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« 2008-Nov-30, 11:35 PM Reply #50 »
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From: NineMSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 15/09/2008 9:23 AM
Looks like I will need to revise my opinion of Stubby's ride on Framous.

According to justracing, the track was 'a disgrace on the inside after 3 mls of rain. It was back to the old Eagle Farm, the way it raced'.

Can't say as I noticed myself but I wasn't looking for bias on Saturday.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 15/09/2008 9:59 AM
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From: dubbledee Sent: 15/09/2008 11:11 AM
I wouldn't be questioning your judgement, coins.  You're talking about the whiz-kid who showed us a pic of Regal Castanea "taking a gap" in the straight last week.  The fact is that Regal Castanea was 3-wide from the outset and was never inside another runner.  What a dill.  Does he actually watch the races?
 
Obviously the tips are on fire of late.  He's still telling us about tipping Hard To Catch in the Stradroke.  Buttttttttttt....they're still great value for a few hundred bucks a year.  LOL.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 15/09/2008 4:49 PM
Robert Heathcote seems to have generally settled his score with the gate gods.  He's found some nice alleys for Wednesday's Doomben meeting.
 
Shame that there's been no change for his smart mare Notre Amour in the yellow and black. She's got the mandatory 11 out of 11.

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From: muggins1936 Sent: 15/09/2008 6:41 PM
Lindsay reckoned the inside was not the place to be on Saturday  at EF .Watching replays I thought Sam's Express  was home but it stopped pretty quickly after having a handy lead maybe he found the inside going a bit of a slog.Lindsay could be right he's a fair judge imo.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 15/09/2008 6:47 PM
So whenever a horse on the inside gets beaten at EF the inside is off, eh?  Yeah, right.
 
Doesn't apply at other tracks in Australia????
 
I noted the last two winners started from 1 and stayed on the rails until they straightened, and then came around the leader to win.
 
The "experts" want it both ways.  Ya can't roll the track, but then at the end of a race meeting if jockeys think - but don't know - that the going is better out a few horses then the track should be closed down.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 16/09/2008 9:27 PM
Muggins
 
I looked at the replay again of the Secret's Untold race, and Sam's Express died on its run if you want my opinion.  Was suspect at the distance before and after the race.
 
In the last, Framous made up about 10 lengths hard against the rail.  Because he didn't make up 10 and a half lengths, the inside had to be "off".
 
 
On more important matters....the yellow and black livery fared a bit better in the draw for Ipswich on Thursday.  Sharing the Magic has drawn 8 of 15.  Wow.

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From: NineMSN NicknameMonologue9 Sent: 16/09/2008 9:57 PM
Gee dd I was always accused of being a Heathcote groupie. Surely this title belongs to you now.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 16/09/2008 10:16 PM
The assertion was put that Framous may have been better heading to the outside. It would not have got close doing that IMHO.

Framous made up many lengths when they fanned rounding the bend and Stubby stuck to the inside.

The other horse was just a fraction strong, and benefitted from a gun barrier - as forum members will know from dd's pointers, Master Illusion on is quite handy on his day, and Hammersley rides him well.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 16/09/2008 10:53 PM
Mono
 
My interest in the Heathcote runners stems mainly from the remarkable sequence of bad draws - particular for horses carrying yellow and black.
 
It was not my intention to get under you guard as No 1 card-carrying groupie.  Just like I don't mind backing Ms Taylor, but would never try to cut out gratlog.  He definitely saw her first.
 
coins
 
You're right about Master Illusion.  I shook my head when it won on Saturday.  And when I got the tape out of its previous run I shook it even harder.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 17/09/2008 9:58 AM
Can I get back to you on that one, gratlog?

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From: muggins1936 Sent: 17/09/2008 10:25 AM
From: dubbledee Sent: 16/09/2008 7:27 PM
Muggins
 
I looked at the replay again of the Secret's Untold race, and Sam's Express died on its run if you want my opinion.  Was suspect at the distance before and after the race

Dubbles 

It certainly stopped in the last 50m after it looked to have the race won.You could be right about the distance but it might have been the inside was not quite as good which made the difference.We''ll never know for sure.

 


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From: NineMSN NicknameOLD_LARSY Sent: 17/09/2008 10:32 AM
 
Gratlog,
 
Don't you realise when you have the paper folded and you're reading the bottom part, that's for the blonde chick sitting opposite you in the train?

