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  1. Belinda

    Bad couple of days for the Industry....

    Add to that the girl who was killed in a race in the NT yesterday. Very sad.
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    woman drivers

    Linda Jones the jockey was first granted a license to drive in the 1978/79 season and it was following on from that, that women were granted a license to drive against the men.
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    woman drivers

    The earliest woman driver in the North Island that I recall was Nola Agnew and that was well before ladies were licensed. She worked for Bob Barry at Ardmore and if my memory serves me right she drove, possibly Miles Gentry, in a time trial at Alexandra Park in an attempt to be the first woman in Australasia to better 2 minutes. I stand to be corrected on this but it's how I remember it
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    Thatz David

    Pleased to see Thenamesbond has been retired, he didn't want to be there any more. And I feel TD is in the same boat. I don't think its an age thing, it's a mindset. So setting an age limit serves no purpose.
  5. Belinda

    Champion Mare rewarded.

    Awesome to watch again. And how good was she going on the home turn in the Air NZ Stakes. She was cantering.
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    Maija Vance

    Thank you, fingers crossed for her. Love and best wishes to you guys.
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    Maija Vance

    Does anyone know how she is? Hope she is ok.
  8. Belinda

    Police Raids

    Well at Blenheim one of those favourites named in the race fixing, won the race. So?
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    Police Raids

    The one thing I do wonder about, how can you have race fixing involving only 2 drivers in the race? What about all the other starters? There is no guarantee that one of them isn't going to come along and win. It seems rather odd to me. Race fixing presumes that most of the drivers would be in on it. Otherwise it's nearly as much a gamble as betting on a straight race anyway.
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    Police Raids

    I trained and drove in that era, no one ever asked me if I wanted to win.
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    Weights Query again

    And there maybe a perfectly good reason for the difference in weights but how is it decided? I am thinking of the weights for the Winter Cup. Two mares, on the same rating,, same number of wins, similar stake earnings although the higher weighted one of the two has won about 30k less and is one year younger (6 as opposed to 7).
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    Help wanted

    Another 100% guess, Syntax?
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    The Name's Bond

    Must be one of the tougher jumpers of recent times. What a wee cracker of a horse, he never gives up. But I rather fear weight will get the better of him sooner or later.
  14. La Zip, good on you. Nice to hear that someone actually cares about the horse and not just the big dollars
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    Take a bow...Aaron Kuru

    And he never hung onto it's mouth to regain his seat, he's got his hand through the breastplate strap, that's even better horsemanship.