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  1. Dont think now is the time for that...Taiki is fighting for his life on a knifes edge...we should all be wishing and praying for him and his family...whatever happens Sam will have to carry that with him...there are no winners in this situation..its just so bloody sad for all involved.
    13 points
  2. Kingsbeer, one of our regular contestants, has very generously donated $300 to sponsor a one-day "LONGSHOT" comp. An entry thread will go up this evening but here is how it will work. The objective is to pick longshots, ie. horses paying $10 or more to Win (based on closing NZ TAB tote price). You have to pick 12 horses across 5 specified meetings (per entry thread). Provided the horse is paying $10 or more when the Win tote closes, you will have $10 each way on the horse. If the horse closes paying less than $10 on the Win tote then your selection will be invalid - you will earn
    13 points
  3. "nothing to aspire to".............very interesting We're Doomed cos I've been giving that subject some thought in the last couple of days and now that Leggy has , quite correctly, told us numerous times that Synthetics are no place for mudders and that I've modified my views that Synthetics were for D and E Grade summer horses but I now include some C graders in that too then there needs to be some sort of a Grand Final series.....something which showcases the Synthetics because next season there will be 3 tracks in action probably for about 18 weeks and I'm thinking that durin
    10 points
  4. A Terrific Competition is anticipated for this Saturday's new Contest . Great idea. Thanks KINGSBEER. Thanks SaynoMore who has Two comps to score this weekend. My computer has spilled out an Erratic Factor for the early contenders. ( ER ). 1 being Low reliability ....... 10 Highly reliable and informed ) It will be a competition that will really suit the likes of : Paul ( Ponderosa ), the Long Shot Champion in similar post Viet Nam war competitions. I usually take quinellas with his selections. ( ER 9 ) Insider with her ambiguous name
    8 points
  5. Due to unbelievable flooding in NSW not 33 mm of rain old mate.
    8 points
  6. Today is our day to shine How good is Riccarton ? Dummy and Mark Oulaghan ( West Coast is a nice big horse, good action for a jumper too, might be really good on decent ground ….Cheltenham or Melbourne ?? ) .so old school those two, so humble, but so great at what they do Special mentions The young lady who rode a winner for Paul Harris, Temyia Taiaroa ( any relation to Arnold ? ) the joy on her face was palpable Pitty, I love his pithy rants, says it how it is and gives anyone and everyone a spray ..unless you’re producing a track like concrete, or SH1, then you’re exe
    7 points
  7. goldcape

    2nd Day Riccarton.

    Flat racing on day two of the three day Grand National carnival conducted on the synthetic looks like a benefit for South Island trainers. Kevin Myers doesn't have a horse nominated for flat racing on Wednesday. Myers took three of his team to Cambridge on Wednesday and I hoped that one or two of them would race again on Wednesday after having their first feel of a synthetic track. Myers is a big supporter of Riccarton racing and southern carnival racing in general and once Awapuni's synthetic is available for meetings he will likely have horses racing on the Riccarton synthetic in the future.
    7 points
  8. Sam Weatherley and Darren Danis not riding at Ruakaka tomorrow. It's heart breaking what's going on with Taiki. Don't forget these 2 boys are doing it just as tough. Thoughts and love to all involved.
    7 points
  9. Value Bell

    1963.

    7 points
  10. It's similar over here if not even earlier. During the worst of the heat last week, some stables in Newmarket had first lot at 3.45am. I presume work is done early because some jockeys, trainers and horses need to travel to race courses - races over here start at 1pm or later in summer but earlier in winter. If you have evening racing in summer, it can be a very long day with horses getting back after 11pm and needing to be bedded down for the night. All stable staff get my fullest admiration for the love and the devotion they put in - they don't do it for the money. It's n
    7 points
  11. Ohokaman

    THIS OLD CHESNUT

    It should. These guys are Jockey Managers who get them rides on horses they presumably think can win. When they do, and have not been mentioned, some might question the ethics involved.
    7 points
  12. Palliser