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« 2008-Nov-30, 11:37 PM Reply #51 »
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From: dubbledee Sent: 17/09/2008 10:34 PM
Former Brisbane mare RULE BY RIGHT bolted in at Belmont today.  She paid $22!!
 
I dunno what her other two runs in Perth were like, but that sure seemed over the odds given her runs against some handy performers in Brissie.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 17/09/2008 11:26 PM
It's amazing how the luck runs for some.....
 
The La Montagna team bred (and part own) Arctic Echo. She was due to have a her first run a few weeks back but drew poorly and was scratched.  Then she accepted for a Doomben Maiden on 3/9 and drew the red box.  Scriven turned downed the ride after a less than impressive trial.  It's now history the filly won the race at $14 under a good ride from Andrew Spinks.
 
Arctic Echo now turns up at Ipswich tomorrow in a field of 17.  Again she's drawn ONE.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 18/09/2008 6:11 PM
Also interesting in that race that Brad Pengelly has his only ride at the meeting as far as I can tell on the Kelso Wood trained Classy Crystal which is a handy type on its day.

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From: NineMSN NicknameGrega9430 Sent: 18/09/2008 7:23 PM
DD, Rule by Right bled from both nostrils - 3 months.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 18/09/2008 11:14 PM
That's sad news, Grega.  Might well explain her punctuated campaigns on this side of the country.  We won't blame your westerlies.
 
At first read Arctic Moon looked something beaten at Royal Ipswich today.  Will need to take another peek but she seemed to strike trouble early and was then jammed up near the post.  She might be handy filly.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 21/09/2008 3:26 PM
Hmm...anyone know anything about jockey Tracy Dicey?

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From: the-kid Sent: 21/09/2008 4:59 PM
Apprenticed to Pat Duff


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From: dubbledee Sent: 21/09/2008 5:02 PM
Ahh, OK.  She'll get advice from Mandy. Thanks.
 
I wanna get in before gratlog registers his interest.

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From: MagiC** Sent: 21/09/2008 7:44 PM
From: dubbledee Sent: 21/09/2008 3:02 PM
Ahh, OK.  She'll get advice from Mandy. Thanks.

Advice on what DD ?


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From: dubbledee Sent: 21/09/2008 9:24 PM
On riding winners, MagiC.
 
It was a bleary-eyed Maryann Thexton who fronted up at EF yesterday to see her consistent mare My First Affair run another 2nd.
 
Maryann was just back from Sydney where she'd spent a day or two overseeing the progressed of her good 3yo CHILLED.  "At 4am this morning I was out at the track watching Chilled gallop".  Maryann reports he's on track for his first Sydney run next week.  All going well, he's then off to Melbourne.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 25/09/2008 6:29 PM
Good to see Alan Bailey recognise Jason Holder's talents, albeit with Colless riding for him in Sydney.

Holder is on the smart Woody'N'Buzz at Doomben on Saturday. Says to me the horse will be ready.

Don't think Stubby has ridden much for Bailey previously.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 26/09/2008 1:54 PM
Just a note for anyone contemplating backing Scattergun at Doomben tomorrow.
 
Please note that justjoking is the ONLY - repeat ONLY - website that will tell you what penetrometer is needed before you back Scattergun at Doomben.  Now there is a GREAT service from a genius.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 26/09/2008 2:05 PM
Wasn't even thinking about Scattergun.  Eskimo Dan is the one for me.
 
Good trainer. Good jockey = win.  The last start 6th at EF wasn't to bad.
 
 

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 26/09/2008 2:10 PM
I see that Chakvetadze is in the 4th at Toowoomba tomorrow night.
 
Probably be far too short to back , but worth watching to see if it can repeat effort from Ipswich.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 27/09/2008 8:35 AM
Yeah, gratlog will be interesting to see Chak in action again.
 
Good luck to the Thexton camp with the improving Chilled in today's Stan Fox at Rabdwick.

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« 2008-Nov-30, 11:38 PM Reply #52 »
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From: NineMSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 27/09/2008 10:19 AM
And the Bailey camp re Judge Me Not.

Bailey was interviewed on radio - while he was not overly enthusiastic re. Judge Me Not, he is confident re. the chances of both Orient Success and Woody'N'Buzz at Doomben today, especially the latter.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 27/09/2008 11:56 AM
Didn't see JMN in the field, coins.  Good luck to the Bailey stable.
 
