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  1. Mark Fraser-Campin deserves a massive pat on the back. Has gone into the CEO position at the Cambridge Jockey Club with passion,vision,and forward thinking What he has achieved shouldnt be under rated. A place on the NZTR board for Mark would only be of benefit to the industry. He has skin in the game and knows how the game works. As i say you cant teach or buy passion and Mark has plenty of it. Sure it won't solve all problems but a track like this keeps horses in work who would normally be going for a spell and also creates another grade so to speak. There will be horses
    8 points
  2. As one of the staff members I find your comment completely distasteful and uninformed. None of us do drugs and I don't think anyone snuck into a stable to have a bit of meth in the middle of the night. It's much more likely that someone who works at Awapuni has been urinating in stables and contamination has come that way. Or sneaking off to stables to have a pipe during work. All track riders and stable staff should be tested randomly all over NZ. But, as we all know the industry doesn't have the resources or money to do this and neither do the trainers. Sad really because this is goi
    7 points
  3. Exactly. Good horses traditionally get turned out to avoid breaking them on heavy 10s, and start getting brought back in about July. Only trouble is then half of them couldn't get a good enough surface to gallop on often enough in their prep to even make it to their target races, eg Spring Carnival in Oz. This opens up the options for prep and conditioning considerably amongst other benefits. It won't magically solve all the problems but it's a great start. Well done to CJC for a successful first race day.
    5 points
  4. you blokes are kidding, especially the resident pollyanna tasman man , he'd find a positive in ivan milat or jack the ripper if you think synthetic track racing is going to do anything other than provide second class racing for second class horses and save the odd washout you are delusional. no one in their right mind bets on these goat tracks, look at the victorian joke tracks and you will see funny how nsw doesnt embrace them , what happened to the acton track at canberra ? synthetic tracks are a dead set absolute joke put your money into PROMOTION of your racing .
    5 points
  5. Congratulations to Cambridge CEO , committee and workers who organised the first meeting on the new synthetic track today. Certain myths and doubts were dealt to on the opening day ! The 970m distances , predicted leaders bias , trainers doubt's were all thrown out as negatives but surely these were dispelled on opening day! The track performed brilliantly ,so soon after a power of trials and track work held and winners came from all over the track and the province ! Certainly the camber on the final bend a real plus. The width of the track seems adequate for fields of 12
    3 points
  6. silly ???? thats a bit rich TM , reading your posts with irrelevant drivel about an NRL footy side . enjoy the vibe , enjoy your foray into the red hots, because like plenty youve got no idea on whats needed to fix a sport in NZ thats a shadow of what it once was. it wouldnt matter if i was chinese, japanese, russian or an eskimo it wouldnt matter if i or any observer had been to NZ seventy times it;s clear synthetic track racing is a dud. its got its place as a training aid enables clubs to race when they would otherwise be washed out, thats it. do nothing about the
    3 points
  7. Lee270744

    RAY NORTON

    I can remember Ray and Paul Jelicich (Western Red) would always go out for a drink on Aug 1st horses birthday, a great day if you didn't have much to do on the 2nd.
    2 points
  8. Nerula

    The Gates

    2 points
  9. No you suggested second class races with second class horses, I merely pointed out a lot of group 1 winners come out all weather races . . Some of the big players might get a run into a late two year old with promise so not all duffers , they wouldnt guts out a good one on a heavy 10 in May though . See how many the big guns race inexperienced slow to hand horses up North on the AW tracks making use of a good surface in Oct Nov Dec when in old days they would have missed out on the experience and been put away for winter then have to chase the 8 ball early in new season .It is the class of
    2 points
  10. rdytdy

    Jacinda Ardern

    The fight for New Zealand is now underway One country, two governments Amy Brooke In spite of government opposition, a radical report proposing destroying New Zealand’s democracy, unintelligibly called He Puapua (let’s not give it an English title, or people may begin to wonder what is in it) has been released, because of an appeal under the Official Information Act (OIA). A previous, heavily redacted version was finally released but only as a result of constant pressure. He Puapua argues for this country to be predominantly governed by individuals of part-Maori ancest
    2 points
  11. Eastwood Jaunty

    J Waddell

    I admire the sentiments expressed by many but the guy has so many--very serious--priors that he should never get back on a racetrack. Let's not forget he tried to seriously injure Sam Collett in a trial only a little while back ... https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/racing/74374899/jockey-jason-waddell-found-guilty-of-improper-riding-and-misconduct If I was a jockey--and I am not brave enough to be one--I wouldn't want him among my cohort.
    2 points
  12. red rum seriously mate this thread is getting ridiculous either that or youre a better p1sstaker than Zelda K tell me one thing if synthetic track racing is so good why isnt it the predominant racing surface ? i re iterate synthetic track racing is for second rate slugs racing in winter to avoid washouts and ONLY to ensure some level of turnover and partcipation. its a weed in racings beautiful garden.
    1 point
  13. Final declarations are through for Saturday's racing. 11 stand in the Sandy Lane at Haydock where the ground has improved to Good to Soft with the course having dodged the showers which have plagued London all week. DRAGON SYMBOL is 3/1 favourite in a conditions race with the entire field rated between 102 and 110. The improving ground brings METHOD into calculations but if we get more rain and the ground goes back Soft or worse, MUJBAR is a fascinating contender. He won his two juvenile races on soft and heavy turf and he was well held on the much faster ground at Newbury last month. He'
    1 point
  14. Idolmite

