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  1. 7 points
    I don't know if the nurses I knew in the 70's had any morals
  2. 6 points
    barryb

    Te Aroha

    Hardly surprising with the volume of rain forecast this week, Te Awamutu wont go ahead either. Probably a smart move to shift Breeders day to Te Rapa for Saturday. No other track will be able to cope with the rain forecast. Your posts are getting repetitive and depressing, go outside and get some sunshine before it goes for the week.
  3. 3 points
    shaneMcAlister

    We don't help[ ourselves

    Lat night (radio station 1080) was dedicating a couple of hours to speak about horse racing, they just segway into it. The radio presenters were very enthusiastic about horse racing. Got Tony Veitch on the phone to discuss his horse with Te Akau and he did so in his usual exciting way. The radio presenters said they wanted to hear good stories about why people love the game and the enjoyment they get from it etc. Third call in Bill (he said he belongs to some association) rings up and starts a 10 minute moan about how the game does not care about the little punter, how 50 years ago there were crowds of 50,000.....on and on about everything negative about the game. Talked politics etc. The radio presenters could not get rid of him quickly enough. It was embarrassing. We have to understand the good old days were that Bill, because you were not old and you felt good!!! Anyone listening would be thinking I can do without a day at the races if people like Bill are there moaning all day.
  4. 3 points
    The point you miss Skelly is that Waipuk probably costs absolutely zero to retain. The Committee there(and I have no idea who any of them are) will be fundraising and getting stuck in themselves at working bees and chasing sponsors. Their two or three days per year probably generate $25 - $30k in extra dosh going into the industry by way of sponsorship and free labour that would,if the days were simply transferred to Awapuni or Trentham or somewhere, simply disappear. Shift those two or three days to Awapuni and no doubt there will have to be another admin person employed plus extra track staff and promotions men - next thing $50+k of industry money is down the toilet and when it comes to the raceday there will be nobody there. My own case is a classic example. The thousand bucks(plus GST) I put up as sponsorship for Reefton returns me not one single cent. It is purely for love of the game and loyalty to the Club that I do it. When the inevitable happens(and it will) there is not a hope in hell of me transferring that sponsorship elsewhere. There is also the personal effort I and the committee put in - for instance I doubt too many ARC committeemen scrub the birdshit off the grandstand seats before raceday. No to mention the continuous piffle on topics of no relevance whatsoever to the advancement of NZ racing that Petone in particular insist on pounding us with relentlessly. If there is one thing I will not miss when this is all over it is the tripe that lot insist on hammering us with.
  5. 1 point
    ....

    Te Aroha

    Not surprising if true, the tracks been in bad shape for a long time.
  6. 1 point
    I know

    Young dogs

    i would listen to you if you had facts to back up your mindless statements, and if you were any good just another hot head
  7. 1 point
    aquaman

    Young dogs

    You really are stupid, do you have no common sense. Stop trying to justify the unjustifiable. You and your kin would race your dogs at 12 months if you could get away with it. 14 months is a disgrace. The dogs that this thread are referring to, whelped Jan 16 and still with their puppy coats should never be racing, it is far to young. It is a bad look. There bones are still developing, not to mention their mental development, especially the dogs. Anyway its pointless pointing this out to a moron that would defend this cruel and barbaric behaviour.
  8. 1 point
    Huey

    NZ Racing & Queensland Racing

    Unfortunately you're as naive as 90% of the population when it comes to this argument. You can't just pull out an isolated comparison between two venues and claim it has some sort of meaning to it. What happens to racing in these communities when you stop racing there? what happens to horse numbers from these areas if you close the venues(they don't just move to a new venue, they are more than likely gone) , can your alternative venues handle the racing ? Why shouldn't the racing happen at these venues as it costs the industry nothing, they are more than likely self funded , why close these venues when there is likely nothing in it for the racing industry in doing so?
  9. 1 point
    alltheway!!!

