Disillusioned

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  1. We're Doomed, I vaguely remember Great Sensation's Cup of, I think, 1962. He had 9 st 7 lbs - 60.3 kg - and got up to beat Stipulate with a real longshot called Blue Blade who'd dashed away 4 furlongs out hanging on for third with 7 st 1 lb - 44.9 kg. Blue Blade - my Mum loved greys! - paid enough for a place for my Mum to buy us a tent-for-four that we went camping away with for years to come.
  2. Seriously? Have you ever looked at Manikato's career record? But, regardless, a horse who wins a Golden Slipper - male or female - immediately has a value at stud that knocks spots off anything they might earn in a later career. The 6-year-old you cite, by comparison, I can't even remember the name of... I am not knocking the trainer you cite, either. He has done well.
  3. A tad harsh on the Slipper, Tauhei. This is a listing (not mine) of the Top Dozen Slipper winners, all of which I would rank ahead of any New Zealand two-year-old, and nearly all of which then went on to win as older horses: 12. Bounding Away What a tough little grey she was! The great T J Smith ranked her the best filly or mare that he ever trained, which gives you a fair indication of how good she was. She won six group ones in total including the Golden Slipper, Blue Diamond, Champagne Stakes, Flight Stakes, Orlando Wines Classic (now Coolmore Classic) and AJC Oaks.
  4. Scoob, I view Q & A sessions like this the same way I regard 'debates' at Election time. Mucho promisings, very little deliverings. Think of all Jacinda's promises from the election Winston installled her as PM at ... and then ponder all the non-deliveries that hvae ensued...
  5. Agreed, Trump. Me, as Minister of Justice would allow taxpayer-funded appeals in the instances you cite (or if a grave miscarriiage of justice was reckoned to have occurred). But, otherwise, I'd say 'We'll fund your appeal up to but, not exceeding, the amount you, your family andyour friends contribute' ...
  6. Agreed, TM. (Can't access the Like/Thanks buttons today ... and here I amI full of the joy of living and just busting to like or thank something/someone!)
  7. One of my pet hates with Tommy, back in the day, that he would invariably line up four or more nags in any given big race, take all the credit for whichever one chanced to come home at the head of the field ... and quietly forget to mention the three or more than finished out of the money. The O'Briens are 'famed' for similar tactics these days...
  8. Blossom, I have yet to train a winner... I have. mind, never actually attempted to train a winner... But by your logic, my 0 winners and 0.00 strike rate would disbar me from making any comment on subjects racing...
  9. Tapu. far be it for me to defend a Leftist politico, ha, but given that Grant was accompanied to the TAB you cite by a gaggle of reporters I would surmise that the visit was the suggestion of the reporters rather rthan Grant himself. Not much newsworthiness in Grant simply bashing a PC, is there?
  10. Nice gesture, Gruff. Congrats to both you and Trump...
  11. Well done, Mr Peg! And, again, many thanks to Ponderosa and Scooby for helping provide excitement in a Spring Carnival that, thanks to Covid-19, was unlike any other...
  12. Tauranga Race 7: 6 - 7 - 8 - 9 Riccarton Race 8: 2 - 3 - 7 - 9 Riccarton Race 10: 4 - 5 - 9 - 16 Newcastle Race 6: 1 - 2 - 3 - 9 Sandown Race 3: 2 - 3 - 5 - 6 Sandown Race 5: 1 - 3 - 5 - 6 Sandown Race 6: 1 - 2 - 3 - 9 Sandown Race 8: 3 - 4 - 5 - 8 Sandown Race 9: 1 - 2 - 4 -10 Sandown Race 10: 2 - 4 - 7 - 13
  13. Greetings, Mr S. 1st 5 Lincoln King 2nd 16 Dragon Storm 3rd 9 Riviera Rock
  14. Off to do good grief to a golf course shortly so am in here nice and early: Race 7 1 2 5 15 Race 9 1 2 3 4 Race 11 2 3 4 10
  15. You are on my page re 'independent analyses', Crusty! Putteth not your trust - or your hard-earned - on any of such recommendations.