kdt

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    kdt got a reaction from Pegasus 9 in jewels fields   
    I live about 2km from the track and it is absolutely hosing down and showing no signs of easing up. A postponement has to be an option they are looking at
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    kdt reacted to slam dunk in George Simon   
    I backed Waverley Star. Still ropable that Bill Collins never saw Bonecrusher.
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    kdt reacted to scooby3051 in Good Luck Team Pitman With Enzos Lad   
    Drawn Barrier 2 best of luck for the weekend.


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    kdt reacted to scooby3051 in Vale RJ (Dick) Bothwell   
    Today we lost one of the good guys with the passing of RJ Dick Bothwell,who died peacefully surrounded by friends and family.
    I was proud to call him a friend, one of best trainers or horsemen I ever worked for, he taught me so much about riding ,training and later owning horses. I never saw him in the 30 odd years I knew him ever lose his temper in any situation.Most of the success I had as an owner was with the Bothwell stable training some of my best horses to win many group races... which we always celebrated long into the night the way it should be done.
    Dick was never one to chase owners he always let the results on the track speak for themselves, and over the years he had many top horses go through his care.
    Dick was supported throughout 49 years of married his life by his loving wife, my second Mum...Jill, Jilly, or Mummy depending on who you were but one thing was always for sure in the Bothwell house, you were welcome, the food was always fantastic, and we all would enjoy a drink or two to celebrate our many winners together. Jilly was his rock and was behind him in everything he ever did.
    Dick is survived by Jill and their three children Bones, Burt and Dale and two grandchildren.
    I will never forget what you or your family did for me and the many memories you gave me over the years,RIP my friend, go join the other great trainers in the sky...till we meet again someday...Leigh
     