I understand Charming Rogue is having a break and will be back for the Summer Series in Brissie.
 
Verrrrrrrrry good galloper.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 27/09/2008 12:16 PM
Interesting set of colours in the first at GC.
 
Maroon, Gold Que And Sleeves With Pale Blue Tear Drops, Gold Cap
 
I guess it's owned by a Qlder who's been transferred to NSW or Victoria.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 27/09/2008 2:30 PM
Great news for j.r.b. getting a winner with first starter Catch The Rhythm.
 
GC has been a happy hunting ground for j.r.b.
 
Time ya moved north, mate.
 
Well done!!

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From: NineMSN Nicknameracehorses1 Sent: 27/09/2008 5:26 PM
Congrats JRB ..... hope you all had heaps on
 
Good Luck with CTR

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From: j.r.b. Sent: 27/09/2008 7:55 PM
Thanks dd and racehorses.
 
My first winner as a breeder.  

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From: NineMSN Nicknamegratlog1 Sent: 28/09/2008 10:38 AM
Sad to see Mick Cox passed away.
 
Most older Brisbane race followers would remember Mick as a bit of a character and a all round good bloke.
 
I knew he was battling cancer but just heard Paul Dolan mention that he passed away.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 29/09/2008 4:01 PM
Yeah, Mick was a character, and sad to hear of his death.  I don't think Mick kicked too many goals in life, but he sure loved those dish-lickers.
 
Better news for the Kanpeki camp.  She's found box 2 for her C5 assignment at EF on Wednesday.  Definitely a winnable race for the Lion Hunter mare.  Co-incidentally, drawn right beside her, is Ciao for Now.
 
Might be a big week looming for one forumite.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 29/09/2008 5:01 PM
It seems former handy provincial galloper HEADLIGHT is now campaigning in Mt. Isa for some reason and won up there on Saturday.

STEEL LIPS, mentioned several times on this forum and as far as I know trained by Steele Ryan, is in at Bendigo on Wednesday.

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From: specialweek Sent: 29/09/2008 5:11 PM
Kanpeki, yes, CFN not owned by same but trained by same.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 30/09/2008 8:54 AM
coins, I think Mt Isa is the right place for Headlight.
 
I noticed King of the Kongo was an acceptor for Vic on Saturday, but was scratched.  I expect Fantasies Tonight is down there, too.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 30/09/2008 8:59 AM
Good to hear that Brisbane Stewards have issued a(nother) warning to jockeys regarding "excessive" use of the whip on horses with no chance of filling the placings.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 1/10/2008 11:11 PM
Glen Colless endured a frustrating 10 mins after winning Race 5 at EF today.
 
Flighty mare Atomic Huss was less than co-operative as Colless endeavoured to release the surcingle which had tightened during the race.  The Hussonet mare would not stand still and cause a lengthy delay in the "correct weight" signal as she pranced about the enclosure with Colless and Liam Birchley in hot pursuit.
 
Had they known AH's weight they could have weighed her with saddle intact then merely subtracted her body weight.  Probably something to think about for future incidents of this nature.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 2/10/2008 3:57 PM
The frustrations continue for the Heathcote stable with smart mare On the Fridge.
 
She's found barrier 17 of 18 at Doomben on Satdy.

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From: raceratepro Sent: 2/10/2008 4:08 PM
"Had they known AH's weight they could have weighed her with saddle intact then merely subtracted her body weight"
 
DD, how many kg do you think a horse loses during a race? Sorry, but I think its a bit of a stupid statement and if you think about a bit more you'd probably agree.

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« 2008-Nov-30, 11:40 PM Reply #53 »
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From: dubbledee Sent: 2/10/2008 4:39 PM
It was stupid, rrp and intended to be.
 
But we all had a laugh in the enclosure when I suggested they do that.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 2/10/2008 10:54 PM
Continued anguish with the barrier draws for Robert Heathcote and the yellow and black
 
Sharing the Magic drew 15 of 17 at Caloundra, Sunday.
 
I pity those who drew 16 and 17.
 
Better news for the Kanpeki camp.  She's found the 2.

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From: j.r.b. Sent: 2/10/2008 10:56 PM
The way Kanpeki's been going, dd, she needs all the help she can get.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 2/10/2008 10:58 PM
That won't put me off, j.r.b.
 
