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    It is not like the All Blacks - racing survives on punting and like or not the All Stars is killing harness punting - biggest decline of all codes . Domination by one stable with short odds puts punters off !! The bet is what makes the sport live and they are killing both .
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    Let's not forget that Allstars are essentially a business. They train for big spending owners who expect big bucks for the big bucks they spend.It would be fairer for the industry if the big owners spread some of their horses around other trainers but apart from the odd one that doesn't happen.They aren't interested in the Central Otago or West Coast circuits unless there are big stakes on offer so apart from the big stakes meetings are they really doing anything for the industry. I don't think so!! Go to those meetings and see the passion and dedication of the grass roots people. The crowds go there and the mood is relaxed and friendly. There is a touch of arrogance about AllStars and their big owners. When they decide to plunder the big races down south for example (thus depriving smaller owners the chance to win in their own area)they don't even bother to show up for the presentations. Most owners in their life time would love to win one big race and when they do they they relive it for many years after - could the same be said about the AllStars owners after all it is just a business for them!!
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    Trump

    Firenze

    Many people can't pronounce Wanganui correctly (or is it Fonganewy?) Who gives a rats?
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    richie

    Brad Mowbray

    Congratulations to Brad Mowbray on winning the Omakau,Roxburgh and Cromwell cups with 3 different horses What a great training feat.
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    Of course they a business.Any professional trainer that not running it as a business these days surely not worth a pinch of salt.Just like all professional sports racing is a business.I liken the All Stars to the All Blacks. It is up to other teams to find ways to compete with them.
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    richie

    Rangiora Tips(y) Tomorrow

    Spent 18 years working in stable that had predominantly trotters.Love the gait.
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    harewood

    Rangiora Tips(y) Tomorrow

    Top picking. Hope you got plenty
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    Steve Paul

    Rangiora Tips(y) Tomorrow

    Very nice...
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    Franco Ice

    Per Incanto & Zacinto

    Best In Show is the gold. Second to none when she's duplicated.
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    Insider

    Bernard

    I think that the problem with Rating 85 races is the rating system. It needs changing so that a few more horses are pushed through the grades. At the moment there is far to much congestion in the rating 65 grade to the detriment of the 75 grade which in turn effects the 85 even more To fix the problem only a couple of hundred horses need moving, and in reality it won’t effect their ability to compete as they will still be racing against each other!
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    We're Doomed

    Bernard

    It is pathetic, but remember this is the old Woodville date, which always struggled because of timing, and now Marton has been moved a week early onto this date to accomodate Trentham, who in turn had to move earlier to accomodate Ellerslie. But don't worry, everything will be ok when eventually most racing is centralised at Ellerslie, except winter racing which will probably centralise at Ruakaka.
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    barryb

    Firenze

    Its Whanganui, but yeah who give a rats.
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    Belinda

    Firenze

    No one seems to be able to pronounce Rikki Tikki Tavi correctly either.
  14. 1 point
    Don't you bloody worry bout what I'm on guys, but if yuh wanna know it's called 'passionate' about seein the Kiwi guns runnin, and doin what they were bred to do RACE! I love nothin better than watchin us (any bloody good horse from any Kiwi stable) take on the aussies and clean em up! that's what it's all about, hell, I believe The Iceman maybe bout to go over there with his Temporale, I say goooo Tony H!!!!! rip into it...... Happy S, Mark P will always be Kiwi no matter where he's based......FlagU, perhaps a good double dose of epsom salts will help you with your issue!!!! Cheers Iraklis
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    gubellini

    Firenze

    Tauhei Notts you are correct. The original Firenze was trained at Takanini by George Cameron. He raced 160 times for 16 wins. His biggest wins were the Ohinemuri Cup at Paeroa on 11/3/61 ridden by Des Wyatt. The Whangarei Cup on 28/10/61 ridden by Peter Ryan. The Whakatane Cup on 8/8/64 ridden by David Peake.
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    Ohokaman

    Firenze

    Anyone who has been to Italy certainly would....the posh voice doesn't necessarily equate with being bright....
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    Tauhei Notts

    Firenze

    Syd Tonks used to pronounce Firenze correctly. I think it was trained at Takanini.
  18. 1 point
    High Sparrow

    Edith Kern RIP

    My deepest sympathies to Owen Marron. Edith was a lovely lady and was passionate about her dogs, whether they were her beloved greyhounds or other people's pooches, who she was grooming. I had one of Pandalola's pups and Lola produced some lovely litters - the progeny inheriting her calm nature. Edith and Owen were a formidable partnership both on and off the track and two of the nicest people I met in my time in the sport, always willing to share their wealth of knowledge with newcomers like me. I am very sad to hear of her passing. I enjoyed those days days at Hutt Park in the company of Edith and Owen and Owen's late Dad Joe. May she Rest In Peace.
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    Jape

    Edith Kern RIP

    It came to my notice that a past greyhound trainer, Edith Kern, had died recently. Edith became well known through the deeds of her very good greyhound, McKern, who was a son of Wendy's Legend x Pandalola. McKern was beaten a nose by another very smart dog in Cool Tee Jay in a Wellington Cup and Edith also campaigned McKern in Australia. Later Edith joined forces with Owen Marron and this was a formidable combination, enjoying considerable success particularly at Hutt Park, on the grass track at Palmerston North, and at the Solway racecourse. Indeed, for a time, Masterton was very much the centre of greyhound racing in the Central Districts. As the tracks mentioned came to be closed down, or reconstructed in the case of Palmy, so the Kern/Marron names came to be seen less often among the trainers' lists until they slipped out of the greyhound game completely. Edith Kern was an admirable member of the greyhound community and will be well remembered by those who were also part of the sport at that same time.
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    The Artful Dodger

    Edith Kern RIP

    That is very sad to hear, I liked Edith a lot God the last time I saw them Edith and Owen had bought this property in Masterton I mean this house was huge it had a ballroom and library apparently the house in the early 1900s was the swinging place in Masterton. I can remember Owen converted one space into an empty out yard it had a roof over it so the dogs wouldn’t get wet when it was raining when they wanted a pee.. They had Edith’s mum living with them, she was a real hard case. Good memories.. Very sad
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    craigosz

    All time favourite songs.

    Peace,Love & everything else
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    I Have Left

    All time favourite songs.

    My all time favourite