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mp..
Post subject: Horse Racing Barbados
PostPosted: 15:26 on 11th Dec 2013

Joined: 17:02 on 3rd Aug 2008
Posts: 187
Sat March 8th, Sand lane Gold Cup!

Entry £15 (£22 grandstand).

Looks good,

www.barbadosturfclub.org/
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Cuthbert Rizla
Post subject: Re: Horse Racing Barbados
PostPosted: 16:07 on 11th Dec 2013

Joined: 20:14 on 21st Mar 2012
Posts: 233
mp.. Wrote:
Sat March 8th, Sand lane Gold Cup!

Entry £15 (£22 grandstand).

Looks good,

www.barbadosturfclub.org/



Garrison Savannah is a great racecourse for the ordinary punter and always a fabulous day out.
And betting shops in Barbados are proper old-school jobs and not your carpeted Corals cobblers you get now.
I remember bumping into the late Mel Smith in one such place in Bridgetown and between there and the bar round the corner we enjoyed a thoroughly louche afternoon.
Happy days.
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MrPhelps
Post subject: Re: Horse Racing Barbados
PostPosted: 17:50 on 16th Dec 2013

Joined: 16:13 on 17th Jan 2011
Posts: 99
Cuthbert Rizla Wrote:
I remember bumping into the late Mel Smith in one such place in Bridgetown and between there and the bar round the corner we enjoyed a thoroughly louche afternoon.
Happy days.


Cuthbert - I never had you down as someone who was up for a louche afternoon ;)
"louche" - a very underused word in my opinion :)
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Cuthbert Rizla
Post subject: Re: Horse Racing Barbados
PostPosted: 15:58 on 13th Jan 2014

Joined: 20:14 on 21st Mar 2012
Posts: 233
MrPhelps Wrote:
Cuthbert Rizla Wrote:
I remember bumping into the late Mel Smith in one such place in Bridgetown and between there and the bar round the corner we enjoyed a thoroughly louche afternoon.
Happy days.


Cuthbert - I never had you down as someone who was up for a louche afternoon ;)
"louche" - a very underused word in my opinion :)



I love a good louche,me.
Mel was in one of his doleful,melancholic moods - I've since learned that like most clowns he tended to be rather morose when " off " - but he was happy of the company.
He was on holiday with his squeeze but couldn't bear the thought of perspiring under a beachside sun, preferring the bookies, a racing paper and a cigar.
We enjoyed a few sharpeners and the excellent company of some Bajan men-about-town before Mel ambled off in search of I know not what.
A strange afternoon, quite a rum do but nevertheless like all unexpected drinking sessions really quite enjoyable.
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blueandy1mac
Post subject: Re: Horse Racing Barbados
PostPosted: 12:05 on 15th Jan 2014

Joined: 12:30 on 14th Jul 2008
Posts: 2150
Location: Preston UK
Cuthbert Rizla Wrote:
MrPhelps Wrote:
Cuthbert Rizla Wrote:
I remember bumping into the late Mel Smith in one such place in Bridgetown and between there and the bar round the corner we enjoyed a thoroughly louche afternoon.
Happy days.


Cuthbert - I never had you down as someone who was up for a louche afternoon ;)
"louche" - a very underused word in my opinion :)



I love a good louche,me.
Mel was in one of his doleful,melancholic moods - I've since learned that like most clowns he tended to be rather morose when " off " - but he was happy of the company.
He was on holiday with his squeeze but couldn't bear the thought of perspiring under a beachside sun, preferring the bookies, a racing paper and a cigar.
We enjoyed a few sharpeners and the excellent company of some Bajan men-about-town before Mel ambled off in search of I know not what.
A strange afternoon, quite a rum do but nevertheless like all unexpected drinking sessions really quite enjoyable.


Was he? Was he really CR? hmmmm

Seriously, shame about Mel. Good man who made me laugh more than most. The term lugubrious should have been invented for that face. RIP.
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Cuthbert Rizla
Post subject: Re: Horse Racing Barbados
PostPosted: 21:30 on 15th Jan 2014

Joined: 20:14 on 21st Mar 2012
Posts: 233
blueandy1mac Wrote:
Cuthbert Rizla Wrote:
MrPhelps Wrote:
Cuthbert Rizla Wrote:
I remember bumping into the late Mel Smith in one such place in Bridgetown and between there and the bar round the corner we enjoyed a thoroughly louche afternoon.
Happy days.


Cuthbert - I never had you down as someone who was up for a louche afternoon ;)
"louche" - a very underused word in my opinion :)



I love a good louche,me.
Mel was in one of his doleful,melancholic moods - I've since learned that like most clowns he tended to be rather morose when " off " - but he was happy of the company.
He was on holiday with his squeeze but couldn't bear the thought of perspiring under a beachside sun, preferring the bookies, a racing paper and a cigar.
We enjoyed a few sharpeners and the excellent company of some Bajan men-about-town before Mel ambled off in search of I know not what.
A strange afternoon, quite a rum do but nevertheless like all unexpected drinking sessions really quite enjoyable.


Was he? Was he really CR? hmmmm

Seriously, shame about Mel. Good man who made me laugh more than most. The term lugubrious should have been invented for that face. RIP.


Don't get me wrong,I'm not claiming to have been Mel's bestest friend.
But for a few hours we shared much in common.
We both enjoyed a drink,natch, and in the company of the common man too rather than the hifalutin.
He didn't mind cricket but his real passion was the nags and wagering on them.
That and mood-enhancing stimulants.
He was a Charlie man whereas my loyalties have always been with Bob.
The locals loved him.
I think he bought a place there eventually.
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Cuthbert Rizla
Post subject: Re: Horse Racing Barbados
PostPosted: 20:46 on 17th Feb 2014

Joined: 20:14 on 21st Mar 2012
Posts: 233
Cuthbert Rizla Wrote:
blueandy1mac Wrote:
Cuthbert Rizla Wrote:
MrPhelps Wrote:
Cuthbert Rizla Wrote:
I remember bumping into the late Mel Smith in one such place in Bridgetown and between there and the bar round the corner we enjoyed a thoroughly louche afternoon.
Happy days.


Cuthbert - I never had you down as someone who was up for a louche afternoon ;)
"louche" - a very underused word in my opinion :)



I love a good louche,me.
Mel was in one of his doleful,melancholic moods - I've since learned that like most clowns he tended to be rather morose when " off " - but he was happy of the company.
He was on holiday with his squeeze but couldn't bear the thought of perspiring under a beachside sun, preferring the bookies, a racing paper and a cigar.
We enjoyed a few sharpeners and the excellent company of some Bajan men-about-town before Mel ambled off in search of I know not what.
A strange afternoon, quite a rum do but nevertheless like all unexpected drinking sessions really quite enjoyable.


Was he? Was he really CR? hmmmm

Seriously, shame about Mel. Good man who made me laugh more than most. The term lugubrious should have been invented for that face. RIP.


Don't get me wrong,I'm not claiming to have been Mel's bestest friend.
But for a few hours we shared much in common.
We both enjoyed a drink,natch, and in the company of the common man too rather than the hifalutin.
He didn't mind cricket but his real passion was the nags and wagering on them.
That and mood-enhancing stimulants.
He was a Charlie man whereas my loyalties have always been with Bob.
The locals loved him.
I think he bought a place there eventually.



Indeed he did and this week his widow put it up for sale.Quite a bargain if you've got £800,000 in your sock drawer.

www.telegraph.co.uk/property/internatio ... -sale.html

There's a cam at Mullins Beach which is always great to get an idea of the weather if you're heading off there for the cricket.

www.royalwestmoreland.com/beach-webcam
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