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    Turny reacted to gubellini in Brian de Lore   
    Brian’s columns in The Informant are gold. Most other Racing Writers are beholden to NZTR or the NZRB hence their silence on the REAL issues confronting the Racing Industry.
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    Turny got a reaction from Grego in Auckland Cup   
    I thought it was $48 - I remember I got back 8k for my $180 win bet and I drove home in a new Holden with $4k in my bag - and I bought my first house in Lyall Bay
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    Turny got a reaction from Grego in Auckland Cup   
    I thought it was $48 - I remember I got back 8k for my $180 win bet and I drove home in a new Holden with $4k in my bag - and I bought my first house in Lyall Bay
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    Turny got a reaction from Grego in Auckland Cup   
    I thought it was $48 - I remember I got back 8k for my $180 win bet and I drove home in a new Holden with $4k in my bag - and I bought my first house in Lyall Bay
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    Turny got a reaction from Chestnut in Auckland Cup   
    I rode work for Cyril - I was a kid then - when we put her on the float north Cyril told me to back her - she paid $48 and my new holden cost $3200 - I drove up Friday and they couldn't pay me out on course - I had to go back on Monday - best day ever
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    Turny got a reaction from Chestnut in Auckland Cup   
    You are correct Liz - trained by the Pfeffers at Trentham - I was there and had $180 a win on it -  3 weeks wages  and purchased a brand new car on the Tuesday after and got change - thankyou PB Smith
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    Turny got a reaction from Chestnut in Auckland Cup   
    You are correct Liz - trained by the Pfeffers at Trentham - I was there and had $180 a win on it -  3 weeks wages  and purchased a brand new car on the Tuesday after and got change - thankyou PB Smith
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    Turny reacted to chelseacol in Auckland Cup   
    I always start with distance criteria when looking at a 2 mile race. 
    The ex German horse Araldo Junior appeals to me with this in mind. Won over 2 miles in Aussie and at 2800m in Germany.
    Ordinarily you would be trying to line up the class of those races .... but in this field I don't think this is a major concern, and the one NZ start in the Nathans was good. Weight looks ok in comparison to that race (with the exception of Kaharau weirdly). Only knock is the barrier draw, but at $13/4 over a long trip that isn't enough to stop a punt
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    Turny reacted to Right first time in Summer-Autumn Trans-Tasman Super Comp Round 7 Sat Mar 10 entries here   
    haha, Brian ....."shakin' in my slippers" .......hardly ! 
    Even my detractors acknowledge that whatever my deficiencies and there are many ....lack of confidence isn't one of them ! 
    My early assessment ...the dark Horsies are toast ! Dark Horsies on the slide on the leaderboard....Double AAs on the rise.
    You're absolutely right though about the closeness of the Comp overall, Brian. All down to the draft. In the interests of development of the sport we've sent our Mighty Blues geniuses to teams near and far, spreading the word and lifting the standards. Pete, Brian, Gordy, Geoff. Look at Pete ...top of the tree in the 'Magnificent Seven.'
    With the top scoring teams in the Comp being on 11 points only from 6 rounds, there may be a thought that Team Captains have recklessly wasted their Joker play. My view is ...not at all. The unprecedented evenness of teams is such that boilovers are a  regular feature, and easy wins are a thing of the past.
    Well .................were a thing of the past .....until us Double AAs completely overwhelm the Dark Horsies this Saturday.
    Double AAs to deliver a masterclass. 
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    Turny got a reaction from mooseman in Gisborne tomorrow   
    CWJ
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    Turny reacted to Trump in Bernard Saundry appointed to key role at NZTR   
    How can a recently appointed CEO be allowed to take outside Board positions? Surely his focus should be on Racing? 
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    Turny reacted to tim vince in Richard Brosnan Press Release   
    His peers all know Richard aint a cheat.things happen beyond one' control in life.
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    Turny got a reaction from Right first time in Summer-Autumn Trans-Tasman Super Comp Round 5 Sat Feb 24 entries here   
    R1 2 4
    R2 5 8
    R3 1 3
    R4 7 13 bb
    R5 2 9
    R6 3 9
    R7 9 16
    R8 3 4
    R9 6 16 bb
    R10 1 3
    I am out in no phone zone from 8pm tonite - any scratchings please sub for me Capitaino
    Thanks
    Tom
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    Turny got a reaction from Right first time in Summer-Autumn Trans-Tasman Super Comp Round 5 Sat Feb 24 entries here   
    R1 2 4
    R2 5 8
    R3 1 3
    R4 7 13 bb
    R5 2 9
    R6 3 9
    R7 9 16
    R8 3 4
    R9 6 16 bb
    R10 1 3
    I am out in no phone zone from 8pm tonite - any scratchings please sub for me Capitaino
    Thanks
    Tom
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    Turny reacted to Insider in Anyone coming to The Derby March 3rd ?   
