john legend

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    john legend reacted to CeeMeNow in Old White Men Speak With Forked Tongues   
    On the 21st May 2021 HRNZ said they were going to "release the T/O every month so participants can see how the Industry is faring from a betting perspective"
    Those comprehensive monthly reports lasted from April to June, I cannot find any after that.
    They still published weekly T/O's on Facebook and included in the News Briefs, until.......15th June for the News Briefs and the 16th for Facebook.
    So much for TRANSPARENCY,  no doubt the failure to update these figures is NOT because they would show the Industry was in good health !
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    john legend got a reaction from JTeaz in moet shard   
    good learning curve. sure she will work it all out soon. 😷
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    john legend got a reaction from Iraklis in moet shard   
    good learning curve. sure she will work it all out soon. 😷
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    john legend reacted to Blue in 1st August 2022 means ?   
    During more than 50 years of marriage my wife's birthday has always been 1st August. If you've ever had an argument, and discussion or a lengthy debate with a woman you will understand the reception I got when I told her that's not happening any more.
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    john legend reacted to 2Piper in A Rocknroll Dance   
    Not sure what made A Rocknroll Dance move to an Aussie stud. Same thing with American Ideal I guess. More interest with their breeders at the Stud fee offered.
    Take Titin In America, unwanted here, moves to Aussie , then Shartin become World Champion mare.  NZ lost a quality sire. NZ  breeders stick to tried and true  ( somewhat impatient with slower developing Sires wanting instant success)  If we had brought in an even playing field (breeding caps like USA)  twenty / thirty years ago we would have had a larger quality / diverse gene pool.
     
      
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    john legend reacted to Iraklis in 1st August 2022 means ?   
    HRNZ are law unto themselves, who knows re the seasons dates.....
     
    Cheers Iraklis
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    john legend got a reaction from Iraklis in 1st August 2022 means ?   
    PS, if I were to breed a horse this season I would call it  "TWILIGHT ZONE '👽
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    john legend reacted to 2Piper in Sarah O’Reilly   
    Do drivers not make mistakes ? How would you really know if the prescribed action been more successful ?
    Who would want to be a driver then ? 
    Take Smokin Annie's recent win for example, down at the beginning  of the back straight   she was last, eventually every driver on the rails from that point other than the driver of Smokin Annie came off the rails which provided the win. Should not all the other drivers who moved outward from the rails be suspended ?
    We know that recent stats show that the rails are generally  the place to be at Addington.??
    Admitted to something in hindsight should not be relevant .Just like a winger in rugby , you have a split second to sidestep left or right , one could produce a try , the other results in a tackle being made on you.
    Ps. Haven't  watch the actual race  concerned but do not really think it needs to be to , ... to have my opinion as above.
     
     
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    john legend reacted to lamour in Sarah O’Reilly   
    Doesn’t seem to be driving much at Addington lately.  She deserves more drives than she is getting 
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    john legend got a reaction from Thejanitor in Pick The Card Addington   
    my 2 losers had excuses 4th and 5th. dont usually pick 7 out of 7 (nobody can all the time) but betting can be profitable as our group have proved over the last 20 years.Addington has been the best for reliability (minus loose class trotters)everyone has their own methods .one thing that is great asset is ability to replay all horses previous starts including trials.
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    john legend reacted to YouNeverGiveMeYourMoney in siring young ????   
    Gotashotaway is another one foal only sire.  
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    john legend reacted to YouNeverGiveMeYourMoney in siring young ????   
    A colt 318 days old got a filly 311 days old in foal and she had it before her 2nd birthday
    You have to love the name
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    john legend reacted to Iraklis in siring young ????   
    Experience tells me they don't even need to be in the same paddock Tasman, ajoining paddocks will do.....😆
     
     
    Cheers Iraklis
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    john legend reacted to Iraklis in Another one bites the dust woodend beach   
    Longowner mate, not implyin anythin, sayin it up front, given the way the whole sorry saga broke all over mainstream news, includin TV news etc and for what? come on, what really happened? a few druggies got pinged but what else? lives ruined over what? come on....INCA was a bloody shit show, no other way to say it!
     
    Cheers Iraklis
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    john legend reacted to tasman man in siring young ????   
    My guess is a music lover  allowed 2 x precocious two year olds in the same paddock and they took a liking to each other.
    RockNroll Rod meets Adele and  says Hello and the rest is history !
     
