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  1. Congrats to the winner Paige Zim . Long time entrant and great supporter of Race Cafe. I didn't enter today . Paul ( Ponderosa ) you do a magic excell scoring week after week. I will nominate you for a NZ Racing Media contribution award. Promotion of any NZ racing event is paramount. Galloping being paramount. Here, on RaceCafe we do the promotional thing during the carnivals/. Paul and Scooby 301 your format and comps are terrific. Queensland Carnival erupts soon. Hopefully another comp there. Thank
    12 points
  2. Well done LJ Shannon, you win the todays mini comp...with a $100 W/P bet on a horse of your choice.Ponderosa..please accept a $100 W/P to please for all the hard work you do for me with these comps...I could not run them without your input. Next week will be a Trifecta and Quinella comp based on TAB divvies so everyone still can win...thanks again for all the support.Leigh
    9 points
  3. pogo(aus)

    Lucky Timaru

    what a farce. no plan to have any jumps races ???? you are dead set kidding !! AWT racing LMAO, so if Tasman Man reckons jumps racing doesnt draw crowds or turnover what do you reckon will happen with winter racing on "dirt" you kiwis collectively are going to end up wth the arse end of a pineapple if this keeps going. i've never seen something deteriorate like NZ racing other than Zelda Kratchanova's figure ( don't forget she was Miss Vladivostok 1972)
    8 points
  4. Absolute joke....if i was her father i would be on a murder charge. Leo did the right thing....well done in my opinion.
    8 points
  5. What a day! Win lose or draw its always a fun comp and the different formats just add plenty of interest.Finally got my foot in the till and now I have a few sleepless nights trying to get a good result for such a generous prize.Thank you so much and good luck to the other winners with their picks.
    8 points
  6. We're Doomed

    Lucky Timaru

    I see the new season's dates are out and Canterbury country racing has been decimated as expected. The movement of meetings to synthetic tracks will relieve pressure on turf tracks that would otherwise be used in winter,” Saundry said. Timaru must be relieved: how they have managed to survive for 130 years racing through the winter months without mishap must be a miracle, especially when they see the criticism directed at the Riccarton track up the road. Exactly what the track will be used for now that that the "pressure has been relieved" I am unsure. Seven AWT meetings at Ric
    7 points
  7. Why would I dodge it you stupid old fuckwit ? I consider community work an honor, a duty, a social responsibility, and a privilege .... and that’s exactly how I see this penalty Do you even begin to understand how much community work I do now, and what I’m actually involved in ? Don’t be a brain dead retard all your shitty low achieving life you tosser What about the lady in the Auckland court yesterday who was fried on P, looking after her marijuana patch, and shot her partner of fifteen years dead ....dead.....she got 400 hours community work !! What about the ex g
    7 points
  8. scooby3051

    Rosie myers

    Making huge progress so good to see her up and about...
    7 points
  9. if this is correct surely you sheep shearers will lobby, protest and eventually overturn such a heinous decision. what will be left if the PC brigade get their way? if the board is "woke " rissole them , vote in those that realise you have something very very special, once it;s gone it's gone..
    7 points
  10. Congrats to Nukkledragga and to Paigezim and Right First time for filling the placings...and to Ponderosa dunno how you do it but bloody fantastic job doing these two weeks...super effort. Would love to know everyones feedback on the format if you like it or hate it...we tried something new.
    7 points
  11. Great comp. Hard to win. Congrats to the winners. Sterling job by Ponda and thanks to Scoobs the head honcho.
    7 points
  12. Seems a smart choice to me. He’s the most qualified person in NZ for the job, although it’s a bit of a hospital pass as sadly the industry is buggered, for a multitude of reasons
    7 points
  13. Maybe we should stop selling and exporting our horses then? (NZ) horses are doing just fine thanks! Race 2 - 12:10PM FUJITSU GENERAL CARBINE CLUB STAKES [GROUP 3] (1600 METRES) 2nd THE IRISHMAN (NZ) 4th HIGH SUPREMACY (NZ) Race 3 - 12:45PM NEWHAVEN PARK COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL (1400 METRES) 3rd CHARMMEBABY (NZ) Race 4 - 1:20PM TAB ADRIAN KNOX STAKES [GROUP 3] (2000 METRES) 2nd BARGAIN (NZ) 5th SIGNORA NERA (NZ) Race 5 - 1:55PM SCHWEPPES CHAIRMAN'S QUALITY [GROUP 2] (2600 METRES) 2nd RONDINELLA (NZ) 5th FEEL THE RUSH (NZ) Race 7 - 3:15PM BENTLEY AUS
    7 points
  14. The thing is, when a controlling body, be that a government or in this case HRNZ, are faced with dissent within the ranks they have two ways of dealing with it ... Fix the issues that the ranks are concerning about, or Quell the ranks HRNZ obviously realise that they have neither the desire nor the ability to fix the issues, so they've decided to go with Option #2! You only have to look to Russia to see how Putin is currently dealing with his critics to see this "business model" in practice!
    6 points
  15. We're Doomed

