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A Mug’s Game?

I’m not a gambling man – A comment I relay not out of self-righteousness, moreover to explain it’s a pastime that doesn’t provide me with the buzz it does many others. This being the case even if my punt bares fruit. With the exception of a few quid bet with course-side bookie at a race meeting, along with a gamble on the annual Grand National, borne more from family tradition […]

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“I’ll Have 50p Each Way On…..”

It’s Grand National day this coming Saturday. A day of equine drama, jubilation, despair and, for many in the UK, their only sporting bet of the year. The throng of once a year punters, a well subscribed club of who myself belong – Apart from the few days a year when I go racing at the York Knavesmire course. The group with who I’m a paid up member (well I […]

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Unorthodox Betting Strategies

The Knavesmire racecourse in York was the destination of yesterday’s sojourn for my wife and yours truly; the event in question, Ladies Day of the annual Ebor meeting. It’s a day that creates unfettered colour from jockey silks, along with the splendid outfits of peacock suited ladies and gents. This aesthetically pleasing kaleidoscopic vision enhanced further by the majesty of witnessing flat horses in full flight, the joy of procuring a winning bet and indulging in […]

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