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  1. 3 points
    Pam Robson

    South Island Jumps Racing....

    You been drinking?
  2. 3 points
    shaneMcAlister

    Some Good News

    Cambridge track closed now too. Good work. We are all in this together NZ.
  3. 2 points
    100 1

    Trump written off

    Snopes is corrupt ... in fact they are there for the same reason. Everyone except you knows if they are saying it is false you guarantee it is true. You surrounded yourself with brainwashing and as a consequence you are wrong about everything
  4. 2 points
    Idolmite

    Some Good News

    What an absolutely out-of-touch, selfish, uninformed, arrogant, self-centred and narrow-minded stand to take. Even the narcissistic IOC eventually saw the light, but you? Not so much.... The backlash against the likes of The Warehouse, the IOC and the NRL, who all felt self-entitled enough to say they were carrying on, shows racing can not afford to be seen to be trying to appear to be more important than life itself. The general public will not appreciate and support such moves, not when most of them are going to suffer themselves.
  5. 2 points
    Leggy

    South Island Jumps Racing....

    You might have to remind him to fill it up first.
  6. 2 points
    Pam Robson

    South Island Jumps Racing....

    Go and put your head in a bucket.
  7. 1 point
    https://loveracing.nz/News/30051/PopularracingcommentatormakingMarkinHongKong.aspx
  8. 1 point
    Ohokaman

    Caliente

    Agua Caliente GOM....pretty good pacer trained by the Wolfendens.
  9. 1 point
    mikenz

    And here is another thought.

    Maybe racing may go to a less meetings ,less tracks but better quality,maybe racing may not exist ,very changing times indeed.
  10. 1 point
    In view of the tight controls on the Cook Strait ferries and new Racing protocols re Interisland movements I'd say this is a real possibility. Particularly in Harness where the numbers between North /South are chalk and cheese. For some time many on here have been saying that calendar programming needs to be flexible ...this is a must IMO. Also the Horse register should be mandatory i.e. regular stable returns listing what horses are ready to race. And racecourses as well.....who is keen and ready to host ! These obvious tools would enable the Industry to get up and running sooner than will be otherwise possible. Its been well documented how many bigger stables in both codes have sent all their horses to spelling paddock so they will have ZERO horses ready to race in 4 weeks and zero in up to 8 weeks ! The Industry and in particular the TAB will be anxious to start up once the health crisis is under control......it could be a year. But I think Industry bosses need to be monitoring this daily at moment and collating what horses will return to training and in what regions. So it could be that the first 8 meetings are held in South Island....or more. No point having a Cup class pacer training in Auckland if it the only one in North Island. And no use training a Jumper if there is only 4 jumpers in NZ. This type of planning would certainly get people thinking.......but I suspect if NZ's current Civil emergency lockdown turns out to be the greatest thing since sliced bread then the starting point is 12 weeks away at earliest....doggies maybe earlier ! The NZTR boss says the 3x codes are working together...could we see some Trots / gallops meetings on grass tracks up north ??? Necessary cos of numbers !....maybe not possible in mud ?? He did stress its a 'new dawning' and change inevitable.....bring it on !
  11. 1 point
    Tauhei Notts

    South Island Jumps Racing....

    This post is about South Island jumps racing but my thoughts are towards North Island racing. To get a horse ready to run 6400 metres of the Great Northern needs five months of slow build up. So to get a horse ready for early September the work needs to start by early April at the latest. But it would be disappointing for a horseman who had put in all the hard work to be told that the Great Northern has been cancelled. Few people can comprehend the huge amount of time and money involved in getting a thoroughbred ready to compete over 6400 metres. I recall, some years ago, a trainer who always had a number of jumpers, remarking at the fourth day of the Ellerslie Christmas carnival; "Tomorrow we start on our steeplechasers." That was at the height of summer!
  12. 1 point
    shaneMcAlister

    Some Good News

    To be honest I think we should all be scared as the Jehovah Witnesses know the whole country is at home. If they get the "Essential Business" classification like horse trainers.....
  13. 1 point
    Huey

