Shad

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    Parliamentary Handicap

    Certainly can't be easy to make a living training in nz, and many must be tempted to make the shift, having an interest in a horse more a passion for me, whether winning a 10k maiden or a 35k open handicap, I didn't go into it make a dollar, so any win along the way is a bonus, but the thrill of having one at the races a buzz for me.
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    Thatz David

    Also many race horses get that mindset along time before the reach the ages of the two mentioned, tough old couple of competitive horses, that anyone of us would be proud to have a interest in.
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    Macpac Whip

    I agree, I actually like her as a rider, and have been impressed with her improvement, and if she can ride a winner for you, she's the best around, and as I said before she takes a great photo with a winner, with that beaming smile, good on her, I hope she keeps kicking them home.
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    Macpac Whip

    Only been in the saddle a few times, albeit a very long time ago, did get asked an odd question once went like this, if your uncle Jack helped you get on a horse, would you help your uncle Jack off a horse.Sounded abit dodgy to me.
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    Macpac Whip

    I'm sure the jockey mentor will take her under their wing, or are they just there for a day's outing..I thought she was very average to say the least early on, but must say how I think she is one of the most improved riders in the south, takes a good photo to.
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    Mark MacNamara A Big Loss

    I for one won't be losing any sleep over it.
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    Mark MacNamara A Big Loss

    Your comment sums the situation up very well, on the upside you never know, maybe Tom Wood may come back one day, we must remember the power of family ties, so stay calm everyone.As one door closes another will open, I will miss J Teaz's Southland calls.
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    Thatz David

    Sometimes I wonder with maidens that perform very poorly and are not competitive, whether they are actually ready to go to the races, to be fair horses must be showing they can run the sectionals to be a least be competitive, admittedly track conditions and other factors on the day can also influence how they perform, have the days of timing sectionals at the track been forgotten by some, if the horse can't be competitive it's a waste of time to the owners trainers, and the punter.
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    Thatz David

    Just got home won well today, and keeps the flag flying for the older generation, maybe hope for David yet.
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    Name for my horse please.

    Great to hear you are so excited about your new racing venture, and to be honest, thats what racing is all about, wishing you all the luck and hope you can pick up a few wins or places along the way, just getting one to the races, a thrill in itself, but you can't beat the buzz and excitement of winning a race, a big thanks to Chris for his generosity, and his clever idea.Im sure we will be all watching the horses progress
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    TAB favourite notifications

    Yep I do, dont have many in there, but seems to work ok, usually get an email alert for favourite trainers, horses, and sires,.
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    Time to end Jumps in the South?

    Thanks for that, I read a while back that was the plan, just hadn't heard anything since.
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    Time to end Jumps in the South?

    On a different note, anyone know if Dee and gee went to Australia, have not heard anything of her.
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    Time to end Jumps in the South?

    If the south jumps go, may as well can the north to.
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    Thatz David

    If only, can't stretch the budget to his fee.
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    Worse than a Dear John letter??

    Every thing is going so well over there, I'm sure the big stakes on offer will more than make up for it.
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    Thatz David

    To be fair, I've never been a fan of 2yrold racing, but that's just my opinion, I have an interest in a modestly bred rising 5yr old, sire leaves stayers, dam won over ground, he has been well feed, broken in and hopefully be mentally and physically developed, if we get to the races the rest will be up to him. You know the odds.
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    Thatz David

    Plenty of no hopers going around as you called them, take them out of fields struggling for numbers already, what will we be left with, I certainly wouldn't put David in the Category, regardless of his form at that or even if he was retired, think he has won about 16 or races,close to 300k in stakes, be a champ in my eyes if I owned him, but we do tend to forget a lot of race winners, who may also get a so called beating as you say, or even the 2yr olds who have there brains fried when not mentally or physically ready for racing, and where do most end up,so the anti racing brigade don't only have a 13yr old fella to protest about.
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    Thatz David

    Wonder if he was half the age, would we be having this discussion.Would there be the same concern.
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    Thatz David

    On the other code, a horse called Kelly Evander raced from 2003 to 2011, for two 3rds and 3 fourths, went around for a long time and hardly ever raced competitively always a long way back, can't compare the two,but I don't think an astute punter would have lost to much on Kelly, I think she got stood down a few times in her career, but kept on coming back.A far cry from the David's 294k in stakes.
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    Thatz David

    Rising 12yrs additup won a jumping race at timaru on Friday, won very well to, age no barrier for him.
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    Howie Mathews and Sampson

    Top run today, certainly covered some ground, what a tough old horse, and with 400k plus some in stakes, the gift that keeps on giving.
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    Thatz David

    At least he jumped his fences and got around in one piece, do you think the ones that crash out is a better look, or is it because he is an old fella.We can't discriminate on age these days.
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    Thatz David

    Who knows, the horse may love racing and some do, and many break down running around in a paddock, dont see much difference, some also have a worse out come, as we all know.
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    Showgate's Dunedin Cup on Trademe

    Only the dunedin cup, I have had a runner in one, and would have loved to win it, lucky you if you have won it before.