BIG WEEKEND FOR SUPERSTARS OF THE SPRING COMP>>>THE FAMOUS DERBY DAY!!!!!!!

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  1. Awesome job John - thanks for your efforts in keeping the updates / entertainment going with Paul away.
    9 points
  2. Got home and been thru the scoring.. John's scoring is totally 100% correct and CONFIRMED. Been perusing the scores and some fantastic results but by far and away the best performer of the day was John (Say No More) in the way he stepped in and did an amazing job in trying circumstances. With all the Scratchings, then late Scratching and people trying to sub in Scratchings with others that were also Scratched, people not picking enough BB's and some being greedy picking 3, people missing picks etc but he got them all sorted and still came in with a 100% correct outcome.... I can cate
    8 points
  3. Happy Birthday great Man. The Matamata races today were deprived yet another on course celebration. Bob Autridge would have shouted the patrons and his huge circle of friends and family to a huge event on course at Matamata. We had Car boot events in Gizzy for his 40th. And 50th ! His 60th birthday was in Matamata. Twenty years ago. Have to phone Toby or Steve about his 70th . Bob is a breed shaping training hero .Olgas's Pal (Straight Strike ) Just like Alan Jones Paddy Kay Joe Bromby, Bill Winder, Bill Sanders Bob could always
    7 points
  4. Well done John...thanks for stepping in and doing a super job. Geez without the pressure of scoring Pondy had a great day as did our team LOL....Thanks again for stepping in for Ponderosa and for the super job with the fast updates.
    7 points
  5. I am Very proud of our Team GREY WAY today. Jack, H Dream, Sayer and Warren. Hang in there. We are just 8k off the leading Team SUNLINE.
    7 points
  6. Hey Pondy welcome back...yes you had your best day...you dont need to do the bet for John I will gladly do that for him...cheers. Yes team Gunsynd was on fire LOL...pity we were so hard held for so long...bloody jockeys ....
    6 points
  7. Good luck John and thanks for stepping up and helping out its much appreciated. Hope the wedding goes well Pondy...cheers.
    5 points
  8. Seldom have I read such a load of tosh. The present lockdown is entirely the Government's fault. If the government had followed through with its incessant claimed mantra, "Hard and Early", we would not be in this current predicament. The government said we would be "at the head of the queue" in purchasing the Covid-19 vaccine. Unfortunately, this was another hollow promise, among many this government has pledged but not delivered. Rather than being at the head of the queue, New Zealand was one of the last countries in the world to begin inoculating the public. If the inoculation process h
    5 points
  9. Cubes

    Boom....Cup Day !

    History is a funny thing..... The Cubemeister posted this less than 3 years ago..... Hang in there ''Cafers........ It is always darkest just before dawn
    4 points
  10. eljay

    N.I TROT SCENE

    Petrol still on the rise - too expensive now to travel unless you a billionaire. Unfortunately this government couldn't care less.
    4 points
  11. Wonder if they would be keen on a straight property swap with my 3 bedroom home.in Whanganui. LOL...
    4 points
  12. TEAM H2Hs Sunline won the top of the table clash while Kingston Town took daily honours and Gunsynd and Melody Belle recorded convincing H2H wins. Grey Way a bit unlucky - scored well but ran into the Manikato with the second highest tally for the day. TEAM NAME TOTAL TEAM NAME TOTAL MARGIN Rough Habit $2,455.20 lost to Sunline $2,879.60 -$424.40 Grey Way $2,785.20 lost to Manika
    4 points
  13. You all thought I was going to a wedding... but I've just pulled up at The Valley... ...had a little chuckle when I pulled up as it's The Valley shopping centre in New Plymouth as the wife and her sister want to go shopping....aargh.
    4 points
  14. No problems. Makes me appreciate what a shift Paul puts in week in week out - 15 races, 80 entrants - phenomenal effort.
    4 points
  15. stodge

    Cox Plate Field….

    Just the one European representative in this year's renewal. STATE OF REST is a lightly raced 3-y-o trained by Joseph O'Brien who knows how to win the big Australian prizes. He was a decent juvenile last year running third to CHINDIT in the Champagne at Doncaster before getting bogged down in the Doncaster mud in the Vertem Futurity. After a long lay off he returned with a third in a Listed at The Curragh - the second that today, KHARTOUM, trained by Joseph's father Aidan, was eleven lengths behind CREATIVE FORCE in the Jersey and nine lengths behind BAAEED at Goodwood. Now, I suppos
    4 points
  16. gubellini

    Trackside Presenters

    I think it is high time that Trackside looked at it's model for selecting presenters. NZ Racing would be the only major sporting code not to employ former elite participants in the roles of presenters. Across the Tasman Michael Walker is currently presenting on their racing presentations. Peter Moody was recently employed as well. Their expertise is invaluable in such roles. Francesca Cumani and our own Jayne Ivil ditto. I would like to see Trackside employ former successful participants as presenters. Sure they would need some media training. Suggestions: Michael Coleman and Nigel Tiley in th
    4 points
  17. Only a long float trip from Bathurst to Victoria.
    3 points
  18. Deep pockets also needed.
    3 points
  19. 3 points
  20. Exactly. Bookmakers are trying to impress their customers, which sets the corporates apart from government-run agencies like the TAB. To their credit, the NZ Tab didn't make deductions for Zaaki's removal in the Cox Plate, so it's a step in the right direction.
    3 points
  21. Nerula

