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    Betting man got a reaction from Emotive in Open Letter To Craig Rendle   
    Well put Emotive,  I am prepared to give Rendle the benefit of the doubt as far as his knowledge of the activities at his trainers property goes - I for one as an owner have no idea at all of the goings on at my trainers property (though I have never had reason to question their integrity)
    I can respect his initial loyalty - obviously they would have vehemently denied any wrong doing - however...and it’s a big However!  Surely blind Eddie can see the enormity of evidence and begin questioning his beliefs.
    Perhaps even a “I am withholding judgement until proven guilty, if it is true I will be terribly disappointed and remove all my dogs immediately “ response would have been easier to swallow than “Everyone is just jealous”
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    Betting man got a reaction from Emotive in Open Letter To Craig Rendle   
    Well put Emotive,  I am prepared to give Rendle the benefit of the doubt as far as his knowledge of the activities at his trainers property goes - I for one as an owner have no idea at all of the goings on at my trainers property (though I have never had reason to question their integrity)
    I can respect his initial loyalty - obviously they would have vehemently denied any wrong doing - however...and it’s a big However!  Surely blind Eddie can see the enormity of evidence and begin questioning his beliefs.
    Perhaps even a “I am withholding judgement until proven guilty, if it is true I will be terribly disappointed and remove all my dogs immediately “ response would have been easier to swallow than “Everyone is just jealous”
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    Betting man got a reaction from GOM in Brendan Cole   
    Bunson if you have evidence of anyone baiting - live or dead please come forward.  
    I would like to have believed that there was none of this behaviour going on in NZ but sadly it looks like I’m wrong
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    Betting man got a reaction from GOM in $2000 Import Fee   
    Surely it’s a supply to demand issue - if you need a few dogs to fill your racing team then either buy a few NZ pups or breed a litter of your own.  I understand it is a lot more work & probably risk than the ready made product  but the reward must be far more fulfilling when you get a big victory?!
    I myself have raced mostly imports but would happily go in on a syndicate of a couple of nicely bred local pups - I would even have them trained in the northern region if Auckland could sort out their track!
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    Betting man got a reaction from GOM in $2000 Import Fee   
    Surely it’s a supply to demand issue - if you need a few dogs to fill your racing team then either buy a few NZ pups or breed a litter of your own.  I understand it is a lot more work & probably risk than the ready made product  but the reward must be far more fulfilling when you get a big victory?!
    I myself have raced mostly imports but would happily go in on a syndicate of a couple of nicely bred local pups - I would even have them trained in the northern region if Auckland could sort out their track!
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    Betting man got a reaction from GOM in Black arm bands   
    GOM I also saw the arm bands and rang a trainer on course to ask who they were for, their response was “They are for David Schofield, thank goodness the club let us wear them as the Auckland president would not allow us to on Sunday” 
    Apparently The Auckland president said “Not many people like Denis, he’s been banned, we don’t want to open a can of worms - we have sent flowers , that’s enough”
    I find this to be an absolute disgusting attitude from any human.
    Shame on you Auckland!
    Many trainers are long time friends of David’s and as the family had made it known that “greyhound people” were not welcome at the funeral they were very keen to show there respect for him in this way.
    Cambridge allowed those people to do such and I think that is the respectful thing to have done - full credit to them.
    Just because a few people didn’t feel the same way and refused to wear them (totally their prerogative) this should not stomp on their compassion & respect.
    RIP David
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    Betting man got a reaction from hedley in A LACERATED TOE?   
    I also don’t know anything about this situation but there is surely no toe injury that should cause a dog to lose its life, no matter how severe  - the owner/trainer & vet should be ashamed of themselves and an investigation should be opened by the welfare committee.
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    Betting man got a reaction from hedley in A LACERATED TOE?   
    I also don’t know anything about this situation but there is surely no toe injury that should cause a dog to lose its life, no matter how severe  - the owner/trainer & vet should be ashamed of themselves and an investigation should be opened by the welfare committee.
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    Betting man got a reaction from hedley in A LACERATED TOE?   
    I also don’t know anything about this situation but there is surely no toe injury that should cause a dog to lose its life, no matter how severe  - the owner/trainer & vet should be ashamed of themselves and an investigation should be opened by the welfare committee.
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    Betting man got a reaction from yorky in Whanganui   
    Wow!!
    So you can no longer break in dogs at Wanganui and if your dog receives a failing to pursue  ticket, or a must perform a satisfactory trial etc... You may not trial it in preparation/education  as it’s been stood down???
    This smacks of another part of our industry being run by people with no dog racing  knowledge !  - That or no brains!
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    Betting man got a reaction from Emotive in Dress Code   
    Totally agree Emotive, if everyone presented themselves with pride ie clean and pressed, does it matter at all if they wear tight pants or flares, long sleeves or short!
    Now if we could put as much effort into the condition and presentation of our dogs....
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    Betting man got a reaction from Emotive in Dress Code   
    Totally agree Emotive, if everyone presented themselves with pride ie clean and pressed, does it matter at all if they wear tight pants or flares, long sleeves or short!
    Now if we could put as much effort into the condition and presentation of our dogs....
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    Betting man got a reaction from Emotive in Dress Code   
    Totally agree Emotive, if everyone presented themselves with pride ie clean and pressed, does it matter at all if they wear tight pants or flares, long sleeves or short!
    Now if we could put as much effort into the condition and presentation of our dogs....
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    Betting man got a reaction from Emotive in New years wish..   
    I agree with you on this White poodle, I am a passionate animal lover myself, I have pet dogs and cats and also shares in racing dogs.
    While I love to see my dogs compete my priority as an owner is always welfare first and my trainers know this.
    I believe that there are a very small portion of breeders - only 3-4 in the country that are acting irresponsibly and selfishly.  I know that GRNZ have tried to address this but have met conflict from breeders, concerned only with their immediate pocket rather than the longevity of the sport & the long term welfare of their dogs.
    I hope in the New Year that GRNZ can show some strength - get their lawyers involved if necessary and get these few under control for the good of us all - but especially our dogs.
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    Betting man got a reaction from Hall in Awards Dinner/Conference   
    Fantastic night out, extremely positive vibe with all attendees appearing to have a great night! - well worth the trip up!
    Congratulations to all award winners, it’s a tough game and any successes are well deserved.
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    Betting man got a reaction from modest mouse in Raceday welfare   
    I was thinking more of the dogs sitting in cars and trailers for 5-6 hrs in the parking lot, it might only be 28-30 degrees but I’m sure it would be a heck of a lot hotter sitting on the asphalt.  
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    Betting man got a reaction from Gary Sharp in Raceday welfare   
    Sitting at home on this fine holiday watching Palmerston North dogs I found myself wondering this..
    With summer coming on fast how do the dogs cope sitting in trailers on asphalt car parks for hours at a time?
    Is it responsible to card 13-15 race meetings in this weather when there is not sufficient shade to park under? 
     
