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Sir Gee Gee's(Sir Gallivant/Rex) HARNESS Comp continues FEB 23RD OAMARU - BURNIE

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  2. Graeme(BROWN FOX) this weekend, good luck. PM me your bank account details Graeme. Still waiting on a few to make payments. I will send out separate PM's after this weekend to those people Thanks
  3. For The Crusaders. Race 1: 1,7. Race 2: 1,3. Race 3: 1,3. Race 4: 3,4, Race 5: 5,9. (Best Bet) Race 6: 7,8. Race 7: 2,8. Race 8: 1,2. Race 9: 3,15. Race10:4,5. (Best Bet)
  4. Thank you very much for offering to score again this coming Saturday, John. ✔️ You do an absolutely brilliant job. Always. My lack of technical "nouse" means I always struggle when I do the scoring, though I'm always happy to give it a go. I'm relieved to see you stepping up again. Many thanks, John, a sentiment I'm sure is shared by everyone. Let the games begin ! 😊
  5. Big individual clash on Saturday of the 'titans' of the comp to date - Roland (Mighty Blues) v Maurice (Ferdies) These are some of Roland's resounding successes in recent rounds :- Win Div. Round 2 : Trentham The Mitigator $ 28.70 (doubled for BB) Round 3 Ellerslie Its Destinys Child $ 13.50 Round 4 Wingatui Killarney $ 10.40 (doubled for BB) Round 5 Te Rapa Tiptronic $ 15.10 (doubled for BB) Round 6 Ellerslie The Rebel Knight $ 23.60 Round 6 Flemington Gytrash $ 17.50
  6. Agree entirely Peter. Ironically this is at the heart of the tension. One team thinks “team game” means chatting to each other and sharing thoughts/tips, while one individual thinks “team game” means unilateral decision making and no correspondence should be entered into 🙂 All adds a bit of interest to the comp. Happy to score again on Saturday if no other takers.
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  8. Poised for a fantastic finish to the comp round robin stage with only The Blues assured of a finals berth. The Lazarus-like Ferdies have the toughest task taking on the comps big guns but are finding form at the right time. The Hurricanes and Kauri Kats clash in a match that is bound to generate a record number of words for a Super Comp clash with scores to settle and points to prove. Remember it's a team game people ! The double-header Joker clash sees the Chiefs and Turbos meet head on with both sides just outside the qualification zone so expect no quarter to be given here. 4th-placed Crusaders will be sitting ducks unless they can generate 2 or 3 points to save their bacon from their ghost encounter with ???? Basically if your team (excluding the Blues) fails to score points on Saturday then you will most likely miss out on the Finals. No pressure people....
