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  1. 6 points
    Ponderosa8

    Tony Allan

    http://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/racing/91660228/melbourne-cupwinning-jockey-tony-allan-on-comeback-trail-after-12year-absence
  2. 4 points
    Breeder

    Tony Allan

    It would be great if one of the racing journalists sat down with Tony, sometime after he has settled back in NZ, and asked him about the differences in training of horses in Japan. After watching the Arrowfield produced doco on the Japanese industry it is clear they do things very differently.
  3. 4 points
    LastOf40

    Winter Super Comp starting soon

    I hope no one replies to this message. There has been too many postings lately that would have been best not sent. I made a huge mistake in attacking the garden 3 weeks ago and those pesky privet trees were maybe too big to have been pulled out by hand. The result has been a disc moving to where it shouldn't be and pressing on a nerve that runs down a leg. This necessitates potent pain killers every few hours and not a lot of sleep. I can't drive and do all the things that makes life fun. I wish I could go back 3 weeks and do one thing differently! When I pulled out of PJ's next comp it was because as the last 3 saturdays have shown, you have to be able to think straight or you let your team mates down. Even on Saturday I was telling Howie how I thought at least Bonniegirl would get me started. He looks at me puzzled and says "you haven't taken Bonniegirl?" Yip I had written the wrong number on my sheet. What I have read on this thread has left me just plain sad. No other word like angry, confused or disappointed conveys my thoughts as much as sad. It was like watching the USA presidential debates, both sides thinking they were right but in most of the rest of the country stood by and just shook their heads. PJ's comps are legendary. Enjoyed by all and even between the combatants there has always been wit and banter. But there is always that line in the sand between humour and well... hurting of feelings. Without the banter then it is just another comp. I often put an entry in the Stabletalk comp. But as good as the scoring is, the last post is just a list of totals and placings. PJ's comps are / were special. I admit to being sceptical of the draft system last year but it turned out one of the best comps. I admit I was wrong. There...said it! PJ stopping the next comp, given the circumstances, is what I would have done too. The precedent of one person spoiling a comp happened a couple of years ago. Person disappeared and things returned to normal. I am not yet classified as old but I remember when you could get on a plane without the checks, metal detectors and list a mile long of things you can't have with you. Then some loonies hijacked or blew up planes. Now the rest of us suffer. When all 5 yo kids walked to school until one nutter kidnaps a child, now everyone drives the children to school and the rest of us queue in traffic. My hope would be that in a few weeks, apart from getting some "nerve shunt" I am waiting for, PJ announces a winter draft comp reboot. All previous posts are ignored and everyone plays nicely. The silent majority (I don't make that category) gets their 4..6 hours of fun on a saturday. Life is meant to have some fun, even if that means watching your horse get beaten on the final step.. again! To all you others, who I see only on the comp threads for all these years as a pseudonym and avatar, but feel I know you, thanks for being there and making my weekends just that little bit better. sincerely Geoff LastOf40
  4. 3 points
    ivanthegreat

