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    Matt Cross

    "Standby....." Matt's style and inaccuracies in his calls are enough for me to hit the mute button and just follow the colours if I have an interest. The junior free for all (6 horse field) on cup day and the free for all on show day (both at Addington) weren't great. But good on him for giving it his all and there is little doubt he will try his best to continually improve in what is a hard job to master and please the masses. "THERE'S A WIN!!!!"
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    Trump written off

    Wow Trump just had one of his worst days. This is the garbage/brainwashing Kiwis are served up and Ohokaman believes them. Kiwis are in for one hellova shock. https://www.stuff.co.nz/world/americas/117482680/donald-trumps-tweeting-turns-a-bad-day-into-a-disaster
  5. Harry Newshound

    NEWS IN BRIEF - Week Ending 17 November 2019

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  6. Red Rum

    Matt Cross

    Even the experienced in top job miss things , how did Brett Davies just miss Pakistan Star pack a sad after 100 metres from inside gate just now . The Beauty Generation bubble has burst too.
  7. Yes Barry Jones Leo's old boss! http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/sport/2679442/All-in-the-family-for-Barry-Jones
  8. tripple alliance

    Jacinda Ardern

    Proof of absolute failure , cindy and her bunch of no hopers are a disaster for the less well off . '' In 1991 times were tough in Southland. About 1400 jobs were gone with the closure of the Ocean Beach meat plant and the economy was declining rapidly. At this time the Southland Food Bank was formed. "" No meat works closures today BUT . "" About 865 food parcels were provided from January to October in 2019, compared to 726 for the same 10 months in 2018. In 2014, it was 684. Hikes in rent, power bills and people struggling with medical bills was making it tough for those on low incomes or benefits, Maynard says.""
  9. rdytdy

    Jacinda Ardern

    By Suze Ardern is Not up to Speed Sir Elton John was asked if he could be any woman alive today, who would he be? Hollywood A-listers adore Ardern because she surpassed them at their own game of subterfuge. She is the epitome of the worldwide notoriety that they aspire to, and she achieved it by simply donning a head scarf and becoming the face of “world peace”. Naturally, A-Listers drooled. Oh, the irony of political correctness pushing the Miss World Beauty Pageant off the world stage only to replace it with a politician doing the very same thing, granted Ardern wears more clothing. Actors are chameleons, their success built on sham and trickery. Rocketman aspires to be Ardern because, in one fell swoop, she leapt ahead of Hollywood wannabes in the publicity stakes. Naturally, Hollywood celebrities are not usually up to running a country, but neither is our celebrity PTPM. Non-delivery on promises and failure to perform eventually bites her at the polls. Diehard Labour voters will never abandon their princess, but there is only so much neglect even the most disinterested voter can stomach. The decline in Ardern’s popularity began last month when she took a tumble in the polls, dropping over nine points in the Newshub-Reid Research Poll. Note in Boondecker’s photoshop ‘Ship of Fools’ – shrunken ex punters awkwardly disembarking “let me out of here, anyway, anyhow!” “Ship of Fools” Photoshopped image credit: Boondecker In reality, Ardern is little more than the carved figurehead on the prow of the old sailboat of yesteryear, decorative but completely useless at keeping the boat moving. The whole point of a boat is to go somewhere but Ardern bungles the navigation and abandons it in favour of the more comfortable figurehead role. The carved figurehead was designed to bring good luck to the sailors and ward off evil spirits. There is a parallel between Ardern’s government and the superstitious sailors of yesteryear in that both are fearful of something that doesn’t actually exist, although they would like you to think otherwise. With sailors of old, it was the mythical sea monster and with the CoL it is climate change. There is an element of truth in each myth. A sea monster is a large whale able to sink the boat, and climate change is climate on a daily basis with the capability of sinking civilization. Irrational fear blown out of all proportion is superstition. Adherence to the climate change myth is a step back to the dark ages. Ardern regularly bangs on about her “modern” approach but contradicts herself by imposing heavy-handed, controlling dictates. Fortunately for us, facts always trump superstition in the end. Patience, friends, patience. Due to her fixation with appearance at the expense of managing the day to day minutiae of governance, she is inclined to drop the ball. On Monday night Newshub reported that Ardern intends to regulate social media, (God help us), and that the Minister of Internal Affairs has already begun the work. Says Ardern: “What we are looking for here is just consistency, moving into the modern era, making sure our legislation’s up to date, aah, and that’s an area Minister Tracy Martin’s been working on” and “Minister Martin’s been doing some thinking and some work.” Blah, blah, blah. Unfortunately for Ardern, Tracy Martin had not been doing any such thing, and immediately refuted Ardern’s claim saying “I’m not working in that space” and “It’s still a conversation to be had”. Even Ardern’s talk is unconvincing and meaningless without supporting action, but fortunately for us this is a welcome, albeit temporary, lifesaver. There is a silver lining to her inaction! Ardern does not know what her government is doing because she does not pay attention. She cannot possibly be up to speed when her biggest chunk of time is spent in meetings, followed by time spent with the media, including photo shoots for glossy overseas magazines. Working on her public profile is Ardern’s bread and butter. Keeping the government accountable and on track is not. “Isn’t that what you have minions for?” she might as well ask. But if Ardern is not running the country, then who is?
  10. tripple alliance

