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    Lot 140 Thanks
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    Reefton race 1

    You called it RR. Good to see the stipes picked it up too. Obviously they read your post or blind Freddie told them. Just as a comparison, junior driver Sam Thornley had his very first raceday drive at Addington last year. His whip action was really bad. Looked awful. Anyway he went to town whacking the daylights out of his horse and the the horse won. He subsequently lost his junior driver licence (immediatley) as a result from that drive and was demoted to a trials only horseman, until he had received further training and education. One can only hope someone has a quiet word to the jockey in this particular case at Reefton.
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    Dream Team

    Pretty sure Macmillan Feeds were involved in one part of it, but that may have been back in the "Harness Racing Weekly" days.
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    Dream Team

    Has to be cost cutting. Surely. They had to fork out over a grand in gift cards for the most recent competition. I was fortunate enough to win some decent coin 3 or 4 times over the years, it was a good concept and provided some extra interest during the season. It would be good to see it come back sometime in the future.
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    National radio 7.30 am Sunday

    What is National radio? Is it some political party broadcast?
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    Were's the orange cone

    They do have a finishing post oncourse. If you look closely enough at the photo I posted, you can see it's shadow. Two vertical sticks and a horse shoe style. Now play the CSI theme show music...
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    Unique Treble For Jason Waddell

    Exactly this mate... There was no year zero.
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    Mate I just received an email this arvo saying exactly that. I don't know, it could be good oil like you say, or it could just be spam.
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    Kumara got the green light for track clearance today.
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    Trackside dont care

    Agreed. In the same way the producer in the studio, will say right we need to play a commercial, one would think that they could tell the presenter onscreen to remind the viewers to switch over to Trackside 2 to view the action from (insert racecourse name here). How hard can it be?
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    This is the watch I was on about.... good times.
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    Reminds me when I was of the same age... my mate had a flash new digital watch that had a remote control function to operate TVs. We would often tag along together to the races with the old man. Lots of punters would be gathered around the tv screens ontrack showing teletext divis, and races from other venues. When punters least expected it, usually about furlong out from the end of a race being screened on TV, my mate would point his watch to the telly and push a button on his watch.... zip... blackness. The ole standby button hahaha fark it was funny as, loved getting the punters angry as F. I must see if I can track another one of those watches down and relive my youth. Bloody greyhounds on a Sunday arvo at my TAB. Be great entertainment doing that again.
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    Glad it makes perfect sense to you mate. His response does make sense, but the fact remains he did not answer my questions. My point (which perhaps you have missed) was turnover figures (both tote and FF) were once published weekly, but not anymore. He'd make a good politician that gentleman.
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    Unfortunately my question could not (would not) be answered. But thanks for putting in an appearance Dean and throwing a few words together. Shot mate.
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    RACEFORM publication

    New weekly publication for racing, out December 5. Should he interesting to see how it goes. Incorporates Best Bets, but also with industry views and racing news. Available at TABs and selected retailers.
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    Spanken Injured??

    Leg injury and ruled out of the inters, Auckland Cup and Miracle Mile.
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    Freeze Branding and Microchipping

    Personally I don't mind the upcoming changes, as it is a small step (maybe just a bit more than tokenism?) in the right direction for animal welfare. Some of those scenes in the states of ex (standardbred) race horses, being held in the stalls are just awful. This is when their previous owners finally realise that they are done as a racing proposition. Often the horses are already identifiable with their brandings, and all to often one can see on Facebook appeals for "Franco (insert name here) NZ" to be returned to NZ or shipped to be a better home. When they include photos of the said horse from years gone by, winning a race in NZ it makes you stop and think. More thinking is done when every week you hear of more and more kiwi horses being exported to the states. Just yesterday I heard the handy but overrated "Stungun" was sold to the states.... couldn't help but think what will happen to him in 4 years from now....
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    Stop talking all that common sense.... Very good idea, but the tree hugging hippies would never allow it to happen and a resource consent would never be granted. We need a few race goers in at the Council to re-write the District Plan. None of them know rugby, racing and beer is the backbone of this fine country.
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    Fixed odds display

    If viewing Trackside via Vodafone TV there is a 40-42 second delay. Right pain in the arse. Although it can be a blessing in disguise if you miss getting ya bet on, race has closed and your horse ends up running last!
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    Best performance of Cup Week

    Cruz Bromac... surely. To win the cup and then put in the run he did in the free for all after his gallop at the start, pretty good performances.
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    Matt Cross

    Each to their own mate. Even Jesus had his haters. I love T Lee. He is waaaaaaay too good.
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    Matt Cross

    "Standby....." Matt's style and inaccuracies in his calls are enough for me to hit the mute button and just follow the colours if I have an interest. The junior free for all (6 horse field) on cup day and the free for all on show day (both at Addington) weren't great. But good on him for giving it his all and there is little doubt he will try his best to continually improve in what is a hard job to master and please the masses. "THERE'S A WIN!!!!"
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    1st: Constantinople 2nd: Raymond Tusk Last: Neufbosc Many thanks.