    Drug Testing Greyhounds

    I have heard rumours of people using this in the past. I doubt it is in wide use however. Its very dangerous to use on any dog and anyone caught using arsenic should be banned for life. From my understanding, arsenic increases the rate that the dogs body pumps red blood cells but has many drawbacks. Give the dog too much of a dose and it can be really dangerous for the dog. Anyone willing to go that far to win a race shouldn't be in charge of any animals period.
  10. 1 point
    Thejanitor

    Derby

    Ultimate Machete should win I think he is the toughest 3yo, Vincent and Raukapuka Ruler also chances. Let it Ride has been impressive but Dexter will not be driving as I am sure he will stick with Raukapuka Ruler. A lot will come down to the draw.
  11. 1 point
    zelda kratchanova 2

    Randwick course

    Boris says don buourke should be the gardener after Saturday, n0?
  12. 1 point
    Well done PJ and his Ferdies.Too good for us. Very well done Jason and MoMo.Fabulous efforts.All we needed was one more winner amongst the other three for success. Bit like last week against the Mork Porks. It must feel like winning the first two games of the series and getting thrashed in the last game of the series and going up and getting the trophy PJ. But wait there is more Rees so a final effort needed and we may win the also ran comp like last time.
  13. 1 point
    Compare Waipuk and Avondale recently on turnover on course. Also Waipuk was up 100k off course this year compared to last. What's better having a population of close to 1 million and 200 people turn up or a population of 20 thousand and 800 people turn up?
  14. 1 point
    Not sure its anything to do with protection their own patch Mr BS, its more about your failure to understand how racing currently operates and that it is not owned by one corporate identity. Selling off a few assets or closing down a few facilities would do little or nothing to advance racing at other centres & provide no capital for re-investment. Small centres would just give the bird salute and turn their back on racing full stop, pocket the money and run. The concept for sorting racing's woes are not as simple as shutting a few doors, in fact it would hasten the demise as it currently stands.
  15. 1 point
    MrBigStuff

    NZ Racing & Queensland Racing

    Love your work turny!! people are just to dumb to look at the bigger picture, I am ready to throw my ownership interests away. Its not viable. Nobody listens and you are all just protecting your own patch. I want to race my horse on good tracks and be able to sit in comfortable facilities rather than birdshit covered open grandstands. Put proper surfaces in at the main tracks so we can race once a week, or twice if we had to. I shake my head I really do
  16. 1 point
    craigosz

    Chautauqua

    I started to think what other wins over the years got me pumped like I was yesterday when Chautauqua won. When I was a teen there were these 2 Harness races I loved listening on the radio.
  17. 1 point
    Turny

    NZ Racing & Queensland Racing

    Trump - over here we just don't get it - many times I have advanced reducing tracks - It really is simple - a maximum of 10 - 6 north 4 south - make the game potentially profitable for investors - NZ is in noddy land thinking what we have can survive - I have given up - sadly even those involved don't see it and that is the real worry - there really is no hope here - they have invited the sword and NZRB are reacting - Allen and co have played them and will win
  18. 1 point
    Last year tarzino this year ginger - sorry but the numbers didn't stack up and quite common misconception when racing against own age group- nothing wrong with ride, horse wasn't good enough and was way under odds.
  19. 1 point
    Insider you need to be "torched"!
  20. 1 point
    Tinkerbelle

    Chautauqua

    That would be one of the great finishing runs ever
  21. 1 point
    Irish

    Chautauqua

    Bugger me Gruff, how good was that?? Where was the bias? Surely not from where he made his run??? Doesn't it make your heart go boom boom when you see a finish like that?? If it doesn't you must be dead.
  22. 1 point
    Trump

    General Ignorance

    Bazach, there's nothing wrong with being "born with a silver spoon in your mouth". It's what one does with the spoon that counts. Some choke on it, others use it as a tool to further their gains.
  23. 1 point
    Ellerslie did recover remarkedly well, that's agreed and I guess that's because the water table is so low in summer. Trentham should be good, no excuses if it's not Darryl. Can't agree about John Oatham, he's not a liar and nor is he an orchestrator of evidence to my knowledge. Bailey is though just an absolute rotter, an awful example of the species even by the very low standards we've come to expect from that crowd over there.
  24. 1 point
    Midget

    CWJ

    Shouldn't you also thank the RIU for taking a sensible position with their penalty submissions, and the JCA for departing from historical precedents whereby penalties typically start at three months ? There is a pattern of recent times whereby both the RIU and JCA are acting more in line with what might be seen as a "licensee friendly" common sense approach and ignoring the rather draconian habits and penalties of the past. That's a very good thing, worthy of applause, and should be acknowledged don't you think Rumpers ?
  25. 1 point
    Midget

    CWJ

    He could sit on backwards and still ride better than most of his opposition down there Tim. Rumpers will defend him and I think the JCA ( who are taking a very sensible approach these days, ditto the RIU ) will see this for what it is. Thank fook he didn't take a Barocca on the way to the races and test positive for cobalt.