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Bruce J Hadley

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About Bruce J Hadley

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  • Birthday September 30

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  1. The Derby

    I can confirm 100% the bell sounded a lap early.
  2. comments man cambridge last night

    Steve actually started in the harness code. Used to call the workouts at Alexandra Park!!
  3. M T Pockets

    I'm available for the drive!!
  4. Super Stable 2017

    Good luck all
  5. Inquiry?

    I was only a wee fella at the time. However, from memory, he won several 2yo races, and a few places. And in those days, there weren't a lot of 2yo races. Didn't really come up as expected as a 3yo, and then was sold to USA as an early 4-year-old. He was a 2yo in 1973, and they scorched over the mile in 2-09 . The stake money was $1500. However, to put that into perspective, a basket of goods that cost $1500 in 1973, would cost $18,000 in 2017. (figures based on the Inflation Calendar)
  6. Inquiry?

    Hi FL, Mr Shorthorn was just a handy young horse. He was owned by my uncle Charlie Hadley, and didn't have any name change.
  7. geoff small

    Love your work Timmy!!! hahaha
  8. geoff small

    No idea. As far as I know, he isnt heading over the Tasman sea.
  9. geoff small

    Well that's an interesting "veiled" statement...However, misinformed it is. Around 5 years ago, Geoff made a conscious decision to stop buying yearlings at the sales. He was taking massive risks with HIS MONEY, and inevitably, would end up with pieces of all the horses. He didnt have big-spending owners going to the sales, and was taking all the risk himself. As a consequence of that, the quality of horses coming in the front gate certainly diminished, and as a result of that, he has obviously failed to produce any genuine Group performers. However, the training ability can never be denied. He has won almost every big race going in New Zealand, and if he ever managed to attract a big-spending owner into the barn, he would be more than capable of winning Group races again.
  10. geoff small

    Incorrect. He is certainly planning on making some changes, but he will still be training.
  11. Are females keeping the Junior ranks alive?

    Belinda Holmes ??
  12. Auckland - $400 per starter?

    Ouch. Are you able to advise who that is?
  13. TAB place fixed odds

    Ahhh..Thanks for that. I didnt know
  14. TAB place fixed odds

    Now, I dont know much about how they frame the market, or how they end up with the pricing. Maybe someone can enlighten me. In the race just gone at Cambridge, EVERY single horse is paying way more on the tote place odds, than in the fixed odds. Something doesnt seem right
  15. Auckland - $400 per starter?

    Given this generous incentive, it certainly opens up opportunities for a trainer (assuming they had funds) to buy 5 or 6 claimers. Setting aside the winning stakes, they could earn the $2000 per week just for lining up. Again, I am making an assumption that there would be claimers most weeks, which given the dwindling numbers at Auckland, is a reasonable assumption to make.