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One reason given was that when you are paying considerable fees that you want to be able to phone the trainer at any time.
It's interesting that when a horse was moved from a stable the trainer was rarely mentioned by name. Anyway, it seems along the way that Clement had a number of horses in training starting with one he bought after winning a selling race.
That didn't turn out to be the best move as it seemed to be permanently lame. Writing his column in the Racing Post, he gave a warts-and-all narrative of his hopes for his horse s and their chance of winning.
Many times they won unexpectedly or when fancied failed to shine. From reading his prose, it seems that the likelihood of making a return on just about any equine investment is a very unlikely happening.
However, he did have one or two bets that put a smile on his face. The respected owner said: ''He had two more runs, one at Ayr, the other at York and was placed at short prices each time, the short prices not wholly unconnected with my investments.
Michael Chapman, the new trainer, sealed a win at Wolverhampton with an easy six-length victory. The horse was pretty consistent racing six times with Chapman, however, Freud fell out with the trainer and moved Eau Good to Brendan Powell, in the West Country.
Now three years old, he ran twice over hurdles at Kempton and Folkestone. Eau Good was swiftly moved back to Michael Chapman's stable because of a 'lack of success as well as a failure in communication'.
However, all didn't go well when Darryll Holland was booked to ride Eau Good at Windsor. The horse went to the start in a crab-like fashion.
The experienced jockey told the vet he wasn't happy with the mobility of the horse and they 'withdrew him not under starter's orders'. Freud wasn't best happy to hear that the jockey had been told whatever it felt and looked like, once out of the stalls, the horse would run like a stag.
The jockey denied being told this and allegedly said: ''It felt as if the horse had broken its back. Hearing this news Freud sent the horse to a good friend to give him an opinion.
Clement made up his own mind to sell Eau Good. He went to Ascot sales Lot 41 and sold for just guineas and went to a good home in the Midlands.
Whether you believe his spoon-bending antics were due to mind over matter or him being good at bending a spoon without you realising it, I really don't know, but, without question, he is a fascinating man.
Certain critics have said that Geller was simply passing off magic tricks as paranormal displays. The Israeli-born star is a man of many talents: illusionist, magician, television personality, and self-proclaimed psychic.
In fact he even worked with the CIA as one of a number of secret 'Mind Readers' to Spy on the Soviets in the s.
He is known around the world and even received attention from the scientific community who were interested in examining his reported psychic abilities.
He was also known for his powers of psychokinesis, dowsing and telepathy. In fact, I was witness to his talents when he appeared on TV and said at a certain time clocks or watches in houses across the country would start or stop.
Believe it or not, the clock on the mantelpiece stopped at that exact moment. This post is about something that very few readers will be aware; that Uri Geller had an interest in horse racing and actually part owned a horse with food critic and bon viveur, Sir Clement Freud.
As it happened, Uri Geller came to open a fete in Freud's constituency he was a Liberal MP for the Isle of Ely from - Uri said he wouldn't buy a raffle ticket as he always won and people didn't like it.
However, he was bullied into buying a ticket - one out of 2, - and you've guessed it: he won! Clement thinking he had the man with the Midas touch standing before him, showed Geller a sales catalogue and he chose a horse they named Spoonbender, which they owned in partnership.
However, lady luck or pure magic wasn't to shine on the filly and Freud said: ''Uri came up with some quite impressive reasons why she always run so badly.
It's a strange but beautiful happening that you can read someone's words and appreciate the man, women or child behind them. To do John proud I feel like I should follow those sentences with a quote from an eminent philosopher.
Perhaps Aristotle, as John reminds me of an egalitarian man. Most readers will know John Berry as an established horse trainer who resides at Beverley House Stables, Exeter Road, Newmarket.
He's a great addition to horse racing channel At The Races. A role he must have been doing for many years among his journalist work which is vast and wide, and great aficionado of American thoroughbred horse racing, too.
I can't help but see John as a cross between a wise not so old owl and a not so nutty professor. He has a way with words and far from the cliches so many pundit devour for lack of an original thought.
I have been an avid reader of his blog called Stable Life , where he details racing news, trials and tribulations, winners and losers in well-written prose.
