BIG WEEKEND FOR SUPERSTARS OF THE SPRING COMP>>>THE FAMOUS DERBY DAY!!!!!!!

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  1. the trouble is that we can all sound like stuck records. Similar people making similar comments to the same people. Unfortunately there is no case to be made that anything said on this site will have any effect on any matter. Only the stupid think that doing the same thing will instigate change. That is what has been happening. I watched the Great Northern Hurdles and Steeple Chase today. What a third rate, mediocre, lacking in class presentation of what should be fantastic. And we should have been celebrating the winners...but what happens....we cut to greyhounds. And the betting dribbl
    12 points
  2. To be fair to them some of the shit racing they have to present make it pretty hard for them. The wall to wall racing from overseas where they have no interest in it must be pretty hard to get excited about doing the form and research for. My only problem I have with trackside is the lack of on course presenters, Northern day and no one getting the after race emotions etc really pissed me off.
    11 points
  3. Thanks everyone a great day today...Ponderosa thanks for an amazing days scoring please pick a horse for next weekend you have earned a $100 each way bet for all the effort...let me know what you want to use it on.
    11 points
  4. Awesome job John - thanks for your efforts in keeping the updates / entertainment going with Paul away.
    9 points
  5. Cubes

    Bad Flamingo

    So the trainer says the horse needs a name ….like NOW...and then Mrs. Cubes said something like we need a name for the horse and then Cubes didn't know what to do and then Coco the chocolate Lab brings in the toy stuffed Flamingo and Dodecahedron ….the eldest....says "Share the Flamingo"" and Coco the Lab doesn't and so Prism the middle child of two says "Share the Flamingo " but Coco is as thick as anything so doesn't so Mrs. Cubes says Bad Flamingo and that's how the thoroughbred got his name
    9 points
  6. Racecafe will donate a seat at the table for one lucky Racecafe regular....details to follow in the coming days.Happy to donate to a good cause and one lucky member will have a great day out.
    9 points
  7. Nerula

    Caulfield Cup acceptors

    NP, Zero return, she a bad trip bad CC, drove straight into Maldivians arse in the straight and missed 100k by a place. Woke him up and M won the Cox Plate the next Saturday. The MC another story where we just missed 112k Money came back in spades when your GF took her to Sydney, I banked 214k. Please dont anyone jump on me for skiting. Its just something I lived. And if you get good karma you pay back.--- There's "Billy the Hat" sending Ocean Billy over to have a go this November. I wish him the greatest luck.
    9 points
  8. 8 points
  9. Got home and been thru the scoring.. John's scoring is totally 100% correct and CONFIRMED. Been perusing the scores and some fantastic results but by far and away the best performer of the day was John (Say No More) in the way he stepped in and did an amazing job in trying circumstances. With all the Scratchings, then late Scratching and people trying to sub in Scratchings with others that were also Scratched, people not picking enough BB's and some being greedy picking 3, people missing picks etc but he got them all sorted and still came in with a 100% correct outcome.... I can cate
    8 points
  10. I read where a 'selected' crowd will be allowed access. One of the few 'benefits' these days of being a member of the Club . Owners of horses racing on day will also get in , but with so many big syndicates in operation these days I guess some of these groups may also be restricted as well . Of course Auckland /Waikato and other level 3 lepers will need things to change re Travel before the big day. Where are the benefits from being double vaxxed ? I never even got a a free pizza or fish and chips !
    8 points
  11. What a gutsy Group 1 win by Probabeel today tough as and was the best horse on the day...she is a super valuable mare and must be right in the Cox Plate now. Good day for Cambridge Stud owners too, well done to all concerned with this super tough mare.
    8 points
  12. Tauhei Notts

