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Just for your interest Ian and probably before your time,there was an old friend of my Dads think his name was Joe Page an ex Railway man,lived on Teviot.

Anyway he was a great big bloke and was a 'Bookies Runner' for Nellie Bisby's shop on Arnold road,who was the unofficial bookie,and big Joe was a well known figure cycling all over Bestwood estate collecting Bets,..........most of which i would imagine were a Tanner EW.

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My bookie in the 80's was Tote or Stanley on Arnold rd.bottom of Gainsford.

If I got a winner it went in The Heathfield. Will ask about Joe Benjamin, he probably was a well known character... I do remember Ted Parsons and the Parson family.

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Bet you knew my Dad ian,........in the 80s his regular routine was Coop Arnold road then the Bookies next door.......along with Lennie Fisher and Kenny Gray Snr, and Pete Warsop...........

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Yep,I think kens son drank in the barrel,will have to have an a.m fry with you- swap notes...no cameras..obviously!!

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That would be good...........come and have a Fry on me..............

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Flights booked since xmas...if i get the green light to fly...i'm spending 3 days at Prestbury Park...tie in Bulwell and a winners lunch at the Lime Kiln.

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I placed a bet on a horse once, a very long time ago. It lost. That was the end of my interest in gambling.

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Gambling is a mug’s game. I knew someone who only backed favourites and still made a loss over the year. I live about 3 miles from Southwell racecourse and have been once in 56 years. 

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Myself and a certain lady member on here should be quids in!

Summerville Boy.

Kalashnikov.

Koo star sivola.

Buveur D'air.

Apples jade.

La Bague au roi.

Rathvinden.

Barney Dwan.

Mr.whittaker.

Any second now.

3 up so far...and Lizzie won Lizzie !!

 

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The Mother in Laws off to Cheltenham tomorrow if you want to mark her card? 

 

This is is me see below

 

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I did know someone back in the late 60’s who did quite well on the horses. As I recollect his name was George Akins. I may be wrong.;)

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Thanks Ian, just a bit of fun, we did well and I can afford to go out tonight and escape my Nurse Gladys duties!  smile2

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The ground is very soft after the Beast.

Outsiders as the turf gets chopped up.

Never bet or spend money due for the house..was due to go to Prestbury Park, but the Quack put the mockers on that.

Been before and nipped to the cemetery up the hill to pay my respects to Brian Jones's grave.

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Indeed Trogg..i have visited it often..I know Brian was a pain when on drugs...but he was murdered and Herts police brushed it under the carpet...even though when close to death ...Frank Thorogood admitted drowning him.

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I always remember the headstone next door to Brian. Trigg was the name.

Brought me good luck..£200 on a 33/1

'Chance Coffey'...bought my lady an Audi 80.830157730.jpg

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Bets placed and kettle primed.

Tip?..do not buy the seeded hot cross buns from Tesco...yuk!

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English racing all off with the horse flu..hope everything is sorted before Cheltenham. Had to cancel my visit to Prestbury Park last year.

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