Riders in the Stand - poem

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1 week 2 days ago #774813 by Sylvester
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Found this in an old book i am reading

There's some that ride the Robbo style, and bump at every stride;
While others sit a long way back, to get a longer ride.
There's some that ride as sailors do, with legs, and arms, and teeth;
And some that ride the horse's neck, and some ride underneath.
But all the finest horsemen out -- the men to Beat the Band --
You'll find amongst the crowd that ride their races in the Stand.
They'll say "He had the race in hand, and lost it in the straight."
They'll know how Godby came too soon, and Barden came too late

They'll say Chevalley lost his nerve, and Regan lost his head;
They'll tell how one was "livened up" and something else was "dead" --
In fact, the race was never run on sea, or sky, or land,
But what you'd get it better done by riders in the Stand.

The rule holds good in everything in life's uncertain fight;
You'll find the winner can't go wrong, the loser can't go right.
You ride a slashing race, and lose -- by one and all you're banned!
Ride like a bag of flour, and win -- they'll cheer you in the Stand

Banjo Paterson

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1 week 2 days ago #774820 by naresh
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Pity you cant tag this post to clanners.

ABC should have a monthly award for Grand Stand Jockey. Monetary value zero, fame 100%

There will only be one winner....
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1 week 1 day ago #774833 by Bob Brogan
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naresh wrote: Pity you cant tag this post to clanners.

ABC should have a monthly award for Grand Stand Jockey. Monetary value zero, fame 100%

There will only be one winner....


But it`s the Bookies fault

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1 week 1 day ago #774843 by naresh
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Bob Brogan wrote:

naresh wrote: Pity you cant tag this post to clanners.

ABC should have a monthly award for Grand Stand Jockey. Monetary value zero, fame 100%

There will only be one winner....


But it`s the Bookies fault


Zac Purton will be in action at Happy Valley today, a race course without bookmakers ;)

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1 week 1 day ago #774846 by durbs
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naresh wrote:

Bob Brogan wrote:

naresh wrote: Pity you cant tag this post to clanners.

ABC should have a monthly award for Grand Stand Jockey. Monetary value zero, fame 100%

There will only be one winner....


But it`s the Bookies fault


Zac Purton will be in action at Happy Valley today, a race course without bookmakers ;)


So all the other bookmakers around the world aren't allowed to take bets from Hong Kong?
It's acceptable to criticize a football or rugby player,or even a manager for not performing,but it's not acceptable to question a bad ride from a jockey?

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