Phar Lap Fan

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  1. Phar Lap Fan

    Name for my horse please.

    It's A Little Secret (The Chordettes' song) Sitting In The Sand (same). We Were Holding Hands (bit hard for a horse, though!). Roger Racquet.
  2. Phar Lap Fan

    True Story...almost.

    "The names! The names!" My 3rd cousin (whom I never met) out-fames all the names here. Isn't this fun?
  3. Phar Lap Fan

    Name for my horse please.

    Volley. (Sir Van Volley) Rally. A Horse of Course. A Horse of Courts.
  4. Phar Lap Fan

    Book on great nz broodmares

    Traces back to Stardancer, ch. 1899, the family of Sometime, Fox Myth and Galilee so one of the best families ever.
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    What did she have? The heart of a giant redwood or the aerobic capacity of an airship?
  6. Phar Lap Fan

    True Story...almost.

    Could somebody pick up the pile of names dropped here or will that require god-like intervention?
  7. Phar Lap Fan

    Name for my horse please.

    Return of Service - tennis and breeding. Wombledin - when he wins easily.
  8. Phar Lap Fan

    Cox Plate field...

    Has there been an effort to promote this and racing in general? Noticed some tv ads from the T.A.B. but they were rather uninspiring. No mention of Winx's attempt to win her 4th Cox Plate - that is 'history' according to mainstream TV. Anything that repeats in the last 8 years is 'history-making' for them and they usually flog the New Zealand connection. Will be many years before another event like this occurs. Also , saw that Michelle Pickles was on TV3 this week but missed her piece. Did she mention the significance of Winx's race or was she off-the clock, as it seems so many other employees are? Promoting racing on Trackside is preaching to the converted, who are probably ready for another conversion to avoid racing.
  9. Phar Lap Fan

    A Sport of National Interest

    Agreed, no Tesio (myself included) but you missed my oblivious mistake. Bel Esprit, the dam-sire of B.C. comes from a New Zealand female line. Should be common (relatively) knowledge but If all the paid people in NZTR, NZRB, TAB & Trackside can't promote N.Z. racing, why should I bother? Consider the coverage given to Bo-Gyung Ko, who wasn't born in new Zealand, so claiming 2 great Australian racehorses shouldn't be a problem..
  10. IF (and not happened, yet) N.Z.R.B. assumes ownership of courses, why would it not fund all-weather tracks from proceeds rather than the government? If the general public resents government investment in racing, not likely to be a popular move if the board gets its way.
  11. Phar Lap Fan

    A Sport of National Interest

    Dwyn - good idea. Agree that racing needs to be seen as a sport and get mainstream coverage, even if it has to sponsor its own reports. Given the common, but childish, envy of things Australian, how many people are aware that Winx is largely N.Z.-bred, as was Black Caviar's sire?
  12. Huey - made a point but will you make a difference focusing on trivialities? Serving the same product will not revive racing in N.Z.
  13. Phar Lap Fan

    N.Z. Racing Hall of Fame.

    Did. Didn't see 'excellent'.
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    N.Z. Racing Hall of Fame.

    Is this an actual hall or a shelf in a stationery cupboard in an office somewhere? Anyway, find it rather odd that Miss Kate (2), ancestress of 3 of the champions, has not been nominated. An oversight by the 'experts'?