Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Arthur's Still Got the Hot Tips

Newspaper article Daily Examiner (Grafton, Australia)

Arthur's Still Got the Hot Tips

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Byline: Clair Morton Clair.Morton@dailyexaminer.com.au

SECOND World War veteran Arthur Hazeltine was a bit of a latecomer to the sport of horse racing.

The 95-year-old only started following the sport avidly around the age of 80.

"I've been coming to the races now for the last 12 or 13 years," he said.

"I was a bit of a late starter, yes, but I've made up for it. I love it."

Having grown up in Gunnedah and served in New Guinea and in the Solomon Islands as a young man, Mr Hazeltine moved to Grafton 60 years ago.

He said a lot of people still remembered him from his former workplace at the Grafton post office.

Clutching his form guide, he told The Daily Examiner his passion for punting grew when he stopped playing lawn bowls after years on the green.

This is despite believing that at the end of the day, winning a race is all a matter of "mug's luck". …

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