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Pukekohe vs Avondale track conditions.


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This is interesting from LoveRacing. Bear in mind that Pukekohe was a Heavy 10 this morning.

MEETING NEWS

Avondale Track Update – 31 October

 

Around 20 horses galloped this morning (Monday) at Avondale in the presence of both an NZTR representative and the RIB. Both groups were very satisfied with how the track played. This was endorsed by senior rider Craig Grylls who suggested the track was in the Soft5 range after considerable rain over the weekend. An official penetrometer reading will be taken and provided this afternoon.

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All a bit of a joke

A premium meeting, with good stakes and good fields will be run on a known bog track, 50 minutes away at Pukekohe, probably with wholesale scratchings, when it could have been run on a reasonable track 20 minutes away in Central Auckland, with few scratchings.  That's parochialism for you.

 

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1 hour ago, Hesi said:

All a bit of a joke

A premium meeting, with good stakes and good fields will be run on a known bog track, 50 minutes away at Pukekohe, probably with wholesale scratchings, when it could have been run on a reasonable track 20 minutes away in Central Auckland, with few scratchings.  That's parochialism for you.

 

Not sure how many here have ever run a major event like Melbourne Cup day but if they wanted a guaranteed financial disaster then you try and shift the meeting to Avondale on 3 days notice. It is not turnover that underpins this type of meeting like it did back when you were wearing short pants!!!

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