Sunshine State emigree Nerissa Cowell had a winner at Wyong today with Dash for Cash mare, Reigning for Cash, carrying the Funlove colourse.

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From: muggins1936 Sent: 3/10/2008 9:48 PM
According to a report in todays CM Racing Minister Andrew Fraser has agreed to meet a deputation from Toowoomba trainers keen to preserve the grass track at Clifford Park. Spokesman Darryl Gollan representing 62 trainers and 3 jockeys obviously has a lot of local support against a cushion track replacing the existing grass circuit.QRL Chairman Bob Bentley said the issue was one for the TTC not QRL and if the licensees convince the club to put the cushion track inside the course proper that would be ok .

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From: MagiC** Sent: 3/10/2008 11:57 PM
I see Rampant Lion is in the last at Melbourne ...... S Scriven another Qld'er gone down to ride, fingers crossed they both do us proud
 

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From: dubbledee Sent: 4/10/2008 10:23 AM
Best of luck to the Simplest team in The Shorts.
 
Looks an ideal race and the $15 appears good odds to me.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 5/10/2008 1:17 PM
Seemed a nice run by Rampant Lion yesterday.  He copped a hammering from Scriven, and I'd think he'll need some time off before his next outing.  Good luck to connections.  They endured a Winter that would have tested the best of us.
 
Simplest looked to have every chance in the Shorts.  I thought he'd run a drum at the 200.  Maybe the track wasn't ideal.
 
Shocking luck for connections (and punters) of My Limit yesterday at Doomben.  The promising stayer suffered a bleeding episode and will be off the scene for 3 months.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 5/10/2008 2:09 PM
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The way Kanpeki's been going, dd, she needs all the help she can get.

Comment in today's Brisbane press:

"Forget last run of Kanpeki when had no luck in town"

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From: dubbledee Sent: 5/10/2008 2:12 PM
Another lady apprentice to test us at SC today:
 
Gympie girl Ms A Badger.

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From: Delta Sent: 9/10/2008 8:25 PM
DD, the last winner at Bendigo I had down as one of your BBers.
It is not in your current list and if you did delete it than thank heavens I missed it 

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From: dubbledee Sent: 9/10/2008 8:50 PM
Delta
 
As soon as I saw your post I knew who it would be: Fantasies Tonight.
 
I mentioned it recently in a post regarding King of the Kongo, stablemate of FT and Chinchilla Rose.  Too lazy to stick her in my Racenet BB.
 
I've been dreading she'd turn up down there and WIN.  She looked pretty smart and cost me a fortune at Ipswich back July when she should have won by a street.
 
I deleted her from my Black Book when she disappeared from the local scene.  I must take a look at the replays to watch her win.
 
Thanks for spoiling my night - gone are the fantasies I had lined up.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 10/10/2008 4:16 PM
2yo first starter THE GODDESS in Race 2 tomorrow at the Farm is a half-sister to champion La Montagna.

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From: raceratepro Sent: 10/10/2008 4:41 PM
DD, your Brisbane weather, EF and GC track condition predictions for tomorrow please?

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From: NineMSN NicknameAntitab Sent: 10/10/2008 4:50 PM
Eagle Farm would have to be slow at best.
 
Looks like there is more rain coming so Heavy would be a real possibility.

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« 2008-Nov-30, 11:41 PM Reply #54 »
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From: raceratepro Sent: 10/10/2008 6:29 PM
Thanks Antitab, I thought so.

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From: Delta Sent: 10/10/2008 9:19 PM
I'm having something ew Sweet As at the Valley this evening and I expect an increase in the balance of the account.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 10/10/2008 9:40 PM
Sweet As should have gone close to beating her erstwhile stablemate at Flemington last run.
 
She'll take beating tonight.  I don't think we'll get much enticement to have a bet, though.
 
Already one ex-Qlder has won at MV tonight paying lucrative odds.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/10/2008 10:05 PM
Some of us on here will never forget the name Fat Quarters.  At Doomben back in April the mare knocked us out of a quaddie of mammoth proportions.  She beat Messiaen after getting a flukey run on the rails.
 
Well, thankfully we'll never see the name again.  She's been renamed as Dream Baby Cash.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 12/10/2008 10:22 PM
Disappointing to learn that Wednesday's winner GREENHIDE bled from both nostrils and is off for 3 months.

