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Berri last won the day on September 28 2017

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  1. Another meeting bites the dust

    Mediocrity breeds mediocrity. Mediocre people produce mediocre results. Mediocre horses produce mediocre events. Mediocre events are watched by mediocre people....and mediocre people produce mediocre results.... why would we expect anything else other than mediocre under the current thinking....which includes some of the thinking in this thread?
  2. Another meeting bites the dust

    What.... buy land off the O’Sullivans?!?! Half a track?!? Oh dear....how enlightening
  3. Another meeting bites the dust

    "I imagine that if there was an all-weather at Matamata you wouldn't need Te Teko anymore would you? This meeting would have been scheduled for the all weather in the first place. Several tracks would probably become redundant if an all weather was built. No one seems to have factored that in so far." .....We're Doomed I reacted because you said we maybe didn't need Te Teko..... moronic statement. P4P is right....strathayr is probably the right surface for the majority of the all weather tracks. It's proven technology and doesn't break as many horses down. We have bred grass track horses not dirt trackers. Where in Matamata would you put this track We're Doomed? At the actual Matamata race track by replacing the grass track? FFS you obviously don't think things through do you? As for all of you who question having the ability to have up to 30 runners.....read my post. It says IF we are looking to the future..... I have absolute evidence, from multiple nations around the World that if you have more runners in a race you lift betting numbers. In the UK if you have more than 24 runners betting sky rockets. Tracks with either barrier draw bias or runner bias have decreased betting activity. I will name call all I like if those of you are imbeciles enough to argue against this. P4P is right....most of you have no idea. That Elerslie didn't go strathayr is criminal, short sighted and ridiculous. All they are doing is more of the same with the expectation that things will change. Dumb and dumber.
  4. Can't be better than this

    Thousands of yearlings get sold each year, but only 13 horses have won the US Triple Crown in the history of the sport, so being tasked with trying to find a colt capable of achieving such a colossal feat at public auction makes looking for a needle in a haystack seem easy. But at Keeneland back in September 2016, the combined might of the China Horse Club's Michael Wallace and Mick Flanagan, SF Bloodstock's Tom Ryan, Newgate Farm's Henry Field, and Elliott Walden and David Hanly from WinStar Farm unearthed the holy grail when they selected Justify from a mammoth catalogue of 4,479 yearlings. Having been picked up for $500,000, the Bob Baffert-trained colt wrote his name into history books on Saturday when his Belmont Stakes romp saw him become just the second horse to land the Triple Crown with an undefeated record, equalling the achievement of Seattle Slew back in 1977. "It's a sort of surreal feeling to be there and see that happen," says Wallace on his Belmont Stakes experience. "It was an amazing day and he's an amazing horse. You never dream of having a horse, or an opportunity, like this. It's something I'll remember forever." Those sentiments were echoed by Wallace's China Horse Club colleague Flanagan, who said: "It's absolutely huge and like the other lads, I just feel very lucky to have had the experience. "We're definitely in awe of the horse, he's something very, very special. I went out to Belmont on Sunday morning to look at him, and physically and mentally he's just a beast from a different planet." The strapping son of Scat Daddy is owned in partnership between the China Horse Club, WinStar Farm, Starlight Racing and Head of Plains Partners, and selecting him from the thousands of yearlings at the 2016 edition of Keeneland's September Sale was very much a collaborative effort too. "The way it works is myself and Michael Wallace go off through the barns and do up our shortlists, as do Tom Ryan and Henry Field, and Elliott Walden and David Hanly do the same," explained Flanagan. "We meet up every evening and whatever is left on all three shortlists goes to the next phase, being vetted et cetera. "We all have to agree on a horse though, so if two partners like a horse but the third doesn't we basically take it off the list. There's a budget for the yearling season between Saratoga and Keeneland and we aim to buy 36 or 37 every year." Although there was plenty of choice at Keeneland that year, Wallace said that the team did not have to look too hard to come across the colt now known as Justify. "He was fairly simple to find because physically he's an amazing horse to look at," he said. "He was basically exactly what we were looking for. He was a big yearling but moved very well and was very light on his feet for such a big horse." Those thoughts were shared by Flanagan, who said of Justify: "He was a big, imposing horse. He was very tall and was quite a leggy yearling, but he had a very good action and you could've set a bomb off beside him and he wouldn't have flinched. "Thankfully all three partners had the same opinion of him and luckily we were able to buy him." Despite having found a generation-defining colt, Wallace also gave a nod to the perils of buying blue-chip bloodstock, saying: "A horse like Justify coming along makes up for plenty of the others. As we all know, not every horse can hit the highs that you'd like them to."
  5. Another meeting bites the dust