    The Kosciuszko (aus)

    NZ has never copied a single successful idea from anywhere else; none that I can recall anyhow. All we take from Aussie is their unwanted administrators who can't get a job anywhere else.
    6 points
  16. We're Doomed

    Lucky Timaru

    Seems weird that a club that can't even afford to demolish its condemned public grandstand, and has a much maligned turf track, suddenly has a $15m AWT that is largely intended as a way to facilitate the closing down most other Canterbury tracks. The net result of all of this is that SI racing won't be better off in any way. I presume the theory is that AWT tracking will be so successful and popular with the punters that they will be able to race for minimum stakes of $20,000+ on the AWT. Winston's previous contribution to racing was 15 $1m+ races. That had no lasting benefit consid
    6 points
  17. Thanks Leigh can i please have my bet on the Australasian Oaks R8 -Morphetville -4 HELA -$100 Win -$200 -Place -thanks very much for your generous offer....My brother has been transferred to Burwood Rehab hospital a lot closer to Kaiapoi than CH -CH hospital in the city. thanks Dogzstar1 -Rob. Ponderosa and I have agreed to double Dogstar1 bet as he is going through some rough times...good luck hope it gets up for you.
    6 points
  18. A high risk of prejudicing the trial !! His two subsequent trials were judge only affairs and resulted in nine more convictions for rapes etc.....and they attracted a concurrent sentence !!..... on top of his murder sentence, so he didn’t serve an extra day......nine brutal hideous offenses against young vulnerable girls, and not another day in jail for it
    6 points
  19. Well Scooby that was a surprize when i came home from hospital. Mr Gee rang me and said i had struck the quaddie in Randwick ..14k !!? nearly fell over backwards. and saw i had hung onto 2nd place .when i was hoping just to be in the running ..and improve from last to middle of pack. No i didnt have any money on anything at TAB .been wheeling wheelchairs around the hospital been everyday since last sat till late in evening and coming home in the dark .. Thanks once again for opportunity and hope to score good for you guys next week ..cheers Rob.
    6 points
  20. Shad

    Race 1 Randwick

    That's the great aussie racing product that's all the rage and rave, bloody sad about the demise of the injured horse, certainly makes one feel quite sick, I see they lost one at riccarton as well, must be so devastating for owners and trainers, was always pleased to see our old boy get around in one piece, first and foremost , living the dream retirement these days, very well cared for.
    6 points
  21. You can't blame the workers - like the rest of us they thought the Easter Hcp meeting was run 3 weeks ago
    6 points
  22. poundforpound

    Ernie Ward

    It is with much sadness that I have to advise “cafers” and the industry that one of our great disciples has slipped the surly bonds of this world Chris Weaver just rang me to advise that Ernie’s wake is this afternoon Ernie passed suddenly He'd been in good health and fine spirits, doing what he loved, playing golf, telling stories, and punting on Kiwi horses Ernie was quite young by today’s standards, and those who’ve been around will remember that he was the head of Mercedes in NZ, and raced some decent horses here, including Sedecrem Ernie was a good bugger, and
    6 points
  23. Firstly Dogzstar1 I hope your brother makes a full recovery mate. That's a real worry for you. Been there with my late Mum and Dad with strokes and it reminds us all that our health is our wealth. Congratulations to the top 3 placegetters in a close and entertaining competition. Well-deserved and Thanks so much to Scooby and Ponderosa (The Cartwrights would be so proud of your efforts as the comp was a real 'bonanza'). But seriously Pondy that is a massive day of calculations and Scooby I like the different formats you come up with as they really add to the variety of it all and keep us o
    6 points
  24. Great comp Scooby...the different scoring options over the two weeks made it much more interesting and everyone still had a hope after week one. I backed a few of those roughies today, particularly Nettoyer my Donny pick last week, but left the buggers out in the comp....such is racing..... Congrats to the winners, top effort today and to Pondy for his magnificent scoring effort. Look forward to the next one.....
    6 points
  25. People in this industry are naive. Having worked outside of the industry, most people think the industry is already closed and many find greyhound racing a repulsive sport, to the point where I don't discuss any of my dealings within the industry with people. I sure hope they don't enquire into where all these dogs being bred that aren't put through gap or make it to the track go because this will be the undoing of racing. I've Said it in here plenty of times but no one even wants to acknowledge that there's a problem that needs to be rectified. Everyone defends the people that do th
    6 points
  26. Dalboy

    Elephant in the room!!

