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My pleasure, Tomas.

To see those two champs of their day, set loose at the 800m/4f and go toe to toe, punch for punch like two heavy weight boxers - breath taking stuff!
You can't really hear it in that video but I clearly remember hearing Bill Collins thump a table or ledge in front of him as he called Bonecrusher the winner :-)

The following year Bonecrusher lost to Horlicks in the Cox Plate - who then travelled to Japan and won the Japan Cup.

A lot of the world dont believe us but our Australian and New Zealand Champions are as good as the best anywhere on the planet.


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Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:37 am
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Post Re: Did Winx even change gear?
After a bit of nosing around I realised that back in the day I must have heard Frank O'Brien's Cox Plate call as it was him who thumped the table.

Here is a link to four different race callers who called the Cox Plate that year.
Frank O'Brien, Greg Childs, Bruce McAvaney and Bill Collins.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zXiwfGrui0g


Fri Apr 06, 2018 6:58 am
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Has there ever been a more cracking field in a Cox Plate than 1992?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qucn5nCzkTI


Fri Apr 06, 2018 7:11 am
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Naturalism (lime green with white band and yellow cap) - who six weeks earlier fell in the Cox Plate - pulls out this effort when not fully fit, in the 1992 Japan Cup.
Listen to the crowd erupt at the top of the straight.
I'm saying this now amongst friends.........before I die, I gotta leave the missus at home and attend a Japan Cup :-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlTrGl8EOIk

Skip to 3.00 for the race start.

Please enjoy.


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The Bonecrusher/Our Waverley Star race has echoes of Grundy v Bustino at Ascot in 1975. Both jockeys would almost certainly get lengthy whip bans in Europe these days for rides like that. But yes it was a thrilling race.

Here is the Ascot race in case you haven't seen it.

https://youtu.be/bWQF7yAdgP8

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Thanks for sharing that race.


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NPG319 wrote:
My pleasure, Tomas.

To see those two champs of their day, set loose at the 800m/4f and go toe to toe, punch for punch like two heavy weight boxers - breath taking stuff!
You can't really hear it in that video but I clearly remember hearing Bill Collins thump a table or ledge in front of him as he called Bonecrusher the winner :-)

The following year Bonecrusher lost to Horlicks in the Cox Plate - who then travelled to Japan and won the Japan Cup.

A lot of the world dont believe us but our Australian and New Zealand Champions are as good as the best anywhere on the planet.


yes npg the 70s & 80s was the best racing time for me, what about the New Zealanders when they use to come and pinch our Melbourne Cup lol they where the days.

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Lordedaw wrote:
The Bonecrusher/Our Waverley Star race has echoes of Grundy v Bustino at Ascot in 1975. Both jockeys would almost certainly get lengthy whip bans in Europe these days for rides like that. But yes it was a thrilling race.

Here is the Ascot race in case you haven't seen it.

https://youtu.be/bWQF7yAdgP8


wow... what a race you guys have started something great on here, but I have to say, what makes a great race is the crowed on the track it just makes your hair stand when you hear a big race.

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Winx makes it 25 in a row! And she did it easy :-)

https://www.justhorseracing.com.au/fiel ... 018/444016


Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:16 am
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NPG319 wrote:
Winx makes it 25 in a row! And she did it easy :-)

https://www.justhorseracing.com.au/fiel ... 018/444016


Its amazing!
As you say Doug, she doesnt just win, but makes it look easy.


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so easy so magnificent

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pjrhodes1970 wrote:
so easy so magnificent


And over 10f as well. Such a pity she didn't go to Ascot.


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no Horse in today's Racing at 7F or 1M Will Beat The Mighty WINX In Australia Or In Europe They Wont Even Get Close To Her Shes The Best Horse I Have Ever Seen On Grass At 7F 1M I Would Love To See Her To Try Go For The Everest At Royal Randwick.


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daleniland19952k711 wrote:
no Horse in today's Racing at 7F or 1M Will Beat The Mighty WINX In Australia Or In Europe They Wont Even Get Close To Her Shes The Best Horse I Have Ever Seen On Grass At 7F 1M I Would Love To See Her To Try Go For The Everest At Royal Randwick.


Well that trial she had at Randwick between races where her trial time over 1200m/6f was faster than the G3 that day over the same distance........well you couldn't rule her out - but i doubt she will run in the Everest.


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