Mrs Robinson

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Funny lyrics

I love a good politically or culturally or racially motivated song. Mrs Robinson by Simon and Garfunkel is one of the best. However, here lies the issue. How many times in your life have you sat around and listened to a song and heard the lyrics and deciphered the words to find a hidden story?  Personally I have always liked lyrics with a secret meaning. Yet, since first hearing the song Mrs Robinson, well maybe since listening to it as a teenager, one lyric has really bugged me. In a verse Paul Simon sings ‘where have you gone Joe DiMaggio, our nation turns its lonely eyes to you.’ Joe DiMaggio was an all time great in the sport of baseball in the United States. However when he played, he was known as a bit of a hard doer. He was a champion, perhaps one of the best ever, but he had no flair, no personality and did very little for anyone else other than himself. Paul Simon is asking where people like Joe DiMaggio have gone in the Tipsy-Topsy world they now live in (the sixties). But DiMaggio played mostly in the 30s and 40s. Yes it was a time of war, but America certainly was not lost or certainly did not have ‘lonely eyes.’ I always wondered why Paul Simon did not use Micky Mantel in the song instead of DiMaggio. Mantel was the biggest baseball star of all time and he played during the 50s and 60s when America was going through huge racial, cultural and political upheaval. Mantel was a hero to all young people at the time, and it was  a time when America had ‘lonely eyes.’ Yet Paul Simon did not mentioned Mantel but instead DiMaggio. Mantel would have made much more sense and would have added strength to the song considering the song is about political, cultural and racial upheaval. Remember this is a time (the sixties) which remains the most famous decade in-regards to cultural change in the history of the United States.

But as it turns out, Paul Simon was just using words that fit his melody. Words that had nothing to do with anything really and Joe – Di – Magg – i – o had enough syllables to fit the melody! It is all about the melody, so for the millions of kids like me who over the decades have sat around and tried to work out what the lyrics meant, they meant whatever you made of them. They were in a particular order as to suit the melody and nothing else. So there. How about that for a kick in the teeth! And it has happened hundreds of other times over the years also…

For years  I wondered what John Lennon meant when he was singing ‘Dig a Pony.’ I mean, what the hell does dig a pony mean? Maybe he enjoys or ‘digs’ the horses? Maybe he hit a pony with his car and had to bury it? Nope…

So in an era now where people sing about shooting guns, slapping women, selling drugs and about being rich, it is still better to go back and listen to the old stuff. Some songs are actually about things, serious things and others are simple drug influenced masterpieces that keep you guessing. After-all; I am the number walrus, and its nothing to get hung about, so why don’t we do it in the road, because she’s so good looking she looks like a man!

Punt

On Friday nights, one free tip from Sydney and one from Melbourne (this week there will be two!) for the following Saturday will be posted on A Turf Fascination. However if you want tips for an entire meeting, it will now cost $10. A Turf Fascination will do the form for these two major meetings, but instead of giving up for free, I will hold it, and email it personally to those who decide to pay. It is $10 per meeting, and for your $10, you get 1st, 2nd, and 3rd selections, comments and confidence levels comments.

Please email aturffascinationpuntersclub@outlook.com with a screen shot of your deposited $10 by 10am Saturday mornings, and ask what meeting you would like a printable pdf for.

So it is $10 per meeting, and the money needs to be deposited into…

Zeb Armstrong

ANZ

013162

520528394

When you deposit your $10, or $20 for two meetings, please put your name on the bank receipt, and deposit as early as possible on Friday’s. Once I have received your requesting email, with proof of payment, I will fire you through a pdf dedicated to whatever meeting you have decided you want the form on. PDF’s will be sent by 10am Saturday mornings’s after scratchings.

Does this make sense?

Please email all questions to aturffascinationpuntersclub@outlook.com

And the good news is… now that you are paying for the good form, if it is shithouse, you can complain!

But rest assured, the form will be done, and done efficiently and properly, and I feel you all will benefit greatly from this new system.

