Red Rum

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    Red Rum got a reaction from CT"s in VIRTUAL TIPSTERS THREAD   
    Dealmaker R8 Randwick  I will give another go to , 9s and 2.80 at moment .Back over a mile , no weight .
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    Red Rum reacted to CT"s in VIRTUAL TIPSTERS THREAD   
    STRADOZFEAR Opening bank balance $231,100
    Ready to launch 11am Melbourne time tomorrow. They will be betting EVERYWHERE and unlike the BOOLDOZER, where there was unfamiliar jumps jumps racing, it’s all flat racing so they’ll will right in their sweet spot betting to win a MILLION. 
    I’ll post the syndicate bets here. 
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    Red Rum reacted to Kingshill in Longshot Happy Valley 284 bucks   
    Nice...... I do remember a winner midweek Hong Kong (so probably Happy Valley) about 6 or 7 years ago  Paid similar money on our TAB...... Looked easy afterwards 
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    Red Rum reacted to MrBigStuff in Longshot Happy Valley 284 bucks   
    https://racing.hkjc.com/racing/video/play.asp?type=replay-full&date=20200603&no=04&lang=eng
     
    $283-1 on the HK tote according to results so $2845 for a $10 unit
    former Kiwi horse I see, with Shane Crawford who won at New Plymouth and had blinkers added. 
     
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    Red Rum reacted to shaneMcAlister in Racing resumes early 20th June Pukekohe   
    Thoroughbred racing will resume earlier than anticipated with the Counties Racing Club hosting a meeting on Saturday 20 June.
    NZ Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) announced the move today based on feedback from trainers who have indicated they had horses ready to return to the track sooner than the planned resumption in early July.
    “We are delighted we can resume earlier than originally expected,” NZTR CEO Bernard Saundry said.
    “Our first race meetings since lockdown will be held with owners being able to attend and, with the expectation that the country may soon move to level one, it might be that full crowds will be able to be on course from the outset.”
    The meeting scheduled to Counties is an addition to the original calendar and will carry the same $15,000 stakes across the board, with free nomination and acceptance for all starters and payment back to 14th place in each race.  
    “RITA and the code have worked together to make this earlier start possible,” Saundry said.
    The Canterbury Jockey Club meeting originally programmed for Friday 3 July, will move to Saturday 27 June.  Racing in the Central Districts will get underway, as planned, at Awapuni on Saturday 4 July, which will also see the second Northern meeting of the resumption period at Te Rapa.
    “As we build up to this earlier return to racing NZTR would like to thank all industry participants – our clubs, owners, trainers, jockeys, trackwork riders and stablehands – for doing what was required during lockdown.  The industry also worked together to ensure that protocols were followed when horses returned to their respective training facilities,” Saundry said.
    “Trials at Foxton today will be the first of six sets of official trials held prior to the new resumption date so we are now counting the days until racing’s return on 20 June,” he said.
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    Red Rum got a reaction from shaneMcAlister in Longshot Happy Valley 284 bucks   
    Anyone get a bit of the 284.50 , 33.90 the place shot last night Happy Valley . I cannot recall seeing a bigger win and place divi .
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    Red Rum got a reaction from JJ Flash in Now it's Greg who's gone: When will the bleeding stop?   
    Could tell he appeared uninterested as he and Cross went on and on and on and on pre race about a driver's facial hair the other day really need to be talking about the horses not that .
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Dissident in Now it's Greg who's gone: When will the bleeding stop?   
    Wonder what the turnover has been on the harness here v the OZ gallops now .
    At least O'Connor has made his own decision not to carry on with his work , plenty have not got option of turning down work , good luck to the guy for the future .
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    Red Rum reacted to TurnyTom in NZ TAB said 'we need to spend millions'...   
    They have little clues, but hang on in there as they are there to be plucked as they have sacked the downstairs brains who set the odds. Upstairs have no idea. It's a goldmine for us. 
    Yesterday at the dogs they gave a free bet if your dog finished in the first four in a four dog race.  Bookmaking crazy
    Get in but clean your account ever race day as they will fall over. It is inevitable, they will be gone by December and an Ozzie outfit will get the NZ Tab for nothing. 
     
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    Red Rum reacted to shaneMcAlister in Ballarat Wednesday   
    If it was tarmac Bones is still expected to win race 7 .
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    Red Rum reacted to Ohokaman in VIRTUAL TIPSTERS THREAD   
    A few Kiwis running round at Ballarat today....Not Usual Dream, Brimm and Wazuzu in the last.
    Arctic Wolf looks best bet with Zahra on, Mr Tipla for odds in Brimm race. 
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    Red Rum reacted to Stables in Newspaper fields and weekly RaceForm to get chop   
    It won't happen Red Rum
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    Red Rum got a reaction from shaneMcAlister in Newspaper fields and weekly RaceForm to get chop   
    Have you been to Forbury in recent times ? . I had a bit of a go at facilities at Riccarton a few days back but honestly Riccarton is real  luxury compared to Forbury . Not sure what other posters  think of the place but I went when in town for rugby with a a group mates  a few years back , we lasted three races . Without doubt the worst racing facility I've ever been to in my whole life bar none .To go from Forbury , next night to that excellent stadium was like time travel.
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    Red Rum reacted to Stables in Newspaper fields and weekly RaceForm to get chop   
    I agree, the only thing positive that I would say about the place is that the food at the on course restuarant was superb
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    Red Rum reacted to Timon in R.I.P. Mrs Cubes   
    Fellow Cafe members, please join me in passing on our heartfelt condolences to Cubes, following the sudden and tragic passing on his, and our, much loved Mrs Cubes.
    Cubes we're all thinking of you, Tetrahedron and Dodecahedron at this terribly sad time. 
    As Mrs Cubes now looks down on us from that great Kingswood in the sky, we will forever marvel at her unwavering support of you and your equine investments, her infectious presence on any raceday, a love of a generously poured G and T and her generous support of the tipping comp when we were all holed up feeling miserable about life in lockdown.  
    And who could forget her on Cup Day when Our Premonition nosed through right on the line to win the Mohua Classic
    As someone privileged to have raced a couple with you and your Mrs C, thank you for those memories and know that we're all thinking of you. 
    Some things really suck, and this is one of them.
     
