mckenzie

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  1. mckenzie

    Anyone miss The Informant ?

    Not yet but in the spring when the big oz racing kicks off I will.
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    How y’all looking now

    NIMBYism was what I thought as well... "We have to do something, but we can't close MY local track!!!".
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    (The) Bostonian (NZ)

    Disappointing for that to happen.
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    (The) Bostonian (NZ)

    Drawn 10- will come into 6 once emergencies come out https://www.racenet.com.au/news/stradbroke-handicap-field-and-barrier-draw-20190605
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    (The) Bostonian (NZ)

    Gee I Jane was another unlucky Stradbroke story. Drew the outside, sat deep and went down a neck to a 3yo carrying 48.5kg.
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    (The) Bostonian (NZ)

    Nature Strip and Manuel in the 10,000 and Prompt Response in the Kingsford Smith.
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    (The) Bostonian (NZ)

    I think he will go close, just a matter of if something with a light weight can outfinish him. If he wins he deserves to be favourite for HOTY.
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    (The) Bostonian (NZ)

    There were some handy horses in that no doubt. But also MB has beaten good horses, she won the 2000m NZ Stakes beating Danzdanzdance and Rhondinella who both placed at G1 in Aus in good races.
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    (The) Bostonian (NZ)

    Why should Aus races automatically be rated higher? Yesterdays wasn't a great field, you had a bolter run second, a 2yo 5th and even Endless Drama was close up.
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    The Informant

    You're probably right in that the market it appeals to is going to be small in NZ. I enjoyed it because I like to have all the weekend fields down on paper rather than having to go through websites and keep checking to see who is racing when. Plus all the articles and opinion pieces, when your reading online you only look at headlines that catch your eye, but in print you can scan over everything. It was just a well done publication that often asked important questions of the industry. The people I know who purchased it were usually the purists who liked getting their form, news and other tidbits in one place, but more and more people are moving online and getting that there.
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    (The) Bostonian (NZ)

    Yeah I would still have Melody Belle ahead, but we all know all G1's aren't equal, and a G1 $800,000 win over top sprinters like Osborne Bulls and Nature Strip is miles above any NZ G1. Although for NZ racing's sake it would be better to give it to her and acknowledge her efforts at home.
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    Jimmy Choux

    Former champion Australasian three-year-old and five-time Group One winner Jimmy Choux has been sold to prominent Western Australian owner-breeder Alan MacAlister and will stand next season at Wayne and Tracy Rodwell’s Rosalee Park Stud in Serpentine. https://loveracing.nz/News/27500/JimmyChouxheadstoWesternAustralia.aspx
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    Kentucky Derby Coverage

    The problem is that it should really have been the horse that was wiped out on the turn protesting, not the runner up who was not really hampered. I think Maximum Security should have won but the interference put the steward in a tricky spot because under their rules he had to be disqualified. It's a shame but there was very nearly a bad fall from the incident which would have been an even worse result for the sport which is struggling in the US as it is.
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    Kentucky Derby Coverage

    Yeah the coverage was very poor, especially that awful funk music they play just before the race. I assume it's a cost cutting measure, cheaper not to pay for the decent coverage from the US networks. We didn't even get any noise of the crowd. I found other coverage online from the US that gave much better insight into what was going on after the race.
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    TRENTHAM TRACK

    Yeah lack of innovation and thinking what worked decades ago will still work today, which is not the case.