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  1. 7 points
    Ive never heard of Stephen karnicnik before today and hope I never do again. No wonder these animal rights wowsers are so vocal when complete dickheads like you thrash the living f##k out of beaten horses. Poor Thatz David. 13 years old and a beaten horse 800m from home but you continue to give it a hiding from the time is starts going backwards at a rate of knots all the way to the line. I hope someone gives you a hiding you muppet.
  2. 4 points
    S Karnicnik (THATZ DAVID) was questioned into his use of the whip on a runner out of contention. S Karnicnik advised that his instructions from connections were to not give up on his ride due to the gelding’s history of rallying after being passed and believed that coming to the last fence he was still in contention to claim 5th placing. Nevertheless stewards reprimanded S Karnicnik and issued him with a warning under Rule 638(3)(b)(ii) and advised him he can continue to urge his mount strongly to the finish without using the whip when in similar circumstances. Stewards will be contacting connections regarding future riding instructions issued for THATZ DAVID. I feel sorry for that poor bloody horse, week in week out, will never win another race and its bloody flogged, reminds me of Sir Slick, time owners/trainers like that had some accountability as well.
  3. 3 points
    I be more worried about this site. The other day i see the first 20 topics in the galloping section and 18 of them had only the one usual person have any input.
  4. 2 points
    Don’t the clubs get a bigger % for money wagered oncourse than what they do offcourse? I would’ve thought that the clubs would prefer wagering with them rather than phones or agencies?
  5. 2 points
    Just done a full review and here is the findings for you SLB Race 1 Winner in or near lead. Race 2 Winner 2 back the fence Race 3 Winner in or near the lead Race 4 Winner Well back Race 5 Winner midfield Race 6 Winner near lead Race 7 Winner lead Race 8 Winner Well back Race 9 winner near lead Now if you knew anything at all you would know that 80% of all winners are in the first 4, looks like today was outside that criteria, stop posting bullshit and focus on the fact that at least horses were still on the fence in the last and not in the carpark. The tracks shagged and we all know that, stop bleating about how shit you are at finding winners.
  6. 2 points
    Thanks for the link to the Belmont article and videos...great stuff I am picking a wuffie called Bourbon War likely to outstay most of them
  7. 2 points
    Well said john who cares what he is wearing its farken cold out there now
  8. 2 points
    I don't think you saw drivers with the mindset of just giving their horse a run on the first day. The handful of drivers who you think may do that weren't driving yesterday anyway. As to the drive on silk,i think that is just the way Robbie holmes drives sometimes,, I think he is very honest. Like you ,I thought silk went very well,it looked like it would begin fast if it draws the front. Whatever I Court does with his horses,they all seem good beginners.
  9. 2 points
    Don't be a nark.
  10. 1 point
    On Viridine, which drew barrier 7 in the Stradbroke Comment:Slow away, eased near 800m when 6L 13th May 25. Badly drawn. Looking elsewhere.
  11. 1 point
    How many leaders win at Te Rapa today? 1/1 so far. I'm going for 6/9
  12. 1 point
    Mint Julips have their place...but you simply can't beat the complexity of a good Breeze... ...now the official tipple of the Belmont Stakes..on this Sunday morning...semi-live on Trackside..in between redic. Interruptions.... Anyway let's get right into it with a preview of the New York masterpiece ..but before that let's get sloshed first Ingredients 1 1/2 ounces bourbon whiskey (or rye whiskey) 1/2 ounce sherry (medium dry) 1/2 ounce lemon juice (fresh) 1/2 ounce simple syrup Splash orange juice Splash cranberry juice 5 mint leaves Garnish: mint sprig Garnish: orange peel or slice Steps to Make It Gather the ingredients. In a cocktail shaker filled with ice, pour the whiskey, sherry, lemon juice, simple syrup, orange juice, cranberry juice, and mint leaves. Shake well. Strain into a cocktail glass or a highball glass over fresh ice. Garnish with a fresh mint sprig and orange peel or slice. Serve and enjoy! A TANGIBLE sense of expectation surrounds Belmont Park when the Triple Crown is on the line in the venerable New York venue’s signature contest. A capacity crowd is guaranteed on such occasions, though attendance figures will never again approach the record 120,000-plus who witnessed Smarty Jones’s eclipse in 2004 as the gate is now capped at 90,000 owing to overcrowding. Speaking as one who has joined the throng on the Long Island Rail Road from Manhattan’s Penn Station out to the track – or, more pertinently, tried to get home afterwards by the same mode of transport – that was probably a wise move. Even Belmont’s cavernous main stand, an ivy-clad behemoth, generally felt as if it was bursting at the seams as the crowd regularly hit six figures for America’s oldest Classic during that notorious Triple Crown drought between Affirmed in 1978 and American Pharoah four years ago when a plethora of horses tried and failed to land the holy grail of American racing. Such fevered anticipation levels, however, carry an inherent downside for the event’s profile, for what happens when there is no Triple Crown up for grabs in the Belmont Stakes? Doesn’t the so-called ‘Test of the Champion’ lose its raison d’etre when there is no obvious ‘champion’ there to be tested at the ‘Big Sandy’? Well, yes and no. Which is where we come to this year’s 151st edition of the America’s oldest Classic, dating back to 1867 and its inaugural running at Jerome Park in the Bronx. There’s no Kentucky Derby winner on show this time around, whichever one you care to choose, as both first-past-the-post Maximum Security and promoted victor Country House are ducking the issue. In their absence, there is something