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    bazach got a reaction from gubellini in The Informant Price Increase   
    That is almost certainly correct La Zip. It is also one reason we have more expensive building costs (only two major players), and more expensive food (again, only two major players). There are advantages to living in a beautiful country with a low population, but economies of scale isn't one of them!
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    bazach reacted to crustyngrizzly in Choke ya bastards   
    Created nothing but still won.
    Lets hear it for England.
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    bazach reacted to Chris Wood in Brian DL's Informant Article $1.0m disgrace   
    Our local paper, The Waikato Times doesn’t even have the local Rugby Comp results or any game reports anymore!
    We are treated like second class citizens!
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    bazach reacted to slam dunk in Purple Comet   
    It would be enlightning to know some background to the win. Why could no one see a five length win coming up? Why did it win by 5L.
    And did it ever duplicate the effort in subsequent starts?   Surely if a horse is going to win by 5 len there must be some sort of clue.
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    bazach got a reaction from Cubes in Purple Comet   
    Great, thanks Gubes. I was talking to Peter (Meynell) about this a while ago, and he remembered it well. That would have to be one of the largest dividends ever in NZ I would think. Does anyone know of any which were larger than $348?. At that money, you would think only a couple of people would have backed him!
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    bazach reacted to gubellini in Purple Comet   
    bazach Monrana was a brown colt foaled in 1969 by Monitor out of Kirana. He had his first start at Wanganui on the 12/2/72. Ridden by Scott Hammersley he was unplaced.His second start was on the 26/2/72 at Otaki. Ridden by Peter Meynell he won by five lengths and paid $348.95 and $62.25. Second was Ari and Don Foley. Third was Haut Sifflet and Des Harris and fourth Rose Mellay and Scott Hammersley. At his third start at Manawatu on the 25/3/72 he won again ridden by John Skinner. He was trained at Otaki by his owner G. Blenkhorn.He was then sold to Australia where he raced as Lord Monrana.
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    bazach reacted to Tauhei Notts in This is why we are buggered   
    So I looked at a 1952 book and saw that the average at the Melbourne yearling sales was 467 guineas compared to 532 guineas at the Trentham sales.  Balloch was NZ's leading stallion with progeny earnings of 47,798 pounds compared with Midstream in Aussie with 64,404 pounds.  The Auckland Cup' stake of 12,500 pounds compared favourably with the Melbourne Cup stake (won by Dalray) of 15,000 pounds.  Keep in mind that at that time the Aussie pound was worth just 16 shillings NZ currency.  So the Auckland Cup was worth, get this, 15,625 Australian pounds!
    That is how far we have slipped.
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    bazach reacted to Huey in Gavelhouse   
    I think you're missing the point of the Online Auction, most of the stock is sold like the May Sale , It's very well operated and there are some well priced horses available. I think the most important thing about these online auctions is that the horses are potentially going somewhere where they are being given an opportunity to be a race horse or a broodmare instead of sitting in a paddock or worse. 
    There has been a number of winners come out of the sales and its great to see. One thing it does do though is make you think why would you pay stallion fees when you see the price some of these go for.
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    bazach reacted to Leggy in Winston in free fall ?   
    A better question might be what has the racing industry done for racing in the last 20 years?
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    bazach got a reaction from Huey in Underrated Broodmares   
    Miss Distinction - by Bletchencore, was a one race winner herself, but has left a couple of great stakes winning offspring by less high profile sires, Miss Jessie Jay by Spectacular Phantom, and Gee I Jane by Jahafil. She also produced The Silencer Sir by Istadaad to win nine races, plus a number of other minor winners. She was born in 1991 and had her last foal, a Super Easy colt, in 2014.
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    bazach got a reaction from chevy86 in May Sale - as a vendor is it worth it?   
    Exactly Ethereal, he is a very good judge of horse flesh, and great opportunities if you are buying because, as you say, his broodmare band is pretty good. From a selling point of view, with Dan's lifetime dealing with horses and his knowledge of horse flesh, if he can't even get the service fee back from thirteen of his nineteen lots, what chance is there for any breeders other than those owning group winning mares, or the studs with the stallion?
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    bazach reacted to ivanthegreat in Minister For Racing intoxicated by tax payers money ?   
    A weekly ( weakly ) struggle to overcome her own irrelevance.
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    bazach reacted to drewandjo in Minister For Racing intoxicated by tax payers money ?   
    yes....Heather's only reader is Barry...oh and P4P
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    bazach reacted to Dibbles in May Sale - as a vendor is it worth it?   
    Sorry you are wrong re Mr Myers, it is a known fact that he sells all his weanlings (good or bad) at this sale and does not take anything through to the yearling sales. There was a good article written about this a couple of years back. Yes some of the other vendors/breeders who do not want to take yearlings to Book 3 put their lower quality weanlings through this sale, and I agree with you that this does not mean there is not something worth a taking a chance on. Sally McKay picked up a gem a couple of years ago!
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    bazach got a reaction from chevy86 in May Sale - as a vendor is it worth it?   
    Exactly Ethereal, he is a very good judge of horse flesh, and great opportunities if you are buying because, as you say, his broodmare band is pretty good. From a selling point of view, with Dan's lifetime dealing with horses and his knowledge of horse flesh, if he can't even get the service fee back from thirteen of his nineteen lots, what chance is there for any breeders other than those owning group winning mares, or the studs with the stallion?
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    bazach got a reaction from chevy86 in May Sale - as a vendor is it worth it?   
    Exactly Ethereal, he is a very good judge of horse flesh, and great opportunities if you are buying because, as you say, his broodmare band is pretty good. From a selling point of view, with Dan's lifetime dealing with horses and his knowledge of horse flesh, if he can't even get the service fee back from thirteen of his nineteen lots, what chance is there for any breeders other than those owning group winning mares, or the studs with the stallion?
