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  1. I was of the belief that David Ellis had a strict policy of no over weight for any jockey on any Te Akau horse.
  2. I would wait and read the stipes report tonight. Possibly did not ride at that weight.
  3. I'm almost certain they would have been breath tested rather than blood tested. Either way not a good look when it becomes headlines in The Press. Don't get shitty with Martin VB for doing his job. Best way is for everyone to do the right thing then no headlines.
  4. What an absolute twat you have made of yourself saying that. Maybe do a little research next time.
  5. Have been on it for a few starts now including today. Congrats Chris.
  6. To the best of my knowledge that is the case. I remember Mick Guerin getting into strife over this years ago. Lost his job I think. Also Graham "Steel Balls" Bruton which involved thousands of dollars.
  7. This article was posted on Racenet this afternoon. Thoughts PFP https://www.racenet.com.au/news/melbourne-cup-tragedies-must-be-prevented-how-can-we-avoid-another-horse-death-20201105
  8. Big news in regards to O'Briens runners that were supposed to be running at Longchamp tonight (NZ time). Contaminated feed?? https://www.bbc.com/sport/horse-racing/54405246
  9. In a word Wow. Ok more words, just a fabulous win. Congrats
  10. Nothing much to read in the Stewards Report. Ramsamy moved out and Thornton moved in as did Cameron. All 3 riders warned to exercise greater care. Not even close to Bowman case imho
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    Nigel McGrath

    Don't want to get into the debate too harsh/not harsh enough, but really he should just walk away and find something new to do in his life hard as that is going to be. Yes he could appeal I suppose but in the end he is toast insofar as anything to do with harness racing is concerned. I wish him well in what ever he chooses to do.
  12. Meeting Abandoned. We will have to wait another day.
  13. Tonight at Kenilworth (South Africa) race 2 number 4 Pharr Canal.
  14. Deepest sympathy to you Cubes and your family
  15. First of all you could do him the courtesy and spell his name correctly. Secondly, the man has lost his job and you want to bitch on about what he says.
  16. The cynical part of me says this is the price for the $72 Mil . In saying that racing just couldn't keep going the way it was. Too many tracks (note: not clubs) for too few horses, population shifts etc
  17. Probably something to do with the fact that 98-99% of the horses racing at these meetings come from outside of the area. A large number come from the South Island.
  18. I suspect this is the flipside/strings that came with the $72mil . To get this funding this was the deal.
  19. I suspect the fact that this store is in a mall and the lease/rent (whichever) $$ may have been the tipping point. Unlike Shirley/Bush Inn no pokies
  20. Would be interested to know how many others have found that their "local" TAB retail store did not open today and is shut for good. Mine being Barrington in Christchurch. Notice on the door refers customers to Bush Inn which is about 5km away.
  21. Another gone. 3 years for Cobalt. So it goes on https://www.racing.com/news/2020-05-14/news-pateman-disqualified-for-three-years?fbclid=IwAR1EL5fXFEYKB6MjZDb5SX7GkAbhGHNq7o358TUQ40wjNYJKikhtuMvvtik
  22. Most of us on sites like this understand racing and the huge financial hole it is in, but the wider public do not. Just go on Facebook and read the comments attached to the Stuff article that has been posted detailing the $72.5 mil. This is a big problem for racing/breeding now and into the future. I suspect and in fact know that if racing disappeared the majority of New Zealanders would barely blink.
  23. There would be a whole lot of punters in Melbourne who would disagree re tracks. Take Caulfield for starters.
  24. This will be what you are referring to. https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/racing/75609379/harness-driver-blair-orange-fined-and-suspended-for-positive-breath-test
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    Sweden harness

    Have watched a few of these. Agree not too bad but some average race calling I would have to say. If you haven't already and want a bit of a laugh, google 'swedish trots caller'