  9. Round 7 - Saturday Feb 22 Still in Thailand so any help with scoring on Saturday will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance people. Races are: 1. Matamata R2 - 1.00pm - Rich Hill Stud 1600 - $30k, 1600m, R82 2. Matamata R4 - 2.10pm - Waikato Stud Slipper (LR) - $70k, 1200m, 2yo colts/gelds 3. Matamata R6 - 3.20pm - Lisa Chittick Plate - $40k, 1400m, fillies/mares SW+Ps 4. Matamata R7 - 3.55pm - J Swap Contractors Ltd Matamata Breeders' Stks (Gr2) - $100k, 1200m, 2yo fillies SWs 5. Otaki R7 - 4.14pm - Haunui Farm Classic (Gr1) - $200k, 1600m, WFA 6. Caulfield R6 - 5.30pm - PFD Food Services Futurity Stks (Gr1) - $500k, 1400m, WFA 7. Caulfield R7 - 6.10pm - Neds Blue Diamond Stks (Gr1) - $1.5m, 1200m, 2yos SWs 8. Rosehill R7 - 6.30pm - Arrowfield Hobartville Stks (Gr2) - $400k, 1400m, 3yos SWs 9. Caulfield R8 - 6.50pm - Neds Oakleigh Plate (Gr1) - $500k, 1100m, hdcp 10. Caulfield R9 - 7.30pm - Carlton Draught Peter Young Stks (Gr2) - $200k, 1800m, WFA FERDIES (3rd) vs BLUES (1st) Zac (1/4-834.60/1843.20) v Howie (4/1-1523.80/743.20) PJ (1/4-1190.60/1397.00) v Geoff (2/3-1408.60/1284.40) Ashoka (3/2-1697.60/1424.60) v Pete (3/2-1127.20/656.60) Maurice (2/3-1869.60/1245.80) v Roland (4/1-2179.40/770.20) Heather (3/2-1011.80/1083.80) v Gordy (2/3-781.20/1367.00) HURRICANES (2nd) vs KAURI KATS (7th) Hesi (3/2-1047.40/603.80) v Jen (2/3-972.60/783.80)Virgil (3/2-1433.40/1244.80) v Rocky (3/2-1050.60/1246.80)Porky (2/3-1839.60/1237.00) v Maximus (2/3-1160.40/1138.40)John (3/2-1313.40/1382.20) v Graeme (3/2-1149.80/1175.40)The Crucible (4/1-1266.80/1165.20) v Sharne (3/2-1070.00/1049.20) CHIEFS* (5th) vs TURBOS* (6th) Ian (2/3-1150.40/1304.60) v Rees (2/3-1038.80/1106.60)Gee (3/2-1195.00/839.40) v Blind Squirrel (1/4-1184.00/1247.20)Stevie N (2/3-1033.60/830.40) v Ray (3/2-1404.80/1250.20)Jack (3/2-992.40/831.80) v Gary (3/2-1516.80/949.60)Punter Pete (3/2-1454.60/1168.40) v Steve P (2/3-1200.00/720.20) Bye - CRUSADERS (4th) Rob (3/3-1585.40/1126.80) Rex (4/2-1390.60/948.60) Robert (3/3-1318.60/1205.80) Craig (1/5-870.40/981.20) Tom (2/4-1296.80/1029.80) THE MAGNIFICENT SEVEN 2179.40 Roland (Blues) 1869.60 Maurice (Ferdies) 1839.60 Porky (Hurricanes) 1607.60 Ashoka (Ferdies) 1585.40 Rob (Crusaders) 1523.80 Howie (Blues) 1516.80 Gary (Turbos) Top two meet in a head-to-head on Final Round Robin Day ! THE SERENDIPITOUS SIX (those with the least $$ scored against them) Jen (2/3-783.80) (Kauri Kats) Roland (4/1-770.20) (Blues) Howie (4/1-743.20) (Blues) Steve P (2/3-720.20) (Turbos) Pete (3/2-656.60) (Blues) Hesi (3/2-603.80) (Hurricanes) THE UNFORTUNATE FIVE (those with the most $$ scored against them) Gordy (2/3-1367.00) (Blues) John (3/2-1382.20) (Hurricanes) PJ (1/4-1397.00) (Ferdies) Ashoka (3/2-1424.60) (Ferdies) Zac (1/4-1843.20) (Ferdies) THE TABLE after Round 6 1st 15 BLUES*^ $6720.20 2nd 10 HURRICANES*^ $6893.60 3rd 10 FERDIES*^ $6603.00 4th 9 CRUSADERS* $6461.80 ------ finals qualification mark--------------- 5th 9 CHIEFS^ $6077.00 6th 8 TURBOS^ $6338.00 7th 7 KAURI KATS^* $5483.00 ^ bye used * joker used
