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  1. scooby3051

    RIP TAIKI

    Sad to hear of the passing of this fine young man way before his time after a fall last week at Cambridge.... Fly high Tiger gone way too soon thank you for the memories...Thoughts and prayers go out to his his Mum and sister here with him and to his manager and close friend Ted...and the greater racing industry family who are all no doubt hurting........RIP young man...soar with the angels.
    16 points
  2. Ohokaman

    RIP TAIKI

    Lovely service for Taiki…well done to everyone involved. RIP Tiger…..
    15 points
  3. scooby3051

    RIP TAIKI

    Sam's touching tribute for popular jockey Taiki Yanagida Queensland jockey Sam Collett, touching a black arm band to honour her mate, jockey Taiki Yanagida, who died this week from injuries sustained in a race fall in New Zealand. Picture: Grant Peters-Trackside Photography By Ben Dorries 01:08pm • 11 August 2022 Group 1-winning rider Samantha Collett has paid a moving tribute to her great mate and fellow jockey Taiki Yanagida, saying "he just wanted to do his family proud". Collett wore a black arm band when riding at
    9 points
  4. scooby3051

    RIP TAIKI

    I have been asked to hold off at this stage...will let everyone know when the time is right...now lets just remember a fine young man that he was and send our best wishes to his nearest and dearest loved ones.
    9 points
  5. poundforpound

    RIP TAIKI

    The hardest job in town, who’d be a jockey ? Rest easy young fella , God bless you and your family
    8 points
  6. scooby3051

    RIP TAIKI

    Yes 100% agree very well done and looked like a large turnout for the young man...fly high Tiger...hope you and Mr B can get some more winners together.
    7 points
  7. poundforpound

    Well Played Leo

    Thanks to those supporting me My decision was purely strategic If I’d stayed in the race Efeso would’ve won easily Our high level polling said I had my hardcore populist 25% vote locked in, but no support from the undecided so I couldn’t win If I’d stayed in beyond lunchtime yesterday my name could not be removed from the ballot papers ….and given my very high name recognition I’d still have attracted about 30,000 votes…because that’s how superficial local body politics is, they vote for you just because they recognize your name The issue there was that my 30,000 vot
    7 points
  8. MissJools

    RIP TAIKI

    t was a beautiful service, nice touch at the end having Dragon Queen cantering down the home straight, with the Westbury Stakes Race playing.
    6 points
  9. MissJools

    RIP TAIKI

    Taiki Yanagida's memorial service will be live streamed on Tab NZ's youtube channel scheduled to start at 12:45pm.
    6 points
  10. I just can't understand why more people are not getting jumping tickets for those battling stayers around the country, 100k grand national and 5 runners on Saturday. Better than running around for 14k in a full field I recon.
    6 points
  11. Keep Taiki in your prayers today everyone he and his loved ones need all our support.
    6 points
  12. scooby3051

    RIP TAIKI

    Lovely tribute here to Taiki... https://www.facebook.com/LOVERACING.NZ
    5 points
  13. Black Kirrama

    RIP TAIKI

    TAIKI's death Brings back memories of all our precious riders. Who rode for me or were part of our racing family. Some were killed . others had on going issues after injuries. ( No not You Spratty ) Ashlee Mundy... Sam Mc Rae....Tony Williams, Sheila Laxon, Rebecca Black, Sam Spratt, Lance O' , Linda Jones, Linda Ballantyne, Ken Browne, Terrassa McDonald, Ray Peake, ( Who sits in his wheel Chair everyday for the last 27 years on the Cambridge road..) Tim Wheeler . Don Graham, Bless them all.
    5 points
  14. scooby3051

    RIP TAIKI

    Livestream link for Taiki's Memorial service. https://loveracing.nz/News/37434/TaikiYanagidaMemorialServiceLivestream.aspx?fbclid=IwAR0A1YatbaHkfWCUr-0Igu6cGrbWhYoqekUe7yJUy6iYcPPhXXkoa4QBygc
    4 points
  15. Hi there, If you have any old copies of the Friday Flash, Turf Digest, Best Bets, Truth or Harness Racing Weekly in storage that you would like to get rid off (ie gift to a collector who will treasure them) or sell, please can you send me a private message. I am especially keen on anything from the 1990s but early/mid 2000s and late 80s would also be greatly appreciated. To the site administrators, I apologise if this should be in another forum (ie general) but I felt I would get the most eyes on it here. Thank you in advance.
    4 points
  16. Insider

    Well Played Leo

    I'm gutted! Now we will never know if one man could have made a difference or it's all just a charade with the paid staff having complete control, like I think it is. I thought that if anyone could break the mound, it would be my long time mate. Worse still, I will now never get to ride in a mayoral car
    4 points
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  18. scooby3051

