Extel comms were the nuts Dalek. All the fancied horses seemed to be given a positive mention at some point. "Turmeric making headway now."
Them were the days. It gave you a different kind of connections to horses compared to today. All you had was the name, the paper, the board markers and the commentary. It's different when you see them somehow.
Horses like Powder Blue, Yangtse Kiang, Kincses, The Welder, De Rigeur. Sigh, jumpers for goalposts.
It's almost my first gambling memory, that Extel commentary. So so good. Every horse got a mention, & it almost always ended "it's close".
I can remember as it were yesterday, I was Dickinson-mad, horses like Gay Spartan running at gaffs like Sedgefield, Silver Buck, Bregawn, etc.
Dickinson was the first of the modern breed of trainers, sometimes they'd sent out 12 runners in a day, unheard of back then unless you were Ken Payne.