Boss Hogg

Ruakaka finish line

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2 minutes ago, Boss Hogg said:

I'm confused whats happened to the cone at the finish,must be some road works down the road .

Haven't watched anything yet BH and wont till later so let me guess . The most sensible thing would if traffic cone required elsewhere it has been replaced by a good old fashion boring old but has served the test of tiime winning post just like the type used at Snake Gulley or similar .

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Seriously though,  why can't this club get itself a winning post?  Or why doesn't the team running racing in NZ get on the phone to that club and see if they can help them get a finishing post?  This is being beamed out internationally I expect and is an utter embarresment!  

Prime time race dates and a team who are doing their best to close down every country racecourse in the country and they can't hold a club to account on having a finishing post?  

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30 minutes ago, Huey said:

Seriously though,  why can't this club get itself a winning post?  Or why doesn't the team running racing in NZ get on the phone to that club and see if they can help them get a finishing post?  This is being beamed out internationally I expect and is an utter embarresment!  

Prime time race dates and a team who are doing their best to close down every country racecourse in the country and they can't hold a club to account on having a finishing post?  

Someone could sponsor them a Waratah.  Say Farmlands

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To be fair to the club , they could sort out a winning post , pay for it then whoever needed that old traffic cone turns up at the  gate and hands it back and money on post wasted when the old traffic cone could have been back to rightful position.

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Have they ever had a finish post there? Like a proper, old school horse shoe style type?

Addington did once, then when the dishlickers were brought in at the venue, it was ditched in favour of small plastic marker peg. I can only assume this was done because the greyhounds needed something to take a leak on. 

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31 minutes ago, Rusty said:

Have they ever had a finish post there? Like a proper, old school horse shoe style type?

Addington did once, then when the dishlickers were brought in at the venue, it was ditched in favour of small plastic marker peg. I can only assume this was done because the greyhounds needed something to take a leak on. 

Was bit of a fan of night at dog's in the old country .  love the term dishlickers though , must be OZ and NZ term. Scurlough Champ and Ballyregan Bob brought thousands to tracks .

On subject of posts , Sandown UK and Longchamp have two so they might have spares  , it's a pain in arse as if your  horse leading it always seems to be  the second post , its flying at the death it's bloody always the first post .

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11 hours ago, Huey said:

Seriously though,  why can't this club get itself a winning post?  Or why doesn't the team running racing in NZ get on the phone to that club and see if they can help them get a finishing post?  This is being beamed out internationally I expect and is an utter embarresment!  

Prime time race dates and a team who are doing their best to close down every country racecourse in the country and they can't hold a club to account on having a finishing post?  

So much needing to be fixed, so start with the easy and the embarrassingly obvious. A movable or temporary winning post at Ruakaka surely seems reasonably inexpensive, doesn't have to be super flash, just effective.

Does no-one uphold national standards in NZ Racing, OK what about broadcasting standards??  Owners and punters deserve better, jockeys too.  How can we run any race let alone a stakes race with no winning post?  

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1 hour ago, Rusty said:

What's that thing behind the road cone? 

Send team Plod up there to sort it , thefts aplenty,  stolen post,  stolen cone , what next the great Kaharau's new set of blinkers . How tough is that horse by way , thought he was gone last year but trainer has done a top job on that warrior .

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2 hours ago, Red Rum said:

Send team Plod up there to sort it , thefts aplenty,  stolen post,  stolen cone , what next the great Kaharau's new set of blinkers . How tough is that horse by way , thought he was gone last year but trainer has done a top job on that warrior .

Soon to be put over the jumps, before aiming at the NZ Cup. 

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14 hours ago, Blue said:

Me too Rusty. I guess it depends on who you talk to. He jumps well but with 300k in the bank would be tragic to risk him for a 10k maiden hurdle.

Didnt do NZ Cup winner Gobstopper much harm

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49 minutes ago, Blue said:

Where is he now? I heard he broke down in his last race in Oz six weeks ago but that may not be correct. Entirely up to the owners.

A vet examination revealed he had suffered a heart fibrillation.

Earned about $65k this prep from jumps racing and about $16k on the flat.

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On 9/17/2019 at 5:43 PM, Blue said:

That's great. As I said, to each his own and I doubt Kenny will risk his fellow. Could be wrong of course.

It was Kenny that said to put him over the jumps. 

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