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Graham Hurlstone-Jones

19th Jul 2019

At The Vaal On Mandela Day Today

Watch Fairview today and the manipulation of the TOTE.....tell me I am wrong...it does not stop. Race 4 is a cracking example.....no. 2 clear fav until after the off ( the 2 won by 5 lengths, how was Peters fav in the last at the Vaal !! ha ha ha !! gotcha ! )... Change jockeys, change tracks, change tote favs...and on and on. People are walking in their droves....( Nice information from the trainers yesterday.....pointless,they dot want you to know, the tis obvious, I wonder why ?. The TOTE is being played. How often does it get the fav wrong when it was right until the off ?? people do not put money on and watch it lose.....a lot ? perceptions and

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Annie2

19th Jul 2019

Equus 2019: Save The Date

Champion Apprentice, jockey, owner, trainer - but no Groom / no Workrider?

That's a poor

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Editor

19th Jul 2019

Language – Jock Fined

Hi Paul
Will ask Arnold Hyde
Not sure they keep the stats - but wont harm to

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Paul

19th Jul 2019

Language – Jock Fined

No problems. Clearly I too got caught by Cecil's reporting: I know nothing of the jock but I could easily believe the words used by Cecil occuring :-))

Bottom line, the press releases by NHRA are wholly inadequate to allow any reader to form a proper view (finding of guilt/appropriate penalty etc).

Mr Ed: is it possible to obtain stats of the matters where a party pleads not guilty and is actually so found (methinks a very low

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Editor

19th Jul 2019

Language – Jock Fined

Thanks for clarifying that Cecil
Didnt realise it was tongue-in-cheek
Trust Paul

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Steve Reid

19th Jul 2019

Legends Of The Fall

@ Preston, this is no new revelation and its something myself and others have been beating on for over a decade now. The asset stripping and enriching of the inner circle of the Steinhoff mob at racings expense while the sheep looked on and did nothing. The top 8 shareholders in Phumelela are ranked in shares held as follows:

1. Racing Trust - Jooste controlled
2. Kalamojo Trading - Jooste/Kantor. Kantor. Chairman of Phumelela. iNVESTEC history.
3. IHH Company - Supabets
4. Yerranzano - A plethora of the usual suspects inc, van Niekerk, Jooste, Kantor, Heide et al
5. Lotus Good Investments - Du Plessis/Jooste
6. Gride Investments - SASCOC window dressing shares received at corporatisation.
7 Dihla Investments - Malungani ex P chairman involved
8.Racing Association - no explanation needed as to who who leads them by the nose.

These top 8 and in essence, all Cabal members, hold 62.96% of Phumelela shares and as such absolute control exerted. The only good news is that they are burning and long may it

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Cecil Pienaar

19th Jul 2019

Language – Jock Fined

Hello Paul

Apologies, maybe I shouldn't have joked on this one.. I didn't really phone

But the fines and inconsistencies is genuinely a joke anyway.

So if NHA guys do read some of these comments, then Very Good.

I very seldom criticise on this platform

Have a Good Day.

Rgds
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Wayne Fouche

19th Jul 2019

Fairview Surface Switch

I posted a comment before this load of horse manure was printed.. I hope that the people running PE racing go down with the P

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Paul

19th Jul 2019

Language – Jock Fined

Thank you for clarifying Mr

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Editor

19th Jul 2019

Language – Jock Fined

Paul, if he can't settle in full and chooses to try and negotiate an agreement to pay fine off, he can

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Editor

19th Jul 2019

Who Rides The Rainbow?

There was plenty of hype about True To Life last time, Cameron.
Moved up smoothly - didn't find much.
Watch here:
https://youtu.be/wkaY0NoTfg8?t=52

Now drawn 1 over 200m further - Marcus keeps ride.
Leaving that

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Brendon

19th Jul 2019

Legends Of The Fall

An entire industry is held to ransom by the various captains (of silos) who have no regrets nor concern for what tomorrow holds for the industry. The captains will continue enjoying their ride on the gravy train and extracting massive salaries for their basic administrative contribution to the industry.

So, if the CEO is a hospital pass holder and lacks the leadership that the industry demands today for its survival, then why is the board of directors of Phumelela not acting with a degree of decisiveness to lead the industry? Or is the board of directors also a holder of a similar pass?

Evidently, this is a sad state of affairs and those responsible for the perpetual muddle are masquerading as saviours of the industry when in fact they are unable to save themselves from themselves.

Does the board of Phumelela and the executive management accept:

1) That they are deficient insofar as they currently have no "leader with vision, competency and a clean blank sheet"; and

2) Their responsibility for the desperate state that the industry finds itself in and agree that the industry" is desperately needed to restructure the model and unify the industry"

If so, what can you offer they industry other than resignations which are long overdue and will be most welcome by

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Editor

19th Jul 2019

Moodley’s Double Crop Strike

Is your info up to date?
The amount of times a jockey's whip can be used is seven times in Flat races and eight in races over jumps.
A maximum of five strokes can be administered in the 200m or from the final

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Editor

19th Jul 2019

Eight Races At Fairview Today

Please be advised that a final announcement, with regard to whether today's Fairview meeting scheduled for Turf will be moved to Poly, will be made at 10:00am. Regards, Luciano

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Ashleigh

19th Jul 2019

Moodley’s Double Crop Strike

In the UK only 5 crop strikes are allowed. That's less than half of the 12 allowed in South Africa. You have not mentioned that even once in this article. I find that quite bizarre. Why would you leave such a critical piece of information out of an article of this nature? It's intrinsic to the context of what Johnston is saying. He is also blatantly saying that the whip is only used to frighten the horse into a flight response, which sounds more than just a little bit cruel. Beat the horse with a stick to scare it into running? Yeah that's a great image for racing to encourage new investors and

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Wayne Fouche

19th Jul 2019

Eight Races At Fairview Today

Good morning!! We have had a spit and a spot of rain (so far just short of 5mm on my rain gauge) so I wait with bated breath for the geniuses who try to run racing in this part of the world to move to poly.

Do they have a qualified course manager?

Forecast is for 9.9 mm in total stopping around 11 am and starting again at about 4 pm. So come on guys take out your marbles and race on the

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Cameron James

19th Jul 2019

Who Rides The Rainbow?

Thanks Cecil.

If you box the exacta, Cockney Pride and Gabor, a very decent bet. For me there's nothing else that can win this race except the above 2.

Wactched the replay of her win at Scottsville, to quicken like that over a sprint distance and geared down. Special....

Draw won't be a factor, she will be dropped out and run on strongly. Watch the 1400m replay on July day, it wasn't a punishing ride, won easier than the margin

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Paul

19th Jul 2019

Language – Jock Fined

If I understand correctly, the jock cannot ride whilst the fine remains outstanding?

Whilst accepting that this is a repeat offence and the pc police are exorcised, the fine appears harsh: basically for use of the f-word (it seems clear that the jock was responding to the trainer's disparaging description of the ride: as an aside, it is ok for the trainer to say the jock rode the horse like his g... - but the jock must not respond in kind?).

Mr Pienaar: many thanks for taking the trouble to ascertain and convey the jock's side of things. The NHRA reports most often are wholly insufficient to form any proper

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Cecil Pienaar

19th Jul 2019

Who Rides The Rainbow?

Morning Cameron

Man, great minds think alike, you'll see an SOS call elsewhere for help,

And I like your early fancies.

I really fancy Cockney Pride, bad draw or not, Craig Zackey was excited in an interview last week with Deez on this one.

My other fancy is Sunshine Silk, I will be surprised if a top weight win it.

Anyways, have a great day, by Monday all fields will be

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