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Ooh, sorry, I've been to Newbury too.


Alexandra Palace was in North London.  Actually in London, rather than on the outskirts.

There's a big transmitter there and the aforementioned Palace itself, where exhibitions are held, and sometimes things like darts tournaments. 

What I was most surprised about is that the supposed run off area goes downhill, so if you can't stop you end up at the bottom of Muswell Hill.  LOL

If you didn't know a racecourse used to be there, you wouldn't really know that there had been. 

Closed in 1970

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexandra_Park_Racecourse


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And Windsor.
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Actually I will replace Trangie with Trundle as I had them mixed up. Was staying with a mate at Cowra many years ago and he was working on the bag with a bookie and we headed off to Trundle for the day. So I think that still makes 37 tracks. Should pass a New Year's eve resolution to visit at least one new track a year.
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I am planning/hoping to get to the Launceston Cup in Feb, so that will be a new one for me.Big smile
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Originally posted by Geraldo Geraldo wrote:

And Windsor.


Love Windsor - excellent example of a classic figure of 8 track. Used to go there on Monday nights for a good night out and mostly to back Richard Hannon 2 year olds.

Saw Give The Slip win his first race there and thought I would stick fat when he came 2nd to Ethereal in the Melbourne Cup a number of years later
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Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

I am planning/hoping to get to the Launceston Cup in Feb, so that will be a new one for me.Big smile


Been to a few Launceston Cups  and always a good day. Wasn't that many years ago and I think the Launceston and Hobart Cups were worth about $400k. Darren Weir had a great time slipping over to Tassie and taking home the money. Prizemoney has dropped a bit since then but still a good days racing.
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Originally posted by lotto7 lotto7 wrote:

Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

I am planning/hoping to get to the Launceston Cup in Feb, so that will be a new one for me.Big smile


Been to a few Launceston Cups  and always a good day. Wasn't that many years ago and I think the Launceston and Hobart Cups were worth about $400k. Darren Weir had a great time slipping over to Tassie and taking home the money. Prizemoney has dropped a bit since then but still a good days racing.
Launceston Cup Day may be ok....however the average Sunday mtg is pretty bloody ordinary. Lucky to get 100 people there. One bookie...giving gross unders....2 TAB girls who take turns not being behind the counter....basically no catering....pies, stale sandwiches if I remember rightly. I do vividly recall walking out of the joint vowing never to return !
There's got to be a morning after !
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Originally posted by oneonesit oneonesit wrote:

Originally posted by lotto7 lotto7 wrote:

Originally posted by acacia alba acacia alba wrote:

I am planning/hoping to get to the Launceston Cup in Feb, so that will be a new one for me.Big smile


Been to a few Launceston Cups  and always a good day. Wasn't that many years ago and I think the Launceston and Hobart Cups were worth about $400k. Darren Weir had a great time slipping over to Tassie and taking home the money. Prizemoney has dropped a bit since then but still a good days racing.
Launceston Cup Day may be ok....however the average Sunday mtg is pretty bloody ordinary. Lucky to get 100 people there. One bookie...giving gross unders....2 TAB girls who take turns not being behind the counter....basically no catering....pies, stale sandwiches if I remember rightly. I do vividly recall walking out of the joint vowing never to return !

when was that ,  1x1 ?  I know last Launceston Cup day there were approx 16 thousand there .   Which is better than a lot of Sydney meetings these days LOL
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About 18mths back Acacia....though as I said it was just a normal Sunday mtg....not the Cup meeting
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ACTUALLY BEEN TO

Ascot...Belmont...Helena Vale(gone)....York....Beverley...Northam....Toodyay....Esperance...Carnarvon....Bunbury...Pinjarra....

Moonee Valley

Randwick....Rosehill...Canterbury....Hawkesbury....Wyong....Gosford....Newcastle...Nowra...Kembla 
 Grange

Singapore (Bukit Timah)

Adelaide...the track with the straight six (gone)...it's hard to remember anything you do in SA

Sandown UK (saw Brigadier Gerard win by half the straight,ridden by Joe Mercer) WINDSOR (UK)


***The most magnificent track,by view,was looking down at the Rio de Janeiro track from CHRIST THE REDEEMER. Pure beauty. Desperately wanted to go to the races but my Chinese relatives begged me not to go...not a safe place when SOLO.




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Originally posted by Sworn Revenge Sworn Revenge wrote:

Originally posted by Geraldo Geraldo wrote:

And Windsor.


Love Windsor - excellent example of a classic figure of 8 track. Used to go there on Monday nights for a good night out and mostly to back Richard Hannon 2 year olds.

Saw Give The Slip win his first race there and thought I would stick fat when he came 2nd to Ethereal in the Melbourne Cup a number of years later


Windsor... a bum on a bus,overcoat,unshaved and carrying a blow-torch told me to back SKYROY BEN,trained by Scobie Breasley. My parents made fun of me and my new friend.

SB won..think around 20/1...no money on.

Windsor 1972.....first race I saw there,the horses approached the home-turn(I thought) and I was bamboozled...they ran away from that turn...the famous FIGURE 8 you alluded to.
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Victoria: Casterton.Coleraine. Hamilton. Warrnambool. Camperdown. Terang. Geelong. Werribee. Ararat,Stawell.Kyneton.Bendigo.Ballarat.Seymour, Wangaratta. Kilmore.Moe. Mornington. Warracknabeal.Swan Hill.Traralgon.Sale. Bairnsdale. Stony Creek.Flemington.MooneeValley. Caulfield. Sandown.Wodonga Echuca.Colac
NSW. Randwick. Rosehill.Warwick Farm.Canterbury. Kembla Grange. Murwillumbah. Grafton, Coffs Harbour. Albury, WaggaWagga.Corowa
SA. Cheltenham.Morphettville. Gawler.Mt Gambier.Narracorte.
WA. Ascot,Broome
Qld. Eagle Farm, Cairns.Albion Park.Doomben
International. Ascot.Longacres. Shatin. Hollywood Park.Longchamps.Aquaduct.
Happy Valley.Singapore
All those tracks in over 50 years of punting.

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I forgot Gosford, Esk & Gold Coast
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Just reading this thread from the start. Some great Raceday memories come flooding back. One track that has not been mentioned is Broken Hill. Went to a Silver City cup meeting about ten years ago. 40 degrees in the shade with the people I was with leaving early.
One of my best punting days ever. Left drunk, sunstroke, and sunburnt, but with a lasting memory of a true outback meeting.
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Originally posted by Rhino Rhino wrote:

Just reading this thread from the start. Some great Raceday memories come flooding back. One track that has not been mentioned is Broken Hill. Went to a Silver City cup meeting about ten years ago. 40 degrees in the shade with the people I was with leaving early.
One of my best punting days ever. Left drunk, sunstroke, and sunburnt, but with a lasting memory of a true outback meeting.

Rhino, did anyone put that 40 degrees heat down to global warming or was it just normal back then ? 
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Nah, don't think it was climate change either.
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Originally posted by Baghdad Bob Baghdad Bob wrote:

I forgot Gosford, Esk & Gold Coast

How could I forget Yarra Glen and Tatura, where I had a run in with the police , who believed I was SPing, although I was only relaying odds on my phone through to a mate in Sydney ,who was betting into “blind” tote polls on the NSW TAB.Gee we got some overs in those days
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