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Cambridge trots today are going to run at a big loss!

Have a look at the tote pools and there is bigger all offloading.

When their is only a few hundred in the win and place pools with under an hour to a race there is problems.

No way can harness clubs survive when there is a lack of interest from punters unfortunately

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it really  needed to be run on the grass at Thames, all the familys, marquees and holiday  makers make it a great day, but of course the hierarchy that seem hell bent on destroying the sport have got rid of Thames (trots and gallops) and moved the date to te Aroha but the track there is deemed unstable or uneven, so it's moved again to the forbury park of the north !

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6 minutes ago, Happy Sunrise said:

You back your last winner there?

metal mickey or lord lenny

hopefully not hands down

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1 hour ago, Taku Umanga said:

Used to love Claudelands - a few good wins there too

certainly  a unique little track, i really enjoyed going there. I think it's some sort of convention centre now

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17 minutes ago, Flagship uberalles said:

certainly  a unique little track, i really enjoyed going there. I think it's some sort of convention centre now

more than can be said for victoria park

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Just now, Rangatira said:

more than can be said for victoria park

Greymouth trots were brilliant!

Big dividends and no AllStars racing.

 

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6 minutes ago, Brodie said:

Big dividends and no AllStars racing.

mark sent horses to greymouth and won races

i remember tim vince and neil pilcher owning one that won and bloss may have had a winner on that trip too

don't recall him driving there

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1 hour ago, Taku Umanga said:

Used to love Claudelands - a few good wins there too

Attended Claudelands on a regular basis until its demise.

Have only gone to Cambridge the once and have never returned.

The Convention centre loses money hand over fist but its a great place to let your dog off and defecate everywhere.

 

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15 minutes ago, Rangatira said:

more than can be said for victoria park

never went, but was always a place I wanted to go, was the last of the west coast  $10,000 bonus back in the eighties so was part of harness history for me. i do remember ian chamber's calling the finish of a race there a lap early in the latest 80's.

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2 hours ago, Rangatira said:

mark sent horses to greymouth and won races

i remember tim vince and neil pilcher owning one that won and bloss may have had a winner on that trip too

don't recall him driving there

Was Mark Purdon training in Canterbury when  Greymouth track was still open Ranga?

If he was I don’t remember him winning races there at all!

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11 hours ago, Brodie said:

If he was I don’t remember him winning races there at all!

you are getting on a bit so i will make a small allowance

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58 minutes ago, Rangatira said:

you are getting on a bit so i will make a small allowance

Ranga, you obviously go back a lot further than I do!

What years was he sending horses to Greymouth and can you possibly remember any of his winners.

I don’t dwell on past winners, couldn’t even remember Cup winners years, prefer a maiden race any day!

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4 minutes ago, Brodie said:

Ranga, you obviously go back a lot further than I do!

its just a memory thing

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42 minutes ago, Rangatira said:

its just a memory thing

I have selective memory

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14 hours ago, Brodie said:

Was Mark Purdon training in Canterbury when  Greymouth track was still open Ranga?

yes

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33 minutes ago, Rangatira said:

yes

Ok so what were these horses that you say he was winning with at Greymouth?

He has certainly changed tack on what races he targets if he was taking horses to Greymouth.

Personally can not remember him winning many if he was it was very very few!,,

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8 minutes ago, Brodie said:
18 hours ago, Brodie said:

Greymouth trots were brilliant!

Big dividends and no AllStars racing.

Personally can not remember him winning many if he was it was very very few!,,

that appears to be a goalpost shift

pretty hot day for that

too hot to go out to the garage and sort through boxes of racebooks but i will at some stage

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45 minutes ago, Rangatira said:

that appears to be a goalpost shift

pretty hot day for that

too hot to go out to the garage and sort through boxes of racebooks but i will at some stage

Lol, you have kept box’s of race books going back over a decade of years?

Ranga, you disappoint me, I thought you would be able to name all of these horses that Purdon took over to Greymouth and were winning?

Must be a memory thing?

I wouldn’t have thought that the Rest Home would have sufficient storage in the garage?

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