    I can’t be the only person thinking enough is enough. I am sick of this industry thinking that cheating is ok. Time after time we have heard of trainers being warned, and the ones that are caught, a weak slap on the wrist. From milking shaking, blue magic, Operation Inca and what ever they are using now. When does it get to a point were some serious decisions are made, I have contacted Gary Woodham, Mike Gober, the Racing minister and animal welfare and nobody seems to care about what is going on. Personally I hate cheats, they are no better than thieves and rapists, and in no industry should
    6 points
  27. OK here we go a two week competition with two different types of scoring. Week 1 is a Quinella competition like we have run the previous couple of weeks, the 2nd week will be a Dividend based Quinella and Trifecta comp where what ever points you end up with this weekend will be multiplied by 5 times to get you a starting $$$ value for next weekend. This is to give even tail end charlie's like me a chance to still get up in week two and also give the leaders a decent platform for their hard work this weekend. Prizes will be $1,000 total with the winner of the two week comp getting $600, 2nd $20
    6 points
  28. Economics lesson 101 for those that can't see the big picture problem with these stud sponsored weanling sales. The horse breeding business is really no different to any other business - you have wholesalers (studs), retailers (breeders) and customers (buyers). When the wholesalers (studs) start undercutting the retailers (breeders), the customers (buyers) are naturally going to buy directly from the wholesaler (at the weanling sales). This will result in many retailers (breeders) going out of business because their customers (buyers) can now buy their product in bulk directly f
    5 points
  29. Cubes

    Bad Flamingo

    2 Cubed rules for postingness 1....Never post after a couple of G and T''s 2...Never post on a Tuesday 'cause that's not when it's at 3....First start 4....Ruccartan against proven performers 5...Go Large or Go Home 6...Jockey ...? 7...Grandmother won a Group 1 8...Trainer not confident 9....Cubes had a great time @ the Punter's Cup Challenge last Shatterday @ Riccarton and came 9th out of 43 10...'Cafers should know by now that owners are the worst tipsters 11...Cubes and Out
    5 points
  30. I see Slam Dunk trying to stir up nonsense elsewhere about this thread and Leo and my friendship....As Chris says Leo is Leo and he does not hide behind a nom de plume without saying who he is and is happy to say what he thinks...unlike Slam Dunk or The Centaur or whatever other alias he wants to hide behind....he would not have the guts to front up and say the things he says to his or anyones face...at least Leo does say it as he see's it and everyone is treated the same. He has probably done more in his life than most of the ones who can not stop whinging and moaning about him...some of the
    5 points
  31. I dont think a lot of you have any idea what Leo does or has done in the past for charity. I for one, have witnessed some of his good will being dished out. Yes, Leo is Leo, flamboyant, out there, not afraid to speak up, and he doesn’t hide behind anyone or an alias! Proud to call him a friend! Keep up the good work!
    5 points
  32. Total joke. Compare Leo's penalty with the penalty Zac Guildford received for punching a woman in the face from behind with such force he broke her nose and she had extensive facial bruising - $15,000 fine and 350 hours PD v 2 years supervision (ie going to some course and having no conviction entered). Our judiciary have need to ensure the punishment matches the crime. Kia Kaha Leo
    5 points
  33. Roger Sugrue

    General Simm

    Couldn't believe my eyes, there it is in black and white....my old mate of the 1970s....General Simm......in probably his finest achievement.....gets a few sentences in today's international publication ANZ Bloodstock News ( page 17) The old warrior who faced the starter 231 times in the 70's was a son of Kinsimm...... who notably is the 5th dam of Avantage Was he a warrior....I swear he raced every weekend during spring and summer ...year in and year out He was always in the Open Sprint, 2nd leg of the Double.....would hare off in the lead .....usua
    5 points
  34. Congrats paigezim...good to see you winning again. Well done to the placegetters too. Ponderosa for the amazing job and thanks to everyone who entered...we cant get the support we get without you all continuing to enter and support us.
    5 points
  35. The comp this weekend. Prizes as again generously put forward by Scooby are: 1st - $300 2nd - $150 3rd - $50 All winner’s bets are to be a W/P bet on a single horse, tote odds. And half of any winnings to be retained for future comps. And for the last day of the carnival we’re going all out…. - Pick 4 horses in each race, and you will have an imaginary: - $10 ew on each horse - $1 Boxed Quinella - $1 Boxed Trifecta - $1 Boxed First Four - All horses coupled up in both the early and
    5 points
  36. Ponderosa8

