Overcheck

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    Overcheck reacted to john legend in New Friday Harness Channel- Any Thoughts?   
    this great news . First real  promo to help keep harness racing alive. instead of the wiping of any form of visibility eg. friday flash.gone,newspaper fields and results long gone, radio broadcasts, gone hr weekly, gone...TABs closed or closing. (the accountantseducing costs and ignoring the damage to peoples interest in ownership/sponsorship and of course punting. BIG THANKS TO THOSE INVOLVED 😁
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    Overcheck reacted to tasman man in Messenger & Taylor Mile   
    Has anyone noticed the critical shortage of horses in the North , plus the severe lack of depth in good quality horses across all of NZ.
    I support this move to try and stem the bleeding and improve the health of Industry.
    The RACE has created a lot of talk and interest , IMO attracting the Aussie based horses has been pivotal in this and crucial to the future.
    Opening the window of the RACE , Taylor Mile , Messenger and Auckland Cup into the April/May timeslot a very good move IMO.
    The Aussie/NZ clashes should create a lot of interest , now and into the future.
    Remember the Derby and Oaks recently ,6 horse fields , good quality which I doubt the 4 yr olds could have mustered .
    A very positive change , the ATC now needs to promote it .
    Great that the admin folk are helping provide horses racing in NZ...we grizzle if admin folk lack skin in the game. Good luck to him ,for mine !
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    Overcheck reacted to lamour in The Race   
    Exactly.  Why would you give the drive to someone who has only won a premiership, over 3000 races, 7 New Zealand Cups plus most other group 1,s and over $33million?  Insanity 
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    Overcheck reacted to 45yearsofharness in The "Praying Mantis" suspened again   
    I don’t think it is relevant how many winners I have driven, but since you asked and you say I go on, then I will.

    I have driven winners and lots of races and have been in the game a long time, hence my name tag.

    I was driving when there was a lot of competition, so juniors did not get the opportunities they get today.

    The fields were a lot bigger, always full fields up to 18 horses; there was a running rail and no passing lane.

    The rules were a lot different like the push out rule, whip rules etc.

    I’m telling you this because you question if my advice is coming from a valid source, I believe I know a fair bit of what I am talking about.

    The bottom line here is, I’m trying to help and give some constrictive advice.

    But if his parents can’t accept constructive advice from others then I feel sorry for him, but I can understand having a son of my own, we do mollycoddle them.

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    Overcheck reacted to Iraklis in RIB Report - Blair Orange at Invercargill 25/2/23   
    Ok, so what were the 'aggravating factors' exactly? huh 🤔 
     
    Cheers Iraklis
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    Overcheck reacted to poundforpound in Inca collapses further   
    So last week Judge Neave throws out all but one single race fixing allegation now, and there’s no betting irregularities or money trail on that one race ……yet the media stooges say nothing 
    C’mon media, don’t be spineless, report the facts as this matter grinds on to the inevitable collapse ….if I know about it you must know too
    10 million plus wasted, absolutely wasted, because there never was any evidence to substantiate the race fixing, PEDs, and blood doping allegations 
     