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From: vintage Sent: 12/10/2008 10:27 PM
I haven't noticed Danny Bougoure having a runner since he moved back to Qld but has 2 scheduled to trial on Tuesday.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 14/10/2008 3:30 PM
From the Toowoomba Chronicle:

Dates set for track conversion

October 14, 2008


By GLEN McCULLOUGH

QUEENSLAND Racing Limited (QRL) yesterday added more details to its planned replacement of the Clifford Park course proper when it outlined a timetable of events to Toowoomba industry stakeholders.

A contingent of QRL officials, several Sunshine Coast trainers and Toowoomba Turf Club representatives met with a group of full-time professional Clifford Park trainers to update them on a timeline for replacing the existing turf with the synthetic Cushion Track compound.

QRL chairman Bob Bentley led the meeting address which was attended by a large body of trainers still opposed to the track conversion.

Bentley said racing would end on the Clifford Park grass in mid-to-late February and resume in July with a gala-opening day highlighted by the delayed running of the 2009 Weetwood Handicap and Toowoomba Cup.

Twenty-two Saturday twilight meetings will be transferred to the Sunshine Coast while work takes place at the track.

Bentley said QRL would approach the Dalby & Northern Downs Jockey Club to possibly host several midweek TAB Bunya Park programs during Clifford Park's closure.

QRL is also considering a $175 float rebate for Darling Downs horses travelling to Saturday Sunshine Coast meetings and making available overnight stabling at Corbould Park is also under consideration.

Bentley conceded there remains opposition to the Cushion Track course proper installation but QRL remained committed he said to ensuring the track's racing future for all stakeholders.

"I understand there is a fair rump still against it, but I think today we might have helped change the view of some of those people,' Bentley said.

"For those who remain against it, all I can say is the decision has been made and now let's get on with it.

"Everything possible will be done to assist people while the work proceeds," Bentley said.

"Arguing and mucking around delays everything and adds to the costs.

"Some construction work, which won't affect anybody, will start before Christmas and racing will close at the completion of the light installation at Corbould Park around mid-to-late February.

"Racing will return to Clifford Park with a gala Weetwood and Toowoomba Cup day and Toowoomba will then revert to its normal schedule.'

But doubts remained yesterday amongst a group of Clifford Park trainers who are in the process of reforming the Toowoomba Trainers' Association in an effort to block the Cushion Track course-proper revamp.

"We are not against Cushion Track being installed at Clifford Park but we remain opposed to it replacing the course proper," interim association president John Dann said after attending yesterday's meeting.

"We weren't satisfied with today's meeting outcome and we will probably go back to our members next week," he said.

"No guarantees have been provided for the future of racing at Clifford Park.

"Nothing has been documented and we will now look at developing a plan of action we can take back to our members.

"It was also disappointing Bob Bentley would not apologise for referring to association members as a 'rag-tag' group of trainers."

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From: dubbledee Sent: 14/10/2008 3:57 PM
Barrier ballerina NOTRE AMOUR is back from Reform School and is set to line up in Race 7 at Doomben tomorrow.   But the bad luck continues for the yellow and black.  She's found box 13 out of 17.
 
Better outcome for promising gelding CLASSIC FORCE in Race 4  He hasn't been seen since Jan 11 at EF when he started a short-priced favourite and ran nearer last than first.  Rider Mandy Radecker incurred a lengthy suspension for her ride.  The suspension was removed on appeal.  Classic Force has found the red tomorrow, and Ms Radecker retains the ride.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamemeynink Sent: 14/10/2008 9:51 PM
Barrier Ballerina dubbledeee!
 
I trust her two barrier trials have relaxed her a little and with the No.1 jockey on (your own admission) she only has to jump to place. She will not be short on fitness!!!!!!
 
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From: NineMSN NicknameMonologue9 Sent: 14/10/2008 9:52 PM
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From: dubbledee Sent: 14/10/2008 10:03 PM
And me...and I suspect, Ascot.
 
I'm told there's a storm due to hit Dbn at 4 pm.

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"I understand there is a fair rump still against it, but I think today we might have helped change the view of some of those people,' Bentley said.

"For those who remain against it, all I can say is the decision has been made and now let's get on with it.

"Everything possible will be done to assist people while the work proceeds," Bentley said.

"Arguing and mucking around delays everything and adds to the costs.

"Some construction work, which won't affect anybody, will start before Christmas and racing will close at the completion of the light installation at Corbould Park around mid-to-late February.

