Chris Wood

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  1. Chris Wood

    NZTR Coronavirus Regulations

    Got that Rum, should have been implemented with the next lot of nominations.... Understand their problems alround........
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    NZTR Coronavirus Regulations

    The 2 kg for the jockeys is a bloody joke, were the trainers consulted, if it had to be introduced shouldn’t it have been when there were no acceptances due to come out? Not handled well NZTR!
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    Makes me laugh, how many horse connections, punters etc would have congregated at various TAB facilities in Australia yesterday to watch racing all over Australia, so the virus is exempt from these areas, turn it up!
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    Ellerslie track

    Matt Cameron was at the track here in Cambridge this morning, I mentioned the track to him as I thought it was presented in pristine condition. He didn’t think the inside was off, and really couldn’t give me a reason for so many riders taking their mounts out wide, although he did give me one flippant comment that made me giggle!
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    Do we need a 2 Tier System of Thoroughbred Racing

    As I have said many , many times on this forum, Ellerslie should conduct racing every 2nd Saturday, with the ARC putting in a Strath Ayr track. The population is there, people would know that racing was being conducted on a regular basis, and it might just get people back on course. The facility is wasted, get with the times, promote the best facilities in NZ.
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    vinny on madam hass

    Diane Knowles as she is known now?
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    Waikato RC - Legends Day Saturday

    Tim does it really well at the TeRapa Tavern. Have to agree, bar staff at TeRapa are far from welcoming, and yes come the last race, all they want to do is shut up shop and piss off. A lot of this has happened since the independent caterers have been involved at the track, there is so much room for improvement.
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    Awesome Shark

    Our times are not really relevant here as has been shown many tines in the past. The Shark was impressive, you can only beat what is dished up......
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    ORANMORE remembered

    Claim long gone, still ride a bit of work, they do say one at a time when I get on, but they cope.....
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    Stakes Allocation

    Isn’t this just a build up of the downward spiral of where we are at in NZ? Yearlings sold, RTR sales, trials performers exit the country at the rate of knots, it has to affect the product NZ trainers are left with, and we still box above our weight. I would love to have a horse good enough to participate in either race, but go through the list of past winners for both races over the last 30 years and see the quality of the animal that used to line up in these once prestigious races, we are on a rapid down hill spiral, and arresting that spiral is going to be a massive task.... Then there is the renaming of the 3yo fillies race.........
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    ORANMORE remembered

    Tony Prendegast trained Mr Ay Bee when he was down South.
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    Ron (RC) Pryor

    He was a naughty boy Raoul.....used to pull up on his own accord....
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    ORANMORE remembered

    Two great horses, rode Oranmore at Ellerslie one day with my 4kg claim, sadly he was past his best.
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    Dean McKenzie road show

    Bernard is against the Bill and knows it’s implications, I find him to be a decent bloke, and he has inherited a sinking ship.
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    AWT Cambridge

    Just on a thousand here at present. Track opens at 4.30, big teams pump them through pretty quick, open till 10.30 out on the back tracks. The front tracks are closed at 8.30 now, so the earthworks can be started. Lots of soil to be shifted, good progress already.
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    AWT Cambridge

    Work started yesterday, hopefully finished and ready to use in August. Thanks for your positive outlook Tasman Man, nice to have some support, I know Cambridge trainers are looking forward to it’s completion.
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    What A Shambles

    Agree Leo, genuine mistake, he has put his hands up, move on. Probably a few new protocols need to be put in place to make sure it doesn’t happen again.
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    Ken Rutherford Off

    Bart doing a great job, I was referring to the previous course manager, Bart only inherited the problem.
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    Ken Rutherford Off

    I think that it has settled a bit, but with rain on the day it seems to rear its head again. The drainage there is good, and the new track manager and his staff know the track well.
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    Ken Rutherford Off

    The track sand debacle had absolutely nothing to do with Ken Rutherford, the Racecourse manager and the sand supplier are the two elements in that muck up.
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    Is he a worthy Minister For Racing ?

    Sorry, not lost completely for words, thought John Allen had dome something worth a mention...... can’t wait to hear what that was....
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    Is he a worthy Minister For Racing ?

    Been told that a big announcement is coming, here in my territory early December! Profile people tell me the Rita this week was a disaster, John Allen way below expectations, fellow board members, looking desperate, and Dean McKenzie, lost for words! Disarray at its finest, my, my, what is next!
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    I just watched the interview that was conducted with Clayton Chipperfield obviously a day or two out from Raceday. The questions that were asked were so left field, does this Kate lady have any understanding of the racing industry? I felt embarrassed for Clayton, surely there must be someone out there that has basic racing knowledge, that can ask the relevant questions!
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    Name for my horse please.

    I have a 3yo gelding that requires a name. Thought I would put this out there and whatever name I decide is the best, the person can have a 5% share at no cost, no fees etc. He is trialing on Friday at TeTeko. He is by Swiss Ace out of Between You And Me. I look forward to seeing what comes out of this.
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    Name for my horse please.

    Thanks Team, he has come along nicely since his last run, the downgraded track should be up his ally, and we will let him slide forward. Chelsea Burdens 3kg claim should be of major assist. Good luck to my two co-owners!