Kingshill

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    Kingshill got a reaction from Insider in Winston not happy with Brian de Licker ?   
    Love him or hate him (Winston) what alternative does the industry have as far as interested politicians from the main two parties??? 
    At least he's trying to move us forward 
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    Kingshill got a reaction from TurnyTom in AWT Cambridge   
    Anyone know what happened at Toowoomba? Have been to race meetings there on and off for 15 odd years when visiting family..... The AW track wasn't in place for long.... 2 seasons max maybe.... 
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    Kingshill got a reaction from Huey in The Informant   
    Bring back the Friday flash! 
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    Kingshill got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in What A Shambles   
    Unbelievable   Makes NZ racing even more of a laughing stock..... Ametuer hour at Ellerslie. 
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    Kingshill got a reaction from We're Doomed in Kurow   
    Your post makes a lot of sense WD - I don't follow the South Island programming too closely  - But as you say, owners should be thought of as well when programming so they get to have a run close to home over the busy holiday period.
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    Kingshill got a reaction from meomy in Tough times at Karaka   
    Some good points there Meomy - But from what I've seen from the working class people (which includes myself) and their perception of the racing industry there are many more problems holding us back - some of the problems our own doing and some out of our control - 
    EXAMPLES - Many Generation Y people have had limited to NO exposure to horse racing - more so if their parents weren't horse racing followers/owners.
    Jockeys/trainers behaving badly ( Drugs/ sex scandals/ groping in public etc) doesn't help the cause.
    Dodgy Trainers selling on dodgy/f.cked horses and/or over inflated sale prices (via Kickbacks etc) for the sake of hiking the price payable to enter a syndicate.
    So you could say some participants have "Shit in the nest" 
     
    SOCIETY PROBLEMS AFFECTING THE INDUSTRY - EXAMPLES
     
    People struggling the either pay the rent, save deposit for a house or if they are lucky enough to be paying a mortgage  - on top of rising food/power/fuel and living costs - Makes racehorse ownership the last thing they will be thinking about.
    I wish I had the answers to make the industry thrive, so as many people as possible could experience the thrill of having their horse cross the winning line first - but hard to see a radical change happening with our small population and how we have already lost at least two generations of owners/punters.
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    Kingshill got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Levin RC at Otaki   
    The weather or the scenery 
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    Kingshill got a reaction from Aaron Bidlake in Broodmare wanted   
    You could do a lot worse that Lot 13 currently on Gavelhouse - Looks like she was a $90,000 yearling - By Per Incanto out of a Volksraad mare out of a Montjeu mare and it's a family that sell well .....Good luck.
     
