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High Sparrow last won the day on September 21 2020

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  1. Thanks so much to Scooby and Pondy for such innovative comps and congrats to Paigezim, Dogzstar1 and CommonSensical on their terrific efforts. Good luck with your respective comp bets. Looking forward to the next one!
  2. Ellerslie Race 7 1-3-11-14. Ellerslie Race 8 3-5-7-8. Riccarton Race 7 1-4-5-8. Riccarton Race 9 1-5-14-15. Randwick Race 1 1-9-11-12. Randwick Race 2 2-4-5-6. Randwick Race 3 1-2-3-7. Randwick Race 4 1-2-5-8. Randwick Race 5 1-3-4-5. Randwick Race 6 1-2-3-6. Randwick Race 7 2-4-5-10. Randwick Race 8 1-4-6-9. Randwick Race 9 1-2-12-15. Wow Ponderosa you will certainly be working overtime with this comp. Thanks again to you and Scooby for all your sterling work. Great competition. Good Luck to al
  3. Firstly Dogzstar1 I hope your brother makes a full recovery mate. That's a real worry for you. Been there with my late Mum and Dad with strokes and it reminds us all that our health is our wealth. Congratulations to the top 3 placegetters in a close and entertaining competition. Well-deserved and Thanks so much to Scooby and Ponderosa (The Cartwrights would be so proud of your efforts as the comp was a real 'bonanza'). But seriously Pondy that is a massive day of calculations and Scooby I like the different formats you come up with as they really add to the variety of it all and keep us o
  4. Randwick Race 2: 2, 8 and 9. Te Rapa Race 5: 1, 4 and 7. Randwick Race 3: 1, 3 and 6. Hastings Race 5: 4, 7 and 11. Randwick Race 4: 2, 5 and 7. Randwick Race 5: 2, 4, and 5. Hastings Race 7: 7, 11 and 12. Te Rapa Race 8: 2, 3 and 16. Randwick Race 6: 2, 3 and 9. Randwick Race 7: 8, 12 and 13. Morphetville Race 7: 4, 6 and 7. Randwick Race 8: 1, 3 and 7. Randwick Race 9: 4, 6 and 11. Randwick Race 10: 3, 5 and 11. Thanks again for adding some spice to the Saturday racing Scooby and to Ponderosa - you must either be a super
  5. Randwick Race 2 – 2 and 4. Randwick Race 3 – 3 and 12. Riccarton Race 5 – 2 and 12. Te Aroha Race 5 – 3 and 10. Randwick Race 4 – 1 and 3. Riccarton Race 6 – 2 and 3. Te Aroha Race 6 – 1 and 7. Randwick Race 5 – 6 and 11. Riccarton Race 7 – 3 and 8. Te Aroha Race 7 – 1 and 2. Randwick Race 6 – 1 and 8. Randwick Race 7 – 2 and 3. Randwick Race 8 – 1 and 2. Randwick Race 9 – 1 and 2. Thanks to Scooby and Pondy for their sterling efforts.
  6. Great memories reignited for me too there Crusty. I loved watching the Skelton brothers riding and the Riordans were the same. I remember going to watch Jocasta run in a juvenile race at Trentham (may have been the Wellesley or Wakefield maybe) with an American workmate of mine (Bill Oppenheim, now a world-renowned bloodstock analyst) after Bill had declared it a "certainty" (I had counselled him there were no certainties in racing). Bill had put a grand on it at $3. That was 10 weeks wages at the time. I think Noel Riordan may have ridden it that day. Anyway, Jocasta went clear at the furlong
  7. Well done to the top three placegetters and well-deserved with some consistent picking. Scooby and Pondy thank you so much for all the time and effort you put into providing these competitions to enliven our Saturdays a bit more. It's a ton of work for you both and I for one greatly appreciate it, as I am sure many others do on this site. You are both champions in every sense of the word. Kind regards, HS.
  8. Rosehill Race 1 - 3 and 6. Manawatu Race 6 - 1 and 9. Rosehill Race 2 - 2 and 3. Manawatu Race 7 - 1 and 4. Rosehill Race 3 - 2 and 3. Riverton Race 8 - 4 and 5. Manawatu Race 8 - 3 and 10. Rosehill Race 4 - 5 and 9. Manawatu Race 9 - 4 and 14. Rosehill Race 5 - 3 and 6. Rosehill Race 6 - 1 and 8. Rosehill Race 7 - 1 and 6. Rosehill Race 8 - 4 and 5. Scooby - Thanks for the opportunity and all the great work you do here and to Ponderosa and others who have done the scoring for us over several years. Best of Luck to all.
  9. Trump doesn't give a shit about the veterans. He called the war hero John McCain a coward for being captured while Trump got his rich Daddy to get a medical dispensation for him for allegedly having flat feet, so he could avoid the draft. He called dead serviceman "losers". Surely you're not holding this guy up as a model citizen? I am guessing you pay tax. Every American President has declared their tax returns but Trump objects because he thinks he's special and an exception. Open your eyes. The reason he's objected for so long is becoming patently clear - because he's been a tax evader/d
  10. Yep you're right Breeder. The world is full of misinformation and its big business for people with agendas - many of them political. The majority of the fake news doesn't come from legitimate media outlets - it comes from people like Trump who peddle it and skew it amongst his gullible and adoring supporters (of which you are probably one along with Chevy86 and Berri) and then accuses any reporter who challenges him with the facts of spreading "fake news". He is an abusive narcissistic, would-be dictator who wouldn't know the meaning of democracy if it jumped up and bit him on the face. But t
  11. No he doesn't. According to news coverage and White House news releases, Trump has written checks equal to a quarter of his $400,000 annual salary every quarter to various government agencies: He's still a would-be dictator and the biggest liar on the planet.
  12. Breeder. Thanks for the data. I see where I went wrong and I apologise. I misunderstood the data set presented around the rolling seven day average. You have to be careful about comparing apples with apples and coming up with oranges. I note the original video author had a note on the right side of the chart saying that the methodology had changed mid-graph, which makes me wonder whether he was doing the same. There is so much misinformation out there that you need a stats degree to disseminate the wheat from the chaff. I'm all for asking questions of the relevant authorities. Cov
  13. I am guessing you do realise that the people behind this site are a bunch of people who were banned from The Guardian’s comment section because of their lack of fact checking and spreading of disinformation? The site regularly publishes false information on topics including COVID-19, vaccinations, and 9/11. So conspiracy theorists etc then. Yes flu is a big killer and some Covid-19 deaths may be reported as flu and even vice versa - bit it's still deadly. Nearly 1 million dead people attest to that. As for Scandinavian countries and Covid - well have a look at Sweden and compare it to NZ for
  14. https://ourworldindata.org/coronavirus/country/united-kingdom?country=~GBR Gee you really got out the wrong side of the bed didn't you Berri? Here have a look at this before you go off on some abusive rant Berri. I get you're feeling anxious about the virus - plenty of people are but getting angry and abusive at everyone who disagree with your "Covid is a scam" conspiracy theories and allowing yourself to be convinced of their worth by the "alternative facts" brigade and then trying to spread them on a racing forum does you no credit at a time when people are dying from a worldwide pandem