Jump to content
RaceCafe NZ's Premier Racing Community


  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


gubellini last won the day on May 16

gubellini had the most liked content!


About gubellini

  • Rank
    Open Class - R121
  • Birthday February 27

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Bay of Plenty
  • Interests
    Racing-punter and owner.Reading.Watching DVD's.N.Z.Art.Garage Sales.Football.Southampton/Shrewsbury fan.

Recent Profile Visitors

2,412 profile views
  1. Does Anyone Remember

    Ted earlier in her career Sovereign’s Delight was trained by Eric Ropiha at Woodville. She won a race at Trentham on the 23/10/76. She paid $21.30 and $5.80. Second was Count Kara who paid $4.90. The quinella paid $307.85.
  2. Get that humble pie warmed up ......

    The big question is have Winston and Owen Glenn kissed and made up?!
  3. Another meeting bites the dust

    Plus there is the problem that our antiquated betting system can only cater for up to 24 runners. Berri are you suggesting we go back to the old days of bracketing horses? Also none of our barriers can handle 30 horses! Berri nostalgia has it’s place but flag starts or barrier strands just wouldn’t cut it!
  4. Another meeting bites the dust

    Berri 30 runners with a 1200m straight? I think you are disorientated. This is NZ not England!
  5. Another meeting bites the dust

    Taupo should be used more. Trials there yesterday. 23 Heats. 138 starters. The track could take more racing.
  6. When They Raced On Really Heavy Tracks

    Ted sorry I don’t have the information about Charger’s jumping career because I have a gap in my Turf Registers. At 2 he ran 7 times for one third. At 3 he won 5 from 21 including the Parliamentary a top effort for a 3yo. Second was Heckle’s Choice a good wet tracker ridden by Viv Tinsley and third Richard The First ridden by Bob Skelton. At 4 he won 2 from 10 and at 5 he won 3 from 8. I think he might have started jumping at 6.
  7. When They Raced On Really Heavy Tracks

    Leo that was in the Members Handicap on 10/7/74 when he was ridden by Pat Haitiana.
  8. When They Raced On Really Heavy Tracks

    Just informed by Michael Sheridan that on the last day of that Trentham July 1956 meeting the crowd was 6,700. The track was so testing that some horses collapsed with exhaustion. Six fell in one flat race and two in another.
  9. When They Raced On Really Heavy Tracks

    1956 the year this photo was taken saw a remarkable effort by Peter Willonyx at the July meeting. On the first day he won the Whyte Handicap by four lengths carrying 9.12. On the third day he won the Onslow Handicap by three lengths carrying the staggering weight of 10.8 on an 8.0 minimum. Jock Harris rode him both times for Takanini trainer Boy Pope.
  10. When They Raced On Really Heavy Tracks

    Nerula your namesake won the Whyte Handicap on the 8/7/61. Ridden by Kaye Tinsley he won by two lengths from Otara and Alan Jones with Fairassan and Bill Skelton third. On the 12/7/61 he won the Parliamentary ridden again by Kaye Tinsley. He won by a nose from Golden Cabana and Brian Dodds with Action Packed and Bob Jury third. On the 15/7/61 he won the Winter Oats ridden by Noel McCutcheon. He won by five lengths from Port Wine and Stuart Robertson with Beau Kura and Ron Taylor third. He didn’t race again until the 1961-2 Season.
  11. When They Raced On Really Heavy Tracks

    Ahjay Trentham Record 9/7/69 First Juvenile Handicap RJ Skelton 4/7/70 Unplaced Whyte Handicap GF Hughes 23/1/71 Unplaced Telegraph Handicap JF Harris 30/1/71 Unplaced George Adams Handicap AK Robinson 6/7/74 First Whyte Handicap PR Haitana 10/7/74 Fell Members Handicap PR Haitana 21/9/74 Unplaced Captain Cook Stakes PR Haitana 5/7/75 Fourth Stewards Handicap RJ Skelton 9/7/75 Unplaced Members Handicap RJ Skelton 12/7/75 Unplaced Winter Oats LM Robinson.
  12. When They Raced On Really Heavy Tracks

    poundforpound on the second day of the May 1974 meeting Chief Defence ridden by Ken Reggett won a 1600m race in 1.59.75. On the third day Bellmana and Bob Skelton won a 1600m race in exactly the same time 1.59.75.
  13. When They Raced On Really Heavy Tracks

    poundforpound when Ahjay won the 1974 Whyte Handicap you ran second on Scotch William beaten by half a neck.
  14. The next generation

    No surprise to see Nijinsky lurking in the pedigree of Masar.
  15. SURREY

    Big ask for Surrey to step up from 1600m to 2200m. False favourite.