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  1. 16 points
    chelseacol

    Worst Ever

    I haven't jumped on this thread earlier as I was out every day last week supporting the industry by being at 5 race meetings, punting Thursday off course, eating and drinking on and off track, buying tickets and hospitality, having horses start, and thoroughly enjoying myself. This included meeting lots of people who were on track for their once or twice a year racing fix (and they had a fine old time), and meeting lots of people from around the country who love Cup Week for what it is - as good a week's racing carnival as you will see in NZ (and we do Auckland every year and love it so I am not having a dig - just stating a fact). Are the fields as good as up North - nope. Do the feature races sometimes lack numbers or quality - yes. Have I seen some absolutely great horses win the 1000/2000G - yes. This year...? Who knows. But all this misses the point unless you want to just run races at Ellerslie (or name your NI track of choice). Cup Week is great for the industry. Great for NZ racing. Great for Christchurch and the SI. Don't try and break something that works just because you might not like the fields this year, or the fact it's not held up North. PS -well done to the CJC and Addington
  2. 14 points
    Why is he a fool He has been fortunate enough to win a whole wad of money and now he is living the dream, good on him, Racing could do with a lot more like him If I won a few mil, that's what I,d be doing I suppose the many leeches that infest Racing will be lining up to rip him off
  3. 13 points
    Chris Wood

    Danny Crozier

    TeRapa Hizzy and that was bullshit. In this day and age, all the information that is out there, punters can make their own judgement call and don’t bother listening to the so called informed opinions. I always give an honest appraisal, but my owners come first, as they pay the bills.
  4. 13 points
    Peter Jenkins

