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    Michelle Pickles

    She’s on the AM Show this morning... about a 15 minute spot...the subject being significant sporting achievements by NZ sports persons / teams this year Now given that the racing industry pays her salary ( for no obvious reason as she was a marginalised journalist with no future at TV 3 when Trackside inexplicably offered her a highly paid position for which she had no real qualifications ) anyway I digress, why could she not slip in a comment about Melody Belle, TA Shark or even TA / Jamie Richards She mentioned the women’s rowing eights for example, and no one has heard of them She’s a joke and has no loyalty to, or passion for, the industry that feeds her
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    Racing Industry Bill

    This bill goes back to select committee now and you can be absolutely sure it’s going to have major surgery to preclude the land grabbing component and to define a process by which clubs can be persuaded to integrate in a fair bit orderly fashion that protects the rights of the members, their individual club constitutions, and equally importantly the communities heritage and intellectual property created by virtue of the blood and sweat of volunteer labour
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    More Inca charges dropped

    Criminal charges dropped for two more defendants ........ Inca continues to unravel as it’s exposed for the fabricated rort it always was .....the RIU will now lay racing charges as they did with Nigel McGrath, because they’re trophy hunting and trying to save face
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    Racing Industry Bill

    Doubt it ... watch Avondale and Te Rapa .. they’ll never surrender their assets National will likely chime in now and declare that as a part of their election manifesto they’ll repeal this land grab from the hard working clubs... there’s 25000 votes right there ... the fun is only just starting
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    Racing Industry Bill

    Except weed ... they’re very pro weed
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    Racing Industry Bill

    Imagine giving all those galloping assets to NZTR to administer !!
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    Michelle Pickles

    Cindy Mitchener sourced her for Trackside ..... it seems Cindy spots talent for the NZRB ( well a complete lack of talent in this case )
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    Cannabis testing

    Within reason you can find scientific papers to support almost any proposition relating to cannabis use Most credible papers agree that at an early age cannabis use is detrimental to learning and academic achievement, and it slows responses to critical stimuli. Being fat soluble it also predisposes to chronic mental changes, and it’s a recognized “gateway” drug with a strong correlation to the use of hard drugs. I’m thus going to suggest that if you’re happy to be a low academic achiever and find a career that’s more mediocre than meteoric then cannabis is a good choice for you. Just don’t expect to ever own much in the way of assets, or have any letters after your name, in fact there’s a good chance you’ll struggle to even remember your name, but don’t worry, Social Welfare will remind you every Thursday when you get your benefit, before you spend it on double Corubas & coke, providing the barman isn’t on the weed too, in which case the Coruba you ordered will arrive 27 minutes late, minus the coke Weed and Young People | WDG Public Healthhttps://www.wdgpublichealth.ca/weed-and-young-people
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    Captain Cook Stakes

    It’s a laugh when the critics ( who’ve never raced anything themselves ) put the boot into that field given that the winner is a bloody good horse ( I backed him ) and he’s been G1 placed at Flemington Well done to all involved, especially Jono, Holly & Jen, that’s thoroughly deserved
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    ~ R2 Ellerslie...

    Jockeys are conducting a procedure in riding a racehorse.....are you arguing they should be ridden and whipped themselves to have any credibility
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    ~ R2 Ellerslie...

    The next time you have heart surgery just ask for a surgeon who’s read lots about thoracic surgery but never done an operation. .... or when you’re having a bet on formula one back a driver who’s spent years in the simulator but never been in the car .... you’ll do well ... and my last analogy / metaphor especially for you ....you might be the world masturbating champion Tim but it doesn’t make you a great rooter
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    You think he’s in trouble ??

    Winston Peters lashes out at ex-NZ First party officials for request to give evidence - NZ Heraldhttps://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12291423
  13. He’s in the High Court next week, suing Paula Bennett ( and for all intents and purposes the National Party ) for defamation, because they told the truth about his benefit chicanery For those who don’t know he claimed a higher benefit by ticking the box claiming he “didn’t have a partner”, even though he’d been living with Jan Trotman, in her St Mary’s Bay house for well over ten years. His defence ....” I thought it meant was I still married to my long gone ex wife ....” To me he’s guilty of chicanery and arguably fraud, and on that basis my question is this, is he a suitable candidate to be Minister For Racing ? and if he is found to be a fraudster will he be better qualified for the job ? particularly in his capacity working with Australia ?
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    ~ R2 Ellerslie...

    Leave it to the ex jockeys who’ve ridden a lot and then straight A’d through bursary and University math, pure and stats if it matters FYI though the horse in question drifted left over about 50m, and he drifted out about 6m, so the hypotenuse is the square root of 2536 which is 50.35 so there’s a 35cm difference In other words the winner won on merit unless you could prove the second horse lost momentum or became unbalanced, and that’s clearly what the JCA thought
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    ~ R2 Ellerslie...

