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Offline specialweek

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« 2011-Aug-11, 08:42 PM Reply #50 »
must be suspended was at the track riding work this morning so not injured
He isn't on the current suspended list.

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« 2011-Aug-11, 09:24 PM Reply #51 »
Thanks for that he must be recharging the batteries, I was hoping Snowden might use him in either Syd or Melb when Maca chooses where he wants to ride. Anyway Mr Browne have a good break form racing and wish you all the best for the future.

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« 2011-Aug-11, 09:30 PM Reply #52 »
I see he is riding again on Sunday at the Sunshine Coast.

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« 2011-Sep-10, 03:05 PM Reply #53 »
just gave them a riding lesson in Melb  :yes:

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« 2011-Sep-10, 03:11 PM Reply #54 »
What a farkin Champion well done Browny.

Get over this way if you want a good feed of Muddies

You Sir are a Legend

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« 2011-Sep-10, 05:00 PM Reply #55 »
Browny Wahoo

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« 2011-Sep-10, 05:01 PM Reply #56 »
Good day for the good guys  :biggrin:   emthup

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« 2011-Sep-10, 10:17 PM Reply #57 »
What do you say about this bloke?

I hate giving too much credit to jockeys so Mr Heathcote has to get a big    emthup
, but Damian IS  as good a jockey as you will find

He is a FREAK!!

Rumpelstiltskin

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« 2011-Sep-11, 08:12 AM Reply #58 »
c/o racenet
Browne's double soured by Moonee Valley suspension
Brad Waters
Saturday, 10 September 2011

Moonee Valley stewards have put a dent in Queensland jockey Damian Browne's winning day by suspending him for careless riding.

Browne shared the Moonee Valley riding honours with premier jockey Luke Nolen after partnering Buffering to a win in the Group III McEwen Stakes (1000m) before winning the day's final race, the Become a MVRC Member Handicap (1200m) on Woorim.

Stewards charged Browne with careless riding after alleging he allowed Buffering to shift in at the 700-metre mark of the McEwen Stakes, causing interference to the Clarry Conners-trained Satin Shoes.

Browne pleaded guilty to the charge before stewards suspended him for 12 meetings.

Browne's suspension will start at midnight on Sunday night and end at midnight on September 23.

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« 2011-Oct-02, 11:06 AM Reply #59 »
Seemed to panic on Buffering the other night when the good horse slid up inside him. You only have a split second to make your mind up and after jumping well at a high cruising speed you cant push them again and expect anything at the finish. Great run by Buffering, not the best ride IMO.

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« 2011-Oct-02, 10:18 PM Reply #60 »
I'm not sure about the ride and the  race but I would say he eased slightly too soon - the horse couldn't have won with a 5l start but why ease when he did.

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« 2011-Oct-04, 12:45 PM Reply #61 »
2 out of 10 for me.

As mentioned elsewhere, I felt the 2nd attempt he made to head Sepoy was poor judgement.  Easy sitting in the stand, I realise, but at no stage did McEvoy look like surrendering on Sepoy.

Might have been a reasonable Plan A to head Sepoy if the lead was up for grabs.  But Plan B should have covered the likelihood that McEvoy would not hand up.

But I can find DB when he turns on the ordinary ones. :sad:


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« 2011-Oct-04, 01:24 PM Reply #62 »
I may be wrong but I think that Buffering has NEVER won when it has not led.

Sure he has led and been beaten but on those occasions he has not found the lead he has not won.

Sepoy was unknown against the older horses - fair and legitimate for mine to apply the blowtorch as much as possible - we certainly found out how good Sepoy was as a result, something that was not known before the race, at least to the extent that now seems evident.

I wonder what, if any, Damian's instructions were.  You could surmise probably the same as last start when he led 'at all costs' knocking something else over to get the front.  He hung on for a memorable victory in large measure due to the ride.

Whilst his record shows that he is probably the best horse in Queensland at present, Buffering's performances to date suggest he is not quite a Group 1 winning horse and his performance on Friday night was no different and was well within his range.

If he had simply ridden him to run a place, and in doing so was not trying to win would not that be against the rules of racing?

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« 2011-Oct-04, 03:34 PM Reply #63 »
Do the rules of racing say a horse must be ridden to win or to reach its best possible finishing position?  :chin:

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« 2011-Oct-04, 04:03 PM Reply #64 »
Swan, nothing wrong with "leading if the lead was up for grabs".  Heathcote made it public before the race the Browne would ride Buffering aggressively.

The problem, IMO, was the 2nd dig he made, when I reckon it was clear that Sepoy would not be surrendering.  After all, he was giving a star colt a few kgs.

No doubt if Browne had it over he would have parked outside Sepoy in the lead.  That would not have been contrary to previous rides, and it would not have impacted on the horse's winning chances.

