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    david hodgetts got a reaction from meomy in Historic DB racing annuals for sale   
    These are now sold
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    david hodgetts got a reaction from meomy in Historic DB racing annuals for sale   
    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
     
     
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    david hodgetts reacted to Paddymc in Frank Ritchie - Happy Anniversary   
    I see that a couple of races at Te Rapa on Saturday are celebrated in honour of Frank and Colleen Ritchie and their 50 years of marriage.
    Up until a couple of weeks ago, Frank Ritchie to me was simply the trainer of Bonecrusher (probably the horse that I enjoyed seeing race the most).
    A couple of weeks ago, I joined Stu Hale's Waikato stud tour for a day and sat across from Frank.  We had a few chats through the tour and he came across as a lovely guy, so genuine, interesting and interested.  
    So to Frank (and Colleen), congrats on an amazing milestone.  I hope you have a great day of celebration on Saturday; and Miss Dalghar wins the fifth race for you.
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    david hodgetts got a reaction from Grego in HB to a legend of the game   
    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
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    david hodgetts got a reaction from We're Doomed in Baker & Forsman   
    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.     
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    david hodgetts reacted to THE TORCH in Baker & Forsman   
    Perfectly said. Well done to Murray and also to Andrew who has definitely added something to the stable process.
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    david hodgetts reacted to jasonmccook1 in Baker & Forsman   
    I used to work for Murray when he trained in Woodville.  Was a great boss and was with the support from his wife as was the office lady. He was very thorough with feeds and day to day routines. He deserves all he gets great bloke
     
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    david hodgetts got a reaction from We're Doomed in Baker & Forsman   
    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.     
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    david hodgetts got a reaction from We're Doomed in Baker & Forsman   
    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.     
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    david hodgetts got a reaction from We're Doomed in Baker & Forsman   
    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.     
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    david hodgetts got a reaction from We're Doomed in Baker & Forsman   
    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.     
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    david hodgetts got a reaction from We're Doomed in Baker & Forsman   
    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.     
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    david hodgetts got a reaction from We're Doomed in Three favourite Wellington Cup Winners   
    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.
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    david hodgetts got a reaction from We're Doomed in Three favourite Wellington Cup Winners   
    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.
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    david hodgetts got a reaction from We're Doomed in Three favourite Wellington Cup Winners   
    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.
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    david hodgetts got a reaction from We're Doomed in Three favourite Wellington Cup Winners   
    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.
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    david hodgetts got a reaction from We're Doomed in Three favourite Wellington Cup Winners   
    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.
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    david hodgetts got a reaction from We're Doomed in Three favourite Wellington Cup Winners   
    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.
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    david hodgetts got a reaction from We're Doomed in Three favourite Wellington Cup Winners   
    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.
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    david hodgetts got a reaction from ADM in RIP Bart   
    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
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    david hodgetts got a reaction from ADM in RIP Bart   
    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
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    david hodgetts reacted to Ascot in rip norm holland   
    The nicest man you could ever meet and a standout representative of the racing industry.
     
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    david hodgetts reacted to Tony McGovern in rip norm holland   
    A privilege to have known and worked alongside Norm for many years. R.I.P.
     
    Tony & Cath McGovern. H.K.
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    david hodgetts reacted to Trump in rip norm holland   
    Really competitive on the golf course too ! A smiling face and an effervescent personality was his trademark!
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    david hodgetts reacted to meomy in rip norm holland   
    Vale Norm Holland, champion jockey, true gentleman
     
    Mon, 01 Dec 2014
    Dennis Ryan  
    http://www.theinformant.co.nz/racing/UO31055/Vale-Norm-Holland-champion-jockey-true-gentleman

    Norm Holland, OBE, made a huge contribution to racing.
          Racing has lost one of its iconic members with the passing at age 90 of Norman Bannerman Holland, champion jockey and true legend of the turf.
     
    With a list of accolades that include an OBE, recipient of the NZTR Excellence in Contribution to Racing, Ellerslie Legend and life membership of the Auckland Racing Club, it’s clear that Norm Holland left his mark on the sport that was his life and love.
     
    That began as a childhood emigrant from England, followed by a jockey’s apprenticeship in Taranaki and a life-changing youthful indiscretion that was more than balanced by three jockeys’ premierships in the late 1940s and early ’50s.
     
    The list of top horses he rode was headed by champion three-year-old Syntax, while he counted amongst his toughest rivals Bill Broughton, the dominant jockey of the post-War era, along with the Ellis brothers, Larry Wiggins, Jack Mudford and Wally Hooton. Into the 1960s they were followed by Bill and Bob Skelton, Grenville Hughes and David Peake.
     
    Holland retired in the early 1970s with close to 1,000 wins, but he maintained a close link to race-riding for years afterwards. Nearly two decades as Auckland Apprentice School riding master and even longer as jockey liaison officer at most northern racing venues were a measure of the valued contribution he made so willingly.
     
    “Apart from anything else I just love the contact with such a wonderful group of people,” he said at the time. “Everybody has their job to do and I enjoy helping make the whole day work.”
     
    Norm, invariably distinctive as the best dressed man on course, continued his liaison role into his eighties, stepping back only when the demands of travel around the northern district became too challenging. His health deteriorated in more recent times and he spent his final years in care, notwithstanding the daily attention of his beloved wife Myrna.