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Lawrence Dey

25th March 2019

Laff’s Moon Landing

What was going on in the 9th at Greyville yesterday? It was a mystery!!! Palace Mystery was 35/1 fixed odds and the Tote Favourite some 10 minutes before the off!! Then he was scratched. Lawrence

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Editor

25th March 2019

The Big Guns Hit Durban

That could be argued Hilton
Usually the CEO is interviewed on Winning Ways and then we use that as the platform for

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hilton witz

25th March 2019

The Big Guns Hit Durban

Surely the gold circle results should have a thread on its own or are they not

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Barry Irwin

25th March 2019

Call To Scrap Barrier Trials

Barrier trials were in vogue in America 40 years ago. They ostensibly were used by horsemen to give their horses some experience before they ran. But sometimes horses "ran in on them" and spoiled a betting coup, so they stopped them. Racing worldwide is an insiders' game. Only when it is truly run for the good of all will the game have any chance to regain its former glory. Treating punters like rubes only serves to alienate

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WILLIAM MILKOVITCH

24th March 2019

Today: Snaiths Start Campaign On East Coast

I injured my knee in 2015 when accelerating to the fridge.

I made a remarkable recovery and 2 days later kept my balance to polish off the granadilla fridge

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Rikesh

24th March 2019

Call To Scrap Barrier Trials

The irony of all these well made comments supporting the abolishment of barrier trials is that the so called “powers to be” remain notably silent. Instead they continue to postulate an obligation of a barrier that’s well publicized as simply a means to an end for the marketing hard to sell or spec horses, by a handful of trainers. That’s a selfish motivation considering that no more than 4 or 5 conditioners support the unenviable obligatory barriers! The trainers should take a stand and with the permission of owners, boycott any future nominations pending a resolution to this farce. Transparency has always been quoted as the name of the game. Accordingly, the majority should have a say in what’s best for all

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Editor

24th March 2019

Today: Snaiths Start Campaign On East Coast

Injured 20 July 2018 - missed first six weeks and only started riding this season in mid September
Represented SA in Singapore at end September
Currently 129 winners...15,5% win strike rate ...3rd in country
Not looking good,

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Rian

24th March 2019

Today: Snaiths Start Campaign On East Coast

Jason had a nice ride, and pleased for him,
I have been watching Hewitsons rides lately and doesnt look

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Swift and Bold

24th March 2019

Should PE Be Closed To Cape Raiders?

It’s cherry picking for the cape trainers to raid PE with a superior horse and they know exactly what they doing when they nominate.

If a cape trainer raids PE, a rule must be put in place by raising the mr by 8 points that adds up to about 4 lenths that should equal the playing field.

Most of these cape raiders are superior to the PE horses by 4 to 5 lengths that should sort out the superior horses raiding PE.

Cape horses that haven’t got the ability to race in the cape let them stay in PE with a PE trainer.

Then you get the people saying what about the owner......yes they are right.....what about the PE owner. THEY HAVE TO PAY TRAINING FEES AS WELL.

Problem

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WILLIAM MILKOVITCH

24th March 2019

Punting Annoyances – What’s Your Favourite?

Crikey Ian, my sentiments as well.

What I've gathered is that all these annoyances listed/mentioned by the various bloggers are so common and frequent. There is consensus.

Footnote - I'm so tried of hearing about the prawns, chips and that bloodly fabulous sauce ....my God, yes there's something called Ocean Basket, Phumelela !

So top management at Tellytrack force their presenters to push the sauce, on

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WILLIAM MILKOVITCH

24th March 2019

Today: Snaiths Start Campaign On East Coast

Well done Mr Jason Gates ! .... for keeping your balance in those last few strides on Imperial Royal

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beatle

24th March 2019

Bernie’s World Cup Warm-Up

But Durbanville has a lot more history than Dubai - how long Dubai maybe 25 years racing history - got money but no

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IAN

24th March 2019

Punting Annoyances – What’s Your Favourite?

