commentator was going through the results of the day, the young man interrupted and said:

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‘I’m a little bit short on my payout, you wouldn’t have some folding to get me through?’ It made unusual radio – the bookmaker hadn’t believed that the commentator was on air at the time.

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But one bookmaker in the late 1970s devised a plan that basically evolved around a boom-or-bust theory.

He had endured a tough run during the autumn of that year and it seemed the spate of favourites was never going to end. As the markets went up for the final race at Caulfield – a three-year-old fillies event – the favourite was put at 4–6. The bookmaker immediately went to 4–5 and then he went to even money, and the crowd around him was four and five deep, wanting to back the favourite.

The word spread around the course that the bookmaker was offering good odds on the favourite, and the crowd around the stand grew. With just five minutes of betting to go, the bookie turned the horse into 1–3 and then gathered his staff around him for a conference.

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‘Look, just pack up the sheets and the bags and we’ll get moving before the race,’ he told them. ‘It’s pretty simple – we’ve laid the favourite for a fortune. If it wins we’re stuffed, and if it gets beaten we’ve got the lot.’

So, the team made their way over to Caulfield station and, from platform four, nervously watched the outcome of the final event.

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The bookie again told his staff that he’d deliberately taken on the favourite, believing she was vulnerable.

‘I’ve targeted this filly – I think she’s a bit of a squib but, just in case she does win, there’s an express train due to arrive from the city about five minutes after the race and we’d better be on it,’ he said.

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As the field swung for home, the chestnut filly that the bookie had labelled as ‘heartless’ defied that reputation. At the 200-metre mark, she went from two to six lengths in front – much to the cheering of the punters in the ring.

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A bookmaker who had been fielding next to him recalled the scenes that took place after the race.

‘It was the strangest thing I’ve seen on a racecourse – the queue on the bookie’s stand seemed to stretch for miles. At first, the mood was one of jubilation that they’d snared even money on a horse that should have been 5–1 on. But the giggling and laughing soon gave way to shouting and yelling when they realised that the bookmaker and his staff had disappeared. The bookmaker’s supervisor came up and they harassed him and it turned pretty nasty,’ he said.

Eventually, the bookmakers’ association repaid all of the bets; the bookmaker in question had left on an express train out of town, never to be seen again.

And just for the record, the three-year-old filly was the brilliant Mistress Anne, who went on to win the Oakleigh Plate two weeks later.

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CAULFIELD

RACE 7

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I AM IMMORTAL

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T: ANTHONY FREEDMAN

 

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Date: February 23, 2019
Time: 4:10 pm
Racecourse: Caulfield Racecourse
Race Distance: 1200m
Conditions: 2yo Set Weights
Prize Money: $1,500,000

 

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No Horse Trainer Jockey Barrier Weight
1
I AM IMMORTAL
Anthony Freedman
Ben Melham
9
56.5kg
2
HAWKER HURRICANE
Michael Moroney
Mark Zahra
2
56.5kg
3
FREE OF DEBT
Chris Bieg
Michael Walker
6
56.5kg
4
SHOTMAKER
Mick Price
Hugh Bowman
14
56.5kg
5
GAME KEEPER
Tony McEvoy
Barend Vorster
1
56.5kg
6
CATCH ME
Peter & Paul Snowden
Dwayne Dunn
8
54.5kg
7
LYRE
Anthony Freedman
Luke Currie
5
54.5kg
8
VINICUNCA
Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott
Stephen Baster
4
54.5kg
9
BELLA ROSA
Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
Ms Linda Meech
10
54.5kg
10
LOVING GABY
Ciaron Maher & David Eustace
Damian Lane
12
54.5kg
11
ATHIRI
James Cummings
Craig Williams
13
54.5kg
12
LANKAN STAR
David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
Damien Oliver
7
54.5kg
13
BROOKLYN HUSTLE
Jason Warren
Beau Mertens
11
54.5kg
14
ANDRASSY AVENUE
David & B Hayes & T Dabernig
Luke Nolen
3
54.5kg

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LAY OF THE DAY: SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER 2018 – CAULFIELD CUP DAY

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SATURDAY 20 OCTOBER 2018

CAULFIELD CUP DAY

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CAULFIELD

RACE 4

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FROM WITHIN

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JOCKEY: KERRIN MCEVOY

TRAINER: TOBY EDMONDS

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THE KING TIP: 2018 CAULFIELD CUP – 5 STAR SPECIAL – 20/10/18

