Taku Umanga

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  1. http://www.jca.org.nz/non-race-day-hearings/non-raceday-inquiry-riu-v-s-a-dolan-reserved-decision-dated-15-january-2020-chair-mr-r-g-mckenzie
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    Kiss goodbye to the majority of owners then!
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    PBD - why?

    I clearly don't understand the preferential barrier draw criteria! Why does race 7 at Cambridge have a PBD with 9 runners rating 54 - 58 (four point spread) while race 8 with 12 runners rating 48 - 53 (five point spread) and race 6 with 12 runners rating 40 - 48 (eight point spread) do not have PBD? Any ideas?
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    Grinaldi Lodge

    Not sure if he's still there, but Nathan Williamson was training from the property - it's been on the market for a long time now.
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    The carnival is over

    Down to 69 nominations as of now - sad state of affairs
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    Grass track circuit all but dead

    Yep - I think that's what happens on the Cromwell circuit over summer?
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    1700m Races

    Mark Purdon was questioned and Stewards have adjourned an enquiry into that incident - who hands up the parked position at the 600 metre stage when everything is sprinting for home? Missed the win by a head ..... the excuse will be interesting.
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    steve davis presenter ?

    Each to their own - I stop watching when he's on screen.
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    HRNZ Amateur Hour

    The difference is that with harness drivers don't need to be declared until a couple of days out from racing - Counter Punch is right ..... this happens every week with clubs attaching last start drivers to the runners before driver nominations close.
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    Grass track circuit all but dead

    The under-utilised Thames track was the obvious venue for multiple meetings over summer but for those "scheduling and broadcasting logistics issues" that Trackside claimed - I've owned winners at every Northern grass track summer venue (other that Te Aroha) over the years and it's really sad to see these great family meetings going down the gurgler!
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    Positive swab?

    Trainers J&J Dickie were granted exceptional circumstances under the Scratching Penalties Regulation to scratch their seven stable runners due to a potential cross contamination issue.
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    Does this relate to the greyhound deaths a while back? https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/115652794/man-charged-for-dogs-found-dead-on-cook-strait-ferry
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    Ten out of 33

    Hell yeah - been there (the latter)!
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    Ten out of 33

    Shit money's better that no money - good to see Woodlands and Breckon had realistic reserves