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    Overcheck reacted to tasman man in Race callers in New Zealand   
    Great he kept us informed about where the Dunn horses were and how they going. Several had form ,well backed and mostly thereabouts.
    In view of the world today a studio presenter on repeat not the worst crime.
    Multitasking Nigel definitely an essential part of Addington trots.....great to have him there !
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    Overcheck reacted to mikenz in Race callers in New Zealand   
    There are only so many jobs to go around,Davey Mac got a raw deal.
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    Overcheck reacted to gubellini in Race callers in New Zealand   
    Bruce Sherwin grossly underused.
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    Overcheck reacted to Thejanitor in Interdominion's   
    Probably not. I'd love to see the Interdoms at Addington, the best harness track in the southern hemisphere.
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    Overcheck reacted to arjay in Cup Week Over for Many.   
    I think it is disgusting. The South Island could be at level 1 or nil, if the buggers had said no travel to South Island what so ever. That means Air and Sea. The horses ok, somehow that could be done. Just an insult to all the folks of the South
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    Overcheck reacted to Navitas in Cup Week Over for Many.   
    Cindy & Co couldn't organize a piss up at a brewery, so it's no surprise that they won't let a party at the races, that they have nothing to do with organizing, go ahead.
    As far as the pie man goes, once upon a time ministers of the crown were staunch advocates for the industries they were ministers of. Show me one minister that has done that in this current dictatorship, who rule by fear and fear alone.
    Almost 2 years of Covid and NO COVID CASES IN THE SOUTH ISLAND FOR ALMOST 12 MONTHS....... But wait, they now have a plan, we just have to wait until Friday to hear it!!!!
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    Overcheck reacted to JJ Flash in Cup Week Over for Many.   
    No public allowed according to HRNZ website. thanks alot Cindy and Co.
    Wonder how Grant, I'm the Min of Racing,, will compensate the codes for stopping the  public into the biggest week in NZ racing
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    Overcheck reacted to tasman man in All Stars   
    Hardly eljay......proved he is the master !
    Took the chance to tell the media that his horse would probably NOT win.
    Said he'd be happy with a top 3 finish , but the horse was 'hefty' in condition and would be driven conservatively.
    He added that Natalie's horse was at his stable ,and more forward of the two.
    Proved IMO he is the master !
    And she did what she normally does when on best horse in race ,on the night.......drove aggressively !
    That why she so good !
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    Overcheck reacted to Spikecity in Bitch Number One   
    I looked at this thread because I thought it was about Cindy
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    Overcheck reacted to Iraklis in Dexter On A Roll   
    GOOOOO!!! DD!!! what a driver he's showin himself to be, great stuff 🤗
     
    Cheers Iraklis
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    Overcheck reacted to lamour in Dexter On A Roll   
    7 wins out of 13 races at Meadowlands today.  
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    Overcheck reacted to JJ Flash in Why bother Whale   
    Box Seat tipsters no better. Just ignore them all and back your own judgement is my suggestion 
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    Overcheck reacted to eljay in Why bother Whale   
    I am amazed at how many so called enthusiasts need someone else to pick their winners for them!
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    Overcheck reacted to Iraklis in Watch Me Now blows the doors off the field in her 1st race at Meadowlands   
    Holy moly she was awesome....click on link below, go to replays, select Meadowlands Track, date 09/07/21, race 10
    http://www.thebigm.com/video.aspx?id=252
     
     
    Cheers Irakllis
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    Overcheck got a reaction from Iraklis in 1952.   
    Still my favourite horse of all time. The crowd used to cheer him as he went past the stands in his preliminary, and he would nod his head up and down as if acknowledging the applause. A household name during his racing time.
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    Overcheck reacted to Iraklis in Race callers in New Zealand   
    Dunno bout you guys but I really miss Mark McNamara, I loved his race calls specially those little quips he put in at the end of the race bloody magic 😀
     
    Cheers Iraklis
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    Overcheck reacted to eljay in Auckland Noms for Thursday.   
    But you have to agree something better than nothing - which is what we have had to put up with up to now.
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    Overcheck got a reaction from Mr Spyro in 1963 NZ Cup.   
    I was there that day and watched the race from the inside of the track and liked Smokeaway which was paying 3pound odd for a place. Once the fire got going it became the omen bet and came down to 1pound 10 shillings for a place and ran third. A collect but not what I was expecting.
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    Overcheck got a reaction from Dissident in 1963 NZ Cup.   
    I was there that day and watched the race from the inside of the track and liked Smokeaway which was paying 3pound odd for a place. Once the fire got going it became the omen bet and came down to 1pound 10 shillings for a place and ran third. A collect but not what I was expecting.