Dwyn

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  1. I agree with Shane. This shutdown is about protecting lives and racing is not that important on the scale of things. If it was so essential to the Government why haven't they provided financial assistance like Australia ?
  2. Was it Black Watch that he placed in Auckland Cup? Was a good mare for the Yarndley's anyway.
  3. Think you're a bit hard on Rosie for that ride Gruff as it's as plain as the nose on you're face that the horse slipped free of interference around the 900m mark on the tv coverage. Its the NZTR that need to be accountable, 3 abandonements in a fortnight on tracks rated as Good or Dead. Surely the All Weather tracks aren't the answer for these.
  4. The industry needs to look at things that it can do now to capture the nation's attention and create a vibrant, exciting form of entertainment with minimal expense. Coverage on main stream TV Sport News with results and highlights of every Listed and Group race. A live 1 or 2 hour TV racing show (free to view, main stream tv), either fortnightly or monthly. Listed and Group races programmed to be televised within a 1 to 1.5 hr time slot @ 2 venues with races 15mins apart (alternating venues), with form analyses and pre and post interviews (very much like they do with other sports like rugby and netball). Benefits: This will get the NZ top horses to be common household names and then create a following – even the next generation, the kids – capture their interest, their imagination and their dreams now for the future. After all, is racing not a sport of national interest?
  5. Dwyn

    Binoculars.

    Swarovski or Steiner.
  6. Maybe those days have gone and you won't ever see sheep on tracks again, but the tracks weren't the problem back then that they are now. Still think the problem comes from the training at the top. Having the correct people in the right positions is key to racing going forward.
  7. In the old days sheep were used which consolidated the surface and obviously they can't find anything to replicate this with their modern techniques. Lots of tracks have their grass too long but it probably stems from the training these track managers are getting from the top which can't be working !!
  8. Nothing wrong with Teofilo, a son of Galileo, a leading sire in both hemispheres !
  9. Go to RacingNSW website and youll find it.
  10. At this time of the year, why do they need an 800m race? Surely you'd be better to have a longer race with bigger fields !
  11. Sorry Ted, but is that photo supposed to be of Kiwi Can ? cos your photo of Kiwi Can differs considerably to my scrapbook pics (and the racing colours too), plus from memory he was a straight bay, but you could confirm off Roger Lang.
  12. Everybody I'd say, been trying all morning
  13. The thing is Huey (Is your uncle Scrooge McDuck?) why start your horse now, when if you wait a whole 2 weeks, you have the chance of winning almost 50% extra? Go figure.
  14. It is good that they have increased to a 10k minimum for starters, but they need to make a commitment for an annual increase not just make this increase last till the next uprising. The other thing that I don't understand is why wait until March 1, why not implement it immediately? I know our stable won't be starting any more horses this month in 7k races.
  15. Look at cost free ways to promote this wonderful sport. The Broadcasting (Games of National Significance) Amendment Bill: http://fw.to/axuWH6j A proposed law could ensure all sports matches of national significance are free-to-air, but regrettably THOROUGHBRED RACING does not appear to be deemed as a sport of 'national significance'. Why not? Mr Purcell and others at NZTR & NZRB should be moving heaven and earth to be included. Every Group race should be broadcasted free on main stream TV to promote our best racing into the homes of every New Zealander. A picture says a thousand words therefore Trackside coverage should not include scenes of empty stands. This portrays poor attendance, lack of excitement and a sport not worth watching, especially on cold, wet days when people are inside. There may well be not many people there but focus on those that are – not those that aren’t. Plus it doesn’t cost a cent.