    P.s - I'm no way involved with this horse or the vendor.
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    Kingshill got a reaction from elvis in Great female family keeps producing   
    Just realised that a maiden mare in my paddock has 2 lines of Tessa Gillian in her pedigree - via Testcase and Kreisler.
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    Kingshill got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Toblerone, declare the LGL winners please   
    Great stuff Talk and Leo - Very thoughtful.
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    Kingshill got a reaction from Huey in The Informant   
    Bring back the Friday flash! 
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    Kingshill got a reaction from Eversosharp in Horses slaughtered in NZ   
    As an aside - our company uses frozen horse spleens (Mainly from Brazil and Argentina) and extracts a substance called Ferritin from them - this is then used as a Iron/blood supplement/medicine for Humans - so more by-products from horse slaughter than just dog food.
    I was horrified with the footage of mistreatment on the ABC programme - but surely if a horse is slaughtered as humanley as possible this is a better scenario than a horse being unloved and rotting away in a paddock somewhere ( i.e no feed,grass, drenching etc etc)
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    Kingshill got a reaction from Huey in The Informant   
    Bring back the Friday flash! 
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    Kingshill got a reaction from Eversosharp in Horses slaughtered in NZ   
    As an aside - our company uses frozen horse spleens (Mainly from Brazil and Argentina) and extracts a substance called Ferritin from them - this is then used as a Iron/blood supplement/medicine for Humans - so more by-products from horse slaughter than just dog food.
    I was horrified with the footage of mistreatment on the ABC programme - but surely if a horse is slaughtered as humanley as possible this is a better scenario than a horse being unloved and rotting away in a paddock somewhere ( i.e no feed,grass, drenching etc etc)
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    Kingshill got a reaction from Eversosharp in Horses slaughtered in NZ   
    As an aside - our company uses frozen horse spleens (Mainly from Brazil and Argentina) and extracts a substance called Ferritin from them - this is then used as a Iron/blood supplement/medicine for Humans - so more by-products from horse slaughter than just dog food.
    I was horrified with the footage of mistreatment on the ABC programme - but surely if a horse is slaughtered as humanley as possible this is a better scenario than a horse being unloved and rotting away in a paddock somewhere ( i.e no feed,grass, drenching etc etc)
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    Kingshill reacted to Chris Wood in Bye Bye Kathy   
    I will text her your number!
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    Kingshill reacted to gubellini in Aalaalune   
    Lou has King Midas in Race 4 at Te Aroha today. If he doesn’t win Majestic might get a phone call tomorrow morning.
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    Kingshill got a reaction from puha in Buyer Beware - Gavelhouse auctions (Racehorses)   
    Yes Puha.... Definitely a scope before payment next time.... Gavelhouse have been good to deal with, just annoying that someone "high profile" can dump on the little guy. No wonder racing has a hard time attracting new owners etc when things like this go on.... 
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    Kingshill got a reaction from Belinda in Buyer Beware - Gavelhouse auctions (Racehorses)   
    Have been landed with a horse that is not a racing proposition - After it was advertised as a "racing and breeding proposition" and needs a "good track"
    When I asked if it was sound for racing on I was told it was sound, but did have a tie back operation as a 2YO.
    Horse is sound in limb, but when scoped here at home it's left side airway is totally collapsed - so ex owner was "economical with the truth" 
    Gavelhouse have been good but ex owner not returning their calls (suprise suprise) 
    Doesn't look like I have a leg to stand on  - due to not getting a scope within 72 hours - My only crime was trusting the seller too much.
    Come on ex owner - do the right thing - it's not too late - Horse is here, being fed and fully rugged up.
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    Kingshill got a reaction from Black Kirrama in Buyer Beware - Gavelhouse auctions (Racehorses)   
    I'm still hoping the seller and his fellow owners will front up with a refund on this particular horse.... In fact I have a challenge for them..... If refund received I'll donate $1000 to the Catwalk Trust (my charity of choice) and will happily provide proof - So let's hope they come through and have something good come from this situation. 
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    Kingshill got a reaction from puha in Buyer Beware - Gavelhouse auctions (Racehorses)   
    Yes Puha.... Definitely a scope before payment next time.... Gavelhouse have been good to deal with, just annoying that someone "high profile" can dump on the little guy. No wonder racing has a hard time attracting new owners etc when things like this go on.... 
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    Kingshill got a reaction from Red Rum in Buyer Beware - Gavelhouse auctions (Racehorses)   
    Red Rum.... Yes, I could have done more homework and was aware of the tie back operation as a 2yo... I was told she needed a good track and that seemed plausable looking at her winter form this campaign.... The tie back operation has obviously failed at some point....and I'm sure that it wouldn't have been on the float trip down the North Island,. 
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    Kingshill got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Buyer Beware - Gavelhouse auctions (Racehorses)   
    Red Rum.... Yes, I could have done more homework and was aware of the tie back operation as a 2yo... I was told she needed a good track and that seemed plausable looking at her winter form this campaign.... The tie back operation has obviously failed at some point....and I'm sure that it wouldn't have been on the float trip down the North Island,. 
     
     
    No, have not made contact with the seller..... Gavelhouse are trying to on my behalf. If he's not talking to them I don't like my chances of a decent conversation. 
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    Kingshill got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Buyer Beware - Gavelhouse auctions (Racehorses)   
    Yes, same trainer. 
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    Kingshill got a reaction from puha in Buyer Beware - Gavelhouse auctions (Racehorses)   
    Yes Puha.... Definitely a scope before payment next time.... Gavelhouse have been good to deal with, just annoying that someone "high profile" can dump on the little guy. No wonder racing has a hard time attracting new owners etc when things like this go on....