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  1. Echoes of Heaven

    If the stallion returns aren't filed, what does that mean for people with mares in foal to these stallions? Does it mean the foals won't be able to be registered?
  2. Sobering Figures

    Thanks Jess, Hoping I'm using up all the bad luck curse early in my TB breeding adventures, just a succession of the things that go wrong! All my friends are laughing that when I finally get one to the races they all want a share because if it makes it that far it must be going to be a good un!!
  3. Sales

    Does anyone know if the Karaka Sales are being televised this year? I love watching them, and know lots of other people that do too.
  4. Sobering Figures

    The different experiences at different studs is an eye opener. I have 2 mares, been involved 3 years, so far only managed 1 live foal, so not going too well. The first mare I bought was at Hanui, the communication was good, an email when she was served, an email each time she was scanned, a couple of phone calls, unfortunately that gave me the impression that's how studs operate! Next stud, nothing, worked out the mare was in foal from the vet bill, even got a phone call from Majestic one morning to say they had my mare on her way home???? This season one mare lost her foal, she's gone to another stud to Foster, I had one call to say she's taken the foal, that was in September. An email to say she was served and scanned in foal. I suppose they're used to commercial breeders who aren't so bothered with knowing what their mare's looking like, with the ease of communication these days, snap a photo on their phone, email it through, it is pretty annoying. Jess and La Zip I also would love to know where you got the good service, and the ones to avoid!

    Going public on a site like this is good, A. it helps give victims the confidence to speak out, when they realise they're not the only one, and that there are people who will listen, and believe them. B. It makes everyone much more aware!
  6. You probably don't see many women in the TAB Flagship uberalles because we use our phones, or laptops!
  7. TAB Site again

    At least dial up telephones were reliable!!
  8. TAB Site again

    Yep I just got brassed off and didn't bet on the last race at Hastings because it kept coming up with the wrong horse!
  9. A bit of leg

    Be quite happy with a "Krase"!
  10. A bit of leg

    Yes Insider, hoping for a filly to race. I was surprised to find how many of Ekraar's male stock have been sold to Asia and Aus. in recent years. I also met the owners of an Ekraar gelding which is racing in aus, having had 4 wins over there (not Sat. city standard, but still good money), and looking on the NZ TB site it shows no sign of him being in aus, let alone winning over there so the stats may be a bit deceptive at times.
  11. Waikato Stallion Parades

    Hallmark weren't part of it.
  12. Waikato Stallion Parades

    It was my first time on the stallion parades, absolutely loved it! Surprised how much different some of them looked in the flesh compared to photos. You can't capture the presence of some of them in a photo. Rather liked Vadamos, Preferment, Power, Rageese, but I think my favourite as a value "shopper" was Sweynesse, smashing looking horse, with presence, and super quiet.
  13. A bit of leg

    I also have a mare going to Ekraar, viewed him yesterday, very pleased, lovely temperament, good type, looking great. Saw some nice scopey fillies by him too.
  14. Linwood Park

    I went and viewed Ekraar and Echoes of Heaven yesterday, they are looking great, and ready to go for the season. Very impressed with how quiet Ekraar is, lovely gentleman.
  15. Small Successful horses

    Kick Back and Wee Biskit, a couple of pretty good jumping mares in recent years, size obviously doesn't affect heart!