appropriate about Preakness winner War Of Will, the horse who suffered most in the infamous Churchill Downs barging match, claiming the status of likely Belmont favourite. Moreover, while it would be idle to suggest this field looks the most compelling in a rich history, it isn’t without its notables, such as Kentucky Derby third Tacitus – representing Country House’s trainer Bill Mott – and Master Fencer, who has legitimate chances of becoming the second overseas horse to win the race. The first? Go And Go, trained by that renowned international pioneer Dermot Weld and ridden by Mick Kinane to a famous victory in 1990. They will be bidding to add their name to a roll of honour that rivals that of any race in America, the Belmont being the only Triple Crown event to have been won by the sport’s ultimate triumvirate of US equine greats in Man o’War, Citation and Secretariat. Man o’War won by 20 lengths in 1920; you may well not need reminding that Secretariat did even better in 1973, embossing his legend with a never-to-be-forgotten 31-length victory, a performance that has gone down in the annals as arguably the greatest ever seen anywhere. The Belmont, though, is almost equally well known for the failure of any number of Triple Crown hopefuls – Spectacular Bid, Alysheba, Sunday Silence and California Chrome among them – who bit the dust before the Bob Baffert pair American Pharoah and Justify made the whole thing look ridiculously easy in the last few years. That said, often the Belmont has offered redemption for horses who were deemed to be at the head of the crop at the beginning of the three-race sweep: A.P. Indy, for instance, was lame on Kentucky Derby morning but won the Belmont by 5 ½ lengths, while Easy Goer finally beat Sunday Silence in 1989 and Empire Maker, who floored Funny Cide in a mudbath in 2003, had been hampered by a bruised foot at Churchill Downs. This is also the race in which Julie Krone became the only female to land a Triple Crown contest on Colonial Affair in 1993, while trainer Woody Stephens carved out a scarcely conceivable slice of racing history by winning five in a row between 1982 and 1986. While the Triple Crown casts a long shadow over the Belmont Stakes in the modern era, the concept is less than a century old in the States. Indeed, the term ‘Triple Crown’ was not used until Gallant Fox became the second horse to complete the sweep in 1930, and it wasn’t in widespread currency until Omaha in 1935. Before 1931, when a permanent schedule evolved, the Belmont was run before the Preakness 11 times; on a couple of occasions, a Triple Crown would have been impossible, as the Derby and Preakness were actually run on the same day in 1917 and 1922; the Belmont was also cancelled in 1911 and 1912 when gambling was outlawed in New York. As such, the $1.5 million contest has always been a hugely prestigious race in its own right – albeit an anomalous one, given that its 12-furlong distance, just a single lap of America’s widest dirt oval, is regarded as a marathon in US racing, a trip over which none of Saturday’s contenders are ever likely to compete again. Named after August Belmont Sr., who financed the building of its original home Jerome Park, the Belmont Stakes has its own set of traditions, rather like the other two jewels of the Triple Crown. You guessed it: flowers, booze and singing are involved. The Belmont is the ‘Run for the Carnations’ (owing to the post-race blanket of white carnations), the ‘Belmont Breeze’ is the official cocktail and they play a rendition of Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra, belting out the ‘Theme from New York, New York’ before the main event. It wasn’t always thus: the post-parade song used to be ‘The Sidewalks of New York’, and Jay-Z’s ‘Empire State of Mind’ has also made an appearance. What is more, the Belmont is no longer anything like a one-shot deal, since five years ago the New York Racing Association have rebuilt their foremost racecard into the focal point of a three-day festival culminating in a stakes-laden Saturday card featuring no fewer than nine Graded stakes, seven of them carrying Grade 1 status. The Met Mile, featuring dual Dubai World Cup winner Thunder Snow, might well outshine the ostensible feature; among those involved elsewhere on the card are Serengeti Empress and Bricks And Mortar, respective winners of the Kentucky Oaks and Pegasus World Cup Turf. With over $7m on offer in prize-money altogether, the Belmont Stakes card is now regarded by many as the best in America away from the Breeders’ Cup. And that’s even when there’s no Triple Crown on the line. BELMONT STAKES: SIX MEMORABLE EDITIONS 1973 Secretariat “He’s moving like a tremendous machine,” cried incredulous racecaller Chic Anderson as he witnessed probably the greatest performance in US racing history with a 31-length victory and a record time of 2min24sec (12 seconds a furlong) that still stands today. 1978 Affirmed An epic rivalry is given its clearest expression as Affirmed and Alydar produce a blockbuster, going head to head for the last seven furlongs until the former completes his Triple Crown by a head. 1990 Go And Go The only European-trained horse ever to win a Triple Crown race, with noted internationalist Dermot Weld at the controls and Mick Kinane doing the steering. The magnitude of the achievement only grows as it recedes further into history with no sign of anybody repeating the dose. 1998 Victory Gallop How does Real Quiet lose this? Four lengths ahead with a furlong to go, he gets touched off by a nose at the wire – and this 12 months after trainer Bob Baffert had suffered similar agonies with Silver Charm. 2007 Rags To Riches An amazing battle of the sexes as the gallant Rags To Riches outdoes Preakness winner Curlin to become only the third filly ever to win the Belmont and the first since 1905. 2015 American Pharoah The wait is finally over, for American racing as a whole and Bob Baffert especially, as American Pharoah enters the history books with a comfortable victory to end a 37-year Triple Crown drought.
