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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from We're Doomed in 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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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from Insider in OP   
    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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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from Insider in OP   
    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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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from Fartoomuch in 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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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from gubellini in 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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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from La Zip in 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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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from ivanthegreat in Smart Patch   
    Well if it was an honest assessment he is a terrible judge. The horse won like Mainbrace.
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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from gary1 in pizemoney   
    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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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from gary1 in pizemoney   
    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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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from gary1 in pizemoney   
    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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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from gubellini in 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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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from La Zip in 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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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from La Zip in 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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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from La Zip in 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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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from Iraklis in 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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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from Spikecity in 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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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from Spikecity in Was it the 40k on Vincent punter??????   
    The NZ TAB bookmakers are fleas, their odds tight, the margins in their favour but you can't point the finger at them for limiting customers that are costing them money. Perfect business sense and anyone that can't understand that is naive or just plain stupid.
     
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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from Spikecity in Was it the 40k on Vincent punter??????   
    The NZ TAB bookmakers are fleas, their odds tight, the margins in their favour but you can't point the finger at them for limiting customers that are costing them money. Perfect business sense and anyone that can't understand that is naive or just plain stupid.
     
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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from ivanthegreat in It got me thinking   
    What are you talking about, I was loving the 21 percent interest I was getting on my Term Deposits.
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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from Memphis2 in 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. 
     
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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from Memphis2 in 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. 
     
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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from Memphis2 in 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. 
     
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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from GOM in Video on excessive use   
    In the 1982 Hunter Cup Gammalite was bolting turning for home and had the field well covered inside the final 150 metres and so far had been untouched by Clarke. Then the sadist decided to belt him 12 times in the last 100-120 metres including one or two after the winning post! 
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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from Gruff in ELLERSLIE BOXING DAY FIELDS   
    Small fields on the whole. Three of the first four races just seven starters but $50,000 minimum stakes so should be very competitive racing all the same.
    Stratocaster in Race 1 won a rating 85 easy at Trentham last start and goes up 2kgs.  Beat Turn me Loose in the Hawkes Bay Guines trial a few years back easily in a finish that had to be seen to be believed. Would love to see this horse go on with it and may be paying a decent enough price again in a small but select field.
     
    Beastmode in Race 2 narrowly beaten by the undefeated Sir Nate (Wellesley winner) and punters burnt badly in his debut at Wanganui after winning a trial by 10 lengths. Looks very talented and trainer knows how to get them ready for a great group of owners. The CD raider may topple the northern boys at reasonable odds.
     
    Dougie in Race 3 Dunstan Stayers not one of Trudy Thornton's best rides last start but if he settles in the trail and although not that well off at the weights for a Rtg 65 may be too good for them.
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    Tool no. 1 got a reaction from Track Record in Manukau Greyhounds 21/12 Thought$   
    Nice spotting sir, sat behind them just off the pace and finished over the top. A nice each way price.