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  1. pogo(aus)

    Lucky Timaru

    what a farce. no plan to have any jumps races ???? you are dead set kidding !! AWT racing LMAO, so if Tasman Man reckons jumps racing doesnt draw crowds or turnover what do you reckon will happen with winter racing on "dirt" you kiwis collectively are going to end up wth the arse end of a pineapple if this keeps going. i've never seen something deteriorate like NZ racing other than Zelda Kratchanova's figure ( don't forget she was Miss Vladivostok 1972)
    8 points
  2. We're Doomed

    Lucky Timaru

    I see the new season's dates are out and Canterbury country racing has been decimated as expected. The movement of meetings to synthetic tracks will relieve pressure on turf tracks that would otherwise be used in winter,” Saundry said. Timaru must be relieved: how they have managed to survive for 130 years racing through the winter months without mishap must be a miracle, especially when they see the criticism directed at the Riccarton track up the road. Exactly what the track will be used for now that that the "pressure has been relieved" I am unsure. Seven AWT meetings at Ric
    7 points
  3. The thing is, when a controlling body, be that a government or in this case HRNZ, are faced with dissent within the ranks they have two ways of dealing with it ... Fix the issues that the ranks are concerning about, or Quell the ranks HRNZ obviously realise that they have neither the desire nor the ability to fix the issues, so they've decided to go with Option #2! You only have to look to Russia to see how Putin is currently dealing with his critics to see this "business model" in practice!
    6 points
  4. We're Doomed

    The Kosciuszko (aus)

    NZ has never copied a single successful idea from anywhere else; none that I can recall anyhow. All we take from Aussie is their unwanted administrators who can't get a job anywhere else.
    6 points
  5. We're Doomed

    Lucky Timaru

    Seems weird that a club that can't even afford to demolish its condemned public grandstand, and has a much maligned turf track, suddenly has a $15m AWT that is largely intended as a way to facilitate the closing down most other Canterbury tracks. The net result of all of this is that SI racing won't be better off in any way. I presume the theory is that AWT tracking will be so successful and popular with the punters that they will be able to race for minimum stakes of $20,000+ on the AWT. Winston's previous contribution to racing was 15 $1m+ races. That had no lasting benefit consid
    6 points
  6. Economics lesson 101 for those that can't see the big picture problem with these stud sponsored weanling sales. The horse breeding business is really no different to any other business - you have wholesalers (studs), retailers (breeders) and customers (buyers). When the wholesalers (studs) start undercutting the retailers (breeders), the customers (buyers) are naturally going to buy directly from the wholesaler (at the weanling sales). This will result in many retailers (breeders) going out of business because their customers (buyers) can now buy their product in bulk directly f
    5 points
  7. I see Slam Dunk trying to stir up nonsense elsewhere about this thread and Leo and my friendship....As Chris says Leo is Leo and he does not hide behind a nom de plume without saying who he is and is happy to say what he thinks...unlike Slam Dunk or The Centaur or whatever other alias he wants to hide behind....he would not have the guts to front up and say the things he says to his or anyones face...at least Leo does say it as he see's it and everyone is treated the same. He has probably done more in his life than most of the ones who can not stop whinging and moaning about him...some of the
    5 points
  8. I dont think a lot of you have any idea what Leo does or has done in the past for charity. I for one, have witnessed some of his good will being dished out. Yes, Leo is Leo, flamboyant, out there, not afraid to speak up, and he doesn’t hide behind anyone or an alias! Proud to call him a friend! Keep up the good work!
    5 points
  9. The big studs continue to talk up the success of their weanling sale but the numbers tell an "interesting" story. Take Bruce Negus for example, the biggest buyer on the day. His purchases at Karaka were : Lot 1 What The Hill – On the Mantelpiece Filly $3,000 (service fee $7000) Lot 22 Downbytheseaside – So Many Words Colt $4000 (service fee $6000) Lot 29 Majestic Son – Susan Colt $9000 (service fee $5000) Lot 43 Sweet Lou – Yasmine Bromac Filly $4000 (service fee $7500) Lot 47 Sweet Lou – Arden’s Pearl Filly $4000
    4 points
  10. Sadly, a lot of these younger trainers have probably been brought up on stories of shady deeds throughout the ages in harness racing, and figure they are just carrying on the way things have always been. They are probably just too thick to realise times have changed and you can't get away with tricks that might have worked 20 or 40 years ago.
    4 points
  11. TurnyTom