    Covid-19

    Pickle, were you hiding under the desk at geography lessons? Hamilton City is in Waikato Region. So are Colville and Taumarunui. Waikato District is in Waikato Region. Waikato District and Hamilton City were placed in Level 3. Waipa District and Matamata-Piako districts were not placed in level 3. The Waipa District boundary is about 450 metres west of the Cambridge training track. JJ Flash; the manner in which the South Island has been treated over this whole Covid-19 shambles is deploring in the extreme. I measured it on my atlas; Winton is further from Auck
    8 points
  13. Thanks Pondy - massive day today and your fast accurate updates are much appreciated by all I am sure. Cheers, Phil
    8 points
  14. Join Destiny Church…..or just be me…then you can do whatever you like
    8 points
  15. Entry thread for Round 5 of the Superstars of the Spring Competition, Saturday 2nd October. As advised by Scooby, it has been decided to shorten the comp and it will now finish on Saturday 6 November (was previously going to be Saturday 27 November). Going thru to 27 November meant every Team went up against every other team once, but by now shortening the comp means that’s no longer possible, so there will no longer be Head to Head match-ups each week. We’re retaining all the Teams as is but instead of the Head to Heads its going to be an “all in” each week. While the $250 bonu
    8 points
  16. Given NZ Trotting Cup day has the highest TAB turnover of any meeting in NZ its surprising the level of apathy. Where's the noise from HRNZ and NZMTC and CJC- they should be going gangbusters to all and sundry that an iconic event in Canterbury should not be shut down given no Covid cases in SI for over a year.
    8 points
  17. Starts 9th Oct 2021 Scooby can you run this one on one comp please Australasian racing only Tips of your choice submitted before 10am each Saturday ..if your tips aren’t up you have half your bank deducted as a losing bet that day One single bet One three legged multi ( straight multi, not any 4 etc…) The last bet is Melbourne Cup day Loser puts a grand over to Tim Vince on MC day From Next Please I'll add another $250 if Leo beats me. Seeing as Race Cafe gets nothing from our competition - I'll randomly pick an RC member who can use the $250 f
    7 points
  18. Happy Birthday great Man. The Matamata races today were deprived yet another on course celebration. Bob Autridge would have shouted the patrons and his huge circle of friends and family to a huge event on course at Matamata. We had Car boot events in Gizzy for his 40th. And 50th ! His 60th birthday was in Matamata. Twenty years ago. Have to phone Toby or Steve about his 70th . Bob is a breed shaping training hero .Olgas's Pal (Straight Strike ) Just like Alan Jones Paddy Kay Joe Bromby, Bill Winder, Bill Sanders Bob could always
    7 points
  19. Well done John...thanks for stepping in and doing a super job. Geez without the pressure of scoring Pondy had a great day as did our team LOL....Thanks again for stepping in for Ponderosa and for the super job with the fast updates.
    7 points
  20. I am Very proud of our Team GREY WAY today. Jack, H Dream, Sayer and Warren. Hang in there. We are just 8k off the leading Team SUNLINE.
    7 points
  21. Cubes

    Bad Flamingo

    And then the new trainer who seems like a nice bloke said we may not make the field @ Phar Lap so let's go to Wingatui and even though the form line is terrible @ 67x9 we maybe get some rating points or something like that so when Cup week comes round @ Riccarton we might get a start for some decent coin but then on the news we heard that NZ Cup Week is somewhat curtailed but then Cubes thought life is short so let's go for it but then the weather turned bad and then Cubity lost some money in the stock market so thought about the transport cost from Riccarton to Otago but then the Cubemeister'
    7 points
  22. Cindy & Co couldn't organize a piss up at a brewery, so it's no surprise that they won't let a party at the races, that they have nothing to do with organizing, go ahead. As far as the pie man goes, once upon a time ministers of the crown were staunch advocates for the industries they were ministers of. Show me one minister that has done that in this current dictatorship, who rule by fear and fear alone. Almost 2 years of Covid and NO COVID CASES IN THE SOUTH ISLAND FOR ALMOST 12 MONTHS....... But wait, they now have a plan, we just have to wait until Friday to hear it!!!!
    7 points
  23. scooby3051

