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    Northern Greyhound Racing

    Lowdown said what bus stop? You need to tidy up your post, making no sense...
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    Vale Tom McGillivray

    Bet on Bessie is the dog that comes to mind from the McGillivray kennel. Won Silver Collar late 90's...2nd the next year if I remember rightly? And I'm sure the Mcgillivray's weren't one hit wonders but Bessie is the one I remember... Agree GOM...Mcgillivray = legend greyhound trainers of stayers. RIP Tom. Kia kaha to his family.
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    Couch TV Presenters, here’s your chance

    Listing all those requirements is a tad strange alright! Is that a case of them already knowing exactly who is going to be taking the role? so they've just given any other possible candidate the big dont bother. Its akin to the NZ police saying they want new people, preferably with 3+ years law enforcement experience. ...um?
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    New Season

    Nah I dont think it'll go that far GOM, but perhaps a naming and shaming of a live baiter at some stage this season could be in order? Or are you against naming and shaming trainers full stop, regardless of the 'crime'? Just trying to understand the tone of your post..
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    Glenda Hughes

    Thanks poundforpound, There's not much of a 'lot' left to inform on this forum. Mainly just Cole supporters in here now hence why its tumbleweeds... As for Glenda Hughes, I've got no idea, but gee the turnover rate is shocking, if not surprising. Have to feel sorry for some of the office staff who dont know who their 'boss' is from one quarter to the next.
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    Index of Starters at Wanganui

    Yeh thanks for the news flash slam dunk. It's a Bigtime bore. Or is that Big time bore? What's with the gap between big and time now..? Is that so we can start recycling all the Bigtime names again...oh joy. I personally prefer the North/South variety for punting, with dozens of trainers able to share the honours on any given day. You could argue that it's not B Cole's fault that no one in the C.D can go with his standards...to a degree that's a fair enough point but you could also argue that B Cole is a horrible piece of work, a nasty, greedy man, a cheat, a bully, a criminal... the worst thing to ever happen to this industry.
  7. Agree as above. I enjoy the Jockey and Driver Challenge bet types as an entertainment bet type. Sometimes I win and sometimes I lose and sometimes it's a deatheat. But that's OK because I understand the deadheat rules, I am also struggling to see Sparrow's logic. Given the example above, I don't know the odds but I'm assuming someone like Sam Collett came up short of expectations so you get a tiny payout, someone like Hazel probably exceeded expectations so followers were grateful for their payout. In other words, just punting. Punting is punting is punting...
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    Getting big air

    I think you'll find on closer inspection those bandages are on both front feet Eyespy...you should have spotted that with your name. I wouldn't claim to be an expert but I would suspect they are there to provide 'support' for the metacarpal bones etc. Same bandaging that we see some trainers do almost religiously here in NZ, I think for some it's become habit or 'mind over matter' more than anything else.
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    Getting big air

    Double suspension gallop. When in full flight a greyhound spends more time off the ground than on it. So when people call them flying machines they are not far wrong. Definitely a gait for speed but not endurance.
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    Lochinvar Flash

    You know what this dog needs...
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    Brendan Cole

    Just tuned in to hear Peter Earley's radio show, he went through his list of guests and interview subjects then said at the end rather sarcastically.."no one from Greyhound Racing NZ today".
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    Black arm bands

    Agree with these sentiments GOM. Very sad to hear about David's passing. I have such fond memories of the DD Schofield kennels around the turn of the Millennium/early 2000s, they really were a superstar kennel with all their shiny new Aus Imports, that was my 'good old days'. Some dogs that come to mind...Smokin' Prince, Overtime, Big Sam Junior, Big Sam Banner, the Charlstons, Te Amore Lee, Astro Teddy ( creator of the greatest dog race of all time)...Theres many more champions I've forgotten..?? Anyway that's what I'll remember David for, my condolences to Denis and Pam. I dont know the circumstances around Dave's death but those who knew him, know he had his struggles, this is a sad end..RIP now David, Champion Trainer, gone too soon.
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    Philippa Morris

    Yes that's him Baz. Believe they were in Te Awamutu area training dogs before moving to C.D. Didn't see today's coverage but Phillipa must have improved out of sight if what you are saying is true, either that or we just have different tastes/ideas about what is a 'natural presenter' and a 'wealth of knowledge'..
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    Dead dogs on interislander

    Yeh, just re reading the above FACTS in JCA report I agree it is very disgusting!! Should be shutdown alright!