Rusty

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  1. Rusty

    Weve Lost the way

    They sure did mate. Bstards.
  2. Rusty

    Weve Lost the way

    What did Dean from RITA say recently? Something along the lines of wanting Trackside TV to be a "continual supply of betting product"? It's bullshit. The old days of free to air Trackside seemed to have less shit on there, none of this crap from Japan, South Africa and Yonkers etc. And back in the day they had more lead-in interviews with local trainers, jockeys, drivers. Damn sure of it. Remember the dreamy Jim Smith with his classy mo, glass of scotch on his desk and giving the punters what they wanted to hear for the 10 minutes prior to race start time? Distant memory. Now instead we have the Wangaratta Dishlickers in the Bob's buthers maiden sprint. Noone gives a flying f. It makes for boring tv as there is no interest in it. By the time the head honchos that make these decisions wake up, it will be too late.
  3. Rusty

    Mark McNamara

    Yes, he is doing a fair bit of studio work. Seems to be moreso that, than the race calling side of things currently. Huge "wasted" talent not being fully utilized, unless of course that is his preference at the moment.
  4. Rusty

    Sweeeeeny SHUT UP

    Course ya did buddy. Good luck to ya.
  5. Rusty

    Sweeeeeny SHUT UP

    Are you always this angry with someone that holds a differing opinion to yourself? Or just had a bad day on the punt? Take a chill pill mate.
  6. Rusty

    Sweeeeeny SHUT UP

    I wouldn't mind if no judges call was broadcast, IF the photo finish was immediately shown as per a lot of the Aussie races. No judge's call required for Aussie racing. And lastly, if the judge's call is broadcast, for christ sakes just get them to stick to the basics... no need to announce the sponsor of the race and or margins. Just the numbers. Some judges like the sound of their own voice and make their announcement painfully slow. The southland judge is best... All places confirrrrrmed, firrrrrst numberrrr fourrr... etc
  7. Good to see that there are NO NOMINATION FEES for the upcoming Interdoms (pacers and trotters). Well done to the ATC. Wake up Addington.
  8. Rusty

    Hannon Driver Tactics

    It should have been, but it wasn't. Bloody stone bruise.
  9. Rusty

    UMC still at it

    Stone bruise.
  10. Rusty

    UMC still at it

    Well done to the NZ TAB for getting some odds out early for the race. Too skinny for my liking, I won't touch anything, but good on them for trying. They are possibly starting to wake up. I'd have Thefixer, Spankem, Tiger Tara and possibly Chase Auckland as the horses ahead of UMC at this stage for the Cup. I wouldn't necessarily read too much into the winner of the Hannon, moreso the respective runs of each contender, and their performance within the race.
  11. Rusty

    Ruakaka finish line

    Heard him say "why risk it" with reference to another trip to Oz. John Wheeler had offered to assist with an Aussie campaign.
  12. Rusty

    Ruakaka finish line

    It was Kenny that said to put him over the jumps.
  13. Rusty

    Ruakaka finish line

    Just passing on what the connections have said.
  14. Rusty

    Ruakaka finish line

    Soon to be put over the jumps, before aiming at the NZ Cup.
  15. Rusty

    Ruakaka finish line

    What's that thing behind the road cone?
  16. Rusty

    Ruakaka finish line

    FOUND! Everyone stop looking....
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    Ruakaka finish line

    Have they ever had a finish post there? Like a proper, old school horse shoe style type? Addington did once, then when the dishlickers were brought in at the venue, it was ditched in favour of small plastic marker peg. I can only assume this was done because the greyhounds needed something to take a leak on.
  18. How to get young people to the race track? Uber.
  19. Rusty

    Monbet

    Always a bit of shame to see past champs get put to the sword in races. It doesn't undo their past achievements, however one can only hope (no pun intended) that the connections do the right thing and give him a happy retirement if the on track performances continue to not measure up.
  20. Rusty

    Times are tough

    I never said anything about hitting the Jewels on the head. It is a good concept. Although if I called the shots I would probably scrap 2 year olds racing at the event.
  21. I can't answer how much they bet. But I have seen plenty of piss heads hand over wads of cash at the betting windows.
  22. Brilliant, clearly they are on to it. Simple, basic but more or less guaranteed to be successful (there). Pretty sure the do-gooders have brought in rules in NZ relating to the cheap promotion of beer, so it can't be done (more so than a stock standard "happy hour"). The sale and supply of alcohol act buggered it up for all. Apparently.
  23. Rusty

    Times are tough

    And you know what? The NZ Cup field would be no different at all, if the stake was $400k or $800k. The same horses would line up regardless. The Aussies would likely still come, as it is on many trainers/owners bucket list these days. So what's the point in having such a big stake, and how can the "opportunity cost" be worth it? The coin saved by capping the cup at x amount, could be better utilized at the grassroots end.
  24. Rusty

    UMC still at it

    Think there may be a few occasions, but not many, if any. To steal Scribe's song; How many horses you know gunna run like this, not many, if any! Star Galleria did last season first up, but possibly had a trial? In any event, good effort to notch up a NZ record fresh up.
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    UMC still at it

    He is definitely getting better, there is no denying that. And one would expect there's more improvement in him yet. It's a daunting prospect for his opposition that's for sure. The horse is to a large extent, still learning the racing game eg. how to take the passing lane, how to take a sit and come with one run, how to relax during a race, how to not get fired up if getting eyeballed by another runner, how to step off the mark cleanly, how to not jump over shadows on the track or get distracted by large crowds, or put off by strong wind etc the list goes on. All going well, it will add up to what will hopefully become the next big gun on the Grand Circuit.