Of course Buffering would never have won; but he could have run 2nd, and should have run at least 3rd, IMO.

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« 2011-Oct-04, 04:36 PM Reply #65 »
Seemed to panic on Buffering the other night when the good horse slid up inside him. You only have a split second to make your mind up and after jumping well at a high cruising speed you cant push them again and expect anything at the finish. Great run by Buffering, not the best ride IMO.

agree with DD on this, interested to know who will be on next start  :what:

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« 2011-Oct-04, 04:47 PM Reply #66 »
FFS - Surely you would not sack a jockey of Browne's quality on one run.  :unsu

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« 2011-Oct-04, 05:03 PM Reply #67 »
Wasn't the rail the place to be on Friday night at MV?  How many leaders won before the Manikato?  Maybe that played a part in Browne's thinking too.  Buffering has won numerous races with his early speed and he is a tough sprinter.  Personally it did not seem much different tactically to what happened at his previous start and I am guessing Browne was trying to win as indeed he should have.  If Browne had eased any chance of winning, however remote, would have evaporated with Sepoy basically leading untroubled in the best part of the track.  It would have been a space job I suspect.

I couldn't see much wrong with the ride at all looking at the circumstances.  Remembering too McEvoy had the ace barrier and the light weight.

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« 2011-Oct-04, 05:55 PM Reply #68 »
I couldn't see much wrong with the ride at all looking at the circumstances.  Remembering too McEvoy had the ace barrier and the light weight.

That's precisely the reason it was poor judgement to have another crack at heading Sepoy after McEvoy had signalled the lead was his.. :sad:

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« 2011-Oct-04, 06:00 PM Reply #69 »
FFS - Surely you would not sack a jockey of Browne's quality on one run.  :unsu

you only get one shot in the big ones. i believe in giving a traveling rider a go, but one only especially in Melb during the spring. there will be alot of pressure on the ride next start.

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« 2011-Oct-04, 06:13 PM Reply #70 »
That's precisely the reason it was poor judgement to have another crack at heading Sepoy after McEvoy had signalled the lead was his.. :sad:

Disagree for reasons outlined.  Needed to press to have any hope at all and it was not poor judgment IMO to persevere as taking a trail was a worse option in the circumstances I would have thought.  The barrier draw made it harder of course but on balance still the most logical option.  BTW there is no better exponent IMHO of taking a trail than D. Browne.  He ain't perfect and has ridden some bad races (fewer than most admittedly) but the two you have cited on this forum ain't among em in my view.


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« 2011-Oct-04, 06:59 PM Reply #71 »
There's no suggestion Browne should lose the ride on Buffering.  And he won't.

Swan, taking a trail was not an option.  Sitting outside Sepoy was.  Had he done so, he would have run the place.  Simple as that.

He eased when Sepoy kicked up in the first 100.  He then had a rush of blood and tried to head off Sepoy.  That's the mistake he made, IMO.

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« 2011-Oct-04, 07:03 PM Reply #72 »
I wonder if someone from the Heathcote camp may be able to confirm instructions?

It is extremely unlike Browne to overwork one early.
He usually does the opposite.


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« 2011-Oct-04, 07:30 PM Reply #73 »
Well, DJH, Heathcote made it clear they were gonna be aggressive on Buffering.  Fine with that.  But the outcome was always gonna be dependent on McEvoy's intentions.

Seems Swan's idol didn't have a Plan B.   :lol:

And I haven't forgotten Bevagna, either.  :lol:

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« 2011-Oct-04, 07:59 PM Reply #74 »
There's no suggestion Browne should lose the ride on Buffering.  And he won't.

Swan, taking a trail was not an option.  Sitting outside Sepoy was.  Had he done so, he would have run the place.  Simple as that.

He eased when Sepoy kicked up in the first 100.  He then had a rush of blood and tried to head off Sepoy.  That's the mistake he made, IMO.


I am not sure that he did ease at all looking at the replay.  He seemed to me to be scrubbing Buffering along as best he could similar to his previous start. 

Maybe, but not certainly, if things panned out the way you say he would have run a drum dd but any chance of winning however slight would have been diminished I reckon.  It would be interesting to hear what Damian's thinking was and am not convinced it was a rush of blood at all. It seems to me the evidence is ambiguous at best and non existent at worst.  In regard to a plan b Buffering is not that kind of horse if you look at his record - he needs to lead to optimise his chances of winning.

DB is not my idol at all dd but for mine easily the best rider in your neck of the woods something I have maintained well before he shot to prominence in the last year or two.  See his rides at the Gold Coast last Thursday?  Certainly had to revert to plan b on the General to get him home and his ride in the first on a roughie for Whittington was a gem.  Back all his rides for a WIN not a place and you stand a good chance of finishing in front. 

Enjoyed the discussion even though we seem to be agreeing to disagree.


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