The New Zealand Railways Magazine, Volume 10, Issue 11 (February 1, 1936)
Yeas and Neighs
Yeas and Neighs.
Thus the human race-goer's guide! The man who knows all there is to be known about race horses—and more! The financial adviser of the turf whose “yea” and “neigh” is given so freely. The marvel is that he has not been decimated by his own poison gas. For, how often does he poison the hard-earned opinions of his fellow punters by shattering their faith in honest conviction and proved performance? How often have we heard those words so sadly spoken, “I intended to back the winner but Snag advised me to put my money on Botfly”?
And how often have we lost a hatful by failing to back Uncle Willie because some fiend in human guise advised us to put our shirt on Aunt Agatha?
Aunt Agatha may be quite a ladylike horse, but unless she can manipulate her extremities in such a manner as to create a hiatus of horseflesh between her and the winning post, no advice in the world can reinstate our faith in the horse as the true friend of man.