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    Stephen McKee 327K Lighter

    Stephen had an arguable case and he should have been supported by the NZ Trainers Association This lass may have sadly misrepresented her riding experience to Stephen who I believe in good faith employed her. The consequences for everyone are very sad. The Auckland Council approved the use of hire scooters in Auckland and they have created a major danger for pedestrians in particular What liability did the AC have with the recent death of a scooter rider on their patch.?.? NZ has a number of laws or lack of laws in respect of employment accidents and non employment accidents (eg Auckland scooter death) that should be less PC focused and more responsibility focused

    Guy Mulcaster

    Guy is also NZ based and an ex NZB agent NZ Breeders congratulate yourselves NZ breds had a magnificent Raceday performance in Sydney and Melbourne yesterday. Confirmation that we continue to compete at the highest level despite all the doom and gloom of our local NZ racing industry Our horses are raised on green grass not drought ridden pasture in Australia with great growing conditions. These are factors our industry should be emphasising to our Australian friends

    Te Akau Shark

    With a decent draw and ridden a little handier this horse could well win the Cox Plate

    John Allen

    This is a very relevant posting. A succession of boards have contributed to the demise of racing starting with the declining of the Lotteries contract. This decision was probably made with no Risk assessment of the opportunities for our industry The TAB had an existing computer network infrastructure and it would have been an expansion of business with lotto patrons placing their money in TAB shops. Imagine the exposure that racing would have today if the TAB had approved this government invitation to be involved with thousands of NZers flocking into TAB agencies every day. Small sightless with long term industry implications and losses. i was on a metropolitan racing club board at the time of this decision re Lotto and I raised my disappointment at a board meeting. I was the only dissenting voice at that time. Yet many years later the TAB is running sports betting. i have been a long term proponent of the TAB joining with Lotto NZ to run a sweepstake on the Melbourne Cup. I have raised this at several industry meetings including one last December at Te Rapa where John Allen said that it would be considered. Probably never been considered at all. Many NZ business run a sweepstake on the Melbourne Cup so why not add to this opportunity for racing to run one nationally with Lotto. Fonterra is an organisation with major problems and it is addressing this presently starting with re-reviewing its business strategies which will involve massive changes. Racing leaders - RITA should study what Fonterra is doing and follow a similar path . Sadly time is against racing.

    Take the money and run


    He’s Remarkable

    The lightly raced son of He’s Remarkable- Age of Chivalry ran an outstanding 2nd in today’s Group 1 race at Caulfield the Rulpert Clarke Stakes. Well done to an understated NZ sire

    He’s Remarkable

    He’s Remarkable is getting a steady number of winners this current racing season and has a runner in the Sir Rulpert Clarke Stakes G1 in Melbourne this Saturday He is obviously a reasonable racehorse sire to breed to


    This is the type of story that should be played on national television A great story of a champion NZer


    Good luck with your recovery Richard

    Murray Baker tells it like it is....

    Cost to income opportunity is the problem with NZs racing and breeding industries We have a cost plus industry with a small opportunity to make a profit if any Remember the days when breeders sent a mare to stud and paid no agistment only a service fee and reasonable vet fees Racing is no different to rugby, golf etc - sports that have major problems There is no easy answer to racing woes my only complaint is that more immediate actions are required by RITA now


    To have a large number of foals unregistered suggests that he has served a number of owner horses

    Roaring lion withdrawn from service

    What a shame I hope this magnificent horse makes a full recovery and is back next season Great to see the stud and its management team react quickly

    Glenda Hughes scores

    Did she favour the dogs in her former position
  14. The departed stallion Showcasing had his 13th 2 year old winner this season when No Regrets won in Singapore. This performance must be close to a record for a NZ stallion. He also has a number of trial performers who have yet to start so he may extend this number of winners before season end. I note that he has 8 weanlings for sale at next week’s.Karaka May Sale so they should attract attention.
  15. There are two Aussie sires that I have bred to over the years that are reasonably priced and have achieved very good race results with their progeny namely Domesday and Shamus Award. They both have stood for A$10,000 and have enjoyed reasonable books. I suggested Shamus Award to one leading Waikato studmaster late last year and he said that he could not afford him. As a Cox Plate and Australian Guineas winner He would be among the best performed stallions to stand here. He is now standing in Victoria which is good news for that state. At the May weaning sale you will see the first crop of Telperions. The foals I have seen are outstanding