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RACE 8

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CAULFIELD

RACE 2 – GOTHIC STAKES

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RANIER

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CAULFIELD TIPS: CAULFIELD CUP DAY – SATURDAY 20TH OCTOBER 2018

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RACE 1 – 

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DELUSIONS

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RACE 2 –

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RANIER

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RACE 3 –

MCCAFE CAULFIELD SPRINT 1000m

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EDUARDO

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RACE 4 –

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SOOTHING

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RACE 5 –

NEW ZEALAND BLOODSTOCK ETHEREAL STAKES 2000m

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VERRY ELLEEGANT

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RACE 6 –

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RACE 7 –

LADBROKES COONGY CUP 2000m

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RACE 8 –

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YOUNGSTAR

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RACE 9 –

SCHWEPPES TRISTARC STAKES 1400m

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RACE 10 –

LADBROKES MOONGA STAKES 1400m

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PEACEFUL STATE

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AUSTRALIAN HORSE RACING TIPS – SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13 2018

AUSTRALIAN HORSE RACING TIPS

SATURDAY

OCTOBER 13 2018

EVEREST / CAULFIELD GUINEAS DAY

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Horse Racing Australia

Albury

Race 1 – 10 Miss Arrieta
Race 2 – 16 Lishades
Race 3 – Outboard Motors
Race 4 – Manhattan Zip
Race 5 – Exaggerate
Race 6 – Adina Rose
Race 7 – What a Hoot

Bunbury

Race 1 – Encendio
Race 2 – Arctic Stream
Race 3 – Honorfic
Race 4 – Royal Command
Race 5 – Black Sabbath
Race 6 – 10 Stageman
Race 7 – Action
Race 8 – 11 Distant Trilogy
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Caulfield

Race 1 – Ancestry
Race 2 – Sircconi
Race 3 – Sunlight***
Race 4 – Winter Bride
Race 5 – Spirit Of Valor
Race 6 – El Dorado Dreaming
Race 7 – Shillelagh
Race 8 – Benbatl
Race 9 – The Autumn Sun*****
Race 10 – Rising Red
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Doomben

Race 1 – 10 Niedorp
Race 2 – Zofonic Dancer
Race 3 – Jaminzah
Race 4 – Tawfiq Boy
Race 5 – Tversky****
Race 6 – 15 Too Hot to Hold
Race 7 – 10 Benfica Princess
Race 8 – 11 Acqume
Race 9 – 11 Stella Victoria***

Forbes

Race 1 – Son of a Fox
Race 2 – Caszar
Race 3 – 11 Anchor Woman
Race 4 – We Love Rugby
Race 5 – Northern Myth
Race 6 – Good Verdict

Gold Coast

Race 1 – Beat the Beast
Race 2 – Ecker Road
Race 3 – Ocean Addict
Race 4 – Little Nikkas
Race 5 – The Palms
Race 6 – Ditmas
Race 7 – Catalina Miss
Race 8 – Straight Home

Hamilton

Race 1 – 11 She’s Our Reward
Race 2 – 15 Kednelly
Race 3 – 10 Predicated
Race 4 – Hermanito
Race 5 – Tezlah
Race 6 – Last Week
Race 7 – Arohata
Race 8 – Nariko

Kembla Grange

Race 1 – Fortification
Race 2 – Nivelle
Race 3 – Griddlebone
Race 4 – Beauty Kanas
Race 5 – Galina*
Race 6 – Ariege
Race 7 – Delfuego
Race 8 – 14 Recording to Win

Ladbrokes Pioneer Park (ALICE SPRINGS)

Race 1 – Ol’ Blue Eyes
Race 2 – My Giddy Aunt
Race 3 – Savatoxl
Race 4 – Snowtrooper
Race 5 – Poppy Darling
Race 6 – Tea Tree Gully

Manangatang

Race 1 – Regal Reece
Race 2 – Daybreaker
Race 3 – Owl On the Prowl
Race 4 – Scottish Thread
Race 5 – Umaluka
Race 6 – Corporate Takeover
Race 7 – Aussie Bob

Moora

Race 1 – Got You Covered
Race 2 – Themoose
Race 3 – Dongjie Wu
Race 4 – Colhoun
Race 5 – Ferg’s Gallop
Race 6 – Andreini

Morphettville

Race 1 – Logan River
Race 2 – Sweet Mischief
Race 3 – Ruomaza
Race 4 – Seberate
Race 5 – Experimentation
Race 6 – Oberland
Race 7 – 12 Petrelle***
Race 8 – Prepare to Win
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Royal Randwick

Race 1 – Anaheed
Race 2 – Velaro
Race 3 – Cristobal*
Race 4 – Kaonic
Race 5 – Victorem
Race 6 – Jungle Edge
Race 7 – 10 Shoals
Race 8 – Comin’ Through
Race 9 – Patrick Erin
Race 10 – Esperance
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