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Rusty

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  1. Yeah good point Happy, you quite right. I don't know about anyone else, but personally I am getting pretty bloody sick of all the negativity and how can I word this nicely... "people that do not comply with the rules of racing." It is a massive turn off, and I'm starting to become just not that into it anymore.
  2. A code of conduct should have been published years ago, so it is a positive step introducing one, but only if it has some teeth in it. One can only hope that the code spells out specific disciplinary action for any violation of the code. What that involves and how it ties in with JCA penalties may take some work, but hopefully common sense prevails, even though common sense isn't all that common these days. Or is it as common as sticking a tube down a horse's throat?
  3. Thanks for pointing this out Happy. I missed all racing yeterday so just went back and watched the replay of the start of this race, several times. One can only shake their head when watching (and listening to) Lamb's starts. So many questions arise, but surely there is only one answer to solve the problem?
  4. 1- 1 2- 6 3- 1 4- 2 5- 4 6- 5 7- 6 8- 11 9- 3* BB Many thanks for the competition, much appreciated.
  5. Rusty

    Mark Rosanowski

    Yes, he covered the trots way back. Christchurch based. He had one helluva head of hair back in the day. Commanded total respect. I picked him out a mile off in the Melbourne CBD 25 years ago. Should have got his autograph come to think of it. In more recent times he called a greyhound race, with an earthquake rocking and a tv monitor hitting him. Top bloke, and total professional. He should actually be promoted to the central commentary position and only wear a cream, bone, white, off white, ivory or beige jacket.
  6. NZ Metro 1- 10 2- 8 3- 10 4- 6 5- 4* BB 6- 10 7- 5 8- 17 9- 6 10- 10 Auckland 1- 6 2- 8 3- 4 4- 1* BB 5- 2 6- 2 Many thanks
  7. It appeared to be very genuine too, in my opinion. Far too often, many people fronting after an event, read from a prepared script and apologize, yet it doesn't come across as very sincere. Blair sounded like he meant it. I wish him all the best for the future and hopefully he (and others) learns from it and doesn't repeat it again. No winners with this kind of thing. I won't comment about the 37k. Other than, I'm off to practice my driving with my horse!
  8. 1- 1 2- 4 3- 2 4- 6 5- 1 6- 4* BB 7- 10 8- 2 Many thanks
  9. 1- 5 2- 2 3- 2 4- 7 5- 6 6- 7 7- 2* BB 8- 4 Many thanks
  10. 1- 6 2- 6 3- 7 4- 4* BB 5- 12 6- 5 7- 1 8- 10 9- 13 10- 10 11- 6 Many thanks
  11. 1- 3 2- 2 3- 10 4- 9 5- 11 6- 7 7- 9 8- 6 9- 5 10- 16 11- 9* BB Many thanks
  12. 1- 1 2-12 3- 1 4- 8 5- 11 6- 15 7- 11* BB 8- 8 9- 7 Many thanks
  13. NZ Metro: 1- 1 2- 4 3- 6 4- 6 5- 1 6- 1 7- 9 8- 8 9- 3* BB 10- 4 Auckland: 1- 1 2- 4 3- 2 4- 4 5- 5 6- 3 7- 7 8- 4 9- 6* BB Many thanks
  14. HAPPY!!! Riiiiiiight! I tell you what, if Happy fails to get his picks in, it'll be: "No good, no good, no good!!"
  15. Addington 4 Feb (Thursday) 1- 13 2- 2 3- 4 4- 9* BB 5- 11 6- 5 7- 7 8- 5 9- 4 10- 3 Many thanks.
  16. Fully recovered, fighting fit now, thanks mate.
  17. Dead right. Ellie Barron and Ricky May another example.
  18. I wasn't specifically refering to Jones and Spicer helping out Anderson, when I wrote this. Nothing against those two gentlemen, but I was more thinking about the everyday people, like the owners, stable hands, trackwork riders, strappers, trainers, drivers, jockeys, vets, etc.
  19. Canterbury mornings with Chris Lynch on Newstalk ZB also covered this story. The angle was when should people be given a second chance, and when should they not. Without wanting to state the obvious, it really wasn't a good look for harness racing. But one can only hope the audience tuning into Chris' show that day, realise that there are bad eggs in many different industries, fields of employment and sectors of society etc. And the majority of people in racing are hard working, down to earth people that will help others out, especially in times of need.
  20. You are not often wrong Happy, and needless to say, you were correct once again! I was a bit disappointed (4th) considering the run of the race it had. Been in and out of hospital this weekend, so I'm putting my poor performance down to a combination of that and B.N Orange. Hopefully Blair and I can bounce back next week!
  21. I'm the same Globe, with a "portfolio" of horses I follow closely; mainly in the pacing game, but a few trotters too. You are probably the same as me, where after a while you get to really know each horse; it's best traits, what it prefers, what it doesn't and which type of race (stand v mobile) and distance it is best at. The draw and driver can often play a vital role too. Race day statistics are there for all to see, and generally a good guide, but when one follows a portfolio of horses, and really follows them closely, including ontrack, watching their prelim, you get to know them pre
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