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  1. That is interesting. Owners the Lindsays of Cambridge Stud would be mulling it over. She has got little to prove here or Oz. The mare is said to be grown into herself and riders report she feels awesome. You might want a nibble at the early odds Stodge?
  2. Sorry the pics didnt Paste. Neil M
  3. The Wairarapa and Masterton Racing clubs share this venue three days and one day respectively per year. It is not the original course but the Club shifted to this site in 1874 when the first Wairara pa Cup was run. Those early founders left a legacy of already mature trees as an eastern backdrop and picnic area to be enjoyed for times to come. This year’s Wairarapa Cup was won by Springsteen, owned by S J Barber, A Broczek, Jen Campin, J R Frew, High Trees Park Ltd, C & J Horner & N P Randles and trained by Johno Benner & Hollie
  4. Page 2 COUNTRY RACING AT ITS FINEST Many early settlers walked over a rough track across the Remutaka Range from Wellington. A daunting slog! We drove over from Wellington Airport to the course entrance on SH2 in an hour and a quarter, This is the racecourse said to be the most beautiful in New Zealand and we had always wanted to see it. What better day than Waitangi Day 2021. I parked the rental and we walked past the biggest kahikatea tree I have ever seen. We are well before the first race and t
  5. COUNTRY RACING AT ITS FINEST Many early settlers walked over a rough track across the Remutaka Range from Wellington. A daunting slog! We drove over from Wellington Airport to the course entrance on SH2 in an hour and a quarter, This is the racecourse said to be the most beautiful in New Zealand and we had always wanted to see it. What better day than Waitangi Day 2021. I parked the rental and we walked past the biggest kahikatea tree I have ever seen. We are well before the first race and the crowd is building and we wa
  6. I saw this paper before going away. My hackles rose. Why don't TR sort there own house out. Leave the poor licence holders alone. They are under enough poverty stress as is it is without having more costs imposed. There is a bloated RIU, already to take the overview of operations. This thing reeks of empire building, an endeavour to create a bureaucracy that isn't needed and a millstone around the neck of Racing. It mirrors our socialist Government whose fiddling just imposes costs and increasing poverty. Who is the "David Parker" in NZTR that wants to have stupid ways to make us poo
  7. Just look at the ratings instead of of who done what lately. The handicapper will get CTD fairly soon and she is a little mare that tries hard. Her dam could carry weight but she had size
  8. NP to Stratford 39 km takes 30 minutes. I like Stratford track although its a long time since I've been on it. New Plymouth is a poor track - no more than 10 minutes from any where in the burg. i' rather drive another 20 minutes. Parochialism rears its head still. The problem with 'Naki, they think the world starts at Awakino and ends at Waitara. They are insular.
  9. Hawera cold as a frogs tit. Stratford a better bet.
  10. The only thing prominent is my nose and maybe gut when I forget to suck it in. For the record here I follow this site closely to see what the grassroots of racing is thinking so I can do my job (unpaid) I had the fortune to have a leg in a good mare ,so I had a chance to "put back in" when I took over the Owners Bulletin. I said I would give 5 years to see Racing here in a better shape. Its been more than double that. Karma will come back. "Doubly"
  11. i edit the Nz Owners Bulletin. Been doing that for 60 issues so there are a fair few interviews I've done. Early days Kim Clotworthy story. And also a Gerald Shand, if you are thinking about personalities. There are others of travel and Racing in Noumea also hosted to Churchill Downs, Melbourne and Caulfield Cup etc stories lurk in "Documents". There are lots. Some of them you may find if you go to www.racehorseowner.co.nz. There are some archived there. There are also articles by others. There was a recent thread about Kentucky tornados and I put up a story of the remarkable Claibo
  12. Thanks Tas. I like writing that is concise, but I have to send copy to the interviewees. That piece came back embellished by a staffer so I had to tone that down. But it does tell the story.
  13. Story I wrote on Te AKAU and DE. You may have to look in your downloads. Te Akau story.docx
  14. Walker is a partner to Ellis in Te Akau Racing. A while ago I did an interview with DE and asked him about succession. There was a long silence. Maybe here is the succession plan. I've come through Singapore 3 times and a weeks enough for me there. MW has done well and is very close with DE. Te Akau and NZ will lose nothing with the exception of horse being trained and proved to leave for Hong Kong. Its up to NZ Racing to get its act together (stakes up)