    The Twelve Days of Christmas

    A new comp starting next week. Familiar format but an individual comp on 12 racedays (NZ only) between now and Christmas. Some midweek meetings. All announced in detail on Wednesday.....
  5. 11 points
    Team Hurricane's , Good luck to you all as you continue your Tipping Journey into PJ's Spring Trans - Tasman Super Tipping Competition Final. It was a good competitive Match Up today between two great Tipping Team's. Cubes , Hesi , John , Porky and The Crucible. The Grand Final is their for your taking. Good luck to you all. Team Chief's , thank you all for your wonderful TEAM efforts in PJ's Tipping Competition. You folk's are a fantastic Team. Your attitude and desire to meet tough competition each Saturday led us to the most rewarding and successful Team effort in PJ's Tipping Competition. Out of all the teams I have played in , this one is my favorite because as fellow Team Member's , you are always , welcoming and encouraging to each other on a weekly basis. Casper , FWTB , Ian and Tony , it's been my pleasure to be a part of your Team Chief's. Finally , Peter J , Congratulation's on a very well run Spring Trans - Tasman Super Tipping Competition. Please , include FWTB , Winfreux and myself in your next Trans - Tasman Super Tipping Competition. Cheer's.
  6. 10 points
    Thank you Brian for a first-rate performance doing the scoring today, and in particular updating for us after every race. Superb. Thank goodness guys like you and John step in so admirably for PJ. I feel bad I can't take a turn as well but I have absolutely no ability with spreadsheets and simply couldn't do the job to anywhere near the standard that PJ, John and you do. Thanks again, Brian.
  7. 10 points
    Now the official version. Four and a half attendees. Dodecahedron, allegedly the son of Cubes, but I’d be getting a DNA test done because I think Mrs Cubes may have jumped the fence here, and Alan Jackson is the father, because the kid sat there and neither said anything useful or did anything all night. That said he’s not a “ranga” so “played and missed” can’t be the sire, besides, would Jackson ever have the drive and energy to throw his leg over ? Chevy, apparently he’s spent his entire life making impressions. He’s a convert from the gypsy code, he’s sensibly centre right in his thinking, and excellent company, unless you’re restrained in a chair and he’s holding a drill in his hand, in which case he’d be doing a reasonable impression ( it’s an in joke so I’ve used it twice ) of Hannibal Lechter, cousin of Barry Lichter, but more painful. Tasman Man turned up fashionably late, sans lycra for a change, then regaled us with stories about his time as a saddle sniffer in Wingatui, his progress upward to Nelson and his career mining the Golden Arches, then he shocked the table on two fronts, firstly it transpires his son is on a TV show called Jono & Ben, some random Guy, but he dates an Arab refugee who works for the Green Party, in a Beehive, but moonlights as a volunteer defending Rwandan mass murderers who killed a million Hutus and Tutsis, in a 100 days. Furthermore his Arab daughter-in-Law to be liked defending mass murderers so much she also defended the Bosnia Serb slaughter master Radovan Karadizc....that’s some CV, and Tassie said the daughter-in-Law had bought him a nice bleached skull complete with gold fillings, to use as an ashtray at home, however Tassie then made two startling admission, firstly he’s crossed over to the dark side, he’s fraternizing with gypos now, so the fillings in that skull will be stolen soon, and then the real shocker that stunned the table, he declared that the human STD known as Tommo was a good bloke. Fuck me, I can deal with the supporting genocide bit, killing millions of innocent civilians for fun, but I cannot and will not ever lower my standards to the degree that I accept Tommo is a good bloke, even if he sits on my knee on a crowded tram. There’s a wee piece of the jigsaw there that worries me, Tassie potters around the Viaduct in lycra, Tommo lurks under a soggy blanket with his mates, I’m adding 2&2 here and getting 69, but there’s something going on and it’s not legal, well it might have just been legalized in Australia. Cubes was splendid, he told wonderful stories of raping and pillaging his way through London and New York, working as a currency trader, keeping the Colombian economy operating smoothly whilst doing to young girls what NZTR has done to NZ Racing, and simultaneously trying to drown himself in French champagne. He’s now plying his trade out of a shaky suburb in CHCH without any help from Pablo Escobar, and he made the last two as a preferred candidate for the NZRB board....roll on Cubes, get the mass murderer Tassie knows to pull a rort in Gummint and let’s get you on that board. Lastly there was me. As is my way I was just splendid, and in the style of Jesus I fed and watered the starving multitudes, although I operated at a higher level than Jesus and flavored my water with some peaty & smokey flavours and disguised it as whisky from the Isles. At the conclusion of events we had a Consensus and decided to start a church of the bewildered and the blind, called Cafe. We will worship mediocrity and failure every Saturday, and the odd midweek event, I will be the Pope ( Pope Leo the XVI has a nice ring, oops, Freudian slip there, settle down you Cambridge trainers ), Cubes will be the treasurer, every Church needs a good money man, Tassie will deal with the poor and the downtrodden, his daughter-in-Law will make that problem go away double quick, Chevy will be in charge of drilling and PR because he’s excellent at making an impression ( it’s an in joke, recycled three times now ), and young Dodecahedron can be the missing generation or congregation. Job well done team, however we didn’t blow the whole $500, in fact we didn’t blow anything, or get blown if that matters, but we’ll be back, we’ll reconvene come January, en masse, and get this job done.
  8. 10 points
    poundforpound

    Gingernuts

    One of the tragedies here is that Gingernuts was such a great racing story, a glittering media showpiece and an inspiration for so many reasons. As for his future you couldn’t possibly afford a prognosis without all the information but he does have a lot in his favour. Firstly the vets were on hand within seconds, the injury was stabilised and supported with a splint immediately, and the pictures I’ve seen show him weight bearing ( slightly ) when they loaded him on the horse ambulance. Some pastern injuries are quite treatable anyway ( unlike say a canon bone fracture ) depending on which of the three bones it is, and many factors determine the outcome, things like whether it’s a detached fracture, if it involves the joint, comminuted or a compound fracture. Based on the shots of him being loaded on the ambulance I’d guess is that it’s none of those, except maybe into the joint capsule. Racing again is a long shot, I agree on that, but given that he’s at Werribee and in the best hands his prognosis should be good. Fingers crosses now for no post surgery complications because that’s the tricky bit, recovering from the anaesthetic is very risky, and my guess is that’s he’s facing quite some time in a sling. Commiserations to all the connections anyway, and good luck to Gingernuts.
  9. 9 points
    Tool no. 1