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  11. No thats just the sound of ping pong balls, one of them aimed at Maxi. Phhttt, gotcha.
  12. You are right on the money the first time Hesi-meister...Ali (like Maxi) is clearly the underweasel against the hot favourite (George/ VvD)...personal record and Aggregate does not favour the poor little Maxi. What can a poor Mustelid do against the pre-post collaborations of all those starry HairyCanes ..it's enuf to drive a Mustelid underground.. but like Muhammed Ali he'll come out swinging, float like a butterfly, sting like a bee and mebbe try the Rope A Dope tactic...it's a great pity the victim isn't VvD his-self
  13. MEETINGS: Doncaster, Kempton, Ludlow, Newcastle, and Punchestown All selections to win only for 0.50pt Doncaster Race 2 2. Printing Dollars Doncaster Race 2 10. Shantung Doncaster Race 4 4. Missed Approach Doncaster Race 4 5. Burtons Well Doncaster Race 6 7. Regaby Doncaster Race 6 9. Slap Dash Harry Kempton Race 1 1. Maid Millie Kempton Race 1 6. Porto Ferro Kempton Race 4 1. Guroor Kempton Race 4 6. Regal Lilly Kempton Race 5 5. Bungee Jump Kempton Race 5 7. Last Page Kempton Race 6 3. Mythical Madness Kempton Race 6 4. Manton Grange Kempton Race 7 3. Roman Spinner Kempton Race 7 7. Canasta Ludlow Race 3 3. Westbrook Bertie Ludlow Race 3 8. John Constable Ludlow Race 4 4. Hes No Trouble Ludlow Race 4 7. Florrie Boy Ludlow Race 6 1. Bathiva Ludlow Race 6 7. Debden Bank Ludlow Race 7 4. Nighboattoclyro Ludlow Race 7 6. Meyer Lansky Newcastle Race 1 4. Archive Newcastle Race 1 5. Ska Ridge Newcastle Race 3 3. Keyser Soze Newcastle Race 3 8. Rathbone Newcastle Race 4 5. Romero Newcastle Race 5 2. Trevithick Newcastle Race 5 4. First Response Newcastle Race 6 2. Charming Kid Newcastle Race 6 7. Tathmeen Punchestown Race 1 3. Emily Moon Punchestown Race 4 1. Jury Duty Punchestown Race 4 6. Solomn Grundy Punchestown Race 6 7. Hide Out Punchestown Race 6 11. Miss Louise Punchestown Race 7 4. Kyubi Punchestown Race 7 7. Ultra Viers
  14. 1. Musselburgh Race 2 6. Destiny Is All (3RD) 2. Musselburgh Race 4 3. Get Out The Gate (3RD) 3. Musselburgh Race 5 1. Christopher Wood (WINNER @ 2.07) 4. Musselburgh Race 6 4. The Trigger (3RD) 5. Musselburgh Race 7 9. Onward Route (2ND) 6. Southwell Race 2 3. Global Humor (WINNER @ 11.74) 7. Southwell Race 6 5. War Empress (3RD) 8. Punchestown Race 7 7. Ice Cool (2ND) 2 winners and 6 placings from 25 selections New balance after 31/10/19 top up and update – 103.98pts Current balance: - 239.58pts
  15. Based on personalities, I'd have Virgil as Foreman and Maxi as Ali But that can't be right, Ali won, so back to the drawing board Hesi
  16. Hesi