    Rosie myers

    Just saw this on Love Racing site for those who havent seen it already. https://loveracing.nz/News/33135/RosieMyersUpdate.aspx
    5 points
  37. look on the bright side The money will be going to prop up all the clubs in NZ yeah right
    5 points
  38. Well done to the winners.I enjoyed the concept of this comp as at any stage the lead can change.You can be leading,but after one race you can drop down rather quickly.Its not over until the last race has been run.Thanks Scooby and Ponderosa for another awesome comp.
    5 points
  39. Results after the last comp race of the day. Dogzstar with the Trifecta, and that was easily their best collect over the 2 day competition but unfortunately not high enough to trouble the leaders. Nukkledragga hangs on for the win and Paigezim gets up for 2nd after picking the winner in the last with Right First Time hanging on for 3rd. Congratulations to all.. NAME CURRENT TOTAL $$ THIS WEEK $$ C/FWD Nukkledragga 1,810.50 1,635.50 175.00 paigezim 1,754
    5 points
  40. OK here we go round two of the Championship competition is this Saturday LJ Shannon leads the pack going into round two but its still anyones comp to win..or lose. Anyone can still enter even if you did not play last weekend...here is the rules for this weekend. This weekend is a dividend based Trifecta, Quinella and Win and place format. Simply pick 3 horses in the selected races and you will have $10 each way on each of them win and place and a $1.00 unit of the quinella and Trifecta with the three. Whatever you collect from each race becomes points to your score. The leader board
    5 points
  41. Reported today that "New variants ESCAPING THE VACCINE" which translated means Vaccines ineffective as evidenced by the old goat Biden staggering around in a mask after being fully vaccinated. Wake up people, you are being conned with Fauci and his cohort driving the false narrative.
    5 points
  42. My view is that I’ll stand with the Purdons, Dunn’s, Orange and Co any day, ahead of the narcs, nillers, losers, and evidence fabricators
    5 points
  43. Group 1 FLOG Learn to spell dickhead
    5 points
  44. tasman man

    Ernie Ward

    RIP Ernie......that is a real shock. I not much of a golfer but got paired with him in a 'racing event' once and enjoyed the walk around the course with him. Certainly loved his racing ,his Mercedes career , and his time as Chairman of ARC. Far too young.....very sad !
    5 points
  45. Inca is a brazen lie The Organised Crime Group ( Police ) have made complete fools of themselves The RIU and their demented paranoid ex cops have been shown up to be the ignorant fools and evidence fabricators we know they are There have been no convictions after well over four years of investigations There will be no convictions directly related to Inca Kyle Selinger ( said to be the narc ) has proved to be an unreliable revenge seeker The damage to the harness code is massive The only people who believe in the veracity of Inca are the stupid ex cops at
    5 points
  46. Berri

    Te Aroha

    We put a program together for weather monitoring. We installed weather stations at two tracks (Matamata and Hawkes Bay). We put soil sensors in. We gave them a management system and a number of suggested steps including changing the soil management program which included changing the grasses, fert program and irrigation program. We suggested a track management development program so that other tracks could view an open sourced presentation of what was going on with other tracks. What happened you might ask? The weather stations were installed, as were some soil monitors. Within a week, so
    5 points
  47. Thank you very much Ponderosa, Scooby and anyone else that puts their time and energy into these competitions , Its quite a enjoyable way of spending a Sat. afternoon. Kind Regards L.(John) Shannon
    5 points
  48. Just means governments part with more taxpayer money to buy ‘boosters’ They’ve gone to far there’s no going back, most dangerous and expensive exercise ever undertaken and nobody in our Medical fraternity challenging any part of it... Who’s heads will roll when the dust settles ?
    4 points
  49. “Any sport has to have integrity. I work for the Catholic Church. I base everything I do around integrity and values, honesty, justice and responsibility. We need to have that instilled in our participants as well. We set the rules, and we expect the rules to be adhered to.” With their history....He’s kidding right.....???
    4 points
  50. Yes but you have to admit L J, it's even better when you win
    4 points