    SIMON THOMAS

    How the hell can you take this crowd seriously
    4 points
  12. Ohokaman

    SIMON THOMAS

    Another bloody pommy.....will we never learn.....?? Andrew Brown, Peter Simone, Dave Rodden ( remember them ? ) Chris Bayliss, Martin Saunders ( and the “dream team” )
    4 points
  13. Will this mean the RIU staff who alleged Equine Blood Solutions was the epicentre of a performance enhancing blood doping operation will escape censure and not be held accountable ? Ditto the senior investigator who told the Organised Crime Group that “taking a blood” ( off a horse who ran poorly ) was “blood doping” ? Heads have to roll over the lies and deceitful chicanery of Inca .. from the original narc, to the two dodgy licensees who sneakily worked with the RIU, the dodgy expert witnesses, and the RIU staff who lied to the Police to inflame then validate the investigation
    4 points
  14. Ohokaman

    We salute you Sir.....

    Lovely tribute by Craig Williams to a dying man.....that is truly love of the game......we salute you Nigel... https://www.racing.com/videos/2021-05-03/craig-williams-on-lady-dunmore
    4 points
  15. its been sorted between LM and NM.
    4 points
  16. We're Doomed

    Lucky Timaru

    Very true; but also very short sighted. I know I got my introduction to racing by going to the races. Betting off course was purely an extension of that. Getting crowds of young people along to the races once a year for a piss up on cup day at riccarton and trentham is not going to sustain racing long term, and isn't going to introduce new people to the game. As you said above Red Rum, one wet Cup Week and Riccarton is stuffed. They have been incredibly lucky so far to survive with no public facilities on big days. The pubic won't be appeased by telling them to sit on the $15m white eleph
    4 points
  17. Thanks Leigh can i please have my bet on the Australasian Oaks R8 -Morphetville -4 HELA -$100 Win -$200 -Place -thanks very much for your generous offer....My brother has been transferred to Burwood Rehab hospital a lot closer to Kaiapoi than CH -CH hospital in the city. thanks Dogzstar1 -Rob. Ponderosa and I have agreed to double Dogstar1 bet as he is going through some rough times...good luck hope it gets up for you.
    4 points
  18. Why would I dodge it you stupid old fuckwit ? I consider community work an honor, a duty, a social responsibility, and a privilege .... and that’s exactly how I see this penalty Do you even begin to understand how much community work I do now, and what I’m actually involved in ? Don’t be a brain dead retard all your shitty low achieving life you tosser What about the lady in the Auckland court yesterday who was fried on P, looking after her marijuana patch, and shot her partner of fifteen years dead ....dead.....she got 400 hours community work !! What about the ex g
    4 points
  19. New Two week competition starting this week. Week 1 is a Points based completion. Pick 2 horses in each of the nominated races below. 1st – 5 points 2nd – 3 points 3rd – 1 point Strike the Quinella – total of 16 points. Scratchings go onto the TAB tote favourite, and if you already have the favourite then you get the next shortest price runner.(if 2 horses have the same tote price, you will get the highest listed horse in the race). Prizes will be $1,000 in total. The winner of this week will get $100 . Prizes for the overall winner of the 2 we
    3 points
  20. swampfox

    tylers

    5wins 2quinellas 2thirds.great day at the races
    3 points
  21. We're Doomed

    Warrnambool Jumps

    I'm pleased to see someone mention what a great race the big jump was.
    3 points
  22. tasman man

