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  1. pilli

    J.B./Ian Hastie.RIP

    Henni,I suggest you contact Graeme C..he will know address.Believe similar area to his training property.
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    J.B./Ian Hastie.RIP

    Saddened to learn of Ian's sudden passing earlier this week. Ian was a much respected stalwart of The Northern Greyhound Scene during the 1990 & 2000 decades.Perhaps best known as Trainer of super dog RUMMO,winner of his first 15 starts during the 95/96 season.Ian deservedly tasted Group One Success with HELLO AWESOME,in the time honoured 2006 Waterloo Cup,for breeder and main kennel client Ron Dent. Ian held strong opinions on what would benefit The Greyhound Code,and served as Vice President of The Auckland Greyhound Club,alongside President Ron Dent,during troubled times. Ian was always available to share his Greyhound Knowledge with those who sought his opinion,and wrote a monthly breeding column in The Greyhound Magazine for a period. Ian was also a high achiever on the sports field,playing for Champion Team Mt Wellington in The National League,played Six Internationals for NZ,and pro soccer in Australia. Ian had retired from The Greyhound Scene a decade back,and relocated to The Sunshine Coast in Queensland.Ian and Wife Wendy returned as locals recently to enjoy being Grandparents. Personally,I remain grateful to Ian for giving me the opportunity to handle my first greyhound at the races,and enjoyed the years that followed travelling together to Cambridge and Wanganui Racemeetings.
  3. Congrats Wazza..Your Girl certainly fashioning a marvellous record in her brief career to date. Thought My Girl looked even more outstanding early in her career. Made Race debut at Hattrick in April 2008 Season,and ran half length 2nd (to Jetline)..winner ran 29.92. Within 2 months,next 8 starts x 8 wins. Winning margins..17L..9.75L..12L..8L..7L..7.5L..9L..6.5L = average 9.5L 8th Win came in $40,000 Top Gun Invitational at Addington (thanks also to Jape for helping to select her into field as a C1 graduate). Ran 29.78,breaking rival Winsome Ashley's Track Record,a time standard yet to be beaten ten years later. ( though last night AC's runner Dyna Dave got close,matching Winsome Ashley's previous Record at 29.83) Hope Cawbourne Krusty goes foward to have a much longer racing career than Miss Koonawarra did. Cheers,Pilli.
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    Auckland facilities

    Plus Barman Luke serving from a very very well stocked bar.All/most tastes catered for...
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    Auckland facilities

    Richie..I was ontrack at Manukau today. The 3 TV sets closest to my table were showing Trackside 1..Trackside 2..and Cricket Black Caps.
  6. So,today we are advised on The Greyhound Racing NZ Website... As from Friday 22 Dec 2017 Stewards race reports will include the reporting of any euthanised dogs. This begs the question WHO WAS THE FOOL(S) who decided that withholding this previously reported information was in any way a wise strategy!!! The Current Board & The RIU continuing to procrastinate and do nothing to bring the current accusations of live baiting to a head also needs addressing now,not later. Hiding behind the excuses of an RSPCA enquiry is doing Our Code absolutely no good at all,and denying The Coles a chance to show their innocence/or otherwise!
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    christen me

    Tim..remember that Frankie Valli & Four Seasons Song..Myeyesadoreya
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    Reminiscing:The Great Silver Collar 2001 Raceday 10 Race Card..779m x 2...527m x 6...318m x 2 Silver Collar $15,000. Pace set by C5 Astro Teddy,huge 20Length lead down back straight,& hailed by Peter Earley as surely he can't be run down this week!(had adopted similar tactics in heat,but run down late by Leo The Lion).Still clear into home straight,when in shadows of post Leo The Lion challenged out wide,Sole Edition came up the middle,and little Aqua Mouse dive bombed them all through on the inner.Less than a length covering first four home,with Astro Teddy 4th.Winners time 47.58. Silver Collar Consolation was won by Zazz Elle,leading throughout in 47.27..a decent effort,considering failed to qualify for Collar,when 3 Heats were run.
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    State of Codes: Gallops V Harness

    Harewood..looks like you have mated Tim Vince x Vance Hanover to arrive with Tim Vance.lol
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    Old race footage

    Thanks Gubes.. I flew to Rotorua Arawa Stakes Day,& Trentham once for Capt Cook.Also wagged school for first time to see him race/win midweek @ Ellerslie.(think Harrisand v Kauere Lad was another highlight that day).. Shifnal Chief did me proud many years later.Named a Greyhound after him that won his 6 of 7 first starts.
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    Old race footage

    Oh The Memories from The Taupiri Wonder. Recall his great battle with Oranmore mid winter at Avondale with 18lengths back to Battle Fury..and winning Ellerslie reeling in Marenostro carrying 65.5kg (after apprentice claim from 67kg).And of course Railway carrying 59kg from outside barrier for the late Bob Skelton.. Yes,would love to see those races again called by Syd Tonks.
  12. Thanks for enquiries. SOLD.
  13. Spring Gun..Straw For Sale Bombastic Shiraz x Ready For Rain 27 starts x 18 wins x 119,000 Aust Prize Money Wentworth Park Winner x 29.66 Straw @ Auckland Vet NZDollars1250 (NZGRA Frozen Bank selling Aust Dollars 1600) Email Kevin [email protected]
  14. Take The Kitty..Straws For Sale Big Daddy Cool x Our Miss Tilly 52 starts x 23 wins x 15 BOD 2009 NSW Greyhound Of Year Finalist x Queensland Derby x Paws Of Thunder x Melbourne Cup x Top Gun x Gold Collar Straws currently @ Auckland & Whanganui Vets. NZ 500 dollars (were purchased in bulk @ Aust 660 dollars) Sire unbeaten Frosty Action 9 x NZ Wins Email Kevin [email protected]
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    Little Mother R.I.P

    Hi Gordon,She was a Champ,and I had the thrill of catching her a few times when Brendon travelled her to Manukau.But the greatest Memory was when your team brought her to celebrate NZ Cup Victory 2011 next day @ Sefton Anglers Arms..sure she was treated like A Queen by your family in retirement. Treasure your memories.. Pilli.