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Didn't it just get closed for many months and have many $$$$$ spent on it...who is responsible for this shyte and how do they keep keeping their jobs....

As a result of the maintenance work at Te Aroha, the Sunday 7th July race meeting will not take place at the venue. 

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2 hours ago, gubellini said:

They should never have stopped racing at Te Teko. It was always a great winter track.

Absolutely right Jim.

Te Teko race Course is now leased as a dairy farm. All rails gone but some evidence of the " grand Stand " still there.

I think The Whakatane Racing Club still owns the land. Others on here will be able to verify that, if it is so.

Syd Weatherly, Snow Harris, Bob Crowley, Sir Ian Morton, Ron Wells, Sir John Hayes and other very good stockmen and women,  trained from out of "Te Texas "!

Most of us rode track work in light stock saddles. Used a Bates exercise saddle for gallops.

Many  horses from Matamata started their winter  training in late January conditioning at Thornton Beach and the river as well as the wonderful Track.

Great days. Fastest horse I ever rode was Arclestar a grand little black sprinting  mare.She beat Bob Crowley's grand grey Silver Can in a track gallop one day

and maybe still holds an Ellerslie Track Record over that inside track of 1575 metres. With Toby aboard !! ( Possibly Jim will tell us !!).

Early days there was equalisator only

but always the car Park Bookie. Mainbrace may have won his first public appearance at Te Teko

 

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I will start another thread about Arclestar  the 1974  filly ( Acharacle  - Miss Puckle ) in the Breeding Forum.

She was a wonderful race mare with many issues. She had a few trainers, including  Bob Autridge who formed a life long friendship with A Stars owners, Joy and Ron Wells.

Bob got to train her younger half brother (He still owes me my 10% commission !!  NOT )

He won the 1984 Turnbull Stakes and ran 3rd in that years Herbert Power and Caulfield Cup.First Cox Plate I ever saw and 10th felt great .

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Rev Arclestar won R10 at Ellerslie on the 28/1/80 over 1575m. Time of 1.32.70 was probably a track record. Toby Autridge rode her. They won by 1l from Apostle and Lance Douglas with a head to Jackwill and Nigel Tiley.

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51 minutes ago, gubellini said:

Rev Arclestar won R10 at Ellerslie on the 28/1/80 over 1575m. Time of 1.32.70 was probably a track record. Toby Autridge rode her. They won by 1l from Apostle and Lance Douglas with a head to Jackwill and Nigel Tiley.

Arclestar  won that day with all of us there.JIM.

Bob and Gloria . Ron Wells and his wife Joy ,,,

In the swabbing bay after her win Bob said

"This feels like a 'Sir Cullus , Foxenawa  or Olgas's Pal win.'

The Ellerslie track was remodelled and that distance 1575 m was never contested again.

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"Te Teko race Course is now leased as a dairy farm. All rails gone but some evidence of the " grand Stand " still there.

I think The Whakatane Racing Club still owns the land. Others on here will be able to verify that, if it is so".

Whakatane Racing Club never owned the land at Te Teko, it was leased from a local Maori Trust.  NZTR wanted to take Auckland Anniversary race date off the club & replace with a weekday meet,  the club  were ALL voluntary & were employed elsewhere.  NZTR wouldn't come to the party & allow them to keep their usual holiday date so club 'politely" told them "where to go" & lease was handed back to Trust

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7 hours ago, Ragamuffin said:

"Te Teko race Course is now leased as a dairy farm. All rails gone but some evidence of the " grand Stand " still there.

I think The Whakatane Racing Club still owns the land. Others on here will be able to verify that, if it is so".

Whakatane Racing Club never owned the land at Te Teko, it was leased from a local Maori Trust.  NZTR wanted to take Auckland Anniversary race date off the club & replace with a weekday meet,  the club  were ALL voluntary & were employed elsewhere.  NZTR wouldn't come to the party & allow them to keep their usual holiday date so club 'politely" told them "where to go" & lease was handed back to Trust

And now nobody races on Auck anniversary day.

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1 hour ago, We're Doomed said:

And now nobody races on Auck anniversary day.

I think Tauranga have a Auckland anniversary day meeting next year, Whanganui, on Wellingtons.

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6 minutes ago, mikenz said:

I think Tauranga have a Auckland anniversary day meeting next year, Whanganui, on Wellingtons.

No it's Hastings on Auckland Anniversary day. Tauranga the preceding Monday.

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19 hours ago, Black Kirrama said:

Arclestar  won that day with all of us there.JIM.

Bob and Gloria . Ron Wells and his wife Joy ,,,

In the swabbing bay after her win Bob said

"This feels like a 'Sir Cullus , Foxenawa  or Olgas's Pal win.'

The Ellerslie track was remodelled and that distance 1575 m was never contested again.

 

The track records at Ellerslie for the 1500m and 1600m are as follows:

1500m  Dear John set in 1992    1:27:44

1600m   Corndale  set in 1993     1:32:08

Both 5yos at the time.  

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51 minutes ago, rdytdy said:

 

The track records at Ellerslie for the 1500m and 1600m are as follows:

1500m  Dear John set in 1992    1:27:44

1600m   Corndale  set in 1993     1:32:08

Both 5yos at the time.  

1575m was the inside track distance

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23 hours ago, Leggy said:

No it's Hastings on Auckland Anniversary day. Tauranga the preceding Monday.

Monday 27th January, Tauranga, Auckland anniversary  day , that's when the holiday is taken, interestingly how if it was TeTekos, now its just up the road in Tauranga, just a observation.

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29 minutes ago, mikenz said:

Monday 27th January, Tauranga, Auckland anniversary  day , that's when the holiday is taken, interestingly how if it was TeTekos, now its just up the road in Tauranga, just a observation.

Correct. My mistake.

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Te Aroha meeting on the 28th of July has been canned with the jumping races going to Waverley a few days later . The reason , well I'm not going to try and repeat the gobble de gook that was spouted , could have been Klingon for all I know , what I do know is whatever they have done at Te Aroha is a cockup .

They are going to hold some one accountable . as soon as they can work out who . Not .

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1 hour ago, nomates said:

Te Aroha meeting on the 28th of July has been canned with the jumping races going to Waverley a few days later . The reason , well I'm not going to try and repeat the gobble de gook that was spouted , could have been Klingon for all I know , what I do know is whatever they have done at Te Aroha is a cockup .

They are going to hold some one accountable . as soon as they can work out who . Not .

A result of this work means that the scheduled Sunday 28 July raceday will be transferred, with racing due to commence at Te Aroha on Sunday 1 September.

 

They are very clever - note they do not say what year 😉

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38 minutes ago, Contentious said:

A result of this work means that the scheduled Sunday 28 July raceday will be transferred, with racing due to commence at Te Aroha on Sunday 1 September.

 

They are very clever - note they do not say what year 😉

You clearly have an eye for detail , or very suspicious .

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