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    Winton Gallops

    I guess kumara were lucky to keep racing, dodgy track that has seen many abandonments since they fiddled with it, poor grandstand and facilities, and out in the middle of nowhere, defies logic, like many of their decisions.
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    Winton Gallops

    Had a look at the winton gallop track while down that way, looked a nice big roomy track, couldn't help but think what a waste of a good track, also had checked out Wyndham, shame these clubs are losing their identity, an insult to expect them to race elsewhere.
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    Taylor Swift

    Had a friend who got a pair of meatloaf undies, on the front it said I will do anything for love, and at the back, it had, but i wont do that.
  4. Great to be rewarded on the punt today with the win of speedcall, top run and I was glad I stuck with him, given his last to average runs, quite like the Bamby's as trainers, dont seem to have a big team, not sure what happened to blondalign who won a few races on the trot.
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    Think he has been nominated for the last 2 years but didnt except either time, third time lucky maybe for the son or raise the flag
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    Ruakaka finish line

    Even a stay or dropper. Sum bloody thing.
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    One bet Barny

    You will get it back next time maybe, stick to with the ship, I backed queen jetson, she been a wee bit unlucky last few starts and went a tidy trial in open company, thought the div was poor to be fair.
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    One bet Barny

    Thought I was on a winner with last chance, but boy it got swamped, did back showshanelle in the race mentioned, nice run and will win one at short notice, she does trace back to gatcome horse that won many a race on a wet tracks. Money was on kusada, but was battling a fair way out.
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    Infield indicators

    Agree, great to see the odd meeting, where they still have the riders displayed on the infield board, in saying that can't be many.The punter needs everything at their disposal, instead of everyone huddled around a TV screen.
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    Think she got placed in an Auckland cup to.
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    Wouldn't the owners understand the near impossible task she faced, they pay training fees, giving her a gut buster in a good field like that, won't do her any favors.Hope she pulled up ok.
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    Good on you for giving him every chance to perform, patience is a virtue and zeds have certainly shown plenty for a sire that was sent to serve station hacks for a while, I have a wee interest in a 5yr old to and fingers crossed he can make the races at some stage, to be fair one must celebrate the occasion of just getting one there, so many hurdles along the way.
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    All the best with him, great that he has time to develop and mature, and having his first start as a 5yr old, most seem in a hurry to get them to the race these days.
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    Calling the self professed experts

    Got that wrong,
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    Calling the self professed experts

    May have been ampac, with Chris Johnson.,but not totally sure
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    Calling the self professed experts

    A wise old man told me once never to condemn a horse till its dead, yeah was a tidy run and a few form ones behind him, good on Frank he supports the coast clubs to, along with Don fuge who won a grand nation hurdle many moons ago with a horse called stormy night I think but do stand to be corrected,. Always great to see the stalwarts still battling on with a wee team.
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    Calling the self professed experts

    But he didn't finish last, actually beat a few home, did that surprise you.
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    Yep, and that's what the game is all about, a nice boost for owners, who have put in many a hard yard and alot of travel.
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    Good on them, one for the battlers.
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    NZ Trotting .. 1953 :)

    Can't beat a bit of history, I have been trying to find any footage of the 1958 59 dominion trotting handicap, but no luck so far, thanks for the post.
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    Real shame, I got a wee interest in a couple and a broodmare, that's about my lot, but wouldn't give them up for the world, we are chasing the dream of those elusive wins or that next champion, don't know what I would do without any racing.
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    To be fair trackside has probably put the on course attendance down, only the devout followers attend now, and why would you, have your tea coffee and beer at your side,and don't even have to leave your comfy chair, I personally like to get on course and enjoy the atmosphere when there is a meeting on, also many other things competing for your dollar, and not many of the younger generation interested, can remember years ago you would take a car full to the races, these days I can't find anyone to come with me, haven't times changed, an old fella said to me back in the eighties, the game was on a downward spiral.
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    Thatz David

    Certainly was a better run today, after working outside the leader, certainly would have beaten the snail and the tortoise, no problem, the old story never condemn a horse till it's dead.
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    Distance races for 2 yr olds

    Not for me, to tough on the babies, many which are not physically or mentally developed at that stage of their careers.
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    Good Luck....

    To much money on, couldn't carry us all.