tasman man 11

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    Food for thought....

    Rugby in NZ has been in serious decline in recent years ,the one thing saving it has been WOMEN ! There's an idea ! But women won't go if facilities too old ! Now there's an idea ! But the tracks with good facilities don't race too often ,cos of mainly wear and tear ! Now there's an idea ! But too boring a day and nothing to see and do but hang around and wait ! Now there's an idea ! Owners given up in droves cos often hard to get a start and not like v like ! Now there's an idea ! Divi's too low cos too many pools splitting $ Now there's an idea ! People at top don't seem to know what they doing except draw big bucks ! There's an idea ! Piss off Tassie , spend your pennies elsewhere ! There's an idea !
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    Auckland Race Caller

    Very little wrong with the regular caller Aaron White. A very good caller ,puts personality into his calls and is very accurate IMO. Yes Jason extremely good as well and he does a good job ....mainly small fields ,so not a difficult job on Firiday. He did get the result wrong on one finish and was a bit gun shy on the following race when three horses trotted for the line ! It is a tricky angle ,so takes getting used to but he won't be happy with that call. The winning owner was confused when we showered him with congratulations as he headed to the winners circle ,only to have to about turn !
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    Interesting the girls never got a brass razoo for winning....is it Professional ??? A good question when all the Countries playing the sport are in Commonwealth. Aren't the world sports Table Tennis ,Football ,Basketball ,Volleyball and Athletics ??
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    Glenda Hughes scores

    I hope she doesn't catch fleas !
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    One of the Best

    Correct.....I was there that night and he was a racecourse certainty who would have to fall over to lose....and he did...in the home straight ! I thought a piece of paper the reason. I think a horse driven by JBNoble won the race .....from memory !
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    Tauranga gate Pa Racecourse Could Go.

    Good idea if they get a new course with a decent surface.....surely no one would build one on flood-prone land !
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    Novak Djokovic

    Great win by Novak......the best player in world ! But what sheer beauty from Roger....and nearly 38 years old. Staggering that the top 3 still dominate. Amazing that Roger has rissoled Rafa 6 of last 7 matches ! GOAT Roger losing that ranking to Novak. Who would have thought that after is form slump in recent times ?
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    Hindsight is great,,,, Personally I think Boult is one of NZ's best ever....a great bowler.....with X Factor. Ditto Williamson with his batting ,experience and decision making. Some of the other bowlers were too young ,too inexperienced or poor under pressure. The team did well , undone by freak occurrences. Remember Sylvia Potts ?
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    The reason the TAB isn’t focusing on racing

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    TAB account

    I was rung by TAB recently ...they said I had to validate my account or it most likely closed after August 1.I did it at Alex Park last night ,by filling in a simple form and showing my Drivers Licence. I threatened to withdraw all my money and they said 5c coins now no longer available !
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    Farewell J Teaz

    Did you take your own water ????? Dunno if truth in it but they used to say a lot of visiting horses didn't like the water. And of course its cold ,its nearly at the South Pole. Galloping owner/trainer Jim Brown used to sell the hot chips stand ,that warmed you up not to mention the hot soup and toast when we got home ! The races always ran late cos they kept the tote open even for an old lady with sixpence to spend and there was often an incident/enquiry in last race !
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    Farewell J Teaz

    Yes in 1965.....in late January they had a 3 night festival cup meeting with heats etc for good horses . Usually had pretty good fields with some nice horses owned there ,several trained by DGJones , JCarmichael and other good Canterbury trainers. My favourites were Terry May ,Sam Henderson ,DGMcCormick and Hamiltons [Central].My dad liked GDShand and LFNorman ! Often a bit cool ,only a sand hill between the track and the surf ,if it rained the mobile had trouble with grip ! Of course NO meetings back then between mid May and mid September.No harness at all between about 10 June and 10 August !
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    TAB and virtual races

    One must assume that they have researched this and results show its profitable. My observation of the 'reality'races in Victoria TAB's is that they are rarely used. I certainly don't agree with them .Surely we have enough races on now and I assume TAB retail shop visitors are on decline....plus so many have closed in recent years !
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    Who would have thought it...

    Wellington in July ,plus a horse who went on to jump well ,and a neighbour of Eddie Low and his big family.......KUMAI . Another big family on other side of town the Hansens.......Steve Hansen. Then another grey from the town ,won a lesser race then went on to snare the Melbourne Cup......Baghdad Note
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    Word on the streets is

    Well John.......it is obvious you are heading to the exit as far as Harness Racing is concerned. I am trying to keep it going.......but I draw the line at research from relatives with ZERO interest in the sport/industry. I'd rank my mother in law research from Iceland above that. We need research from lapsed customers/participants. Hundreds of these are put forward on here and have been for years but they need to come with facts. The word I hear is its too boring especially for younger folk ,people don't have the money to 'waste' as 3x TV's ,2 x cars , multiple trips and expensive gadgets are now essentials. Many still like a gamble but prefer sports which are easier to understand or game changers [ lotto ]. A day at races in the summer satisfy most as an annual treat. Gotta face the reality that things will never return to the late 60's......were they so good ? But please no more research from relatives with ZERO interest ,unless they under 25 !