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    mmmyb got a reaction from lad27 in Swift Fantasy - Retired but still winning, in other ways   
    I received this story from Steve Clark.
    An email was sent to him by a young lad in Australia, who had been battling depression.
    Read on and see what wonders a dog can do for people on the international scale.
     PLEASE, no negative comments, as I just want to share this.
     
    His email:
     
    Hi Steve
    My name is Trevor. I come from Melbourne Australia and I want to share my story with you and your amazing little Swifty.
     
    A year ago I was suffering with depression, my life was falling apart very quickly. I've always loved greyhounds. My dad use to train them in his hey day and told me to go on YouTube and have a look at a dog called Swift Fantasy.
    So I did and I was blown away. So I kept on watching her races over 6 months and I told myself even though she is running last she never gave up and failure was never in her mind and winning was. I said to myself when I was in this dark place I didn't want to be in that, even though Im running last and giving up hope of winning. So I thought of your Swift Fantasy and with her drive and determination.
    3 months ago I was getting on the path of recovery and now free of depression so I than you and I thank your amazing Swift Fantasy.
     
     
     
     
     
    -Thank you for sharing your story Trevor. Thank you Steve for sharing this with me.
     
     
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    mmmyb got a reaction from lad27 in Swift Fantasy - Retired but still winning, in other ways   
    I received this story from Steve Clark.
    An email was sent to him by a young lad in Australia, who had been battling depression.
    Read on and see what wonders a dog can do for people on the international scale.
     PLEASE, no negative comments, as I just want to share this.
     
    His email:
     
    Hi Steve
    My name is Trevor. I come from Melbourne Australia and I want to share my story with you and your amazing little Swifty.
     
    A year ago I was suffering with depression, my life was falling apart very quickly. I've always loved greyhounds. My dad use to train them in his hey day and told me to go on YouTube and have a look at a dog called Swift Fantasy.
    So I did and I was blown away. So I kept on watching her races over 6 months and I told myself even though she is running last she never gave up and failure was never in her mind and winning was. I said to myself when I was in this dark place I didn't want to be in that, even though Im running last and giving up hope of winning. So I thought of your Swift Fantasy and with her drive and determination.
    3 months ago I was getting on the path of recovery and now free of depression so I than you and I thank your amazing Swift Fantasy.
     
     
     
     
     
    -Thank you for sharing your story Trevor. Thank you Steve for sharing this with me.
     
     
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    mmmyb got a reaction from dustydreamnz in Waterloo Cup   
    Lady shambi is from Aussie.
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    mmmyb got a reaction from dustydreamnz in Changes ahead...   
    But if we keep running at a loss, there will be absolutely nothing for the owners to win.

    I agree with cutting them if that's what it's going to take to get back in the clear.
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    mmmyb got a reaction from dustydreamnz in Loving this...   
    Great work Lad,
     
    Yesterday the commentators top pick in OZ won, paid $22/$4 here in NZ.
    There was a $1.80 fav, and he didnt have it in his top 4, of course, fav no where to be seen
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    mmmyb got a reaction from happy in Trackside 1 or 2   
    What gets me going is what Dusty has said, interviews with Trainers and Jockey of a MAIDEN win!!
     
    Cant remember what race it was but they were waiting for Michael Coleman to unsaddle, weigh in and then interveiw him, leaving the lead in time to the next at Wanganui to next to nothing. Absolute BULL!!
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    mmmyb got a reaction from GONSTA in NZ GOY AWARDS   
    And now light ice has edited his previous comment. It's OK to have your opinion but stand by it. Always going to get people who don't agree but don't change what you've said.

    Who's the cat now? Speaking from your analogy of a cat
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    mmmyb reacted to THE EXPAT in NZ GOY AWARDS   
    By the way it's a ballroom,having lived here in Oz now for 16mths,I've seen so many kiwi bred animals being claimed as there own over here.I've now decided on a different approach to imports into NZ when I arrive home.
    I don't care if there coming in from Alaska!
    Once there paws hit kiwi soil & are trained here,eat our feed & earn prize money,I'll consider them to be NZ greyhounds!
    Just as they do over here,may I suggest by taking this approach,it's not causing prejudice to any dog who's performed admirably throughout the year in NZ!
    And by the way if one does happen to turn up from Alaska,it won't be getting any of my hard earned let me tell you!!!
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    mmmyb reacted to alltheway!!! in Sozens comet   
    But you single out mcinerney when there are many people doing it, you just single him out because your either jelous that he is successful or see that he is alot easier to target than others with all the dogs he races
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    mmmyb got a reaction from dustydreamnz in Please say its not true.   
    She would have got put out if she went any shorter than 700m probably, so knowing her racing style why would the trainers risk that.

    To a new person in the industry who knows nothing about the sport, she was an amazing dog to watch.

    You will always find better dogs coming through because isn't that what we try to achieve when breeding. Better faster stronger?

    It's the same with all good dogs. Always one better coming through the ranks. But you can't take anything away from what she has achieved.


    Chasing or non chasing as the image dog. She attracted the supporters who knew nothing about the dogs so would they know the difference?

    Anything positive for the industry is welcomed in my books. Even if it isn't the picture of a perfect Greyhound. One that opens the sport up to newbies has got to be a good thing right???
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    mmmyb got a reaction from dustydreamnz in Please say its not true.   
    She would have got put out if she went any shorter than 700m probably, so knowing her racing style why would the trainers risk that.

