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    The QE2 field rated ( brutally ).

    where can you get replays as I had no power only just got it back. Cheers
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    Bonecrusher statue....

    Hopefully they didn't state he was the first NZ race horse to crack 1 mill, like they stated in the paper and TV1 as he wasn't Cardigan Bay did that in the late 60s/70s.But he was the first thoroughbred I'm all for this we should also have a statue for Carbine at Sylvia park instead of a pissie arse plaque..If he (carbine) was Ozzie born they would have a huge monument to him.
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    Roydon Lodge Dispersal Sale!

    Firstly thanks to Roydon lodge for all the fun you gave the industry particularly with those great stallions The sale reminds me of the last dispersal sale (cant quite remember the name of the stud ) but it showed last horse going on a majestic truck... end of a error. So dose Roydon lodge become a housing lot now ? The trouble I find is the cost of breeding is to high for the return, some will say our sport is a gamble so take the gamble uumm yer but not when you go backwards at 100 miles hour you cant just keep breeding when there is no market to sell. don't know the answer and prob many don't either.
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    rubber band madness

    I agree with that Taku, that will also mean doing away handy capping, having said that maybe if we all grab a trotter or two we can do it and with more trotters at Alex Park last week than pacers (i think) and more mobile starts is this telling us something.
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    rubber band madness

    We have to many gin swiggers in our game so nothing will ever change hope I'm proved wrong one day, I doubt any of them have trained a horse not to mention be electric tape proof and then in the same breath walk up to a tape when your all fired up horses are not stupid they know workday and raceday , don't give me the crap that you should teach them some just cant handle it that's why some head for the unruly . Put a marshell on all the 10 meter marks if you are ahead fine the driver wont take long for them to stay behind not rocket science. Have a set of lights Red Orange Green we all use them everyday well some of us do ha ha
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    Breeding / Yearling sales

    I see no point now in breeding then going to sales to line PGGW pockets and come home behind the ball,( My mares are not all that bad ) not against PGGW they are only there to make money and take no losses,( unlike me ) so the yearlings I have I'm gonna race myself if i end up with a big blood nose who cares at least I'll have fun who knows I mite find a very very good vet who knows a very very good MR GurthieBowron ha ha I like to know what others think or am I just a slow learner !! was told that many many years ago when at school ha ha.
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    Oz Greyhound Consequences

    I can see Queensland been next to go as the video filmed was from a Queensland training track,
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    Any feedback from the weanling sale today?

    They won't have them up now till Tuesday,could have easily done them as they where been sold not hard . PGGW shut there doors at midday on a Saturday shows how out of touch they are imagine if countdown pak n save ect did that thats why I don't and never will buy at pgg Wrightson
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    Any feedback from the weanling sale today?

    They gladly take there 10 percent, sell your horse well under the studd fee then tell us great clearance rate give me a break , yes we all know you don't have to sell, seems that there was far less buyers there than last year what holds for years to come....big big concern.... no horses as none of us can sell to break even then why bother surelly the bureaucrats can see this or cant they see the wood for all the trees we need horses to have a industry not rocket science.
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    TOTALLY AGREE

    New Zealand harness racing problem areas; 1. ISSUES RELATING TO THE NZ HARNESS RACING ENTRY/PREFERENCE SYSTEM 2. ISSUES RELATING TO NZ HARNESS RACING FAILURE TO CARD SUFFICIENT PREP RACES AND TRIALS AS GUARANTEED LEADUPS TO GROUP AND LISTED RACES 3. ISSUES RELATING TO PROBLEMS CREATED BY HAVING TOO MANY HORSES FROM ONE TRAINER IN GROUP/LISTED RACES AND IN ORDINARY OVERNIGHT RACES 4. ISSUES RELATING TO NZ HARNESS RACING'S OPEN BOOK POLICY ON BREEDING 5. ISSUES RELATING TO PURSE STRUCTURE AND DRIVERS/TRAINER'S FEES/COMMISSIONS 6. ISSUES RELATING TO NZ'S LACK OF FULL INFO ON ALL TRIALS AND WORKOUTS, AND FAILURE TO PROMPTLY MAKE AVAILABLE VIDEOS ON ALL TRIALS/WORKOUTS 7. ISSUES RELATING TO NZ'S FAILURE TO SIMULCAST NZ HARNESS RACING TO NORTH AMERICA 8. ISSUES RELATING TO THE NEED FOR HARNESS RACING NZ TO BE MORE VISIBLE AND PROACTIVE IN ACTIVELY SOLICITING FEEDBACK FROM AND CONTACT WITH ALL INDUSTRY PARTICIPANTS AT ALL MAJOR EVENT DAYS AND SALES DAYS THROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY 9. ISSUES RELATING TO VAGUE RULES AND RELEGATION/FINE POLICY 10. ISSUES RELATING TO GUARANTEED ABILITY TO START IN STAKE RACES, OR ELIMINATION HEATS, FOR WHICH EARLY STAKES PAYMENTS ARE MADE 11. ISSUES RELATING TO BROADENING YOUR BETTING OPTIONS
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    Any feedback from the weanling sale today?

