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Online JWesleyHarding

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« 2020-Jun-27, 08:36 PM Reply #50 »
Geez, did you see him get stuck into Ablaze today?

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« 2020-Jun-27, 11:14 PM Reply #51 »
Gee Nemisis , Katelyn is going to start getting very jealous of your infatuation with this bloke. I think he is the luckiest bloke in the World to be riding this side of Christmas based on a few of his recent efforts . No one doubts he is top class but a few of his recent pilot jobs would arouse suspicion by any fair minded observer.

I never realized he was in love.

In France that would qualify as an acceptable excuse

https://www.bhg.com.au/johanna-chats-to-katelyn-mallyon-and-james-mcdonald

Perhaps that is why he was midfield 27 deep on Shamusu Sho that day in the Highway when he should have been at the rear of the big field. He was thinking of his beautiful partner. Why doesn't he do the right thing and marry the girl!

He should plead crime passionnel on his current charge and the stewards should let him off.   emthup

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« 2020-Jun-28, 10:41 AM Reply #52 »
Gee Nemisis , Katelyn is going to start getting very jealous of your infatuation with this bloke. I think he is the luckiest bloke in the World to be riding this side of Christmas based on a few of his recent efforts . No one doubts he is top class but a few of his recent pilot jobs would arouse suspicion by any fair minded observer.
Just a fan Gunbower....just a fan!
If Rip Van Winkle woke from his slumber and logged into the forum he could be forgiven for thinking  that James McDonald was a hooker and slaughterer of thoroughbreds.  :biggrin:

Has to be acknowledged that the Kiwi kid from Kaipaki can really ride.
Reached the top of the tree or climbed to the top of the mountain?.....Whatever?.....but that's what he has achieved and for that deserves to be applauded. :clap2:

What fair minded people want to see is 'justice served'......based on evidence.
A sleepy ride or a girlfriend who works for a bookie, while not a good look, does not warrant being rubbed out until Christmas.
He has either hooked Threeood or he hasn't......it's one or the other!.....charging him with basically not hitting the filly hard enough in this day and age is ridiculous.
Every bet is a transaction and can be traced.....if there is some evidence out there then Stewards need to go and find it and produce it.

Until then....Go J Mac!

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« 2020-Jun-28, 07:04 PM Reply #53 »


.......... thank you Nemisis......as I said............


..........a leading jockey (or judge) cannot be 'done' for a riding offense ..........unless the never-monitored and never-investigated betting (and bedding) suggests otherwise.





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« 2020-Jul-03, 06:54 PM Reply #54 »
Appeal today, suspension reduced from 3 weeks to 7 days,

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« 2020-Jul-03, 08:30 PM Reply #55 »
Unbelievable .Stewards Today are basically PR officers for the TAB Machine. If  any Steward who has the b---- to  ask any difficult question he/she  will be eventually  hounded out of their positions. That is why they just shut up. They have families , mortgages etc. If you push the envelope and start questioning some little thief then it will be the Steward  who brings Racing into disrepute. Or that is how the so called Integrity machine works. Before the Industry was allowed to own and control its own media, life was hugely different. Check  it out with fellows like KC in Sydney. Why do they hound the small , minor (easy targets)rather than the big fish -much easier and no one cares or is interested. And guess what; it actually looks like they are doing the job they are paid for.

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« 2020-Jul-03, 08:36 PM Reply #56 »
Gunbower the stewards do not decide appeals.

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« 2020-Aug-15, 01:00 AM Reply #57 »
Geez let's not rush in releasing the reasons for varying the penalty on Threeood

Date of Hearing: 3 July 2020
Date of orders: 3 July 2020
Date of Reasons: 7 August 2020

10. As with so many riding appeals, the best evidence is the film of the race. Two things stand out
to the Panel:

(a) The appellant’s ride on Threeood lacked the vigour he showed in other races in this
meeting.

(b) Whatever could be said of the Appellant’s ride from the 300m to the 100m, the Appellant
did switch off at the 100m. In fact, the mare gaining some ground from the placegetters in
the last 100m appears to have surprised the Appellant, who started to ride with real vigour
in the last 30 or so metres of the race.

11. Accordingly, the Panel is of the view that a breach of the Rule is established. However, aside
from there obviously being no intent or dishonesty involved, the Panel is of the view that the
Appellant’s breach is well short of the more serious breaches of this rule
. The appellant’s ride
did not cost the horse a place in the first four, and she did look at one stage as though she was
going to run near last. The ride was a lapse in judgement, in circumstances where the
Appellant appears to have been lulled into thinking his horse was travelling worse than she
was, particularly in the last 100m, or at least that she would not pick up in the manner she did
in the last 100m or so. While we would therefore uphold the finding of breach of the rule, we
consider the three-week suspension imposed should be set aside, and in lieu of that penalty
we impose a suspension from 5 July 2020, to 12 July 2020 (on which day the appellant may ride).


https://www.racingnsw.com.au/wp-content/uploads/McDonald-7-August-2020.pdf

Online JWesleyHarding

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« 2020-Oct-03, 02:22 PM Reply #58 »
Wow
Winner of the first four races today.

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« 2020-Oct-03, 02:39 PM Reply #59 »
Next two rides are odds on shots.

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« 2020-Oct-03, 03:09 PM Reply #60 »
Wow
Winner of the first four races today.
You fixed him

Online JWesleyHarding

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« 2020-Oct-03, 03:34 PM Reply #61 »
Seems so.

 :sad:

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« 2020-Nov-03, 05:33 PM Reply #62 »
I backed Finche in The Cup.

Was counting the cash on the turn. A peach of a ride imo

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« 2020-Nov-03, 05:53 PM Reply #63 »
So did I and agree with you re the ride

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« 2020-Nov-03, 09:05 PM Reply #64 »
So did I and agree with you re the ride

Wish Waller put him on the stable mate  :sad:

More than 15 lengths off the lead at the 1000m mark ends up being beaten 3.85 lengths behind same leader. That is some effort to make up that ground.

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« 2020-Nov-04, 07:15 AM Reply #65 »
Wish Waller put him on the stable mate  :sad:

More than 15 lengths off the lead at the 1000m mark ends up being beaten 3.85 lengths behind same leader. That is some effort to make up that ground.

Good friends of my wife are in the ownership, she came home from work yesterday having totally forgot the Cup was on  :shrug: and as the news played the Cup she said "Oh, how'd Elle go?"

I just pointed at the screen and said that's her in the red out wide coming from the next suburb rocketed home into 7th, you can't win from that far back  :shutup:
« Last Edit: 2020-Nov-04, 09:19 AM by Gintara »

Offline nemisis

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« 2020-Nov-04, 07:59 AM Reply #66 »
James did give up a pretty good position 2 wide and 3 back early to get out after the pacemaker.
You can't help but wonder about the motive.......was he giving his own mount every chance or just ensuring there was no loafing for the more fancied stablemate? :chin:

Anyway we all want decent pace in races.........hats off to the winner......that was a huge effort.....3:17.34secs.

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« 2020-Nov-04, 09:22 AM Reply #67 »


Anyway we all want decent pace in races.........hats off to the winner......that was a huge effort.....3:17.34secs.


Can't argue with any of that. Bold ride and beautifully rated in front.



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