"Racing will return to Clifford Park with a gala Weetwood and Toowoomba Cup day and Toowoomba will then revert to its normal schedule
 
Wonder if Bob is going to make candy floss and toffie apples for the Gala day??.
Seems the trainers never had a choice.
What kind of feild will the weetwood get run on dirt??
Are QRL going to program some open sprints running up to this date at sunny coast for sprinters to get a feel of the dirt and racing at night?? If so how much are these races going to be worth?? Why stay up late to run on dirt if the money that day is as good or better on turf. Looks like the demise of the Weetwood day from now on.
Last but not least...i really hope bob gets those toy trucks and diggers he wants for xmas so he can play in the sand in toowoomba over his xmas break doing some non affective construction work

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From: MagiC** Sent: 15/10/2008 2:45 PM
 
It's not dirt omni, it is a mix of rubber, wax, some fibrerous materials and sand.
 
Either way, so much for looking after the stakeholders that BB keeps going on about ...... 99% of trainers are fully against replacing their track with the stuff and I for one would have thought they where the Stakeholders.
 
Just makes you wonder who has the most to gain by installing these cushion tracks, else why would they be pushing so hard to install them.
 
Is somebody making some money on the side ?? 

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From: omnitrader Sent: 15/10/2008 2:48 PM
magic...sorry but old slang for it from my time working in america. they would say either a dirt or turf horse. i am well aware of its make up having ridden on the tracks over there. anyway yeah the trainers had no input eitherway...unless they just went along with it.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 15/10/2008 9:33 PM
Well, NOTRE AMOUR walked into the stalls like a lamb.  Stood there, thought for a while, then just as the starter was about to hit the button she thought she'd show how adept she is at standing on her hind legs.  Sadly she sustained a minor cut and was withdrawn (again).  At least the punters didn't lose their money, but it's shocking luck for connections.  She's reportedly headed for another stint in Rehab.  Let's hope she comes back fit and well and in a more co-operative frame of mind.
 
The Forum was well represented at Doomben, and not all were losers.  Thenamy was in the Winners' Circle when stayer JUJLIO won the third in impressive style.  This fellow looked a fair stayer in G Ryan's hands a couple of seasons ago.  Should be more wins ahead for the team.

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From: muggins1936 Sent: 15/10/2008 10:17 PM

Jockey Bobby El-Issa out or racing for two months after appeal fails

Article from: The Courier-Mail

October 15, 2008 09:55am

JOCKEY Bobby El-Issa will remain out of the saddle until Boxing Day after losing an appeal against a two-month suspension for failing to give Miss Twist every chance in a race at Doomben.

Miss Twist finished last in a field of six on September 3.

The race was won by Falzig trained by Maryann Thexton for whom El-Issa was stable rider at the time.

El-Issa's first-level appeal was originally scheduled to be heard on Monday but he notified stewards he was ill and the matter was held over until late yesterday and concluded last night after a three-hour hearing.

He is already serving a one-month suspension, which was halved on appeal, for putting the whip away on the Thexton-trained My First Affair two strides before the line in a race at Eagle farm in which she was beaten just a nose three days after he rode Miss Twist.

Following Miss Twist's race, El-Issa was involved in a heated confrontation with trainer Jon Walk and owner Harry Hayes after he was instructed to settle the mare back in the field.

El-Issa was found guilty of not giving Miss Twist every chance to obtain the best possible place after she missed the start then was ridden hard with the whip to cross to the lead before the 1200m in the 1640m race.

El-Issa attempted to restrain Miss Twist until near the 900 metres where he allowed the horse to run along and placed it under pressure passing the 800 metres with the horse under significant pressure leaving the 500 metres.

Miss Twist led by five lengths before compounding to finish at the tail of the field, 13 lengths from the winner.

