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Editor

11th December 2018

This Was Breathtaking!

Hi Hogan
We felt it was a meaningless subjective opinion in the scheme of things of a great moment
Interpreting body language should best be left to the

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jessy naidoo

11th December 2018

Oom Bill Hits Jackpot – And More!

Well done oom Bill looking forward to next

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alan

10th December 2018

NHA Refute Suggestions Of Weight Cover Up

Jocks have been pushing the scales for years in ct one just has to ask some of the retired jockeys.Gavin Howes can testify to this as he was caught under weight. the overweight should have been declared if this story is

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Hogan Govindsamy

10th December 2018

This Was Breathtaking!

Mr Editor - you obviously feel my comment on the interaction between Messrs Anton and Braam was not justified.I humbly suggest you view the after race footage and decide for yourself.What was so wrong with what I said - you are obviously in control and can choose what comments to publish or in this case not to.I just feel it was something strange to have witnessed especially after such an exhilarating race ,that interaction soured it a little for me,that's

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Roderick Mattheyse

10th December 2018

NHA Refute Suggestions Of Weight Cover Up

third time lucky....

The NHA track record is that they do not have my implicit trust - wrong horses run, wrong horses run and win, urine samples go missing, don't know whether they have quorums for annual meetings, declare they received R34,4 m from Phumelela when Phumelela says they paid R36,3m. A wise person told me trust is good but evidence is better.

Does Sporting post have unfettered access to the actual weigh in weights. A potential swing of 1,5kgs in terms of the tollerrence allowed is quite crucial in deriving

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Sergen govender

10th December 2018

This Was Breathtaking!

Legal days are over. The race was run to suit legal. Do it again will smash legal if they meet

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Steve Reid

10th December 2018

NHA Refute Suggestions Of Weight Cover Up

Karel you really have to calm down, at your age this aggression is not becoming. Be nice. Roderick can be sensitive and becomes prone to hyper-sarcasm should he be picked on.

There are only two scenarios in play here. The boy weighed in overweight and returned 0,5kg overweight, or he weighed in at the correct weight and returned 0,5kg overweight. If the jockey had been wasting for the ride and did the weight, and then drank a litre or so of water before the start, then the second scenario is possible. If he did weigh in overweight, I believe this information should have been disseminated to the betting public before the parade.

The question must also be asked whether wasting should be encouraged as was probably the case here. If connections knowingly engage a boy who cannot ride the allocated weight, then surely the weight should be adjusted

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Russell

10th December 2018

Summer Loving!

Go Bartie you biscuit. What a jockey. Who could forget him winning the S A Invitation Stakes on MAIN MAN for Jean Hemming in the mud at Scottsville back in the eighties. I also remember him winning on THE RUTLAND ARMS (by Royal Perogative out of Mildenhall) one Saturday afternoon at Turffontein. The horse was about 9/10 and he held on to win by a s-hd from the 20/1 shot BIG BENTLEY owned by the Liquorish brothers. Bartie Leisher, a living legend - I wish him and his new bride all the luck in the

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karel

10th December 2018

NHA Refute Suggestions Of Weight Cover Up

Can you elaborate? Your statement is a bit

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karel

10th December 2018

This Was Breathtaking!

Dream

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karel

10th December 2018

NHA Refute Suggestions Of Weight Cover Up

Why would you not believe it? Clerk of scales records are computerised and can be checked at any time without any problem. You have an issue with

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Roderick Mattheyse

10th December 2018

NHA Refute Suggestions Of Weight Cover Up

the stipes are saying there was no overweight outside of the allowed tolerances - believe it if you

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Editor

10th December 2018

Newsflash: Laff & Butcher Re-Elected

We try and vary them Ian
And did not have a file pic of Laff and Butcher together
Hope it's not too

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IAN

10th December 2018

Newsflash: Laff & Butcher Re-Elected

Just as an aside - is this the only photo of the Greyville course? Must be ancient - the poly-track hasn't even been

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Steve Reid

10th December 2018

NHA Refute Suggestions Of Weight Cover Up

Why was it not announced that the jockey had weighed out overweight PRIOR to the running of the race as is the norm when this

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Barry Irwin

10th December 2018

‘AHS Goalposts Keep Changing’ – Mike de Kock

This is exactly why experts with success in dealing with international scientists and politicians is required and not local South Africans who don't have experience in successfully achieving their

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Roderick Mattheyse

10th December 2018

NHA AGM – Deadline Today

the esteemed Mr Jayes was present - did he not notice that the membership was SHORT to ensure that there was no

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dave mollett

10th December 2018

This Was Breathtaking!

I told anyone who cared to listen - plus Business Day readers - that they should take the 7-4 about Do It Again to finish in first three being offered by World Sports Betting.
I see they changed it to two places 24 hours before the race, but by then we were on.
Whatever your view about Rainbow Bridge's performance (and websites are buzzing), one has to think Do It Again has a huge chance in the Sun

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Mikey

10th December 2018

This Was Breathtaking!

If he weighed 1/2 kg over after the race, he would have been closer to 1kg over before the race. 1/2 kg over-weight over that distance on handicapping terms, is the difference between 1st and 4th here. Can't blame the punters for growling. Great race

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gavin

10th December 2018

NHA Refute Suggestions Of Weight Cover Up

you must be joking ... you know nothing about

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