Rosehill

6.7. Tavago

8.2. Dixie Blossoms

Mornington

7.3. The Gold Trail

Good luck and stay tuned.

 

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Pay the $10

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Without revenue, A Turf Fascination will die, and as such, the tips for Sydney and Melbourne now can be purchased as of Friday nights. Last week, four winners were found at an average price of $7.50, and we had the usual 10 or so placings!

So coming into the major Sydney meetings, not too mention the constant stream of good Melbourne meetings, it can’t hurt to have a good set of tips, together with betting advice, tucked under the arm.

And yes, the fact that I declared She Will Reign, and she got to $8.50, then did this is quiet the bonus…

But it certainly is not all fun and games, as an hour before, I thought Winx might be vulnerable on the bottomless track and she did this as to prove me wrong…

On Friday nights, one free tip from Sydney and one from Melbourne (this week there will be two!) for the following Saturday will be posted on A Turf Fascination. However if you want tips for an entire meeting, it will now cost $10. A Turf Fascination will do the form for these two major meetings, but instead of giving up for free, I will hold it, and email it personally to those who decide to pay. It is $10 per meeting, and for your $10, you get 1st, 2nd, and 3rd selections, comments and confidence levels comments.

Please email aturffascinationpuntersclub@outlook.com with a screen shot of your deposited $10 by 10am Saturday mornings, and ask what meeting you would like a printable pdf for.

So it is $10 per meeting, and the money needs to be deposited into…

Zeb Armstrong

ANZ

013162

520528394

When you deposit your $10, or $20 for two meetings, please put your name on the bank receipt, and deposit as early as possible on Friday’s. Once I have received your requesting email, with proof of payment, I will fire you through a pdf dedicated to whatever meeting you have decided you want the form on. PDF’s will be sent by 10am Saturday mornings’s after scratchings.

Does this make sense?

Please email all questions to aturffascinationpuntersclub@outlook.com

And the good news is… now that you are paying for the good form, if it is shithouse, you can complain!

But rest assured, the form will be done, and done efficiently and properly, and I feel you all will benefit greatly from this new system.

Good luck and stay tuned.

 

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It is too expensive?

A Turf Fascination

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Today we will have a look at the yearlings sales and why ownership of a champion is now just for an exclusive few.

Most Australians like horses and horse racing. Anyone with $1 or more in their pocket can be involved in the industry. But some of us want to be more involved; to do this we have to be a connection, that is a trainer, a jockey or an owner. Now to become a trainer, anyone can do the course and buy stables and dedicate themselves to a life of 2am starts, but who really wants to do that? Not many people can become jockeys, in fact the way the weights are going in the opposite direction to the size of the population, most jockeys in the future will be girls. Our only other option to be truly involved in the industry that we love is to be an…

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Golden Slipper Day 2017

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A Turf Fascination has been giving free tips for five years now. Some tips have been good, some have been bad, and a lot of have been… let’s say fair!

But this is how it is going to work from now on.

On Friday nights, one free tip from Sydney and one from Melbourne (this week there will be two!) for the following Saturday will be posted on A Turf Fascination. However if you want tips for an entire meeting, it will now cost $10. A Turf Fascination will do the form for these two major meetings, but instead of giving up for free, I will hold it, and email it personally to those who decide to pay. It is $10 per meeting, and for your $10, you get 1st, 2nd, and 3rd selections, comments and confidence levels comments.

Please email aturffascinationpuntersclub@outlook.com with a screen shot of your deposited $10 by 10am Saturday mornings, and ask what meeting you would like a printable pdf for.

So it is $10 per meeting, and the money needs to be deposited into…

Zeb Armstrong

ANZ

013162

520528394

When you deposit your $10, or $20 for two meetings, please put your name on the bank receipt, and deposit as early as possible on Friday’s. Once I have received your requesting email, with proof of payment, I will fire you through a pdf dedicated to whatever meeting you have decided you want the form on. PDF’s will be sent by 10am Saturday mornings’s after scratchings.

