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    hsvman got a reaction from john legend in Sailesh Abernethy wtf ??   
    Personal decision for certain circumstances not to talk and under no obligation under the rules to talk yet a presenter cannot respect this persons decision and will go on tv and bag them  is highly disappointing  in my opinion 
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    hsvman got a reaction from LongOwner in Sailesh Abernethy wtf ??   
    Personal decision for certain circumstances not to talk and under no obligation under the rules to talk yet a presenter cannot respect this persons decision and will go on tv and bag them  is highly disappointing  in my opinion 
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    hsvman got a reaction from Fartoomuch in Mile Racing-Good or Bad   
    Mile  racing on 1000m tracks is a odd one as generally it’s very hard to hold up from the one gate as horses get a good length of straight to balance up and prepare for the gate to take off. Wider runners get to have a nice angle into the bend more often than not if there half a length ahead of the inside runnerthey will cramp then into letting them go. The perception is it’s easy to hold up from 1-2 but in reality it’s not as easy.  1700m starts at Auckland and Cambridge are actually better start point for the inside runners than the wider ones as the wider ones have just come of the corner an are often aren’t truly squared up when the gate leaves. So the inside ones have that slight advantage and can be squared up earlier when the start point is not as far into the  back straight As the miles starts are 
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    hsvman got a reaction from Taku Umanga in Cambridge   
    Aussie in most states is a bit different tho as you can race almost every day of the week. Trainers could use those races as fast works or trials and then go easy on them during the week, where as here especially in the north island in winter if you think your horse isn’t good enough to race at Auckland (I don’t know why as you still race the same rating point horse) you wait Upto a month at time to race at Cambridge for a joke of a stake. If Cambridge raced twice a week every week for 4K it would be better than once a month for 6-7k . 
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    hsvman reacted to Lee270744 in Cambridge Stats   
    Ray Green must be tearing his hair out with the tasks his horses are set by some of his drivers.
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    hsvman got a reaction from Fartoomuch in All Stars Simply The Best !!!!!!!   
    A big part of why they are so good is younger trainers like Gavin smith enhance your calm and many others sell their best horses often marks owners will pick them up. 3 of the all stars wins on Saturday we’re horses that a few months ago where in different stables. Two brought by all stars and one sent to them to train. Had those 3 horses not being sent there they may have only won 3 races and all the haters would be asking what’s wrong. They are by far and away the best trainers and drivers I’ve ever seen and have the Earnt the luxury to have owners who can afford to by the best horseshoe race  off trainers who are look to sell for a a lot of different reason but mainly to help set themselves up in the future. You ask many South Island trainers how many off their best  2 and 3yos they have sold for good money and are now trying to compete against mark with possible their  3 or 4th stringers after having sold the best one or two 
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    hsvman got a reaction from tasman man 11 in All Stars Simply The Best !!!!!!!   
    A big part of why they are so good is younger trainers like Gavin smith enhance your calm and many others sell their best horses often marks owners will pick them up. 3 of the all stars wins on Saturday we’re horses that a few months ago where in different stables. Two brought by all stars and one sent to them to train. Had those 3 horses not being sent there they may have only won 3 races and all the haters would be asking what’s wrong. They are by far and away the best trainers and drivers I’ve ever seen and have the Earnt the luxury to have owners who can afford to by the best horseshoe race  off trainers who are look to sell for a a lot of different reason but mainly to help set themselves up in the future. You ask many South Island trainers how many off their best  2 and 3yos they have sold for good money and are now trying to compete against mark with possible their  3 or 4th stringers after having sold the best one or two 
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    hsvman got a reaction from Thejanitor in All Stars Simply The Best !!!!!!!   
    A big part of why they are so good is younger trainers like Gavin smith enhance your calm and many others sell their best horses often marks owners will pick them up. 3 of the all stars wins on Saturday we’re horses that a few months ago where in different stables. Two brought by all stars and one sent to them to train. Had those 3 horses not being sent there they may have only won 3 races and all the haters would be asking what’s wrong. They are by far and away the best trainers and drivers I’ve ever seen and have the Earnt the luxury to have owners who can afford to by the best horseshoe race  off trainers who are look to sell for a a lot of different reason but mainly to help set themselves up in the future. You ask many South Island trainers how many off their best  2 and 3yos they have sold for good money and are now trying to compete against mark with possible their  3 or 4th stringers after having sold the best one or two 
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    hsvman got a reaction from Fartoomuch in Mile Night At Auckland   
    After all the conversations over the years about the mile being a poor start point at Alex park I thought it was a good even spread of leaders from all draws. Wasn’t 1—3 leading ever race . If anything it was harder for the inside runners to stop being crossed as with the extra 100m straight line run before start the outside runners have fully balanced up before the gate leaves. 
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    hsvman got a reaction from Hayden Sefonte in Mile Night At Auckland   
    After all the conversations over the years about the mile being a poor start point at Alex park I thought it was a good even spread of leaders from all draws. Wasn’t 1—3 leading ever race . If anything it was harder for the inside runners to stop being crossed as with the extra 100m straight line run before start the outside runners have fully balanced up before the gate leaves. 
