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    Competitions

    Happy to withdraw my offer of a decent prize if I’ve hurt your feelings
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    McNabs Riding

    I don’t mind being suspended ... mind you I don’t mind the blindfold and gag either, as long as there’s a safe word like pineapple .. but let’s be absolutely clear, pineapple is only a safe word ... it’s not a sex toy, well it might be a toy in Cambridge but not in the Viaduct
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    Competitions

    Not sure about that, there’s two sides to every story I tried to run a comp for Cafe and used the word “nillers” to describe the residents I wanted to exclude from over at the now nearly defunct oxidation pond .... I’m told by my usual reliable sources that Maria decided I shouldn’t be allowed to tell the truth when describing those poxy nillers, the low pricks they are, so she edited my post accordingly, and I withdrew my generous offer ... she’s no great loss As always I’m happy to put up a generous prize for a late summer ( Karaka Million up until Easter Monday ) “losers get laid” if someone will score it ... usual rules though, no nillers from over at the oxidation pond
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    Are the Whip rules working

    What would the RIU know ? !! If you mean the raceday stewards, I get that, but most of the RIU investigating team are woefully inept when it comes to racing matters and they really don’t know anything about horses and / or racing
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    NZTR organises race

    This is what happens when you leave NZTR in charge.....watch until the very end https://www.facebook.com/punters.com.au/videos/10155386617227945/
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    Are the Whip rules working

    I can’t understand why NZTR doesn’t ban them Jockeys should be allowed to carry them but only for safety and guidance and they can’t rotate them which basically means an end to hitting behind the saddle Mind you such changes would require vision and an understanding of animal welfare .. and we’re dealing with NZTR here
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    All Stars Mile

    So I’ve been asked to vote for Super Seth ( did that ) and it got me thinking NZ should have Catalyst, Super Seth and Melody Belle in the field.....that’s a remarkable quarter of the runners. That tells me we’re doing something right from a horsemen’s perspective, we’re globally competitive in that area, as good as any in the world.....so why is our racing so fucked ? It can only be one of two, maybe three, things. The clubs and their tracks NZTR and the various codes governance model The NZRB / RITA and The Racing Act Any thoughts ?
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    “What no one knows, won’t hurt them”

    I should add that not all RIU staff are rotten....in fact some are thoroughly decent, but sadly a few high up the food chain can’t be trusted at all
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    “What no one knows, won’t hurt them”

    Tassie the RIU is ruining racing. i can’t tell you what I know because I have to work with them but their behaviour is appalling and they have no compunction about fabricating evidence As long as the enforcers are going to behave without integrity the sane should apply to the licensees I should add that the JCA is great, I find them fair and decent and it’s only their inherent integrity that’s saving the industry from gross abuse by the RIU
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    Bernard,s blog

    Saundry, Jackson & Carter are for all intents and purposes are at war with RITA. This is a struggle for survival.....the dinasours who’ve done nothing useful are fighting for their continued existence, and they’re doing it very mischeviously too It’s rather hard to drag a pig from a trough in my experience
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    All Stars Mile

    My original comment was about the ability of Kiwi horsemen and their ongoing ability to compete on the global stage.. The acquisition of Super Seth is in my opinion a testament to the skills of those horsemen who had the vision to step up and buy the horse.....now he’s NZ owned I’m saying the horsemen and woman involved, including syndicate investors, should take some credit. Not worth arguing about though....he’s NZ owned in my eyes and I stand by my original comment that having three contenders in the big Mile is quite remarkable
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    All Stars Mile

    Got you now ... so every thoroughbred in the world is Bedouin Arab given that that’s where the original sires came from ... am I reading your constipated mind correctly. ??
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    All Stars Mile

    Owned by a NZ based syndicate, the majority owner being Waikato Stud They had the vision to buy him and syndicate him.....that makes him a subject of NZ in terms of horseman’s input and ownership, and eventually his career as a sire Is there a part of that you don’t understand ?
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    Catalyst

    Carried a big weight Ran time Did it on the bridle A serious horse ran second Maybe, just maybe, we’ve got a really good one here
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    Great race this Levin Classic

    Four goodies in here I fancy Harlech but Riodini, Travelling Light and maybe Mascarpone all look top class to me
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    Trevor ( Gripper) Harrison

    It’s not that simple chap, the longer you hold them the greater the chance one will have a meltdown or do something irrational The art is to give them just enough time to get organised then to let them go before it all turns to custard Being restrained in starting gates is incredibly stressful for a horse, and sadly ( unlike other major racing countries ) the NZ barrier crews seem poorly resourced and short of staff. All things considered the starters and their crew do a great job .... but they could certainly do better if NZTR threw more resources at them
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    AWT Cambridge

    Chill Berrifruit.....Jackson, Carter & Saundry have this.....what could possibly go wrong ?
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    Paul Harris

    I note he’s back making a mark.. small team apparently but he trained two winners at Reefton yesterday .... as they say “you can’t keep a good man down “
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    AWT Cambridge

    NZTR talk to Aidan O’Brien ... surely not... they’ve got ( had ) Gary Foskett
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    AWT Cambridge

    Let’s try to be positive here. i personally do not think AW tracks are the answer, they suit round actioned horses and punters don’t really warm to them, other than top end Strathayr which this is sadly not, but on a positive note this will bring savings to the industry because horses and staff won’t have to travel to Ruakaka ( or similar ) to get an opportunity in winter The horses are largely in the Waikato so this redevelopment is appropriate, but as suggested we should keep our expectations low
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    Steve Davis - Auctioneer extraordinaire.

    Agree, watched him sell that Deep Impact colt for 1.9... he is quite some talent
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    Paul Harris

    There are probably better places to bring your history with Paul up, like to his face maybe
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    Trevor ( Gripper) Harrison

    I haven’t spoken to him personally so this is second hand but my impeccable sources say Scooter walked because of the way Ellerslie has handled this, combined with the fact he was overlooked for the position ( given that he’s fulfilled the role alone many times )
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    Trevor ( Gripper) Harrison

    Not quite 100% accurate The official line is as follows He's been stood down until the hearing at the end of the month Tony McGovern is Gripper’s replacement Scooter has resigned too. I don’t think you’ll see Gripper at Ellerslie again though, you’re right about that, and that’s a shame
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    Paul Harris

    I’m dyslexic ... did you say NZTR are a buncha coonts ??