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    bazach reacted to Mattski in May Sale - as a vendor is it worth it?   
    Great post Bazach.
    1. He would clearly have lost money.
    2. Some of the studs are culling the "bottom quartile" but Dan is offering his entire crop.
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    bazach got a reaction from gubellini in The Informant Price Increase   
    That is almost certainly correct La Zip. It is also one reason we have more expensive building costs (only two major players), and more expensive food (again, only two major players). There are advantages to living in a beautiful country with a low population, but economies of scale isn't one of them!
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    bazach reacted to gubellini in The Informant Price Increase   
    poundforpound keep taking your medication! Brian de Lore writes a racing column not a political column! If you had a weekly column in The Informant I would gladly pay $10 for it and give it to my local library to file in their Fantasy Section!
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    bazach got a reaction from Swynford in May Sale - as a vendor is it worth it?   
    Dam Myers is a very astute person and a dedicated horseman, so it's good to see him supporting the sale with all his weanlings being sold. He is also one of the few bigger breeders with no stallion, and his broodmare band is of reasonably good quality, so I thought it would be interesting to make up a table of his sales and compare just the service fees of the applicable stallions in 2016:
    Lot number
    Sale price
                        Sire
    Service fee 2016 (app)
    79
    14,000
    Por Moi
    17,500
    89
    85,000
    Press Statement
    16,500
    110
    2,000
    Power
    8,000
    145
    14,000
    Sweynesse
    6,000
    155
    3,000
    Power
    8,000
    190
    170,000
    Written Tycoon
    49,500
    196
    7,000
    Reliable Man
    17,500
    204
    1,000
    Sacred Falls
    30,000
    210
    2,000
    Jimmy Choux
    5,000
    225
    1,000
    Dalghar
    8,000
    230
    22,000
    Ocean Park
    30,000
    231
    5,000
    Showcasing
    15,000
    239
    2,000
    Proisir
    7,000
    279
    45,000
    Mongolian Khan
    10,000
    281
    10,000
    Sacred Falls
    30,000
    296
    8,000
    Iffraaj
    17,500
    304
    54,000
    So You Think
    49,500
    316
    1,500
    Contributer
    12,500
    332
    14,000
    Zacinto
    10,000
    19 lots sold 
    Total=
    $460,500
     
    Total =
    $347,500
     The question I'm asking is, is the amount of the 113k 'surplus' enough to cover all other expenses and make him want to continue down the line of selling all his stock as weanlings? He did very well with lot 190, ie made more than the 113k on this one lot, - and also with lot 89, but in total thirteen of the lots sold for LESS than their service fee, and only six sold for more than their service fee.  
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    bazach got a reaction from Swynford in May Sale - as a vendor is it worth it?   
    Dam Myers is a very astute person and a dedicated horseman, so it's good to see him supporting the sale with all his weanlings being sold. He is also one of the few bigger breeders with no stallion, and his broodmare band is of reasonably good quality, so I thought it would be interesting to make up a table of his sales and compare just the service fees of the applicable stallions in 2016:
    Lot number
    Sale price
                        Sire
    Service fee 2016 (app)
    79
    14,000
    Por Moi
    17,500
    89
    85,000
    Press Statement
    16,500
    110
    2,000
    Power
    8,000
    145
    14,000
    Sweynesse
    6,000
    155
    3,000
    Power
    8,000
    190
    170,000
    Written Tycoon
    49,500
    196
    7,000
    Reliable Man
    17,500
    204
    1,000
    Sacred Falls
    30,000
    210
    2,000
    Jimmy Choux
    5,000
    225
    1,000
    Dalghar
    8,000
    230
    22,000
    Ocean Park
    30,000
    231
    5,000
    Showcasing
    15,000
    239
    2,000
    Proisir
    7,000
    279
    45,000
    Mongolian Khan
    10,000
    281
    10,000
    Sacred Falls
    30,000
    296
    8,000
    Iffraaj
    17,500
    304
    54,000
    So You Think
    49,500
    316
    1,500
    Contributer
    12,500
    332
    14,000
    Zacinto
    10,000
    19 lots sold 
    Total=
    $460,500
     
    Total =
    $347,500
     The question I'm asking is, is the amount of the 113k 'surplus' enough to cover all other expenses and make him want to continue down the line of selling all his stock as weanlings? He did very well with lot 190, ie made more than the 113k on this one lot, - and also with lot 89, but in total thirteen of the lots sold for LESS than their service fee, and only six sold for more than their service fee.  
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    bazach reacted to Patiti in Congratulations Jonelle Price   
    Hearty congratulations and noting that it is a first for a Kiwi lady is fair comment.
    Good on her.
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    bazach reacted to rdytdy in Congratulations Jonelle Price   
    Well done to Jonelle Price and her 14yo Classic Moet taking out the prestigious Badminton Horse Trials.
    First Kiwi woman to win the event.
    I bet there is some Classic Moet being drunk right now.
    Congratulations.   
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    bazach got a reaction from Huey in Book on great nz broodmares   
    Eulogy, Belle family, Entreaty ( dam of Phar Lap and ancestress of Sublime), maybe the “Heights” family????
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    bazach got a reaction from Huey in Underrated Broodmares   
    Miss Distinction - by Bletchencore, was a one race winner herself, but has left a couple of great stakes winning offspring by less high profile sires, Miss Jessie Jay by Spectacular Phantom, and Gee I Jane by Jahafil. She also produced The Silencer Sir by Istadaad to win nine races, plus a number of other minor winners. She was born in 1991 and had her last foal, a Super Easy colt, in 2014.