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See the All Stars have a few in tomorrow but I can't remember the last time they had runners at Motukarara. Geraldine and Methven seem to be the only grass places they go. From my experience of All Star hot favourites in low grade races on the grass it is best to tread very carefully, especially the ones driven by anyone other than Purdon or Rasmussen.

Woodend Watch sees My Mate Ben go to Matt Purvis (6.50) and Smiffy's Terror to John Dunn (3.20) The TAB have certainly not missed those 2 and who could blame them.

 

 

 

 

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Just seen a result (from NZ harness website) that said Mark was beaten by a Junior driver at Addington today in race 1. That'll wake him up for you for tomorrow ?? lol.

Sportsbet has the Addington meeting as 'Abandoned' in Australia on the websites.

They just refuse to register it (The NZ harnness meet) as a betting event. (probably bet on Hungarian volleyball though) have to wait for Mot then.

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12 hours ago, Happy Sunrise said:

See the All Stars have a few in tomorrow but I can't remember the last time they had runners at Motukarara. Geraldine and Methven seem to be the only grass places they go. From my experience of All Star hot favourites in low grade races on the grass it is best to tread very carefully, especially the ones driven by anyone other than Purdon or Rasmussen.

Woodend Watch sees My Mate Ben go to Matt Purvis (6.50) and Smiffy's Terror to John Dunn (3.20) The TAB have certainly not missed those 2 and who could blame them.

 

 

 

 

As most are their 2nd tier horses it might be a case of making hay while the sun shines. All Stars always have a good cleanout in January. Most of todays starters will be on that list especially Reverred- serial under performer by their high standards IMO

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Re Addy mentioning word cleanout has reminded me of something I heard. Its something that makes sense to me & why they would get only the top. 

Is this true or false? 

Q. That horses get broken in & then like a 1st prep or something like this. And those that under-take those duties, give feedback to Purdon. Based on that assessment he then decides if he will even take the horse on. So in other words, some horses don't even make it into barn?

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14 minutes ago, karrotsishere said:

Re Addy mentioning word cleanout has reminded me of something I heard. Its something that makes sense to me & why they would get only the top. 

Is this true or false? 

Q. That horses get broken in & then like a 1st prep or something like this. And those that under-take those duties, give feedback to Purdon. Based on that assessment he then decides if he will even take the horse on. So in other words, some horses don't even make it into barn?

Yes. Various breakers/pre trainers will ask Mark or Nat to have a sit behind what they consider to be a very good prospect. I recall an owner i know getting enthused about MP trialing one of his young horses only to be told no thanks as it might be scratching  to be in the top 8 in the stable.. Rejected. Said horse won 4 or 5 races out of a variety of stables.

Hope this helps

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17 minutes ago, karrotsishere said:

Re Addy mentioning word cleanout has reminded me of something I heard. Its something that makes sense to me & why they would get only the top. 

Is this true or false? 

Q. That horses get broken in & then like a 1st prep or something like this. And those that under-take those duties, give feedback to Purdon. Based on that assessment he then decides if he will even take the horse on. So in other words, some horses don't even make it into barn?

Close Karrots.They use a few people for  pre training and breaking in.All Stars then decide which ones have the natural ability,ring craft and breeding to make 2yos.They go into training and the others are spelled.Later in season the spelled horses are brought back into pre training and worked up to a strong enough  fitness level that any ability will show.Then some are brought into stable,some spelled again and some are sent to other stables or exported.

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https://www.odt.co.nz/star-news/star-sport/star-racing/trots-mot-big-day-planned-family-friendly-race-meeting-banks

Sounds like a nice big day out at The Mot 29th Dec which is great. 

Trots at Mot: Big day planned at family-friendly race meeting on Banks Peninsula 

Motukarara Raceway Photo: Banks Peninsula Trotting / Facebook
Motukarara Raceway Photo: Banks Peninsula Trotting / Facebook
The traditional harness racing meeting at Motukarara will go ahead under the Covid 'traffic light system' on December 29.

"We just require everyone 12 years 3 months old or over to be fully vaccinated," said Banks Peninsula Trotting Club president Cam Bray.

He said the 'Trots at Mot' will have all the features Cantabrians and holidaymakers have come to expect from a summer day at the races.

"It’ll be a top day at the races as only country harness racing can provide,” said Bray.

"As always at the Mot, the horses will be there in good numbers so competitive racing is assured on the big grass track.

"Along with the racing there’ll be plenty of fun activities happening around the course."

Bray said the kids’ favourites will also be back - including pony rides, a bouncy castle and the ever-popular vertical bungy.

A new generation of harness drivers will also be able to show their skills when the Kids Karts are in action, and the track will also be the place for the sack races and other novelty events for the young ones.

Gazebo site bookings are essential and can be made at www.iticket.co.nz/events/2021/dec/the-trot-at-mot-2021.

"There’ll be music and the usual selection of food and drink outlets," said Bray.

"In operating under Covid restrictions, we remind all those planning to attend that proof of full vaccination is a requirement for everyone eligible to receive their shots, except with an MOH exemption.

"We want people to come along, be safe and enjoy the day.

"So we ask that everyone has their vaccination passport ready for inspection at the gate and is also prepared for scanning or signing in.

"Social distancing is still a requirement and mask wearing is strongly encouraged, especially indoors."

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