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  1. fitzy

    Never waste a good crisis

    In reading all of the comments in this topic there is only one conclusion a reasonable person could make based on the disunity expressed in the various comments and opinions. Racing is stuffed as very few are able to take a step back and look at the big picture. Very simply racing is successful in Aus for one main reason. The vast majority of betting turnover is wagered on Metropolitan racing in Sydney and Melbourne. Each city is roughly the size of NZ and has 2 or 3 racecourses. ( assuming current plans to close Moonee Valley proceed). It works because it’s economically efficient and punters have a better understanding of track conditions and how a horse is likely to perform before they bet. As an industry if you want to ignore this reality and keep 48 racecourses throughout the country, then you may as well bend down and kiss your arse goodbye because racing here will be dead within 5-10 years.
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    Capital Value Disappearing

    Slightly off topic but whats the view on stallion service fees this year. I suspect that other than the big studs and "commercial breeder" most might give the season a miss and leave mares empty. Impact on foal crop could be huge.
  3. The stopper strikes again - what a legend! i greatly fear for his “fathers horse” in the Oaks today .......
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    AUSTRALIAN Guineas

    Does this idiot actually believe the crap he posts or is he just winding p4p up?
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    C. S. Hayes Stakes........

    Hopefully the Guineas is a clean race this year. When O’Reilly ran the winner was later found to have raced with illegal substances which were not detectable by testing at that time.
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    new owner for stud farm

    Chinese billionaire gets OIO approval to buy stake in Hamilton stud farm His company was earlier involved in National Party donations scandal. By Andrew Bevin Thu, 30 Jan 2020 Add to Saved Content Lang Lin, chief executive of Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Group Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry has received OIO approval to purchase 35% of Highview Stud/ Bauhinia Farm, which owns 119 hectares of farmland in Hamilton, for $5.4 million. Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry hit in the headlines back in 2017 after its owner, Chinese billionaire Lang Lin, used the company to give a controversial $150,000 donation to the National Party. Highview Stud, which trains and breeds racing horses, has a leasehold interest over the land for up to 12 years. The OIO approved the investment on the grounds it was expected to create full-time jobs, exports, increase the efficiency and productivity of Highview Stud and bring additional investment into New Zealand. The regulator also expected the investment to advance government policy regarding the sale of thoroughbred horses in New Zealand. Lin made his fortune in fast food and has worked to create a racing industry in China, where it remains illegal outside of Hong Kong and Macau. He chose New Zealand for his breeding operations because of the quality genetics, affordability and quarantine standards and his company has been eyeing up and breeding horses here since 2012. Top stallion Mongolian Khan, 50% owned by Lang Lin's company and Windsor Park Stud has stood at stud in New Zealand The furore The company’s $150,000 donation to the National Party was widely criticised as going against the spirit of the law, which bans foreign donations of more than $1500. Lang Lin and the National Party got around foreign donation law because the donation was funnelled through Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Industry NZ, which is registered in New Zealand, despite having 100% Chinese ownership. Last year, Green Party Electoral spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman called the donation “an example of powerfully vested interests tipping big money into the coffers of the National Party.” Yesterday the Serious Fraud Office said it had filed criminal charges against four people related to the latest, unconnected National Party donations scandal. The defendants, who have not been named, would appear in the Auckland District Court on February 25. Neither the charges or the defendants’ identities are known at this stage and the charges laid have not been revealed. National Party leader Simon Bridges said in a statement neither he nor the party had been charged.
  7. fitzy

    Karaka

    Huey you need to check your facts. Savabeels strike rate for SW’s is at same level as Zabeel if not slightly above. Savabeel about to reach 100 SW’s from 12 full crops (ignoring current 2 YO’s). I think Zabeel took 13 or 14 crops. Since last years catalog Savabeel has added 21 SW’s to his tally. This season in Aus Savabeel has 4 SW’s with earnings of $3.6 mill. Tavistock has 1 SW’s - none in NZ - and isn’t in Aus top 50 sires.
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    Showcasing

    For $1000. Good cheap horses these Showcasings
  9. Probably not far from being accurate. Out of interest what was Melody Belle's rating before she franked her form in Melbourne? That may give some guide to any inherent bias in the rating assessments.
  10. Oceanex wins G2 Matriach stakes at Flemington today. Point at least partly proven I think.
  11. Bugga. Looks like a few have underestimated this horse.
  12. Crow I was always told to not waste time arguing with idiots but in your case I will make an exception. If you knew anything about stallion performance you would understand how good OP is going. To date he has 116 individual winners from effectively only 2 crops to race. 15 of these are Stakes performers, with 6 having been Group 1 performers. Fortunately good judges like Chris Waller know more than you and the top trainers keep buying them. I forecast he will get plenty of stakeswinners over the next 12 months and look forward to your being proved totally wrong.
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    Melody Belle / J. Richards

    Good 4 at Flemington for Oaks today.
  14. Pathetic remark. OP is leaving top horses all over the place.
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    Consensus

    What you mean you are going to ride her .....