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  1. 3 points
    Gotta drag the jacket and tie out on a Sunday ...been summoned to Corporate Towers, Blues HQ, Downtown Auckland to a hastily-called alleged crisis meeting to explain what has been termed in the email as a "flagrant and appalling captaincy mismanagement and waste of the precious joker two strides out of the starting gates in the 2014 PJ Spring Super Comp." Oh dear, don't know how I allowed "LastTime I'll ListenTo Him of 40" talk me in to this mess ...I'd had an inkling this would be a bad idea ...now I'm facing the earliest ever captaincy impeachment in PJ Super Comp history, and possible banishment to one of the far-flung pioneer outposts of the empire, destined maybe to tragedy with the Kauri Kats or worse still, to Hamilton to languish with the Chiefs ! Oh the pain. So these are the options I'll be presenting today to explain the administrative oversight :- - Over-exuberant team-mates pushed me (never take the rap when there are others you can throw under the bus) - When I said we'd be playing the Joker, PJ inadvertently took me to be meaning this round ! (when all else fails, blame the ref) - When they said he was the Top Sprinter in the World, we took that to mean he was the Top Sprinter in Australia, too. (sour grapes ) Just hoping and praying that we mighty Blues have been assigned the Hurricanes as a matchup this coming Saturday, we need a confidence-boosting softer target than those feisty Mainlanders so that we can get the good ship Auckland back on keel and back in this race ! You ain't heard the last of the MIGHTY BLUES !
  2. 3 points
    scooby3051

    Spring Comp results unofficial

    Bruce is a great guy and a huge help over the years here... anyone who takes pot shots at him will not be entertained here... he is one of our team and will remain so as long as i am in charge...
  3. 3 points
    Traka

    Manual starts Ellerslie today.

    You will have to excuse my ignorance on starting gates, but why is manual starting gates as against non manual starting gates a disgrace? Sure, NZ racing is on the slide but what the hell has that do with manual starting gates. Race 2 was a ragged start but I have seen many starts like that with non manual gates, since then the starts have been as good as you would see on any raceday. I'm sure some just whinge for the sake of whinging.
  4. 3 points
    Tiger Tiger

    PUNTER'S CLUB NUMBER 9

    Hi Jason Hopefully not too late. Today's bets please Opt 507 $40 selection 1 Opt 505 $40 selection 1 Opt 403/1403 $20 each way on selection 8 Opt 303/1303 $20 each way on selection 8 $20 multiple opt 22 selection 4 into opt 62 selection 2 into opt 2746 selection 4 Cheers tt
  5. 3 points
    aquaman

    Latest Scandal

    Bit like this garbage anti smacking law brought in by that foul mouthed spitting Bradford. We now have a society that views things entirely different. I'v read the JCA decision, and have some sympathy for Marcie. Off course i don't condone beating the crap out of any animal, just as i don't with children. Knowing Marcie, i would say she absolutely loves her dogs, and was clearly frustrated on this occassion. A warning would off sufficed. Agree entirely with Mcmissile.
  6. 3 points
    mcmissile

    Latest Scandal

    Anyone who knows Marcie knows how much she loves her dogs, was just one of those things that I'm sure she regrets but no need to make a huge deal about it, there are plenty worse things to worry about.
  7. 2 points
    meomy

    Best Wishes To Louise Cole

    The Informant has an update on Louise & her progress this weekend. Courageous lady she is. Keep up the great attitude Louise & glad to read you are on the road to a positive recovery.
  8. 2 points
    Mwah cheers Rich .. well done to the Crusaders... beaut effort Chiefs... we are starting as we have before... but we are starting to get our groove on and this was yet another beaut workout.. we are building up stamina for the long haul... so all I have to say is.. good job and ..
  9. 2 points
    making up for last week
  10. 2 points
    Chestnut in the red shorts Myself in the blue shorts
  11. 2 points
    ok all good thanks for that rules are rules....
  12. 2 points
    good girl bikie we bred her
  13. 2 points
    jasonmccook1

    PUNTER'S CLUB NUMBER 9

    $60 place multi to win $2194 1201-5 1206-7 1208-6 1209-10
  14. 2 points
    tipsmit

    Wanganui Not Whanganui

    Whanganui is Maori place name and as far as I'm aware Maori were here well before NZ Post, Wises , weather sites and Dad was, so the tradition, history and correct pronunciation goes back a lot further than your reasons to pronounce it incorrectly. Just because it's been said wrong for so long does not make it now the right pronunciation. What arrogance. Pull your heads out of your narrow minded behinds.
  15. 1 point
    Tatura