    Off the Track - Chris Johnson

    Watched both episodes back to back last night. Top rider, top bloke and one amazing wife.
  10. 9 points
    puha

    Oh dear, this is not going to end well

    Not being defensive the guys a true blue Kiwi that maybe just by his good fortune can afford to splash out on some nice horseflesh . I'd say a big part of his enjoyment will be leaning against the running rail each morning with his coffee watching his pride and joy working . Maybe it's the simple things like watching the horses being hosed off on a crisp winters morning or cracking a joke with the trackrider or seeing his pride and joy competing at the local jumpouts that will bring pleasure in essence enjoying the entire journey good or bad .He doesn't need suits n ties bleating on about investments.
  11. 9 points
    scooby3051

    NZ Cup entries Here.

    And the winner is Insider 100% correct... congratulations and once again thanks to everyone for competing.. also Insider thanks for co sponsoring the comp with me.
  12. 8 points
    Cubes

    NCEA Maths Level 1

    A Cube is a geometric shape or somesuch and children (potential punters) should be taught in their schoolingness to count . So here are 2 cubed ( for Chelseacol and Foaming that means 4 ) questions for this years cherubs at High School in the ol' fifth form : 1. True or False.....3 cubed is 33 which was the number of thoroughbred races over cup week 2 . True or False....none of Cubes' donkeys paid a dividend and even then 'Cafers got stuck in about how weak the fields were 3 . If Mrs Cubes buys 3 fascinators but wears only one and her and Shazza seem to get through 2 bottles of Lindauer betwen them then how many metres from Riccarton Park do they have to hobble on impractical heels for Uber to pick them up ? 4 . Even though Cubity thought the sure thing on the Wednesday was Savvy Coup (and it duly won paying about $1.90) the Cubemeister had about 50 bets across the card and ended up down on the day .Explain in 200 words or less why the Cubinator , who has been punting since the Muldoon era , never learns ?
  13. 8 points
    Insider

    NZ Cup entries Here.

    Gobstopper for 1st Pentathlon for 2nd Sureasyouwereborn for last
  14. 8 points
    jess

    Gingernuts

    TA - or maybe more so David Ellis - tends to polarise people a bit. Some on here regularly take opportunities to put the boot in as you say - but some are also nauseatingly sycophantic. My opinion of either the entity or the individual is pretty irrelevant and it probably relfects my own situation that I find more magic in stories of the person whose modest home-bred or $5,000 yearling purchase becomes a champion - than the man who can out-bid practically everyone except the sheiks. But this is about the horse and I'm really disappointed for the people who are connected. I felt sad for man & beast yesterday. But I also acknowledge that team had had some real highs already with Gingernuts and it goes to show you should enjoy those highs as this racing game can be a rollercoaster. Most of us in the game have known the sadness of these disappointments - although for most of us they are less public & less dramatic. But no less impactful in their own way. Whether it be the loss of a foal after 11mo gestation, a promisng 3y/o breaking down before even making the races - or whatever. At least with the stakes the horse has won there is plenty there to pay for the best treatment money can buy. Hopefully we'll see him back but if he turns out not to be a racing proposition I wonder if any of the ppl involved will elect to treat & rehab him regardless?
  15. 7 points
    Chris Wood