    Trump written off

    Good grief. The audit is being undertaken by a company run by a confirmed conspiracy theorist. No wonder the other side wants to keep an eye on them, the same as I'd want to if you were involved in any audit or recount. Can you possibly come up with any new cliches for your diatribe? Your 5 year old phrases, well, I'm struggling to feel awake and involved.
    1 point
  15. nothing wrong with betting on a heavy 10 but be patient and wait and see what transpires we have the benefit of years of experiencing these joke tracks and races , predominantly in bleak wet victoria where they exist to ensure some turnover rather than none . the fact imported stayers clean up in oz has absolutely nothing to do with synthetic tracks, get serious, are you suggesting they grow a leg by running on these sufraces
    1 point
  16. But who would seriously venture any money on some tracks here Mid winter , they are awful . It's not the saviour of racing in NZ but it went pretty good yesterday and racing was fine . All weather in UK has saved a few jumps trainers as they run the odd bumper race days cards there if weather causes extended cancellations so the jumps horses get a run out pre festivals .Why did they close Geelong and then rebuild one in Ballarat as replacement if they non starter in OZ . Ireland putting in another to go with Dundalk , Chantilly most iconic track in France has one , Deauville as well . Thes
    1 point
  17. 100 1

    Trump written off

    At what point are going to realise you have been duped by CNN Team Trump has controlled the media for 5 years ....the good and the bad If you think they have caught Trump again for the 20th time you are as stupid as I think you are. Hows Fauci going? you know the one that helped fund the bioweapon and the MSM, the bull horn of the deep state, scared the shit out of you with fear porn. The massive election fraud is the tip of the iceberg...the world is waking up and 'we the people' are beginning to take back the country from these criminals. Enjoy the show
    1 point
  18. I see elsewhere the doomsdayers on a smaller site are knocking it...some people are never happy..all I can say at least things are being tried to keep this industry alive...it seems far better than sloshing around 20 off the inside on a bog in the middle of winter...but hey thats just my opinion.
    1 point
  19. Surface Polytrack Stodge , I thought it was pretty good . To be honest I thought it looked better than watching plodders come round bend and field going wide as they slog home week after week in winter . I watched two races and liked the look of it., plenty chances off bend . Well done Cambridge JC
    1 point
  20. Ragamuffin

    J Waddell

    Wilful damage was tossed, no proof it was Jason IMHO threat to kill is OTT, accuser would only have to sit on JW he'd be squished game over lol. Wasted talent to be out, like many he's had/s his share of load to deal with, it's a hard life they live & kudos to him for getting through as much as he has, no easy task & males just aren't good at acknowledging & worse at accepting genuine support. No need to kick those when they down, should be offering a helping hand at the very least, it's all in the delivery of whether it's accepted. Wish Jason all the best whatever his & hi
    1 point
  21. Just Looking

    J Waddell

    Define a good licensee ? You surely can’t call Jason that ? What employer would retain an employee for drug positives - threatening to kill and wilful damage - would be instant dismissive in most workplaces ? You can only help someone who wants to be helped
    1 point
  22. We're Doomed

    South Island Jumping

    It will all be ok when the AWT is up and going.
    1 point
  23. Dingle

    New Handicapper

    I hear there is a new handicapper coming to NZTR apparently worked in Dubai and Victoria Not 100% on this tho Hope he can sort the 65 grades out. I would like 60 rating races with no horse having won more than two races being able to contest this band and in the 65 rating horses with no more than 3 or 4 wins being able to drop back. It is usually hard to get a start with rating 60 and lower. Just my tupence worth
    1 point
  24. MrBigStuff

    New Handicapper

    Neil Jennings, Australian who has been the handicapper for the Emirates Racing Association for the past few years. He will do a superb job, I have no doubt!
    1 point
  25. Why $100,000 stakes? Spending the money like the Labour/Green government before even earning it ! EASY EASY SOFTLY SOFTLY Auckland Turf Club! How about just doubling stakes for the first few years. i.e $20,000 Maidens scaled upwards on Rating bands from there is a fine starting point. We've been racing for shit stakes i.e.$10,000 maidens for years so doubling this would be a massive help to stimulate racing ... rather than blowing the lot in 5 years with over inflated stakes. 100% increase in stakes over a longer period than a 1000% increase over a short term is a safer savvy econo
    1 point
  26. crustyngrizzly

    Trump written off

    When is a US President going to have the kahunas to stand up to Israel and all their b/s regarding the Palestinians.?
    0 points
  27. JJ Flash

    Allan Sharrock.

    What has this to do with Harness forum?
    0 points