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    richie got a reaction from talk in 212,800 Congratulations Race cafers !   
    I joined December 2001 and could be wrong but think it had been going for about 6 months then.
    If remember correctly my first post upset a few people and I learnt how precious some galloping people think they are compared to the harness fraternity I was part of.
    I ran my first of many comps on Queens birthday weekend 2002 with $100 prize money,wife wasn't happy 
    I took a bit of a break from posting a couple of years ago after a bit of an argument with somebody,who was proved to be a dick in the end,but still followed and read the posts.
    Still NZs premier racing discussion site
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    richie got a reaction from shaneMcAlister in Colin Reeves   
    Ex Jockey and my uncle Colin Reeves passed away on Friday.
    Some older "cafers" may remember Colin from the 60s/70s.Colin was based around Timaru and Ashburton and rode for many good stables of the time.
    He was a very good apprentice and rode both flat and jumping races.Rode a few winners in some of the better winter carnivals and was top SI apprentice one year.
    Unfortunately Colin had a chequered career and was dogged by weight and alcohol problems,after a couple of assault charges at different racecources he was banned from all racecourses in NZ..After retiring as a Jockey he lead a colorful life with stints on the run from police and subsequently a couple of lags in the klink.He worked until 70 as couldn't afford not too and retired to Taumaranui a few years ago.Unfortunately his life was controlled by alcohol and shagging.Alcohol ruined his first marriage and since then he has left quite a few kids to a lot different woman.
    RIP Colin
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    richie reacted to Shontelle in Colin Reeves   
    Learned things I didn't know about my dad from this post. Googled his name and this came up, I knew he was a jockey but didn't know why he stopped. Thank you
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    richie got a reaction from jack in Colin Reeves   
    Ex Jockey and my uncle Colin Reeves passed away on Friday.
    Some older "cafers" may remember Colin from the 60s/70s.Colin was based around Timaru and Ashburton and rode for many good stables of the time.
    He was a very good apprentice and rode both flat and jumping races.Rode a few winners in some of the better winter carnivals and was top SI apprentice one year.
    Unfortunately Colin had a chequered career and was dogged by weight and alcohol problems,after a couple of assault charges at different racecources he was banned from all racecourses in NZ..After retiring as a Jockey he lead a colorful life with stints on the run from police and subsequently a couple of lags in the klink.He worked until 70 as couldn't afford not too and retired to Taumaranui a few years ago.Unfortunately his life was controlled by alcohol and shagging.Alcohol ruined his first marriage and since then he has left quite a few kids to a lot different woman.
    RIP Colin
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    richie reacted to gubellini in Colin Reeves   
    Colin rode 26 winners. His first win was on Golden Thistle at the North Canterbury meeting on the 28/10/63.
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    richie got a reaction from Black Kirrama in Colin Reeves   
    Ex Jockey and my uncle Colin Reeves passed away on Friday.
    Some older "cafers" may remember Colin from the 60s/70s.Colin was based around Timaru and Ashburton and rode for many good stables of the time.
    He was a very good apprentice and rode both flat and jumping races.Rode a few winners in some of the better winter carnivals and was top SI apprentice one year.
    Unfortunately Colin had a chequered career and was dogged by weight and alcohol problems,after a couple of assault charges at different racecources he was banned from all racecourses in NZ..After retiring as a Jockey he lead a colorful life with stints on the run from police and subsequently a couple of lags in the klink.He worked until 70 as couldn't afford not too and retired to Taumaranui a few years ago.Unfortunately his life was controlled by alcohol and shagging.Alcohol ruined his first marriage and since then he has left quite a few kids to a lot different woman.
    RIP Colin
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    richie got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Colin Reeves   
    Ex Jockey and my uncle Colin Reeves passed away on Friday.
    Some older "cafers" may remember Colin from the 60s/70s.Colin was based around Timaru and Ashburton and rode for many good stables of the time.
    He was a very good apprentice and rode both flat and jumping races.Rode a few winners in some of the better winter carnivals and was top SI apprentice one year.
    Unfortunately Colin had a chequered career and was dogged by weight and alcohol problems,after a couple of assault charges at different racecources he was banned from all racecourses in NZ..After retiring as a Jockey he lead a colorful life with stints on the run from police and subsequently a couple of lags in the klink.He worked until 70 as couldn't afford not too and retired to Taumaranui a few years ago.Unfortunately his life was controlled by alcohol and shagging.Alcohol ruined his first marriage and since then he has left quite a few kids to a lot different woman.
