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fitzy last won the day on May 29 2013

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  1. fitzy

    (The) Bostonian (NZ)

    Except of course in the case of Sacred Falls who although won the 2000 Gns and was unbeated in 7 NZ starts was not eligible for HOTY as when he won the Doncaster at 3 had been transferred to Waller. Go figure !!
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    (The) Bostonian (NZ)

    Trump you have overlooked her win in the QTC Sires produce 2 seasons back. No doubt her form in Sydney last autumn wasn't great, overall her 3YO form was only fair, but there is no doubt she has gone to a new level as a 4YO.
  3. Quite an achievement. I seem to recall Centaine got 15 or 16 once or twice and I think Straight Strike might have got 14 or 15 in NZ alone once. Ted is a top man on breeding stats no doubt he will respond with actual figures.
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    stallion for 2019

    Berri that’s an amazing start. He obviously has the genetic strength to be a top sire. What can change in environment etc to account for his current quiet run?
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    stallion for 2019

    Savabeel’s figures are outstanding must be very close to Zabeel’s. Re Zed in the “old days” some jumps races received black type. On that basis Zed would have another 6 SW’s which would be 8% SW’s to runners.
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    2019 new stallions

    Ardrossan retired to Waikato. Obviously had plenty of ability but maybe didn't quite get to show it on the track. Looks very good value at $8,000.
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    Sentimental Miss

    Not going according to one of the owners. Has taken time to recover from Trentham race.
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    stallion for 2019

    To my mind Roaring Lion would be one of the best credentialed stallion prospects we have seen go to stud in NZ in the last 40 years. Tremendous value at $35k given some of the overpriced sires over the ditch. If Berri is watching is his race form as good as it first looks ?
  9. except for this year when possibly the best horse was balloted out ....
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    2019 new stallions

    Insider I'm not saying I disagree but do you have any stats to back this up?
  11. fitzy

    Auckland Cup?

    Set weights and penalties make this race a total farce. There is zero point in racing a stayer in NZ especially geldings.
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    Avondale Thursday Gone

    I think only 61 horses at last 8 race meeting. Market forces speaking maybe?
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    The cream rises to the top

    Can’t argue with class. Also interesting that there appeared to be a strong inside bias. Other than 1st two races 7 of 8 winners (and most placegetters) drew inside 6. Exception was R6 where winner got a lovely run on rails. Horses which got back and went wide were no hope all day.
  14. Very poor that a horse like Sword in Stone only 2nd ballot. In my view stakemoney is a fair way to select the field, with the proviso that race winners take preference over maidens. On that basis Swords Drawn should be the horse which drops out.
  15. After reading the largely ill informed and negative comments in this section about the Messara report i can only conclude that the industry is stuffed and we might as well close it down now and save ourselves another 10 years of stress and pointless arguments. Yes the report may not be correct in every aspect (what business plans are??) but the overall direction is spot on. i can only conclude that those of you who choose to bag it either have vested interests which colour your opinions or have no idea.