    Per Incanto

    First starter a winner in the 800m dash at Wanganui.2yo filly out of Little Hazel passed in for $2500 at Sth Island sale.From the family of Commands, Danewin,Zed etc.The great eight carat family.
  16. 1 point
    Yes mate....past the embarrassment stage with them now. I'm wearing thongs so I can't do the socks bit....not for a lack of trying though! Just hoping and praying that we mighty Canes have been assigned the Blues as a matchup this coming Saturday, we need a confidence-boosting softer target than those feisty Bulls so that we can get the good ship Wellington back on keel and back in this race ! You ain't heard the last of the MIGHTY CANES !
  17. 1 point
    Rambling_Kidd

    NGH 2157 NZ Winners

    Well done to the old man, guess if he released the hand brake a little earlier sometimes, he be up around 2500 ... hope both the Skelton boys are doing well ...
  18. 1 point
    Yawn!!!. You sure yr not Opos dark cousie Jackie. National will win in a romp ,maybe even govern alone!!. Apart from Epsom who wouldn't know what end of a horse to feed a carrot to,the rest of intelligencia NZ can see through all this muck raking. Sit back and watch Jacquie.
  19. 1 point
    meomy

    John & Glenda meeting - September 8

    It needs to be established what does xyz role consist of? What does as an example the Talent person do all day? All the jobs at NZRB must be scrutinized & those there should have to be made accountable in 15 minute blocks & provide a full & complete record of what they do, just like other firms do to ensure best value for money & good time management. All jobs should be scrutinized & questions must be asked if they realistically should even exist & if applicable terminations should happen asap.
  20. 1 point
    Who was the bunny that made the stuff up in this contract with Andrew Brown? Were they ever made accountable in any shape or form? It's a known fact from information online about Ceo's in Europe that the amount of Euro's he was paid was way in excess of other Ceo's in Europe. It is understood €500,000 is in the top band for Ceo's of a worldwide company based in Europe these days. Naturally a " Kiwi" based & operated firm would pay considerably less. Some Ceo's have put a cap on there own & those of senior staff in the finance / insurance sector to 20%. Why did Andrew Brown not question at the time if the sum on offer was incorrect? An honest & reputable Ceo would have. Shame on him & grossly negligent of those that allowed it to happen in the first place.
  21. 1 point
    no worries.. join us here in NZ using Spark internet today.. tres dodgy... and hope you feel better soon bud.. keep warm - lots of hot showers, eat lots of ginger and garlic, it does work, and drink green tea
  22. 1 point
    Sheepy

    Paul Wheeler's Coursing Experiment

    I read an article about this a couple of months ago. The article was a bit longer an makes the point that although all breeding is really an experiment. PW is currently in a position, due to being (Im assuming) in a good financial position and also breeding 30+ litters a year, where he can take greater risks with his experiments. If out of the 6 or so litters he breeds only a couple of pups make the track with some success it's no major loss to him compared to the normal breeder who breeds 1-2 litters a year an relies on them to be his future income over the next couple of years. In saying that, 1 dog that has reasonable success in Victoria would mean the litter breaks even at least...
  23. 1 point
    meomy

    Freeview Gone

    Ain't been much. "spark" from Spark today Sounds like malware has been spread through there systems. Off this topic a little, but still related, the fact that those reliant on watching the races via there Spark ( aka Telecom) provided " Watch & Bet" today would have had no access to watching & betting on the internet today if they don't have Sky TV. No doubt it will have made an impact on betting turnover & viewing numbers. Just another valid reason to bring back Trackside racing on Free to Air Freeview tv in NZ. Let's hope other countries that broadcast racing on mainstream free to air Tv learn from NZ racings situation & never allow it to be taken from the traditional public broadcasting tv channels. It's not to late to like the Keep Trackside on Freeview Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Keep-Trackside-on-Freeview/611059238959459
  24. 1 point
    Thats why you are so popular Maria, because of your honesty. Congrats on your awesome day today as well
  25. 1 point
    Gone very quiet in the JAFA's Camp hasn't it......? Something about "counting chickens" comes to mind......
  26. 1 point
    Doing a CWJ PJ, pressure no problem - I know where the winning post is (I think) Tom
  27. 1 point
    It has happened plenty of times in Aussie Things don't work perfectly all the time Storm in a teacup. Those gates are designed to allow manual starts if there is a power or electrical failure
  28. 1 point
    My PJ gave me 3 today. Avista (Tavistock) Swiper the Fox Twya. Didn't believe he could get 3 from 3 (and we've a TheWayyouare filly Dah) BUM for the 2nd week.
  29. 1 point
  30. 1 point
    hedley

