CommonSensical

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    CommonSensical got a reaction from Chestnut in ENTRY THREAD : MID-WINTER AUSTRALASIAN RACING TIPPING TRIO COMP : SATURDAY 13 JULY : ALL WELCOME !   
    Comp R1 : Ruakaka R3 1.39pm  3-7bb 
    Comp R2 : Rosehill R2 2.05pm 2-3
    Comp R3 : Caulfield R4 2.55pm 1-7
    Comp R4 : Ruakaka R6 3.24pm 3-5
    Comp R5 : Rosehill R5 3.50pm 1-3
    Comp R6 : Caulfield R6 4.10pm 1-3
    Comp R7 : Rosehill R7 5.10pm 3-5 bb
    Comp R8 : Caulfield R8 5.30pm 3-9
    Comp R9 : Gawler R7 6.21pm 4-7
    Comp R10 : Gawler R8 7.00pm  2-4
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    CommonSensical reacted to glen in Wanganui Track ????   
    https://loveracing.nz/raceinfo/47455/meeting-overview.aspx
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    CommonSensical reacted to rdytdy in Wanganui Track ????   
    Raln forecast Wednesday and Thursday.  
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    CommonSensical reacted to 47South in Wanganui Track ????   
    Very little rain over the passed week. Track drying out. With no more rain I'm guessing 8 with a holding track ???? 
     
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    CommonSensical got a reaction from Chestnut in ENTRY THREAD : AUSTRALASIAN RACING THREE'S COMPANY COMP : SATURDAY 29 JUNE : ALL WELCOME ! :)   
    SCRATCHING REPLACEMENT : Comp R2 number 2 is a scratching could you please replace with No 3
    Thank You
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    CommonSensical got a reaction from Huey in Time to end Jumps in the South?   
    I remember at Woodville for years there were a few good jumps riders and ample  track riders  that did a lot of the trackwork riding as well as schooling , but they have all left the industry now because of the same problem , Paid peanut's treated like slaves , promised race day jumps  rides for schooling horses repeatedly and then trainers giving race day rides to higher profile jockeys and we get the situation we are in now and wonder where the real problems lie
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    CommonSensical got a reaction from Huey in Time to end Jumps in the South?   
    I remember at Woodville for years there were a few good jumps riders and ample  track riders  that did a lot of the trackwork riding as well as schooling , but they have all left the industry now because of the same problem , Paid peanut's treated like slaves , promised race day jumps  rides for schooling horses repeatedly and then trainers giving race day rides to higher profile jockeys and we get the situation we are in now and wonder where the real problems lie
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    CommonSensical got a reaction from Huey in Time to end Jumps in the South?   
    I remember at Woodville for years there were a few good jumps riders and ample  track riders  that did a lot of the trackwork riding as well as schooling , but they have all left the industry now because of the same problem , Paid peanut's treated like slaves , promised race day jumps  rides for schooling horses repeatedly and then trainers giving race day rides to higher profile jockeys and we get the situation we are in now and wonder where the real problems lie
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    CommonSensical got a reaction from Huey in Time to end Jumps in the South?   
    I remember at Woodville for years there were a few good jumps riders and ample  track riders  that did a lot of the trackwork riding as well as schooling , but they have all left the industry now because of the same problem , Paid peanut's treated like slaves , promised race day jumps  rides for schooling horses repeatedly and then trainers giving race day rides to higher profile jockeys and we get the situation we are in now and wonder where the real problems lie
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    CommonSensical reacted to Pam Robson in waimate   
    I don't think we have too many ' big picture thinkers ' .....
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    CommonSensical reacted to We're Doomed in waimate   
    I just had a look at the final 400s from Waimate. People and cars lined up the entire length of the straight, and well past the finish post as well. And from the first race until the last race. I bet Trentham and Riccarton would love to see a crowd like that. I wonder what the official attendance and turnover was.