    Racing Bill

    That is scandalous, even if you were only say half right. The tail has wagged the dog into a state of exhaustion bordering on collapse Thank God for the Racing Act, but for how long
  17. Hesi

    Stratford RC

    This is one of the first so called rationalisation moves, removing Stratford's licence to race at Stratford so it must race at NP. I'm relatively intelligent, but cannot for the life of me see how this will help improve racing in NZ. Was there planned Capex at Stratford that now does not need to go ahead, so the money saved can go into improving racing elsewhere. The situation will not be any better next year, the local community will not get in behind a meeting held at NP
  18. I can hear the rumblings in the jungle all the way from Thailand !
  19. curious

    Stratford RC

    I'll have a go. The apple was 1.3m. The orange was 940,000? If that keeps up we should only need to reduce stakes by about 30% next season unless we can get punters or taxpayers to pay more?
  20. mardigras

    Catalyst $1.10

    This is a good question. I use a set method of determining chance which is related to horse performance based around time of performance overall and with some consideration around distance/track condition (and a few other things around horse history). Those performances being related to its competitors in the same way. But my methods ignore finishing position and class of race, but they do use a method of allowing comparison between a time run on track A over distance B on assessed track condition C with any other time run on track D over distance E on assessed track condition F. So if a horse wins 10 G1s in a row but all in relatively slow time, the horse might well be brilliant, but I won't have assessed the horse to that degree. So it may well have been winning (which I ignore), but meet horses running faster in their prior races. The public may be happy to take $1.10, and I'll be different. The horse may then win as it was better than what it had shown on the track in terms of time. I'm happy for that to happen. And as you say, I'd have been likely to assess a horse as having a better chance relative to odds available - and betting on that would therefore lose in this example. For me, it's about whether the assessment works out over time. If I had 1000 Catalyst type events where I rated it say 1.60, I certainly expect that only around 600 of them won, not 900. If 900 times that won, then I'd be wanting to re-evaluate as to how I got it so wrong. Remembering of course, that a horse at $1.10 on the tote is afforded approximately a 71.3% - 77.8% chance of winning. Which isn't much more than someone who may have assessed the horse at a 63% chance? The difference being that even if you thought it had a 80% chance of winning, the $1.10 is still not value. You could say my methods are therefore wrong. And I'd be happy for anyone to think that. In all of Winx's Cox Plate wins, I rated her as less chance than the public, and she still won. I also ignore the rating the jurisdiction gives a horse - so I ignore whether the horse is rated 100 racing against a horse rated 60 - irrespective of the weight variance. The rating is someone else's assessment. (This is in respect of my pricing, not the 25% chance, but the idea is still the same)
  21. mardigras

    Racing Bill

    My opinion is that under the cost model of NZRB, NZ thoroughbred racing generates zero or close to it in net revenues (net betting revenue less costs associated with generating that net betting revenue). If it is positive, it wouldn't be by much. The $80m is coming from off-shore racing, sport and pokies in the main.
  22. Hesi

    Racing Bill

    The money generated off wagering on thoroughbreds
  23. mardigras

    Stratford RC

    Care to expand. We have little to go on apart from the turnover (which should be yield). But the costs to run the meeting at either venue is the same? Or not? NZTR fronts up with the same, the stakes were no doubt the same. I'm not sure what the apples and oranges are?
  24. mardigras

    Racing Bill

    Self funding as in what?
  25. mardigras

    Racing Bill

    The other issue with the submissions is that you get people that are commenting on things they know very little about. Suggesting that V'Landys has helped things in NSW is ill founded. There is a balancing act that needs to be undertaken in order to achieve the best for the industry as a whole whilst maintaining the levels of income a code body requires to create aspiration and incentive (and stakes). All V'Landys has done is taken the 'increase the cost to the punter option' . People that continually praise him should perhaps ask themselves one simple question. Why has he had to continually seek to change things such as race field fees, POC taxes, levy rates from the government - if all of his measures have been so great? The reason he has to do that, is because his measures directly impact the sustainability of what he is trying to achieve. And when he's gone, it'll be too late to realise the error of his ways. It's the same here. Taxing the punter more and more does not deliver more and more in the long term. It's a short term strategy.
  26. Hesi

    Racing Bill

    Just off the top of your head, the current funding of Thoroughbred is about $80 mil, if it was a self funding model, what would the figure be?
  27. mardigras

    Racing Bill

    And great point about attracting punters. However, I don't see that changing with less tracks, if the money isn't spent on those track surfaces. Having more racing at Trentham, Awapuni, Te Rapa and Ellerslie will not deliver that attraction. They will still be crap with no confidence to many larger punters - the same issue they face now.
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