    Jacinda Ardern

    That's right and more . This is an attempt to some how excuse themselves from their hopeless housing policy , kiwi build a wasted 2 years and everything is now worse for renters and the less well off . The only way to improve renters situations is to BUILD MORE HOUSES . Another shocker tonight , Doctors in Northland have been forced to close their books , no new patients , they are struggling to cope with the patients they have leaving many people , children included without a Doctor , this government , collection of losers is really letting people in need down , they are all worse off thanks to cindy .
  11. TurnyTom

    Can anyone tell me...

    It doesn't Leggy, does nothing at all
  12. Leggy

    Can anyone tell me...

    I already mentioned that above. Now $50+m. A complete waste that us taxpayers are paying. How did that help racing?
  13. flockofewes2

    Can anyone tell me...

    He changed the tax structure that gave racing an extra 30 mil p.an years ago as far as I know,and the one off injections 9 mil here and...
  14. Leggy

    Can anyone tell me...

    Where does the money come from to fund it however it is configured? Pie in the sky IMO.
  15. Huey

    Can anyone tell me...

    You could always aim for Australia
  16. Hermione

    U can see why

  17. crustyngrizzly

    Jacinda Ardern

    I read where the Govt are going to pass a law early 2020 limiting rental increases on residential properties to once a year. This seems so easy to get around surely they didn't think this thru.
  18. eljay

    U can see why

    May be - they were from a long time age. Let's have a listen
  19. Berri

    Can anyone tell me...

    We need to get away from government intervention, restructure the rights to betting, change the archaic way the structure of racing currently is and amortise the value of everything we have.. I'm with P4P...I smell a rat and its not a friendly one...
  20. gubellini

    Stir Ups

    GOM thanks very much for your explanation.
  21. Hermione

    U can see why

    I think you have misquoted the lyrics eljay Shouldn't it be 'Dooby dooby doo...' ?????
  22. slam dunk

    Waverley Cup FF

    A total debacle and disgrace for racing management. This Waverley Cup was a good old fashioned Handicap the type that used to draw in huge betting. Excellent field carded. So I went to TAB to watch the event. The TAB audio/TV channel instead of showing the cup pre race spent all the time building up to a low level 6 horse field in the dust bowl at Dubbo. Only when Dubbo was finished was there any effort to show Waverley, Then soon as they crossed the line off to the dogs somewhere on the moon. However the handicapping of the race was farcical. Overtheriver a 9yo has never won a race worth more than $25,000 to the winner. Yet was weighted 7kg more than horses like Jacksstar that have won multiple $100,000 races. Previously Overthriver was weighted 4kg more than Kawherau and also look how crazy Kawherau's weighting was in the NZ Cup. There is something seriously disfunctional both with TAB, Trackside and NZTR handicapping.
  23. Overcheck

    Hitting wheel discs

    Then they will put their foot through the spokes and two horses will be out of play.
  24. tasman man 11

    The only horse you need this Saturday.....

    Remember in 1965......Fieldmaster ,trained at Washdyke by BT Jones .Jockey Noel Eastwood. Other Washdyke trainers around that time from memory.......MR Jones ,EP Corboy , J Daly
  25. Leggy

    Can anyone tell me...

    I don't see anything political about it flock. As WD says, it's more about the industry itself and it's own ineptitude which has left it begging to government. Unfortunately, Peters has bought that. The first time signing off on what is now $50+m of duty relief with no accountability requirements and so completely wasted. Now another $13m of that. Same. It will disappear with no constructive use or payback to government or taxpayers. He somehow seems to lead the industry to sit on their chuffs and moan on the basis that the Minister and government will provide more and more handouts. It would be more useful if he had said sort your own shit out. The worst of the damage is yet to come from the implementation of the Messara report which Peters and the industry again seem to have bought. A very sad and painful few years now ahead because of that. If you can suggest a single positive or constructive thing that WP has or is doing for racing, I'm all ears.
  26. Red Rum

    Bryce Stanaway

    Cut the nice fresh bread , some nice thick slices of cheese , some nice Branston pickle, a pickle onion on the side , a cold beer and celebrate, what Snowden couldn't do The Stanaway can, Laheeb pissed in at start 45 . Stanaway got the sandwiches .
  27. Entries for the 2019 Ocala Breeders' Sales Day of Racing will be taken Tuesday, Nov. 19th at the OBS office by racing secretary Jay Friedman and the racing office staff. They may be reached at (352) 237-2154. View the full article
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