    Greyhound commentators

    Boy, we are really scraping the barrel these days. There are only 2 decent dog callers in my opinion those being Aaron and Andy. Why they persist with Rosanowski is beyond me ? I noted on callers day by the time he got through the fields and back to those up front the race was over on both his calls, and his incessant waffle when previewing drives you to distraction. Unfortunately Pip Morris is terrible as well and seems to try and imitate Rosanowski both in her calling and waffling previewing .. " I agree with everything you said Rossi" give me strength. Also copies McCooks "got the chocolat
    6 points
  13. Hope he is a fighter and his guardian angels help him through...
    6 points
  14. Nobody has commented because right now the major focus is on Tiger and his family. There will be a time and place for this, but really no need to go there at the moment.
    6 points
  15. Pegasus 9

    Michael walker

    VJA Update: Michael Walker has been brought out of his induced coma and is communicating with Doctors. He will be transferred from ICU into a ward today.
    6 points
  16. https://loveracing.nz/RaceInfo/50626/6/Race-Detail.aspx With Georgy away we are truly blessed to have Zillionair race caller Sir Bruce bringing his world wide knowledge and fantastic verbal craft to winter Racing. This is the commentary link to Bruce's race call on The Ryder Stakes R 6 at Te Rapa 30.07.22. Watch and note how Bruce identifies McNab on Pacific Dragon as being in front at the home turn. Sophmaze looms, and looks the danger. Bruce got it right.. Thanks Bruce . Rev
    6 points
  17. One of Racings good guys, Happy retirement Rob!
    6 points
  18. thanks for your reply Triple A......I enjoy your posts.......keep posting.........and I've deduced that your name certainly is not Bryce Stanaway I'm surprised you're indifferent to Slow Horses because when I look across the Tasman I see a Thoroughbred Mega Industry sustained by slow horses and what I mean by that is that if you're not good enough for Randwick you go to Gosford / Wyong....and if you're too slow there then it's off to Scone / Muswellbrook and if you're too slow there then its Tamworth......then Townsville / Rockhampton and so on .......there are races for every level
    6 points
  19. Insider

    Rotorua

    I agree with you 100%. Bruce Sharrock (already) seems to be tarred with the same brush as his predecessors ever since but not included Alan Fenwick. Sorry Bruce but that was a load of rhetoric otherwise know as waffle or crap explaining how you as a man in charge (suit) was going to fix the current, but like your predecessors can’t, because we no longer have the number of tracks at our disposable to cover our weather conditions. Only when you realise that the dates that were in place 30 years ago based on the climate of the various areas was the only one that worked, will be,
    6 points
  20. Palliser

    Sam Spratt

    Great riding at New Plymouth Sam A real stalwart of our racing scene, that makes her sound old, which she clearly isn't. But appears to have been around forever, been through some rough times, but has always come back as good as ever. Just love her attitude, and that awesome smile. Hope she stays within the industry for many years, her personality is perfect for a role on Trackside or better, Maybe the CEO of NZ racing.
    6 points
  21. gubellini

    Rotorua

    Rev take a look at those 8 jockeys that fell at Rotorua in that race. All were highly skilled talented horsemen. I remember that race as vividly as you do. Must say that when I hear mug punters bagging a jockey I shake my head in disbelief.
    6 points
  22. HI,SAY NO MORE.THANKS FOR THE SCORING ON A DIFFICULT DAY. THANKS FOR ALL THE EXTRA INFORMATION..GREATLY APPRECIATED.
    6 points
  23. Leggy

    THIS OLD CHESNUT

    Does it matter? Who cares?
    6 points
  24. Wow a bit disappointing all the money I and other members have put up for comps over the past couple of years and only two members want to join in a comp with an entry fee...that answers a few questions.
    6 points
  25. lamour

