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  1. Agree Aaron. Real pity that our new CEO of NZTR has announced that he is going to lead the selling of assets and closure of tracks. The strength of racing over the ditch is built on every tin pot town across the country having their own racecourse and their big day in the sun, something that is gradually disappearing on our side of the ditch. Closure of tracks in not the big issue over there, on the contrary, country racing is being encouraged. Pity our leaders can't see this.
    9 points
  2. An awesome crowd turned up for the Woodville-Pahiatua races yesterday(Post Covid lets get out again crowd) , Great to see the carpark was full (Video attached) , Some reasonably good times were run 1.09s for 1200m 1.23 for 1400m 1.35 for a couple of the 1600m races on a good 3 track that seem to give everybody a chance . Seemed to be lots of young children running around everywhere having a good time , that was great to see Was 1 slight issue about midway through programme as the beer supply started to run low, but a couple committee cars down to local bottle stores replenished suppl
    6 points
  3. Unfortunately it has been forgotten in this country that horses are an animal and are part of the rural make up of things and it is rural people that fall in love with the horse by attending there local home town races. No one falls in love with racing by watching it on a TV screen and i'm afraid the more tracks you take away from people the less people will follow. It would be an interesting survey of those people in places like Blenheim, Gisbourne ect that have had there tracks closed in recent years how many have made the effort to go to any race meetings since. I know myself from a town t
    5 points
  4. yes another great day at Woodville hundreds of new faces I'd never seen before.....assume the Dannevirke Pahiatua and Woodville communities were out in force Marty and Di Catering Ltd flat out all day feeding everyone........(everybody knows Marty has the best sausages in the CD, anywhere actually )....they roped in all their whanau to help and did an excellent job, under a bit of pressure too the Head Honcho of Parking does an amazing job slotting all the cars in........well done LJ
    4 points
  5. What a war horse, glad to see their doing good by him, although he may think otherwise.
    3 points
  6. Champion ‘chaser Zed Em has been officially retired after taking his first race fall at Pakenham on Monday. Trainer Patrick Payne confirmed the news on Tuesday via an Instagram post: ‘’Jumped like an angel until his only mistake. We admire his bravery, determination and durability. Thanks for the ride. You will have a good home and happy retirement.’’ Zed Em was to be lining up for his fifth consecutive Grand Annual Steeplechase at Warrnambool in two weeks, but it was decided that no chances were to be taken with the 11-year-old after a rare mistake at the second last fence in
    3 points
  7. The track was outstanding, firm yep but the sole of grass and evenness was brilliant. You mention young children running around and having a good time, it was one thing I noticed and put a smile on my face, just don't seem to see that anymore at race meetings. Long may country racing continue to keep that next generation interested in the game.
    3 points
  8. He might try his brother in law he is not to bad.
    2 points
  9. This is where NZ racing has gone wrong. The clubs should be much more assertive and instead of begging to be allowed to race, they should be telling NZTR when they want to race and setting up the fixture list in conjunction with the owners, trainers and jockeys (I just love the word "hoop", ridiculous) and holding NZTR by the gonads and telling them this is when racing is going to happen. The two could easily work out a programme of races and fixtures which would work in terms of betting. It's time the Clubs realised they have the power, they own the product and should be negoti
    2 points
  10. Berri

    Government

    Why can't we get a good government? Where are the good people making good policies for the benefit of New Zealanders? Why can't we somehow get good policies in front of people who can make change? We really should be creating a virtual government that ensures people's voices are heard. .
    1 point
  11. Yes , your boys SCA and SC are on the 'outside' for the second time running. Much trickier over this shorter distance than the Grins RACE as well. Your mate Morrie Mac had a win on SelfAssured in Feb , but seems commited to the 'Hot' one drawn the Pole. Surely Marks brother-in -law, champion driver AGH will get the plum drive ? Tony catch-drove Krug once or twice as well last season, and won the GN Derby with it, so seems a great driver to have available. Knows every inch of the 'Park' too.
    1 point
  12. Er hey Pure mate, you leave me outta this, if I was doin the draws I have the ozzies startin out the back, riggggggght out the back be interestin to see who gets to drive the gun SA? good to see the boy HotandTreacherous with a good draw, and what the hell has SthCoastArden and SelfAssured done to the draws gods 7&8!!! AGAIN!!! dammmmm.... Cheers Iraklis
    1 point
  13. Good luck, maybe a few flats races in him yet on that run, i like to follow horses when they change stables, can sometimes work the oracle, also good to see them get another chance.
    1 point
  14. How exciting is the 3yo Savabeel filly Manifique.. She sold for 420k through the ring, out of Shez Sinsational Champion Stayer in NZ 2011/12, 12 wins 1200m to 3200m, 4 of them Group 1.
    1 point
  15. Hey what the !! ! has Iraklis been doing the Barrier draw again ?? and making the Aussie give them a 5m start from the second row again ? fair dinkum DAWSON HARFORD LIMITED TAYLOR MILE (MOBILE PACE) (Gr1) $100,000, 1609m Race History For all pacers. RacebookTAB FormGearFront Line Limit Participants for Race 8: DAWSON HARFORD LIMITED TAYLOR MILE (MOBILE PACE) Book Form Name Age
    1 point
  16. Jockey recovering at home after being crushed by horse at Riverton Easter Races | Stuff.co.nz
    1 point
  17. Mikie

