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Racing Returns To Randwick  06/09/2008

Racing returns to Randwick this week after a three month sabbatical to allow the Pope to pitch a tent , hang his rather stylish red leather shoes up and take a well earned spell.

Punters will return as part of their Holy Pilgrimage, to again walk on the sacred turf and pray for divine intervention in a photo finish

With Randwick now Holy Ground, reports of visions and miracles continue to flood in. Those stricken with equine flu miraculously cured. Horses no longer requiring blinkers (I can see – I can see !). Unconfirmed visions of Rob Waterhouse appearing in the betting ring. The breeding industry, however, is suffering a sudden down turn after several high profile mares became born again Christians and recanted their evil sinful ways by taking a Vow of Chastity.

So omen punters, watch out for the biblical and the holy in horse’s names – one is bound to pop up somewhere – we spotted VECCHIA ROMA, WHITEFRIARS, and JEWELLED GATE, though you would hope PRINCE OF MIDNIGHT wasn’t lurking around to claim back punter’s souls.

May the Punting Gods be with you.

Hoofnote : meeting was rained out by a flood of biblical proportions. Usually, we normally wouldn’t bet on the weather, but was that a sure thing or what?

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