Red Rum

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    Caulfield Cup Field?

    Totally agree , was described by another poster who is not a fan of Ebor form as that a while ago, will cost me fifty bucks charity bet as result if he does not make top 10 in Cup , I respect the horse a lot but yes Melb Cup more his go . Mind you nice settled first lap , I back him to outdo a few up hill in the Stayers Hurdle
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    Caulfield Cup Field?

    The Hong Kong Cup is a good one to you tube , loads spring carnival horses including Cox Plate fav were in it . Red Verdon was making a move on bend and got pole axed by Pakistan Star and Waldgeist. Iam having ew dabble Red Verdon . I'd love to see Hartnell win, I think it's a good move by Cummings . He shown to have lost a bit of form at WFA level now . But physically he carried more than 58 many times including at 2 and 3 yo in UK and relative to others the spread not big , he's giving a stone to Qafila at bottom , Wolfe hijacked the original field on 50 but it's still not massive spread for horse with real class . When you consider race like Cesarewitch which comes up sometimes when discussing Melb Cup the weight spread in that on Saturday was 23lbs , a horse like say Mustijeer if not here would likely be running in it giving away that kind weight to bottom weight .
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    ~the Everest..

    Used to love Aesops Fables as a kid , one about dog with bone looking in river seeing reflection of dog with bigger bone jumping in to steal it and losing bone ending up with nothing was a good one . Think it was old Aesops who wrote it , was while ago my mum tucked me in, made me hot coco and read me a bedtime story so memory hazy .
  4. They love to dig a hole deeper these spokespeople , a normal career 12 years old . Do they look at a racebook . How many 12 years old horses still rattling round . If there more than 2 country wide racing in OZ tomorrow I'd be amazed .Maybe they mean breeding as well, if so where's all the geldings at 12. Surprised the greyhound crowd feeding out this meat, must be bit risky re positive swab. I know horse jerky imported from Europe was the rage for gym bunny pretty boys few years back in UK .Full of protein no fat .
  5. I've read a bit over years about this and iam sure the captive bolt is classed as unsuitable for use on horses in some places by some organisations , I stand to be corrected though as never worked in abatoir .I have gambled , had interest etc on the horses for many many years but this and injuries nag away at my consious at times , however I try focus on the many that get long and active well cared for lives by good people .
  6. The further onsale after leaving yards is the problem , after year or two they end up places like Echuca Sale yards with the doggers filing orders , Deposer a Royal Ascot placed horse , ex HK ended up there and so did a horse called Sahara Sun Chiliean Derby runner up. Both in poor condition after going through number of hands , the racing owners may have thought been re homed to good place but how do you track them over many years .They were saved I understand from reports many others are not . How many old broodmares , foals deemed not racing quality etc end up in slaughterhouses or knackeries , it's not just out of racing yards . Korea have sent thousands of ex NZ OZ and other racehorses to dinner plate over years , it's marked in their register as such . The old chestnut of Singapore retirement plans , Macau etc . If people sell there they know the likely outcome unless they have a return clause and enact it , if they don't know they are willfully blind to protect their own feelings not the horse or accept it as part of the business . US banned horse slaughter for human consumption, Texas closed one big plant that exports to Europe , now the poor horses are trucked across border miles to Mexico and Canada over many days travel from feedlots and meet same fate in unsuitable cattle lorries . It's a tough one , agree with earlier posts , it must be humane and dignified , the reality is there are not enough homes for all of them from all the outlets racing yards , stud farms surplas etc. The person in charge of hounds generally disposes of the old or injured horses a lot ex jumps horses from the hunt to feed the hounds , the difference is its quick , no travel and in their home area.
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    Caulfield Cup Field?

    Mustajeer been described as a jumper ready for Cheltenham in past on another thread so by rights in receipt of lumps of weight , better draw and closer to his own conditions Crown Prosecuter as a Derby winner should be raising cup time Mustajeer passes post .
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    Caulfield Cup Field?

    That Shared Ambition was smart again today , how they found that horse out of wins in two of probably the worse races run on flat this year north or south of border in Ireland is a credit to the spotter . The form before and after for the horses he beat up there is pretty bad , most you wouldn't bother sending over sticks . He looks real tidy though.
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    Caulfield Cup Field?

    They keep popping up the prices last few days on Trackside , they keep showing Constantinople as opening 10000 to 1 into 9s or thereabouts . Im highly skeptical it was ever 10000 to 1 for a well performed Ballydoyle 3 year old available on opening book, next year bang a buck on every 3 year old in his yard if that's the guideline , take out the sprinters and real good ones they won't send down or sell will be left with an outlay of 30 bucks or so for roll of dice The Chosen One got the car park , a few other good ones wide too , Best Solution found it no problem though .
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    KARAKA MILLION 1200M THOUGHTS

    Shown with James Cummings on Risa site , no trials yet .
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    Melody Belle / J. Richards

    If they bump an exempt horse surely some legal recourse , you win an exempt you earn right to plan own way to big gig rather than pressure to race way in late otherwise exempt ain't exempt . Steel Prince connections had since May to relax and plot Cup path knowing they are in if that injury clears up after Saturday , Surprise Baby have a month to plot path, Prince of Aaron connections nuts in a vice trying to decide best why in , like Withold last year .They wanted to seriously go for it they should have planned to race at Caulfield last week and beat COGH and get the exemption . I do hope it gets in by fair means though and gets to have a go , but I agree I'd fancy it more at Flemington .
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    Melody Belle / J. Richards

