david hodgetts

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About david hodgetts

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  • Birthday 12/21/1940

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    Gold Coast,Queensland

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  1. 1972 by Dave Bradford 1974 by Dave Bradford (2 copies) 1975 by John Costello (2 Copies) 1976 by John Costello 1977 by John Costello 1979 by John Costello 1984 by John Costello 1985 by John Costello 1986 by Mike Dillon 1987 by Mike Dillon 1991 by Mike Dillon All in good condition,residing in Australia(Gold Coast),I am interested in any offers bearing in mind cost of postage or other means of sending
  2. Unbelievable!!! so sad,the thoroughbred world will be in total shock of this news , as I am. My sincere condolences to his family. It has been a few years since I spoke to Peter but during the 80,s and early 90,s we were in regular contact through the horses we were racing and the trainers we both were closely associated with..I am in total disbelief of his early departure. Good Night,God Bless and thanks for the memories.
  3. Happy 80th Trevor, I remember well the Takanini stables and seeing and talking often way back in the 80's. You are a thoroughbred in your own right in the racing industry. Regards David Hodgetts,from the Gold Coast
  4. I first met Murray in Woodville in the 1970's when he was training at Woodville racecourse,the days of Eric Ropiha with whom Murray had early contact as to racehorse training. I have been a supporter of him and his family as he is a genuine guy who doesn't deal in fantasy. but basics regarding the thoroughbred world.Time has proven his philosophies and he deserves all the accolades and success of an Illustrious career.
  5. Thanks, I am pleased because I reckon he is pretty good at getting the best out of his horses
  6. Brian Smith has he retired from training???? Havnt seen any starters listed in his name for about 3 months
  7. Daria,s Fun still holds the race record for the Wellington Cup@ 3.15.59. I was a part owner and she was a stayer of huge ability. We ran in the Melbourne cup and she ran 8th finishing from stone last at the turn. When the jockey came back ,his first comment was " If I had known she could finish like that I would have been closer at the turn. All in all she was our pride and joy and was honoured by being voted the stayer of the year.
  8. BART CUMMINGS Lifetime legend of the turf Loved the thoroughbred horse started training by beach and surf Races won on Melbourne-Sydney Racecourse Australian smiling personality Talked a little-said a lot Lifetime respected ability Legend for sure,never to be forgot I salute your thoroughbred life True superstar we all respect Supported by your partner-wife Said with your wry grin-perfect Thanks for the memories David Hodgetts
  9. To Peter,Shirley,Sharlene Frank and Shaun.- Congratulations on the care and attention you have given Red until the time has come to end his days and prevent suffering and misery. I salute you all. I hope he can say hello to Cedric (Infinite Secret) his travelling companion to Australia when they were 2 and 3 year old. For me this was a golden era in the NZ racing scene and Bonecrusher was a genuine champion,for us all too marvel and wonder at his ability, guts and determination.As well Gary Stewart will and should be remembered as a great jockey and ambassador for the NZ racing industry and the glory and recognition they both engendered and brought to the world of thoroughbred racing and breeding at that time and for the future. Thank you all and I will never forget. Dave
  10. A wonderful life and a wonderful man, I was lucky enough to be involved with the Holland family during my early years and can only have the most utter respect and admiration for Norm. Always a gentleman,immaculate both in dress and demeanor,a true and passionate supporter of the Thoroughbred scene. Good life, and forever remembered with admiration and friendship. Dave Hodgetts
  11. I have spent sometime studying this stallions gene pool and have come to the conclusion he has a good opportunity with some of the older broodmares in existence. I tend to lean toward strong,fast stayers who have good gene pool constitution and inherited athletic ability. I am interested to have comments on type and constitution of progeny to see if there is a typical mold that can be attributed to this gene pool that may benefit and support my opinion.
  12. Sorry i couldnt wait for a month or so. The books have been packed and on there way to the Gold Coast