    Matamata abandoned

    Yes, it does make you wonder Robert. I have a small share in a trotter, but that is as far as it goes. Graeme Stiles is a pretty competent guy, and I am sure he wouldn’t have wanted the meeting not to go ahead, You do have it over us in a lot of ways, all weather tracks being the main one, but your leaders had a bit more foresight than ours over the last 30 years, but in saying that, Cambridge Harness doesn’t get the fields like they used to and Alexandra Park seem to get all the favours, would this be right? We are so far behind in infrastructure, and I doubt we can ever catch up, it is alright saying courses have to close, but how it it that Ellerslie closes down over the winter period and it is meant to be our flagship course? A patch up job is on the way, will this see us racing there 12 months of the year, I doubt it. You don’t see the 4 metropolitan tracks close down through winter in Melbourne, the trainers would be in an uproar. We are very much a splintered group here in NZ, every section has their own agenda and this is not helping us to unite and fight the battle against our diminishing product. 20 years ago you would have never have seen 4 nominations for a maiden 1200 at Ellerslie on a Saturday. Dwindling foal crops, horsed sold from the sales, privately or being sent off shore by NZ owners is another concern. Sad, but true and until this is addressed and John Allan gets a wriggle on, this is going to be the norm. Fancy not being able to present a balance sheet at the recent Roadshow/ Sideshow........ One young fellow from the audience provided more information than the heirachy, and was asked afterwards by one official, where did you get your information from, as we don’t make that information public knowledge anymore. Does the right hand not know what the left hand is doing down in Wellington? Seems a bit like it! Robert, I will stick to my code, but gee it is getting harder to support the powers to be that are supposedly running it!
  16. 7 points
    Emotive

    Dead baiting NSW

    Agreed Houndfan. The rules are quite clear. They are available to view on the GRNZ website. This matter should not ever be considered trivial, or "pathetic" as quoted above. What is disheartening is that the membership is not united on this matter, and that progress has been painfully slow.
  17. 7 points
    Lou and Val have purchased a number of very cheap fillies at the Festival Sale in the past without having much luck with them. Marvellous that they have been given an opportunity to aim at the elite level which for most of us is only a dream!
  18. 7 points
    Heartiest congratulations to our friends and rivals the Hurricanes - TC, John, Hesi, Porky, Cubes. Absolutely worthy champions ....again ! Brilliant. Thanks to my Mighty Blues Brothers Pete, Gordy, Brian and Geoff. You guys have been great, and very well led by debut captain Pete. Top effort Blues to come from 8th and last qualifying spot, to finish the closest of seconds. It wasn't our greatest day of tipping today, but when Kidmenever had it's nose in front a stride from the post in the penultimate race we had the winning of the match. Coulda, woulda, shoulda ....ultimately we came up short. But what fun it has all been. Biggest thanks of all to PJ ...thanks for your wonderful comps and all the pleasure they have given to all of us. You're truly a legend, PJ.
  19. 7 points
    Irish

    Off the Track - Chris Johnson

    No need for that comment. Not kind.
  20. 7 points
    rdytdy

    Te Aroha - joke!

    Exactly. Mr Big Stuff you have to be one of the most negative people that post here. can't recall one positive post from you. Perhaps we should chip in for an optrectomy operation for you. That is where they sever the cord connecting your eyeballs to your rectum getting rid of your shitty outlook on life. Racing started today in nice warm sunny conditions on a perfect Good 3 track(I will come back to that). Following R3 the mercury dropped considerable and black threatening clouds appeared with the bursts of thunder echoing around the place. Ironically R4 was called the Thunder Down Under maiden. As the runners for R5 were preparing to go out onto the track it started raining and continued to rain during the race and for a short time thereafter probably around a 10 minute period in total. Following the race some riders stated that their mounts were a little uncomfortable with some movement under them. Riders were called into the room and we viewed the footage which didn't show any significant slipping. A track inspection took place and it was reported when they came back that there were no significant slip marks but some small lateral movement about two hoof widths wide in a couple of areas. The rain on the grass was the cause of this and due to the cold and overcast weather conditions there was no way it would dry quickly. As there was some concern then that riders may not be able to ride their mounts competitively and of course any concern, no matter how small, for any riders safety then no meeting should proceed. It was one of those things, a small amount of rain on grass and not one rider had an issue on how the track presented. Both Sam Collett and Reece Jones (jockey's president) stated in the Judical Room (I told you I would come back to it) that the track had been perfect prior to the short period of rain. It was unfortunate and both the riders and stipes reiterated that the abandonment was through no fault of the club. At least a number of them won't have to rush now to Opie's stag do this evening.
  21. 7 points
    Hi Peter, there are many of us who hope you continue - I personally get a lot of enjoyment out of these comps. I'm happy to help score anytime if you want to ease the burden on yourself. I like the draft concept - adds a lot of interest. Another suggestion, that I think I mentioned to you previously, is when you get to the play-offs, you let the captain of the higher seeded team pick the five individual match-ups in the coming week rather than drawing them at random. Under the current play-off system there is no real advantage for the higher ranked teams (if you think of each match-up as a 50:50 chance). Not sure that picking match-ups gives you an advantage either but would add a bit of interest. You'd just need to set a deadline for captains to reply, before you default to a random draw. Good luck with your start-up venture.
  22. 7 points
    Trump

