Mattski

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    Mattski got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in 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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    Mattski got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in 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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    Mattski got a reaction from Stables in 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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    Mattski got a reaction from tasman man 11 in 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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    Mattski got a reaction from wobbly in 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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    Mattski got a reaction from napier in 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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    Mattski got a reaction from chelseacol in 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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    Mattski got a reaction from weasel57 in 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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    Mattski got a reaction from scooby3051 in (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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    Mattski got a reaction from hedley in 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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    Mattski got a reaction from Shad in 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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    Mattski got a reaction from Chris Wood in 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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    Mattski got a reaction from Black Kirrama in The Informant Chutneyed   
    Totally agree = we need The Informant back for the sake of our industry. Any updates thx?
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    Mattski got a reaction from TurnyTom in 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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    Mattski got a reaction from Breeder in 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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    Mattski got a reaction from Breeder in 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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    Mattski got a reaction from slam dunk in KARAKA MILLION 1200M THOUGHTS   
    I'm having a nibble on Yourdeel e/w.  What about the 3yr old mile - Long Leaf's Aus form looks pretty good i.e. 4 lengths from Sunlight in the Coolmore?
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    Mattski got a reaction from dock leaf in Patrick Erin   
    I punted him yes. Great patient ride. He had like 59kg in the Welly Cup and pulled from memory.
    Waller seems to get these stayers to settle better?
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    Mattski reacted to Trump in She's UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!! CHAMPION,One Of The Best EVER !!!!!   
    She’s the best for sure, the best I’ve seen (incl KTown, Sunline, BC, Manikato etc, but - as for the “best performance” by a horse? I reckon 3 Melb Cup wins (in a row) by Makybe Diva, carrying 51kg, 55.5kg and 58kg, is the best achievement. It will never be done again - whilst it’s a Hcp race imho. 
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    Mattski got a reaction from Tauhei Notts in Messara Racing Review Full Report and 17 Key points   
    Most of the recommendations seem to make sense to me. i.e. I grew up in and love the Naki but it doesn't make sense to have tracks in NP, Stratford, Hawera and Waverley. Have 2 properly maintained tracks.
    Maybe we should get behind Winston - he is the only racing minister in my life time that has actually tried to do something positive. 
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    Mattski got a reaction from Los Lobos in Messara Racing Review Full Report and 17 Key points   
    Most of the recommendations seem to make sense to me. i.e. I grew up in and love the Naki but it doesn't make sense to have tracks in NP, Stratford, Hawera and Waverley. Have 2 properly maintained tracks.
    Maybe we should get behind Winston - he is the only racing minister in my life time that has actually tried to do something positive. 
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    Mattski got a reaction from Pegasus 9 in Messara Racing Review Full Report and 17 Key points   
    Most of the recommendations seem to make sense to me. i.e. I grew up in and love the Naki but it doesn't make sense to have tracks in NP, Stratford, Hawera and Waverley. Have 2 properly maintained tracks.
    Maybe we should get behind Winston - he is the only racing minister in my life time that has actually tried to do something positive. 
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    Mattski got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Messara Racing Review Full Report and 17 Key points   
    Most of the recommendations seem to make sense to me. i.e. I grew up in and love the Naki but it doesn't make sense to have tracks in NP, Stratford, Hawera and Waverley. Have 2 properly maintained tracks.
    Maybe we should get behind Winston - he is the only racing minister in my life time that has actually tried to do something positive. 
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    Mattski got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Messara Racing Review Full Report and 17 Key points   
    Great - many thanks to you both. I hope/pray this is a turning point for our industry. Things are dire eh
    Cheers, Matt
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    Mattski got a reaction from tonkatime in Messara Racing Review Full Report and 17 Key points   
    Most of the recommendations seem to make sense to me. i.e. I grew up in and love the Naki but it doesn't make sense to have tracks in NP, Stratford, Hawera and Waverley. Have 2 properly maintained tracks.
    Maybe we should get behind Winston - he is the only racing minister in my life time that has actually tried to do something positive.