    Sarah O’Reilly

    If she had been driving a favoured runner fair enough to say it was a poor drive. But surely when you are driving a horse that’s going to need all favours just to place, drivers should be able to adopt appropriate tactics without fear of suspension. In this case she was following the fav and it was reasonable to hope he would carry her into the finish. If the fav had run on as expected she could have run top 3 and it would have been seen as a great drive. Only thing she did wrong IMO was to plead guilty to the charge.
    6 points
  26. How could they have not known before today this could not go ahead 33mm of rain during the week I was told Friday that it would not be possible to race, but here again owners jockeys trainers all shafted with expenses that were never necessary to be spent...same shit from incompetent people time after time. There will be no tracks left soon..useless as tits on a man....JMO Oh and dont say they could not control the weather...it should have been called off two days ago so nobody was out of pocket.
    6 points
  27. nomates

    Wanganui

    When i seen Hawera was off i was so pissed my wife , not a real racing person , asked "what did they do years ago ?" , i said to her i used to go to Trentham in July , all 3 days , amazing eh 3 days , unheard of , and that by the 3rd day the track was such a bog you could hardly see a green blade of grass , never seen them called off , never seen the jocks sooking , just got on with the fucken job , sometimes you couldn't make out the jockey colours . I told her about the day the track was so heavy that they ran a mile in 2mins and the day D Walsh rode a horse in a mile race and raced on the
    6 points
  28. ivanthegreat

    GAMBLE RESPONSIBLY

    I agree , I was basing my opinion on the fact that Ch Ch had recorded the wettest month in its recorded history ( 310mm ) since 1863. So it was a pleasant surprise and good for the club. Looking at Results......I note that reviewing 1st pick's only B.Pop managed 1 winner of the 10 races ( Imperatrix $1.90 ) and A.Rodd zero of the 9 races at Riccarton even when race 1 had 6 run , Race 2 had 5 , Race 3 had 4 , Race 4 had 8. Shows you how much knowledge you need.
    5 points
  29. Thanks for the competition. Please use my prize for future competitions. Thanks.
    5 points
  30. Taiki Yanagida latest: no change to report in Tiger’s condition after his race fall on Wednesday. He remains in Waikato Hospital ICU with brain and spinal injuries, his mother and sister are with him. Will keep you all updated when appropriate as know plenty are praying for him.
    5 points
  31. MissJools

    Michael walker

    This is from Aussie racing website Racing.com, Doctors are planning to reduce the level of Michaell Walkers sedation. Doctors will slowly look to bring Michael Walker out of sedation as the Group 1 hoop continues to make positive progress after a fall on Monday. Walker was riding in a jump out at Pakenham on Monday morning when the horse he was riding collapsed. The 38-year-old was treated by paramedics before being transported to the Alfred Hospital by helicopter. Walker was placed in an induced coma, suffering serious head trauma following the fall. Initial scans on Mond
    5 points
  32. I for one are happy, my horse has slipped down the rating, R 60 programmed, in like Flynn, and will be competitive to!
    5 points
  33. gubellini

    Pip Pip

    These personal attacks on Pip Morris are in poor taste. I think she does a good job as a presenter. She is knowledgeable and well informed.
    5 points
  34. WaS on track today, I have to say it’s one of the best race days going. 500 odd I understand came along from the club, they created a grea t atmosphere, drunk the course dry of Corona and had a bloody good family day out. WRC could take notes of how to do things better and get a super environment on course in winter like these guys did today. Such a shame the food at TR is over priced dreadful stuff, they have to be taking the piss at $9 for a tiny bun with ham and coleslaw. An urgent review of bar service and food is needed.
    5 points
  35. We're Doomed

