mckenzie

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mckenzie last won the day on April 2 2016

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  1. mckenzie

    Who Didn't......

    Yep, today was one of the great moments in racing. You rarely get fairytails and happy endings in this sport but it just all came together wonderfully. There will be more champions to come but they will never do what she has done.
  2. Seems steep for a horse that never won outside of 3 year old grade.
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    Savvy Coup at 90’s?

    It's interesting how a horse like Danzdanzdance can be competitive over there and Savvy Coup can't.
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    Auckland Cup?

    To be fair is any 3200m race in Australasia doing well these days? Melbourne Cup is mostly internationals, Sydney Cup isn't strong anymore, Perth and Brisbane reduced in distance to try and improve the field.
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    The Bonecrusher today

    She's a great mare. They're probably wondering if they should have accepted that All Star Mile invite, she would have gone well.
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    The Bonecrusher today

    Tricky race. I like On The Rocks, goes well at Ellerslie and won at 2000m WFA last start. Melody Belle is pretty short at the moment, DDD was disappointing last time. Consensus will be in the finish somewhere. Pace will be key also, there's a few leaders but they may also put the brakes on like they tend to do in these races at Ellerslie and and make it a sprint home.
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    TAB on You Tube....

    It's too dangerous, they might go off script. I remember the early days of NZ Retro was great, then the guests said a few things that rankled the powers that be and it was reigned right in. The show died not long after. I think they fear the home truths that may get delivered if they gave some of the more outspoken members of the industry some air time.
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    Trackside does it again

    Yeah that was disappointing. Also frustrating that we missed any build up of Winx's race because Ellerslie was so far behind. I don't know if it's possible but 3 channels would be ideal. One for NZ racing, one for feature Australian racing, and one for all the other stuff. At the moment they're trying to cram too much into the two channels and as a result the two feature races of the day were poorly broadcast.
  9. A stud could put on a restricted race for horses by x stallion. Give it a big stake and suddenly there's a whole lot in the Derby by that stallion. Would that be fair?
  10. Just don't count the stakes money from restricted races. Chris Waller was actually saying the same thing a few weeks ago about the stakes from those Inglis and Magic Millions races and they shouldn't be used to get into the Golden Slipper. As he said, “Why should a horse sold at an auction be given an advantage (over a home bred horse)?”. https://www.racenet.com.au/news/chris-waller-says-no-to-inglis-and-magic-millions-prizemoney-for-golden-slipper-20190207
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    The Everest

    Yep. Good leadership and new ideas can do wonders. Also V'Landys has been in the industry for decades so is actually passionate and knowledgeable about the game. The nz strategy seems to be: appoint an outsider, they take years to get up to scratch with the industry, then make some expensive but minor changes that they promise will save the sport, depart shortly after, repeat cycle.
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    Karaka on TV?

    I had to do the same!
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    Karaka Sales thread

    Yeah the fawning is a little annoying. Didn't offer much analysis either.