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Alan B

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  1. Lazarus. Wow

    Try and arrange more of these races in NZ to keep your horses there. It will help us small struggling owner breeders in WA. Most of the horses winning at Gloucester Park each week are bred in NZ.
  2. Lazarus. Wow

    Some trivia they even named a street in East Fremantle in WA after the horse. The reason he won the last Fremantle Cup In the Richmond Raceway era in 1991.
  3. Lazarus. Wow

    Good point about handicapping or lack of it these days. The Fremantle Cup also was a standing some time ago. The champions were actually handicapped in the earlier days. A horse called Village Kid just kept winning because he was in the era of all mobile racing. The system is much easier for the modern day champion. The weighting system of the gallops seems fairer to me.
  4. Lazarus. Wow

    Unfortunately they have been getting away with team driving at Gloucester Park for years. In fact in the 80's they called it the "Red Hots".
  5. Lazarus. Wow

    I thought Purdon got caught. He was unlucky. It can happen at GP. If he took the horse back he wouldn't have run a place coming from the rear of the field.
  6. Lazarus. Wow

    Yes and with a sit CB would have run second even by 5 lengths it runs 2nd. The way the horse was driven it runs 3rd. And guess what the stablemate wins!!! I don't think CB was given the best opportunity in the race the way it was driven, but then again that is my opinion.
  7. Lazarus. Wow

    Really? It would take a pretty special horse to face the breeze in that quality field over 3000m and win the race. CB would have had a better chance of winning taking the sit behind Lazarus in my opinion. I wonder if G Hall would have driven the same way if the stable had only 1 runner in the field???
  8. Fremantle cup

    Could be..............
  9. Lazarus. Wow

    Who trained Elsu Cosmic?
  10. Fremantle cup

    I admit I jumped early with the prediction, bad luck can always beat champions and that's what happened. The winner My Hard Copy is also a WA Pacing Cup winner, also a very hard race to win.
  11. Fremantle cup

    Not really I just think he is the dominant horse of the grand circuit at present. Though if something happens in running the Bucket List will be ready to swoop.
  12. Fremantle cup

    The Fremantle Cup has a great history. Lazarus's name should be engraved on the trophy already.

    Far from it. There has been domination by two large stables for a number of years bringing in horses to WA from NZ. i.e. Hall and Bond. It's good to see someone else come in and win some big races. Well done the Purdon stable.
  14. Positives at Nelson

    Each case will be investigated on the individual situation. Trainers usually do it when their horses aren't quite up to it and they get desperate. If a trainer has been training for 20 years or so with a clean sheet, then you would be suspicious it may have been a stablehand. Mostly though the trainers that get caught become repeat offenders over the years, they tend to rely on giving their horses some additional "help".That's what I've noticed anyway.
  15. Positives at Nelson

    Fully agree. Usually there is a pattern of offences and suspensions relating to particular trainer. i.e. they usually get caught more than once over a period of time. Having said that the are getting smarter and able to pay for expensive vets. I know I bought a horse from a leading stable, just afterwords the trainer was suspended for 12 months for a high Co2 level. This wasn't his first offence, yet he still only got 12 months.