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I'm going to the dogs....

(13 Posts)
kittylester Tue 23-Oct-12 14:53:45

A patient of my husband wanted to give us a racing greyhound for a wedding present as we used to go to the dogs regularly. We politely declined the offer having lost too much money already! grin

Sook Tue 23-Oct-12 14:49:35

crimson ha ha one of mine can poo for Ireland (I call him 3 bags full)and although registered to race never made the tracks.

gracesmum Tue 23-Oct-12 13:58:50

Wow - what a combination!!
BTW did anybody see the picture in today's Telegraph of Shetland Pony racing? They described it as "fast and furry" smile

crimson Tue 23-Oct-12 13:51:37 the way, sounds like you've got a date with Black Caviar wink....

crimson Tue 23-Oct-12 13:34:08

You wait till Cheltenham, Frankel the way, do you listen to the Melbourne Cup? I stay up half the night listening to it. Would love to go one day.

Frankel Tue 23-Oct-12 08:50:46

Gracesmum As it happens , I did run on Saturday - but 13.4 miles in about two and a half hours at 5.5 mph. I was training for a Half Marathon at the O2 on Sunday. I did watch Frankel's race too - he was a little bit quicker but has never been tried over my distance! Quite an emotional experience watching him - and his trainer.

I didn't know racing featured here when I joined. Otherwise, I might have come up with another alias. Fangio would have been just as inappropriate - but less current.

crimson Mon 22-Oct-12 22:45:27

No winners but the pie and mushy peas were great smile. A bit of a shock to some in the group to find we were in the spit'n'sawdust bit and not the restaurant, but I felt at home there. Low life, me wink.

gracesmum Sun 21-Oct-12 22:35:56

Wow Frankel - I didn't think you were even a Daddy yet, yet alone a Gran!! Great race you ran yesterday grin

Frankel Sun 21-Oct-12 22:34:23

Is it meat pie and mushy peas these days? I thought it was at least prawn cocktail, followed by steak, pommes frites and a glass of red wine. Bets collected at the table, minimum stakes advised! Sounds like a good night.

crimson Sun 21-Oct-12 18:09:05

I think you're supposed look out for the one that does a poo before the race blush. Have had a quick look at the card confused and written the RPR's down. See that there are a few sired by the great Westmead Hawk, who I was going to see when he was racing, but he got injured before the race. Hope I don't end up bringing a dog home.

gracesmum Sun 21-Oct-12 17:52:58

OOOoooh envyenvy
I used to go (occasionally) to MK stadium before they shut that and would bet on dogs that 1) looked like ours 2) belonged to/were trained by people we knew or 3) liked the name. Infallible! Lost every time!! Once we took Jock (our first retired racing greyhound) to a charity evening where they chose a retired dog or local winner to lead in each procession. When he heard the fanfare and the sound of the hare runnning he stood up taller, pricked up his ears and shed at least 5 years!! It was LOVELY!!!
Have a wonderful time!

tanith Sun 21-Oct-12 17:25:50

My OH loves the dogs we used to go till they shut Walthamstow , so have a great time, I used to find my feet always got cold from standing on the concrete floors so wore boots and thick socks..

crimson Sun 21-Oct-12 17:20:16

Just been told the WI have had two people drop out of a trip to the dogs tomorrow and, for some reason, can't think why wink, they thought of me. So tomorrow I'm off to Nottingham dog track; meat pie, mushy peas and a free bet. Not been for years! That means I'm going out two nights running. Life is looking up....sunshine better get studying on theracingpost dog section....