Taku Umanga

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  1. http://www.jca.org.nz/non-race-day-hearings/appeal-s-lawson-v-riu-decision-dated-29-may-2020-chair-hon-j-w-gendall-qc
  2. The results haven't been updated with the qualifiers yet - always happens like this.
  3. That sounds like a meeting at Alexandra Park
  4. That's a bit of a stretch - those "bigger" trainers don't even attend the CD meetings, sending staff down with the horses so hardly "having a holiday at their owners expense"
  5. Cambridge to Taranaki = about 3 hours. Cambridge to Manawatu = about 5 hours
  6. Can't disagree .... the North has been struggling with this for a long time - just pointing out that there are actually back to back meetings in Canterbury
  7. Not quite true ..... there are a few Addington/Methven or Addington/Motukarara back to back, an Addington/Methven on the same day, and even an Addington/Addington/Methven on 11 to 13 December in the draft.
  8. Pretty sure there are workouts scheduled at both Cambridge and Pukekohe prior to the resumption of racing
  9. 200 was the old level 2 - latest is 100 inside or out
  10. .... heard somewhere that all sporting events will be "crowdless"
  11. Agreed - Harness Racing leadership has been seriously lacking!
  12. Fair call - I choose not to until I see what the the new season brings
  13. Ok - I'll use that reasoning when the farrier, transporter, vet and feed merchant bills come in.... should work right?
  14. No cloud over stakes anymore ..... https://www.hrnz.co.nz/news/industry-update/
  15. Is it even worth ATC opening under a level 2 or 3 lockdown? Since they're likely to be public excluded events, bars, pokies and totes won't be open. Surely offering bigger stakes to "trump" Cambridge will see even bigger losses that they face now. Racing should recommence asap, but should be held at venues with historically strong off course turnover in my opinion.
  16. https://www.odt.co.nz/star-news/star-sport/star-racing/high-profile-horse-trainer-barred-racecourses?fbclid=IwAR0aqjzQPaHj-YvtXp-wNPII__8rWnGl8qjICH35Nbf9zHQjQU-bUDE0-so
  17. ..... and the North Canterbury horse population should be pretty healthy
  18. A fine example of self-entitlement if that's the case and a great way to assist having the game shut down for the time being.
  19. If that's the case then ATC needs a kick up the arse!
  20. Andre nailed it - you soon get tired of drawing poorly over a mile with the average horse and getting nowhere as a result - ATC made it clear a while back that they really only want to cater for the “good” horses .... how’s that working out for them?
  21. In my experience, they don't often get many extra noms by extending the time. That's because they're not pro-actively chasing them by ringing trainers - they just seem to sit back and hope!
  22. Auckland = 58 noms Addington = 136 Banks Peninsula (grass) = 213
  23. .... that team driving backfired on them!
  24. Des Coppins still calls horses with the "Waingaro" prefix "Wayne Garo" - has done for years!