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Hand Guns

Do you own a handgun?  A gun that you see in police movies that can shoot six or so bullets in quick succession? In fact, do you even know anybody that owns a handgun? Have you ever even seen a handgun apart from attached to a policemen’s pants? I don’t think I could name one person I know that owns a handgun. I have never even seen a handgun apart from safely on the belt of a copper. And why would we need handguns? They are not made for hunting; they are made for one purpose only and that is to harm people. If you went into battle against a T-Rex with a high powered handgun you would go in favourite. There is no need for people to privately own handguns! In Australia we kind of get this message. There are just 172,422 privately owned handguns in Australia as of last year. That sound like a lot, but it is only one handgun for every 133 people. One handgun for every 133 people (man, woman and child). Not too bad. Despite the fact that most gun owners probably own more than one weapon, 172,422 handguns in total equates to just 0.74% of the population owning a handgun; but that number is probably slightly lower if indeed the people who have handguns have more than one. Say what you will about John Howard, but he is almost single handedly responsible for this lack of automatic weapons.

Unfortunately America at this stage is not following the lead Australia is setting. There are 120 million privately owned handguns in the United States. That is One handgun for 3 every people (man woman and child) in the United States. That is beyond scary. If you were sitting in a cinema in America and there were 100 people there, 33 or so would have handguns. Considering children probably don’t or at least should not own handguns, the stats indicate that close to half of all American adults own handguns. Half!

There is one man in American history that tried to fix this problem, but America is so set in it’s ways that it won’t budge. Obama understood that if the number of handguns (guns which of course can be easily hidden on ones self) was reduced then people would not be getting murdered in cinemas or in primary schools. But alas Obama is gone, and the bloke who took over is a moron.

It is very simple. In fact nothing is simpler. If handguns and, bugger it, guns overall, were reserved for just the police and the military, then insane individuals would not be easily able to slaughter innocent people. There is one man trying to fix this horrible situation.

Punt

On Friday nights, one free tip from Sydney and one from Melbourne 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.

Randwick

5.11. Global Glamour

9.6. Dixie Blossoms

Caulfield

6.14. Creativity

8.5. Hans Hoblein

Good luck and stay tuned.

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Cover Drive

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Favourite / Best Test 11 from the day Border retired to today. Please send yours through and we will compare and contrast and maybe even ridicule. Test Match 11, none of this twenty20 crap or ODI.

Cook England

Sehwag India

Dravid India

Lara West Indies

Tendulker India

Kallis South Africa

Gillchrist Australia

Akram Pakistan

Warne Australia

Ambrose West Indies

McGrath Australia

12th man C. Walsh West Indies

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 (Sydney only this week), 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.

Randwick 

5.3. Raiment

Bendigo

5.10. Quilate

Good luck and stay tuned.

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Good in restricted company

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Have a look at this win by God’s Own in the 2005 Caulfield Guineas…

This is one remarkable win. After being seriously knocked out of the race twice, God’s Own still managed to get up and win the race. It is not like he beat duds either; in the race was…

Paratroopers – Group One winner and earner of $2 million on the track.

Primus – Group winner and really nice three-year-old.

Red Dazzler – Group One Toorak Handicap winner

Stratum – $2.5 million dollar earner. Also Golden Slipper winner.

Apache Cat – Earned over $4.5 million on the track. Multiple Group One winner and future Hall of Fame horse.

SO it was a deep race and God’s Own beat some really good horse under the most trying circumstances imaginable. But a win like this does not make a champion despite it being in a Group One Classic…

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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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