1. Taking a bet on overseas racing, watching that race until the final few furlongs, then cut-off & missing the finish due to having to watch horses in the parade ring in SA.
2. No need to read local tipsters' tips - just check the betting. They regularly pick the first 3 favourites - in that order!
3. On the same subject, does anyone take notice of the tips on the "Free Tab sheets"? It's a monotonous Fav, 2nd fav, 3rd fav race after race. Presumably someone is getting paid for this....
4. Continuous Betting World adverts on TT. Are Betting World the controlling force behind TT ?
5. Presenters & tipsters (???) wearing different logo'd shirts, depending upon which bookie is sponsoring the show. Presumably also on the

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Stephen

24th March 2019

Once A Year Punter Gets Lucky

Shaheen was annoying, sounding like a stuck record and crying like a baby when Man U lost.I'am glad they got rid of the

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WILLIAM MILKOVITCH

23rd March 2019

Durbanville – Late Start Today

Race 3 - Why didn't they all just walk home

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Perdrau Stable

23rd March 2019

Zechner And David Carry SA Flag

www.perdraustable.com has training video and

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Donald

23rd March 2019

Call To Scrap Barrier Trials

Barrier trials serve no purpose , what is the point of only having them in K.Z.N. and the rest of S.A. owners & trainers do not have this obligation foisted upon them - that in itself is illogical as N.H.A. is responsible for governance of horse racing in the entire country

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James George

23rd March 2019

Woodruff First-Timer Can Be Competitive Today

We were so getting used to these type of first timer comments from the de Kock. stable
MATTHEW DE KOCK FOR MIKE DE KOCK
Race 1 – MUSTAAQEEM (8): He has been showing good track work and we expect him to go close provided he is not too green.
So its disappointing to start getting---Race 8 number 1 GHAALLA M F De Kock: No comment given --- from this stable
especially because this horse is priced up at

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Graham

23rd March 2019

Holiday High Five For Lerena

Punters smiling ? more like relieved after only 30+_ tickets winning in the last week except for the pennies pay outs at Durbanville and Fairview, Its relief not smiles. The racing still managed to get the 20/1 shot with the all the favs although I have no idea how that horse was 20/1 ? ( the bomb dropped !! terribletrack love it !! ) When you do win the P6 its pennies because you are chasing the BOMB. I have won 3 P6 in the last 4 weeks at a loss of hundreds chasing the lottery 1% .....That big debate on the P6 was for show I presume.....all the chat about how to improve the punters chances ? another waste of time and energy to make the powers that be seem legitimate. They love the carry overs, it looks great in the offices of back slapping agenda driven authorities who are still looking after their own narrow interests......Why the debate on the P6 ? why the obvious lack of interest to improve the exotics ? It was all distraction.....a bit of a con, a false narrative....oh yes the roulette of course !!....the usual thing like the barrier trials put in for the punter only to be manipulated to suit a few individuals who are out to pull a fast one...but thats ok like all the other things that go on an a daily basis, the show goes on.....Well done Gavin. Lets see how the lottery oops the P6 goes this weekend at 3 different venues like last weekend, feast or famine...How are those numbers doing ? take the carryovers away and the P6 are small pots now....excellent, great...(click here to view the rest of this comment)

Graham Hurlstone-Jones

23rd March 2019

Punting Annoyances – What’s Your Favourite?

The P6 debate was false flag....they have no intention of improving punters chances, it was all a big PR stunt. The back slapping authorities have to have the carryovers to hide the massive drop in P6 pots. The last week only 30 + winners except for two meets that paid pennies so when you do catch it, its pennies. Its lottery as the results attest to.....good luck with the smaller pots....it s going the same way as the lottery because people perceive the manipulation.....The barrier trials was the latest punter friendly thing to do or so we thought but guess what, its been manipulated to rip us off and look after a few individuals.....but all is good, no

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