Jump to content
RaceCafe
Sign in to follow this  
Go Henry Pete

Te Aroha

Recommended Posts

So all you guys out there just waiting to see if there on or not??

If there on  , half of you will bag everyone for holding the meeting,If there off, half of you will bag everyone for not holding the meeting;

SO its a no win situation YES.

Come on put your thoughts through!!!!!!!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

1 hour ago, Aaron Bidlake said:

They're off.

Correct Abandoned. Just back from the track. Stipes Brady Jones and Warwick Robinson inspected.

The track is waterlogged. 100mils over last few days with 25mils in a downpour today with forecast of another 30mils to come. 

Visible surface water on the inside tracks. I think there were already 60 scratchings 1 day out.

I don't think anyone in the Waikato will be surprised. It has fair bucketed down in the past couple of days. 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Just now, Tomjr said:

Gutted for the club.  They are a great bunch  and run very good meetings.  This year has been a bugger already for abandonements an this one sure won't be the last.

I agree , and i wasnt bagging the club at all, even though some people have taken it that way;

 

its a great place and I just meant that the bad luck seems to be everlasting for these poor guys.No meeting for months and then shit loads of rain.

Shame they cant have a meeting in a few days. Horses need to race .

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, puha said:

Just as well the east coast has meetings  next week .Lookslike one big trainer questioning their existence has  had a change of heart and nominated at least a dozen . Hopefully he has a rethink now ?

Just proves there is a place for everyone(although not sure exactly which place suits the halfwits running the industry)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

With all this rain, and no racing Te Aroha should have a fantastic surface for the NZ Thoroughbred Breeders (Group 1) meeting later on. 

Surely it can’t keep rain in the north?

Te Aroha would no doubt love to have their most important meeting back home after last years disappointment of racing at Te Rapa. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 minutes ago, Trump said:

A better track too with its beautiful long and wide straight. Then there's the view of the Kaimai Range and the Palm trees along the drive in. Where did they get those Palm Trees ? 

They probably grew from young plants put in many years ago, maybe 100 years old

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
32 minutes ago, Trump said:

A better track too with its beautiful long and wide straight. Then there's the view of the Kaimai Range and the Palm trees along the drive in. Where did they get those Palm Trees ? 

Front runners track Trump, no camber across the top turn so you can’t attack wide, and if you do they corner on the wrong leg and can’t accelerate.

I don’t know much about the history of Te Aroha ( come in Ted ) but I suspect it’s born of the local farmers wish to have somewhere to call home for racing, back in the days when every farmer seemed to breed one or two every year.

My well documented position on this track is that whilst the club has every right to race there it’s not relevant to modern racing, for two reasons primarily, one being the lack of a decent camber, the second, and more important, reason being that the racing surface seems to be clay or mud ( I’m sure someone will have a more scientific description ) and it’s either a swamp or it’s baked rock hard.

It’s certainly not a G1 venue for my money.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
3 hours ago, poundforpound said:

Front runners track Trump, no camber across the top turn so you can’t attack wide, and if you do they corner on the wrong leg and can’t accelerate.

I don’t know much about the history of Te Aroha ( come in Ted ) but I suspect it’s born of the local farmers wish to have somewhere to call home for racing, back in the days when every farmer seemed to breed one or two every year.

My well documented position on this track is that whilst the club has every right to race there it’s not relevant to modern racing, for two reasons primarily, one being the lack of a decent camber, the second, and more important, reason being that the racing surface seems to be clay or mud ( I’m sure someone will have a more scientific description ) and it’s either a swamp or it’s baked rock hard.

It’s certainly not a G1 venue for my money.

 

I thought for a moment there you were describing Ellerslie......."it's either a swamp or baked rock hard"......

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, 2Admin2 said:

I thought for a moment there you were describing Ellerslie......."it's either a swamp or baked rock hard"......

Fact is Ellerslie will be around for a lot longer than many of these type of tracks simply because of the population around it,Racing needs to tap into this population source in some way to encourage new blood to get involved through marketing and other initiatives and Auckland has by the far the biggest pool to go to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, scooby3051 said:

Fact is Ellerslie will be around for a lot longer than many of these type of tracks simply because of the population around it,Racing needs to tap into this population source in some way to encourage new blood to get involved through marketing and other initiatives and Auckland has by the far the biggest pool to go to.

Just like increased stakes there is no correlation between population size vs on course participation.

If what you say is correct about Ellerslies longevity then it is an albatross around the industry's neck.  To fix the track may well be impossible given the courses topography.

As it is it is closed for a quarter of the year.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, 2Admin2 said:

Just like increased stakes there is no correlation between population size vs on course participation.

If what you say is correct about Ellerslies longevity then it is an albatross around the industry's neck.  To fix the track may well be impossible given the courses topography.

As it is it is closed for a quarter of the year.

Dont agree it is much easier to pull from a large population source rather than a small country town... old days are gone in the past it may have been but times change.... yes it may cost money to fix but it needs to be there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 minutes ago, scooby3051 said:

Dont agree it is much easier to pull from a large population source rather than a small country town... old days are gone in the past it may have been but times change.... yes it may cost money to fix but it needs to be there.

Most of the revenue comes from online betting - doesn't matter where they race as long as there is a quality product.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
16 minutes ago, 2Admin2 said:

Most of the revenue comes from online betting - doesn't matter where they race as long as there is a quality product.

Agree to a degree but still Auckland has so many new asian expats with access to large cash deposits and extra income, they need to be targeted to...but lets agree to disagree.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×