    To a new person in the industry who knows nothing about the sport, she was an amazing dog to watch.

    You will always find better dogs coming through because isn't that what we try to achieve when breeding. Better faster stronger?

    It's the same with all good dogs. Always one better coming through the ranks. But you can't take anything away from what she has achieved.


    Chasing or non chasing as the image dog. She attracted the supporters who knew nothing about the dogs so would they know the difference?

    Anything positive for the industry is welcomed in my books. Even if it isn't the picture of a perfect Greyhound. One that opens the sport up to newbies has got to be a good thing right???
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    mmmyb got a reaction from dustydreamnz in Please say its not true.   
    Jealousy is the only thing that knocks swift fantasy.

    Like her or not she opened the industry to the public's eye and not even little mother did that (not to the same extent anyway)
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    mmmyb got a reaction from lad27 in Been waiting a while for this   
    I have a couple of friends that will box up 3 numbers in quinella and trifectas for one meeting the whole day. Usually gallops on a Saturday.

    $60 spent about a year ago and they collected over 2 k as one trifecta came in and paid $2200. Let's say though in recent times they have collected zip.

    Well done lad
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    mmmyb got a reaction from bblunt in rough racing at auckland   
    If you really study you get to know the dog racing style. Dogs that crash to the rail. Jump and hold their line. Runs home like a freight train.. It's all about getting it right on the day .

    The form for the dogs I find is very similar to the horses. But you need to take into account the other dogs racing style and predict what's going to happen throughout the race.
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    mmmyb got a reaction from bblunt in rough racing at auckland   
    If you really study you get to know the dog racing style. Dogs that crash to the rail. Jump and hold their line. Runs home like a freight train.. It's all about getting it right on the day .

    The form for the dogs I find is very similar to the horses. But you need to take into account the other dogs racing style and predict what's going to happen throughout the race.
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    mmmyb got a reaction from dustydreamnz in rough racing at auckland   
    Because they don't have a jockey telling them what to do. It's all them, no one to be held responsible
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    mmmyb reacted to LastOf40 in Winter Super Comp Results Thread   
    Thanks Maria. I don't want to dip into the Blue's "victory at any cost" fund unless necessary.
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    mmmyb got a reaction from Slim Shady in Been waiting a while for this   
    Wasnt digging at the dog or training at all Slim,
     
    I pretty much saying what you are - Match Fit and ready.
     
    Ive backed him on the futures.
     
    Very impressive on his first trial over the 779m
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    mmmyb got a reaction from dustydreamnz in Been waiting a while for this   
    First 779m trial was half a second off the record.
    Then ran 650m 4 days later and won,
    then another 779 trial 3 days later.
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    mmmyb got a reaction from GONSTA in Thrilling Butcha   
    Apologies Reilly,
     
    I remember being disappointed that night with the two greyhounds running track record times, but being hand started, they weren't going to count.
     
    Must have been electronically started, so well done to them both.
     
    As for Brando though, still a damn good effort to run sub 35secs over the 603m journey
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    mmmyb got a reaction from dustydreamnz in Dixie Lee   
    All the best for your retirement.
     
    You have been a champion all your career, and I look forward to your puppies (if you have some), when they hit the track.
     
    Well Done to Rosemary and connections, for keeping her at the top of her game for so long.
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    mmmyb got a reaction from dustydreamnz in Dixie Lee   
    All the best for your retirement.
     
    You have been a champion all your career, and I look forward to your puppies (if you have some), when they hit the track.
     
    Well Done to Rosemary and connections, for keeping her at the top of her game for so long.
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    mmmyb got a reaction from gary1 in what is going on at auckland   
    Mouse,
     
    What you continue to say gets posted to the GPLNZ page, and everything is taken out of context.
     
    So if this is continuing to happen, why in the heck do you keep commenting on this.
     
    By putting it on a public forum, why would things get changed or rectified.
     
    You need to be persistent with communication to the association.
     
    Posting on here is useless and a waste of time.
     
    Why are people worried about GPLNZ bringing the sport down when its the industries own participants that are giving them the ammunition.
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    mmmyb got a reaction from dustydreamnz in Betting Summary   
    I cant take big place 6's anchoring, just playing the pool.
     
    I did take one today - $5 % for 13 % (Only a small punter)
     
    Leg 1: Cosmic Fury
    Leg 2: Rene Ranger + Bigtime Dasher
    Leg 3: Uno Allegro + Popsome Tags + Thrilling Edge
    Leg 4: Bee Rabbit + Winning Knocka + Bevs Viewpoint
    Leg 5: Wallace Lad (Also my Quaddie Anchor)
    Leg 6: Thrilling Sonic + Tinas Dilema
     
    Would have got 6 x my 13% - For only $5 I thought even if Wallace Lad come in it would have paid $40.
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    mmmyb got a reaction from kiwiozpom in Betting Summary   
    Australian dogs on a Monday and Wednesday night are my best.
     
    Taking Roving Banker Trifectas.
     
    Taking one dog for first and second, with the field for third.
     
    $5 returns 26% usually
     
    The dog I anchor for 2nd is usually the favourite, or the one I think has the best chance of winning, as on 2 of the 3 tickets it needs to win