Does this make sense?

Please email all questions to aturffascinationpuntersclub@outlook.com

And the good news is… now that you are paying for the good form, if it is shithouse, you can complain!

But rest assured, the form will be done, and done efficiently and properly, and I feel you all will benefit greatly from this new system.

Rosehill

4.1. Hartnell. Certainty

6.3. Seaburg. $16 and a super chance.

Flemington

2.3. Theanswermyfirend. Super horse and will take a power of beating

5.6. Tosen Stardom. Certainty.

Good luck and stay tuned.

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Australian Cup Day

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A Turf Fascination has been giving free tips for five years now. Some tips have been good, some have been bad, and a lot of have been… let’s say fair!

But this is how it is going to work from now on.

On Friday nights, one free tip from Sydney and one from Melbourne (this week there will be two!) for the following Saturday will be posted on A Turf Fascination. However if you want tips for an entire meeting, it will now cost $10. A Turf Fascination will do the form for these two major meetings, but instead of giving up for free, I will hold it, and email it personally to those who decide to pay. It is $10 per meeting, and for your $10, you get 1st, 2nd, and 3rd selections, comments and confidence levels comments.

Please email aturffascinationpuntersclub@outlook.com with a screen shot of your deposited $10 by 10am Saturday mornings, and ask what meeting you would like a printable pdf for.

So it is $10 per meeting, and the money needs to be deposited into…

Zeb Armstrong

ANZ

013162

520528394

When you deposit your $10, or $20 for two meetings, please put your name on the bank receipt, and deposit as early as possible on Friday’s. Once I have received your requesting email, with proof of payment, I will fire you through a pdf dedicated to whatever meeting you have decided you want the form on. PDF’s will be sent by 10am Saturday mornings’s after scratchings.

Does this make sense?

Please email all questions to aturffascinationpuntersclub@outlook.com

And the good news is… now that you are paying for the good form, if it is shithouse, you can complain!

But rest assured, the form will be done, and done efficiently and properly, and I feel you all will benefit greatly from this new system.

Rosehill

7.14. Omei Sword. This horse is a superstar. All she has to do is beat Dixie Blossoms. Back Omei Sword with a big bet, and a saver on Dixie Blossoms.

Flemington

5.2. I Am A Star. This filly is simply better than her rivals. Even money – fine by me!

7.9. Star Turn. Not super confident here, but Extreme Choice does not handle the straight, Terravista has a lot of weight, and Speith always seems to find trouble. That leaves us with Star Turn.

Good luck and stay tuned.

 

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The Australian Cup

disregard the talk about the Australian Cup… rather just watch the videos. And then have a bet at Grafton- 5.14, 6.11 and 7.2. Then come Saturday… please buy my tips!

A Turf Fascination

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The Australian Cup will be run and won not this Saturday, but next Saturday, the same day as the Newmarket Handicap. The race is a WFA 2000m Classic, but this year it looks like it might be won by a jumper, or a nine-year-0ld or even a sharp but not really very good three-year-old.  Here is market as it stands now…

Capture

Protectionist can’t get of his own way at 2000m and is a very false favourite. Has anyone even heard of Hartnell? Happy Trails should be favourite and is the early tip, but really, he is not very good despite winning several Group One races. Akzar is a Warrnambool Cup winner that loves the wet and maybe has a future as a jumper. Contributer won’t come for it, but he should! Then the rest that are not three-year-olds are just battler handicappers. If you had a good WFA…

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Search for answers

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Before delving into this issue, we have to cover the terminology. In religious or historical text years are generally written in terms of BC or AD. In America these abbreviations are used for every that has ever happened Before Christ or After Death. However this is the easy way out. Things should be written either with BCE or yes AD. BCE stands for ‘Before Common Era’ while AD stands for ‘Anno Domini’ which I understand to literally mean ‘year of the lord.’