    joke thread

    LITTLE RALPHY ON MATHS A teacher asks her class, 'If there are 5 birds sitting on a fence and you shoot one of them, how many will be left?' She calls on little Ralphy. He replies, 'None, they will all fly away with the first gunshot.' The teacher replies, 'The correct answer is 4, but I like your thinking..' Then little RALPHY says, 'I have a question for YOU. There are 3 women sitting on a bench having ice cream: One is delicately licking the sides of the triple scoop of ice cream. The second is gobbling down the top and sucking the cone. The third is biting off the top of the ice cream. Which one is married?' The teacher, blushing a great deal, replied, 'Well, I suppose the one that's gobbled down the top and sucked the cone.' To which Little RALPHY replied, 'The correct answer is 'the one with the wedding ring on,' but I like your thinking.' LITTLE RALPHY ON MATH Little RALPHY returns from school and says he got an F in arithmetic. 'Why?' asks the father? 'The teacher asked 'How much is 2x3,'' I said '6', replies RALPHY. 'But that's right!' says his dad. 'Yeah, but then she asked me 'How much is 3x2?'' 'What's the fucking difference?' asks the father. 'That's what I said!' LITTLE RALPHY ON ENGLISH Little RALPHY goes to school, and the teacher says, 'Today we are going to learn multi-syllable words, class. Does anybody have an example of a multi-syllable word?' RALPHY says 'Mas-tur-bate..' Miss Rogers smiles and says, 'Wow, little RALPHY, that's a mouthful.' Little RALPHY says, 'No, Miss Rogers, you're thinking of a blowjob.' LITTLE RALPHY ON GRAMMAR One day, during lessons on proper grammar, the teacher asked for a show of hands from those who could use the word 'beautiful' in the same sentence twice. First, she called on little Suzie, who responded with, 'My father bought my mother a beautiful dress and she looked beautiful in it..' 'Very good, Suzie,' replied the teacher.. She then called on little Michael. 'My mummy planned a beautiful banquet and it turned out beautifully.' She said, 'Excellent, Michael!' Then the teacher reluctantly called on little RALPHY. 'Last night at the dinner table, my sister told my father that she was pregnant, and he said 'Beautiful, just fucking beautiful!'' LITTLE RALPHY ON GETTING OLDER Little RALPHY was sitting on a park bench munching on one candy bar after another. After the 6th one a man on the bench across from him said, 'Son, you know eating all that candy isn't good for you. It will give you acne, rot your teeth, and make you fat.' Little RALPHY replied, 'My grandfather lived to be 107 years old.' The man asked, 'Did your grandfather eat 6 candy bars at a time?' Little RALPHY answered, 'No, but he minded his own fucking business.'
  5. 3 points
    Lowdown

    Hawera Easter meeting

    Stop being a cock BigStuff...gunna bring it up every year? It happened once, the perpetrator was an unknown non greyhound person who is now rightly locked up in prison. The victim was a lovely chap who is a liked and respected member of the greyhound community so why you take the piss and get 'likes' is beyond me,as for results, sadly couldn't make it to Hawera this year but I hope everyone had an awesome weekend...genuine people enjoying greyhound racing the way it used to be.
  6. 2 points
    ivanthegreat

    joke thread

    One afternoon a lawyer was riding in his limousine when he saw two men along the roadside eating grass. Disturbed, he ordered his driver to stop and he got out to investigate. He asked one man, "Why are you eating grass ?" "We don't have any money for food," the poor man replied. "We have to eat grass." "Well, then, you can come with me to my house and I'll feed you," the lawyer said. "But sir, I have a wife and two children with me. They are over there eating grass under that tree." "Bring them along," the lawyer replied. Turning to the second poor man he stated, "You may come with us, also." The other man, in a pitiful voice, then said, "But sir, I also have a wife and six children with me!" "Bring them all as well," the lawyer answered. They all entered the car, which was no easy task, even for a car as large as the limousine. Once under way, one of the poor fellows turned to the lawyer and said, "Sir, you are too kind. Thank you for taking all of us with you." The lawyer replied, "Glad to do it. You'll really love my place. The grass is almost a foot high. "Come on . . . did you really think there was such a thing as a heart-warming lawyer story?Look at Congress -- over 300 Lawyers!!! "Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity".
  7. 2 points
    gubellini

    Race Form

    Correct Ted. The paucity of information on Singapore and Hong Kong races is another example of their ineptness.
  8. 2 points
    shapiro

    Valmagne

    in regards to valmagne, they obviously know what they are doing, i thought he was absolutely no show in monbets rowe cup, if you look at where he was on the fence you would have written him off and then that fricken huge finish!! he was obviously well set for that, if he had of been in a better position he would have pushed monbet very close, no other horse in the race was making any ground, to me easily the standout run in the race, very hard to start to armchair second guess the trainers, when some of the runs (especially the rowe cup) have been in the best company and performed above what most people expected, im sure if he was in need of a spell, thats what he would get, the race yesterday may have been in weak company but its still a win and near four grand, isnt that just good horse placement? at 1-1 in the betting the punters obviously thought so.
  9. 2 points
    GOM

    I nearly choked with laughter

    Guess they want to keep tabs on the 25 out of 30 that don't make it guess they all don't get looked after unless they are good! Ridiculous and incorrect post umbrella sounds a bit like an AA comment to me
  10. 1 point
    Cornelius

    FAKE NEWS

    Isn't there a former disgraced NZTR employee now doing the fixed odds? Would he have come up with this idea? There have been a few instances of horses odds that have been "questionable", from when they are released from the barrier!
  11. 1 point
    hsvman