I like the fact he uses the Blogger platform which I use for this website as I do for many including Horse Trainer Directory , which promotes trainers large and small for free.
John is one man who gives a lot back to racing and I look forward to the chance of meeting him some day.
As I live in the Fens, it's pretty much my neck of the woods. Ross Birkett takes the ride. As John says: ''It's an amateurs race so Ross Birkett will be on him again, the pair aiming to run about half an inch better than at Haydock.
Reference to a short-head defeat, when headed on the post, clear of the third. I will be watching and cheering on Das Kapital for the team and wish them well for the National Hunt season, which this five-year-old son of Cityscape has recently undertaken when competing at Fontwell Park.
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MP for the Isle of Ely, becoming and standing a Liberal Member of Parliament from - Upon his departure, he was given his knighthood.
The grandson of the eminent Sigmund Freud, Clement often popped into the local bookmakers shops at March, a small town in Cambridgeshire, just part of doing the rounds of his constituency.
For the Fenlanders, this was as good a tip as we'd get from a man who knew his horses and had better connections than most.
He was a very talented, educated and witty man. By all accounts he started gambling as a child, playing roulette at his boarding school with his stipend of sixpence.
An author of many book, Freud on Course, was published by the Racing Post in It detailed a number of articles from his column in the Racing Post.
Freud was 25 managing a North Devon seaside hotel, and spent most of his days off at a bookmakers in Barnstable, enjoying ample dishes of seafood and rum and lime and ice and soda.
This decision made him appreciate a bookmaker's life isn't always an easy one. It was made in reference to a backstreet bookmaker named Mr Rogers who used to take Clement's bets as an underage gambler.
Benny Lynch, in the Ascot Gold Cup, pacemaker for 'one of the greatest stayers in history'. He told himself it was reward for being knowledgeable about racing.
However, when he listened to the race commentary on BBC Radio, news that Benny Lynch was ten-lengths clear and 'doesn't look like getting caught' put a slightly different perspective on things.
In fact, you could buy a acre farm in Suffolk for this princely sum. By the time Alycidon had got to the front, Freud had lost his bottle and said: ''I never spent 'winnings' with less enjoyment.
Time waits for no man. That's the saying, hey? Think about those words for a fleeting few seconds, but not too long. Also, I didn't mean to be sexist with my quote, it must hark back to some Victorian time.
Going back twenty years or so, horse racing information was pretty thin on the ground. If you purchased the Racing Post on a daily basis you were semi-pro.
It sounds crazy but I'm pretty sure I was a better gambler then than I am now. My Dad used to say: ''I don't know why you don't bet.
It was a fact, in those days, we that's my brother and I didn't really like betting. If you find losing money exciting then you may have to start questioning your sanity.
But it's true that we rarely bet in those days. Well, it was more of a game to understand and learn. We viewed it similar to going to school and taking a test.
You don't take the exam before you have put in hundreds of hours of revision. Else, it's arse about face. And no one generally wants an arse in their face.
But Dad was correct in questioning why we didn't bet. I often think back and consider why we didn't. My father was a very hardworking man who for the sake of working for himself he never earned a great deal of money.
However, for all the hardship he was a rich man in the sense he did his own thing. Although he was always at the mercy of work and the restrictions it placed on his life and ours as a family.
In truth, he was a very rich man in the property he owned but it was worthless until the day he would decide to stop, cash in the chips and enjoy his retirement.
Sadly, that day never come. He was diagnosed with a brain tumour and at the age of 62 he passed away. So often the good, kind decent people, so deserving sadly miss out on the life they really have worked so hard for.
If only we had all been brave enough in those teenage years if we had said to our Dad lets have a real good gamble and see if we can transform our lives.
As two young men it wasn't a gamble for us and for our Dad it would have been a chance to escape the problems of a struggling business and the endless waiting one does in hope of a brighter day.
I would hate to think that my Dad didn't have a good life but compared with the limitless possibilities he was hindered, in ways, as we all were, by our lack of trying.
For that reason, I would like to say that each and everyone of us has one life to live. As my old rugby player friend used to say: ''It isn't a dress rehearsal.
