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    Mark MacNamara A Big Loss

    Longevity yes but Reon Murtha didn't travel much unlike what McNamara has done. Lochie Marshall always did Timaru, Oamaru, Geraldine etc and Eric Percy and Ian Chambers did the Coast circuit and Nelson / Marlborough. Murtha shared the job with plenty. McNamara is in a class of his own IMO.
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    Riccarton race 3

    Highly Likely an obvious late scratching with the flag start but the second fav Gagarin missed it by many lengths also. Its jockey Shaun Fannin was watching the antics of HL and missed the flag. Not sure its followers were done any favours there
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    great racecallers

    Don't forget the Claudelands Classic Terry Yule
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    I have no sympathy. Bloody unprofessional and a poor look for the industry. Not to mention a real kick in the guts for those that took him in the jockeys challenge.
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    Matamata Comp

    good effort that considering 7 pointer in the first.
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    HQ Pick Four Comp this Saturday....Rules and Entries

    Single Gaze Kementari D'Argento Seabrook Thanks for the opp.
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    Golden Slipper F4 Challenge

    Written By Ef Troop Seabrook Spin Thanks for comp
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    Matamata Comp

    Neverstopdreaming Avecmoi Bluebreeze Ja Ja Binks Richie McHorse Coldplay Endean Express Thanks for the opportunity
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    which one won?

    A huge call by George Simon who confidently went the inside horse didn't even say it was close. So unlike him as he is usually very ordinary these days in a tight finish.
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    In his two Nz Cup wins definitely but in his three starts before the cup last year he ran down Have Faith in Me at Addington Titan Banner in the Kaikoura Cup and Dream About Me in the Ashburton Flying Stakes. Your original comment is just wrong.
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    I can remember at least a dozen occasions and I'm sure there would be many others. The 2015 NRM Sires Stakes when he ran down Chase The Dream at Addington would be one of my favourites.
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    Kaitlyn and Tabatha Fensom

    Her drive from 10th November. Read the date of the quote.
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    Kaitlyn and Tabatha Fensom

    The Lowe drive was so so so much worse. Chalk and cheese different. In fact her drive was very similar to how one of the best of all time drove Lazarus in the Freemantle Cup. Not really defending her as she is pretty ordinary but A.Lowe is nek level ordinary.
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    Kaitlyn and Tabatha Fensom

    The issue was the moron that was on the bell. They have confused half the drivers in the race. Sure the driver needs to be a bit more onto it but this one was not entirely her fault.
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    I said firm tracks. Yes you are right he did win on good tracks in Australia. I should have said jarred up on firm tracks and that was certainly the case when Our Flight ran away from him in the Classic. From memory the only time he was ever beaten on a heavy track was by the great Strawberry Road.
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    This also highlights just how great a race the Levin Turf Classic as it was originally called used to be, held on a country track with a very good supporting card. I remember winning a competition on 2ZB back in 1981. The prize included a return train trip from Wellington to Levin, entry to a champagne brunch held on the course before the first race, lunch vouchers and a $25 betting voucher which was not to be sneezed at back then. A huge crowd and a great Classic with Our Flight beating the hot pot Red Tempo who couldn't go on firm tracks.
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    Smart Patch

    Yes my memory is pretty good. I also remember Archer won the first two Melbourne Cups but he was racing before I was born.
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    Smart Patch

    Yes correct second start one week later won by 5 lengths as I said just like Smart Patch. I knew it beat The Unicorn just got the name of the race wrong which is the only thing I did get wrong as you have just proved by reading it from a book. I was going from memory.
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    Smart Patch

    No sir you are wrong. I didn't say like Mainbrace having it's first start I was talking about Mainbrace when it beat The Unicorn in the Avondale Guineas as the second favourite a week later. First start Mainbrace was as big as a bull, Jack wasn't trying very hard and the horse came back to scale blowing his head off.
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    Smart Patch

    Well if it was an honest assessment he is a terrible judge. The horse won like Mainbrace.
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    Smart Patch

    Agree to a certain extent but I find Andrew Forsman always very honest with his assessments and usually bang on the money when labelling one with Pete and Alby on a Saturday morning. I also have heard that the Baker / Forsman stable is a big punting stable and Andrew Forsman is well on the way to a freehold house so not every trainer gives you the steer intentionally. Shaune Ritchie is also always very honest. Lance O'Sullivan clearly said on radio yesterday morning that Smart Patch would benefit from the run and he would be very surprised if it won. Now for the horse to come out and absolutely donkey lick a field that had a lot of smart trial form doesn't sit well with me.
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    Smart Patch

    I heard that interview also. The best of his horses today he said was clearly Show N Go who gets well beaten into fourth and the race was won by stablemate Slow Hands paying $11 on the tote. He is either a very poor judge or .......... I was drinking at the local today with a mate who multied up his three Patch horses - Jewel, Wisdom finishing with Smart for $50 to return $4150. He was fidgety going into the third multi leg but 200 metres from the finish let out a roar as Smart went woosh and the race was over. Very impressive win.
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    Oh boy! oh boy! Kiwi Guns On Show Fri

    No more staggering than you never punting on Premier meetings. The best horses going around on the best race day / nights and you only watch them. Or do you only watch races you punt on?
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    Was it the 40k on Vincent punter??????

    I haven't called The Brodster anything whoever that clown is. You're calling yourself stupid, I haven't. What I have said was that your comments are naive if you don't understand the TAB book making business model and why any type of business would keep doing business with a customer that was costing that business money. If you can't understand that and If your comments are not born from naivety then yes you are stupid.
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    It got me thinking

    Someone mentioned Miles Better in a thread today, a horse I remember well. It got me thinking about staying handicappers back in the early '80's both the quality and quantity of them compared to now days. Man racing was great back then. Just off the top of my head. Kiwi Gun for Fun Cuss Chimbu Fountaincourt Maurita Bound to Honour Shivaree Von Cettes Avitt The Dimple The Twinkle Joyarty Sirtain Magistrate Macloud Sound Wave Ruanuku Stylish Dude Debs Mate Azawary Kev's Boy Caucus Peak Despa Tun Doon Speculation Firefly Shamrock Daisy Northfleet Alice Little Vic Tamboura Double You Em Torquay Payco Gold Bullion I know I've listed a few mudders that didn't go around in the summer but what a list and I'm sure quite a few more that raced against each other back in the good old days.