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Chris Wood

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  1. Te Aroha today

    Good camber would improve this track, could be one of the best!
  2. Skinny fields for Ellerslie and New Plymouth this weekend

    It was legitimate Ohoka, he was registered as a brown or grey gelding, I rang Carey a Hobbs on nomination day, and he confirmed with NZTR that he could be nominated. Thursday I got the word that he could not run and his description had since changed on his original horse details on his stable return. My fault, I think not! It is a pity they can't handle plenty of other muck ups with as much haste!
  3. Skinny fields for Ellerslie and New Plymouth this weekend

    A band aid is not the option, do it once, do it properly. I hear a few of the heirachy are a bit touchy on the subject to. It is the best course in NZ when it is right, please bring it back into the track that everyone used to love racing on, it is far from that now and a patch up job isn't going to help!
  4. Au Revoir Cam

    I will be okay is the attitude from a lot of trainers, reality must hit home shortly to most, it did for me a good few years ago. Talking to Pikey last week, he knows the problems, but the solutions are very slow coming. The Trainers Association has been pis weak for far to long, we and the owners hold the key to things, but stand united, no show! We have slowly orchestrated our own demise, and sadly, everything Leo has said in the last five to six years has hit home, and this election could prove more of a problem if Taxinda gets in. Like him or loathe him, he has written the absolute profile of how things were going to turn out, but nobody wanted to listen! Interesting times on the horizon!
  5. Au Revoir Cam

    Bernard is a go getter my sources tell me, so he will have a challenge on his hands here. Sounds like he is up to it, so let's see how we are going in 12 months time. Our problems lie at the top, Glenda and her team, not answerable to anyone, and no knowledge of what will put things right. Interesting times!
  6. Great observation Bazach, room for everyone in this industry!
  7. That's a great story

    Shelley and Lance McFarlane mostly.
  8. That's a great story

    Great result, Shelley does a great job with a small team, ably assisted by her right hand man, son Matt. Not many better blokes in the game than one Grant Cooksley. Many readers on here wouldn't know that he won a Great Northern chase in 78 if my memory serves me correctly. And the loyal owners that have been the backbone for Shelley for a good number of years. Great result for all concerned, and another G1 from the best training centre in NZ!
  9. Hastings tracks & Sween's hair

    Nice guy, but if your relying on others tips on the day, you may as well give punting away!
  10. Emily Murphy, fine for racing, but please, no Rugby! She didn't want to be there as much as Zak wanted to be interviewed! Staff wants to be important at all the big games, delegate properly if your in charge!
  11. Craig Williams

    It clinched the result!
  12. Club membership

    I have only ever been a member of the Cambridge JC for obvious reasons, but this week I have become a member of the Waikato RC. I was taken up to the new Members facilities recently, and was quite taken with the area, and what it offers. Only one thing that annoyed me, the man that made the wheels turn and was the major push in the upgrades of the facilities on this floor, and the one above that opens in September, has resigned from the board on a matter of principal. Peter Archer, sorry to see you go, and I hope it all comes out in the wash!
  13. Video on racing speech. Worth a watch

    Just watched that reading in the house, somebody sticking up for our industry? What a breath of fresh air, and he must have done some research, which is great.
  14. Video on racing speech. Worth a watch

    Damien O'Connor was an absolute lightweight as far as a Racing Minister went!
  15. Counties PR Disaster.

    Spoke to Ken yesterday and he mentioned that the Colours room downstairs was left open for this purpose. I did say it wasn't really known that this room was available so he is going to rectify it next week. He did acknowledge that there was a lot of interest in the Australian betting after NZ racing had finished, and it was beneficial to the club to remain open.
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