I can still remember that beating you gave me today 😣 and I was Surfing West coast power 4 days a week between hand digs working for Galbraith P&D . Take it easy on him NP ,under all that agro I’m sure Leo’s a decent guy 😕
Couldn't access jump out riders from Ellerslie
Why not add Grant Cooksley.... c'mon Cooky
PRea, thank you for your contribution.
Most owners watch their horse on the Tv so watching a runner at the likes of Benalla is no different.
I think you meant Ballarat, not Bathurst. I must remind myself that one has the Eureka Stockade and the other, the most wonderful car race in the world. I hope Bathurst don't lose that car race just as we have lost the most wonderful steeplechase in the world.
You have pointed out some salient facts. With our present racing administration our country's horse racing will only survive whilst people cannot comprehend the basic economic facts you have presented.
NZTR Love racing website states that " However because racing is not a ‘permitted business’ under the government’s Health Order, people within the Alert Level 3 area are not permitted to work in an Alert Level 2 area." From the website link...https://loveracing.nz/News/34751/NZTRCOVID-19Update.aspx
So how can they be at Hawera tomorrow??
Another example of the industry looking after trainers, TAB and themselves while the rest of us cant go to the races.
Not to mention Mr Chittick at Hastings recently? Is it about who you are??
Yes, and paid $3.60 here and I made my Sunday evening very spectacular. That won't be her last win on that.
No, I don't consider her (not it) a motley horse or 'extremely motley' Jason. Many of our best trotters over the past decades have only won a handful of races in there first 20-30 starts, I didn't think I needed to point that out. Look at some of our G1 class trotters in the past, if I need to name a few please advise. The ability this horse has shown on occasion to date means she could go quite a long way if things fall into place for her and the team.
It would be good if you be a little more positive from time to time. Horses like this can catch the imagination of new racegoers, particularly for individuals that follow a career from start to finish.
Hope someone on the forum made a dollar
There will be enough riders or NZTR will look silly. Theres Lethal and Andrew calder I think. Who is up north. Apprentices can have great riding experience on a big track with only 7 other runners. The senior riders would ride the book and do well I reckon.
Dunno if the example you used is correctly stated as 400% more but it is a shitload more in stakes in Aussie and many races exceed 400% !
I guess there are other factors to consider when deciding what suits you best as an owner.......it makes sense to send your horse to Aussie if it has good ability . If your horse is a slow one it will cost you less in NZ plus you will see it in the flesh a few times etc and maybe enjoy the race-day experience a bit if we ever get out of this lockdown situation !
PRea, it is a fair cost to get your horse from Bathurst to race in Victoria. I have one in training at Caulfield which costs $132.00 per day plus GST (10%). But I agree, the only reason you would race a horse in NZ is so you can see it race (outside lockdown), because the prize money on offer is so poor. Minimum prizemoney in country NSW is now $24,000 so even racing on the country tracks around Bathurst will give you a significantly greater return than that in NZ
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