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    Oscar Bonavena

    "Noms" close Friday 24th at midday, by way of a trainer's acceptance. Wonder if The Met will do their usual thing and extend the closing time for nominations.....
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    Laura Cheshire

    I think it was even earlier than that haha
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    Laura Cheshire

    You are either brave or stupid, Boss Hogg. But also very funny. I too watched it the other night (First dates Australia), "only because the wife was watching it." Laura's date... poor bloke. Took off before acceptances, only to be shot down by her at the end. His last start formline reads: "Slow away, made ground, faced breeze, plugged, found nothing, choked down." Only good thing was, he didn't bleed. Trainer to be questioned about performance. Required to trial and vet clearance required prior to next raceday start.
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  5. Believe me, I know about horses. Horses have been all around me for a long time now, they are great, they are brilliant, they are truly the best animal to carry a jockey around a racetrack. What I have done for horses is truly amazing. Alot of people are saying they wanted me to go on the RITA board. That's what people are saying. That's what I have heard. On two occasions I heard it myself. It's true. Very true. And y'know. I considered it. Yeah I considered it. I did. The phonies that run racing at the moment are not doing a good job. In fact they are doing a very bad job. They shouldn't have a job. And y'know what I would say if I did go on that RITA board... You're fired! Let's make racing great again.
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    UMC still at it

    I'm a big UMC fan. But yes, somehow there are quite a few people that are, maybe not knocking UMC, but at the very least dismissing his performances and not wanting to give him too much credit. THEIR arguments are mainly based around the class of horse that he is beating up. I can see where they are coming from but my argument is one can only win. More importantly than that, it is the fashion that he is winning. He looks to have a massive stride and when the button is pushed, there's plenty of horse power there. I don't think he could currently beat Thefixer, Spankem or Turn It Up. But I think he would give them something to think about for sure and there wouldn't be another horse (in NZ) that he should be scared of. My thinking is, because he will be a 6-year old in November, his target has to be the Cup this year. If he was a 3 or 4 yr old now, you could set your sights a little lower, but time isn't really on his side. Having said that he has now had only 5 race day starts, so he still has fresh (but previously buggered) legs with little milage in them. I wish the connections every success. Good luck!
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    Allstars website

    Website has been down since Thursday evening... hopefully it gets renewed as it is/was a good source of free information. For all the All Stars haters out there; the blue army do, or at least did, an excellent job on their website, with updates on their horses, plans for upcoming features and also sharing Nat's, Mark's and Tim's thoughts on their charges. No Purdon website, TAB and HRNZ websites, both worse than useless, no informant, the nails keep going in to the coffin.
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    the jewels back to Ashburton .yes

    Not wanting to veer off track with the subject, but... I saw an electronic billboard in Christchurch's CBD today advertising the harness jewels. This is a great marketing tool as it should increase awareness of the product and hopefully stimulate a bit more excitement and spark some interest within the general public. Well, it's got no hope as the font is so small it's ridiculous, the graphics are non-descript and the whole message is missed. It was missed by me and I'm an active industry participant (that doesn't wear glasses, so my eyesight is fine). If the message is missed on me, how the hell is the message going to be picked up by the general public, which generally speaking, most are not industry participants? I applaud officialdom marketing the event. But do it properly, make the most of the opportunity (not to mention the expense), or you may as well not do it at all.
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    J dunn

    Hall of what?
  11. Yes please, count me in. Although I may be worse than a man short.
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    box seat ,debate on blood spinning

    Carabella had it done back in the day at the vets and it was publicized a bit. There are a few centrifuges floating about. Bloody expensive machines though, so something the hobby trainer isn't likely to have up on the workbench in the shed if you know what I mean.
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    box seat ,debate on blood spinning

    It's nothing new, not illegal, and has been used in Canterbury (at least) by trainers and vets for 7-8 years now. Was a bit of a "trade secret" for a while there, but it's use is more common these days, albeit still seen as a bit of a luxury to utilize.