    A group 2 handicap win and a group 3 handicap sprint win , the MVRC won't succumb to people wearing kids shark hats and bump out Group 1 WFA winners if they want any credibility for their race on the world stage .
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    Australian WFA racing is very weak

    That last paragraph in article re Harlem is bizarre , exempt , dual Aust Cup winner , hitting bit of form now two weeks out from race, finishing in front of other entrants and the writer reckons it could be for chop. How does that work , it will make a mockery of the race. Oh your horse is only hitting top form in time for the best race in Australia so your out .
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    Australian WFA racing is very weak

    Imho TAS below most of those on achievements to date, even Latrobe has 2000 metre spring carnival wfa group 1 form . No slight on horse as he's gone ok in races he has contested but as trainer remarked last week he's bit fragile so I suppose that's the fine line to negotiate . Hunting Horn goes out very hard at times , has when running stateside but he must be on the edge of list . Dream Castle didn't have good trip Sat but has been disappointing up north this year .
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    Comedy from Taupo

    Few will fall by wayside , Danceteria under sickness cloud , Dream Castle had a tough old run wide Saturday but he could be one on cusp maybe , that Jebel Hatta win at Meydan not that good a Grp 1 field , but Grp 1 win none the less.His form in UK this year not flash . Royal Meeting in on Saturday according to RP . Form of that French win last northern autumn stacks up , 2nd dual classic winner the third also has not been disgraced against best this year , forth never raced again and has a spot a good stud so decent win . Trainer can get them ready after long layoff quite well.
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    Comedy from Taupo

    Will TAS make the cut , reports seem to suggest some big decisions to be made by committee . Only 1 group 1 placing , nothing at Group 1 WFA and not a winner of exempt race or invite he must be one of those that's first to go.
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    ~the Everest..

    I think Redzel again, they have got the formula from last two years , 3rd run in . Beaten last year in race prior to big one so not too worried by last start .
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    Australian WFA racing is very weak

    A check of latest ratings from HRI shows that Ballydoyle has 26 horses currently or recently raced out of their yard covering all distance and age ranges with a superior rating figure to COGH's 110. Included in that list is recent sale Southern France . Constantinople is 110, Ten Sovereigns is 122 . Ten Sovereigns in Everest Saturday but he's playing the Aussies at their game .
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    Australian WFA racing is very weak

    Harlem prepping for Aussie Cup win at big odds in March , needs a few more runs down field now to cover up that run yesterday .
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    Australian WFA racing is very weak

    Have to agree about OZ WFA, lacked depth for years though without imports to bolster the ranks . Cape Good Hope won what is traditionally the worst Derby Trial ironically the one run on the Downs . The run in France was good at a respectable distance but the RA run midfield behind Sangarius was poor , and average in States. There are at least 6 at Ballydoyle alone rated superior probably more . Left Europe at 110 , Japan probably best Ballydoyle 3 year old is 122 , Too Darn Hot from Gosden yard 121 . Mohawk rated 2 lbs better was lined up to come out but has died recently , Magic Wand is a better horse than CGH rated 114 , great formlines past two months and scooted home at Chester in Oaks trial last year smacking a future Oaks winner in process, Chester closest UK has to Valley . Prince of Aaron , 8th in Ebor almost came straight out quarantine and gave 3.5 kgs to winner. Huge runs by winner and 2nd .
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    Stephen McKee 327K Lighter

    It's obviously been through court process already .The rider went to training school then,so she would have returned with a report of progress pass/ fail / more work required etc . It must have stated a way forward in career . In previous post it stated trainer delayed letting her ride then relented . The crux of matter would be what made trainer relent and let her ride , what happened between riding school and fateful ride . Iam not knocking trainer he must have had many young people through the yard without incident , there but for grace of god goes anyone who has trained young people on the job to undertake dangerous tasks . It's a judgement thing in some cases how much rope to give them to build confidence and not knock confidence .
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    Stephen McKee 327K Lighter

    You have opened up another line here . If a person goes on an accredited course the provider should document progress , provide certification , areas to work on , advice as to how on the job training should progress and at what times . There should be progress updates to provider of training with notes as to knowledge gaps , surely fitness tests etc . Hopefully this is provided by all jockey trainers in this extremely dangerous industry . There will be a paper trail and/or computer records as to this training surely , the court and/or lawyers will have scrutinised these. A heartbreaking situation for all involved .
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    Comedy from Taupo

    No problems hard run 2040 in top class , 440 metres further than he's ever run before ? Fast pace might suit a few other proven WFA performers .
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    DARREN WEIR CHARGED BY VICTORIA POLICE

    Well done to the Victorian Police for exposing this disgusting behaviour and building up the investigation and executing a well planned premises search over big area with livestock involved. They appear to have managed well the potential of offenders disposing of any incriminating evidence as they go in to get to a point where the case can be put before the Courts , of course they haven't been convicted yet so it will all be laid bare in time. It appears the jiggers were not only in master bedroom for save keeping . My understanding is jiggers were used in connection with blinkers on , be interesting to see how many first time in prep blinkers on his stable won with compared to other stables . Brave Smash flew home last year in Grp 1 and they made big play of Dazzer saving blinkers for big one .
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    Comedy from Taupo

    Seems to take some winding up for sure . Mackinnon will be bit weaker , they kicked Trap for Fools out CP last year I think as not good enough and he won Mackinnon.I think it was rough to kick him out though as he goes well at MV .TAS and MB both add to interest for Carnival though. Iam kind of half on the Shark train now but not in CP .