    My dear husband, thought that he saw a lot of it, but because his eyes are fading he wasn’t 100% sure. As I am trying to keep him alive, I didn’t want to dampen his spirits and say that it was out of reach. 
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    Turny reacted to chelseacol in Cubes gets asked what is wrong with NZ Racing   
    I think the fact NZTR  & NZRB seem to both  have cultures of excess doesn't invalidate criticising either or both.
    I find all the travel examples raised by SMD and yourself in this thread as troubling.
    The problem with any organisation such as these (and Govt/Councils etc etc) is they spend what they want as the bottom line result has little impact on the individuals etc working there.. Contrast that with business owners who understand every dollar spent in their business is a dollar less that goes into their pocket - so it needs to be well spent. At the moment I am trying to decide the cost benefit of a trip to an industry conference in Palmerston North (!!!) later this year just to put that in context.
    Your point regarding the Racing Act stands alone and is well to be heeded
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    Turny reacted to Cubes in Cubes gets asked what is wrong with NZ Racing   
    Happened twice last week for the Cubemeister
    Once by the neighbours at the annual neighbourhood watch BBQ and once by the new Minister of Finance
    Depth breath...same answer given to both
    When you have to explain in a sentence or two to an outsider from the industry..... there is no point ranting or raving about nomination fees or about holiday surcharges for transport or somesuch
    The answer Cubity gave after short reflection  is Head Office costs
    The real core , root of the problem is Head Office costs
    NZRB sucks money from the industry and does not give enough in return
    If the Cubinator had a blank bit of paper we would never devise the current system
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    Turny got a reaction from vanturk1 in Scapolo's order of entry ranking in the Haunui   
    0800weguess
    If no reply
    0800wedontknow
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    Turny got a reaction from Tomjr in Punching above there wait   
    Lance Robinson Riccarton does very well - horses don't travel much - Lance knows and relates to costs and return - does very well
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    Turny reacted to Tauhei Notts in Jockey comments Ellerslie's meeting - Sat, 17 Feb   
    Spare a thought for the owners of Zacada.  His jockey said, and I kid you not, "they went too slow so I only came eighth."
    That is the sort of logic that would make her a brilliant cost accountant for Fletcher Building.
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    Turny reacted to LastOf40 in Jockey comments Ellerslie's meeting - Sat, 17 Feb   
    That must be the opposite to Race 2 when the rest of the jockeys must have said "Rich Billy Marsh went too fast, so we let her go to a 15 length lead and win by 2 lengths". 
    Didn't even rate a mention in the stipe's report. 
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    Turny reacted to TOM(the other Molloy) in Michael Pitman   
    Thats not very charitable Portfolio.  Cubes can have his horses wherever he wants.  The man who does the paying does the saying.
    Good luck with your horses Cubes.  I hope the next one is a dead set champion whoever trains it.  Clearly you have a sense of humour and I would love to see you at Reefton one day.
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    Turny got a reaction from Right first time in Summer-Autumn Trans-Tasman Super Comp Round 4 Sat Feb 17 entries here   
    R1 3 6
    R2 3 5
    R3 9 11 bb
    R4 4 5
    R5 1 2
    R6 2 4
    R7 15 16 bb
    R8 8 9
    R9 1 3
    R10 3 13
    Enjoy
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    Turny got a reaction from Right first time in Summer-Autumn Trans-Tasman Super Comp Round 4 Sat Feb 17 entries here   
    R1 3 6
    R2 3 5
    R3 9 11 bb
    R4 4 5
    R5 1 2
    R6 2 4
    R7 15 16 bb
    R8 8 9
    R9 1 3
    R10 3 13
    Enjoy
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    Turny reacted to uneasy in Michael Pitman   
    Gruff 
    El Chico never had 3 starts in 9 days with us ever
    Only time I considered taking him to the Telegraph he finished 3rd then won the Listed  Timaru Herald Stakes (which he ended up winning 3 times) 7 days later