    Trackside Presenters

    What I dont understand is why not on the big days after the NZ races are done for the day why they could not keep one channel for the big races from OZ so you get to see the build up and the after race celebrations..but no we get shit races jammed in from everywhere go to the race 1 min before and then cut away to some shit race that nobody really gives a shit about. How hard is it to be organised to do that...all they think about is stuffing as many shit races down everyones throat as they possibly can...total BS.JMO.
    7 points
  24. Well done Ponderosa...huge job again...the effort you put in to scoring is so appreciated by me and everyone here.....thanks a million.Now as for Gunsynd...I think some vet assistance needed on a few of us.......
    7 points
  25. Another amazing job you done Ponderosa
    7 points
  26. To the anti vacciners and anti mandatories, of which racing seems to have its share, I expect and hope that you are going to have your freedoms restricted for the benefit of the rest of us. I will want to know, when I’m cheering on my horse in 2022 and beyond, that the people in close proximity are only there because (like me and all my family members) they had their shots.
    7 points
  27. Remember when Trackside 2 was introduced so we would get better coverage of local racing? What a joke that has become... now it's just an excuse to include more rubbish meetings from outback Australia. The TAB website has a Trackside 3 option. Is it really that hard to have Trackside 1 with only NZ coverage, Trackside 2 with Australian premier racing coverage, and Trackside 3 with a simulcast for all other shit people bet on?
    7 points
  28. No public allowed according to HRNZ website. thanks alot Cindy and Co. Wonder how Grant, I'm the Min of Racing,, will compensate the codes for stopping the public into the biggest week in NZ racing
    6 points
  29. Hey Pondy welcome back...yes you had your best day...you dont need to do the bet for John I will gladly do that for him...cheers. Yes team Gunsynd was on fire LOL...pity we were so hard held for so long...bloody jockeys ....
    6 points
  30. Tutukaka as he's known in (NZ) has won the Geelong Classic today for Tony Pike (NZ). The half brother to Melody Belle (NZ) could now be a live Victorian Derby chance !
    6 points
  31. 6 points
  32. Vaccine passport the only way to go forward to keep people safe the sooner its introduced the better...I want to know if I am out to dinner that I have a reasonable chance of not getting infected...thats my view and I really dont care who disagrees...everyone has the right to chose to get the jab or not but if you dont then expect to have restrictions on what you can and cant do.
    6 points
  33. Isn’t one of our major problems the handicapper and the dysfunctional model they use ? Can anyone imagine a really good horse like Grey Way racing in NZ now ?? It couldn’t happen because under this model once you’ve won 8-10 races you’re rated over 100 ( unless Pitty trains you, then you could still be in R65 grade ) and you’re forced into either WFA racing, or retirement You can’t make money for the industry once you’re retired of course
    6 points
  34. It is up to the tracks to choose if they want owners or not. Te Aroha has choosen not to have patrons tomorrow. I think it is cazy that owners can not go on course. If you have to watch them on TV then they might a well be watching them in Australia.
    6 points
  35. Isn’t it easier to just send your decent horses to Ozz ?
    6 points
  36. Good luck John and thanks for stepping up and helping out its much appreciated. Hope the wedding goes well Pondy...cheers.
    5 points
  37. gubellini

    Trackside Presenters

    I think it is high time that Trackside looked at it's model for selecting presenters. NZ Racing would be the only major sporting code not to employ former elite participants in the roles of presenters. Across the Tasman Michael Walker is currently presenting on their racing presentations. Peter Moody was recently employed as well. Their expertise is invaluable in such roles. Francesca Cumani and our own Jayne Ivil ditto. I would like to see Trackside employ former successful participants as presenters. Sure they would need some media training. Suggestions: Michael Coleman and Nigel Tiley in th
    5 points
  38. Seldom have I read such a load of tosh. The present lockdown is entirely the Government's fault. If the government had followed through with its incessant claimed mantra, "Hard and Early", we would not be in this current predicament. The government said we would be "at the head of the queue" in purchasing the Covid-19 vaccine. Unfortunately, this was another hollow promise, among many this government has pledged but not delivered. Rather than being at the head of the queue, New Zealand was one of the last countries in the world to begin inoculating the public. If the inoculation process h
    5 points
  39. Mattski