Bobby was confident of winning this as his parting remarks from the stewards room revealed  Was very long odds in my book


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From: muggins1936 Sent: 15/10/2008 10:25 PM
Race 7: Fun And Fillies Day 8 November Class 3 H'cap - 1350m
1st -Shifteman 2nd - War Eagle 3rd - Maximiss 4th - Rabbit Nagina

NOTRE AMOUR reared in the barriers and got it a foreleg over the barrier partition. A veterinary examination revealed the mare not suitable to race. NOTRE AMOUR was declared a late scratching at 4.12 pm. Subsequent to the event all monies invested on NOTRE AMORE were ordered to be refunded, with deductions of 14 cents in the dollar on the face value of win bets, 13 cents in the dollar on the face value of place bets.
As NOTRE AMOUR has had a history of misbehaviour at the barriers and has been barred on 3 previous occasions, stewards ordered that NOTRE AMOUR will have its nomination to race refused for 2 months, and will have to obtain 3 barrier certificates, 2 of which must be obtain in official trials. AR50.
Crikey this should be the last throw of the dice for this mare,costly for connections  disruptive for other well behaved runners not to mention punters losing 14% on win tickets.Breeding barn

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From: NineMSN NicknameThenamy1 Sent: 16/10/2008 3:39 AM
An exciting win it was DD. Another forumite, by the name of Lucky, was the instigator of buying Jujulio as a tried horse and full credit must go to him. At the time I bought my share in him, I didn't know Lucky. Fingers crossed for a few more wins.
 
It was great to meet Ascot in the committee room post race.
 
I do feel for the connections of Notre Amour. When she walked straight in, I thought she was right. As the saying goes "thats racing". At least  it appears as though she will get another chance.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 16/10/2008 4:37 PM
Yes, meant add "well done" to Lucky.
 
With regard to Notre Amour causing those who backed the winner to lose 14% of their winnings, that's a load of hogwash.  They got the price they would have, had Notre Amour not been in the market to begin with.
 
Further, had NA started, there was a distinct chance that backers of the winner would have incurred a more substantial deduction: try 100%.
 
The punters might think they have reason to whinge are the place punters on the 1st and 2nd horses, since NA could have done no more than push their bets back to 2nd and 2rd.  But, as for the win punters, the odds they finished with are those they'd have received without NA in the original market.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 16/10/2008 6:18 PM
I've seen some unlucky horses when it comes to drawing barriers, but SC steed MILLERS WHEEL must top the bill.
 
He's had a string of wide draws recently and has accepted for two races over the weekend.
 
15 of 15 at EF.
 
10 of 11 at his home track Sunday.
 
Maybe it's all due to the missing apostrophe.

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From: NineMSN NicknameThenamy1 Sent: 16/10/2008 6:19 PM
I'm not sure if this website has been mentioned anywhere on here - he was at the track yesterday handing out his card and taking some photos.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 16/10/2008 6:24 PM
Yep, has been mentioned a few times, Thenamy.
 
A refreshing addition to the internet coverage of Brisbane racing. 
 
No crap, no self-adulation, no pushing crap tips.  The guy works hard and does a good job, IMO.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 16/10/2008 9:47 PM
Sad news in today's C-M that great producer Telltina has died at 18.  She's the dam of horses such as Tellem, Tellson, Rockem, Vocalic, etc.  She died with an unborn foal which was to be a full sibling to Vocalic.
 
Owners have retained the female offspring.
 
I recall backing Telltina's mother, Bernalla.

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From: muggins1936 Sent: 16/10/2008 10:10 PM
Dubbles You based your criticism on assumimg NA would  jump which it might have and won which is more doubtful.Her record isn't that good although she has shown ability on a few occasions She's had enough chances already and unless they try something new to re-educate her there'll be more of the same and  if she does it again ,assuming she passes the trials, she'll get the red card and everyone including the connections will be better off.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 16/10/2008 10:13 PM
Yes, it's all speculation....but if a horse is $7 in the market....there is the chance it might have WON.  Those who complain about the deduction are dismissing that possibility - I woulda too if I'd backed the winner.  LOL.
 
She's a smart mare, NA.  Has been from her first run.  Let's hope we get the chance to see more of her talent.

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From: muggins1936 Sent: 17/10/2008 10:43 AM
Race clubs struggling to get crowds have another hurdle to overcome.The Pinkenba Hotel ,which I've never heard of , has an ad in the CM racing section today,  which is usually reserved for tipsters, promoting its Caulfield Cup day tomorrow.
 
Boasting newly renovated areas,tipping comp worth $2500,ratings ,sausage sizzle and the highlight two hot lingerie and 2 hot topless girls  from 2-4 .
 
The address is Eagle Farm Road. The Only Place To Punt according to them ,not really there are some others I know of.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 17/10/2008 10:58 PM
Only thing that's missing from Pinkenba Hotel is moving, live horses.  I think I'll stick with Eagle Farm.
 
