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Great day at the Te Teko Trials yesterday. Track had been well watered and presented a great surface. First trial was delayed because a patron was stung by a wasp and had to be ferried to Whakatane Hospital. Luckily the club had two ambulances on course. A group of about 20 Canadians were on course and an enterprising club official organised the equivalent of the old time equalisator for them. Good to see a bit of opposition to the TAB! Another official located nine wasp nests in the public stand and fumigated them! A new on course experience for me!

Hoofnote : The two horses I have shares in both won. All power to these small clubs like Te Teko!

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What a great idea.  I recall equalisators being in use at the Kaituna gymkhana, and also at the fledgling Amberley races [ many years ago...! ] 

Seems a good way to create a bit of fun and interest,  and maybe make a wee bit of dosh as well?

Guarantee someone would find a rule and ban the practice if it became popular, though.

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1 hour ago, Pam Robson said:

What a great idea.  I recall equalisators being in use at the Kaituna gymkhana, and also at the fledgling Amberley races [ many years ago...! ] 

Seems a good way to create a bit of fun and interest,  and maybe make a wee bit of dosh as well?

Guarantee someone would find a rule and ban the practice if it became popular, though.

Huranui races run an equilisator.  Every two years now I think , I missed it this year .

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8 minutes ago, CosmicBlackie said:

Cracker day Red Rum, agree about the equalisator , everyone got involved.

Something different , is it still every two ? . They did or may still have farm workers  hacks race , was like the charge of the light brigade when I was there a few years back. Awesome stuff .

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 At TeTeko years ago  it was a wet Sunday ,pouring down a mates horse was racing that we all went over  to see . When his race came around the trainer said he had scratched the horse as it hated wet tracks , our mate said he wanted to run him  and go and get him reinstated ,trainer said he can't do that so owner [being a mild mannered man] then punched trainer who intern punched back and an almighty brawl between them insured and I mean some good punches  ,ah don't you love the good old days ,Cheers BH

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30 minutes ago, Boss Hogg said:

 At TeTeko years ago  it was a wet Sunday ,pouring down a mates horse was racing that we all went over  to see . When his race came around the trainer said he had scratched the horse as it hated wet tracks , our mate said he wanted to run him  and go and get him reinstated ,trainer said he can't do that so owner [being a mild mannered man] then punched trainer who intern punched back and an almighty brawl between them insured and I mean some good punches  ,ah don't you love the good old days ,Cheers BH

....so what happened on Monday after the horse got back home.!!!

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Hi Ponderosa I remember the owner took the horse home and had it in his back yard and was going to train it himself .Which was a great idea except he didn't have a clue what was the front of a horse from the back .He had a big party to celebrate his new vocation as a trainer and the beer flowed which was great,  But the trainer had put in a complaint and the racing bosses banned him for 10 years or something like that .He moved to Brisbane and actually trained a few horses over there . He was a great bloke and we had a lot of laughs loved those times Cheers BH

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8 minutes ago, Boss Hogg said:

Hi Ponderosa I remember the owner took the horse home and had it in his back yard and was going to train it himself .Which was a great idea except he didn't have a clue what was the front of a horse from the back .He had a big party to celebrate his new vocation as a trainer and the beer flowed which was great,  But the trainer had put in a complaint and the racing bosses banned him for 10 years or something like that .He moved to Brisbane and actually trained a few horses over there . He was a great bloke and we had a lot of laughs loved those times Cheers BH

Always admired the trainers with the balls to train for the Chechen leader . Be a tough  call if one goes wrong . Not an owner to mess with I'd guess .

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