Tauhei Notts

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About Tauhei Notts

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  • Birthday 07/24/1948

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  1. I believe one big reason is the wages bill on a statutory holiday. 85 years ago statutory holidays were the best days to have racing. Ellerslie had every one of them except for Labour Day which used to be the Waikato Hunt day. Back in those days the Waikato Hunt Cup was the richest race in the Waikato. Weird, eh?
  2. Lacka Reason was raced by the American ambassador. At the height of the nuclear free carry on our prime minister stated that it was a first for a country to base their foreign policy on the name of one of their ambassador's champion race horses. I doubt whether Jacinda would have David Lange's knowledge of racing.
  3. I read Berri's succinct piece yesterday morning and it has troubled me for 24 hours. We cannot see any hope of racing progressing in our country whilst the Jackson Street, Petone outfit is run by clowns who know as much about racing as the average Morrinsville Mormon. Those clowns cannot differentiate between a novice hurdle at Market Razen and the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe. None of the clowns would know how many teats there are on a mare's udder. Showing racing from the back blocks of Uruguay merely demeans our betting markets. This matter is depressing me. And Judith Collins talks about getting better appointees. Leave the choice of appointees to the Clubs. They are better at sorting the oats from the chaff.
  4. I was looking at the fields for Fontainebleu and wondered why all the chestnut colts born in 2016 got gelded. It is weird. Every starter is a four year old gelding!
  5. Swiss Sky Diver. She reminded me of Helen Clark. One tough bitch. Authentic headed her but she was too tough.
  6. Tauhei Notts will be at Riccarton on Cup Day, having spent the Friday at Addington. Will the big old public stand be open at Riccarton, or is it still condemned as an earthquake risk? It has been the best place from which to watch races at Riccarton. Which bar do Racecafers patronise?
  7. The TAB expanded form guide tells us that Stradivarius used to be trained by Lee Somervell!!! What kind of Islamic person writes that shiite.
  8. A group one quinella at Hastings followed by a win in the world's toughest Spring mile handicap, viz the Epsom. If Jamie Richards can repeat that trick on two more occasions he will be rated the greatest horse trainer in New Zealand's racing history. Good luck, Jamie.
  9. Stodge, your comments are very much appreciated. Any other site would have a paywall around writing of your quality.
  10. Yes, I dislike abbreviations and I also dislike verbiage. Notice how the first two year old race of the season was labelled a maiden two year old race. It is a two year old race.
  11. WTF is TPL. That's what I thought. Twenty or so years ago I was involved with the Fellowship to Understand Christian Knowledge. I left when people started using the acronym. When I left they called me a Caring Understanding Nineties Type. I hate abbreviations.
  12. I notice that governance of property matters is listed as a pre-requisite. Taking into account that all the land and buildings have been sold off I find that line intriguing.
  13. Sometimes you see a three year old at this time of the year who stands up and says "look at me". I think this Savabeel filly did so at Matamata today. I note that she is late foal; she would still be a two year old when the 1000 Guineas is run. She is out of an O'Reilly mare who won three races, two of them in Perth. They thought this filly was pretty good so sent her out $1.60 favourite and she won like an odds-on pop.