    Oh Dear- M Anderson

    Maybe ......but it is puzzling how an alleged offence can be committed on a Tuesday , then in the papers the very next day. Gathering facts ,statements etc would normally take a little time with reports etc to go to various folk to decide on action. Seems like the 'bloodhound' has direct line to the Press !
    3 points
  23. We are putting together a Betting/Racing syndicate that will be very affordable and a heap of fun! $25 a week is all it will be and only 50 slots will be sold! Below is a quick outline. 35 Weeks @ $25 per week. The syndicate will kick off punting starting the week of 24th May. Automatic payments must be set up the week before we kick off In Winter we will have 1 punter invest $500 a week and the other $750 will be banked! From October 11 once Spring Racing is upon us we will let 2 punters have a crack per week spending $300 each and the other $650 banked. Onc
    3 points
  24. Burrows should be out also for encouraging Anderson to commit a crime. No wonder they call them "crims on rims".
    3 points
  25. Kingshill

    Ribchester

    I have a mare in foal to Ribchester and was told I was mad for the reason that Aussie basically shunned him and the Iffraaj factor (being unfashionable etc) Obviously a lot has changed in regards to the Wootton Bassett sale and the popularity of his son Almanzours first yearling crop at the sale's. Let's hope the whispers Berri has heard come to fruition
    3 points
  26. Pegasus 9

    Alford Pleads Guilty

    He should be banned for life. Disgusting and cruel. No regard for the horses welfare. He is scum.
    3 points
  27. TurnyTom

    tylers

    Very good trainer and most of the horses bargain basement buys
    3 points
  28. Cubes

    Bad Flamingo

    Hey TAB Cubitory has been called everything under the sun for the last 58 odd years But Mrs Cubes passed away last year during Covid and when you start dissing her you cross a line Maybe what The Cubmeister is saying is be selective in your words Mrs Cubes breed one horse......you never know
    3 points
  29. richie

    We salute you Sir.....

    I agree,I moan and whinge if I lose a few bucks on the punt.This puts everything into perspective . Very solemn moment when I watched the video
    3 points
  30. Try this one Pam. https://player.whooshkaa.com/episode?id=822699 Otherwise just google RSN John Wheeler. He only briefly referred to how badly run NZ Racing has been since 2003 early on, the rest of it is talking about the horses he has had. All very interesting though. It is good that he comes out and says what many people think, but sadly I think many of the older trainers have probably given up the fight regarding NZ Racing. It is the up and comers who need to show some interest or else the industry will disappear before they know it. It's incredible to imagine that an i
    3 points
  31. John wheeler’s interview is a beaut (referred to earlier) this link might get you there... https://player.whooshkaa.com/player/playlist/show/1711?scrolling_title=true&visual=true&episode=822699
    3 points
  32. pogo(aus)

    We salute you Sir.....

    if you have a look at andrew bensley twitter page you can see him read out a note on behalf of the gentleman and his wife regarding saturdays visit to the races facilitated by the ambulance staff, worth a look well done SA zambucks
    3 points
  33. That’s not correct Leo “gets into” those involved with the prosecution of Inca....the liars and fabricators of evidence......Leo is right....Inca is a catastrophic failure in every possible way
    3 points
  34. Let’s agree on two things that are facts I actually do shit, I get things done, and I make a significant difference to Auckland. You don’t. I own nothing with you, and definitely what you grandly describe as a “substantial asset”. I do however own many other assets but you are the least likely person I’d ever choose to partner with in any investment opportunity
    3 points
  35. Look I'm the one that copped the spray, so let me advise you that Pooooper and I know each other though are not close, We have an equal share in a substantial asset, I think he was trying to educate me what a charitable human being he is, using rude words. To square this matter up I admit to being his senior as he is only in his golden 60's Also my complete ignorance on penal matters and I bow to his greater experience in those. But as to the other assertions he is wrong and he can stick those up his self important, chubby little arse. Lets leave it there.
    3 points
  36. If you don't like it fuck off back to the Greyhound site
    3 points
  37. 100 1