    Does anyone know if a representative from the NZRB and NZTR attended the meeting and gave a small talk thanking them for their efforts over the years and reassuring them that them falling on their swords was for the greater good of the whole industry and the whole industry would be much better off without them?
    I am quite serious there, does a delegation of Racings "leadership" and big picture thinkers attend "final meetings" like that just to let the locals know people are thinking of them. Was Glenda there? Does she know where Waimate is? NZ's best shot-putter does come from Timaru so I imagine she does know where Waimate is.
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    CommonSensical got a reaction from Insider in waimate   
    Haven't we been taking advice/employing Aussies for the last couple of decades  , That didn't seem to have been that successful ?  
    Some of these small clubs that are going to be closed have proven very successful at attracting some Very good sponsors that now I would say would also be lost to the Industry , I don't think the Suits actually realise the true loss to the industry in the closure of these smaller country clubs.
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    CommonSensical got a reaction from Insider in waimate   
    Haven't we been taking advice/employing Aussies for the last couple of decades  , That didn't seem to have been that successful ?  
    Some of these small clubs that are going to be closed have proven very successful at attracting some Very good sponsors that now I would say would also be lost to the Industry , I don't think the Suits actually realise the true loss to the industry in the closure of these smaller country clubs.
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    CommonSensical reacted to puha in waimate   
    Bet you could buy a Best Bets or turf digest on the Sunday also to do study and circle your fancies.Fast forward 30 years you have Zero printed form the day before.
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    CommonSensical got a reaction from Insider in waimate   
    Haven't we been taking advice/employing Aussies for the last couple of decades  , That didn't seem to have been that successful ?  
    Some of these small clubs that are going to be closed have proven very successful at attracting some Very good sponsors that now I would say would also be lost to the Industry , I don't think the Suits actually realise the true loss to the industry in the closure of these smaller country clubs.
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    CommonSensical reacted to L.J.Shannon in waimate   
    I cant see any positive advantage at all , You have to wonder how many Passionate Club Members, supporters, committee people , locals etc. that have some sort of ownership in racehorses and will feel aggrieved about this situation and finish their association with NZ Racing?
    The Messarra Report : I'm not exactly comfortably taking business advice from an Australian whose own business in Aus. is based around selling his produce to the same clients NZers  are selling to and need to sell to to survive , Surely We are competing for the same market! 
    To Me that like DOMINO'S PIZZA having PIZZA HUT as their business Mentors or consultants! 
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    CommonSensical reacted to Pegasus 9 in ENTRY THREAD : FAREWELL TO AUTUMN RACING WITH THE KINGSFORD-SMITH POINTS PAIRS COMP : SATURDAY 25 MAY : ALL WELCOME !   
    Comp R1 : Eagle Farm R3 2.20pm :  8 BB
    Comp R2 : Ellerslie R5 2.39pm :  3
    Comp R3 : Eagle Farm R4 2.55pm : 4 
    Comp R4 : Eagle Farm R5 3.35pm (BONUS RACE) :  1
    Comp R5 : Eagle Farm R6 4.15pm :  1
    Comp R6 : Eagle Farm R7 4.55pm  (BONUS RACE) :  11
    Comp R7 : Royal Randwick R7 5.10pm :  11
    Comp R8 : Eagle Farm R8 5.35pm (BONUS RACE) :  14
    Comp R9 : Eagle Farm R9 6.15pm :  2 BB
    Comp R10 : Flemington R9 6.40pm :  4
    Cheers
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    CommonSensical got a reaction from Pegasus 9 in ENTRY THREAD : FAREWELL TO AUTUMN RACING WITH THE KINGSFORD-SMITH POINTS PAIRS COMP : SATURDAY 25 MAY : ALL WELCOME !   
