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    Insider reacted to scooby3051 in One Day KO/Survival Comp (16 April) results thread   
    My old boss used to always say when they are talking about you they are worried about you...its when they stop talking about you that you should be worried...John it was a great idea to run the comp and many thanks for it...everyone loved it...And as always thanks for all you do here...dont let small minded pettiness spoil it. From what I remember Pete and his sidekick Alan (Hesi),left here to set up shop with Doug but they could not get on with him so they picked up their bat and ball and set up their own place with a few members from here there as well...yes it seems maybe they are the difficult ones to get along with??. Lets just focus on what we can control John and not worry about anything other than that. You run great comps here and I guess it gets under their skin unfortunately.
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    Insider reacted to Aaron Bidlake in Woodville-Pahiatua Raceday   
    Unfortunately it has been forgotten in this country that horses are an animal and are part of the rural make up of things and it is rural people that fall in love with the horse by attending there local home town races. No one falls in love with racing by watching it on a TV screen and i'm afraid the more tracks you take away from people the less people will follow. It would  be an interesting survey of those people in places like Blenheim, Gisbourne ect that have had there tracks closed in recent years how many have made the effort to go to any race meetings since. I know myself from a town that the track closed to race about 35 years ago how few people follow racing from my age(40) and younger.
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    Insider reacted to Stoyd in Woodville-Pahiatua Raceday   
    Agree Aaron.  Real pity that our new CEO of NZTR has announced that he is going to lead the selling of assets and closure of tracks. The strength of racing over the ditch is built on every tin pot town across the country having their own racecourse and their big day in the sun, something that is gradually disappearing on our side of the ditch.  Closure of tracks in not the big issue over there, on the contrary, country racing is being encouraged.   Pity our leaders can't see this. 
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    Insider reacted to Aaron Bidlake in Woodville-Pahiatua Raceday   
    The track was outstanding, firm yep but the sole of grass and evenness was brilliant. 
    You mention young children running around and having a good time, it was one thing I noticed and put a smile on my face, just don't seem to see that anymore at race meetings. Long may country racing continue to keep that next generation interested in the game. 
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    Insider reacted to L.J.Shannon in Woodville-Pahiatua Raceday   
    An awesome crowd turned up for the Woodville-Pahiatua races yesterday(Post Covid lets get out again crowd) , Great to see the carpark was full (Video attached) , Some reasonably good times were run 1.09s for 1200m 1.23 for 1400m 1.35 for a couple of the 1600m races on a good 3 track that seem to give everybody a chance .
    Seemed to be lots of young children running around everywhere having a good time , that was great to see
    Was 1 slight issue about midway through programme as the beer supply started to run low, but a couple committee cars down to local bottle stores replenished supplies.
    I congratulate all of the Woodville Racing club committee(all unpaid volunteers) for the enormous amount  work they did leading up to the raceday  and a fantastic effort on the day , I spoke to several of the committee later in the day that said they were that busy they didn't have time during the day to even see A race  , That's what I call commitment to the industry. 
    Next Raceday "MOTHERS DAY"  Sunday 8th May , the club has a huge day planned for the public starting with a CHAMPAGNE BREAKFAST (Bring Mum Along)
    Following that the FIELDING JOCKEY CLUB  will  be running their meeting here at Woodville in early june
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    Insider got a reaction from Talk1 in Te Akau Promotions   
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    Insider got a reaction from Hall in One Day KO/Survival Comp (16 April) results thread   
    A great concept. 
    Someone has a great brain to have thought it out! 👌
    We love playing, that is my husband and me. 
    Thanks everyone. 

     
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    Insider got a reaction from Black Kirrama in One Day KO/Survival Comp (16 April) results thread   
    A great concept. 
    Someone has a great brain to have thought it out! 👌
    We love playing, that is my husband and me. 
    Thanks everyone. 

     
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    Insider got a reaction from Spikecity in One Day KO/Survival Comp (16 April) results thread   
    A great concept. 
    Someone has a great brain to have thought it out! 👌
    We love playing, that is my husband and me. 
    Thanks everyone. 

     
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    Insider got a reaction from Cubes in One Day KO/Survival Comp (16 April) results thread   
    A great concept. 
    Someone has a great brain to have thought it out! 👌
    We love playing, that is my husband and me. 
    Thanks everyone. 

     
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    Insider got a reaction from say no more in One Day KO/Survival Comp (16 April) results thread   
    A great concept. 
    Someone has a great brain to have thought it out! 👌
    We love playing, that is my husband and me. 
    Thanks everyone. 

     
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    Insider got a reaction from scooby3051 in One Day KO/Survival Comp (16 April) results thread   
    A great concept. 
    Someone has a great brain to have thought it out! 👌
    We love playing, that is my husband and me. 
    Thanks everyone. 

     
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    Insider reacted to say no more in One Day KO/Survival Comp (16 April) results thread   
    Final Race
    # Name Jockey/Driver/Trainer Win Place 9 Ayrton Jamie Kah 2.30 1.60 1 Streets of Avalon Zac Spain   3.40 18 Excelida Michael Dee   13.60 He's pretty good is Ayrton - just a bit better than his mum.
    Congratulations to the two entrants (out of 57) who made it through all 12 races but the trophy/prize goes to man of the moment Alan - well done, kicking butt on all fronts!  Even more meritorious when you consider Alan didn't use a free pass.  
    Thanks all for entering - I was worried after the first that it would fizz out early but it worked out perfectly.
    NAME LATEST RACE TOTAL Alan1234 30 595 Cubes   267
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    Insider reacted to scooby3051 in One Day KO/Survival Comp (16 April) results thread   
    Well done Alan and well done John on the scoring a great concept we can use again...thanks to everyone for joining in.
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    Insider reacted to Black Kirrama in One Day KO/Survival Comp (16 April) results thread   
    Absolutely . Cheers, Alan 1234.... You and Cubes played the game so well.
    Thank you John.
     
     
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    Insider reacted to TurnyTom in One Day KO/Survival Comp (16 April) results thread   
    What a superb comp.
    Well done team, just brilliant 
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    Insider got a reaction from scooby3051 in One Day Knockout/Survival comp - entry thread - Sat 16 April   
    Te Rapa R4      5, 6
    Randwick R3   4, 10
    Randwick R4    5, 6
    Hastings R6     6, 12
    Te Rapa R7       2, 7
    Randwick R5    F P
    Hastings R7     F P
    Riverton R8      4, 7
    Randwick R6    2, 3
    Randwick R7    1, 7
    Randwick R8    1, 8
    Caulfield R8      3, 9
    Thanks Guys as always.