    TAB Form guide

    I am certain that won't be the worst cock up today. It is hard to describe it really. Embarrassingly bad doesn't go nearly far enough. With their multi million dollar computer system they persist with a 5c form guide. It is absolute total arrogance and contempt for the punter. They have been told so many times, but have absolutely no interest in fixing it. There will almost certainly be a horse today that is described as "rank outsider" that will go out at short odds and win a race. You would have thought that new CEO would have come out and said this isn't good enough, but I doubt
    5 points
  36. gubellini

    Rotorua

    Absolutely insane that Te Teko was closed down. Good safe track all year round.
    5 points
  37. DICKSON CIDER

    Rotorua

    I’m sure the RIB will compensate trainers owners and jockeys for there incompetent behaviour.
    5 points
  38. lamour

    Sarah O’Reilly

    Doesn’t seem to be driving much at Addington lately. She deserves more drives than she is getting
    5 points
  39. Not wishing to blow my own trombone but a couple of winners from the Stodge Tipping Machine - NEVERENDINGSTORY won at 5/6 and PROUD AND REGAL went in at 11/4 so a nice £10 win double means Mrs Stodge could have a fish and chip supper with large cod AND mushy peas AND a gherkin. Don't say we don't do sophisticated here in East London.
    5 points
  40. poundforpound

    RIU Justice

    This problem is so easily fixed You change the rules to “quantitative” results rather than “qualitative” …..then you have a threshold level at which the drug is deemed to be performance enhancing I did a case for Kenny Rae a couple of years ago, in front of Professor Geoff Hall ( a good bloke with a great brain on him ) Anyway I used international laboratories for the B sample and proved the “P” levels in the positive swab were at 5 by 10 to the minus nine ( nanograms ) I then produced protocols that proved the human threshold for a brain surgeon or airline pilot was 3
    5 points
  41. Can't stand people who beat around the bush. Why doesn't the writer say exactly what his problem is LOL.
    5 points
  42. Chris Wood agree Te Teko should never have been dropped for Trials and Race Meetings. Keen racing committee there- all volunteers. Good track surface and nice long wide straight.
    5 points
  43. If nothing else he’s humorous……in the second article he boldly declares “I’m not a nutter” Who's going to break the news to him ?
    5 points
  44. Thank you so much also Guebilini...If its ok with you two maybe we can do a joint comp that you two and I sponsor.Thanks again for the generosity and thanks saynomore for the scoring great job as always.
    4 points
  45. Agree regarding Bruce being a top caller and enjoy his commentary's. Just a pity his Golf ability is not at the same level
    4 points
  46. Thejanitor

    Sarah O’Reilly

    I noticed that there was no one there to represent her. Usually, her father Gerard does, the most honest man in harness, straight as an arrow like his legend father the straightest trainer in the west Patrick O'Reilly, King of Highbank. Stewards have always had it in for the family. Straightest and most honourable faimily in Australasian harness. O'Reilly. Patrick junior, one of the best trainers and drivers ever in NZ, Kerry O'Reilly, like his niece he was a top junior driver and one of the best drivers in the country until the Norton incident, fe drives after that and who can blame him. Leo
    4 points
  47. 10 Races starting at 11.05 today the weather fine heavy 10 and should stay around that rating . Fields look fairly even so plenty of potential for a good bet , I haven't had a good bet for a while so Saturday will be the day I crack open the piggy bank and have ago , happy punting all .,
    4 points
  48. The locals are going to get a hell of a shock when they turn up on the first Saturday of GN week and its a heavy 10. The only lead ups in Canty are this week's AWT meeting and another AWT meeting just before GN week. Last week the 1,200m horses went 1.13 at Ashburton and the only other meeting in the South before the GN is Oamaru who could easily come up with a decent track. What other racing jurisdiction in the world would use AWT racing as a lead up to a major bog track meeting? Poor bloody punters trying to analyse form. Can anyone remember when the Brabazon was the traditional lead up
    4 points
  49. Trainers association sold their sole when the got NZTR to collect their subscriptions a good few years ago now. NZTR hold the power, end of story!
    4 points