    Get your heads out of a bucket. There is one opportunity to get it right for the future. Three things exist if you get it right. Number 1....IF you get more than 24 runners in a field, betting goes up. Number 2...IF those races are staying races, betting goes up. Number 3...IF there is no perceived bias in relation to barrier draw, betting goes up a 1200m straight on a big wide track does all the above
  6. Another meeting bites the dust

    Shit you really don't know your racing. Te Teko is a grass surface that holds up most of the year because of its location. This latest unfortunate weather event was predictable 7 days ago. Racing management needed to be flexible not to get locked into a location. Eastern province weather bombs are predictable. To say Te Teko wasn't needed if an all weather was at Matamata are comments made by a moron, twit and imbecile who knows nothing of racing. Te Teko has abnormally good weather which provides a good surface. Just a shame the track wasn't bigger in order to take 30 runners with a 1200m straight. The all weather track needs to have a 800m straight at a minimum. This eliminates track pace and draw bias.
  7. Can't be better than this

    This is how big it is https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3SUIy59xAdE
  8. Can't be better than this

    La Zip doesn't know shit about how the horse was bought or who is in on it. George Sorros made an investment in the horse through one of his vehicles. Michael was very much a part of the selection game. Get it right. Why knock any part of the game....the achievement is extraordinary, whether a whole or bit part in the play.....and it takes a team to play the game properly.
  9. Can't be better than this

    Did you add the bit that Michael has a share and that George Sorros also bought into the horse. And in this country, what did our esteemed leaders do about promoting this?.....nhetts, naghda, zip butt nothing....a disgrace.
  10. Michael Wallace take a very big bow. That is history defining and that a New Zealander has cracked it to that extent is something else.
  11. So how much did they make???

    The main question should be how much did Bayliss make?
  12. Epsom Derby

    REAL IMPACT George Ryder Stakes, Rosehill, Gr.1 VIVLOS (JPN) (Machiavellian (USA): Shuka Sho, Kyoto, JPN Gr.1, DP World Dubai Turf, Meydan, Gr.1, A SHIN HIKARI (JPN) (Storm Cat (USA): Prix d'Ispahan, Chantilly, Gr.1, Longines Hong Kong Cup, Sha Tin, Gr.1, BEAUTY PARLOUR (GB) (Giant's Causeway (USA): Poule d'Essai des Pouliches, Parislongchamp, Gr.1, REAL STEEL (JPN) (Storm Cat (USA): DP World Dubai Turf, Meydan, Gr.1, SAXON WARRIOR (JPN) (Galileo (IRE): Qipco 2000 Guineas Stakes, Newmarket, Gr.1, STUDY OF MAN (IRE) (Storm Cat (USA): Qipco Prix du Jockey Club, Chantilly, Gr.1 TOSEN STARDOM (JPN) (End Sweep (USA): Emirates Stakes LKS Mackinnon Stakes, Flemington, Gr.1, AKIHIRO (JPN) (Anabaa (USA): Prix des Chenes, Chantilly, Gr.3, AQUAMARINE (JPN) (Alzao (USA): Prix Allez France, Chantilly, Gr.3 SEPTEMBER (IRE) (Danehill (USA): Chesham Stakes, Ascot, L.
  13. Epsom Derby

    Starting to shine on the World stage?!?!....only 6 years too late.
  14. From the NZTR news feed...

    PFP.....where did the article come from?