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      Hi I was forced to do an emergency upgrade to RaceCafe as we were suffering extended outages.  Everything seems OK now.  You will see a few visual issues with colours etc but I we get round to fixing those over the next few days.  The main priority was to get things up and running again. Cheers Admin

Chris Wood

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Chris Wood last won the day on June 25

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About Chris Wood

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  1. 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!
  2. 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.
  3. Video on racing speech. Worth a watch

    Damien O'Connor was an absolute lightweight as far as a Racing Minister went!
  4. 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.
  5. Counties PR Disaster.

    Yes, it happens all to often, and I have to go to TeRapa this afternoon so I will mention it to Ken Rutherford.
  6. Explanation Please, Anyone!

    Many sorry!
  7. Explanation Please, Anyone!

    I have suggested to programming so many times, midweek, R60, R70 and it gives those horses a chance to still compete, instead of so may geldings disappearing from the racing scene. And is isn't going to get any better if they don't take heed, as the broodmare band is disintergrating at a rapid rate? Too much for our clowns to absorb? Apparently!
  8. Oamaru Gone

    Trainers association won't have much input. We don't rock boats these days, and a bit of a conflict of interest with our trainers association and an ARC board member won't help things. Strathayr is the remedy, but not happening, so good luck to the ARC if it comes off, I will be the first to eat humble pie! After all, we are all entitled to an opinion!
  9. Oamaru Gone

    Contribute something that is relevant Falcon, or just don't bother!
  10. Beggars Belief

    Spyro, the surface isn't that flash nowadays, as they have not kept up with the sand slitting that was done a good few years ago now. I spoke with the stipes and they told me they couldn't get to the 1400m mark to place the barriers as the tractor wasn't powerful enough to get them there. Couldnt get traction! This is a joke and once again, why were we not informed earlier, rather than wasting money to get there, another NZ racing joke! I wasnt told until a fellow trainer informed me. I am not sure what float company you use, but Ruakaka is not that dear from Cambridge. I am reluctant to go to Ruakaka as it usually turns out to be a benefit day for local trainers, and good on them, as they have to travel to all other destinations. As i have said so many times before, why do we have to drive past the best track in NZ through the winter, when it should have a surface we can race on every second Saturday! Come on Ellerslie, all this money you have in the bank, use it to get a decent track!
  11. New Racing Board member

    Isn't this just the norm for this appointment, Julie Christie would have been the breath of fresh air this board needed, look at the resume she comes with, and she gets over looked??? How does this happen, and why do we put up with these appointments that are so Old Boys Club? And then there is Glenda, appointed by who? By the government who are so far from reality with anything involving our industry.
  12. New Racing Board member

    As usual, nothing will happen, we will live with it, he will do his term, get a nice earn and walk away when the timing is right! Sound familiar, it should be, this is NZ Racing!
  13. Lady Jockeys World Championships

    It's the horses that have to run through the mud, not the jockeys! And they get well paid for it to, not knocking Danielle!
  14. Stakes Increases

    Here here Scooby, jumps racing is not the answer I am afraid. I have said for many years, if the owners and trainers unite we are half a chance, but this won't happen. Trainers association is weak and poorly administered, no meetings called and we are forced with our licenses to be part if it. It is almost like the secret squirrel society! Broodmare numbers are falling rapidly, and horse numbers are going to be the next problem that strikes NZ racing, no horses, no racing. With the act change that is meant to be put before parliament not looking likely before the election, the bill could be further away than what we think, more trouble on the horizon. Glenda Hughes is not helping things, with her wanting to be in every camp, political appointments are not good for the Board in my opinion. Anyway, sleep time, early start tomorrow! I do love this industry, I sometimes wonder if our leaders share my passion!
  15. WOODSY

    Thanks Guys. Two nice horses and both ridden very well. Viktoria has a real affinity with Pacorus, obviously mutual! A nice ride from Hairi saw the Edge get home late to get up! Thanks to my staff who do a fantastic job and to my loyal owners, another great day and the team is ticking over nicely!