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  1. 9 points
    Insider

    Tough times at Karaka

    Sadly one couldn’t have expected anything different, given the state of our racing and the extremely slow pace of RITA. Of course it’s not necessarily their fault (RITA’s) given what they have inherited. I blame that fairly and squarely on the previous management and the Board made up of mainly National Party lackeys’.
  2. 8 points
    Cubes

    Matt Cross

    Mrs Cubes rates the Crossmeister Big boots to fill with the depature of Mark Mac the Aussie foresure whom was great But one thing you cannot fake in life is passion.....and Matt Cross has it in spades....he loves the game and is passionate.....Cube Central says keep up the good work
  3. 8 points
    Scooby, Talk has generously donated his prize as well, to someone who’s had a rough time of it this year I have some ideas and unless anyone can think of a better idea I’m going to approach Starship hospital and offer the prize to a non AUCKLAND based family with a child in Starship long term, as in a family living here temporarily whilst their child is undergoing treatment Anyone object to that ? Thanks
  4. 7 points
    weasel57

    Matt Cross

    By the end of today, Matt Cross will have called about 72 races in 8 days. He is an exceptional talent. Every caller makes mistakes, I don't think Matt has fluffed anything important this week - and even if he does, we should all recognise that race calling is an art, a demanding one done under pressure of immediacy and public expectation. Not many people are prepared to try it, let alone make a career of it. Best wishes to him, he will become one pf the best, and probably go on to a international career.
  5. 6 points
    chelseacol

    Riccarton

    After a period of recovery following a big week I felt I needed to post something positive about the CJC and Cup Week. Pretty much all I have read on here is an aggrieved owner who didn't get enough pampering for turning up with a horse (newsflash that happens at just about every racetrack), and complaints about facilities etc. So some balance - Saturday was an enormous day. Great crowd, music, fashion, car boot parties, great corporate boxes, good racing ..... Yes the facilities are stretched - that is what happens when you lose your main stand due to EQ damage and are fighting an ongoing insurance claim. Very difficult for the club - but as thousands of householders and building owners here in ChCh will tell you - not that unusual. I say well done to the CJC - you do annoy me on some things (just so no-one accuses me of being a fanboy) - but I had a great week. So did many out of my friends I got along and out of towners I know.
  6. 6 points
    Great to see Terrill Charles and Peter Corbett win the big prize after all the health issues they have both had. Given 4 months to live over 4 years ago, Terrill has refused to give up and kept on going so a more deserving winner you would not find. Bravo both.....
  7. 6 points
    The essence of the problem is Winstons credibility......he’s suing because he claims the exposure of his acts in taking excessive benefits illegally somehow impugns him.....but my problem is that he’s a known liar and has been censured for lying to parliament previously.....so what credibility does he have to diminish ? If you fuck only one goat, just one, you’re still a goat fucker for the rest of your life .... that’s how I see it He also has history with donations and the use of sponsors assets......and wasn’t there an issue with the use of limos at one stage or am I getting confused there ? I simply cannot see how any reasonable person can see him for anything other than what he actually is.......
  8. 5 points
    Can't McKenzie just do it.... Saving $2,000,000 over 3 years...
  9. 5 points
    tasman man 11

    Cup Day Fields

    Watching yesterday I thought the 'new' young commentator did a fantastic job. When you consider it was his first NZ Cup day I'd rate his performance as outstanding. Most of the races had big fields ,there were a lot of lesser grade horses going around and I find him hard to fault. Us at home we are all so knowledgable....experts........and even a trifecta taker like myself only has 3 or 4 horses to concentrate on . He has the entire field. Yes, I saw Winterfell break much earlier than him ...big deal ,I was specifically interested in where he would settle. As for a bit of emotion ,well good on him. Calling a horse a superstar or a champion is something which can sound over the top but when a horse wins a Group race brilliantly, surely he can let loose. The lad did a fantastic job yesterday IMHO.
  10. 5 points
    flockofewes2

    Interviewer?