    RIP Colin
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    richie got a reaction from weasel57 in The only horse you need this Saturday.....   
    Upperhand in the last at Riccarton 
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    richie got a reaction from Black Kirrama in Losers Get Laid 2019 (14th edition). Rules and Week 1 selection thread.   
    Wanganui R8 #5 Cooga Doon
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    richie reacted to Memphis2 in ENTRY THREAD : WINTER TRANS-TASMAN RACING TIPPING TRIO COMP : SATURDAY 6 JULY : ALL WELCOME !   
    Best bets for Gruff if he doesn't show up.Race 5 and race 10
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    richie reacted to Black Kirrama in RESULT THREAD : SIRES PRODUCE TANCRED STAKES POINTS COMP : SATURDAY 30 MARCH   
    Thanks for all your amazing work young Lady !!
    Great days racing: Loved Roger James sunglasses during the prerace interview on  Rondinella !! Was he dazzeled by the track conditions or the magnificent bird cage presentation of Avilius ?
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    richie reacted to maple h in BLAIR ORANGE   
    Yep he's legendary all right. Just not only for his driving skills!
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    richie got a reaction from Fartoomuch in Operation Inca - Part 2   
    I have heard that Matt ineligible for diversion.Havent confirmed it but have been told that apparently he may have other  charges pending.
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    richie got a reaction from LongOwner in ADDINGTON BIRDCAGE STEWARD   
    Nigel you keep doing what you are doing .If more people had your enthusiasm for the sport and were prepared to put there money where their mouth is the sport would be in great fettle.Your brand deserves every promotion it can get as it is getting average people involved that may not otherwise be able to.Who knows one day I might even join one of your syndicates
    Also your sponsorship of races and involvement in clubs can and should not be sneezed at
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    richie reacted to westview in ADDINGTON BIRDCAGE STEWARD   
    Come on majestic it's time to out yourself, you know who I am so why not enlighten everyone as to who you are and what your real motive for this post is. As we both know what you have posted if full of inaccuracies so will you front or just hide . I'm looking forward to your response but I'm picking a wont get one.
     
     
    is if your were at addington 
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    richie got a reaction from Newmarket RC in 10 to follow - courtesy of Mt Hutt trials   
    Trials at Methven this time of year always throw up a lot of  winners over the following few months.
    It is a good indicator of where your horse is in its preperation
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    richie got a reaction from Fartoomuch in 10 to follow - courtesy of Mt Hutt trials   
    Trials at Methven this time of year always throw up a lot of  winners over the following few months.
    It is a good indicator of where your horse is in its preperation
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    richie got a reaction from Thejanitor in Best Cup Week Performance   
    Ultimate Sniper,an outstanding run. Marcoola was excellent and The Fixer looked the winner a long way from home
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    richie got a reaction from Fartoomuch in Best Cup Week Performance   
    Ultimate Sniper,an outstanding run. Marcoola was excellent and The Fixer looked the winner a long way from home
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    richie got a reaction from Iraklis in All Stars Cup Week   
    And another win.Kings Landing
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    richie reacted to Iraklis in All Stars Cup Week   
    Well AllStars off to ripper start earlier, and have just run 1,2,3 bodes well for the big one.......
     
    Cheers Iraklis
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    richie got a reaction from Fartoomuch in All Stars Cup Week   
    Funniest post ever
    Lets disqualify horses for people wanting to win
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    richie got a reaction from Iraklis in All Stars Cup Week   
    Funniest post ever
    Lets disqualify horses for people wanting to win
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    richie got a reaction from Thejanitor in All Stars Cup Week   
    Funniest post ever
    Lets disqualify horses for people wanting to win
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    richie got a reaction from MisterEd in JCA Committee to hear Exclusion Enquiry   
    Innocent until proven guilty yes but should they be allowed to drive.If your bank manager took your funds would you still be happy for him to work until court case heard.
    If your kids teacher was up on charges of a sexual or violent nature,would you still be happy for him to teach your kids.
    I would think you would say no to both and yet you are happy foe alleged match fixers to carry on and ply their trade.
    Would never happen in any other industry