Shad

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Shad last won the day on November 21 2017

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  1. Shad

    Karaka

    Good work, nice and simple competition.
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    Karaka

    Just grab a bargain off gavelhouse, you got just as much chance of getting a winner.After all luck usually plays a big part.
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    Kumara

    Well said, and agree with your and the torches comments, managed to get to 3 of the 4 westcoast meets, weather on the whole was good, fields stood up very well, well supported by both north and south island horses, racing was good with very competitive finishes, grassroots roots racing at it's best, you can see why they keep coming back, well done to greymouth for stepping up to the plate re the kumara cancellations, much more exciting than going to the big Mets where the stakes are high but the fields are average, well done to all those owners trainer punters and jockeys, pleased to see all get around safely, let's look forward to next year.
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    The ride of the day at Trentham

    Like the reefton 2000m times over the years, make interesting reading, but have been assured the start is in the correct position, phar lap fan maybe you know the track record and who holds it for the 2100m distance on your course, have tried to find out to no avail, whats the future for your course.
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    The ride of the day at Trentham

    Good to see some pace in a staying race for a change, not the usual sit and sprint which is the norm these days.
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    Ricky May

    Very lucky to get a second chance, many do not is a reality, this is the most important race he will ever win, good reminder to us all life is short and make the most of the time we all have, celebrate every day.Great to hear he will make a full recovery, and will be back, and words probably cant describe the huge effort by all who assisted him that day.
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    Reefton

    Agree, another great day out, times were good and the track suited all, let's hope the turnover was up, seemed like a very good crowd there, only downside I couldn't pick my nose, but can't blame anyone but myself for that.
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    Ricky May

    I have alway admired how he works so hard, drives at so many meetings in the Canterbury area and many other areas, thought I seen a while back he does farm work to, testament to the guy, great to hear he is recovering.Lets hope he gets back to full fitness and turns himself out for a good spell.
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    Kumara

    Agree, time to move on and enjoy the racing, much better facilities down there, hope the weather plays it's part.
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    Omoto

    Can't argue with that
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    Omoto

    Great day's racing there today, weather not the best but could have been worse, looked like those that were there enjoyed the day, looked like all horses and riders got around in one piece, which is the most important thing, roll on reefton, hopefully their fields stand up well.
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    Omoto

    Got to be better than the middle of winter, anyway the probably don't get a say when they race, boxing day trots just up the road are one of the best grass track meetings around the country and turnover would be right up there in this day.
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    Kumara

    That was the last time I went to, think I seen the finish of the first race, then was over after a long wait to see if the chopper trick worked, never been back, over rated, facilities poor, rather go to omoto or reefton any day.
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    Kumara

    The good old days, when the track could race wether they had a month of fine weather or rain, but in their wisdom turned it upside down and so called improvements, the rest is history, just look at the abandonments they have had since, just one of a few tracks that have had issues after so called improvements, load of old hog wash I say.
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    Hot Holiday Jocks

    To be fair, races are just as hard to win at either venue, most go to the coast thinking it's a soft kill, and plenty realise it's not afterwards.