    Taylor Mile Farce

    Club should be congratulated for still running it, we still need to support these races as other wise we have no top end product. If they stop running these races we might aswell sell every horse after it wins a race or two.
  12. 1 point
    pete

    Winter Super Comp starting soon

    Any chance of a reconsider PJ? It's a shame the rest of us have to miss out because of a few people.
  13. 1 point
    Catalano

    All weather track

    Or how about something completely different... We know that people from the city do not frequent the races in the same numbers as those from the country - basically, the competition for the entertainment dollar is too fierce. We know that due to infrastructure and population pressures, it will be increasingly difficult for trainers to bring their horses down the motorways to the main centres. Why don't we sell up the likes of Ellerslie, replace it with a state of the art entertainment complex, with arena-style seating and dining options, above holographic races beamed in from the provinces, who are racing on a brand new purpose-built all-weather track, close to where the horse population resides? The ARC could retain ownership of the new facilities. Makes too much sense I guess
  14. 1 point
    Aaron Bidlake

    All weather track

    An all weather in the Cambridge or Matamata area purely a racing venue, basic modern facilities with no need for big flashy grandstands or anything, racing there twice a week,say Wednesday and Sunday for Industry days and then leave the Saturdays for feature turf racing at the other venues with your traditional picnic meetings like Thames worked around at those times a year. If the Saturday meeting looks in jeopardy because of weather then transfer to the all weather. Possibly work in with the harness and dog codes and make a track for them as well and have racing there every day.... Not sure who is doing the paying for it though??
  15. 1 point
    Think Pink

    Winter Super Comp starting soon

    Now that the dust has settled and the BS is out the way I would like to be considered as a Captain please Peter Team Name Ghosts INC Odds Even Money cheers
  16. 1 point
    scooby3051

    group 1s

    Guys please grow up... you all need a kick up the arse..nal... just stay on topic if you don't want to join Gary...cheers.
  17. 1 point
    rdytdy

    Race Form

    And Briar Rose who was in the fourth. Second at the trials beaten three quarters of a length. Upon checking the winner of the trial Elusive Treasure is also showing as winning the trial by three quarters of a length. Heat 23 Matamata 21/3. Three quarters of a length.....what.... of a freight train.
  18. 1 point
    Steve Paul

    FAKE NEWS

    All Black Magic was a certainty beaten imho.
  19. 1 point
    ivanthegreat

    Race Form

    This takes a lot of time........... Why wouldn't you just through a lazy $1k on the Warriors to get beat again
  20. 1 point
    harewood

    heaven rocks

    Yes you are correct. At least I had his first name and initial right. A long time ago late 70s I think I can well remember the windows that you had to queue up at with small openings, long queues and no bet slips in those days. They used to have the $! and $5 windows and a $50 window. The 1 and 5 were always busy but the 50 just for the "Big" bettors. I always wanted to get in that queue! When you spent a few dollars you got a heap of tickets. I remember one day taking a double at addington. They were exchange doubles then when you just took the first leg and if it won you went back and exchanged it for the second leg. I got the first leg in maybe at 20 to 1 and was very excited. I had the tickets in my pocket and and had to go and have a nervous one. When I went to exchange the tickets, I didnt have them. Panic set in. They had fallen out of my pocket and I had flushed them down the toilet. Anyway I hurriedly went to the main tote and explained I had lost them. They allowed me to select my second leg horses and if they had unclaimed first leg ones would put mine on. As It turned out I missed anyway. Im glad those days are over. Its much easier to loose your money nowadays.
  21. 1 point
    SMD is rife

    Race Form

    Clearly just a typo, should have been 14th outer. Hardly something to get up in arms about.
  22. 1 point
    bus stop

    I nearly choked with laughter

    Bit worried our board will play follow the leader on this one
  23. 1 point
    Dopey

    Future Stallion For Waikato Stud

    Nice win yesterday- I like the look of him, if he retires now, what's the fee?
  24. 1 point
    Midget

    Slot machines at races.

    They're a disease, they exploit vulnerable people, and wherever you find pokies you find rorts. We're better than that aren't we ?
  25. 1 point
    Was a fizzer wasn't it...metservice will be running for cover over this one..cost the economy millions I would suspect.