    Gingernuts

    The thing is 2Admin, these people (including my niece) have had the good fortune to go into a syndicate for a modest sum and have ended up with a Rosehill Guineas and NZ Derby winner. Many of them, at significant cost to themselves, have booked and gone to Melb to watch their beloved Gingernuts run in a Spring Carnival G1 race. They are there, in the Stands, excited beyond anticipation and the unthinkable happens - the horse breaks down in front of 80,000+ people. Before it's even got to race ! Can you imagine their disappointment and more importantly, their concern for their Gingernuts? Then you add the cream to their sadness by going on social media and quote " It won't win another race". You're very insensitive and even if your prophecy turns out to be true, it was untimely and need not have been said. Period.
  23. 7 points
    La Zip

    Bloody Hell...

    Just a total embarassment ....too many conflicts of interest...but its a small gene puddle, so no one involved is too far outside the 2 degrees of separation...and its sooo boring! I will say Steve Davis shows a bit of life...talks a lot but if you don't take him too seriously, (I don't think he takes himself too seriously either) he's passable....
  24. 6 points
    Because he has a good heart, like anyone should that claim to love the sport/greyhounds....
  25. 6 points
    Steve How does this have nothing to do with greyhound racing? Everyone should rally around to help this poor dog.
  26. 6 points
    The venue was great The conversation spirited The host magnanimous Dodecahedron well behaved The Chevmeister full of wisdom / Poundforpound witty and enlightening / The Tasmaninator ate Cubes' steak ! Always a delight to meet other 'Cafers and swap tales of victory and woe
  27. 6 points
    mmmyb

    Grassroots Udys

    Agree 100% Super day for the family. Jared & Denise. Ross & Lynne and Marsha who is apart of the team during the week and racedays Great people. Great results . Awesome day!!!
  28. 6 points
    chevy86

    This is your Minister

    Because he is the ultimate attention seeker Puha and thrives on being a serial litigant.The sooner he is sucking in methane the better although entry will never happen, and nor should it.
  29. 6 points
    Pam Robson

    Oh dear, this is not going to end well

    Here's hoping he has some luck, and a ton of enjoyment along the way. Good on him.
  30. 6 points
    TOM(the other Molloy)

    Worst Ever

    Logic might say that Chris but given the unreliable weather in your locale those races might well have been run on slow 8 or worse tracks if they had been run at this time of year. Whilst Embellish and Hasahalo may have been first starters in the South Te Akau in particular have a protocol(and a successful one) of bringing their horses south early to take advantage of the superior weather and tracks in the leadup. That is very much a two sided argument. And whatever happened I would like to know what horse which stayed North would have strengthened those fields. Or indeed over the years an instance of a serious contender who did not travel.
  31. 6 points
    turny

    Off the Track - Chris Johnson

    Superb - the real Chris presented - very softly spoken and wearing his number ones - superb
  32. 6 points
    turny

    Worst Ever

    Ironic really - Ellerslie broke all the traditions, rescheduled into two Auckland Cups and that worked NOT, they can't handle Canterbury success story, year after year
  33. 6 points
    We're Doomed

