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  1. 4 points
    uneasy

    New Commentator

    Hopefully less than we intend winning in the next five years
  2. 3 points
    THE TORCH

    Media bias or poor journalism?

    I am getting sick to death of the way our media (digital especially!) focus on the irrelevant, the "high rollers", and in most cases a combination of the two. Last weekend we had the amazing feat of Tallyho Twinkletoe winning the big jumps race in Australia. A cut and paste job from an Aussie scribe is all we can manage. Instead we want to focus on a maiden winner from one of our top stables, some "expert-on-training" jockey who is off to do some shopping in Japan, another update on a riders delayed return to riding, and how another NZ trainer is shifting across the Tasman. What about the real news or real stories? Tallyhoe Twinkletoe is owned by Dave McNab. The guy has been in the game longer than the three individuals mentioned above all put together! He has achieved at the highest level of the game, been a rider, a very prominent owner, and has probably influenced family members like Scotty and Sarah to be involved in racing to the extent they have. Why no story? Well you wont see him with his own ad on Trackside. Living on a farm up the Whanganui River isnt near Cambridge. And the once noble act of "keeping under the radar" is now seen as being ignorant or not trying to promote racing. Not interviewing our true contributors to the industry is not promoting racing. Having no knowledge of who they are is even worse.
  3. 3 points
    poundforpound

    Another Departure To Australia

    The world’s worst trade ....we take their administrators , they take our best licensees .....WTF !!!! When will we ever learn ?
  4. 2 points
    gubellini

    Another Departure To Australia

    As predicted ad nauseum more gifted young trainers sure to follow. NZRB has morphed into RITA which will morph into Wagering NZ. Same elite people enjoying a daily banquet while the real workers are fighting over the crumbs.
  5. 2 points
    12 wins last year and just over 200k in stakes so unless he is buying and selling or making plenty from training fees then imo he would be struggling.
  6. 2 points
    Berri

    Media bias or poor journalism?

    That's because if you have an average programmer in the form of Andy Kydd you get mediocrity. I have had many a conversation with him to cut out the betting comment and get with the horse stories. Nothing happens.
  7. 1 point
    JJ Flash

    NZ Cup Nominations

    Christchurch Casino NZ Trotting Cup Nominations 2019 A Bettor Act A G's White Socks Airpark Flyer Ashley Locaz Bare Knuckle Bettorstartdreaming Buster Brady (AUS) Chase Auckland Classie Brigade Cruz Bromac (AUS) Dadndave Ellmers Image (AUS Franco Santino Gran Chico Hail Christian Henry Hubert Ignatius (AUS) Ive Already Told You Mach Shard Nandolo Northview Hustler Our Uncle Sam (AUS) Robyns Playboy Sagwitch Samskara Sheriff Sicario (AUS) Smokin By Spankem Star Galleria The Bus (AUS) The Devils Own Thefixer Tiger Tara (AUS) U May Cullect Ultimate Sniper Total: 36
  8. 1 point
    Taku Umanga

    Ten out of 33

    Shit money's better that no money - good to see Woodlands and Breckon had realistic reserves
  9. 1 point
    Shad

    Zed

    Good on you for giving him every chance to perform, patience is a virtue and zeds have certainly shown plenty for a sire that was sent to serve station hacks for a while, I have a wee interest in a 5yr old to and fingers crossed he can make the races at some stage, to be fair one must celebrate the occasion of just getting one there, so many hurdles along the way.
  10. 1 point
    rosie one

    Zed

    Thanks Shad, Over protective mother since he came into work as a two year old Lost count of the number of perps he has done now, each time has showen abit more.. fingers crossed he will show me some more tomorrow.
  11. 1 point
    Shad

    Zed

    All the best with him, great that he has time to develop and mature, and having his first start as a 5yr old, most seem in a hurry to get them to the race these days.
  12. 1 point
    Kloppite

    Mrs Cubes gets grumpy with the TAB

    I've heard the guy on talkback radio and I can tell you if I was on the Helpdesk and he called me, I'd pay out on the expired ticket immediately as well just to avoid having to listen to that incessant monotone dribble - fark me!
  13. 1 point
    We're Doomed

    Keeping it Kiwi-J Mac and Te Akau

    The race is still about 10 days away.
  14. 1 point
    weasel57

    Hawkes Bay fields

    i looked at the fields briefly this arvo and thought ...holy hell, picking a winner here will be tough. Great value if you're correct.
  15. 1 point
    TurnyTom

    Another Departure To Australia

    No brainer Greg, he will depart for sure
  16. 1 point
    Stables

    Cobalt press release

    I agree with what you say Leo, but unfortunately we're not all saints
  17. 1 point
    Stables

    May and O'Reilly at Gore

    If it was a poor drive Ricky would be the first person to say so
  18. 1 point
    Stables

    Woeful Addington Noms for Friday

    That Ken is a leading light in the industry at Governance level or should I be looking at the sleep emoji. It concerns me that Rita has be running the show for several weeks now and nothing appears to have changed. HRNZ don't even appear to be aware that there was a Messara report. They have restructered their board, but all thats achieved is disenfranchise all sub entities such as the Breeders Association and the Owners Association These organisations are no longer guaranteed seats on the board and consequently the opportunity to advocate for their members.
  19. 1 point
    tim vince