    RIP TAIKI

    Yes I have asked about setting up a givealittle page for him will keep everyone posted.
    4 points
  19. Great to see him back to his old ways. Interesting for a change that it was a mobile mile at Addington. Something different and whilst 2 broke early on it was nice to see something different. Well done to The Met for trying to be innovative. Oscar will be the big improver from the event IMHO
    3 points
  20. Auckland used to have a mile night. One would think such a night should still be in their 2023 programme as does inject some variation and excitment. Also gives trotters the rare chance to earn black type - we benefited in 2020 when our trotting filly went under 2 min for her one and only win.
    3 points
  21. Mikie

    NZ Cup Talk

    No, the "Racing" lady, Catherine McDonald Given the advantage that the CEO's 2 horses would have had due to the anomalies in the proposed application of handicapping penalties for past wins I would have to imagine that he would have had to declare a conflict of interest in any discussions to date ... surely
    3 points
  22. Brisbane sprinter Uncommon James brought his uncommon ability to Melbourne in Saturday's Regal Roller Stakes (1100m) at Caulfield. Uncommon James built an enviable record of four wins from five starts in his home state but showed he would be a formidable sprinting proposition in the spring with his decisive Caulfield win. Uncommon James didn’t have things his own way in the Regal Roller Stakes, getting into bumping duels with both the runner-up Ranges and the fourth placegetter Felicia before striding clear under jockey Damian Lane to score easily. One of the most impress
    3 points
  23. Entries are in for the third day at York. Friday's card features the Group 1 Nunthorpe - the second and final 1000m Group 1 in the UK calendar (the other is the King's Stand at Ascot). 17 have been entered and incredibly we have a 6/4 favourite who has only won three races and the last one in Listed class. ROYAL ACLAIM showed a lot of speed over course and distance last time but it seems completely mad for a horse with this form profile to be so short when you have KHAADEM, for example, at 12s. FLOTUS is second in but her form is over 1200m and while HIGHFIELD PRINCESS won the Mauri
    3 points
  24. Look out for next week - as well as the final round of this LGL comp, we're going to run a two week knockout style comp (similar to one run over QB weekend from memory). Will be using the prize money kindly donated back by last week's winners (Gubellini, Cabbage and Stoyd).
    3 points
  25. Keepingthemhonest

    NZ Cup Talk

    According to oil(Pure Steel), wouldn’t matter what any other horse in the race, other than Self Assured is paying, they may as well stay in their box at home. As Morris Holmes once said, “I only ever knew one certainty in racing, and it got beat”.
    3 points
  26. scooby3051

    RIP TAIKI

    Nice article on Taiki here worth a read....... https://asianracingreport.com/he-has-touched-the-hearts-of-everybody-here-fallen-jockey-taiki-yanagidas-legacy-lives-on/?fbclid=IwAR36ODoC_StajAgVWu32dT6XEv_dXlXP8Li8Xpe5Civ1GNmN3rTwCMTFePY
    3 points
  27. Idolmite

    NZ Cup Talk

    So it's the Iraklis entry list? Not the official entry list? In that case; Popular Alm, Delightful Lady, Hands Down, Armalight, Gammalite, Lord Module, Bonnies Chance, Blacks A Fake, Smoken Up, Young Quinn, Cardigan Bay, Preux Chevalier, Village Kid, Our Sir Vancealot, Lazarus and I'mthemightyquinn. Now THERE is a 16 horse field
    3 points
  28. Idolmite

    NZ Cup Talk

    That's good news. The race really needs two or three good Aussie horses in it to really generate some interest. Stocks of really good pacers are low on both sides of the Tasman right now, especially in FFA races like the NZ Cup, so we both need each other right now to build up the quality of our fields in the top races. Hopefully Majestic Cruiser returns, a very exciting horse, especially over the longer distances, and maybe one other. Who would people like to see venture to our shores?
    3 points
  29. Memphis3

    RIP TAIKI

    Yes extremely sad news. RIP young fella.
    3 points
  30. Correct. R60 and R65 is where the runners are. These races will get full fields and attract the punting turnover. 85 horses on synthetic track trailed today v 212 on grass track at Te Rapa. We probably need more grass trials too.
    3 points
  31. Ohokaman

    Trump written off

    Hope they nail the greasy bastard……
    3 points
  32. John Oatham must be the best rider in NZ by a long way surely … otherwise how is it that he’s forever telling the stars like J Mac, Billy Pinn, and whomever else he decides to harass, what they’re doing wrong ??
    3 points
  33. 100 1

    Trump written off

    Start by naming the lies Funny how the brainwashed can't list the lies. The FBI DOJ MSM White House are all being exposed for the world to see. Biggest sting operation in history Team Trump have it all.....the arrests begin after the mid terms
    2 points
  34. nstrip

    Will Levin close ?

