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      Today we have seen the only remaining truly independent racing industry publication "hang the bridle on the wall."  The Informant has ceased to publish.
      Why?
      In my opinion the blame lies firmly at the feet of the NZRB.  Over the next few days BOAY will be asking some very pertinent questions to those in charge.
      For example:
      How much is the NZRB funded Best Bets costing the industry?  Does it make a profit?  What is its circulation?  800?  Or more?  Does the Best Bets pay for its form feeds?  Was The Informant given the same deal?
      How much does the industry fund the NZ Racing Desk for its banal follow the corporate line journalism?
      Why were the "manager's at the door" when Dennis Ryan was talking to Peter Early?
      Where are the NZ TAB turnover figures?
      The Informant may be gone for the moment but the industry must continue to ask the hard questions.
       
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    • Asking for a friend! Why did the rider of the champ have to hit him like that? 
    • Tick, many I think struggle to understand the difference    between Critical and Negative!  Many can then take it personal! Especially so 'on-line!'! I be very thankful that life has given me a thick skin!       
    • So if I want to see all the information available without going to full form e.g. apprentice claims I have to use the website on my phone.  Which is trading off speed and probably a few other things like auto logging out.
    • Yes, though I note the bright sparks that do the programming here, have a couple of R65 and Jumpers 2200s programmed in Canterbury in the next month, including one next week on the poly. Where they expect a jumper to emerge from when there are no races for them down here is hard to figure, let alone one quick enough to race creditably on the AWT.
    • Well done.  I watched an episode of the Australian Zoo last night when I got pissed off with the League. They had a 24 yr old Zebra who had been at the Zoo for a long time.  His teeth were starting to deteriorate badly and he had started to spit hay out because it was painful to chew. The decision was made to euthanase him while he still had a decent quality of life.  Sad but practical.   If he had been on the African Savannah a pack of Lions would have picked him off. What worries me about Crematorium's and bowing to the theoretical social license protocol is it will only centralise the focus on part of the industry that is no different to other livestock industries.  It won't appease the anti-racing minority but give then another stage to prattle on. It won't surprise me if NZTR starts buying carbon credits to offset the carbon emissions!!
    • Yes, i find it slower.
    • The website seems slower.
    • Thanks @Debs I'll check if I use my browser on my phone rather than the app if it is there. Yep if you go to the website rather than the app it is there as are the apprentice claims. Begs the question what's the advantage of the app?
    • With two Grade I winners and two 'TDN Rising Stars' comprising half the GIII Salvator Mile S. field at Monmouth Park Saturday, it was Repole Stable and St. Elias Stables LLC's Bright Future (h, 5, Curlin–Sophia's Song, by Bellamy Road)–one of the former Grade I winners who was also coming off a seven-month layoff–who got the win after a tight trip on the rail. Fellow GISW Shirl's Speight (Speightstown), who has done his best running on the lawn but was third in this race in 2022, tired to sixth. The winner broke alertly, but was outfooted to the front and got locked into a joint-third inside spot with Shirl's Speight behind Charles Town star Coastal Mission (Great Notion) and Gulfstream stakes winner Oscar Eclipse (Oscar Performance ) through :24.05 and :48.16 fractions. Surrounded on all sides with no where to go and shuffled back to sixth on the far turn, Bright Future miraculously had the seas part in front of him just after the announcer noted him “plodding in place” coming off the turn. The chestnut accelerated sharply at the top of the