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    hsvman got a reaction from tasman man 11 in Mile Night At Auckland   
    After all the conversations over the years about the mile being a poor start point at Alex park I thought it was a good even spread of leaders from all draws. Wasn’t 1—3 leading ever race . If anything it was harder for the inside runners to stop being crossed as with the extra 100m straight line run before start the outside runners have fully balanced up before the gate leaves. 
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    hsvman got a reaction from Taku Umanga in Stop the Jewels moving   
    After hearing Cambridge was redoing the top on their track a few weeks ago was disappointing to see that they went with the same sort of product as they had before, I would've thought with them taking the old stuff off they were in a great postion to have looked to go towards a type of top that addington use ( which I feel is the best racing surface for the horses )or even a type of shell Auckland use. Metal  base tracks are a thing of the past in my opinion but each to their own I guess . 
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    hsvman got a reaction from Thejanitor in Stop the Jewels moving   
    After hearing Cambridge was redoing the top on their track a few weeks ago was disappointing to see that they went with the same sort of product as they had before, I would've thought with them taking the old stuff off they were in a great postion to have looked to go towards a type of top that addington use ( which I feel is the best racing surface for the horses )or even a type of shell Auckland use. Metal  base tracks are a thing of the past in my opinion but each to their own I guess . 
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    hsvman got a reaction from Fartoomuch in Stop the Jewels moving   
    After hearing Cambridge was redoing the top on their track a few weeks ago was disappointing to see that they went with the same sort of product as they had before, I would've thought with them taking the old stuff off they were in a great postion to have looked to go towards a type of top that addington use ( which I feel is the best racing surface for the horses )or even a type of shell Auckland use. Metal  base tracks are a thing of the past in my opinion but each to their own I guess . 
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    hsvman got a reaction from Fartoomuch in McCormick v Ottley   
    They had a little caffeine which produced a positive, you say Mark had blue magic but yet never tested positive for it? He done his time after owning up for something he was never tested positive for, Dunn’s tested positive and try to denied it funny that 
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    hsvman got a reaction from Kotare_Hunter in McCormick v Ottley   
    They had a little caffeine which produced a positive, you say Mark had blue magic but yet never tested positive for it? He done his time after owning up for something he was never tested positive for, Dunn’s tested positive and try to denied it funny that 
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    hsvman got a reaction from Fartoomuch in McCormick v Ottley   
    Tim horse was keen and he beat John Dunn’s horse home aswell, if he attacked and stopped before the one he attacked then maybe fair enough. But you could argue if John handed up to Tim would he wouldn’t have been flat at the top of the straight and may have found the line better than he did  
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    hsvman got a reaction from Kotare_Hunter in McCormick v Ottley   
    Tim horse was keen and he beat John Dunn’s horse home aswell, if he attacked and stopped before the one he attacked then maybe fair enough. But you could argue if John handed up to Tim would he wouldn’t have been flat at the top of the straight and may have found the line better than he did  
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    hsvman got a reaction from Spikecity in McCormick v Ottley   
    Tim horse was keen and he beat John Dunn’s horse home aswell, if he attacked and stopped before the one he attacked then maybe fair enough. But you could argue if John handed up to Tim would he wouldn’t have been flat at the top of the straight and may have found the line better than he did  
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    hsvman got a reaction from dkc in Field selection   
    Completely argee with dkc here all maidens should be thrown in and drawn randomly, when you split low rates maiden all it does is give a horse a win who probly can’t Compete well in the next grade up. All maiden should be treated as maidens and the best horse on the day wins the race . If a lower rated maiden can’t win a race so be it not all horses will win races and they shouldn’t be put in to easy low rated maiden races to get a benifit win.
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    hsvman got a reaction from Kotare_Hunter in North Island Trotting   
    Isn’t random result better ? 
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    hsvman got a reaction from LongOwner in Dunn good today   
    Well deserved one of the hardest workers I've seen congrats to Johny great day at the office 
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    hsvman got a reaction from Taku Umanga in Nominations   
    72 noms for Cambridge Friday will be interesting to see  how it stacks up against Thames grass on Saturday . 
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    hsvman reacted to Fartoomuch in ALL STARS "NOT GOOD FOR THE GAME"-ITS A MYTH   
    Haha, very good, im a Blue man myself as there's something about being the best and winning that appeals to me. MP and NR wont be lowering their standards any time soon as they have worked too hard to get to the top. I suspect and am reading a lot of envious posts on this thread but then that's what you get from some people in all walks of life
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    hsvman reacted to Portfolio in Positives at Nelson   
    Lots of maybes there mate. Which is my point, nobody is accountable. If tougher penalties, all of a sudden trainers would take more care in every aspect.
    Maybe Lance Armstrong was innocent, maybe someone, somewhere, sometime gave him something to ride faster? 
    Oh dear, while we still have people that make excuses doping will continue, that's not maybe, that's for sure.