Shad

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    Shad got a reaction from elbow in 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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    Shad got a reaction from Aaron Bidlake in 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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    Shad got a reaction from Aaron Bidlake in 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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    Shad got a reaction from Aaron Bidlake in 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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    Shad got a reaction from Aaron Bidlake in 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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    Shad reacted to tim vince in Macpac Whip   
    Me 2.strong minded ain't a bad thing is IT?
     
     
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    Shad reacted to We're Doomed in Macpac Whip   
    Fascinating insight. I'm sure most of us have no real idea how such things work. She has certainly improved out of sight in her riding style, used to look awful. She gets her share of winners so must be learning something.  She is very good on front runners so must be a reasonable judge of pace. Of course some of her better wins have come on horses coming from the tail of the field. Hopefully she opens herself up to good advice and improves her style and success rate even more.
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    Shad got a reaction from Insider in Mark MacNamara A Big Loss   
    I for one won't be losing any sleep over it.
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    Shad got a reaction from tonkatime in 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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    Shad got a reaction from tonkatime in 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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    Shad got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in 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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    Shad reacted to tim vince in Mark MacNamara A Big Loss   
    J teaz has long been given the short straw.very accurate caller.
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    Shad got a reaction from tonkatime in 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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    Shad reacted to tonkatime in Mark MacNamara A Big Loss   
    Can you really get stuck into the management when he wants to be closer to home and family? Reminds me of the James Maloney situation when he left the Warriors, management coped the flack but at the end of the day there wasn’t a lot they could have done to keep him. 
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    Shad reacted to TurnyTom in Time to end Jumps in the South?   
    The 2500m races at CJC started in front of the stand - Palisade, Rose Mellay, Royal Master and Next Please loved them, but that's when we had rock hard stayers - today it's all about 2 and 3 year olds and Sprint races
    They call it progress
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    Shad got a reaction from Insider in Time to end Jumps in the South?   
    If the south jumps go, may as well can the north to.
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    Shad got a reaction from Red Rum in 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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    Shad got a reaction from Red Rum in 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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    Shad got a reaction from Red Rum in 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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    Shad got a reaction from Rusty in 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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    Shad got a reaction from Rusty in 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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    Shad got a reaction from Red Rum in 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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    Shad reacted to Ohokaman in Thatz David   
    Remember Anne saying he just loved being part of a stable environment and the regular routine, as many do. He has been a great money spinner for them and I'm sure she will know if he doesn't want to do it any more. 
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    Shad reacted to gubellini in Thatz David   
    Anne has been training winners for over 25 years. She has done well with horses that are not bred in the purple. Her first winner was Glow Bug at Waipukurau on the 29/11/92. Glow Bug was by the unheralded sire General Fripon. I respect her judgement and am sure she will retire Thatz David when she thinks his time has come.
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    Shad reacted to gubellini in Thatz David   
    It is up to Anne Davies to decide when it is time to retire Thatz David. She might take heart that a horse called Banjo ran fourth in the 1880 Grand National Steeplechase at Riccarton. Poor old Banjo was 26 years of age!