    Worst Ever

    I don't quite follow your logic. You suggest betting figures will be down because there are three hot favourites on the day (thank god you don't follow trotting) and yet you criticise the bigger attractive betting fields because of their lack of quality, and you didn't rate Prom Queen anyhow. As it turned out, other than the 2yo race the hot favs turned out to be false favs so there was certainly value for some. And really Riccarton didn't do too bad when you look at the ordinary lot that turned out for the Group II at Tauranga. And wait until you see the fields that turn up for the Group 1s at Otaki and elsewhere. It isn't just a SI problem.
  34. 6 points
    lamour

    Sheree Tomlinson

    Tremendous drive by Sheree to win win the Dominion. As well as being the first female to win the race she must surely be the youngest driver to win & I imagine on the biggest long shot to win in the history of the race. This is a great story and the powers that be at HRNZ should make every effort to get this story on main stream media. This human interest story is exactly the type of media attention Harness Racing so desperately needs. Well done to the Ken Ford and the whole family. Great to see people without huge resources winning big races.
  35. 6 points
    Fair to say the Canes were pretty pleased to see Invincibella four wide the whole way. Thanks to the Blues for a great match - went right down to the wire and I truly thought you had us heading into the last race. Always a pleasure to play against you guys - you add a lot of colour to these comps. Thanks to my Canes team-mates. Cubes thanks for stepping up part way through the season - much appreciated. Porky, great addition to our team and clearly the winner of the "rookie-of-the-season" award. Hesi and John - both unbeaten in the three knockout rounds - brilliant. John, that's three Super Comps in a row now - maybe time to retire!? Peter - thanks again and see you for the Summer-Autumn comp
  36. 6 points
    TOM(the other Molloy)

    Worst Ever

    Bit tough on Prom Queen Berri. She has won eight of nine but ' ..... lord help us if that's is the best we can come up with'? What more could she have done other than win the other start? She could well be a champion in the making. And as for shifting it north which Northern fillies can you identify who would strengthen the field and if there are any why have their trainers not come south? I think you will find that the dreadful spring weather is the reason for the lighter than usual field quality and numbers wise and indeed that and the road issues are the reason for the lack of Northerners at the cup meeting this year. What it does do is give the Southerners a crack at some good stakes and hey why not? I think the racing has been of reasonable standard, bar the 2000 Guineas rough house carry on , and at the end of the day the South deserves it's day in the sun.
  37. 6 points
    Mardy

    PUNTERS CLUB NUMBER 15

    Well after nailing a couple of Fixed odds win bets and a measly treble i make the return to be $116 from $85 spent.
  38. 6 points
    barryb

    Gingernuts

    Geez you just confirmed for many of us what we had thought for a while now. That's like saying Beauden Barrett is cupable for an AB's loss, as guilty by association even though he played a blinder. Probably best you take a break and re-read your last 50 posts and see how silly you have been.
  39. 6 points
    Firstly congratulations team Hurricanes a great match up against team Blues, a fun week ahead, bragging rights on the line enjoy. Peter thank you for your endless contribution to this thread/comp, if this is to be the last comp it has been a pleasure to have been a part of it. I thought I read somewhere it was ending due to a lack of interest, maybe I was dreaming this as wasn't there a few reserves?? anywho many thanks Finally thank you to my team mates Jill, Wrinkles, Tony and Ian thank you for being so vigilant with your posting and making my job as Captain an easy one it was an enjoyable ride with you guys/gals all the best in the off/festive season. Best of luck Canes/Blues Cheers
  40. 6 points
    Contentious

    Bloody Hell...

    who above them would know that they were errors?
  41. 6 points
    Eastwood Jaunty

    Hats Off To Opie

    Was indeed a perfect ride. Age of Fire went a huge race too. Relaxed well and boomed home. By the way, Brian Court's horse raced like a drunk most of the way and ran wide on the turn, forcing several very wide. Horse finished 50 lengths off them over a mile. Was clearly never a chance and just got in the way of those who did have a chance. About time for the club to be stricter about which horses may run in the G1s?
  42. 5 points
    globederby12

