Doggy Style

They\'re freakin\' fast

Pertheticonalities were out in force trackside last Saturday for the running of the Perth Cup. No, not that Perth Cup, stoopid. This was the one with greyhounds.

Unlike the nags, dog races are over in a flash. They only have to run a couple of hundred meters so you get instant gratification from spazzing your mortgage payment.

She couldn\'t keep still

We bumped into the Minister for Racing and Gaming, the Hon Liliana Ravlich, with a couple of top dogs from the greyhound racing establishment. She consented to a photo but was so eager to get to the TAB to put a bet on in the 2nd that she couldn’t keep still for the pic. “Knickers,” she blurted out, when we asked her for a tip.

Winners and Losers

It was easy to spot the losers in the crowd but surprisingly hard to spot the winners. This was probably something to do with the shit odds you get on the dogs. A rank outsider might pay 5-to-1 and favourites might cough up $1.40 if you’re lucky. Pah, you may as well work for a living. Interestingly, there are no bookies at Cannington, only the TAB. That’s worth thinking about.

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2 Responses to Doggy Style

  1. isle of lucy says:

    do we think Liliana was on a covert mission to find the state education policy ? – it went to dogs quite some time ago if the West Australian is to be believed ….

  2. Chik from the stik says:

    It may be that she was trying to find out the affects of exposure to boredom on the lower middle classes – she would have done that in spades that night

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