    Comp R1 : Eagle Farm R3 2.20pm - 9
    Comp R2 : Ellerslie R5 2.39pm -  9 BB
    Comp R3 : Eagle Farm R4 2.55pm - 4
    Comp R4 : Eagle Farm R5 3.35pm - BONUS 1
    Comp R5 : Eagle Farm R6 4.15pm - 3 
    Comp R6 : Eagle Farm R7 4.55pm - BONUS 11
    Comp R7 : Royal Randwick R7 5.10pm - 11
    Comp R8 : Eagle Farm R8 5.35pm - BONUS 3
    Comp R9 : Eagle Farm R9 6.15pm – 2
    Comp R10 : Flemington R9 6.40pm – 7 BB
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    CommonSensical got a reaction from Leggy in TRENTHAM TRACK   
    I am no grass/turf expert but it seems obvious what's going to happen if you sprinkle water on , perhaps "other Jurisdiction's" Irrigate in larger volumes well before a race meeting getting it to soak in making roots go deeper.
    We always used to race on hard and fast tracks 20 years ago no problem  , if you got a bit of rain in the last 24/48 hours because there was always a good root structure the water could get away through the soil because it was fractured thanks to a good deep root system, everything held together , No real issues?   but  now with irrigated tracks you have grass roots only going horizontal you are left with a hard pan just under the surface that moisture cant get through therefore it gives you the " Mat on the Varnished floor syndrome" very slippery?? 
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    CommonSensical got a reaction from Chestnut in SELECTIONS THREAD : AUSTRALASIAN RACING AUTUMN PAIRS COMP : SATURDAY, 11 MAY   
    1 R5   Rotorua  2, 7  BB
    2.  R1 Morphettville    3,  6
    3.  R3 Caulfield   1,  7
    4.  R7 Rotorua   2,   6
    5.  R5 Doomben   1   3  (Quinella Race)  
    6.  R6 Doomben   1   3
    7.  R6 Caulfield   9   12
    8.  R6 Scone   2   6  BB
    9.  R8 Doomben   1   7
    10.  R7 Morphettville  2   1
    Catalano, Good Luck for today ,  My punting is ordinary , My poker playing is better  or maybe I just good at Bluffing?????
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    CommonSensical reacted to Leggy in TRENTHAM TRACK   
    Read the article again. Rainwater is naturally well oxygenated:
    The typical origins of water used on crops is rainwater - high in O2 (unless stored for too long in a tank), ground water – oxygen deprived, (reverse) Osmosis water – oxygen deprived, and town water which is purposefully oxygen poor to prevent oxidation of the water delivery system. In some cases river/canal/lake water is used and those waters are generally well oxygenated unless affected by eutrophication.
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    CommonSensical got a reaction from Leggy in TRENTHAM TRACK   
    I am no grass/turf expert but it seems obvious what's going to happen if you sprinkle water on , perhaps "other Jurisdiction's" Irrigate in larger volumes well before a race meeting getting it to soak in making roots go deeper.
    We always used to race on hard and fast tracks 20 years ago no problem  , if you got a bit of rain in the last 24/48 hours because there was always a good root structure the water could get away through the soil because it was fractured thanks to a good deep root system, everything held together , No real issues?   but  now with irrigated tracks you have grass roots only going horizontal you are left with a hard pan just under the surface that moisture cant get through therefore it gives you the " Mat on the Varnished floor syndrome" very slippery?? 
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    CommonSensical got a reaction from 100 1 in TRENTHAM TRACK   
    Fantastic Post BLUE , I have been preaching this in posts for years , I always quote a Michael {Pitman interview with Andre Neil he was asked what is the biggest problem in racing his reply was "the irrigation of tracks "  Look at the times they run at Woodville yesterday on a unirrigated dead track, 1.09 and 1.10 for 1200mtres
     Irrigated tracks are so shifty because they have no deep vertical root structure at all, they have horizontal root system about 2 inches deep so the top inch or 2 just scoops out or shifts , you have got to wonder how hard some horses try when they feel the ground shift under them? 
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    CommonSensical reacted to Baz (NZ) in TRENTHAM TRACK   
    Best Post Ever!