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JIMMY LUCKY GIVES THE ‘THUMBS UP’ TO A BIG TIP FROM HONG KONG

IT doesn’t seem to matter how far from home you travel to watch the races – down the road to the local pub, a few more kilometers to the local track, or even overseas to attend a major meeting – there is always someone ready to tip you a winner.

But nothing quite compares with Hong Kong where during International week it is just assumed that you are there for the races. Everyone from the cab driver to the hotel porter and the guy on the Kowloon street trying to flog you a fake Rolex have that very special tip.

THE stage is set for the heavyweight show-down of the decade in Queensland racing which some have likened to a Mike Tyson – Evander Holyfield confrontation.

In the ‘red corner’ we have Bob the Builder Bentley and in the ‘blue’ Kevin the Harness King Seymour. The bout could well decide who has the greatest influence over political power-brokers and industry stake-holders.

THE PHILIPPINES – ONCE A PUNTING EUTOPIA WE WILL NEVER FORGET

WITH all these upset results in sport and racing around the country, my old mate Ginger was on the blower light-heartedly suggesting we should take an overdue break and head to Pakistan for a holiday.

“If you have the right contacts over there they give you a newspaper with the results of the race meeting as you walk onto the track. It’s like the cricket, you can’t lose,” Ginger joked.

WW HAS INADVERTENTLY HELPED LAUNCH THE CAREERS OF SOME OF THE BEST

IT seems only fitting that my comeback column should be devoted to the farewell for one of the most popular race-callers in the country, Wayne Wilson, who hangs up his microphone next Saturday after more than 25 years as the voice of Queensland racing.

Sky Channel rightly highlights the fact that their man in the north, Alan Thomas, has established what they call an ‘Academy for Young Race-Callers.’ But Wilson, due to his longevity in the job, has inadvertently launched the careers of some of the best broadcasters on the international stage.

GOING THE EARLY CROW ON STRADBROKE DAY COULD BE DANGEROUS

MY great mate, Ginger, the punting desperate who reversed his fortunes courtesy of a decision to lay favorites on Betfair rather than back them to win, reckons gambling these days is 3D (three dimensional) – delight, despair and desperation.

Ginger was celebrating again after collecting big when the Queensland Oaks favorite, Dariana, stayed in the barriers and took no part in the race. He can’t wait for the big Stradbroke meeting at Eagle Farm where the ‘good judges’ are already going the early crow.

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