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Mr Spyro last won the day on November 22 2017

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    Allstars 10 wins in a row

    Saddest part was owner Ossie Marr having a heart attack at presentation and later dying in hospital. All too much for him.
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    Auckland Cup

    What hacked me off was having a good bet on him in the lead up race . If you remember Keith Haub's commentary he remarked Robert Caddigan was almost out of the saddle restraining Kotare Chief,,,,,, then a few days later in Cup totally different tactics and we know what happened. Didn't follow up on the bet like a dipstick.......
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    Maybe straying off topic a little bit , but warning in above for all of us in tjhose last sentences. My GP was telling me his friends wife who was physical fitness fanatic and a pathologist herself, she dropped dead at 36 while out jogging with just a simple cold. He said it is far from uncommon to happen to otherwise fit people with everyday colds let alone more complex viruses as even a cold can cause changes withing the heart. Sorry to slightly digress, but something maybe we should be aware of for our future health.
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    Mrs Cubes just backs the South Islanders

    Sounds like my wife, can remember laughing at her theory of combining similar themed names , until she quinelled Walt's Task and Minnie's Magic, and it paid over $ 200. First date we had was at the races and she used combination of numbers like 1 and 13 and linking names as above. You wouldn't believe it I was backing on the nose and eight races in a row she won and I got second. Finally in frustration, I sneaked in behind and heard what she took, so backed that. Well the ******* ran second and I said to her well your number combinations didn't work for once, she said oh yes it did, I went back later and backed 13 and won again.
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    Scott Base at $4.....???

    Mike Dillon's top pick, might blow out more yet.
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    Abandonments - RNZ This Morning

    Okay $ 140,00 paid in wages 2016 , realising many would be race day staff just called in on the day but maybe a couple not volunteers ? They also now have a paid development manger , although not full time.
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    Abandonments - RNZ This Morning

    But the question was all volunteer so whatever hours contributed would be paid for. So throw in one or two track staff. I did see the figures for last season's wage bill, but can't recall what they were, I know of course they included tote staff, bar staff race day.
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    Abandonments - RNZ This Morning

    Well there is a secretary manager, I think Mr. Fitness is there all the time and just presumed he wasn't doing the complete track maintenance without some assistance. I would have assumed Counties and Avondale were on similar lines but stand to be corrected.
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    Abandonments - RNZ This Morning

    Well, they do have full time paid staff like the other clubs.
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    Blast from My Past

    Wonder where he worked them. The paddock Thunder Royal was in is now the lookout in Methuen Rd for that new motorway extension.
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    Blast from My Past

    Thank you for added information. I think it would have been the same year he won the Cup he went on his escapade, so he still had all his speed.
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    Blast from My Past

    They also had Thunder Royal the 1967 Wellington Cup winner. Back in those days they kept him in a paddock over the road from our house. One day he got out and galloped down the road with whole gang of stay at home mums ( back then no mother's worked ) attempting to catch him, the faster they ran , the faster he went. Came to a stop in a garden and proceeded to chew one mum's prize roses. They also owned the local garage in Mt Albert.
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    Blast from My Past

    Thank you for that, much appreciated and shows a modicum of my aging brain cells must be issuing some spark, no matter how weak.
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    Blast from My Past