    They get the yearling results up faster...maybe they don't care. We are in trouble with our breeding if we sell horses below the studd fee, Dose this mean the stallion fees are to high or is there no money around ?, The studs can take a loss (but for how long ) Mr joe public can't which means he doesn't bred anymore and our industry will full over. In any good operation the boss will always visit the team on the floor when was the last time you sore any of our lot, This game is a numbers game breed numbers bet $ numbers buy $ numbers when this starts to full so dose our industry. The bureaucrats have to get up or get out otherwise it will be all over in less than 10 years or maybe they don't care, It will be a dam shame.....my view.. off to feed another slow one.
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    TOTALLY AGREE

    HARNESSLINK
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    Edward Rennell - The Box Seat

    We need not bother about weather we whip or not to whip by the time they get this rule through there will be no horse to whip due to the declining breeding numbers thus where they should be putting there efforts, only appox 2400 bred last season half won't see a race track and only half of that will have more than five starts not many left. She's a tuff road.
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    Blair Orange

    Work in my industry and you turn up pissed that means no alcohol your sent home with a warning do it again and your looking for another job, Must have had a skin full to still read a high limit some 10 hours later,what family man can be on the booze till 2am when you got a paid job the next day,Some of us don't need a skin full to enjoy life,Got off lightly, As for LV.. Comments some of these drivers wouldn't know a hard day if it bit them in the bumb, Also (LV...) wait till a horse rears up lands on your high heels you stumble cause your half cut an then tell me its fun been half cut.... and yes LV.. under the new osh reg you can be charged with walking a horse into a stabling area been under the influence... NEK Please
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    Metal lined whip?

    This is one reason I gave up the amateurs as it was suppose to be fun and give the battling horses a break from the harsh racing environment , the day they bought in the whip is the day it went downwards not to mention ex professional drivers now in the ranks, Amateurs should be just that, you don't see this happening in other sports
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    59 less races

    59 less races,An you think this can help our sinking industry,!! Yea Right
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    Death of the small clubs in the North

    The same reason why the blues are no good, not playing as a team you get that in the big city. The problem we have is no one today wants to get there hands dirty not just our sport go to the malls and see how people spend there time they are to dam lazy to mow there own lawns ,A bad move was shifting the Auckland workouts from Saturday to Tuesday and who was paying the bills (the owners) they forgot about that didn't they now we are back at Saturday (thanks to some old hands) and where are the owners now they left never to return that was a smart move, and when all the big money was on offer 6 or 7 years ago went to the top and not filtered down to the battlers, Classic example is why are the trotters in the jewels paid less when its all a mobile and so what if you gonna take less intake from the tote,It takes the same money to feed a trotter as a pacer,an yea think STENT gonna get horse of the year YEA RIGHT see the problem of our sport we (or some) can't see the wood for all the trees. Hell the slow ones are yelling out for a feed.
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    59 less races

    Also I ask, why breed when winning mares progeny don't even make there stallion fee ( in a lot of cases ) Big problems for all of us that love the sport
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    59 less races

    In business today you have to advertise outside your own Industry to get new business you cant do it by advertising in your own industry, thus whats Harness has been doing for years and now we have a declining industry,( it started 10 years ago ). Ask anybody in the Auckland area under the age of 30/35 what happens at Alexandra Park and they couldn't tell you, NO signage to get you there.