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I have to say, that this type of comment in the Herald from O'Sullivan/Scott, grates a bit.

You've had a career and lifestyle from NZ racing, just remember to support it, when it needs it.

Lots of other trainers and connections don't seem to have found it a problem, with the numbers over July

The Matamata training partnership are yet to have a raceday runner since the COVID-19 hiatus but it looks likely Tweedledee, Divine Duke and Aero De Paris will line-up at Te Rapa on Saturday.

"It's very difficult as they go in open entry races, depending on what lines up," O'Sullivan said.

"It is hard to get back racing seriously until we have got our grades again. That is why we haven't been in much of a hurry and it's a long season."

 

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cant agree Hesi ...you dont just enter horses in races for the sake of racing ...deep tracks and/or big weights arent for all horses and can increase risk of injury. Its mid-winter for goodness's sake. O'Sullivan/Scott are very good at placing their horses; patience is a virtue. Having said that, I'm told it was a bloody good galloping surface yesterday at Ruakaka trials ... 

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31 minutes ago, Maximus said:

cant agree Hesi ...you dont just enter horses in races for the sake of racing ...deep tracks and/or big weights arent for all horses and can increase risk of injury. Its mid-winter for goodness's sake. O'Sullivan/Scott are very good at placing their horses; patience is a virtue. Having said that, I'm told it was a bloody good galloping surface yesterday at Ruakaka trials ... 

Another 10 or so days Maxi and you can get your Ruakaka race fix again.

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23 minutes ago, Mardy said:

Another 10 or so days Maxi and you can get your Ruakaka race fix again.

lookin' forward to it mate! The 'powers that be' should have opted to include the best winter racing surface in the country from Day 1 post-Covid resumption. By leavig it out, they've relied on bog tracks, one of which hasn't even been able to conduct a meeting, causing Avondale to cop 2 meets in three days; and the administrators all over the place having to scramble to organise everything required - from sponsorship at next to no-notice, staff, logistics of the track/rail itself, Trackside equipment, facilities for horses etc etc.

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1 hour ago, Maximus said:

cant agree Hesi ...you dont just enter horses in races for the sake of racing ...deep tracks and/or big weights arent for all horses and can increase risk of injury. Its mid-winter for goodness's sake. O'Sullivan/Scott are very good at placing their horses; patience is a virtue. Having said that, I'm told it was a bloody good galloping surface yesterday at Ruakaka trials ... 

So if everyone took such a parochial approach, we would have struggled to put together any racing in July

Anyway, it wasn't the tracks that they were bitching about, it was the grading of races.

Perhaps they were just too busy getting their horses ready for Aus, to support the local scene

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1 hour ago, Hesi said:

So if everyone took such a parochial approach, we would have struggled to put together any racing in July

Anyway, it wasn't the tracks that they were bitching about, it was the grading of races.

Perhaps they were just too busy getting their horses ready for Aus, to support the local scene

'parochial'? They're running a business - and in the current climate every Kiwi trainer with a decent black-type winner or prospect will be wanting to race in Australia - until they close it down on account of Covid. When and where you 'kick off' a campaign for a galloper depends on many things, one of the most important being its ability to cope with wet tracks. Maybe the "O'S/S team want to wait for warmer weather, drier tracks and aren't chocker with 2yo and 3yo Spring hopefuls (whereas Te Akau/Rogerson/Pike/Marsh et al will be ...)

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5 hours ago, Maximus said:

lookin' forward to it mate! The 'powers that be' should have opted to include the best winter racing surface in the country from Day 1 post-Covid resumption. By leavig it out, they've relied on bog tracks, one of which hasn't even been able to conduct a meeting, causing Avondale to cop 2 meets in three days; and the administrators all over the place having to scramble to organise everything required - from sponsorship at next to no-notice, staff, logistics of the track/rail itself, Trackside equipment, facilities for horses etc etc.

Shame its almost as bad as visiting another country, its that bloody far away and the facilities are marginally better than Avondale.

Its in my opinion the 2nd worst shithole in NZ racing, beautiful backdrop by thats where it stops.

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20 hours ago, Maximus said:

no one seems to complain that Ruakaka-trained horses have to travel 'almost to another country' when racing at (say) Matamata or Te Aroha or Te Rapa or Pukekohe, where from July-Oct the tracks are bottomless bogs more often that not.

 

Was at Matamata on Saturday. Track was awesome. Couldn't say the same for the weather or facilities.

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