    Trump written off

    Show me Trump tweet that hasn't ended up true....you can't Ha What a big joke you are. Trump has caught them all ...biggest sting in history Watch Maricopa ....Do you think the forensic audit is a joke? You were the one that wanted one remember Ha Biggest fool ever.... and the CDC just reduced the covid death rate by 95% ....scam to your little brain The election fraud proof has been out months. Yep so nothing happening... in your corrupt CNN world Enjoy the show
    2 points
  38. Te Rapa Race 7 - 1/3 Te Rapa Race 8 - 11/12 Riccarton Race 6 - 5/8 Riccarton Race 8 - 11/13 Morphetville Race 7 - 1/15 Gold Coast Race 2 - 3/4 Gold Coast Race 3 - 2/6 Gold Coast Race 4 - 1/3 Gold Coast Race 5 - 4/6 Gold Coast Race 6 - 1/2 Gold Coast Race 7 - 3/11 Gold Coast Race 8 - 2/7 Gold Coast Race 9 - 5/7 Thanks Everyone, Good Punting . 11 Races at Woodville Sunday to sort now !
    2 points
  39. pogo(aus)

    Warrnambool Jumps

    funniest post ever tasman man with the knife into jumps racing, i wonder if John Wheeler is uncivilised or Amy McDonald or any kiwi jumps participants on Racecafe i see Warrnambool sold out, no entry sign up, town and surrounding areas accommodation booked out a year in advance, pubs full to the brim , local businesses booming Gai's hat ??? you have dead set lost the plot TM enjoy the Grand Annual today sheep shearers , i know you will be watching Tasman Man , woke and asleep at the same time.
    2 points
  40. Interesting to see 102 acceptances at Riccarton this weekend. Compared with 121 acceptances at Timaru last weekend, plus a few eliminated horses. And yet Timaru isn't considered necessary going forward.You really do wonder what it is that some people don't understand. I just struggle to see how those 121 from last weekend will be better off with the $15m white elephant.
    2 points
  41. We're Doomed

    Crossings

    Or perhaps build some All Weather tracks, that would be an innovation.
    2 points
  42. Forget the country/ town thing. Just use the lottery concept. Apply it to whatever race you like. Great Northern Steeplechase for example. Or a race with a maximum field likely. Of course someone would have to get off their arse and organise it. I have just the man in mind. Loves his facts and figures. Loves his research. Yes our one and only Tasman man. Let’s go
    2 points
  43. Shad

    We salute you Sir.....

    Sometimes we think lifes tough, but this sort of stuff puts things in prospective, only in this world for a short time, and even shorter for some, celebrate the day,
    2 points
  44. Any chance this is related to the catastrophic damage done by the unprecedented failure known as Inca.... and to protect this RIU staff and advisers who were at the heart of Inca ??
    2 points
  45. 4.1.5.1identify themselves; This site will have a decline in numbers then
    2 points
  46. We're Doomed

    Lucky Timaru

    Plenty of horses down there Mike. Just poor programming leads to small fields. Many horses eliminated today and lots of ballots. 6 ballots in the rating 65 f/m 1,200m; only one got a start, another 4 or 5 eliminated. 5 ballots in the maiden 1,600m, two got a start. No opportunities for the eliminated horses for weeks. This meeting won't exist next year. It will be a mid-weeker at Riccarton. I hope someone counts the crowd numbers so they can compare a Sunday in Timaru with a Wednesday at Riccarton. The only thing we can say for certain at this time is that there will be more people in the
    2 points
  47. Jesus, this thread has headed downhill fast.....genuine concern from the majority misplaced apparently......
    2 points
  48. been made the scapegoat alright but there are better more indirect ways of doing things.
    2 points
  49. Leo' vituperative comments are like live bait training. His comments get some readers to fever pitch.
    2 points
  50. 100 1

    Trump written off

    Ohokaman must be over the moon to finally have this audit to prove Biden was legit. All this fraud without even the voter machines being examined yet Maricopa will be the first domino to fall followed by the rest of Arizona and swing states. Expect the deep state to censor/shut down all media and social media platforms as the information comes out. Biggest sting operation in history.... Remember Team Trump have already identified every legal and illegal vote.....they have it all not verified yet The audit is being live-streamed from 9 different angles from
    2 points