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    Breeding NZ

    Awesome Bev, many great greyhounds came off and continue to off that lineage. Couple of my favourites were Bev's Veiwpoint and also big Tifino. Great memories!
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    Harpoon Harry

    I wouldn't contest that at all haha
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    Harpoon Harry

    Nice effort yesterday, trainer is an absolute gentleman - all the best!
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    Harpoon Harry

    I agree, as a punter, I would like the information supplied. It would have had to have had a qualifying trial so the information should be made available.
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    Brian Martin

    Mate... Each to their own, I appreciate that, but wow... I consider Brian Martin better than anyone we have going around at the moment. I respect everything that Roso and co. have contributed to the industry since Brian's departure and even before, but man oh man.. Bring him back lol, for the delight of many others as well as myself!
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    Bago Bye Bye

    As far as I am concerned, full credit to Dave and Jean Fahey for the exceptional job they did with this greyhound. He obviously had ability prior to being sent over but after getting his mind on the job, this boy could be anything... 29.56 after a big break, wow!
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    News from Wanganui

    I've been out of the game for a few years now, regularly visit but then get put off because of this... We tried many times to be heard back then and I bet they are still trying now. The board wont listen ZT, they never do. Anything for on course turnover. Look at whats happening atm. Cover up after cover up, whether that be The Board, JCA, RIU (neither here nor there, but my point stands). Another question is, can we trust the board? They have supplied us with so much doubt in the past.
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    News from Wanganui

    Yes, Friday nights at Hatrick are terrible for trainers/owners that want to sit. "The booking system..." Trainers and Owners should get first preference to the tables and chairs as it is them putting on the show. Whether they have booked or not. I used to watch our elderly trainers, and some owners, sit outside in the cold as the tables were already booked out. The ratshit thing with this, is that majority of those who reserved spaces, didn't turn up until later in the night. The tables could and should have been utilized. Generating public interest is great, it brings $ to the table but when we start looking at the money rather than our participants, and treat participants as "visitors", we are F'D! I can't believe we are moving backwards, rather than forwards. If this is how it is, priorities need to be checked.
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    Whoever writes the comments needs to go lol.... Luckily I'm a regular viewer of daily races as I pay no attention to the comments anymore. They are misleading, supply wrong information and at times can put most punters off with their blabbering.. Calling dogs bitches (boys girls), wrong times, distances... Just a joke. It's almost like they have "predicting sentences" that pop up as soon as they type in a word.."Ah, that'll do.." As for our commentators....... Wow. The CD lacks, definitely. But that's for another topic lol
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    Silver Collar meeting abandoned

    All the lights are on but nobodys home...
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    Well well well D.Schofield

    Exactly. Those overseeing all of us, laying down all of the rules and regulations that we are supposed to adhere to are, half of the time, the main reason why events like this occur. They turn a blind eye to so many things and yet open their eyes wider to other issues.. Depending on who you are, in the end, decides whether you're seen or not. Another issue for another post lol... With the recent banning on greyhound racing in some states next door, I can't agree more. If we don't get people who are really serious about the game, who do not share the same passion as the small trainer who gets up early every morning of every day to clean, feed, train and care for their pup who has never run better than 5th in its entire career, week in and week out, then again, I agree. The outcome remains... Lazy, useless butts who are massively overpaid will continue to dictate...
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    Well well well D.Schofield

    The three of them choosing not to provide a hair sample says enough for me. Although it was their right to decline and after seeking advice I may add, if you had nothing to hide and if you wanted the best possible outcome for your father and/or boss given the situation, then you wouldn't need to seek advice and piss arse around. You would have provided what was necessary to clear your names from any wrong doings. Instead, you three chose not to provide anything and you also lied about David's presence on the property at the time. Again, if you had nothing to hide, why lie? Why decline? Why hide? Essentially, what has happened is the ruins of "a stellar career" but also the shit that will be associated with the name "Schofield". Not a good way to end terms...
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    Ring the Bell

    Where do I deposit my money?? I'll take those odds if you're still open...
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    Ring the Bell

    Grab a piece of pie mate.... Humble pie... Should never question the works of The Master!
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    Swimming Goat

    True marvel to watch him notch them up with ease, and credit to the trainer for keeping him on the up for so long. Wheelchair Norm is another one. Although the past few weeks have not been as of old, he is another that just keeps turning up every week. Enjoy your retirement Floyd! A champion in your own right, and a true athlete and "showboy" that "encouraged" many eyes to the industry. Your huge fan base are going to miss you!
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    Non Chasers

    ...If it gets the job done............
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    Non Chasers

    Wow... They must be members of the site...
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    Non Chasers

    View the replay of the last race at Manawatu yesteday and tell me the winner did not have a look... Stipes are taking the piss! One look approaching the turn for home and again as she levels up with 3 dog. How clear does it need to be?
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    Slipping the collar

    Yeah, well i'm not sure if you have experienced yourself walking down that hill at Manawatu by experience its not the safest even for handlers.. i was there the day that dog broke its neck at the gate before the races and going downhill they will always pick up speed and will find it very difficult to stop obviously. Their have been a number of dogs that have slipped the collars for some unknown reason hit the gate cleared to run and have gone onto win.
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    The " Dress" code

    hahahahha amen come on ref lol they (the stipes) will start asking questions about those sort of things ahaha making sure you have polished your shoes
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    The " Dress" code

    Whoknows is slowly becoming as the biggest know it all and low life of nz greyhound racing.. where abouts do you train greyhounds? or do you even train greyhounds?
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    Dyna Vikkers

    I say Craig you keep doing what you do best and race them.. at the end of the day you're the trainer not these wanna-be experienced part or full-time trainers who couldn't even train a group 1 winner..
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    Qualifying trials.

    Well Central Districts should have no problem showing their qualifying trials as there is a young keen promising race-caller commentating their qualifying trials.
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    Qualifying trials.

    According to a few Stipendary stewards they have informed me that in the next year or 2 that either the nzgra site or trackside will be showing qualifying trials for greyhound racing.
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    Megs Me Mum

    "You would think the trainer would care about the welfare of other dogs in the race." - This is racing, where anything happens and sometimes it does! "Eve(r)y start it has it jumps" - HAHAHA!!! Look back at her eve(r)y start, you would know that she hardly ever picks the jump perfectly. You're an idiot! I don't post as often as I use to because it's like arguing with, again,"idiots" but when I see someone have a go at one of our games true good guys because his dog 'cost you the power money', I can't not say anything, racing is racing! I can name many other dogs whose racing style consistently affects other runners. Looks to me like you've lost your loot on her and I mention this because of the nature of your post. Turn the page and move on. I can sit here, behind my keyboard and be a warrior also but I would like to assure you that her trainer is probably one of the most respected trainers of the CD in and outside of the game. When are you going to do something better with yourself rather than sit on here 24/7. Get your family together, I hear Family Feud is after a few contestants - kill a bit of time this way rather than ^^ that way!! On a positive exit, may everyone introduce the New Year safely and may 2016 be another year full of love, life and laughter! All the very best to all!!