    'A blonde, wanting to earn some money, decided to hire herself out as a handyman-type and started canvassing a wealthy neighborhood. She went to the front door of the first house and asked the owner if he had any jobs for her to do. "Well, you can paint my porch. How much will you charge?" The blonde said "How about 50 dollars?" The man agreed and told her that the paint and other materials that she might need were in the garage. The man's wife, inside the house, heard the conversation and said to her husband, "Does she realize that the porch goes all the way around the house?" The man replied, "She should, she was standing on it." A short time later, the blonde came to the door to collect her money. "You're finished already?" he asked. "Yes," the blonde answered, "and I had paint left over, so I gave it two coats." Impressed, the man reached in his pocket for the $50. "And by the way," the blonde a dded, "it's not a Porch, it's a Ferrari."
  11. 5 points
    lamour

    Cup Day Fields

    A bit harsh Gazza. I think we should acknowledge Addington have done a great job to turn Cup day into the biggest race day event in NZ. Not a bad achievement given ChCh doesn’t have the population of Auckland and harness does not have the same number of participants as Gallops. Credit where it’s due.
  12. 4 points
    Berri

    B.P's BIG DAY AT PUKEKOHE

    The problem that you have is these blokes only talk about betting and the merits of bets and their so called tipping prowess. If you sell the program on betting, then you'd like to capture your audience because you're good at that. They're not so they should keep away from it and concentrate on the horse. If you market placing bets on tips given by so called experts, and in 28 chances you only get 14 in the frame, and this has been a norm, then stop it. Sell the program on the horse, breeding, people and the love of the animal.
  13. 4 points
    puha

    B.P's BIG DAY AT PUKEKOHE

    They are not tips they are selections totally different in my opinion
  14. 4 points
    TurnyTom

    Riccarton

    Been saying it for years, relocate the Casino to Riccarton in the ground floor new stand and have second floor for racing - glass floor to ceiling And if we are real committed a harness track inside the gallops and close Addington Just a dream but has potential
  15. 4 points
    chelseacol

    Cup Day Fields

    Yes Mark M was the best in the country by some distance. I get the comments about Matt Cross. He needs Reon to get in his ear and just restrain him a bit on some of that stuff. But give him credit - he's young and good. Lets not run him out of town like Tom Wood was
  16. 4 points
    poundforpound

    Interviewer?

    Of more importance I want vegans to stop eating my food’s food
  17. 4 points
    Berri

    Interviewer?

    Simply get rid of Andy Kydd and most of the misery will cease...simple as that
  18. 4 points
    gubellini

    Interviewer?

    Chris like our best horses our best presenters are performing well overseas. Jane Ivil and your son Tom for example. Exemplifies the state of our industry.
  19. 4 points
    Trump

    Melody Belle / J. Richards

    With 4 G1 wins this season, including the one in Aust plus a G1 2nd in the MacKinnon, Melody Belle is a shoe-in for HOTY 2109/20.
  20. 4 points
    Southland

    Melody Belle / J. Richards

    An amazing performce against quality opposition. SHE’S ALL CLASS!!!!
  21. 4 points
    The above confidence in their new betting partners managing of risk and world class pricing algorithms didn't work out to well below. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7641115/Sportsbet-forced-pay-9million-40-disposal-saga-round-10-AFL-game.html
  22. 4 points
    Leggy

    Is he a worthy Minister For Racing ?

    Tough question. Who would he say? Has any Minister done more damage, or is that what you meant? If you want WP to be the answer, maybe ask Mr. Vela which Minister for Racing has done more for big commercial breeders and sales companies?
  23. 3 points
    Pam Robson

    Can anyone tell me...

    Unfortunately, the 'very good lesson ' hasn't been learned , there is just more clamour for more funding without any effort made to put in place a sustainable model. So this latest windfall, such as it is, will, after a small period, disappear into the mire as well. The source of the 'advice' given to Winston then doesn't bear scrutiny here - however, again, he has been poorly advised without doing adequate research of his own.
  24. 3 points
    tim vince

    U can see why

    M purdon is a champion trainer.the equipment they showed he is using is amazing.an innovator.must be very expensive.all those who think he has an un natural advantage I hope u saw it. Treadmill that gai warehouse uses and resistance sulkies from Finland.most couldn't afford it or have the horses to justify it but it is all above board.and of course great staff great young horses and above all a world class trainer. Amazing.
  25. 3 points
    tim vince

    U can see why

    Or some of the others 30 years behind