The Diceman Cometh

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    Confusion Reigns at TAB

    On the NZ TAB website under the page heading Today's Meetings, we are given the option of having a punt in this terminating Pick 6; M20 Randwick Terminating Gallops Pick6 The problem is...……..the races are at Warwick Farm. M11 Warwick Farm
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    dean mckenzie

    Wouldn't it be slightly ironic, if at the end of all this, Dean and Cameron George swapped roles. No, on second thought, who would hire Cameron?
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    dean mckenzie

    "largely inapplicable"...…….I disagree Leo. The report had plenty of accurate substance to it and what was needed was strong leadership to implement the recommended changes. I would have paid V'landys whatever he wanted to lead the team (there is no one in NZ capable IMO) to get things changed and sure, he would have steam rolled over some and ruffled plenty of egos along the way, but that is what is needed. Sort out the bloody mess we are well and truly ensconced in. Dean doesn't have the experience or the battle hardened persona to do the job, and that is not a criticism of the man himself.
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    Some Good News

    I have heard from a number of sources in the past hours that the Victorian jockey at the centre of today's scare flew from Melbourne to Sydney to ride at the Randwick trials on Thursday March 12. He only had the one ride on a horse named Super Seth. He flew back to Melbourne later that day and a person with the virus was seated nearby. If he does prove positive, and we all have fingers crossed he isn't, it will have huge ramifications to our jockey community.
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    Innocent until proven guilty, but.....

    A couple of points from reading the FBI release. 1) Reference is made to the use of a "well respected industry expert" as part of their team in the long investigation...……….when you have someone who knows what to look for and how it all works, combined with FBI phone taps and rock solid evidence ,and the seemingly large number of participants involved, it was only a matter of time before the house of cards folded. 2) Compare this investigation to others closer to home. Muppets masquerading as so called experts. Fabrication and falsehoods abound. A total joke with egg splattered on officialdom faces. Comparing the FBI with our own RIU would be unfair but because of the resources each are allocated BUT a level of professionalism is expected and it is not being reached in our case in my opinion and there are plenty of examples to support that claim. In a recent industry case in Victoria, the person tasked with making the final decision, described the applicant as being “characterised by ambivalence, equivocation, obfuscation and prevarication”. A perfect description for a few folk here I would have thought.
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    The question everyone seems frightened to ask...

    Your Honour, his description of the demented disciple of the Trough is accurate, but Sir, I must protest at his picture painting of my bladder and dribble functioning. Sure, I do know many blokes who tend to miss the bowl, but it's never been a problem for me, given the wonderful act of nature bestowed upon me. I'm still known as Jurassic Porker around the rest home now. So lay off us older wiser folk sonny.
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    The question everyone seems frightened to ask...

    Whisky Winn has always had the attitude of "me first, me second and fark the rest of you". You don't have to look far to see mountains of evidence of this. Is he cringing with embarrassment? I sincerely doubt it. He is such a thick skinned career politician, he is happy to change his stance on any given day. His stomach tattoo says it all .
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    Large Debt, What to Do???

    Doesn’t the Mongrel Mob have a debt collecting arm? Yes, they do and very effective they are to. It's called Work and Income.
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    Operation Inca - Part 2

    And to be fair, there are others whose love affair with the stable might be described as platonic addiction.
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    Operation Inca - Part 2

    Which says more about the lawyers than the law. I forget who said it but it seems appropriate in this instance: "A lawyer will do anything to win a case, sometimes he will even tell the truth."
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    A few haircuts ago

    Cheers for that. I recall in my youth going to most race days, both gallops and trots at Ascot. In my early high school days, I had a holiday job painting the running rail closely supervised by the then track manager Mr Dalton (I think he was Jo-Anne's grandfather). Mike used to ride a lot for the Ellis stable if my memory is in working order. In later high school years, I used to cut cocks on the chain at Makarewa……..naturally I loved the runs of ewe lambs. I still recall being asked to go and get a left hand knife for the supervisor during my first week. The roar of laughter from the boys on the chain when I returned was heartfelt.
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    Looks like the NZRB Senior mangement is in lockdown..

    I have it on first hand authority that HQ is currently similar to a Fawlty Towers B & B. Basil is struggling, those that have been loyal to him for many years through different organisations, are now feeling well out of their depth. There is, apparently, also strong evidence to suggest that Sybil may have packed her bags.
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    A few haircuts ago

    What is that good Southland man Mike Lawson doing these days? I presume retired. Was a legend at Ascot Park.
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    One for the battlers tomorrow.....

    A suggestion.....why don't you buy WINX with all your winnings, and bring her over to race at Hastings?
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    One for the battlers tomorrow.....

    They both look like they have just come from a JIGGERY POKERY CLUB in downtown SmellARat.
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    NYD quickie Comp at Ellerslie

    Race 7 Consensus Race 8 Terra Sancta Race 9 Volpe Veloce
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    Excellent post. Well presented. We are going backwards at a rapid pace. The atmosphere at Group 1 day at Hastings was akin to being at a funeral. The spark has gone out of the game, and quite frankly, I don't think the stripes give a stuff anymore. It's become mundane.
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    Great To See.....

    Dam right Sonny..........ya doing a great job
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    Police Raids

    Actually Gaz, with one very notable exception, you being a very succesful punter, you very much remind me of Ted West........and I mean that in the most complimentary of ways.
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    Police Raids

    Get stuck in to em Gazza. Give it the old one two sucker combo and the kick em in the nuts follow up. There's obviously some juice left in that dried up old body of yours yet.
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    Police Raids

    Thou will and maybe Thou won't
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    Police Raids

    A fair comment !!!!!! Is this forum going to become the defence for the accused?
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    Police Raids

    Seriously ????? That heart rendering tear jerker of a testimony should get a couple of month's reduction - but only if you cry very loudly in the witness box #justsaying
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    Police Raids

    Did you hear the one about the orange and the banana ?
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    Oh Dear Sam

    Apparantly not, if it involves your Farty mate.