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      Outage   04/11/2018

      Hi everyone sorry we had some hosting issues and had to upgrade to a bigger storage plan. As I am now managing the site and on learner plates it caused some issues. I want to thank Admin for all his help over the past years but we have decided to go our separate ways, I really appreciate all he has done for the site and the help he has given me over the past years. We will be upgrading and adding new features to the site with a new business directory, a special members only with many benefits  and many comps and prizes as we have been doing lately. We hope the new changes make the site more accessible to more, and more industry people feel able to participate in the forum in a transparent basis. There will be something for everyone we hope and look forward to seeing you all in here.Cheers.

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  1. Tim Williams

    I agree three of them are as good as Williams, but K. Butt is not.
  2. Tim Williams

    Name a few?
  3. The Box Seat. - Congratulations Greg O’Connor!

    As usual you put your own spin on things. I thought most of the panel were frank and said exactly what they thought. It was a good mix of young trainer/driver Harrington and Williamson; experienced Reidman, who is well-known for his frankness, Mark Jones, another straight shooter, breeder Ken Breckon and administrator. One of the most interesting discussions for me was on standing starts. All agreed there was a problem mainly because there is no uniformity across the country with starting methods. I liked Harrington's idea of horses that hold up starts regularly should be sent back to trials. Also Mark Jones comment about horses qualifying behind the mobile then lining up in standing starts and causing holdups. Horses that qualify in a mobile should not be lining up in stands until they have trialled successfully at standing starts.
  4. The Box Seat. - Congratulations Greg O’Connor!

    Most of panel admire the All Stars; young trainers Harrington and Williamson were the most negative! Steven Reid was the most enthusiastic about them.
  5. Stop the Jewels moving

    John, I think there is an option on the website to opt out of emails etc. If you do not click that you will be bombarded. You should be able to go to the website and update your options and opt out of future contact.
  6. Stop the Jewels moving

    Agree. If the authorities are going to stick with Cambridge I believe the fields should be reduced to six to eight runners then all horses will have a chance which is not the case now.
  7. https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/racing/103066396/winston-peters-calls-on-australian-expert-to-review-nz-racing-structures Winston Peters calls on Australian expert to review NZ racing structures Racing Minister Winston Peters has called on Australian horse owner, breeder and administrator John Messara to review the New Zealand racing industry's governance structures. Messara is one of Australia's most successful racing administrators and the founder of one of its most prominent horse breeding businesses, Arrowfield Stud. The New Zealand industry has been ailing for some time, with low prizemoney levels a big beef for owners and trainers. There has also been widespread dissatisfaction with the sport's administration and also its structure. Peters said on Thursday he would ask Messara to review the industry and provide recommendations on future directions. "Racing is a significant industry creating $1.6 billion to GDP annually, it employs up to 50,000 people, and has many passionate supporters. However, it is vital an assessment is conducted on whether the industry is meeting its full financial potential, and whether its governance arrangements are top-heavy," Peters said in a statement. "For this reason it is pleasing Mr Messara has agreed to conduct a strategic review to provide advice to the Government," he said. "Mr Messara is considered one of Australia's most successful racing administrators. As chair of both Racing New South Wales and Racing Australia, he led reforms to increase and secure long-term revenue. "His review will also assist the government in determining if the current Racing Act 2003 and the proposed Racing Amendment Bill are fit for purpose," he said. Messara will start the review later this month with the objective of producing a report by mid-year. He will be provided administrative support through the Department of Internal Affairs. - Stuff
  8. Yehhhh! Boyyyy!

    Yes, it was a good effort, but a rough race. Plenty of breakers and horses stopping a long way from home! Sad to see Ruby break, like you I thought she was going to make a run. She'll keep. It was also good to see master horseman Fred Fletcher get a win with Mikey Maguire. The horse was impressive I thought and will win more.
  9. Wuhey some good racin Sat.....

    Enjoy the racing mate. All Stars should win at least three, not so sure about Temporale from his draw. He's a good trotter, and best driver aboard but I think he will struggle to win. I won't be watching the Easter meeting because spending a few days in sunny Marlborough Sounds. All the best.
  10. Positives at Nelson

    Go easy on that coffee mate.... Brodie caffeine is legal but it does have harmful side affects. Athletes (cyclists, runners, mountain climbers etc) used caffeine gels to get an extra boost of energy when needed. I am assured that they work but the effect is short-lived. I have never used them so cannot vouch for this personally. Body builders etc also use caffeine as an energy booster. I do not think it increases performance markedly, so that a weekend jogger could outrun Usain Bolt for example, but it probably increases performance and definitely increases energy. Caffeine does have nasty side affects as you can see below in information I copied from Wikipedia. The LD50 of caffeine in humans is dependent on individual sensitivity, but is estimated to be 150–200 milligrams per kilogram of body mass (75–100 cups of coffee for a 70 kilogram adult).[103] A number of fatalities have been caused by overdoses of readily available powdered caffeine supplements, for which the estimated lethal amount is less than a tablespoon.[104] The lethal dose is lower in individuals whose ability to metabolize caffeine is impaired due to genetics or chronic liver disease[105] A death was reported in a man with liver cirrhosis who overdosed on caffeinated mints.[106][107][108]
  11. Addington Friday- Great Fields

    Probably a surprise... but small field, slushy track.. All Stars runner made to work and hasn't had much racing... A.G's White Socks, a horse I don't rate, weak effort. Overrated.
  12. Aaron White

    Good grief... This isn't a Brodieromance, but i have agreed with him twice in a two days. Perhaps he is always on the money!!! Is Jessie Duke the best two-year-old... the next Lazarus or Terror to Love. ???? The three of them are better than Sheriff.
  13. Aaron White

    I don't always agree with Brodie, but this time he is on the money. McNamara is excellent and Cross is promising and despite his youth is better than many other commentators in NZ. I think you can add Dave McDonald to that list too. While McDonald has lost some of his skills, due to ill health I believe, he is still better than White and other North Island commentators.
  14. Allstars 10 wins in a row

    Unforeseen circumstances? I don't understand what you are saying. The horse jogged to the lead and meekly handed up, the total opposite it to what connections were saying during week. It was a joke!! Personally, i don't think Sheriff is good enough to beat the two Purdon horses.
  15. Allstars 10 wins in a row

    They may work hard but many trainers/drivers do not back up their words with actions. A good example of this is the recent GN Derby. During the week prior to the race, N. McGrath said he was not scared of any horse, Sheriff is a great stayer blah blah. Sheriff's driver B. Orange said he would not be scared to lead, the horse is a great stayer and would use his good draw to advantage and not give up lead easily he said. It was all bullshit. Race Day: The total opposite happened. Sheriff lead easily from his inside draw but when Sicario who drew 9 and driven by M. Purdon challenged for the lead, Orange handed up without making the Purdon horse work at all. The best horse in the race Chase Auckland then took over the lead and Orange ended up three back on the fence and was no longer a winning chance. If Sheriff was as good as his trainer and driver think why did Orange not hold the lead at all costs and make the others work? Surely this would have been the best option for success if the horse is as good as they claim? Instead they meekly handed up and gave the horse zero chance of winning. Just a thought!!
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