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1 hour ago, Happy Sunrise said:

Hopeless.

Grass racing reliant on methven and the mot in the future is fraught with danger for the code 

Anyway, HRNZ know best. 😂

What's hopeless about it? 

Unprecedented rain fall has caused the formation of a large puddle near the winning post. Can't control the weather.

What you can control is timing. And RIU, the Club and HRNZ have let their participants down once again by waiting so long to make a decision that could have been made at 8am this morning, or even  yesterday. 

Why is reliance on just Methven and Mot fraught with danger? Is there not danger should they use Rangiora as the premier grass track or any other grass venue for that matter?

 

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18 minutes ago, Got the Trots said:

What's hopeless about it? 

For a start, no back up plan.

Methven has moved to Ashburton. Grass tracks should have an alternative grass or all weather venue. 

20 minutes ago, Got the Trots said:

What you can control is timing. And RIU, the Club and HRNZ have let their participants down once again by waiting so long to make a decision that could have been made at 8am this morning, or even  yesterday. 

Yesterday on trackside Matt Cross said he had been informed the track was good to go. Then, this morning there is a 6m pool of water on the home straight but it takes till after 10 to tell everybody. If it rained that much overnight surely someone would have been concerned enough to go and have a look early enough. At least then, they could have informed participants much earlier. 

23 minutes ago, Got the Trots said:

Why is reliance on just Methven and Mot fraught with danger? Is there not danger should they use Rangiora as the premier grass track or any other grass venue for that matter?

 

They want Rangiora sold off don't they to collect the $$$.

Geraldine is consigned to history after two more meetings.  Both Methven (can't handle too much use as seen by the self limiting number of meetings they give themselves) and Motukarara (can be a bog)

I am not sure where grass workouts and trials will be held if the weather is bad in the future. I doubt a horse will set foot on the grass at Motukarara before its next meeting in 2 weeks. Now that it is sodden, what happens if the weather in the preceding week to Akaroa is poor? Another cancellation? 

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24 minutes ago, Happy Sunrise said:

Yesterday on trackside Matt Cross said he had been informed the track was good to go. Then, this morning there is a 6m pool of water on the home straight but it takes till after 10 to tell everybody. If it rained that much overnight surely someone would have been concerned enough to go and have a look early enough. At least then, they could have informed participants much earlier. 

On the money Happy

The comment by Matt Cross made little sense at the time. Was someone taking the piss giving him that information.

Claims it was mowed yesterday LOL

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20 hours ago, Got the Trots said:

Unprecedented rain fall has caused the formation of a large puddle near the winning post. Can't control the weather.

You are right, the weather is uncontrollable. It is what it is. 

However, they need to have their processes in place where they are seen to be responding properly. It all just seems so amateurish when it is the livelihood of so many people.

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