Some Australian Horse Racing Slang for #RaceNight

Some Australian Horse Racing Slang for #RaceNight

Some Australian Horse Racing Slang for #RaceNight

I love #RaceNight on TVG, especially seeing the racing from Australia (pronounced STRAYA for us Aussies).

I do have a good laugh listening to those poor blokes @icecoldexacta @TVGs_Blaise trying to pronounce some of the Australian Race Tracks, I was in fits of laughter when they were trying to pronounce Murwillumbah, which is to us locals MAR WOOL UM BAH.

Any way here are a few tips to help them deal with Aussie Racing

London to a brick on. This uniquely Australian phrase was popularised by legendary race caller Ken Howard. London to a brick on is a statement of betting odds in which the punter is prepared to bet the whole city of London to win a single brick — a statement, in other words, of supreme confidence.

Never bet odds on, Never run upstairs, a common expression on Australian Race Tracks.

Back of Bourke : a very long way away
Brizzie : Brisbane, state capital of Queensland
Cactus : dead, not functioning
Corker : something excellent
Crook : sick, or badly made
Deadset : true, the truth
Dill : an idiot
Fair Dinkum : true, real, genuine
Dinky-di : the real thing, genuine
Dipstick : a loser, idiot
Doovalacky : used whenever you can’t remember what something is called.
Drum : information, tip-off (“I’ll give you the drum”)
Spit the Dummy : get very upset at something
Fair go : a chance (“give a bloke a fair go”)
Fair suck of the sav! : exclamation of wonder, awe, disbelief
Flat out like a lizard drinking : flat out, busy
Galah : fool, silly person. Named after the bird of the same name because of its antics and the noise it makes.
Good oil : useful information, a good idea, the truth
Good onya : good for you, well done
Moolah : money
Mozzie : mosquito
Muddy : mud crab (a great delicacy)
Mug : friendly insult (“have a go, yer mug”), gullible person
No-hoper : somebody who’ll never do well
Not the full quid : not bright intellectually
Quid, make a : earn a living – “are you making a quid?”
Rapt : pleased, delighted
Ratbag : mild insult
Ridgy-didge : original, genuine
Rip snorter : great, fantastic – “it was a rip snorter of a party”
Ripper : great, fantastic – “it was a ripper party”
You Little Ripper! : Exclamation of delight or as a reaction to good news
She’ll be right : it’ll turn out okay
Sheepshagger : A New Zealander
Sheila : a woman
Shoot through : to leave

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Shayne Heffernan Funds Manager at HEFFX holds a Ph.D. in Economics and brings with him over 25 years of trading experience in Asia and hands on experience in Venture Capital, he has been involved in several start ups that have seen market capitalization over $500m and 1 that reach a peak market cap of $15b. He has managed and overseen start ups in Mining, Shipping, Technology and Financial Services.

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