    NZTR Directions Paper

    There is a lot of reference to clubs as they hold the power in Members Council and thence NZTR. The so called sector groups. Owners Trainers and Jockeys are in a minority position. So the pressure comes from the wrong directions - to the detriment of racing.. Re the synthetic, an associate has been requesting the wagering figures of Cambridge . There has been no disclosure. They've clammed up Re the venue plan, there is a glaring hole top of S.i. - Blenheim!!!!. Re the whole report its OK, but LESS IS MORE., too much dribble in it.
    3 points
  22. Berri

    Isn't it about time

    We stopped the repeated process of renaming horses with names that were those of group winners of not that long ago. Melody Belle by Taipan, trained by Ray Verner was seriously good. Then there was Melody Belle by Commands. Today I notice that the favourite of the 2000 Gns is Noverre. Noverre only just died, was a very good race horse and a half brother to Arazi. Why do we do this/ I don't get the logic
    3 points
  23. I see Gunsynd is following the mighty Kiwi' charge from the rear of the field
    3 points
  24. Enjoy your dessert John - I hope it's something decadent and rewarding. I enjoyed the day and cast my memory back to my only on track Cox Plate experience. Queued up about 50 deep to pay $65 AUD for ground only admittance and the only spot I could grab was on the rail close to the 2000m start. I was lucky enough to see So You Think (amazing animal 'in the flesh'), Black Caviar & More Joyous that day. Worth every cent of the entry fee for that day out. Cheers, Phil
    3 points
  25. CUMULATIVE SCORES Mr Gee still with a handy lead and no change in the order order of the top 7 from last week. PLAYER NAME FROM TEAM CUMULATIVE Mr Gee Sunline $6,436.00 Gruff Balmerino $5,506.40 Goodison Rough Habit $5,191.60 Common Sensical Rough Habit $5,151.00 Ivan the Great Gunsynd $5,100.00 Kloppite Sunlin
    3 points
  26. Whole wedding is at the New Plymouth RSA with lots of TV's on Trackside.!!!..and a few photos in the wall. Probably a sign of things to come....again!!!
    3 points
  27. Good Afternoon from New Plymouth.. I've always posted the Entry Thread in Meeting then Race order as I believed easier for players to make their picks. And definitely "should" help them post their picks, as them jumping from meeting to meeting for posting picks just makes for a possibly bigger mess of their postings.. Not sure what you're meaning on your 2nd point.? For today (for eg) it's Randwick Race 3: Randwick Race 7: Randwick Race 9: Can't be any more clearer than that, definitely nothing there to confuse anyone and cause them to muck up there picks..
    3 points
  28. It's a heck of a job that Paul does each week and having experienced it this one time, I've noted a few things that I reckon we can all do to make Paul's job easier: - cut and paste the races from Paul's original post and just enter your selections next to the races - in this way you won't miss a race - enter your selections in numerical order - the order you enter doesn't change your score but it does make scoring easier if they're in numerical order - don't enter horse names - just numbers - we seem to have nailed this one by now - take 20 seconds to check your picks befo
    3 points
  29. Thanks Say No More for the scoring tonight lets hope you still got hair left by Saturday evening LOL.
    3 points
  30. JTeaz

    Funny Face

    George. Have you considered that its in a motley lot field because its also extremely motley
    3 points
  31. That's not really the central issue although it is a very compelling argument. Stakes are pathetic in the UK but the breeding industry and sales are booming. The rest of the World is sourcing horses from there because they have a defined pattern of racing (good handicapping and staging), two rating systems that keep each other and the industry honest, and the best bloodstock in the World. A bloke like P4P may disagree because we always debate this, but sprinters aside, there is a valid argument that through franking the form and the UK pattern identifies a bench marked validation process that
    3 points
  32. this is funny!! add this up.mp4
    3 points
  33. Just for everyone's info. I am off to a wedding in New Plymouth (postponed from October last year because of Covid) , so my apprentice Say No More (John) will be doing the scoring on my behalf. He will be doing the INDIVIDUAL race updates while Kundalini (Brian) will continue doing the updates of the Head to Head match-ups. At the end of the comp day, John will provide both the Individual results and the "official" results of the Team totals and Head to Heads as well as allocating the bonus's etc. Wedding is at 4pm but I'll be MIA around 7.10pm. Good Luck to everyone..
    3 points
  34. Des Coppins must be a billionaire judging by his ad in Raceform
    3 points
  35. Berri