    Incentivise

    This horse is a beast! Starts from the outside, goes around the first bend 5-6 wide. Takes off from the 800 three wide and smashes them. (I appreciate it wasn't the strongest C Cup field ever). He was a maiden in April as an autumn 4 year old. 5-6 months later he's a super star stayer. Has any horse ever improved so much, so quickly, so late?? Cheers, Matt
    5 points
  40. gubellini

    Marscapone

    voice of reason a very unreasonable comment about Ryan Elliot. Marscapone is a big long striding type who markedly throws one foreleg wide. Rotorua doesn't suit this type of horse. He is far better on roomy left handed tracks like Te Rapa and Trentham.
    5 points
  41. Cubes

    Regarding Matt Cross

    Cubity knows bugger all about anything and is generally regarded as useless ...... But The Cubemeister just wants to give a shout out to a growing talent South Island racing is strong ......look at fields and noms.... And The Crossinator does a great job and deserves recognition Cubes and Out
    5 points
  42. We had a charity auction for BBM and this item ended up back in our lap The legend of racing Tim Vince is kindly underwriting the item now. Anyone can apply to join us on this day, December 9, note it’s the 9th, with Bazz and Smithy……all liquor and food is supplied ( thanks to the ARC ) Stick McKee, Leith Innes, Sir Peter Vela, David Ellis, Danielle Johnson, Jamie Richards, Opie Bosson, Tony Pike, and all the great trainers and jockeys will be joining us on the day The entry cost is $1000 per head, max 20 attendees, that’s 20 people max so $20k in the kitty Your $100
    5 points
  43. Good luck you two...lets get ready to rumble !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    5 points
  44. Cullen/Purdon line up 5 horses at headquarters for 3 wins and 2 places. You can certainly back their horses with confidence unlike some harness stables.
    5 points
  45. Their argument will be Vaccinated can still catch and spread ‘Covid’ as it is not 100% Effective so you will be compromising those who cannot, now this is mainly those who cannot ,not those who will not ,so how will anything change after 90% coverage? It won’t , but they are using this,lockdowns and coercion to get everyone dosed up.WHY ? Nothing will change. And won’t even after they line you up for the Novavax double header in January to keep you’re ‘vaccine passport’ valid , because as is being seen around the world the ‘Vaccine ‘induced antibodies Dont last,it’s vaccines for life and
    5 points
  46. Exactly.... if the vaccine works like they say....their should be no worries or restrictions by our Government or NZTR ??
    5 points
  47. This problem wont be fixed until there is a great uplift in Racetrack surfaces and essentially Stakes. Take the latter - if you go to Love Racing you will see on Trainers that there were 361 trainers, 20-21 season. If you look at around 60th in the premierships the average stakes won for the season was about 40k. so the trainer gets 4k for the years effort. If you look at the names these people are not mugs. There is real poverty below say 20th place - with the odd exception. That is why amalgamation like ATR is the only way out of the poverty trap the NZ industry finds itself in.
    5 points
  48. Of course a lot of the quality is sold either as young horses or as soon as a horse shows a glimpse of ability......hundreds sold. Costs of breeding and getting horses to the races has risen enormously over the past few decades and now are just silly compared to the stakes most horses run for...stakes are pathetic.....shocking ! Of course the stakes pool comes almost solely from betting.....with so many other betting options available now eg Sports and Aussie racing there is little chance of Stakes improving to the levels needed. Hence the Auckland Amalgamation is our best and o
    5 points
  49. I have been a member of the Auckland racing club. I got disillusioned. I helped Don McLaren become the chair. I've appeared before the board there (some time ago) when we realised racing was in the poo but the problem has been engendering support from further up the pig trough hierarchy at that time. Hopefully this has changed some what. I recently applied to become a member of the NZTR. They didn't even want to interview me. Same for the NZTAB. I didn't expect to get there because I am too controversial and don't suffer stupidity but I can be a team player. I found the process very int
    5 points
  50. Yes we've had a go at that and a MC If I recall the whole campaign was 127k incl return horse freight and Q. All dead money but an experience of a lifetime. It would be dearer now than 2008
    5 points