Phar Lap Fan

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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from Aaron Bidlake in Trackside radio should consider a play for Radio Sport   
    The advantage of radio is that one can do other stuff while listening, rather than being obliged to sit at a screen.
    Without Sky/Spark tv, or Radio Sport, might have to buy a newspaper to find the cricket scores.
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from Gruff in Aussie TAB error   
    Why were the punters furious? Because their dishonesty was caught or did they seriously believe that the amounts were real? That they were spreading
    the story on social medium suggests that they knew. Taking money paid by mistake is a crime, unless the recipient can prove that it was genuinely felt to be theirs. I would take bets on them failing that.
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from Gruff in Lotto   
    Imagine if your horse won and you didn't back it.
    Imagine if your horse lost and you didn't back it.
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from slam dunk in Rural NZ to the rescue .   
    What bazach and Kingshill said. Most dairy farms are minimum of 500 cows to be economic units nowadays. With farm manger/sharemilker/staff, who has time to play with horses? A generation lost to racing is never likely to return.
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Corona Virus Impact on Racing   
    W.R.C. controlling birdcage and owners' room, without doing anything in public stand (?), seems a half-arsed response.
    Like the government telling all tourists to self-isolate for 14 days. We continue to support the tourism industry but won't allow tourists to tour?
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Corona Virus Impact on Racing   
    W.R.C. controlling birdcage and owners' room, without doing anything in public stand (?), seems a half-arsed response.
    Like the government telling all tourists to self-isolate for 14 days. We continue to support the tourism industry but won't allow tourists to tour?
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from chelseacol in Michelle Pickles   
    So true! She has been on that show before but, to my knowledge, never mentioned racing. Thus, the best horse since Sliced Bread started - Winx, never got a mention on mainstream TV until her last 2-3 races.
    If it isn't in the Job Description of everybody employed in the racing industry to promote racing at any opportunity, it should become a survival instinct.
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from Gruff in Awesome Shark   
    Was more impressed by Two Illicit. By the time and ease of her win, she could have won Herbie Dyke Stakes?
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from Gruff in Awesome Shark   
    Was more impressed by Two Illicit. By the time and ease of her win, she could have won Herbie Dyke Stakes?
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from Gruff in Awesome Shark   
    Was more impressed by Two Illicit. By the time and ease of her win, she could have won Herbie Dyke Stakes?
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from Gruff in Awesome Shark   
    Was more impressed by Two Illicit. By the time and ease of her win, she could have won Herbie Dyke Stakes?
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from THE TORCH in Absolutely utterly appalling   
    Agree. It's way over-the-top, as if there is shame in calling it the New Zealand team.
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Absolutely utterly appalling   
    Sponsors come and sponsors go but the race remains.
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from THE TORCH in Absolutely utterly appalling   
    Agree. It's way over-the-top, as if there is shame in calling it the New Zealand team.
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from Gruff in A propos absolutely nothing.   
    When one looks at courses in Love Racing, there is a 2d diagram and an aerial photograph for each.
    Soon is obvious that the diagrams haven't been up-dated in 40+ (?) years and that most have little resemblance to the actual course. Te Awamutu, Waipukurau and Waverley are quite different from reality, such that you would be mislead by thinking that they suited front-runners or swoopers.
    However, I am sure that the blokes have better things to do (or fix) with their time and it has been only 40 years.
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from chelseacol in Michelle Pickles   
    So true! She has been on that show before but, to my knowledge, never mentioned racing. Thus, the best horse since Sliced Bread started - Winx, never got a mention on mainstream TV until her last 2-3 races.
    If it isn't in the Job Description of everybody employed in the racing industry to promote racing at any opportunity, it should become a survival instinct.
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from chelseacol in Michelle Pickles   
    So true! She has been on that show before but, to my knowledge, never mentioned racing. Thus, the best horse since Sliced Bread started - Winx, never got a mention on mainstream TV until her last 2-3 races.
    If it isn't in the Job Description of everybody employed in the racing industry to promote racing at any opportunity, it should become a survival instinct.
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from Huey in No free tv   
    Dafter than a very daft idea? This is the one time each year that Joe Public might be attracted to racing. Lotto spends huge money on promoting its 'game' (Marketing Department term for gambling) and (presumably) pays for 10 minutes of TV each week to broadcast the draws. N.Z. T.A.B., in its wisdom (pun intended), offered deals to punters but not an easy way to follow those bets.
    Wonder what the cost of the deals was, compared with the cost of 10 minutes on free-to-air TV? Also, how the turnover compared with other years? However, if they don't care and are still paid, why should I care?
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from Pam Robson in Telegraph   
    Tradition for its own sake is rather pointless. There has been no Gr. 1, w.f.a. race over 1,200 metres in N.Z. for ever? Many years ago,  2 y.o. and 3 y.o. horses would compete in w.f.a. races, such as the N.I. Challenge Stakes.
    Also consider that 'the home of stayers' doesn't have a race over 2,400 metres, at w.f.a., similar to Le Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, as in other countries. Is w.f.a. racing fair or does our obsession with handicap races promote mediocrity?
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from scooby3051 in Janet and The Sultan of Brunei.......   
    Deja bloody vu! One of my ancestors once lived in London, where the King of England did. Top that! So much dropped here that it will take a bloody big shovel to shift it.
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from scooby3051 in Janet and The Sultan of Brunei.......   
    Deja bloody vu! One of my ancestors once lived in London, where the King of England did. Top that! So much dropped here that it will take a bloody big shovel to shift it.
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from poundforpound in How y’all looking now   
    If clubs are struggling in major population areas (for various reasons) is it smart to build new tracks in smaller towns, such as Cambridge? Why make it less attractive for casual punters to attend?
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Nostalgic Race Videos Here !   
    NO RESPONSE. At the risk of heresy, his win in 1979 Inter-Dominion Final was even more impressive. Seemed to sprint twice as fast as other horses in the straight. The race is available on YouTube.
    1987 Auckland Cup, won by Kotare Chief, is still a cracker.
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from poundforpound in How y’all looking now   
    If clubs are struggling in major population areas (for various reasons) is it smart to build new tracks in smaller towns, such as Cambridge? Why make it less attractive for casual punters to attend?
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    Phar Lap Fan got a reaction from scooby3051 in True Story...almost.   
    Could somebody pick up the pile of names dropped here or will that require god-like intervention?