chelseacol

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    Riccarton

    As Premixer mentioned the Club released a statement to members recently on the insurance claim. It hadn't been paid then. And if it has now been paid they probably would've struggled to get a new stand built for last saturday So temporary facilities which unfortunately can lead to queues and dirty portaloos - just like every concert and beer festival you ever go to. The 3 cans thing is interesting - my pet hate during the two Cup Days is limiting you to two drinks per visit to the bar half way through the afternoon, and then one ...... as happened at Addington Tuesday. Bloody annoying when you are in a round of 4 people etc ... Did this not happen on Saturday ? Without being a [email protected] I was in a Box and the fridge was open all day
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    Matt Cross

    I stand corrected Ted - but you still hopped onto a post pointing out he made a mistake to repeat you heard it too (or didn't). Pity you didn't tune in on time for the first 200m eh ? ;-)
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    Riccarton

    I agree Red Rum that they dodged a bullet on Saturday. TBF Addington have a similar predicament. The Members Stand at Riccarton is just about acceptable for 90% of the year for most people who turn up. Getting in and out of the Phar Lap room into the seating outside to watch a race and being right on the line with stunning views is cracking I reckon. I do picture a small stand going up in addition where the public stand currently is - couple of levels probably - great views both ways - modern bars etc etc. Fingers crossed for the insurance money and some creative thinking.
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    Riccarton

    After a period of recovery following a big week I felt I needed to post something positive about the CJC and Cup Week. Pretty much all I have read on here is an aggrieved owner who didn't get enough pampering for turning up with a horse (newsflash that happens at just about every racetrack), and complaints about facilities etc. So some balance - Saturday was an enormous day. Great crowd, music, fashion, car boot parties, great corporate boxes, good racing ..... Yes the facilities are stretched - that is what happens when you lose your main stand due to EQ damage and are fighting an ongoing insurance claim. Very difficult for the club - but as thousands of householders and building owners here in ChCh will tell you - not that unusual. I say well done to the CJC - you do annoy me on some things (just so no-one accuses me of being a fanboy) - but I had a great week. So did many out of my friends I got along and out of towners I know.
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    Matt Cross

    Ok. I'm happy to praise him while also accepting that at 26 (?) he will improve, and that he will make mistakes. Didn't the great Bill Collins once say in a big race the fav couldn't win ???
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    Matt Cross

    Thankfully you never make a mistake Ted - its live that he calls it and the horse finished 5th. As Whyisit mentioned she was in the call early so obviously you didn't listen to the radio call too well if you had to check the results after ... Young bloke making a start ... give him a break eh
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    Matt Cross

    Matt is doing a great job - and will get better as well. Reon is hopefully still being used as a mentor too.
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    Cup Day Fields

    Yes Mark M was the best in the country by some distance. I get the comments about Matt Cross. He needs Reon to get in his ear and just restrain him a bit on some of that stuff. But give him credit - he's young and good. Lets not run him out of town like Tom Wood was
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    say NUP to the cup protesters

    two of them outside Riccarton when I arrived Saturday (admittedly a bit before first race). Took more restraint than I thought it would not to roll the window down and have a word....
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    One of the reasons racing is failing.....

    I offered to the club to buy new TVs myself for the Phar Lap room BEFORE the current "upgraded" ones went in..... as I was so sick of the old ones. The things are so cheap these days why wouldnt you go for size
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    GP 3 today Ellerslie

    doesn't help the punter though
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    BANKS PENINSULA RACES

    great you are still betting down here Ivan. We have a real feast of racing coming up for you. Stay tuned
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    Melbourne Cup should be renamed

    As the great Bill Collins said in his call shortly after the famous Cox Plate where Bonecrusher- Waverley Star- The Filbert ran the trifecta
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    MARCOOLA

    Great post Ivan - but don't you know that all races are just commodities - G1 or dogs in the outback - all the same it seems
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    Meech replaced on Derby Fave

    yes and out along with Marmelo. Bit of drama ! On the Meech thing I do feel for her - but ultimately the owners pay the bills. Plenty of cases also of jocks accepting rides and then jumping horses etc etc etc ......