But for so many, even myself, tomorrow isn't a given, and our failings to accept that time is finite can be crushing. One day someone asks about you and someone replies: ''Sadly, he passed away last week.
Archie Karas, a Greek-American is quite simply a legend in gambling circles. He has won and lost huge fortunes several times over and is considered by many to be the greatest gambler of all time.
It could of course be argued that a truly great gambler would have held on to his fortunes, but there is little doubt that Karas has earned his reputation.
This is the both the longest and the largest winning streak ever to be documented. Karas went on to lose the lot throughout Even before that run he had won and lost millions.
Born in Greece, Karas ran away from home aged just He came to America after working on as a waiter on a ship and found work at a restaurant in Los Angeles.
The restaurant was next to a pool hall and after working on his skills he started to make money through winning money games. As the number of opponents willing to play him dwindled, he started playing poker.
At this point he headed for Las Vegas seeking a change in fortunes, and it was there that his amazing run started. He started gambling as soon as got to Vegas and built an initial bankroll playing poker.
He then won fortunes playing pool and even more poker. He beat some of the very best players of the time and soon his action dried up.
Karas turned to the dice tables and won even more. In the space of just a few weeks he lost it all by playing dice, baccarat and poker. Since then Karas has had a number of other winning and losing streaks.
Although these streaks would be considered amazing to most gamblers, he has never quite done anything on the scale of his biggest run. He still lives in Las Vegas today.
Like Archie Karas, Nick Dandolos was born in Greece. This led to his nickname, Nick the Greek, although he was also known as the King of Gamblers.
He was born in to wealthy parents and he was sent to the USA as a young man by his grandfather. Dandolos first settled in Chicago, where he lived off a generous allowance from his family.
He later moved to Montreal, which is where he began gambling on horse racing. Less than half are specifically about gambling! Thorp is one of the first people to document successful card counting and inspired a generation of advantage gamblers.
He writes about the similarities between making money gambling and in financial markets. Kahneman and his Nobel prize winning book are recommended 6 times by 5 guests which is the equal most for any single book.
Thinking, fast and slow deals with cognitive bias, loss aversion and our overconfidence in human judgement. This book documents the introduction of advanced data analytics in professional sport.
It then became the document that introduced the concept to the general public. It was made into a hit film with Brad Pitt. Gladwell, his book Outliers and his podcast Revisionist History are recommended 6 times by 6 guests.
The 10,hour rule suggests that world class expertise and performance can only be achieved after 10, hours of practice in the field.
More generally Gladwell writes about what makes successful people successful from a data driven point of view. Once and a while there were longer periods where things went wrong.
But you have to come back from that. On the other side, you have to keep the good periods going as long as possible without letting go of your reason.
Both in the positive sense and in the negative. You mainly bet on soccer. Whether the ball goes in or bounces off the goal post is often a matter of luck, how do you calculate your tips?
I developed a program myself that works completely off of mathematics. My bets have nothing to do with luck.
I never leave anything up to a gut feeling, it's all about my calculations. Do you have a degree in anything, or did you always know you wanted to be a gambler?
I studied math, but I started playing more and more on the side. I developed the program at college and started playing in the big bad world. Backgammon, black jack.
Later I started with soccer, and then I developed a program for that while at school. I was years-old when a friend showed me a betting slip from SSP Overseas Betting.
Back then, you had to bet in writing. Initially, I didn't understand it at all, but I placed my first bet anyway. I was pissed off, we lost like 10 marks.
Then I started thinking and making all the calculations. We placed our first professional bets during the European Cup in We won about 4, marks. Then, when the World Cup rolled around, my program was completely finished.
And that's why we were so successful! After that Word Cup, I quit my job as a programmer and since then I've been in the betting business full-time.Original Paper Mental Health and Online, Land-Based and Mixed Gamblers. The agents - including Anthony Walden, the only one identified by Durrant Glen and the only one involved in the Supreme Court case - seized the cash based on the suspicion that it may have been connected to drug transactions. Public stigma of disordered gambling: Social distance, dangerousness, and familiarity. Zurück zum Zitat Letarte, A.