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  1. Thanks Cubes. Very nice. Lovely ride.
    11 points
  2. I am just guessing here, but think they cannot find enough staff in todays tight employment market to count all the money made through racing horses in NZ.
    11 points
  3. Nerula

    Here is a hairy tale

    from when Jumps racing was great in NZ. Ex NZ TB Owners Bulletin around 2010 I think. Stodge fill ya boots. Leo and Berri will know these people. NM The Sindebele Story.doc
    10 points
  4. Cubes

    Property for sale

    Cubity through various things in Chch has met Mr Hickman on a few occasions and can say he has never met a more humble and modest gentleman And he has done a huge amount for NZ racing Didn't he race Silent Achiever ? And on the QT he has given mountains of coin to charity
    10 points
  5. Is it just me or is this a bad idea...what more can she do really...Chris made her the horse she is and when she clearly seems on her last campaign to be past her best..why take her off there guy who knows her inside and out to ask her to start all over again with someone new...I feel sorry for Chris I guess loyalty is not a big thing to the ownership group...I could never do that to someone who had done such a fantastic job...I wish the mare well but it just seems a strange decision to me...lets see how it all goes.
    9 points
  6. No doubt one of our very best....enjoy your retirement you have definitely earned it..... Murray Baker retires from training at the end of April. Photo: Trish Dunell Murray Baker had huge impact as a trainer Tim Barton for LOVERACING.NZ 28 April 2022 Murray Baker has been the king of the classics. The Cambridge horseman, who retires from training at the end of April, has won 26 Group I three-year-old races and his honour roll includes nine Derbies and five Oaks vi
    9 points
  7. scooby3051

    Luke Radich

    Haha...Guerin reminds me of a used car salesman...Luke Radich should be in a position to get some things done he is just what's needed...but hang on maybe thats why they won't ask him.
    8 points
  8. And that is only going to get worse as they take racing away from the rural areas and centralize it.
    8 points
  9. mikenz

    Here we go again.

    Well I don't know who it is, can you tell me, I won't tell anyone else.
    7 points
  10. kdt

    Kevin Myers

    Great to hear him on SENZ on the Saturday morning racing show. His first media interview in a very long time.
    7 points
  11. Legend encourages Kiwis to switch: ‘You Aussies have a different DNA to us' Despite his recent retirement champion New Zealand trainer Murray Baker will be watching Saturday’s Doomben Cup closely. Picture: AAP. As legendary trainer Murray Baker prepares to put his feet up in retirement and cheer on warrior stayer The Chosen One in Saturday’s Group 1 Doomben Cup, he has laid bare one regret of his grand training career. The New Zealand training genius, 75, is enthralled by the success of Australian racing and in awe
    7 points
  12. Berri

    Here is a hairy tale

    I've also got a good one for you. Can't remember the name of the bloke who was sort of my companion flyer but maybe he reads this site and adds additional tweaks. We were attempting to travel across the Tasman with a load of horses. Arrived at Auckland airport at 5.00 am for the start to load. The Japanese Prime Minister's plane was in the bay next to where we were about to load. Plane was delayed, so there we were, no cappuccinos , or drive by food outlets, probably 8-12 trucks of horses waiting to get onto the plane and there was a delay of three hours. To make life interesting, I had a
    7 points
  13. #1...Just because you are in a team called The Terminators doesn't mean you are going to win #2...When someone on your team has a lucky number ( #7) and that is their only pick all day doesn't mean you are going to win #3...When other teams are bombing pieces of trifectas and First 4's you are not going to win #4...When you are a place bettor like Cubes you are not going to win #5...Great day and great catch up with Col and Hutch amongst others #6...When you are placed second in a field of 36 going into the last does not mean you are going to podium #7...Cubemeist
    7 points
  14. It is well known that the job for Cubes when horse trainingness comes into play is to keep quiet for a moment and let the trainer do the training and then Cubes job is getting a good barrier draw which seems to be some random process that Cubes doesn't understand and seems to have no influence over. And we always get the visitors carpark But Holy Moly Two Ace Bullets @ Phar Lap Knowing Cubes luck the track will probably favour the swoopers
    7 points
  15. Those times indicate that at least one horse in each race enjoyed the track. Distances from first to last were interesting, especially considering the fields were small and the track was consistent: 15L, 15L, 14L, 25L, 13L, 9L, 41L, 15L, and 24L. That would tend to indicate that some horses didn't handle it at all, which isn't surprising of course. At least the trainers gave it a go and now they will have a better idea which of their horses like the surface.
    6 points
  16. THE TORCH

    Luke Radich

    Yes he is a game changer due to the simple fact that he talks sense! That is the deplorable level that Trackside has fallen to. Common sense is a rarity. I rarely watch Weigh In nowadays, but did tune into this episode when someone notified me that Luke was on. Id say a lot of others might have done the same. Id love to know the ratings for when Luke is on compared to when he isnt. It must be a nervy watch for the likes of Pops, Sweens, and Co. when he is a guest. It doesnt do their reputations one iota of good.
    6 points
  17. Iraklis

    Yep he does it again...

