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MICHAEL AZZIE

20th November 2018

Snaith Defies Norms

Cudos to Justin, and to the Stippendary board in Cape Town as well as the vet for making the correct decision
I have been on about this for some time now
I will jus give one example
Mystery Guest trained by DOUG CAMBELL
she bolted the course the caught her at the loading ramp for the horse boxes.
She ran and won the fillies Guineas by a huge

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pottie

19th November 2018

First Runner For Cape Stalwart

Glad peter is going to get his chance wish him all the

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freeracer01

19th November 2018

Why Do We Complicate Matters?

Karel, FB and Twitter.. a variety of

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perd

19th November 2018

Parliament Tells Trainers To Organise Themselves

the current" parliament" couldnt run bath

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Niran Pillay

19th November 2018

Why Do We Complicate Matters?

There are shows on tellytrack that offer trainers and jockey comments, under starters orders and track side, one needs to understand that it is difficult to get comments from every yard and this is due to trainers also having a busy schedule and employees at tellytrack etc having limited resources and time to reach every trainer, perhaps the most amicable solution is to get comments from the connections of the fancied runners #just

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Pops

19th November 2018

Parliament Tells Trainers To Organise Themselves

What about the poor half cousin,Gold Circle?Are they now run by Phumelela Gaming and Leisure

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Brian

19th November 2018

Jockey Declaration Under Investigation

Wow Thys!

You're definitely in the wrong game then. With all due respect you made that statement without your brain being in gear and it's a story I hear every time someone finds out I follow horse racing.

The idiot always say, " the jockeys pull the horses". Amazingly though they say iit as if they are the are the final and absolute authority on horse racing. Other idiots say, "you must always bet on the grey".

I don't know where you live Thys but make a point of going to a training centre. See how hard those guys work. Then get the best breakfast you'll ever have.

Then Thys, make an informed statement.

Yes, jockeys make mistakes. Yes the fall asleep on horses, yes it looks like they've done it purposely, yes it makes one see red because its money down the drain.

But then get out the game if you really feel it's dishonest.

Do I think the stipes could do better. Most definitely.

Take Mr Hewitson on Le Grand Rouge last Friday at Fairview. He is the current champion so believe me Thys, he didn't become champion through pulling horses. He became champion through WINNING!!!!

In my view he didn't even try in that race. BUT! Here's what I don't know. What his instructions were. I wasn't on the horse so maybe he felt something amiss. Maybe he did fall asleep?

If I was the owner of the horse I would be asking serious questions of the Trainer and the Jockey.

If I was the stipe, I would be asking even...(click here to view the rest of this comment)

Garrick Bergh

19th November 2018

Make The Rules Clearer

My respect for this trainer has just ratcheted up a few notches based on his comments although I cannot help but notice that he does also regularly engage some of the leading panel beaters on horses from his yard.

It cannot be claimed that a thoroughbred racehorse has a particularly pleasant life : Cooped up in their boxes for about 23 hours per day.
Far too many prematurely put under pressure as juveniles ( Ready To Run Sale anybody?).
Flogged (correction : 'guided') for trying their best.
Usually 'retired' (read : discarded) as physically impaired or broken individuals. And then on to the next one...........

Anything that improves their lot has my unconditional support. So let's see some changes.

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Thys

19th November 2018

Jockey Declaration Under Investigation

How many times does the stipes get it right and how does two or three stipes watch 17 horses or jockeys in a race. How many top trainers inject there horses like Peter did now again just after his suspension was lifted. I took doubles and triples in races and was waiting for the last one to win then suddenly I have a betting company phoning me asking if they can buy some of my bet back. If they have my number and they have everything on there computer how much they will loose who says they don't have the trainers numbers also to phone them and offer them money to pull a horse in return for money. Just saying everything is

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Editor

19th November 2018

Where Are Our Lady Jockeys?

