like the horses


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Watching an New Zealand movie "What becomes of the broken hearted" (a sequel to "Once were warriors")
I heard a line which seems out of context - they talk about a drinking place, a bar, then this topic seems to be finished by "yeah, you're right, that is a dump" and then these lines follow:

"So you like the horses, mate?"
"Yeah, it's just that they don't like me"

What do horses stand here for? Haven't come across a saying like that before and when googling.
  • word_up

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    That may be... after this they switch immediately to talking about work ("so anyway, where are you working"?) - but this is a small talk at beer, so why not horse racing..

    yeah - horse races aren't as popular where I come from ;)
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