    Luk Chin and his Monachy mare Safrakova cruised in again she did it on her ear.....too much this guy Cheers Iraklis
    6 points
  18. As I stated I dont watch a lot of trackside, but yesty even Mr Rodley even sounded a bit bored by it all, basically because it was, Gilgandra, Sunshine Coast synthetic and Bendigo might be interesting to some and I'm sure it is especially to those who live there but Ascot Park or Ashburton is probably of no interest to those same people, so why not 1 channel, I thought the TAB were trying to cut cost yet have 2 presenters ? As for flash take no notice of that fucker, maybe he works for the TAB and thinks we all accept average media coverage, and all lead sad lives, takes all sorts I guess
    6 points
  19. Thank you everyone, especially Say No More and Scooby BUT without all the PLAYERS it wouldn’t be what it is. Thank you everyone. (Again)
    6 points
  20. Well done saynomore on working out the scores would drive me bonkers...well done to all the winners in a good concept for a comp.
    6 points
  21. In my humble opinion, jump racing is better for horse welfare than the emphasis on 2yo racing. In Ireland you buy store horses, unbroken 4yo's for a career at jumps. They will race generally between 5-10 years old. Very often 2yo racing can be the end of a horses career.
    6 points
  22. GOOD MORNING.THANKS TO SCOOBY AND SAY NO MORE FOR A GREAT DAYS ENTERTAINMENT. THOUGHT WAS GOING TO BE RUN DOWN LAST BIT BUT HELD ON BY NOSE. RACE ENQUIRY INTO PONDEROSA AND RICHIES FORM REVERSAL BUT AS USUAL ANY EXPLANATION WILL BE ACCEPTED BY STEWARDS. TOUGH GROUP MATCH A. GREAT SCORING ,SAY NO MORE.RUNNING 2 CONTESTS.THANKS FOR YOUR TIME AND EFFORT WHICH IS MUCH APPRECIATED BY EVERYONE. THANKS.
    6 points
  23. poundforpound

    Mike Clements

    Clements is head of the RIB The R in RIB stands for racing Don’t be afraid to ask me for more life advice … like how to stand erect, and wear jandals
    6 points
  24. scooby3051

    RIP Mr Don Couchman

    Just heard Mr Don Couchman has passed away...a damn good trainer and a real gentleman in all I had to do with him as an apprentice...condolences to all his family...RIP Mr Couchamn
    5 points
  25. Prize winners: Champion: Jack $150 bet Plate winner: Houlahan's Dream $50 bet 4 week aggregate: Kingsbeer $20 bet Week 1: Tarantula $20 bet Week 2: Tasman Man $20 bet Week 3: Floyd Pink $20 bet Week 4: Basil Brush $20 bet One bet, win and/or place (tote), you keep half of any collect and the other half recycled for future comps. Thanks everyone for entering and thanks Scooby for your generous support of these comps.
    5 points
  26. Guys it's their first show, how bout we give em time to find their feet, they've got 6 weeks lets just see how it pans out....watched replay of last nights effort once they get on top of their technical issues reckon they'll come good, those interviews from the stables were magic loved it.... Cheers Iraklis
    5 points
  27. I had a look too They drew 1 & 2 I think, read what you will into that The winner just inserted itself into the hole behind the leader on the turn, simply because it was going better CWJ didn’t lose any forward momentum when he switched out after he realized he’d been beaten to that run up the fence, and after the line the winner was far stronger Not sure how many Mulebacker has ridden but in this instance I think he’s manifestly wrong and should withdraw what is quite a disparaging and unfair comment
    5 points
  28. I don't have Sky so I won't watch it. I shall continue to watch harness racing on the TAB website. I prefer that anyway cos you only have to tune in just as race starts. Miss all the whale garbage!!!
    5 points
  29. Baz (NZ)