    How can NZTR force Levin to sell? I guess NZTR are worried trainers will prefer grass to synthetic
    2 points
  35. JJ Flash

    NZ Cup Talk

    Its getting to that time of the year when attention begins to focus on who will run in the Cup and whether any Ozzies will turn up. Clearly one set of connections are making plans Self Assured is a 2.20 fav with TABNZ. How anyone could take that this far out is beyond me but then that's what makes a market Lochinvar Art set to tackle NZ Cup 8 August 2022 , News AUSTRALIA’S most decorated pacer Lochinvar Art is being set for a New Zealand Cup raid. The former Hunter and Victoria Cup hero is nearing a racetrack return and will trial again at Shepparton on Thursday night.
    2 points
  36. Starting point isn’t that flash. I like mile racing though. It’s a shame Ashburton have ditched them for 1700. It is the best mile track in NZ
    2 points
  37. Idolmite

    Well Played Leo

    Your recommendation is enough to make me want to change my vote yet again......
    2 points
  38. Week 7 selections Still half an hour until cut-off but I'm heading out and all but one entrant (Tarantula) has posted, so thought I'd share these before I go out. A number of Jokers and a number of do or die plays - looks like moving day for many. Good luck all.
    2 points
  39. Well it seems Majestic Man is a staggering good price at 60-1 for the next Interdominion Trotters Championship Nov-Dec as has run 2nd in the last 2 Grand Finals. Bolt for Brilliance and Sundees Son are the 2 Sportsbet favourites for Nz but haven't been around those Victoria country tracks as yet. Best Aussie 2 are the current Interdominion Champion MAORI LAW (for old kiwi trainer Richard Brosnan of No Response Interdom fame) and QUEEN ELIDA , the new kid on the block. won 10 of her last 11 . And Part-owned by some of the New Zealand 'Barron' family. so a good kiwi connection
    2 points
  40. Insider

    Satono Aladdin

    Nasrulla, thanks for the rankings. Looking at them and assuming the siring ability follows through [and we know that often it doesn't] it still shows Staphanos in a strong light. One could expect or at least hope that his future is to at least the level that Satano Aladdin is showing and for my three pence worth Satano Aladdin is really promising!
    2 points
  41. Any sort of comp is fine by me.
    2 points
  42. scooby3051

    RIP TAIKI

    A memorial service will be held for Taiki next Monday 15th August at 1pm at the Matamata Racecourse...everyone is welcome to attend.
    2 points
  43. scooby3051

    RIP TAIKI

    Yuto Kumagai pays tribute to his mate, ‘Tiger’ 6 min read Written by Trent Masenhelder Cover image courtesy of Yuto Kumagai Japanese apprentice jockey Yuto Kumagai is trying to come to terms with the death of his housemate, good friend and countryman Taiki Yanagida. The 28-year-old Yanagida died in Waikato Hospital on Tuesday, following a race fall at Cambridge. Yanagida was aboard the Lance O’Sullivan and Andrew Scott-trained Te Atatu Pash (NZ) (He’s Remarkable {NZ}), which fell with 250 metres
    2 points
  44. We should get paid $25 for having to watch synthetic racing.
    2 points
  45. Cubes Ashley was the best balanced apprentice in the South Island I had seen for a long time. She rode 75 winners in her abbreviated apprenticeship. A huge talent.
    2 points
  46. scooby3051

    RIP TAIKI

    Donations can be made to 01-0517-0063944-07 using the reference Taiki. I have corrected this as the press statement put out by NZTR had the wrong account details...they put it out as having 3 000's together when it should be only 00...correct details here now . 01-0517-0063944-07...this is the correct one.reference Taiki
    2 points
  47. It’s already “ been there done that “ but how good is this trial !! Yes it looks more of a cut in the ground type…but that’s still about as good a trial as you’ll ever see Nothing Passive about Aggressive trial | RACING.COM https://www.racing.com/news/2022-08-09/news-contenders-nothing-passive-about-aggressive-trial
    2 points
  48. Dissident

    RIP TAIKI

    Terrible news, so very sad to hear this. Thinking of his family and friends.
    2 points
  49. JJ Flash

    RIP TAIKI

    My condolences to his Family and friends. Alas he may not be the last to suffer as sooner or later the blame game will surface. One just hopes that some compassion is shown in an appropriate manner. JMT
    2 points
  50. RACING TRAGEDY: Deeply saddened to report NZ jockey Taiki Yanagida has died in Waikato Hospital. Taiki suffered brain and spinal damage in a race fall at Cambridge last Wed. He was just 28. His mother and one of his sisters were by his side today. Ride with the angels, Tiger.
    2 points