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    john legend reacted to 2Piper in Pick The Card Addington   
    Money made on 7 races, with stable mate Heisenberg substituted for late scratching of Henry Hubert.
    Only two winner however for Friday, 3 seconds, no thirds and 2 fourths. Harry Potter did break when leading into the home straight and Swell Time running on from tail of the field.  Classy Dancer's ($2.70 top four) sulky seat was also struck by another runner, resulting in that horses driver to get 2 days suspension for careless driving. 
    Glenledi Chief did beat Regazzo Mach but sat parked and wilted late for fourth. ($2.60  top four) .
    Came out just above even, so hopefully Sunday picks go a bit better.
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    john legend got a reaction from Ripples in Dickson??   
    There is a complication why large fines are incurred as every trainer and indeed every participant has differing circumstances.  Scott Dickson has a long time partner Lydia Pickford who trains Gallopers from the same base as Scott as well as living together on the Hunterville property.Under current rules as I understand she would also not be able to live or train on the property.Therefore some leeway has been granted to Scott to pay large fines instead. His horses usually perform well and their quality and quantity help to bolster both manawatu fields and also Cambridge. It would be a sad day for Harness racing if the "slash and burn"merchants on here take over and remove the flexibility of a bit of compassion for a long standing  partnership in both harness and galloping fields.
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    john legend got a reaction from 2Piper in Dickson??   
    There is a complication why large fines are incurred as every trainer and indeed every participant has differing circumstances.  Scott Dickson has a long time partner Lydia Pickford who trains Gallopers from the same base as Scott as well as living together on the Hunterville property.Under current rules as I understand she would also not be able to live or train on the property.Therefore some leeway has been granted to Scott to pay large fines instead. His horses usually perform well and their quality and quantity help to bolster both manawatu fields and also Cambridge. It would be a sad day for Harness racing if the "slash and burn"merchants on here take over and remove the flexibility of a bit of compassion for a long standing  partnership in both harness and galloping fields.
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    john legend reacted to 2Piper in Dickson??   
    What's is the issue here ?
    Is it on the JCA pages?
    Off topic here 
    Anyway, he has had his life turned upside  down , not knowing his future several times.  Was training on the Coast when Greymouth closed. Had concerns with Palmy dates reduced/ almost canned entirely and grass track circuit all but ceasing 
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    john legend reacted to JJ Flash in This is one Massive Achievement   
    It is just how Steve Turnbull wanted it.
    The biggest milestone of his career came on the last race of the night at an obscure meeting with his son driving the horse.
    You Cannot Hide's win at Parkes on Saturday night gave the Bathurst-based Turnbull a staggering 4000th career training win.
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    john legend reacted to Iraklis in New Friday Harness Channel- Any Thoughts?   
    Well guys, I watched Trot Night last night, and thought it was much, much better 😃 really hope they decide to keep it goin, so fingers and toes crossed it becomes a regular feature.....
     
    Cheers Iraklis
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    john legend reacted to tasman man in New Friday Harness Channel- Any Thoughts?   
    This would be unfortunate for a number of reasons.......6 x weeks is a very short trial period , particularly at this time of year.
    Sure you have had a couple of Group 1 meetings but also nights with both small and low quality meetings , plus not going up against comparable meetings last year. The meetings are different plus covid  complicates things and things just getting back to 'normal'.
    ATC [ J.MacKinnon] is taking credit for this innovation / trial.
    When they announced it they said it would be 12 x weeks , then later said they had invited Addington to be part of it too !. It was ATC's baby !
    Among the Financial debacle that is ATC , they recently announced that the Club is in a strong financial position [ Equity strong , best ever Net Asset position , plus they said all cash flow requirements currently under control.]
    The pokies pay most of the 'racenight' expenses while more vacant spaces being rented out so no cashflow issues.
    The ATC should have no excuses not to continue the trial and give it a decent chance.......they said an indepth analysis would take place as to the future of the trial.
     6 x weeks is not long enough for an indepth trial ,particularly when ATC have served you up some 7 race programs and small fields and the Channel not widely advertised.
    You need to push hard and insist on a longer trial etc.
    Personally I have seen very little of the Show as I usually attend meetings !
    Also personally , I enjoy the fantastic job done by Jo Stevens with 'best of nights' plus winning interviews and various chats with industry participants...ditto Nigel's work in South.
    They too kicked off on on a shoestring budget ...nothing !
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    john legend got a reaction from Iraklis in New Friday Harness Channel- Any Thoughts?   
    Jason and Karen, I appreciate your efforts , magnificent and chance to become the most watched HR programme. The grumps amongst us only want to be negative. Sure not as polished  although last week purchased larger new Tv and picture quality improved greatly so have been watching all night.I remember being invited to the  Hutt studios when trackside had its first night with Karen Fenton Ellis and George Simon having a lot of probs and eventually came right with a huge budget (must have been about 1990) A fresh opportunity to have our  own channel is too good an opportunity to miss out on. (after accountants have shut virtually  everything else down) Good Luck .. and congratulations
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    john legend reacted to Davey1 in New Friday Harness Channel- Any Thoughts?   
    I am a galloping man but for the last two Friday night's have done something I have not done for 20 years. Bet on Harness racing. 
    I am pretty sure it is not designed to be another Trackside so it surprises me about some of the pop shots at the show on this forum. Talk about shooting yourselves in the foot when the industry has come up with an idea that just might work. One presenter who seems a lot of fun another who seems to know his stuff, no mindless racing from all around the world and human interest stories in between - perfect to relax to on a Friday night.
    Cheers
    Davey
     
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    john legend reacted to JTeaz in New Friday Harness Channel- Any Thoughts?   
    Given we have a minute budget i think you really need to give more credit to the 2. Yes 2 people behind the scenes who make the show possible. We have produced 5 shows to date on a 40k budget when trackside have a million dollar budget. Im not quite sure what you were expecting when we have had very little support from anyone. Karen and i are almost working for free and our 2 technical masterminds are supplying their own gear and not even earning  minimum wage.
    The HD part is frustrating but as far as we are concerned we have met the brief which was set out originally. It is now up to the higher ups to give us more money so we can take the show to the next level.
    As i am a betting man i would be setting the likelihood of the show continuong past this week at 200/1