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rouseabout last won the day on July 3

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  1. More Group success for Ray Adcock

    Thank you Mike but as I said in my speech I was only the Caretaker Trainer. However I considered it an honour to be entrusted with such a good dog. I trust you and Linda are in good health. Cheers Ray Adcock
  2. The Goat

    Why don't you ring up the trainer? Who else can answer your question.?
  3. Southland !

    Surely it would be more prudent for the Club and the "powers that be" to cease racing there in the months of June July and August. Racing in better weather would be helped by the long twilights in Southland . In the warm months it can still be daylight at 10 pm. Travelling to Invercargill in winter has often been risky, especially the frozen hills in the middle of the night. I am of the opinion that winter racing at Invers is a welfare issue for the people and also for the dogs on an unpredictable surface. Ray Adcock
  4. handling dogs

    As with a lot of the rules, they appear reasonable on paper sometimes, but how can they administer them ? As usual consistency cannot be applied unless it is a fulltime job for someone to oversee from the time the trainers arrive at the track till after the last race. Do Board Members not realise parking of our vehicles is not always in the proximity of the kennels. What is the difference in handling a dog before they race, to handling after a race. At Addington often our parking is over 200 metres from the kennels. How can we cope with this rule with late kennelling and 18 minutes between races. It is no use leaving it to "Stewards discretion" it has to be administered across the whole scenario. Those who seek to apply some of these race day conditions have obviously never experienced the tension and responsibility leading up to putting your dog in the boxes. Ray Adcock
  5. Breaking news

    It appears to me that " Common Sense" has prevailed. Something politicians seem to ignore a lot. I hope we New Zealanders take note of the lessons learnt from this saga. Rat Adcock
  6. Slipping the collar

    And people in Stone Houses shouldn't throw Glass. Cheers !!
  7. Remits

    The last time I was in Australia the Richmond track had a squeaker built in to the lure, which activated when the lure moved for both the stir-up and the race. It was great !! Surely it wasn't removed just to appease the "tree=huggers." Ray Adcock
  8. Definite $2000.00 Definer $ 3000.00 Both sound with plenty of racing left in them. Definer has been "in season" 10days. Definite racing Invercargill 21st June Contact Ray Adcock 03 325 44 22
  9. Satisfactory Trials

    Once dogs are officially registered the NZGRA publishes the details on their website. In the past I have noticed that one or two trainers have dogs on there with no owner named. Now the Register for dogs who are approved has been removed from the website in recent times. Wonder why ? Ray Adcock
  10. J mcinerny

    Only John McInerney can answer your question. Why don't you ring him up ?

    A full time vacancy is available in my 25 dog kennel for a keen energetic motivated person. Accommodation is available if needed. All enquiries treated confidentially. Contact Ray Adcock 03 325 4422
  12. Why do trainers...

    Dusty this never happened when we had to pay $27.00 for each dog's nomination, not that we would ever want to see that situation again. Cheers Ray Adcock
  13. The Racing Manager

    Any product for animal consumption that is imported into New Zealand is illegal if it is not registered in NZ under the Animal Remedies Act. I trust that this was !! I brought some Methionine tablets over some years ago and had them confiscated. You can buy them here now. A leading trainer sent me a large pack of worm tablets over but I could not collect them because there brand was not registered here under the Act. We learn as we go !!
  14. The Racing Manager

    Reading up on the technicality of EPO I see that in layman's terms it is a hormone that triggers the bone marrow to produce more red blood cells. How can excuses be made for the use of this product ? Why are we not racing on a " level playing field."? I am led to believe that caffeine was unexpectedly contained in the product. Where is good old honest NZ greyhound racing headed ? "As ye sew so shall ye reap" Ray Adcock