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  1. and finally a staying maiden well filled
  2. Yesterday the trots at ascot had a bar and food The owners just scanned in, no forms to fill out People were allowed inside the grandstand, Today at gallops forms had to be filled in, names crossed off list. No bar, food, no one allowed in grandstand..Had to watch races from outside. But there was also a farmers market there.. People every where. just scanned in. Food drinks all available..People mixing. Many had no masks. Seems different rules for different folk
  3. Just a shame that sth canterbury are racing two days earlier,. then ashburton 6 days later Travelling aint cheap Not the number of horses ready for early summer end of winter i guess Then there there is all these covid regulations to deal with plus the fact that a few trainers dont like ascot track
  4. Why no stayers race at gore for maidens?? Rang NZTR and just got brushed off. there excuse was there was one up in canterbury, an 8hr drive with a maiden. Dont you travel your horses There were only 8 stared last time.. etc etc etc at otago there were 14 nominated for the 1600 maiden I dont know why we bother
  5. I hear there is a new handicapper coming to NZTR apparently worked in Dubai and Victoria Not 100% on this tho Hope he can sort the 65 grades out. I would like 60 rating races with no horse having won more than two races being able to contest this band and in the 65 rating horses with no more than 3 or 4 wins being able to drop back. It is usually hard to get a start with rating 60 and lower. Just my tupence worth
  6. The whole programming system is a mess. Had a 65 horse who never got a start at 5 meetings. Got a maiden stayer who last raced at riverton on 1st jan, Nothing coming up til ascot, so gave horse a bit of let up only to be told the day before noms that they are including a maiden 1600at wingatui .. Too bloody late to get horse up to racing.. Only one maiden race at gore. Where oh where do we get a go.
  7. When are these damned annoying open entry races going to finish... I am totally over them.. Have a one win horse who has been balloted 5 times now He is a 55 rating but if he got a start at last meeing he would have been up against rating 93 horse. This is not on There were 21 noms .. enough for 9, 65 and over and 12 below 65..but no they ballot us out of it.. Stuff racing
  8. The weather Gods are not playing the ball with regards to the amount of rain fallen in the south lately. Am not sure Ascot park will be a goer based on past wet seasons. Their track has been bottomless in the past. The trouble is, noms and withdrawals for Ascot and Timaru are both on the same days, for Friday ,Ascot and Sunday Timaru So what is one to do ??? Nom for both meetings and have quite a few scratchings at one or both places or take a punt that Ascot wont go ahead and nom for Timaru only? I guess its nice to have choices...The next meeting without traveling 7hours
  9. Stables it isnt like that at all. Just looking for consistency and full fields
  10. so two races less = 32 horses less?? 32 more stalls available plus 12 resurrected areas (according to their notes) so hopefully plenty of tie ups.. Thought the best outcome was for full fields
  11. How come noms are not left open at chch when the fields are not full?
  12. Yes Invercargill is NZTR's "No 1 " faciliyt down south because that is where the population is..Bollocks. Inverargill people like most people dont go to the races. And yes nomates, Oamaru is the place to hold a meeting or two in winter down south. More likely to hold a meeting there than the deep south. Pam if you could find a track rider to steer the nags around they would have to run highweight ++++. Track riders very light down south but not light in body lol
  13. As Greta the environmentalist says HOW DARE THEY Someone sitting on his/her shiny arse telling trainers how to train their horses. How Dare They. Christ every horses needs are different, feed, work, handling .. What do these shiny arses know about training horses, crikey next they will be telling you to wash your hands before eating. They are the same knowledgeable people closing down our perfectly good local tracks and getting us to try and race at the likes of Invercargill. We have told them on numerous occassions that Invercargill is a swamp and here they go scheduling a me
  14. What is the go with track lock downs My local track is open but only to key holders, but one is not allowed to use the tie ups or the wash bays. Had to saddle my horses in the car park. Surely we could disinfect after use. Very few horses use the track anyway. What is the go with other tracks?
  15. one may as well go race down the beach for a bag of kumaras. It doesnt matter that it is a small town,,, It is about 25 mins from invercargill The people of invercargill do not go to races there and winton provides a better more reliable surface for racing than Ascot does.. Consistancy is what is required he says and Winton provides that without all this spending money on a track not worthy. In fact people dont go to the races at all like they used to... Far too much other entertainment going on and kids involved in all sorts of sport If they want consistancy gees I d