    The RACE GRINS DAY

    My bad I didn't read your post properly Too much haste, not enough intelligence at my end! Mike
    1 point
  18. Correct leggy, Race 12 was abandoned long before the quaddie started; all bets on squaddie were refunded (this was announced many times on the tv)
    1 point
  19. Pure Steel

    The RACE GRINS DAY

    Ultimately we r all doomed as We're doomed says, but nothing like a few wins and good racing along the way to enjoy before the doomed end arrives lol. Some folk really enjoyed THE RACE , even though some say there's a lot of Penny counting and what-not going on. Doubt anyone would buy a slot if they couldn't afford it , and like everyone involved in a sport , they're paying for the entertainment as much as anything. Can't all buy the 'winning' slot so is fun having a go though. Hope a Copy of the ALL star mile (that is run in Victoria gallops) is done next as that gathered a lot of p
    1 point
  20. mikenz

    Slot Races

    Funny you say that , until friday I wasn't up with all the concept, you may have read me old mate JJ flash slagging me off over a couple of post elsewhere regarding what turned out to be a sponsor, senz, have to say at the time I knew nothing about any of the concept, none of us know everything, flash dont even know how to spell know, so I'm just putting the record straight, hope he reads this and steps back and have a good look at himself, the world dont revolve around horse racing, I dont even think there was any mention on any main stream media, I could be wrong, seemed some thought it was
    1 point
  21. Just a word on the week ahead up here - Friday sees a decent card at Sandown with the first British Group 2 of the season - the Mile. 9 have been entered but the clear favourite and clear top rated is the filly ALCOHOL FREE who last year won the Coronation at Royal Ascot and the Sussex at Goodwood. She was third in the Falmouth over the straight 1600m on the July Course and patently didn't stay the 2000m in the Juddmonte. She started her 3-y-o campaign winning the Fred Darling before running a close fifth in the 1000 Guineas. The evidence is a round 1600m suits better than a straight
    1 point
  22. Hello Tas You are correct. I'm not a huge follower these days, but my formative years in Racing were spent at the trots and I saw all of the greats during the late 70s and through the 80s. Even attended about four interdominions. I have found the Race interesting, largely because some people have suggested what a great idea it is and we should have more of them. I have never set out to convince people what a bad idea it was. Some people loved it so it did create some interest at a time when harness racing in the north is struggling. I do struggle with the concept myself as it relies
    1 point
  23. Anyone know what is planned for the track there once it is no longer required for racing after next season?
    1 point
  24. Fantastic stuff.
    1 point
  25. tasman man

    The RACE GRINS DAY

    WD....for someone who repeatedly tells us he's not a big follower of Trots you sure have taken a huge interest in the RACE and gone out of your way to convince us what a bad idea it was ! And you provide all sorts of $$$ calculations to convince us of your opinion ,and send us all on the road to doom and gloom.
    1 point
  26. We're Doomed

    The RACE GRINS DAY

    I think I should clarify something for you Legend. You are suggesting the first three home all made money for their connections and the slotholders, and perhaps the fouth stake should be boosted so they break even as well. That isn't correct. Only the winner showed a profit for both the horse's connections and the slotholder. This is something I wrote elsewhere. No one has suggested it is incorrect. Do let me know if I have got anything wrong. The winner got $340,000, after deductions for trainer and driver. So roughly $170,000 each for the slot holder and connections, assuming it was a
    1 point
  27. Baz (NZ)

    I've seen it all now!

    Jokes aside...I hope young Savish Khetoo is O.K and recovers quickly from his injuries. Never like to see any accidents happen on course. Bad luck for the Riverton RC this Easter also.
    1 point
  28. My old boss used to always say when they are talking about you they are worried about you...its when they stop talking about you that you should be worried...John it was a great idea to run the comp and many thanks for it...everyone loved it...And as always thanks for all you do here...dont let small minded pettiness spoil it. From what I remember Pete and his sidekick Alan (Hesi),left here to set up shop with Doug but they could not get on with him so they picked up their bat and ball and set up their own place with a few members from here there as well...yes it seems maybe they are the diffi
    1 point
  29. Memphis3

    Te Akau Promotions

    Ha ha yeh. Interest free loan maybe
    1 point
  30. Insider

    Te Akau Promotions

    With the Gerry Harvey (of Harvey Norman fame) brand on, Te Akau may have thought that people might be expecting to be offered 3 years to pay
    1 point
  31. Has anyone noticed the critical shortage of horses in the North , plus the severe lack of depth in good quality horses across all of NZ. I support this move to try and stem the bleeding and improve the health of Industry. The RACE has created a lot of talk and interest , IMO attracting the Aussie based horses has been pivotal in this and crucial to the future. Opening the window of the RACE , Taylor Mile , Messenger and Auckland Cup into the April/May timeslot a very good move IMO. The Aussie/NZ clashes should create a lot of interest , now and into the future. Remembe
    1 point
  32. scooby3051

    THE RACE

    Why cant our fearless leaders do something different like this ..it looked a big success just looking at it...but hey when these races are all being so well received in Oz with the various ones they have maybe we might get one organised in about 10 years...if we still have racing then.
    1 point
  33. This is where you continually show your complete and total ignorance. Look back through these threads over the last 4 years if you dare, and I challenge you to find even ONE POST where I have supported Biden and/or Harris. Or CNN. I bet you can't do it. You stupid twat.
    1 point