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03 Oct 16 03:48
Date Joined: 26 Mar 03
| Topic/replies: 574 | Blogger: Dooksy's blog
It's with great regret that I inform the forum of the passing of Ziggy. Those around here in the mid to late 00's will remember him for his lethal dog punting ability and larger than life attitude to the game. A generous bloke who had a profound effect on so many lives be it through football or the punt. Gone to the race track/bookies ring in the sky too soon, RIP old mate.
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Report eight ball October 3, 2016 4:43 AM BST
larger than life,was a reg on here in the early days of Betty.
Seeya Zig, We're all in the same queue just don't know how many in front of us pal.
Report ICP October 3, 2016 5:09 AM BST
I can only endorse and echo Dooks' comments. A great man to whom the Australian punter owes a great amount.  An inspiration to so many. I have nothing but fond memories of some wonderful evenings spent in his company in the pre licence days of betfair. The world is a worse place without him.
Report Dooksy October 3, 2016 5:40 AM BST
On a lighter note, a few cyclists and Green Spandex's garden chairs are breathing a little easier today...
Report ICP October 3, 2016 6:24 AM BST
Tru Dat !!!
Report The_KAMIKAZEE_DRINKING_MACHINE October 3, 2016 7:44 AM BST
I'm very sad to hear this. He can't have been very old. One of the all time great forumites. His stories are among the best things I've ever read on this forum.
Report thorate October 3, 2016 7:51 AM BST
RIP Ziggy
Report spyvspy27 October 3, 2016 10:02 AM BST
Very sad to hear

RIP ZiggyT

Da Judge
Report gunyah October 3, 2016 4:01 PM BST
Ziggy was the best and a top bloke.
could tell a great story ol43
Report Craig The Speculator October 5, 2016 1:50 PM BST
sorry to read that - definitely RIP Ziggy
Report wonby10 October 6, 2016 3:15 AM BST
Sad indeed. Never met him but he knew his dogs like the back of his hand.
Report westozzie October 6, 2016 5:43 AM BST
Just heard the sad news, a great dog man was Ziggy. Well respected forumite of a past time, and one of the members  of the "Forum Race Names Scandal" team - the ZIGGYTPUNTER Handicap.... RIP Zig
Report Village Kid October 7, 2016 5:22 AM BST
gutted, terribly sad a forum full of pretenders he was the real deal and a true LEGEND

R.I.P. champ
Report Yankee Uniform October 8, 2016 2:27 PM BST
I never met Ziggy but used to love reading his posts and some of his great stories. Truly one of the great guys on the forum (as well as the best dog punter by far) so very sorry to hear of his passing - RIP.
Report Lloydy Trots Man October 9, 2016 1:20 PM BST
Champion Carlton Man,
We used to speak hours on the Phone on how we could help Carlton out.
Going to miss those Chats.
Legend of a Man
Report henryluca October 10, 2016 12:59 AM BST
“Live your life without ever having to ask, 'What if?”

RIP Mr Ziggy-fellow punter
Report Dooksy October 10, 2016 5:44 AM BST
True to his form, the cheeky coconut won 22k in his last 72 hours.
Report Craig The Speculator November 2, 2016 8:43 AM GMT
Just saw a victorian greyhound called Ziggy Punter put up a huge performance to win at Ballarat.

Assuming it is named after this forum's Ziggy? - wondering the story behind the naming?
Report wonby10 November 2, 2016 12:39 PM GMT
Report Dooksy November 4, 2016 2:19 PM GMT
Spot on Craig. Zig, his son and yours truly own it, along with My Lilly (Ziggy's wifes name, he always wanted to hear the caller say "My Lilly is a itch with a b) and wosbagovich. He was lucky enough to see its first run at shep ( a few days before he passed.
Report Craig The Speculator November 5, 2016 12:48 PM GMT
thanks Doosky, a nice tribute and hopefully you have a lot of success with them
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