    Trial videos

    i'm talking about yesterday's Race meeting though., when do you think it's reasonable to expect Them up., . .the 'norm' is that they're available in a 2 or 3 race 'lagg' on the raceDAY! . .let alone them not even being up a whole day later
  31. 1 point
    Todamax101

    PUNTER'S CLUB NUMBER 9

    Good luck guys
  32. 1 point
    Don't know why they don't use Duane Ranger more.Very personable and hard working.Unlike Credit Bet Mick he has no baggage.
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  34. 1 point
    All good PJ if Sarah (firefly) could post for the next 3 weeks that would be appreciated Cheers
  35. 1 point
    Who needs Trackside on Freeview in NZ you can spend your Saturdays watching constant repeats of crap cooking shows,talentless singing shows,how to hammer in a nail shows,gardening shows and survival of the stupid shows.Just for good measure they show what they term an omnibus and best of every NZ show from the previous week.Bugger racing my life is now complete.
  36. 1 point
    can't stand the narcissist
  37. 1 point
    2 - 13 1 - 5 BB 2 - 6 4 - 8 1 - 8 1 - 3 1 - 7 3 - 8 4 - 9 1 - 6 BB Looking forward to a hard fought battle with the Mighty Maria. Cheers PJ. hope you are feeling better
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  39. 1 point
    Tatura

    Wanganui Not Whanganui

    I don't think you are quite correct Tipsmit. Without starting another Maori/European war I think you will find that the local Maoris lived at Putiki.There was a coastal tribe near the river mouth who about 1820 attacked the Kapiti tribe of Te Rauparaha.Te R retaliated and wiped out the Putiki people.Some of my family are direct descendants of Te R. In 1930 Europeans settled on the northern side of the river and called the town Petre which they later renamed Wanganui about1854 The river was called Whanganui by the Maori and when referred to by them sounded with a wh or guttral w.Maori had no written or English spelling language. A few years ago the spelling was raised by what I call shit stirrers and now either spelling is correct or can be used. I have in the past searched many Lands and Survey files on Moari history and NZ settlement.
  40. 1 point
    mckenzie

    Free to View coming back.....in OZ :-(

    Thanks for posting that. Interesting to see how they promote the sport over there on free-to-air while our bosses do the opposite and somehow think that less exposure is good.
  41. 1 point
    jasonmccook1

    PUNTER'S CLUB NUMBER 9

    Well another week upon us and lets hope for some lukc Bluewater and Tuger Tiger you both have $180 to spend each. I have quite a busy weekend ahead so if don't hear from Tiger Tiger we may only have one person betting this week and then 3 punters a week that tiger tiger is free. Just want to say all the best to Bryce and his family as they are off on a well deserved overdue family holiday. Have fun at Disneyland and look forward to seeing the photos on your return
  42. 1 point
    Ashoka

    Spring Comp results unofficial

    Rambling_Kidd has aptly named himself but I detect no malice of any kind inherent in his posts, given that when he oversteps, he apologises and corrects himself. I, too, can occasionally be guilty of emotion over rationale as, I believe, we all can be. I, personally, find it easier to forgive Rambling Kidd because of the connection to the late Reg Weatherley (thank you, Camici), as Western Ridge was one of the first horses I ever started following. All the best. Ashoka PS RK is enthusiastic and that's a good thing, right?
  43. 1 point
    Overcheck

    John & Glenda meeting - September 8

    Anyone using the word "unwind" for reduce gets no respect from me. Shows she is in the fantasy world of the arty fartys.
  44. 1 point
    von Smallhaussen

    CEO - NZRB

    didn't they look in a flash hotel?
  45. 1 point
    camici

    CEO - NZRB

    When the new CEO is appointed the T.A.B. should open a book on how long they will last.
  46. 1 point
    meomy

    Best Wishes To Louise Cole

    Great to read Lou's condition is improving. The full article is in here. Cole out of ICU as condition improves Fri, 18 Jul 2014 Dennis Ryan http://www.theinformant.co.nz/racing/SK25765/Cole-out-of-ICU-as-condition-improves The condition of injured horsewoman Louise Cole has improved to the point that she has been transferred from intensive care to the high dependency unit at Waikato Hospital. Cole, the wife of Te Kauwhata trainer Tony Cole, was airlifted to hospital last Saturday morning after suffering serious chest injuries when falling from a horse on the couple’s property. She was knocked unconscious but her most serious injuries were several broken ribs and collapsed lungs, one of which was punctured.