stretch, found yet another gear late in the lane, and blasted right by Coastal Mission and last-out Parx allowance victor Movisitor (Uncle Mo) for a 1 3/4-length triumph. “That was a big performance,” said Anthony Sciametta, assistant to winning trainer Todd Pletcher. “We're very pleased. The horse was training well at Belmont so I'm really not surprised. They obviously liked him. When he started falling back a little bit we got a little worried but then he came running again. It's a big win for him. He is coming off the bench and it's really good for him going forward.” Bright Future has been off since a sixth-place finish behind White Abarrio (Race Day) in the GI Breeders' Cup Classic last November, a spot he earned on the merits of a GI Jockey Club Gold Cup S. win in the waning days of the Saratoga meet in September. Those two starts followed an open daylight allowance win at Saratoga, the first in a string of three consecutive races that netted triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures for Bright Future. His last several works upon returning have been very sharp, including a :47 3/5 move over four furlongs (3/172) on Belmont's training track June 8.   Pedigree Notes: Bright Future is one of 59 graded winners from 105 black-type winners for Hill 'n' Dale's super sire Curlin, who has 10 stakes winners (six graded) on the year thus far. Bright Future's win also marks the third consecutive weekend Curlin has had a graded winner, starting with GIII Blame S. winner Highland Falls June 1 and continuing with GII Suburban S. winner Crupi June 8. Sophia's Song, a listed winner at Laurel who was also GSP at Charles Town, sold at last November's Fasig-Tipton 'Night of the Stars' sale on the heels of Bright Future's Jockey Club Gold Cup win. Shadai Farm picked her up in foal to Jackie's Warrior for $1.35 million and promptly shipped her to Japan. The mare had several headlining months. In addition to Bright Future's GI win in September, her debuting 2-year-old, Booth (Mitole), was named a 'TDN Rising Star' at Keeneland in October and, in December, her sophomore daughter Musical Mischief (Into Mischief) finished third in the GI American Oaks. Sophia's Song currently has a juvenile colt by Tiz the Law and a yearling colt by Maxfield. The mare is out of an unraced full-sister to dual champion sprinter Housebuster from the same family as last year's GI Hopeful S. winner Nutella Fella (Runhappy). Damsire Bellamy Road, the 2005 GI Wood Memorial S. winner, has an even dozen black-type winners out of his daughters. Saturday, Monmouth SALVATOR MILE S.-GIII, $155,000, Monmouth, 6-15, 3yo/up, 1m, 1:36.96, ft. 1–BRIGHT FUTURE, 118, h, 5, by Curlin                1st Dam: Sophia's Song (SW & GSP, $155,892),                               by Bellamy Road                2nd Dam: Dreamscape, by Mt. Livermore                3rd Dam: Big Dreams, by Great Above ($350,000 Ylg '20 KEESEP). O-Repole Stable and St. Elias Stables LLC; B-Clearsky Farms (KY); T-Todd A. Pletcher; J-Javier Castellano. $90,000. Lifetime Record: GISW, 9-5-0-2, $926,940. *1/2 to Musical Mischief (Into Mischief), GISP, $189,084. Werk Nick Rating: A+++. *Triple Plus* Click for the eNicks report & 5-cross pedigree. Click for the free Equineline.com catalogue-style pedigree. 2–Coastal Mission, 122, g, 5, Great Notion–Smart Crowd, by Crowd Pleaser. 1ST GRADED BLACK TYPE. O/B-Coleswood Farm, Inc. (WV); T-Jeff C. Runco. $30,000. 3–Movisitor, 118, c, 4, Uncle Mo–Ristretto, by Medaglia d'Oro. 1ST GRADED BLACK TYPE. ($135,000 RNA Ylg '21 FTKOCT; $120,000 3yo '23 FTKHRA). O-Waldorf Racing Stables LLC; B-Forgotten Land Investment Inc (PA); T-Marya K. Montoya. $15,000. Margins: 1 3/4, NK, 2HF. Odds: 1.10, 6.20, 21.00. Also Ran: Stage Raider, Oscar Eclipse, Shirl's Speight, Artorius, Sherlock's Jewel. Click for the Equibase.com chart and the TJCIS.com PPs. VIDEO, sponsored by FanDuel TV. The post Curlin’s Bright Future Back in Business in Monmouth’s Salvator Mile appeared first on TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions. View the full article
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