    Some Good News

    How convenient.
  14. 1 point
    Boss Hogg

    Some Good News

    This self entitlement that these people think they are better than us and they are looking after themselves .Not like all the thousands of families that have lost their jobs .Look how that worked out for the NRL and that tosser Cameron George ,played the big I am and we are going to play on ,we're staying in Aussie everyone loves us yeah right . Look how that turned out.Steve Kearney blubbering he can't be with his family .What goes round comes round remember that Bernard . Just a thought how long will big time Cameron George last with the Warriors before he runs . Cheers BH
  15. 1 point
    Huey

    Inglis Easter Sales brought Forward

    In one month its basically NZ winter, these stables are hardly bastions of winter racing its an obvious decision for them , the one month out effectively means their season is over. They hardly require a round of applause for it. Would have been interesting to see what they would have done if this occurred in Aug/Sept.
  16. 1 point
    Nerula

    Jacinda Ardern

    Dear Jacinda and Winston We are now looking down the barrel of a massive health crisis and equally as bad economic crisis, predicted to make the last financial crisis look like a kindergarten . Your touting of the tourism industry as the darling of New Zealand economy is now losing 350 million dollars a week. Your crazy selling of tens of thousands of acres of good pastoral land to overseas buyers to plant in Pine trees as a carbon sink is looking like a bad gamble.. made even worse by the berating, belittling and ridiculous polices aimed at Farmers of New Zealand. Well what a difference a week makes... you have just announced a 12 billion dollar package to soften the blow but you well know that’s not even a scrape in the bucket of what’s needed. I guess now all we have once industry shuts down and tourism crumbles completely is the farmers. The same ones who your coalition called Rednecks, the same ones who are committing suicide at a terrible rate, the same ones who get up at 5:00 am to milk their cows so you have your milk and butter for breakfast. The same ones who work tirelessly on the hill country day in day out during drought conditions to make sure their lamb and beef is the best quality before it hits the shelves. The same ones who are struggling with the ridiculous polices that are coming in relation to cows farts and fencing. The same ones who have been doing it for generations to make sure people have something to eat. The same Farmers who produce food more efficiently and more environmentally friendly than anywhere else in the world. The same ones who your coalition has made to feel like they are the problem in the world - are now suddenly the only ones we need. Isn’t it funny how things change so fast and you suddenly need someone who you belittled more than ever. As you sit down for dinner tonight pondering how we are going to get through this, take a look at the food on your plate and be thankful for the ones who you have ignored. In fact invite Winnie over for dinner but have him bake a humble pie and bring that around and take a bite both of you. It will be good for you, and the Farmers will get up tomorrow and keep on producing food for us and the world. Next time you decide to belittle the main stay of our economy remember a couple of old sayings we learnt on the farm. ‘Never bite the hand that feeds’ - and ‘you reap what you sow.’ When you order the whole country on lock down the farmers will still get up and go out and work their asses off for this country like they have always done. We will get through this but you are going to need those Farmers more than you have ever needed them before. They will keep the supermarkets full, they will be the ones exporting out produce worldwide and returning ever so needed revenue for the coffers. Peace and love James Herbert
  17. 1 point
    poundforpound

    This is the future......

    Australian marbles allowed ? Sandpaper anyone ? Underarm delivery ? Soaked in female hormones like Alligator Bleeding ?
  18. 1 point
    Boss Hogg

    Some Good News

    Hi Ted surely racing is taking the piss out of us . We are on a month isolation all over NZ to try desperately to stop this Pandemic , Families not being able to leave their homes ,with all of this to try in some way to keep us from spreading this Covid 19 . But the precious racing has found away to get around the rules by calling Animal Welfare as a reason to carry on as per usual FFS . It was only 3 days ago the stopped racing because of the Covid 19 because they said ''If any jockeys get the virus it will be the end of racing' Now hows thjs going to work the trainer tells jockey to stay 2 meters away from another jockey .We all know how the jockey listens to the trainer on race day by the time he or she has left the birdcage they have forgotten what was said . Just turn the horses out and feed them, easy ah Cheers BH
  19. 1 point
    poundforpound

    This is the future......

