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Emotive last won the day on December 21 2017

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  1. Cawbourne Krusty wins Group 1 NZ Futurity

    Can we not just applaud a great effort from a potentially great dog?
  2. GRNZA and the GAP Levin Kennels

    Having actually taken the time to speak with those in charge of the restructuring, the Levin Kennels will be totally revamped. Capacity will be increased and the quality of the facilities will be upgraded. A number of issues were identified and the new protocols will increase the number of positive outcomes. The plan has been months in the making and is the result of consultation with the groups that actually matter including taking on board member concerns. The GPL has long been a source of deliberately misleading information. Their latest posting on Facebook regarding the positive is no exception. When you look at the actual figures the positive while potentially damaging is the only positive this season. 1 from approximately 2500 swabs taken does not support their claims of endemic. The GPL has been in existence for approx. 5 years, in that time they have only managed to gain roughly 2500 Facebook followers, actual members far, far less. A large proportion of those followers are AR activists who reside in other countries. It is not hard to fathom what form any impending attack will take. The GPL is predictable at best. Their leader will get the notoriety he craves for a short period of time and then will disappear back into the darkness trolling the internet. A couple of MP's will use this situation to gain political mileage, but in doing so they will effectively be criticising the government they are in coalition with, that very rarely affects change.
  3. Cawbourne Krusty wins Group 1 NZ Futurity

    Great effort from a young dynamic team. Very much deserved Matt and Sarah. Graded C3 and barely 2 years of age, Krusty looks to have a very bright future ahead of her.
  4. Well well well D.Schofield

    Jeepers. Lindsay/Warren really. It was done. There was a positive. Guilt was admitted. Penalty handed down. Penalty appealed. Appeal dismissed. Let it go!
  5. Well well well D.Schofield

    Just a licence holder. I based my opinion on the actual rule. I presume you have read it. Very difficult to have the penalty reduced further unless you have compelling new evidence. And it is the penalty only that is being appealed. Guilt has already been established. The baseline is 4 years DQ. That was mitigated to 2 years. The positive was to a Class A drug and as such the starting point is much higher. My opinion and that's all it is, is based on the rules that exist and not the personalities involved. The RIU could appeal the two years looking to increase the penalty, doubtful but possible. Who knows. Anyway, there is always more than one rule that applies, and that could be a concern for the appellant in the future. There have been a number of cutting remarks on this thread, yet you chose to level sarcasm at mine rather than offer an alternative view. If you have a different view, then share it.
  6. Well well well D.Schofield

    It's done and dusted regardless of appeal. The penalty starting point is 4 years DQ. The JCA mitigated that to 2 years. The sentence cannot be substituted for a fine under the rules. And I agree age should have no bearing on this decision.
  7. Human behaviour

    Bad news sells Mike. It is beamed into our homes every night, and it has made some individuals very rich. In regard to the positive and baiting topics, there is a range of opinion, but like it or not the finger is pointed at everyone who is part of the sport. Unfairly I might add. I have read a couple of the latest articles that state doping is rife within the sport, nothing could be further from the truth. For someone who is hell-bent on banning our sport, telling them that there has been only one positive in the 2500 tests carried out this season, will be ignored. We all have an opinion because we are all affected by the publicity. I believe in healthy debate, and I believe that when conducted with respect it is an effective tool for correcting misinformation, for changing opinion, gauging member feeling, and healing hurt. For everyone that trains within the rules, there is a level of hurt. Buddha was quite a cool dude, and your point was not lost.
  8. Well well well D.Schofield

    While many may feel the investigation referred to has taken an agonising length of time, it is important to remember that the process must be robust. Just as a reminder, here is the actual rule. Read it carefully. However, this is not the only rule that applies.
  9. Well well well D.Schofield

    Does anyone in this sport ever read the advisories sent out? There have been a number of rule changes since 2013.
  10. Well well well D.Schofield

    Who said anything about Denis? I spoke specifically about penalty. The rules changed about 2 years ago.
  11. Well well well D.Schofield

    I think you need to check the penalties for that specific drug. I believe the penalties differ between classes. There is no criminality involved in a caffeine positive for example, but there is for meth just as there would be for cocaine, heroin, or any other Class A drug. Steroids are Class B and there is criminality attached to that as well.
  12. Well well well D.Schofield

    I'm pretty sure there was a rule change that prohibits a disqualified person from having any contact with a licence holder. That includes partners in a marriage. I also believe that under the rules it is not possible to transfer dogs into a family members name. First introduced in Australia and later adopted here after a couple of dubious instances. Godber stated today that due to an appeal the disqualification will not commence until the appeal is concluded.
  13. Well well well D.Schofield

    Wasn't impressed with what Denis had to say on the telly. He already pleaded guilty. I was referring to giving a son a job despite the possible jeopardy.
  14. GRNZA and the GAP Levin Kennels

    It does indeed come down to management. Hampton is part of GAP, and under GAP management.
  15. Well well well D.Schofield

    Collectively you all make valid points. Yes, guilt lies with whoever holds the license. Yes his son should not have been on property given his past behaviour. Yes, there is culpability. Yes Denis can be a right basket at times. But we are talking about a father's love for his son. Like many other fathers, misplaced hope, belief, trust, whatever you like to call it, has been returned in the form of betrayal. I am not a fan of the man, but as a parent, I can feel some sympathy.