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03 Mar 22 09:36
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Report jackboo March 3, 2022 4:15 PM GMT
so meny people weres the ell stall thank you sparrow
Report jackboo March 3, 2022 4:20 PM GMT
i wos only 17 frist time there i aways backed stay a head trap 2 he run from won lots of races .only graded races only good days
Report sparrow March 3, 2022 4:53 PM GMT
jackboo, do you remember those silly 600 yard races they introduced which started on the bend?
Report jackboo March 3, 2022 4:55 PM GMT
no what year would that be
Report sparrow March 3, 2022 5:07 PM GMT
That would be in the 60s when they also altered the track by banking the bends.
Report FRANNY March 6, 2022 6:05 PM GMT
took my then girlfriend there ..backed every dog in every race, threw away the losing tickets. she thought I was genius, married 3months later. still together 40yrs on.
Good old days.
Report SlippyBlue March 6, 2022 6:26 PM GMT
I only went once and that was the very last meeting on Friday 25th 1987.
The locals did a lap of honour after the final race, many were visibly moved I seem to recall.

Report jackboo March 6, 2022 6:28 PM GMT
did she ask for lucky money lol
Report LoyalHoncho March 7, 2022 1:07 AM GMT
Quality FRANNY!
Report shiner March 7, 2022 1:34 PM GMT
my first date with my wife was at harringay nov 2nd 1979 took the train  from brighton to victoria then underground to manor house it was oaks final night hove had a runner called masslock lady finished 4th i think buthad a 3 fivers a bitch called lady raft which won the marathon think it was trained by phil rees would pay money to see that racecard again happy days
Report sparrow March 7, 2022 1:42 PM GMT
Oaks, Harringay (Nov 2, 475m, £1,750)
Pos    Name of Greyhound    Trainer    SP    Time    Trap
1st    Sunny Interval    Phil Rees Jr.    12-1    28.77    4
2nd    Kilmagoura Mist    Tom Johnston Jr.    11-4    28.80    3
3rd    Kings Lace        10-1    28.86    2
4th    Masslock Lady    George Curtis    10-1    28.89    5
5th    Certain Style    Terry Keith    2-1f    29.01    6
6th    Trinas Baby    Edna Wearing    11-4    29.07    1
Report shiner March 7, 2022 1:53 PM GMT
tx for that nice to know the memory cells are still working
Report sparrow March 7, 2022 2:00 PM GMT
shiner, you should have backed the Rees dog in the final too.
Report shiner March 7, 2022 4:58 PM GMT
cant remember what i backed but sure it wasnt the winner
Report FrankRA March 10, 2022 8:22 PM GMT
1 remember in either 1962/1963 riding all the way on my Vespa 160 GS from Bexley to Harringay stadium in the snow to back Jovial Mecca in the Christmas hurdle final, it was 3 lengths clear and looked certain to win when it fell at the final hurdle , then had to ride all the way back home in the snow.
Report LoyalHoncho March 13, 2022 1:15 PM GMT
Unlucky Frank.  Sad
Not one of these later bitches bred anything of any consequence.
Report TELL DEL March 14, 2022 3:09 PM GMT
Huge crowd in that pic when the sport was really alive, and all those trilby hats and flat caps.
Remember around the 70's or early 80's when horse racing was off ITV and Brough Scott would be at Harringay dogs.
Report Winja March 14, 2022 5:08 PM GMT
Report Winja March 14, 2022 5:09 PM GMT
how do you post photos?
Report sparrow March 14, 2022 6:11 PM GMT
Winja14 Mar 22 17:09
how do you post photos?

Are you trying on the correct forum?   ie. New Community rather than Community Classic.
Report sparrow March 14, 2022 6:20 PM GMT
Report sparrow March 14, 2022 6:20 PM GMT
Above photo courtesy of Winja.
Report HallGreenSpy March 14, 2022 7:38 PM GMT
Wow. What a pic of the dog in 4th flying over. Happy
Report The Knight March 14, 2022 11:11 PM GMT
slippy, Just seen this thread.

Yes, I was at the last Harringay meeting that Friday night in 1987, as well.

Do you recall how someone set fire to the Tote near the end of the card? It was quickly put out but things looked like they were going to turn nasty for a brief few minutes!

I also recall going there on a Friday night in November 1976 when Ballinderry Moth won the Oaks. I was 16 and as raw as you like, although I thought I was 'the man', and had £6 to win £4 on the Walthamstow bitch out of trap 2, I believe. She smashed out and led all the way.

Great days...
Report Winja March 14, 2022 11:51 PM GMT

thanks sparrow if you could post this one as well....i was on new community but could find no buttons or anything that helped......

the above is another jumping photo from Harringay and i was going to respond to Frank RA saying that if these were the race hurdles its not surprising his bet fell at the final hurdle......these are massive obstacles to clear at full speed....
Report sparrow March 15, 2022 7:02 AM GMT
Report sparrow March 15, 2022 7:02 AM GMT
Report sparrow March 15, 2022 7:04 AM GMT
Somehow managed to post your other photo twice Winja but I notice you first posted these in 2016.

Date: November 27, 2016 5:32 PM GMT
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Uploaded By: Winja
Report Winja March 15, 2022 6:02 PM GMT
many thanks must have been easier to post then as i still have no clue how you post now.....
Report sparrow March 15, 2022 10:10 PM GMT
I will give you the forumula later in the week.  I assume you are using a laptop or desktop though?  Hardly ever bother with mobile phones for online access.
Report HallGreenSpy March 16, 2022 12:37 AM GMT
Took me a while winja but think I have it now.
Report HallGreenSpy March 16, 2022 12:38 AM GMT
Report HallGreenSpy March 16, 2022 12:39 AM GMT
My favourite David French. Always reminded me of my first ever dog. (6 in the pic)
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