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Grand National 2016 #1006767
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Whose buying the drinks and whose frying the horse burgers.

Remember the days as a kid when pa would give you all a 5 or 10p bet on a horse and you would watch with great expectations and laugh or commiserate when your brother or sisters horse fell and how gutted you were when yours tumbled. Or how excited to get 1s 6d for your horse getting placed. Simple pleasures.

Wondering as a kid what the green tent was for! 4 so far this year. Agh but they died doing what they loved. Becoming a bit of a bloodsport...

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I do not like the grand national at all and never have.
Its all about Gambling and the money.
Many horses get badly injured and some get put to sleep.
Its cruel.

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All horses were ok this year.


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2 horses died on the first day of the meeting & that was after they finished the race.Anyway I had last samuri I had to have that one & my son got 3rd.


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I had last samuri placed as well. The rest of the nags ran the other way wink


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Mrs Exco. was too late to place her annual bet. Just as well too. It went down at the second, saving her 10.

I never gamble. It does nothing for me at all, and it's a trivial piece of mathematics to prove all gamblers are losers. The only winners are the bookies.

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I only do 50p each way,& it's only the nationalI have a bet on but find it's anyones race


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As cruel as fox hunting,just for human entertainment. Animals die for this entertainment,how can that be right ?

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I bet about three times a year, the rest of the time I don't gamble - I do risk free betting.

You don't have to gamble to take money from the bookies and it pleases me no end that many people are causing the bookies no end of problems.

Most of the big bookmakers lost loads at the Cheltenham festival this year, they call it abuse, I call it retribution.


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Originally Posted by fish5133
Whose buying the drinks and whose frying the horse burgers.

Remember the days as a kid when pa would give you all a 5 or 10p bet on a horse and you would watch with great expectations and laugh or commiserate when your brother or sisters horse fell and how gutted you were when yours tumbled. Or how excited to get 1s 6d for your horse getting placed. Simple pleasures.

Wondering as a kid what the green tent was for! 4 so far this year. Agh but they died doing what they loved. Becoming a bit of a bloodsport...


I remember as a nipper having a sixpence each way bet on a
outsider named Oxo. I forget if it won or placed and I was
over the moon. Funny how some things stay with you forever!

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Was that a 'shiny sixpence' Snowshoes ? Many people referred to a sixpence as a 'shiny sixpence' , do you remember that ?

We could do a lot with a sixpence. A bag of chips, a swap for a tooth, (tooth fairy), 6d block of Cadbury's Dairy Milk or 2 x 3d blocks or 6 x 1d ones, 2 x bags of Golden Wonder Crips, or 2d change on a bag of Smith's crisps, a bottle of Coca-Cola, and 2 loose cigarettes (Park Drive).

For those who don't know ,work it out.
2 x 6d = 12d = 1 shilling = today's 5p.

No fatalities yesterday, which is pleasing to know.

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I got a Saturday tanner ( six penny piece ), equal of course to two thrupenny bits.

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...and halfpennies. 4 halfpennies to a 1 penny. What could we buy with one of those ?

We could probably have backed 'Foinavon' .

Correction to 12p = 1 shilling.. 1 shilling = todays 10p (before Chris gives me a ticking off ! laugh


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Two half pennies to a penny Granny, four farthings to a penny.

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Good Lord, getting muddled beyond belief. Yes, Lud, thanks for the update.


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