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Australian Cricket Tours - Blair MacDonald Has A Chat With South Africa's Leading Jockey, Kevin Shea At Bloemfontein Racecourse

Always keen for a red-hot tip to help pay for the tour, after spending the first five races in the member's lounge at the Bloemfontein Race Course*, the general manager invited us into the marshalling ring prior to the 6th, where we had the pleasure to meet Kevin Shea, South Africa's leading Jockey. A very relaxed and focussed Kevin was more than happy to share his thoughts on the horses in the next race and when asked if his ride was worth a flutter his response, "Hell no, there's a chance of it coming last!" were not exactly the words we expected to hear from the horse's mouth! At least we didn't lose any money on Kevin! No, we lost it on the second-best rider in the country who came second last! That's gambling for you!

*Bloemfontein Racecourse is now closed with race meets now held at Vaal Racecourse and Flamingo Park Racecourse


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