    Another Departure To Australia

    The big are getting bigger.marsh baker and pike must have serious numbers.
  20. 1 point
    100 1

    Trump written off

    Trump has the backing of the US military, his own intelligence and MI. I have heard 6 thousand people will immediately lose their lives if Trump was assassinated ....may or may not be true. Anyhow I think it was game over for the large deep state players some time ago. The military have been planning this for many years. You are watching a show.....that's the reason Trump is always proven right This is from October 2017 and tells you plenty. Anonymous ID: P3Lk4PKG No.147106598 Oct 29 2017 11:11:40 (EST) Some of us come here to drop crumbs, just crumbs. POTUS is 100% insulated - any discussion suggesting he’s even a target is false. POTUS will not be addressing nation on any of these issues as people begin to be indicted and must remain neutral for pure optical reasons. To suggest this is the plan is false and should be common sense. Focus on Military Intellingence/ State Secrets and why might that be used vs any three letter agency What SC decision opened the door for a sitting President to activate - what must be showed? Why is POTUS surrounded by generals ^^ Again, there are a lot more good people than bad so have faith. This was a hostile takeover from an evil corrupt network of players (not just Democrats). Don’t fool yourself into thinking Obama, Soros, Roth’s, Clinton’s etc have more power present day than POTUS. Operation Mockingbird Patriots are in control. Sit back and enjoy the show. ANSWERS Q !!mG7VJxZNCI ID: 129d90 No.5883120 Mar 25 2019 12:43:27 (EST) THE ONLY WAY TO REGAIN THE TRUST (RE: EQUAL JUSTICE UNDER THE LAW RE: WH RE: INTEL RE: FBI RE: DOJ RE: SENATE RE: CONGRESS RE: FVEY RE: OUR GOV'T) OF THE 'MAJORITY' OF THE AMERICAN PEOPLE IS TO PROVIDE TRUTH, TRANSPARENCY, AND PROSECUTION OF ALL THOSE WHO 'KNOWINGLY' TOOK PART IN THIS ILLEGAL MANUFACTURED EFFORT [ATTEMPTED COUP] TO TAKE DOWN THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES [1]. [1] OPENS THE DOOR. THE GREAT AWAKENING. Q
  21. 1 point
    Cubes

    Mrs Cubes gets grumpy with the TAB

    Because all good Hollywood stories have a Happy conclusion.... The Cubemeister got $143.00 credited to our Bank accountness on 21/8/2019 10 bucks each way....paying $10.30 the win / Three bucks eighty the place The Stakes placed mare.....Hot Fuss.... Winning the First on NZ Cup day 2018 .... Now retired and off to see Jon Snow.....
  22. 1 point
    rdytdy

    Calling the self professed experts

    Page 2 Harry Hindsight.
  23. 1 point
    poundforpound

    Cobalt press release

    I’m surprised the nutters on here haven’t commented on this latest press release. I remember well all the ignorant conspirators ( yes the same crew wanking on.about blood spinning ) bleating on about cobalt cheats, on a grand scale, despite being told by certain individuals ( yes me, and others ) all along that the cobalt thing was just a witch hunt by the ignorant racing administrators and that the scientific reality was that all the cobalt positives were just due to VB12 being given too close to raceday.....I guess we’ve been proved correct again.....any chance the nutters will apologise any time soon..... ITPP Cobalt Inca See the pattern ?.....all figments of the fertile imaginations of those who desperately want to find villains and cheating amongst the hard working racing community......amply supported by uneducated journalists and paranoid ex cops.....
  24. 1 point
    Counter Punch

    May and O'Reilly at Gore

    I never quite understand this Ricky stuff when it crops up. In my opinion, in terms of longevity, his career is one of the best we've ever had. I dont know the exact number, but from memory, since 1989 he's only finished outside of the top five drivers for the season on about a handful of occasions, and on those occasions was usually not far off it. Nearly 3,000 wins would suggest anyone who questions his ability in the sulky might need to take a good look at themselves. Add to that the fact that over the past 90 seasons, which have included the dominance of Dexter and Blair he's still managed to drive more than 900 winners and I'd suggest he doesnt have to answer to anyone. Just my opinion and happy to be proven wrong. Three decades on top, and right near the top of your field is a remarkable feat by anyone - and there's no sign of it stopping anytime soon either.
  25. 1 point
    slam dunk

    New Commentator

    Can't agree although although perhaps not so relevant as previously. AS an example I don't think the role Peter Kelly played in Central Districts ever received the recognition due. He made Central Districts racing both oncourse and offcourse for so many years. Alan Bright was ok and Tony Lee a worthy replacement although now Tony nowhere near his best. Some of the Ozzie commentators are terrible except in Western Australia. Darren Flindell now very boring. Craig Rail may have been pushed out in Australia prematurely but really there is ample NZ callers available at this time.