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A Disqualified Jockey's Story

Rating: 2.7
You see, the thing was this way -- there was me,
That rode Panopply, the Splendor mare,
And Ikey Chambers on the Iron Dook,
And Smith, the half-caste rider on Regret,
And that long bloke from Wagga -- him that rode
Veronikew, the Snowy River horse.
Well, none of them had chances -- not a chance
Among the lot, unless the rest fell dead
Or wasn't trying -- for a blind man's dog
Could see Enchantress was a certain cop,
And all the books was layin' six to four.
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Freni Karaluthara 07 January 2021
A Disqualified Jockey's Story is a nice poem.
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Deluke Muwanigwa 07 January 2021
A great horse play narrative. The unfairness carries on and on and on people preferring their own to win.
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Kingsley Egbukole 07 January 2020
A beautiful narration, well crafted
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Dr Antony Theodore 07 January 2020
if you'll lend us half-a-crown, I know three certain winners at the Park - Three certain cops as no one knows but me; And - thank you, Mister, come an' have a beer.. very fine poem. tony
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Dr Antony Theodore 07 January 2019
A great poem indeed......... tony
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Prabir Gayen 07 January 2019
The narrative is beautiful and stumbling block.....a well expressed story...
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M Asim Nehal 07 January 2019
Interesting story but sad to note how poor animal was used in human ploy.
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Tom Allport 07 January 2019
A poem that shows corruption never goes away it hides in dark corners for there is always someone ready to pay? .....well written.
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Bernard F. Asuncion 07 January 2019
A well crafted narration by Banjo Paterson............................
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