    Fuck the red & green marbles ... I’m just going to keep backing that cobalt fucker that glows in the dark
  20. 1 point
    In these times of confusion ....I gotta admit this post made me laugh out loud. I guess employers such as P4P are the ones under extraordinary stress right now. Employing upwards of 100 people ,even many part-timers is an incredible responsibility and most employers really do care for their workers ..like family. Add to that the financial pressure of trying to keep your business relevant etc ..its certainly not for everyone. Customers too can be demanding and difficult. So here's hoping all passionate racing and business people can ride thru this and come out the other side stronger ! And keep that sense of humour in tact !! Amen !
  21. 1 point
    Phar Lap Fan

    Rural NZ to the rescue .

    What bazach and Kingshill said. Most dairy farms are minimum of 500 cows to be economic units nowadays. With farm manger/sharemilker/staff, who has time to play with horses? A generation lost to racing is never likely to return.
  22. 1 point
    rdytdy

    Jacinda Ardern

    PM Has the Dragon by the Tail but the Dragon Is Winning The PM’s address about the four-stage alert levels for Covid-19 was intended to reassure the nation, but instead of averting panic, her disappointing lack of leadership fuelled it. Ardern was criticised for not closing airports earlier and for allowing cruise ships, (breeding grounds for the virus), to dock at New Zealand ports. After the Ruby Princess, with sick people on board, had disgorged sightseeing passengers into Wellington, four people tested positive for the virus in Sydney last week. Besides being untrue, isn’t it a tad premature to brag about being ahead of other countries when our Covid-19 trajectory has only just begun? With Italy’s tragedy staring us in the face, it is clear the PM’s measures are nowhere near aggressive enough. Italy is in green and we are the yellow line following their path. All we needed was a simple two-step process based on the KISS strategy: step one to prevent Covid-19 from entering the country, and step two to prevent the spread if step one failed. Instead, Ardern adopted an inflexible, set in stone, four-step check-the-box process which was no match for the nimble Chinese Coronavirus dragon. The dragon is winning. Our biggest weapon is our watery borders that provide us with a natural defence. Had it been used swiftly enough, the dragon may have been repelled, or at the very least, slowed down. We didn’t act and the Chinese dragon now roams freely, spreading the lethal virus. Even now, we fumble with this valuable weapon. Xavier Theodore Ordinary writing for The BFD says “It is criminal how the COVID-19 crisis has been handled at the border”, and last week complaints were made about non-existent airport security. The second and last step to prevent the dragon from breathing Covid-19 fire is everyone, except essential services, must go home and stay home. It’s a tough call, but one that Italians, in their distress, are urging other countries to move faster on. Their lethal dragon is still gaining momentum because they were too slow. The dragon is hungry and fast, much faster than the WHO guidelines on Covid-19 that Ardern implemented and then boasted about “going hard and going early”. Political commentator Bryce Edwards says “some public health experts and commentators do not believe the Government is being radical enough, and that the consequences, in terms of life and death, could be huge.” Panic won’t maim or kill us but the dragon will slay us. By the time the PM made her second report to the nation about Covid-19, parents had already started taking children out of school and pre-school and stocking up their cupboards with essentials. When the government moves too slowly or doesn’t do enough, naturally we do everything we can to protect ourselves. There is little confidence that this government has done enough planning for a crisis of the magnitude of Italy’s whose trajectory we are following. We are not confident the government is doing enough. We are not confident there are enough Covid-19 testing kits. We are not confident enough testing is being done. We are not confident the government is investigating drugs to fight the disease or that we have sufficient stocks of them. How much of the anti-malarial drug chloroquine or the updated hydrochlorquine do we have? How much of the rheumatoid arthritis drug tocilizuman and the antibiotic azithromycin used in conjunction with chloroquine? Are medical staff even aware these drugs are being used successfully overseas to reduce the severity of Covid-19 and save lives? Desperate times call for desperate measures and more flexibility than that displayed by this government. Little wonder people take safety measures into their own hands.
  23. 1 point
    rdytdy