    Luke Radich

    Luck Radich has always been a talent with common sense solutions but far too bright for most of the leeches running racing. He would show up all those career corporates...so there is no way they'd want him rocking the cushy boat (Titantic).
    5 points
  30. THE TORCH

    Luke Radich

    Id say Trackside would be mad to do that.......it would only highlight the immature and amateur bunch of presenters we have had to put up with since Day 1 of the channel. Radich is far too classy for them. He is a lawyer who pops back to "Weigh In" and immediately hits key issues in a direct and meaningful way. A breath of fresh air compared to the stupidity we hear every week like "wins by panels" and "good shopping". Give me strength.
    5 points
  31. scooby3051

    Luke Radich

    He is head and shoulders above Guerin in my opinion and should be used more often he says it as it is.
    5 points
  32. Have seen him on TV and comes across as a very humble highly intelligent guy, was just wonderful to watch A legend in his own right, and I am sure only has admiring friends in the game
    5 points
  33. Good on them for looking after themselves...hell the leaders in Petone always do that first...look after their fat salaries and excess bodies in their teams...the whole organisation needs a knife taken to it and the excess put back into the nuts and bolts of the industry...and if nobody stands up for anything nothing will happen...yes more will leave so there will be opportunities for others but we cant afford to keep losing the top echelon of trainers...and its only a matter of time before that surely will happen more and more often.
    5 points
  34. Sorry about resurrecting an old thread, but I have been very busy recently and wanted to comment on this one. One of the major reasons for this shambles was the poor programming of 2yo races in the South. There has only been one maiden 2yo race in the South all season, that was the first race of the season. In the NI there are maiden 2yo races all over the place. If there had been maiden 2yo races programmed properly these horses would have had a go in less pressured 7 and 8 horse races before hitting the big time in a big field in front of a massive crowd at Riccarton. You can't rea
    5 points
  35. You are never replicating this anywhere else in the world. Cheltenham is a different beast. People live and breath the festival, no bands needed, no free entry, no fashion parades just the horses and the betting. The crowds line the walk back to the winners enclosure to cheer the horses, they love the horses and the participants. Jump racing has a different breed of supporters to the flat. Ascot is great but it is not pure like Cheltenham.
    5 points
  36. Nelli

    Beautiful foal

    The original article that Wai Eyre put out that was on Facebook (and their responses to subsequent comments) stated that genetic testing confirmed the registered parents and that's she's a de novo mutation. In other words she's a freak and her colour didn't come from her parents. However, she has a 50% chance of passing her colour to her offspring.
    5 points
  37. What about She's An Ace? $500 Gavelhouse purchase last year. Won by a hd. $16.60 $3.90.
    5 points
  38. cjw

    Altenatives to the TAB?

    I don't think you get it.
    5 points
  39. If no-one does this before next weekend I might be able to schlep over there and give you some info.
    4 points
  40. Huge thanks saynomore..you are a legend of a scorer you lead where others follow as you set the standard for scoring...well done to all the winners and thanks to all the rest of us non winners.. for entering the competitions that you all continue to do...that makes them what they are and help us to be the best comp site for all to enjoy...cheers.
    4 points
  41. Lee270744

    Here we go again.

    Remember innocent until proven guilty. Be careful of sensational journalism. Just saying.
    4 points
  42. Racing have to stop giving themselves uppercuts, for an industry with poor public acceptance they just add fuel to the burning fire on a regular basis Crazy stuff
    4 points
  43. Channel 83 is currently the Face TV channel on Sky, so anyone with Sky should be able to watch it. I hope there'll be more interviews and aftermath wraps of races, I find those interestin and entertainin, a dedicated Harness channel I'm lovin the idea..... Cheers Iraklis
    4 points
  44. shaneMcAlister

    Luke Radich

    I thought he was very good on the show today too, his rant about the RIU advertising their "tell tale line" during prime time racing was particulary spot on. Makes a new watcher confirm their preconceived thoughts that racing is rigged. When we all know it is fairly clean.
    4 points
  45. I'm planning on earning my bet Scooby by winning the Plate final
    4 points
  46. Miss Haley should be fined $200 for bringing harness racing into disrepute and another $200 for wasting the other Stewards time.
    4 points
  47. Well Cubes, thanks for the Heads Up ! Made a $ off the Russian.......on the tri ! 3 x of the best.....CWJ , Tina C and Cubes !
    4 points
  48. On their engagement. May they have many happy years together
    4 points
  49. Good luck Cubes ! I hope the Russian allowed in the gate....a lot being banned these days !
    4 points