eastern whipbird

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  1. There may have been something wrong with the track at Hastings which saw a number of serious falls in the first 2 races. That however is not my principle reason for posting this topic. My concern is for the safety of riders. Too many of the injuries relate to the head and I wonder why it is not compulsory for riders to use mouthguards. If the rugby authorities require them from little nippers up, why are they not a mandated rule in racing. Their use could prevent damage to the mouth and to avoid concussion from a blow to the chin.
  2. Has he ever raced or bred a race horse?
  3. I see all races at Pukekohe have a $15,000 stake which is a bit of a nice surprise. As far as the share market is concerned it is nothing more nor less than a glorified TAB and rises or falls have little to do with the quality of so many of the companies. Some companies never even pay a dividend but have huge increases in the share price proving that they are for punters not investors.
  4. 2 years is a significant time. McKenzie will be gone by then. He seems to get itchy feet or runs out of support after that sort of time frame.
  5. A conviction will no doubt result in a change of name---ounceforounce.
  6. Who is paying for the track and who made the final decision as to what type of track is being used ?
  7. One of the proposed sections of the bill is that the JCA and the RIU will be run by the one board. I don't think that any of us would like the Police and the Justice department being run by one Board but that is what would happen. At least the JCA has some impact now on the RIU. It would have none under the proposal in the bill. I intend to make submissions on this in due time. Don't have too much faith in the RITA board. The personnel does not impress me. By the way once a cop always a cop.
  8. I bred Blancpain and I was a great fan of Il Tempo who I think was one of the greatest 2 milers we have ever seen. His feet were as large as dinner plates. Another mare from the family which I bred has a last start winner at Tauranga tomorrow. Unfortunately I did not realise that she was having her previous start when she paid $18.90 but hope to get plenty back tomorrow.
  9. The phrase "Beggar on horseback" comes to mind \.
  10. McKenzie and his cohorts in RITA clearly are as clueless as their predecessors. Allen has been a walking disaster since the day he arrived. Why on earth didn't RITA get rid of him from day one?
  11. Is John Allen the CEO of RITA? McKenzies letter seems to suggest same.
  12. Don't think Bowman will be riding SAL in the UK. It is no Winx although he thought it was on Sunday
  13. The facts of the matter can be deduced from my experience. When I first insured with Fastrack I was informed by Fastrack that $49 would be paid into racing from the $950 approx premium that I paid.