    Jacinda Ardern

    Why. She is the most useless prime Minister this country has ever had. Go early and go hard she claims. Utter Bullshit. All she was concerned about most of this month was wanting the March 15th commemoration to go ahead of the mosque shooting so she could grandstand to the world. Unfortunately for her the Covid 19 virus was escalating in front of her eyes and March 15 was cancelled at the last minute. Our borders should have been closed weeks ago with far more severe checks and restrictions placed on people coming into the country. people have not been stringently tested or restricted. She has been reactive all the way throughout this not gone early or hard. Not prepared': China-based Kiwi says process to enter Auckland took five seconds A Shanghai-based man from New Zealand believes the country is "not prepared" for the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic as he documented his arrival in New Zealand compared with his arrival in China. Andy Boreham arrived in New Zealand before the Government announced a total closure of its borders but after it announced anyone entering the country must self-quarantine for 14 days. He documented his experience in a series of videos posted to Facebook. "I knew, from that announcement [self-quarantine], that things would only get worse in terms of flights between Asia and New Zealand so I made the decision to fly home ASAP and check out their new measures. "It's a bit of a damning analysis of New Zealand's preparedness for COVID-19, for example, I spent 25 hours coming through immigration in China because of the risk I posed having passed through Japan, versus a LITERAL five-second (not a typo) process entering Auckland from China via Japan," he says. Last week, Director General of Health Dr Ashley Bloomfield told The AM he had confidence in the process at the border. Boreham's documentation comes after criticism last week New Zealand was still not doing enough at the border. Auckland woman Maree Glading wrote on Facebook of her experience at the airport on Wednesday, claiming she was not told what was involved with self-isolation. Asked about the claims last week, Dr Bloomfield said, "That surprises me. "I do know that as people go through the border, there is a whole lot happening all at once and people are thinking about different things - the expectation of self-isolation is really clear to any passenger coming in," he told The AM Show. Currently, anyone entering New Zealand must self-isolate for 14 days. "Because direct flights between China and New Zealand were stopped weeks ago, and because most countries and regions I could transit through wouldn't allow me to enter because of having been in mainland China I was forced to transit through Japan's Narita airport in Tokyo," Boreham says. When he arrived at Auckland Airport, he filmed an official giving him a card with information about self-isolation, who asked him if he had been "feeling unwell", before sending him on his way. "They didn't care that I'd just come from China and I was allowed into my home country," Boreham says. After spending just one night in New Zealand, Boreham got back on a flight to Tokyo to make his way back to Shanghai amid fears those borders would also close. "I got on my flight to Shanghai with Spring Airlines in Tokyo and it was a completely different picture," he says. "When I arrived in Shanghai I experience the measures being taken to stem the flow of COVID-19 back into China. "I was asked multiple questions, had my temperature taken several times and was soon allowed to find my way to a counter for the district I live in. From there they took about 12 of us, Chinese and foreigners to a testing facility in our district." After waiting overnight to be tested for coronavirus - in which his test came back negative - Boreham says he waited 14 hours in the facility before finally being taken home in a bus where they were followed by the police. "I'm on a STRICT two-week quarantine, with a device attached to my door that will notify authorities if I open it." On Thursday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced New Zealand's borders would close to non-residents in an attempt to stop the spread of COVID-19.
  24. 1 point
    uneasy

    opie suspended

    Bulls&@t where have I ever said there is no such thing as track bias. It's just that I can't tolerate fools who make it up to suit themselves like you were about Trentham have you watched the videos again yet. I am a massive believer in track bias but can't stand fools
  25. 1 point
    Shouldn’t The cheats just hand themselves in and stop wasting everyone’s time ?