    Too good to not post

    Probably the most appalling and racially disruptive things I have ever seen... https://www.bassettbrashandhide.com/post/a-govt-that-imposes-three-waters-is-a-dictatorship?postId=40699cf9-cc10-4eef-be91-b1737e622fa6
    2 points
  36. Just to take this topic further...and this would form the basis of my argument of genetic relevance. Take the recent Cox Plate winner. Here's his pedigree for reference...NZ$120,000 cost Sire was a Champion sprinter in 2 hemispheres. Sire of dam a champion US stallion. Grand dam was by Champion European Miler Zilzal (by Champion sire Nureyev. Third dam is champion US filly. There are a lot of 120+ rated horses in this pedigree. Unfortunately, nowadays, we don't see many of this sort of pedigree in NZ winners anymore up close in the pedigree.....and although genetically g
    2 points
  37. Could not agree more Scooby. A great job by Say NoMore in filling some big shoes with aplomb. Thanks so much to all who have a hand in organizing this comp.
    2 points
  38. Awesome effort yesterday TEAM KINGSTON TOWN "Best tally for the day" We are nibbling away at Sunlines lead , I'm sure Team Sunline will be having some sleepless nights knowing we are emerging from the pack with Kingston Towns usual powerful tough it out finish. Congratulations Team KT Thanks to Organisers and scorers
    2 points
  39. Idolmite

    Jacinda Ardern

    I'm watching you in my rear view mirror right now Gruff. There is nobody on this board I need to catch up with.
    2 points
  40. Cumulative team tallies to follow after dessert (but if I were a betting man I'd say Sunline might be well clear)
    2 points
  41. Agree the only way to go. As well as scoring challenges, not everyone will be following closely so some would get a chance to replace and others don't.
    2 points
  42. Saturday Matamata Race 6: 1, 3 Riccarton Race 8: 1, 3 Riccarton Race 10: 5, 9 Randwick Race 3: 1, 6 Randwick Race 7: 2, 3 Randwick Race 9: 1, 4 The Valley Race 3: 2, 3 The Valley Race 4: 4, 8 The Valley Race 5: 2, 7 The Valley Race 6: 5, 10 The Valley Race 7: 1, 2 The Valley Race 8: 11, 12 BB The Valley Race 9: 6, 7 BB The Valley Race 10: 4, 5 Thank you all
    2 points
  43. Matamata Race 6: 1/9 Riccarton Race 8: 1/7 Riccarton Race 10: 3/7 Randwick Race 3: 5/8 Randwick Race 7: 2/6 Randwick Race 9: 6/8 BB The Valley Race 3: 3/9 The Valley Race 4: 4/5 The Valley Race 5: 2/3 The Valley Race 6: 5/7 The Valley Race 7: 1/10 The Valley Race 8: 4/11 The Valley Race 9: 5/6 BB The Valled Race 10: 1/6 Thanks for comp guys. Much appreciated and good luck to all competitors! The Valley Race 10: 1/6
    2 points
  44. Saturday Matamata Race 6: 4 : 15 Riccarton Race 8: 5 : 10 Best Bet Riccarton Race 10: 5 : 5 Randwick Race 3: 1: 5 Randwick Race 7: 2 : 3 Randwick Race 9: 6 : 10 The Valley Race 3: 1 : 3 The Valley Race 4: 6 : 9 The Valley Race 5: 10 : 11 Best Bet The Valley Race 6: 1 : 5 The Valley Race 7: 9 : 14 The Valley Race 8: 4 : 10 The Valley Race 9: 4 : 9 The Valley Race 10: 1 : 4 Good luck team
    2 points
  45. Berri

    Cox Plate Field….

    Suggested to the NZTR that they do this. Two weather stations were implemented, then nothing followed up. Couldn't get the NZTR to re-engage under Bernard
    2 points
  46. Ohokaman

    Jacinda Ardern

    Who does this remind you of….??  No idea who wrote this but whoever it was got it right: "It probably doesn’t matter what Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern does from here on in. Her legacy, in many minds, is already in place. The division of a nation. We are witnessing a disunion of our fellow citizens in a way we’ve never seen before, well in my lifetime anyway; It wasn’t so many years ago that although there might be disagreement on an issue, there was still a semblance of respect for each other’s views. That has well and truly gone out the window in Arde
    2 points
  47. mikenz

    Trackside Presenters

    Might have read this thread and decided to leave
    2 points
  48. Nelli

    Cup Week Over for Many.

    Fascinating reading the moans in this thread. Thanks to the public health advice and the restrictions that the govt has enacted, the Delta variant has been kept out of South Island. Yes, the public can't attend Cup Day - but those with the most on the line can. Unlike around the 60% of NZers still in Level 3, the rest of you can have some sort of gatherings to celebrate the day. As Tasman man wrote, it is only one year. I'd much rather live with these temporary restrictions till we get our jab levels high enough than experience the levels of deaths and cases of "long covid" amongst my friend
    2 points
  49. Blue

    Trackside Presenters

    But Stu Laing was the brains as agent behind the Lance O'Sullivan success. Not neccessarily picking winners on tv but e pert in reading form or horse ability that would suit the LAO style.
    2 points
  50. 2 points