    You’d be amazed how little ground is lost using Pythagoras theorem.. Use 200m ( duration of interference ) as A and 10m ( width forced wider ) as B and you’ll find the distance C is only a few inches further, 25cm to be exact, the length of your foot, and that’s after being forced 10m or 7 full horse widths across the track What unusually decides it is was the affected horse bumped off stride and did it lose momentum ?
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    Te Akau Thread

    You could select any of a thousand races in NZ and say the NZTR contribution is wasted money. In the case of the KM, they’re marquee races that synergistically work with the yearling sales to showcase our racing product / stock to the world, and as such enhance the value of the yearling sales.....something we all benefit from...... If you argued the subsidization of the Wellington Cup or any jumping race was a waste of money then I’d agree....but this time I don’t, and we all know the rules, LJM is always right
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    Te Akau Thread

    Just like NZB shouldn’t he acting as a merchant bank to oil the wheels of the commercial side of NZ racing huh ?? Domestic racing as we know it wouldn’t exist without the deep pockets of NZB ... FFS you lot ... look at the big picture and stop trying to find fault in every aspect of the industry ... or better still focus on the aspects of the industry that are dysfunctional and require remedial or reconstructive work
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    Te Akau Thread

    The table means absolutely nothing unless you factor in what every animal was sold on for, for export as a racehorse or as an RTR horse The return from a horse purchased is not limited to stakemoney won....in fact most NZ trainers survive on adding value to yearlings and selling them on
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    Te Akau Thread

    And if I was running TA right now....and I had a choice of running a horse at Counties, or on a decent track elsewhere, I’d be be making an informed decision Fortunately for you the TA team will rise above this little blip and not hold grudges in the last two years TA has had about 15 x G1 or million dollar race winners. In the entire history of your swamp known as Counties there’s been one G1 winner come off that track and I think that horse was trained at Takanini a month before.....anyway, stop trying to put the boot into TA BTW I’m not serious with this challenge, but it’s a fair point
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    5 years Karaka data

    Why don’t you convert the amount spent on the top ten yearlings into jobs created and industry revenue generated ......which translates into jobs at studs, for vets, feed merchants, farriers, trainers, jockeys, the media, unfortunately the RIU and the bumbling NZTR, and lastly, even for useless club administrators like you Shane ......oh no, we can’t do that can we now, that’d be a positive perspective and you don’t do positive because your life is all about mediocrity, and jealousy
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    Te Akau Thread

    RR this bloke shouldn’t have done that Twitter thing, it’s deceitful and defamatory Re Trip Advisor, every time I have a clash with a customer over their behaviour, be it vegan or just thuggery, they mobilise their mates and we get hundreds of bad reviews on Google, FB, Zomato, Trip Adviser etc ... and it takes weeks to clean up the mess and get them taken down, if they’re fabricated .... but the net result is it doesn’t matter because we get 500-5000 reviews every day, by happy customers who tell their mates how well we treat them TA is similar, they have reviewers and their critics, maybe the odd one is justified, most are nasty and mischievous, but the ones that matter are the ones that keep coming back and investing their $$$$$ .... history doesn’t lie... DCE is without peer at this syndication game and the marketing of his operations and he doesn’t deserve these ongoing attacks from virtually anonymous internutters who have an agenda
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    Te Akau Thread

    Why was SD banned from the TA Facebook page ?? There’s a pattern here Shane, he can’t cope with rejection and acts vituperatively when he’s banned or rejected, and for the record whilst I haven’t spoken directly to TA or KFE I’ve seen the texts describing her phone calls to this creep asking him to desist, including detailed descriptions of his response to those calls, and they don’t reconcile with what you’re describing here As for Trip Advisor, we contact them regularly if we have a mischievous review, and they normally remove that review once they ascertain the facts I’m not sure why SD didn’t do the same when TA / KFE reached out to him because they were clearly concerned about his behaviour ... surely a mature adult can accept that sometimes, in some company, he’s neither welcome nor wanted and just fuck off If he needs a valuable life lesson in being helped to understand when he’s not wanted or welcome I’m here waiting at HQ, he knows where I am but I don’t expect to see him any time soon because I’m not a girl you can bully & reduce to tears
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    Te Akau Thread

    Scooby do you have contact with Te Akau ? If you do maybe reach out to them and find out exactly what has been going on with this bloke and his ongoing social media campaign against TA, across multiple platforms, why he was banned from their FB page, why he set up a TA News Twitter account, why he’s been harassing KFE, her daughter, and it’s now alleged he’s been fomenting trouble directly with Jamie Richards He needs help but he can’t see it
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    Te Akau Thread

    I’ve got everything I need thanks I’m sure far more important people than me will want to know what you look like ( seeing as you’re rather insignificant ) so here’s your mug shot.....I don’t want to trivialize this Steve but that head shows you’re not just an ugly person on the inside fella Let’s talk tomorrow if you’re about, you know where to find me