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    Betting man got a reaction from Hound Fan in Awards Dinner/Conference   
    He’s young to me! 
    well done Mark, fantastic litter you’ve got and always a smiling face on course.
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    Betting man got a reaction from Camacho in Stake Increase   
    Seems to me that the people that are running their kennels like a business are doing pretty well, looking after owners, being paid to train dogs with a small stakes bonus as opposed to opting for 50/50 deals and the like.  These people know their incomings and outgoings and sleep well knowing that they don’t have to run the legs off their dogs to stay afloat.
    p.s - who wouldn’t like a great strike rate?  As an owner I would love to know that my dogs are being well placed and looked after rather than just going around at every meeting with my fingers crossed!
     
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    Betting man got a reaction from Camacho in Stake Increase   
    Seems to me that the people that are running their kennels like a business are doing pretty well, looking after owners, being paid to train dogs with a small stakes bonus as opposed to opting for 50/50 deals and the like.  These people know their incomings and outgoings and sleep well knowing that they don’t have to run the legs off their dogs to stay afloat.
    p.s - who wouldn’t like a great strike rate?  As an owner I would love to know that my dogs are being well placed and looked after rather than just going around at every meeting with my fingers crossed!
     
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    Betting man got a reaction from gary1 in Wycato this week   
    Sorry GOM, Given that you specifically asked about the metal shavings and that is what I was responding to I assumed it would be obvious that was what the handful contained.
    ..and yes while I believe you are being facetious I agree that there probably are very few trainers that would run a strong 375m..
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    Betting man got a reaction from Big ears in Cruelty   
    Forget “It’s a bad look” - it’s an absolute disgrace!
    It doesn’t matter what industry it is, if it was someone with a car load of poodles - it’s complete negligence and who ever is responsible should be in court and out of the industry FULL STOP.
    Anyone that makes excuses or allowances for this type of negligence is as bad as those responsible in my opinion.
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    Betting man got a reaction from Big ears in Cruelty   
    Forget “It’s a bad look” - it’s an absolute disgrace!
    It doesn’t matter what industry it is, if it was someone with a car load of poodles - it’s complete negligence and who ever is responsible should be in court and out of the industry FULL STOP.
    Anyone that makes excuses or allowances for this type of negligence is as bad as those responsible in my opinion.
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    Betting man got a reaction from gary1 in Cruelty   
    That is kind of like a mother who’s baby has been fried in a hot car saying “ I’ve left her in the car unattended hundreds of times and she’s never died before....”
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    Betting man got a reaction from gary1 in Cruelty   
    I’m not sure how slowly I have to explain this to you GOM but the case HAS BEEN INVESTIGATED AND TWO PEOPLE HAVE BEEN CHARGED WITH NEGLIGENCE.
    You are right about one thing though GOM - Five dogs suffocating in a vehicle - clearly something out of the ordinary did happen!!!!!
    I do not know who is responsible but clearly someone is and it needs to be dealt with sternly.