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  1. 100% dead right. "Alright folks, we know this can be a stressful time for some, with uncertainty and the unknown, however please remember that you are all going to be part of the consultation process, we value your feedback and we will listen to you... now.. which hand would you like the fingernails ripped off from first? The left or the right?" The point is they are going to do it anyway, but they want to come across as being seen to include staff as active influencers and "listening" to them.
  2. 100% dead right. "Alright folks, we know this can be a stressful time for some, with uncertainty and the unknown, however please remember that you are all going to be part of the consultation process, we value your feedback and we will listen to you... now.. which hand would you like the fingernails ripped off from first? The left or the right?" The point is they are going to do it anyway, but they want to come across as being seen to include staff as active influencers and "listening" to them.
  3. Yes!!! And sulky wheels being very oversized too, and getting locked up with my one!
  4. I'm the only person I know, and I know at least a dozen people, three of which are racegoers, that dislike grass track racing. That said, I would still take a day at the grass track races, than a day of no racing. I can only think of one explanation for the different lengths of grass, as highlighted by Brodie... The old Morrison has finally given up...
  5. Should be some good races worth watching. Robin Dundee: Race 5 (10.15pm NZ time). 1609m. Princess Tiffany, Bettors Heart, Step Up and Havtime v the fave in Speak No Evil (12 wins from 15 starts). Chariots of Fire: Race 6 (10.50pm NZ time). 1609m. #12 Self Assured ($3.20), currently 2nd fave behind #5 Lochinvar Art ($3.10). Interesting to note, all stars, sorry all starters for the Chariots went into the retention barn at midday Thursday and will remain there until race night. Nothing new for this arrangement to occur. But it's interesting nonetheless. Makes one's mind... "spin". Or am I over thinking things here, and that's why my mind is spinning? Anyway good luck to the kiwi contingent.
  6. Rusty

    Winton Sunday

    Yes, my apologies, Ranga you are dead right... He does have a bit of coin to cough up however.
  7. Race 7 - number 10, Chloe Rose Only a 3 year old filly but I think she will go very close to winning. Won 2 stand starts from 3 attempts. And off the 15m today. The postman has beautifully soft, manicured and gentle hands, so she should step away for him. She showed more toe than a roman sandal last start to get up from a hopeless position, and was brilliantly aided by the Orangeade. He got a wee holiday and a fine for his drive, but we won't talk about that. He sticks with the ship today. P.S Trainer is in desperate need for his winning percentage from the race as he has a rather hefty fine to pay too just quietly.
  8. Good question and I don't know the answer sorry. One thing some drivers employ, is to stick the whip behind them, and up in the air, at or above head (helmet) height. This usually keeps the trailing horse an extra yard behind the driver employing this tactic. The extra yard can sometimes make all the difference in a close finish. You often see trailing horses get their snoz all over the driver's helmet in front of them. It can anoy the sh!t outta the driver. Not allowed to do the reverse head butt these days, but the ole stick the whip up in the air, behind the helmet trick keeps the trailing horse back a bit. Some of the smarter drivers do this on a regular basis. Not the reverse head butt, but the whip at head height, but held under the arm trick.
  9. At a guess, and a very rough one at that, I would think they would pull the pin on it as soon as the last of the eligible horses are no longer eligible for the respective sponsored races. Eg. Tonight's 3yr old fillies race, all of the fillies were sold via the PGG sales. Does that sound about right? I could be way off the mark however and been wrong plenty of times before.
  10. Maybe sulkys and drivers helmets should have rear vision and wing mirrors?!?! Would greatly assist with team driving, sorry I mean, with safety aspects.
  11. Thanks for posting the race on here. I agree with everything you said and I am sure others do too. I found it amusing how McGrath was looking like he was a spectator at the Aussie open. Damn near would have needed a neck brace to help the sore neck he would have received from turning his head so much. Funny how he stopped looking around as soon as Sheriff zipped on past him.
  12. Just looking at the weather forecast and there is every chance of rain for Saturday. Not that Catalyst would need any assistance, but it would definitely favour him moreso than his main rival, Alligator Blood, who is untried on a soft track on a raceday.
  13. Dead right. Get On, is way more laid back, yet somehow comes across as a way more professional and slick production. When Trackside TV lost the services of Des The Silver Fox Coppins on a Saturday morning a few years back, they also lost a lot of regular viewers at that time slot.
  14. Rusty

    Self Assured

    Stylish Memphis arrived late oncourse, so stewards scratched it.
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