    Lazarus vs Chokin

    When you have watched harness for 50 yrs ( like I have) the great horses come and go. Lazarus is the champion of his age/ era . Comparing is futile. The Aussie commentator hasn't been around long enough . He missed seeing a horse like Young Quinn for just one example. We can wax lyrical as long as we like about who we think the greatest is or was. Just sit back and enjoy the ride. Horses of this calibre are a joy to watch.
  43. 5 points
    kilcoyne

    Danny Crozier

    Simple solution stop interviewing trainers. They arent fortune tellers and cant predict the future. Anything can happen in a race so you take your chances. Thats what punting is all about.
  44. 5 points
    Haha...I'll take a bit of stick , don't often get a free feed and drinks in the Viaduct....a world class location. Of course I ordered steak and like a flash the waiter asked....What about the vegetables ?....Well I looked at Leo for some time and replied...."oh he will have steak as well ! Up since 5am ,young Leo had eyes like reject oysters ,piss holes in the snow but became very animated when I suggested Kevin Morton was a better jockey ! Another record of his ...only unbeaten jockey on Showgate....not quite ,as he forgot Nick Harnett at Timaru[ 1600m] ,the day after 2400m of Dunedin Cup. Never one to allow the facts to get in the way of a good story ,why does the Viaduct need the America's Cup when it has Leo ? One record he does hold ,possibly from me was being the oldest school kid in NZ........but there is no truth in story he had 3 years in the fifth form it was actually 5 years in the 3rd form ! As for the host Cubes...what a gentleman , a deserving winner and Chevy 86 also, turns out we all played in the same Rugby club ......young Leo furtively sat there on his booster seat hoping that crumbs of our knowledge would blow his way.....CT would have really capped the evening off nicely. Be nice to Leo, his doctor has just told him to give up half of his love life..........what half will he give up ,thinking about it or talking about it. And its getting worse ,he's searching for his excuse book as his horse is about to clash with Kawi ....this week. A great night @ Head Quarters ,the quotes in the dunnies worth a visit. Pencil us all in for Karaka week ! Be there or be square...best night out since I went to Moonee Valley with CT.
  45. 5 points
    bus stop

    Grassroots Udys

    Great to see the Ross and Jarred clean up Yesterday just goes to show you dont have to top flight dogs to acheive what they did yesterday and they are humble with it. Also would like to congulate Marsha Black with the way she keeps Umaga Rama ticking over.
  46. 5 points
    Dopey

    Off the Track - Chris Johnson

    Great to see the early days, Canterbury Belle with Dave and Jan Kerr and Phillipa Rush and many others...and the old guard Grant Davison etc
  47. 5 points
    hesi

    NZ Cup entries Here.

    Yep congratulations Ms Taylor, you nailed it, ice creams on you. Winning it was the easy part, now you have to find a horse to put $700 on, I suggest there may be lots of offers
  48. 5 points
    aquaman

    Racing

    What a stupid thread. The more races a dog has proves one thing, it is sound, and should be allowed to race as long as it stays in that condition regardless of starts. They are race dogs after all, and as long as they are competitive, age nor starts should stop them. I like to see older dogs with many starts under their belt still doing what they love doing. It all comes down to trainer management and placement.
  49. 5 points
    Sickopunter

    TAB stores - opening hours

    Some people like betting in cash. Some people like reading the paper. Keep in mind the racing game has a much older fan base than most.... He may be a bit behind the times but you’re getting a little ahead of yourself. Not to mention rudely.
  50. 5 points
    A big bow to our harness friends. You guys rocked and really put up some great performances. As a first time captain, hats off to my team the Blues. We went to some dark places in the qualifying rounds but class came out and here we are in the final after only qualifying in 8th by a very slim margin. Special mention to Howie who has kept his head up and been brilliant despite some unbelievable losses earlier on. Take a break boys, job well done and I'll see you at training on Wednesday morning.
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