Rusty

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    Rusty got a reaction from Red Rum in Brian is trying to stay relevant ....   
    Hey hey hey hey hey. 
    Please do not disrespect, dismiss or downplay the prestigious Snake Gully Cup.
    I have made mention of this great race on here previously and I will not allow anyone to throw shade on it. 
    I have never heard of this Waikato cup you speak of, but please do not compare it to the Snake Gully Cup. 
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    Rusty got a reaction from Memphis2 in Bet from last weeks comp   
    Hey Scooby, 
    Somehow I managed to be part of the winning team last weekend. 
    If possible, may I please have my winning share ($70) going on the nose of horse number 1 (Can't Be Done) race 1 at Caulfield (meeting code 12) on Saturday? 
    Many thanks in advance.
    Rusty. 
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    Rusty reacted to Pam Robson in Philosophical Question   
    I can't answer that.   But,  [ leaving aside the NZRB/Rita for the moment ]    when the NZ Racing conference  - which was a 'conference' of racing club delegates - was given the heave-ho in favour of a slick, professional ' management ' team and renamed itself NZTR [ inc ]  a fair bit of racing knowledge and awareness of local conditions went with it.  Parochialism was the death knell of progress,  we were told,  get rid of it and replace the old farts from club committees with professional managers....they've done well,  haven't they ?
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    Rusty reacted to Pam Robson in Macpac Whip   
    She's a special case and doesn't listen.
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    Rusty reacted to Pam Robson in Brian is trying to stay relevant ....   
    The interesting point for me in the link provided is the support given by NSW racing to country racing.
    Also supported by Destination NSW, country racing is seen as an integral part of the social fabric of the regions, and vital in the overall attraction for tourism.
    Here, our leaders are intent upon closing regional tracks down - with no figures to show how much will be 'saved'  by so doing, nor any analysis to indicate how much overall turnover will increase as a result.
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    Rusty reacted to scooby3051 in Bet from last weeks comp   
    All good Rusty..good luck,
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    Rusty got a reaction from Red Rum in Brian is trying to stay relevant ....   
    Hey hey hey hey hey. 
    Please do not disrespect, dismiss or downplay the prestigious Snake Gully Cup.
    I have made mention of this great race on here previously and I will not allow anyone to throw shade on it. 
    I have never heard of this Waikato cup you speak of, but please do not compare it to the Snake Gully Cup. 
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    Rusty got a reaction from Red Rum in Brian is trying to stay relevant ....   
    Hey hey hey hey hey. 
    Please do not disrespect, dismiss or downplay the prestigious Snake Gully Cup.
    I have made mention of this great race on here previously and I will not allow anyone to throw shade on it. 
    I have never heard of this Waikato cup you speak of, but please do not compare it to the Snake Gully Cup. 
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    Rusty reacted to We're Doomed in Brian is trying to stay relevant ....   
    It is a sad state of affairs when the Snake Gully Cup is worth more than the Waikato Cup. Must put a bit of pressure on the group status of some NZ races.
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    Rusty got a reaction from Red Rum in Macpac Whip   
    Let me name and shame these individuals: 
    Jockey: Tanya Jonker
    Stewards: J Mclaughlin (chair), J Oatham and M Davidson. 
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    Rusty reacted to slam dunk in Betting or Collecting $1,000... Info from TAB.   
    Maybe they have a "threshold" definition for "bullshit" as well.
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    Rusty got a reaction from Red Rum in Macpac Whip   
    Let me name and shame these individuals: 
    Jockey: Tanya Jonker
    Stewards: J Mclaughlin (chair), J Oatham and M Davidson. 
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    Rusty got a reaction from Huey in Betting or Collecting $1,000... Info from TAB.   
    I don't want to get into the habit of sticking up for the NZ TAB here, but the TAB do not have a choice to implement this. They must do it.
    It's not a TAB thing, it is a NZ law thing, with the introduction of recent legislation. 
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    Rusty got a reaction from Huey in Betting or Collecting $1,000... Info from TAB.   
    The AML/CFT Act says otherwise. 
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    Rusty got a reaction from Red Rum in Macpac Whip   
    Let me name and shame these individuals: 
    Jockey: Tanya Jonker
    Stewards: J Mclaughlin (chair), J Oatham and M Davidson. 
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    Rusty reacted to eljay in Farewell J Teaz   
    One of mine raced there in 1997 - and like a fool I went along.    Don't know who was coldest, horse or me but we both vowed never to return there in April again    Was a group 2 and he finished 9th
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    Rusty reacted to Boss Hogg in Betting or Collecting $1,000... Info from TAB.   
    At our local race course there used to be a middle bar for all us dodgy sorts.There were 30 of us who were always in there on race day ,Out of the 30 which included the barmen 28 had convictions I dont know about the barmen but they looked dodgy.I can only imagine the reply the TAB staff would have got asking that question.Loved those days.
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    Rusty reacted to von Smallhaussen in Philosophical Question   
    The answer is simple - go back to the old days and have only 3 grades (get rid of the rating system)
    Maiden
    Intermediate
    Open
    and have a sprint and middle distance for each grade every race day
    sprints could be either 1200m or 1400m 
    middle distance anything from 1600m to 2400m 
    with a bit of thought (what is that?) programmes could be worked to cater for every horse
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    Rusty reacted to Ohokaman in How does   
    Christ, we were promoting the facilities twenty years ago Tim when we opened the new Sports Bar and revamped restaurants. What we were also doing was promoting the excitement of racing as part of the entertainment package, particularly to the younger generation 20+ group.
    Worked very well too. Problem is, with no continuity, and with new people who haven't a clue, things go backwards real fast.....
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    Rusty reacted to Chestnut in Mark MacNamara A Big Loss   
    I disagree.. in Peter's day TV wasn't such a big thing, more listened than watched so having a good description of the race was important and so I think more emphasis was placed on describing the race for the listener rather than the watcher.  Now I think many rely on the TV showing the silks, horse numbers so they can just focus on the few fighting it out in the front.. and often miss those making progress from the back.   
     
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    Rusty reacted to MICHAEL HOUSE in Inca the stinker   
    There is only one Michael House..... and I’m not like  the pussies on here that hide.....if anyone posts there real name an asks me a question , I’ll answer it 
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    Rusty reacted to tonkatime in Mark MacNamara A Big Loss   
    Can you really get stuck into the management when he wants to be closer to home and family? Reminds me of the James Maloney situation when he left the Warriors, management coped the flack but at the end of the day there wasn’t a lot they could have done to keep him. 
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    Rusty reacted to Right first time in RESULT THREAD : WINTER TRANS-TASMAN RACING TIPPING TRIO COMP : SATURDAY 6 JULY   
    Lots of excellent tipping today, and very well done PJ, Bazza54 and Rusty on a storming finish from just off the pace to take out the victory. Great stuff !
    Good tipping from my own team-mates Swoopa and Cabbage saw us in the fight throughout the day. Thanks you two.
    I had a good day on the punt backing those horses late in the day who were going to cost our team - Notation and Bold Star. And home they romped ! Murphy's Law. 
    Thanks for another outstanding performance Maria with the scoring and commentating. Brilliant.
    These trio comps are great ... win, lose, or draw. Very enjoyable.