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    Blue reacted to Value Bell in Central Otago Cup   
    Pembrook Playboy was last at the 400. What a finish. A lot of drivers would have given up. Well done Nate. Brilliant drive.
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    Blue got a reaction from JJ Flash in Opie update   
    Might be splitting hairs but that's what the law is good at. I believe being found not guilty as opposed to innocent had something to do with not paying compensation or at least not paying the full amount claimed.
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    Blue got a reaction from JJ Flash in Group 1 day at Trentham   
    And Waisake is a potential star of the future too methinks. Very impressive.
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    Blue got a reaction from Black Kirrama in Old name re-sufaces.   
    Well, almost. I see a filly named Tauparae winning at Matamata trials today for TA. Stirs memories of the good sprinter/miler Tauporae. He won eight races in the 70s plus third twice in the Railway, 1970 behind Sharivari and 71 behind Ajasco. Good luck to her owners. I hope she's half as good.
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    Blue got a reaction from Pam Robson in Old name re-sufaces.   
    Well, almost. I see a filly named Tauparae winning at Matamata trials today for TA. Stirs memories of the good sprinter/miler Tauporae. He won eight races in the 70s plus third twice in the Railway, 1970 behind Sharivari and 71 behind Ajasco. Good luck to her owners. I hope she's half as good.
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    Blue got a reaction from Spikecity in When it's out it's out   
    I notice several on the unruly tomorrow which means thay probably have to settle back. Had several inside draws yesterday but not often the best for first starters and especially standing starts.
    Be wary.
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    Blue got a reaction from Navitas in When it's out it's out   
    I notice several on the unruly tomorrow which means thay probably have to settle back. Had several inside draws yesterday but not often the best for first starters and especially standing starts.
    Be wary.
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    Blue got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in TAB of yesteryear   
    Make of it what you will.
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    Blue got a reaction from meomy in TAB of yesteryear   
    Make of it what you will.
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    Blue got a reaction from scooby3051 in Zabeel Classic   
    Elliot did have to check his mount but if we hark back 50-odd years ago and without cameras, the jockey would have stood up in the stirrups and reefed the horse's head in the air making interference so obvious the outcome would have been a fait accompli. Bottom line as has been said, if there's no protest, there's no protest.
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    Blue reacted to mikenz in HB in trouble   
    Just to add,this is a situation where maybe dual code meetings would be a option.
    Just to add,Tauranga and Thames following Rotorua,maybe a bit of overkill
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    Blue got a reaction from dock leaf in 2021 Predictions   
    Yet people like you and me Gubes will still continue to race horses. What does that say about us? Merry Christmas all.
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    Blue got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in 2021 Predictions   
    Yet people like you and me Gubes will still continue to race horses. What does that say about us? Merry Christmas all.
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    Blue reacted to gubellini in 2021 Predictions   
    Blue you have to be a supreme optimist to race horses. I have shares in three who will be going around in the next few weeks. Unless they run first or second the owners will be well out of pocket. Nothing changes! Good luck with yours Blue.
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    Blue got a reaction from gubellini in 2021 Predictions   
    Yet people like you and me Gubes will still continue to race horses. What does that say about us? Merry Christmas all.
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    Blue got a reaction from Memphis2 in New All Black Coach in the Hot Seat!   
    Settle down a bit guys. The coach didn't touch the ball. The players made some dumb moves, tackled poorly and made some poor decisions and handline errors. Two teams take the field. Generally one wins, one loses and this time we were out-played but remember 1998? That was the year the All Blacks lost five.......that's right, five in a row for those who remember, and though we've come to believe we should always be winners, life ain't always like that. At the end of the day nobody died. It was yesterday, lets get over it.
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    Blue got a reaction from talk in Lethal   
    Trump,  we all do our own kind of homework to varying degrees then make our decisions accordingly but buying yearlings is perhaps the biggest gamble of all. At that stage we only know they can walk, we don't know if they can run. But invariably we keep going back to find the ones that can. Racing would be lost without us.
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    Blue got a reaction from Trump in Lethal   
    Trump,  we all do our own kind of homework to varying degrees then make our decisions accordingly but buying yearlings is perhaps the biggest gamble of all. At that stage we only know they can walk, we don't know if they can run. But invariably we keep going back to find the ones that can. Racing would be lost without us.
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    Blue reacted to Trump in Lethal   
    True. I still remember discussing with Mal Seccull, his purchase in Adelaide of a nice yearling for $3500. He ended up calling it Manikato. You might remember it? He bought another 17 yearlings after Manikato - all slow. Buying a horse is a lolly scramble and don’t let any “urgers” tell you otherwise! 
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    Blue got a reaction from Red Rum in Lethal   
    I'm regularly surprised he hasn't appeared on Gavelhouse before now. TA have offloaded a few lately. Not neccessarily a criticism it's simply if they're not performing or reached their mark they might as well be offered elsewhere so Gavelhouse is doing a good service in that respect.
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    Blue got a reaction from Uriah Heap in New All Black Coach in the Hot Seat!   
    Settle down a bit guys. The coach didn't touch the ball. The players made some dumb moves, tackled poorly and made some poor decisions and handline errors. Two teams take the field. Generally one wins, one loses and this time we were out-played but remember 1998? That was the year the All Blacks lost five.......that's right, five in a row for those who remember, and though we've come to believe we should always be winners, life ain't always like that. At the end of the day nobody died. It was yesterday, lets get over it.
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    Blue got a reaction from Value Bell in Purdon Rassmusen finishing end of year   
    That was years ago. Maybe we'll now see a resurgence of buyers at the yearling sales and a bit more enthusiasm for trainers to go for big races. The Jewels could look quite different next year without AS dominance. On the other hand, all the best to Hayden and Tim.
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    Blue got a reaction from Basil brush in New All Black Coach in the Hot Seat!   
    Settle down a bit guys. The coach didn't touch the ball. The players made some dumb moves, tackled poorly and made some poor decisions and handline errors. Two teams take the field. Generally one wins, one loses and this time we were out-played but remember 1998? That was the year the All Blacks lost five.......that's right, five in a row for those who remember, and though we've come to believe we should always be winners, life ain't always like that. At the end of the day nobody died. It was yesterday, lets get over it.
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    Blue reacted to Baz (NZ) in The return of Wiremu Pinn   
    I thought you were going to say....Reese Jones! 🤣
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    Blue got a reaction from Gruff in Decline of a great   
    High time we outlawed selfies.