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    Blue got a reaction from soliloquy in Waikato Meeting 4th July Noms Te Rapa   
    Three or four meetings on very heavy tracks and I think we may find some are simply not going to handle it and numbers will ease a bit.
     
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    Blue got a reaction from Boss Hogg in Aalaalune   
    Ahhhhh Mr Crusty. Shades of the nefarious Mr Glitter. Morally decrepit but some rollicking music.
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    Blue got a reaction from crustyngrizzly in Aalaalune   
    Ahhhhh Mr Crusty. Shades of the nefarious Mr Glitter. Morally decrepit but some rollicking music.
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    Blue got a reaction from puha in Crowd at Whanganui.   
    Nothing I've seen in the last ten years to suggest there has ever been a 'marketing team.'
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    Blue got a reaction from dock leaf in Crowd at Whanganui.   
    Nothing I've seen in the last ten years to suggest there has ever been a 'marketing team.'
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    Blue got a reaction from nomates in Crowd at Whanganui.   
    Nothing I've seen in the last ten years to suggest there has ever been a 'marketing team.'
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    Blue got a reaction from Leggy in Attn: Trainers. Update your Websites   
    My Grandkids now tell me "Facebook is for old people." I guess that saying is right- Too soon old, too late smart.
     
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    Blue got a reaction from TurnyTom in Attn: Trainers. Update your Websites   
    My Grandkids now tell me "Facebook is for old people." I guess that saying is right- Too soon old, too late smart.
     
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    Blue got a reaction from slam dunk in Attn: Trainers. Update your Websites   
    Trainers and punters alike, many of whom are old school, need to accept 21st century progress. Though it took a while to accept like most new things, the internet is now an essential marketing tool. Just look at the word- it's an Interactive Network. There is always someone in the employ or family who is up with the play and can keep owners and sundry appraised of the stable and their horses on at least a weekly if not daily basis. Te Akau has been mentioned. Maybe sometimes a bit mundane but nevertheless current including Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday workouts. Punters too need to accept the demise of herald, Informant and Best Bets and get onto the net, find and save the information they seek. At the end of the day they'll disseminate the information to suit themselves anyway but the bottom line is things are different and we - owners, trainers, punters - need to approach things differntly too.
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    Blue got a reaction from slam dunk in Attn: Trainers. Update your Websites   
    Website is the blackboard Huey and certainly Facebook is the place for quick daily updates and short videos as most are well capable of that.My point was mainly the acceptance of modern technology as a marketing tool. I'm sure new and younger participants would demand it. We relied on the Herald and Best Bets for many years but things are radically different now and regardless of our age we need to get with the programme (if we are interested enough), simply be left behind completely, or find new interests elsewhere which would be sad for the industry.
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    Blue got a reaction from Huey in Racing resumes early 20th June Pukekohe   
    Best selection method will be the dartboard I reckon. Going to be deep or at best bloody sticky - unless, of course, they whistle up Ruakaka. Depending on how much rain just imagine the fallout if they canned it.
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    Blue got a reaction from Huey in Attn: Trainers. Update your Websites   
    Website is the blackboard Huey and certainly Facebook is the place for quick daily updates and short videos as most are well capable of that.My point was mainly the acceptance of modern technology as a marketing tool. I'm sure new and younger participants would demand it. We relied on the Herald and Best Bets for many years but things are radically different now and regardless of our age we need to get with the programme (if we are interested enough), simply be left behind completely, or find new interests elsewhere which would be sad for the industry.
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    Blue got a reaction from Patiti in Silver Fox: I'm not ready to give up just yet   
    To me that means he doesn't talk to the guys who have driven the industry into the ground. He's too much Mr Nice Guy and doesn't ask the hard questions and won't put these guys on the spot. Just mho.
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    Blue got a reaction from 47South in Now it's Greg who's gone: When will the bleeding stop?   
    Might not be any racing by then LJ. We might all be gone.
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    Blue got a reaction from Black Kirrama in Now it's Greg who's gone: When will the bleeding stop?   
    Might not be any racing by then LJ. We might all be gone.
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    Blue got a reaction from LongOwner in What have Teina Pora and Operation Inca got in common ?   
    What have Teina Pora and Operation Inca got in common ?
    Pretty much everything.
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    Blue got a reaction from Stables in Avondale one of 10 galloping venues frozen out   
    Given racing will only be on a couple of tracks and the propensity to abandon at true winter going, I'd be mildly surprised if Ruakaka wasn't utilised for a meeting or two between July and September.
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    Blue got a reaction from rdytdy in SATURDAY 23/5 COMP   
    Good going tdytdy.
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    Blue reacted to paigezim in SATURDAY 23/5 COMP   
    58 for me i think.
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    Blue got a reaction from Red Rum in SATURDAY 23/5 COMP   
    How did everyone go? I got 2 winners, a 2nd,a 3rd at Randwick and 4 winners at Flemington. Total 56 points. If I dont look at the fields I just take 1, 2, 5 &7  and that's all I did. Never looked at the horses, jockeys, track and never had a bet but good fun.
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    Blue got a reaction from bus stop in Omnishambles   
    Well they say.....give a dog a bad name...... One can only but guess the breeding. I'd say its probably out of "The Pub" by "Two O'clock."
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    Blue reacted to Cubes in Omnishambles   
    Hey Bluester.....know your getting on a bit and the ol' hearing going so Cubes will type slowly.....
    Omnishambles....definition....right from my mate Tarquin the one eyed farrier
    1. Leo Molloy dress sense
    2 . Just about everything that is going on in the world right now and we have a full moon coming up in another week or so....gulp
    3 . The carnage Mrs Cubes is inflicting on the ol' joint credit card as 7 weeks of pent up retail therapy is unleased
    4. Name of new horse
    5.The fact that Cubitys' car insurance went up whilst the vehicle depreciated by 20 % and yet hadn't been driven for 7 weeks
    6. Leo Molloy dress sense
    Cubes and Out
     
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    Blue got a reaction from Cubes in Omnishambles   
    Are you going to throw this out to fellow Cafers Mr Cubes or are you prepared to carry the can on your own in this instance. Any clues?
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    Blue got a reaction from Black Kirrama in Is D McKenzie just a bean counter   
    People go to the window with x dollars in their hand. They go to McDonald's with an eftpos card.  They don't have to fish around for more cash. When I think about it, we definitely are getting towards a cashless society. People are bitching about the end of cheques. I'm 73 and hardly written a cheque since the mid 90s. We really do need to move into the 21st century where technology is concerned.
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    Blue got a reaction from tasman man 11 in Is D McKenzie just a bean counter   
    People go to the window with x dollars in their hand. They go to McDonald's with an eftpos card.  They don't have to fish around for more cash. When I think about it, we definitely are getting towards a cashless society. People are bitching about the end of cheques. I'm 73 and hardly written a cheque since the mid 90s. We really do need to move into the 21st century where technology is concerned.