Nice to hear from you

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Jay August (@JayPeg19)

19th November 2018

Why Do We Complicate Matters?

I do not rely on comments from trainers. I do this specifically because they either overstate or understate their chances and quite frankly they have no idea how really good or how well their horses will run. At best they are only guessing and at worse misinforming., Barrier trials seem now to have issues so it's debatable what they show us..

The only addition to the punting realm we need is sectionals as only this will add real value and less subjectivity to handicapping. You need serious handicappers talking on Tellytrack not the nonsense we have at present. You only have to have the sound on on Tellytrack during the weekday to realise that they are catering for the casino mentality, not the serious punter.

I suspect that Gold Circle and Phumelela have decided that it is in their best interests to foster this casino mentality and downplay the aspects of handicapping that offers more insight. Perhaps their target market does not understand handicapping and only wants to bet on "colours" and

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Melishini Kuppuswami (nee Pillay)

19th November 2018

Where Are Our Lady Jockeys?

Just for the record.... I'm not a preacher, I just love the Lord and chose to serve Him in full time ministry. I love riding horses but lets be honest, i wasnt very good at racing them lol... The speed, adrenaline and power underneath me still leaves me with goosebumps. Thoroughly enjoyed my season but there was a point one day I had a question on my heart.... Was I born to ride horses and then die? I asked for direction because I wanted to live my life with a purpose and the answer led me to a life outside of horse racing. Everyone has a purpose - mine was not racing. I speak for myself here and not women in general. Everyone is different and is gifted differently. Horse racing is something you need to be gifted in and have an absolute passion

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Ian Jayes

19th November 2018

Make The Rules Clearer

We must race humanely and ethically, this includes the use of the whip, the use of drugs and the handling of the horses. If we cannot do so, then the sooner we stop racing horses the

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Editor

19th November 2018

Why Do We Complicate Matters?

Some punters also only have access to print

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karel

19th November 2018

Why Do We Complicate Matters?

".. all over social media .." - like where? It would help if you could be more

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freeracer01

19th November 2018

Why Do We Complicate Matters?

A full interview package featuring Sean Tarry, Mathew de Kock and Adam Azzie's comments was all over social media on Saturday

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Robert

18th November 2018

Newsflash – Tellytrack.Com

Hi Chris is the soccer info shown on the clean

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Aropax

18th November 2018

Jockey Declaration Under Investigation

Thys You definitely new to the game ... Betting companies sponsering jocks or trainers is in no way going to influence trainers or jockey to pull up horses as you it .. Taping of their phone is illegal and not just that . If the trainer or jock was going to do that they don't need their phones tapped .. It's easy enough any other way . Realise one thing you can't bet on races thinking the worst all the time . Tapping of ph... Pulling horses. If you don't like what you think may happen stay away from punting simple . .. And let me tell you.. Everyone thinks it's so easy to just pull a horse .. What are stripes for ?? Don't believe everything you hear or think may happen 99 percent it's not true ... Enjoy the game for fun.. If you betting big and start thinking jocks and trainers are into sculdugery mist of the time Stay away save your

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Chris Swart

18th November 2018

Newsflash – Tellytrack.Com

Betfair closes immediately after the race.
The clean feed includes trainer interviews prerace and post race which are deemed irrelevant in terms of transparency to the public on the main channel.

Instead we're subjected to the opinion of soccer "pundits" when in all honesty they should have their own channel.
It's like interrupting a Springbok test build up or review with the opinion of parties about a football match between sides in Eastern Europe.

While everyone appreciates the enormous interest and income generated by soccer betting, it has no place on a dedicated horseracing

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Thys

18th November 2018

Jockey Declaration Under Investigation

I am also playing horses and new in the game what I cantc understand is how jockeys trainers and some owner been sponsor by betting companies. I love to see someone investigating or some trainers phones been tap to see if some betting companies or people that work for betting companies phoning trainers to pull some horses up because they will loose to much money if horse or horses

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