     
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Pam Robson in 230 TAB staff given marching orders - leaders still there   
    I am aware where money is coming from , like tab the all weather is the taxpayer handout . However Iam  not convinced that  Riccarton have the required funds to maintain the track, relay the track in 15  or so years or the ability to fund their part , if they have why is the place such a poor , windswept failing down racecourse .What's gone wrong ? 
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Ludwig in 230 TAB staff given marching orders - leaders still there   
    A lot of youngsters at Kumara , and Omoto.  Haven't been to Reefton for years but guessing the same .
    I went to Riccarton once , they had a bouncey castle for kids,  was years ago  , when was last  time they had a family day at races  , something people can go as a family , have a bet , fun for kids . Other tracks do it well , Motukarara,  Rangiora trots used to do it , candy floss , kids tote , Shetland ponies , puppet shows . Just something , a bit of life .
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Insider in 230 TAB staff given marching orders - leaders still there   
    I am aware where money is coming from , like tab the all weather is the taxpayer handout . However Iam  not convinced that  Riccarton have the required funds to maintain the track, relay the track in 15  or so years or the ability to fund their part , if they have why is the place such a poor , windswept failing down racecourse .What's gone wrong ? 
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    Red Rum got a reaction from TurnyTom in 230 TAB staff given marching orders - leaders still there   
    A lot of youngsters at Kumara , and Omoto.  Haven't been to Reefton for years but guessing the same .
    I went to Riccarton once , they had a bouncey castle for kids,  was years ago  , when was last  time they had a family day at races  , something people can go as a family , have a bet , fun for kids . Other tracks do it well , Motukarara,  Rangiora trots used to do it , candy floss , kids tote , Shetland ponies , puppet shows . Just something , a bit of life .
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    Red Rum got a reaction from nomates in 230 TAB staff given marching orders - leaders still there   
    I agree , why don't they do that . Let one or two owners in back paddock ,  privy to hearing the instructions and meet jockey, feel part of it , it adds to the occasion  . It's odd here they are excluded , all over Europe , Ireland , US it's done like that , never heard of any incidents and it's a way more litigious society . If it's a health and safety issue put an area next to it for the pre race briefing and meet of jockey , make owner feel involved .
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    Red Rum got a reaction from TurnyTom in 230 TAB staff given marching orders - leaders still there   
    I agree , why don't they do that . Let one or two owners in back paddock ,  privy to hearing the instructions and meet jockey, feel part of it , it adds to the occasion  . It's odd here they are excluded , all over Europe , Ireland , US it's done like that , never heard of any incidents and it's a way more litigious society . If it's a health and safety issue put an area next to it for the pre race briefing and meet of jockey , make owner feel involved .
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    Red Rum got a reaction from TurnyTom in 230 TAB staff given marching orders - leaders still there   
    They had to limit numbers in UK for the summer evening racemeetings followed by concerts , it was getting too popular . Newmarket , Sandown have some high profile acts during summer ( not this year though!!!) 
     
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    Red Rum reacted to TurnyTom in 230 TAB staff given marching orders - leaders still there   
    My children are mid 30s grew up in a racing involved family
    Cup Day Riccarton and Addington they attend, Winter Cup Day Riccarton, a family tradition Balmerino Luncheon and they attend. 
    They punt Melbourne Cup day. 
    They find the average race day too long in time with no atmosphere and just for you old folk. It doesn't work for them. 
    Interesting both non drinkers so getting slammed not their agenda. 
    Randwick, sub 35 years area with a band kicking in 5 minutes after the last in the sunken parade birdcage out the back, when I left on a recent trip there were 500 young ones dancing up having a ball. Great to see. And at Flemington on Super Saturday in March a similar thing in HQ under the Hill Stand after the last. A reason for the young ones to go. 
    We are babes here relying on tradition, but we are old and dying
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    Red Rum got a reaction from Huey in 230 TAB staff given marching orders - leaders still there   
    OK,  I will believe it when I see it .
    I don't mind AWTs it's not the angle iam coming from , I have punted on them for years , attended meeting all over with all different surfaces , watched plenty go up gallops in morning at Newmarket over years  so I know if laid well they are fine , in fact Prescott uses them rather than grass gallops . When   trainers like Gosden and Prescott who use them in training and raceday with no issues  they must have something going for them , Pinatubo had a racecourse gallop on poly at Chelmsford to prep for Guineas next week so imho poly is good from what I've seen and read .
    However NZ racing is potless , will it be a millstone round it's neck going into a shambles like the rest of Riccarton racecourse . The racing itself is pretty good imho , I like the track but the facilities are miserable .
     
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    Red Rum reacted to TurnyTom in 230 TAB staff given marching orders - leaders still there   
    Balmerino luncheon is very good value and cabinet food on ground floor members is Couplands fare which is good
    Outside hot dogs and chips and a coffee caravan, they belong in the 70s
    Real issue is no one goes and no food provider would set up to serve 200 people on course, no sense in being involved, a financial disaster. 
    I would be more worried about lack of public support if I was CJC. 
    Been going to Riccarton for 60 years and still enjoy but sad to see it a shadow of days before and an AWT track won't produce a dollar of extra income, sorry Pitty but that's the reality but the training benefits etc another debate but as a business I am sure it will not be effective
    Tommy T