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dkc last won the day on August 2 2018

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    Ben Hope

    I think our junior drivers are hard done by when it comes to suspensions. When they are doing things wrong they need a mentor that came help them to change. Sitting on the sideline does nothing Ben is a great young chap but he needs to change things. Look at where his hands are when driving a horse. He rests his arns on his legs and has his hands way back on the reins. No control if he needs to take hold..Then when it's all out to the finish he throws the reins at them. Hope he doesn't take this to heart but there are plenty of senior horse men or women that I think would only be happy to help. All he needs to do is ask and be prepared to listen.
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    Ben Hope

    I know he's a good young man but surely a senior horse man can help him with the lack of control he has when driving his horses out.
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    All Stars slugfest

    JJ Flask aka Greg is 100% correct and DKC is incorrect There is nothing that will make a horse go faster than nature and training specify Drugs will only help a horse maintain their top speed for longer I do not believe that All Stars use anything illegal Operation Inca included their phones being tapped as well and not one iota of reference was ever heard in relation to illegal drugs Quite simply, they buy the best horses at the Yearling Sales, or they buy the best running along later, then their training methods are obviously world class Yes., their dominance may be harmful in some ways but I didn't see any Kiwis complaining when we won 2 Rugby World Cups in a row Mikie If you read my post it says exactly what you said. Horse can't go at a higher speed but the can go faster over a distance. So a horse can go faster! Believe what you want to believe. But I am of the opinion if it sounds to good to be true then it probably is.
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    All Stars slugfest

    Really you got your head in the sand if you think there is nothing to that will make a horse go faster. The ability to not feel pain will make a horse maintain their highest speed for longer. Its called going through the pain barrier. They can only do it for so long then they do damage to themselves also known as breaking down.
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    Nigel McGrath RIU / JCA charges

    The RIU are now past the point of no return. Their $200k jobs are on the line, If they pull the pin now they are gone not to mention the lawsuits that will follow. Desperate is the word! There are higher up individuals involved here all designed to bring one particular code to its knees. Call it a conspiracy theory but why else has this bullshit go on for so long.
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    All Stars slugfest

    It's better than .4000 how do you beat 1.000 when you have 5 horses in a race. In actual fact on the night there were only 7 horses that beat an Allstar horse home. 3 of those beat Chase Auckland and he helped his stable mates finish 3 and 4 from impossible positions. While they are champion trainers and should be applauded. It is the elephant in the room that is killing the sport. Its time to cut stakes in our group races and start putting more into lower grade races. Its the only thing that will get the breeding industry back on track.
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    NZ Cup

    When you have to race 7 horses from one stable and Addington charge you to start in group races it is the sensible option for horse, owner and trainer. I'm sure the ten percent will be very helpful for Nigel given the current debacle that is on going.
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    NZ Cup

    Your right. This industry needs young blood and supporting young trainers is the only way this industry is going to survive. I think Mark Purdon is a brilliant trainer but I will continue to support the up and comers.
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    NZ Cup

    Not anti all stars at all. In fact they have to be admired. In the United States a trainer is only allowed 2 horse in a race which I think is a great idea. Think if that was the case we wouldn't have the exodus of better class horses to Aus or USA. If this happened then they would have to decide on what horses they wanted to keep. You would find the Regan Todd's, Steve McRaes, Mark Jones etc would have a cup runner. Say if Spankem leads in the cup I bet that he will only hand to one of his stables mates. Do you really think the lead will be there for anyone else. And if he does hand up to a stable mate then the lead will not be there for anyone else. But no that's not team driving!
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    NZ Cup

    Unfortunately the Ashburton Flying stakes has become a farce this year and the NZ cup will be one of the biggest non events. How can you get excited by one stable having 7 of the 11 horses in a race. Time to sort this out once and for all. Limit numbers one stable can have in a race. We've been saying for other trainers to up their game. But simple facts are you can't beat them. Not with so many horses in one race. Should be 2 max If owners want their horse to start in these races then they simply have to send them to other trainers. I know someone will say I'm All Star bashing but it will be the demise of our industry or it already is! There's 50 k up for grabs here. Post the cheques out now. It will be a miracle if anyone else's gets some of the pie. I'm guessing a 53 last half
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    In my view

    Think the problem with it all is what suits the South doesn't necessarily suit the North.
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    UMC still at it

    Scratch from Hannon. Hope he's OK
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    UMC still at it

    The horse had 3 weeks off. Hardly a turn out more a freshen up!
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    Times are tough

    Watch the Canterbury continue there weekly trek to Southland.
  15. I don't. The lowest polling committee member. He will not make himself available. Well that's what should happen