So here is where the problem lies. Forget religion for a minute. Julius Caesar was born in 100BCE and he died in 44BCE. We know this for a fact. We also know where he grew up, who his siblings were, who his girlfriends and wives were, whether he had children, if he adopted, exactly what he did in his political career, exactly what he did in his military  career, everywhere he ever went on holidays, the posts he held in the army, who he started a civil war against and we even know anyone he was ever related to…

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And after he died we even know those relations…

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We know where Caesar died we know where he was born. This was a man who was born somewhere between 100 and 96 years before Jesus Christ. Does it seem weird that we know everything about Caesar but we still have not uncovered a single ounce of evidence relating to Jesus? We think Jesus was born sometime between 4BCE and 1AD, we think he died sometime between 30 and 37AD, and a lot of people think he rose from the dead and is still wandering around Texas somewhere. We don’t know anything about his family, nor do we know exactly where he was executed. The religion he founded has split into about 700 different factions and they all have different theories. The book that is associated with Jesus was written by Jews early then perfected 400 years after Jesus apparently died. I have no doubt that a man named Jesus existed and he has made a greater impact on mankind than anyone else has. However as a historian, it is interesting that no relic is around or that no one took the time to pen a work about this man from a historical standpoint. Julius Caesar was born 100 years earlier yet we still can read about his every move.

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A Turf Fascination has been giving free tips for five years now. Some tips have been good, some have been bad, and a lot of have been… let’s say fair!

But this is how it is going to work from now on.

On Friday nights, one free tip from Sydney and one from Melbourne (this week there will be two!) for the following Saturday will be posted on A Turf Fascination. However if you want tips for an entire meeting, it will now cost $10. A Turf Fascination will do the form for these two major meetings, but instead of giving up for free, I will hold it, and email it personally to those who decide to pay. It is $10 per meeting, and for your $10, you get 1st, 2nd, and 3rd selections, comments and confidence levels comments.

Please email aturffascinationpuntersclub@outlook.com with a screen shot of your deposited $10 by 10am Satruday mornings, and ask what meeting you would like a printable pdf for.

So it is $10 per meeting, and the money needs to be deposited into…

Zeb Armstrong

ANZ

013162

520528394

When you deposit your $10, or $20 for two meetings, please put your name on the bank receipt, and deposit as early as possible on Friday’s. Once I have received your requesting email, with proof of payment, I will fire you through a pdf dedicated to whatever meeting you have decided you want the form on. PDF’s will be sent by 10am Saturday mornings’s after scratchings.

Does this make sense?

Please email all questions to aturffascinationpuntersclub@outlook.com

And the good news is… now that you are paying for the good form, if it is shithouse, you can complain!

But rest assured, the form will be done, and done efficiently and properly, and I feel you all will benefit greatly from this new system.

Flemington

3.1. Madeenaty. This horse is a star and this is the perfect race. Last time this track and trip this filly was on the wrong side of the track, and still almost won. She beat everything else on her side by about six lengths. She looks very close to a certainty.

Randwick

Big chance Randwick will be cancelled, but if not here are two.

2.2. Veranillo. Last start, this is what happened…

http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeFields/VideoResult.aspx?MeetDate=2017Feb18&VenueCode=NjQ5MTQ=&RaceNumber=5&MeetingCategory=Professional&VideoFileType=FullReplay

Beaten 1.5 lengths by the clear best two-year-old in Australia is good enough form for this race. And he is $8!

5.1. Chautaqua. This horse has been screaming out for Sydney, soft ground and a race further than 1100m. Last time in Sydney this is what happened…

http://racing.racingnsw.com.au/FreeFields/VideoResult.aspx?MeetDate=2016Apr02&VenueCode=NjM2MTI=&RaceNumber=8&MeetingCategory=Professional&VideoFileType=FullReplay

Only guns win like that. $3!

Good luck and stay tuned. Buy the form!

 

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