  13. 1 point
    Thanks for your words of wisdom. Do we go the tote or take $4 final field?
  14. 1 point
    rangatira still tries to collect around the back of the tote
  15. 1 point
    You're such an angry man, Barry. What's happened in your life to make you so spiteful and angry? P. S - 6/9 prediction was spot on but what I should have said was leaders on the rail. You're right - not coming down the outside rail is a good look, but a $20 shot spacing them because it found the front and used the rail isn't a much better look. Horrible track.
  16. 1 point
    Are you Male or female with that name? I actually think dummy is a very clever guy after all he doesnt get the top horses yet still wins alot of races every year
  17. 1 point
    And don't get Aquaman started on The Tie Dress Rules at Addington.☺️
  18. 1 point
    I am quite concerned you have NO idea how to read a race. Not every leader won, not even close, try opening your eyes. I backed No Loitering at $81 and are very pissed it didnt win considering it went around at under $9, but then again you wouldnt have a clue about finding value.
  19. 1 point
    Send in Newshub
  20. 1 point
    Funny you say that, i had a few bucks on it friday, copped a check, so might have a few bucks on it again.
  21. 1 point
    Thats actually not correct. There is a dress code and it should be adhered to. Why should he get away. Look at the Deb saga when she had cargo pants. Racing was nearly brought to a halt
  22. 1 point
    I think you are doing a Brodie on us again , as I said oncourse betting is largely irrelevant, oncourse attendance is a different matter and is very important.
  23. 1 point
    Certainly very fresh out there today, stayed for 6 races closest I got to a winner was majica fogiolo. Nice run for third after being slow away, thought the place div very light, nice ride on Doctor Watson, did have the weight relief on some of the others.
  24. 1 point
    They certainly were there today at the gate in full cry, only point I think they make and one I have never been a big fan of is the 2yr old racing, as many are not physically or mentally ready for racing, and another year or to, can make all the difference.
  25. 1 point
    Good post Brodie.
  26. 1 point
    Interesting and very valid point made Brodie. The marketing/promotion for the Jewels didn't cut it this year, despite this aspect undoubtedly being a significant expense. It missed the mark and didn't get the message home to non-racing people. The marketing geniuses with degrees etc had the right intention and implemented a wide coverage of billboards etc but the point was missed on the potential customers. As a comparison, rewind back to 2003 and the Inter-dominions held at Addington. The marketing and promotion for that was brilliant. Non-racing people knew what it was about, it generated interest within the mainstream public and dragged a few new faces to the track.
  27. 1 point
    I believe oncourse turnover is important, the point being is that The Jewels is meant to Be a showpiece for harness racing in NZ. There is always a massive buildup for months about The Jewels! To Get new people involved and investing on Harness Racing, we need the new people on course to experience the racing. Doubt whether there would be too many new people going down to the TAB just to invest on the Jewels. The weather certainly didn’t help the cause unfortunately. I appreciate that many do bet on their phones at the races on their accounts, but these are existing enthusiasts and not the new ones that the industry needs. Jewels Day with all of its costs, would lose a significant amount of money, so would be interesting to know how many extra people are being attracted?
  28. 1 point
    your taking the piss???? or is that old white womens bet of the day
  29. 1 point
    Gotta Ticket.
  30. 1 point
    Mitchell kerr horses will go good again anyone no if booby Bec horse is running as was meant to start at nelson
  31. 1 point
    Can't see much, but might back tin roof blues, for a big div, but only a battlers chance.

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