     
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    kdt reacted to Ohokaman in Vale Trevor McKee.....   
    Really sad news to hear of Trevor's passing at the age of 81 after a long illness. A real gentleman.
    What a career....from Proud Chief to Sunline and everything in between. 
    Condolences to Noeline and Stephen and family. RIP.
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    kdt got a reaction from Insider in Stay Strong Christchurch   
    Hi Racecafe folk. Just to say thanks for the many kind thoughts expressed to the people of Christchurch. Personally and as a family it hit hard as I am a teacher at the school that lost 2 current students and 1 ex student. Other students lost family members. Today was very tough but we got through with the love and support of those around us.. My wife is a nurse at Christchurch Public and was on duty when the victims were coming in. She went on duty just after 2.00pm as did many others and I picked her up at 12.20am Saturday morning totally shattered. I know people can and do make comments about what the PM was wearing, should the Crusaders change their name etc all fair enough but for many that is so trivial right now as we just cope with all the mixture of emotions we have. Again thanks and tomorrow is a new day and we will push on just like we did in 2011
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    kdt got a reaction from scooby3051 in Stay Strong Christchurch   
    Thank you so much for your kind words. I backed a different runner in the last election race but have to totally agree with you re Jacinda Ardern. She has been very strong in the face of an unprecedented event in this country's history. 
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    kdt got a reaction from Insider in Stay Strong Christchurch   
    Hi Racecafe folk. Just to say thanks for the many kind thoughts expressed to the people of Christchurch. Personally and as a family it hit hard as I am a teacher at the school that lost 2 current students and 1 ex student. Other students lost family members. Today was very tough but we got through with the love and support of those around us.. My wife is a nurse at Christchurch Public and was on duty when the victims were coming in. She went on duty just after 2.00pm as did many others and I picked her up at 12.20am Saturday morning totally shattered. I know people can and do make comments about what the PM was wearing, should the Crusaders change their name etc all fair enough but for many that is so trivial right now as we just cope with all the mixture of emotions we have. Again thanks and tomorrow is a new day and we will push on just like we did in 2011
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    kdt got a reaction from scooby3051 in Stay Strong Christchurch   
    Thank you so much for your kind words. I backed a different runner in the last election race but have to totally agree with you re Jacinda Ardern. She has been very strong in the face of an unprecedented event in this country's history. 
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    kdt got a reaction from scooby3051 in Stay Strong Christchurch   
    Thank you so much for your kind words. I backed a different runner in the last election race but have to totally agree with you re Jacinda Ardern. She has been very strong in the face of an unprecedented event in this country's history. 
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    kdt got a reaction from Insider in Stay Strong Christchurch   
    Hi Racecafe folk. Just to say thanks for the many kind thoughts expressed to the people of Christchurch. Personally and as a family it hit hard as I am a teacher at the school that lost 2 current students and 1 ex student. Other students lost family members. Today was very tough but we got through with the love and support of those around us.. My wife is a nurse at Christchurch Public and was on duty when the victims were coming in. She went on duty just after 2.00pm as did many others and I picked her up at 12.20am Saturday morning totally shattered. I know people can and do make comments about what the PM was wearing, should the Crusaders change their name etc all fair enough but for many that is so trivial right now as we just cope with all the mixture of emotions we have. Again thanks and tomorrow is a new day and we will push on just like we did in 2011
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    kdt got a reaction from scooby3051 in Stay Strong Christchurch   
    Thank you so much for your kind words. I backed a different runner in the last election race but have to totally agree with you re Jacinda Ardern. She has been very strong in the face of an unprecedented event in this country's history. 
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    kdt got a reaction from scooby3051 in Stay Strong Christchurch   
    Thank you so much for your kind words. I backed a different runner in the last election race but have to totally agree with you re Jacinda Ardern. She has been very strong in the face of an unprecedented event in this country's history. 
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    kdt got a reaction from scooby3051 in Stay Strong Christchurch   
    Thank you so much for your kind words. I backed a different runner in the last election race but have to totally agree with you re Jacinda Ardern. She has been very strong in the face of an unprecedented event in this country's history. 
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    kdt got a reaction from Insider in Stay Strong Christchurch   
    Hi Racecafe folk. Just to say thanks for the many kind thoughts expressed to the people of Christchurch. Personally and as a family it hit hard as I am a teacher at the school that lost 2 current students and 1 ex student. Other students lost family members. Today was very tough but we got through with the love and support of those around us.. My wife is a nurse at Christchurch Public and was on duty when the victims were coming in. She went on duty just after 2.00pm as did many others and I picked her up at 12.20am Saturday morning totally shattered. I know people can and do make comments about what the PM was wearing, should the Crusaders change their name etc all fair enough but for many that is so trivial right now as we just cope with all the mixture of emotions we have. Again thanks and tomorrow is a new day and we will push on just like we did in 2011
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    kdt got a reaction from Insider in Stay Strong Christchurch   
    Hi Racecafe folk. Just to say thanks for the many kind thoughts expressed to the people of Christchurch. Personally and as a family it hit hard as I am a teacher at the school that lost 2 current students and 1 ex student. Other students lost family members. Today was very tough but we got through with the love and support of those around us.. My wife is a nurse at Christchurch Public and was on duty when the victims were coming in. She went on duty just after 2.00pm as did many others and I picked her up at 12.20am Saturday morning totally shattered. I know people can and do make comments about what the PM was wearing, should the Crusaders change their name etc all fair enough but for many that is so trivial right now as we just cope with all the mixture of emotions we have. Again thanks and tomorrow is a new day and we will push on just like we did in 2011
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    kdt got a reaction from Insider in Stay Strong Christchurch   
    Hi Racecafe folk. Just to say thanks for the many kind thoughts expressed to the people of Christchurch. Personally and as a family it hit hard as I am a teacher at the school that lost 2 current students and 1 ex student. Other students lost family members. Today was very tough but we got through with the love and support of those around us.. My wife is a nurse at Christchurch Public and was on duty when the victims were coming in. She went on duty just after 2.00pm as did many others and I picked her up at 12.20am Saturday morning totally shattered. I know people can and do make comments about what the PM was wearing, should the Crusaders change their name etc all fair enough but for many that is so trivial right now as we just cope with all the mixture of emotions we have. Again thanks and tomorrow is a new day and we will push on just like we did in 2011
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    kdt got a reaction from Insider in Stay Strong Christchurch   
    Hi Racecafe folk. Just to say thanks for the many kind thoughts expressed to the people of Christchurch. Personally and as a family it hit hard as I am a teacher at the school that lost 2 current students and 1 ex student. Other students lost family members. Today was very tough but we got through with the love and support of those around us.. My wife is a nurse at Christchurch Public and was on duty when the victims were coming in. She went on duty just after 2.00pm as did many others and I picked her up at 12.20am Saturday morning totally shattered. I know people can and do make comments about what the PM was wearing, should the Crusaders change their name etc all fair enough but for many that is so trivial right now as we just cope with all the mixture of emotions we have. Again thanks and tomorrow is a new day and we will push on just like we did in 2011
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    kdt reacted to Baz (NZ) in Thank You Roger James!   
    Heard Roger James speaking to Des Coppins on Trackside Radio at lunchtime....
    Labelled Flomiline as his best of the day in the last at Puke 18-1 !

    I don't normally do it....but did today! One Bet One Win!

    Thank You Roger James!
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    kdt got a reaction from arjay in What constitutes a "roughie" from your point of view??..   
    For me a roughie is north of $20
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    kdt got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Winner disqualified to 2nd   
    The Stewards Report is out and Opie has neither a suspension or fine
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    kdt got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Winner disqualified to 2nd   
    The Stewards Report is out and Opie has neither a suspension or fine
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    kdt got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Winner disqualified to 2nd   
    The Stewards Report is out and Opie has neither a suspension or fine
  24. Confused
    kdt got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Winner disqualified to 2nd   
    The Stewards Report is out and Opie has neither a suspension or fine
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    kdt got a reaction from Huey in te aroha bias   
    I will throw my two cents worth in here and say that this track has a long history of horses that are in front or thereabouts on the turn are still there at the finish. I know that it is a long run in (400m?) but there is just something about that track and front-runners.