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  1. Mattski

    Avondale one of 10 galloping venues frozen out

    I see this as the NZ racing industry's last chance. No one is going to give us another big hand-out in a couple of years time. Its time to work together and yes make some sacrifices for the wider benefit or we won't have an industry.
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    Avondale one of 10 galloping venues frozen out

    But surely they could make that (some decent dates) a condition of doing what's right for the industry; i.e. We will allow our assets to be sold for our benefit AND the industry's but you guys have to give us some decent dates to race at Ellerslie. They will have a pot of money to put towards decent stakes so RITA etc. will work with them if they just be co-operative.
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    Avondale one of 10 galloping venues frozen out

    If Avondale sold the course etc. for anything like $300m and; I). Invested it wisely. 2). Raced at Ellerslie Wouldn't they potentially be the strongest club in NZ and the industry be better off??
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    Fixed odd rules

    On a slightly different note......... If you take a multi that incl a fixed place on a "Paying four places" race like the Avondale Guineas today.........Is running 4th effectively a win for your multi?? Thanks The TAB are pricing these as a first 4 market eh - i.e. Kiwi Ida and Volpe were about $13 to win and $1.70 to place last week!
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    I reckon Cambridge should shuttle him back! They need a proven stallion now that Tavistock has unfortunately passed away.
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    Matt Cross

    "....and Kingston Town can't win"..........his 3rd Cox Plate win I think. I think Matt Cross is excellent.
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    The Informant

    Any updates thanks on if/when my bible might be back??
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    Michael Walker

    I agree Trumpy he is still top class. Controlled that race beautifully on Haut Brion Her on Sat before last. Surely he has a big chance on Finche on Sat. They seem to make it tough in Aus for jocks when some of the handicaps (Epsom, Metrop) have 57kg top weights and lots of horses carrying 50-51.
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    The Cups 2019 (aus)

    Thanks guys - what do you think about Prince of Arran? I thought it was a great back up run from the Lexus last year.
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    The Cups 2019 (aus)

    Any European's coming down at 50 to 1 (ish) that might be worth an early nibble? Thanks, Matt
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    J Parkes + new track

    Is he injured? Has any progress been started on the long awaited all weather track in the Waikato? Many thanks, Matt
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    (The) Bostonian (NZ)

    I punted Tyzone each way but Trekking was way to good form them eh. Geez James C and the blue army have had a hell of a year eh!
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    Lisa Allpress

    I think she is an excellent jock. Not an Opie for natural talent (not many are) but she doesn't make many mistakes and always gives 110% even in a small race. Anyway, someone said the other day that she'd never won a race at Ellerslie. I realise she doesn't ride up there much but is this true? Thx, Matt
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    Lisa Allpress

    Great thanks rdytdy. To be fair to CD he also had an horrific fall a few years back didn't he............
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    Name for my horse please.

    Thanks chris I always backed wooden edge so i'd have to go Wooden Racket Cheers...Matt Dravitzki
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    The Informant Chutneyed

    Totally agree = we need The Informant back for the sake of our industry. Any updates thx?
  17. Has any progress been made on starting this?? Thx
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    Sentimental Miss

    Has there been any commentary on her in the last week? I see she is still in the Oaks next Sat and a soft track shouldn't be a prob Thx, Matt
  19. Is a heavy 8 a prob for Avilus? Do Danz. I am keen on Midterm in R3
  20. I see she is no longer in the TAB's Sydney Cup market. Has she gone amiss? Ordinary run at Otaki Thanks, Mat
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    Ladies First - Sydney Cup?

    Didn't Zacada go down by a about a head last year? Noms do look stronger to be fair but 1/2 of them will drop away.
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    The cream rises to the top

    33 minutes ago, Beekeeper said: Of the 60 horses placing in 10 races at the Auckland Derby day races 45 were bred overseas !!!!! What’s going on ? Sorry I am a bit confused Beekeeper. 9 of the 30 horses that were top-3 at Ellerslie yesterday were bred in Aus. The other 21 bred in NZ. Def a good day for Aussie breds (derby quinella) but don't forget NZ breds win a few decent races over there eh. Cheers, Matt
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    Weir waves the white flag

    Don't you think Weiry and his lawyer have done a deal with the Stewarts. i.e. don't contest the charges and drag racing through months of bad press and we'll give you 4 years. Contest the charges and we'll smash you and give you at least 10 years.
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    Sales Washup

    re Charm Spirit. His UK/European crop have just turned 3 - so they haven't raced at 3 yet. He had a very high number of runners (74) from the 106 foals in Europe as 2 year olds. A good number of winners (26) but yes only one stakes winner. Its just too early to say with this guy yet (the same as Sacred Falls). Don't right CS off if his 2 year olds are average here though. European 2 year old races over 1400-1600 are very different from 1000-1200m speed races in Aussie on hard tracks. As mentioned he was out of a Montjeu mare. If I was offered one out of a really good mare I would have a crack Cheers, Matt
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    The Graveyard - why??

    This has troubled me (and my pocket) for years! Why is Trentham such a graveyard? I guess there must be 3-4 small reasons? I used to think that the fact that all horses generally got their chance there i.e. you can come from the back Castletown style was one of the reasons. But this clearly wasn't the reason on Sat. Smaller trainers seem to win more races there than say Ellerslie which can sometimes be dominated by Baker/F, Marsh etc. but why? Different form lines with horse coming from north, CD and south (sometimes underrated). Any thoughts?