Not often we see full brothers in the same race.  Hard to Catch and Little Stranger do battle in the 4th tomorrow.  And they might run the quinella.

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From: red Sent: 17/10/2008 11:16 PM
dd, I see a prepost of  2.75 for Chakvetadze. Looked good at Toowoomba. Going to win?

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From: dubbledee Sent: 17/10/2008 11:23 PM
I have her on top, red, from 9 and 6.  Will be good to see her in action.
 
I guess people will remember Rhumba Jack - but Chak looks better than RJ right now.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 17/10/2008 11:25 PM
Ooooops, that's 8 and 6.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 19/10/2008 11:43 AM
Has been a mixed week for trainer Ron Maund.
 
He was pleased to hear his darling Gold Edition is in foal to More than Ready.
 
He looks certain to lose his most expensive 2yo (by Falvelon) following a training incident.
 
He was thrilled with the run of Ice Chariot in the Caulfield, and is now looking forward to the MV Cup.
 
He was relieved to see Sequallan return to form after disappointing runs in Sydney.
 
Unfortunately his runner at Twba last night pulled up lame and the future looks bleak.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 20/10/2008 11:39 AM
Former Racing Minister Merri Rose - who has a lot to answer for regarding the current situation with racing in Qld - will appear on Australian Story tonight (ABC1 8 pm AEST).
 
From today's The Courier-Mail:
 
Merri Rose talks of 'humiliating' time in jail

DISGRACED former Queensland Labor minister Merri Rose says the humiliating shock of spending time in jail will stay with her forever.

Speaking for the first time since she was jailed for trying to blackmail former premier Peter Beattie in 2006, Rose will feature on ABC TV's Australian story tonight.

The former prisoner, high school drop out and Cabinet minister told the ABC she would take her humiliating three-month jail experience with her for the rest of her life.
"It's humiliating, it's the loss of freedom," Rose said.

"It's the indignity, it's being watched all the time, having your decision-making taken away from you.

"I used to say to myself, I was never going to complain about doing grocery shopping ever again.

She said her attempt to blackmail Mr Beattie into giving her a job was "a really stupid mistake".

Rose now lives a modest life on Moreton Island with her partner fisherman Danny Corney.

It is not expected that she will disclose the blackmail secret in the program as she would be charged with contempt and would risk going back behind bars.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 20/10/2008 1:24 PM
Sorry to hear that forum fave MASTER ILLUSION had to be put down following an injury sustained in a race on Saturday.

He was a handy campaigner.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 27/10/2008 11:35 AM
Mark Oberhardt reports in today's C-M that Stathi Katsidis is expected to be back riding in 6 weeks.

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From: NineMSN NicknameThenamy1 Sent: 27/10/2008 6:11 PM
Accoring to Stathi's fan club on facebook:
 
 
"Stathi is completely rehabilitated as required. Will be riding work from 15 November, subject to Stewards, and riding in races from 15 December."

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From: dubbledee Sent: 27/10/2008 11:09 PM
Winter Carnival star Nuclear Medicine is set to resume in the Salinger on Saturday.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 9/11/2008 2:57 PM
Interesting that former handy provincial galloper Cross Section has been sent to Kris Lees. It ran at Newcastle in a C2 and was slaughtered.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 9/11/2008 3:03 PM
Smart GC sprinter RASMUSSEN looks a great chance in today's sprint at Cranbourne with G Colless on top.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 9/11/2008 10:16 PM
From HorseRacingOnly.blogspot.com
 
Race 1:

Maiden Plate - 1630m
1st - Sharing The Magic; 2nd - Arcangela; 3rd - Smartness

WINNER FEEDBACK:
Trainer Robert Heathcote: “The ground helped for sure, but it’s really all about finding the right race for any horse. This turned out to be his race. He’s been running at the Sunshine Coast in big fields. The track here, a smaller field, the conditions – it was a quite different mix. Turned out it suited him to a tee.”

Jockey Shane Scriven: “That went exactly to plan. That’s why I get paid the big dollars. The opposition was only ordinary and he always had two lengths on them.”

The win was good timing for some, bad timing for others. Sharing The Magic had eight owners three runs back but, after failing to get past first base after ten runs, seven owners decided to sack the horse. They were bought out by the remaining owner, Bruce Harry.

Owner Bruce Harry: “I can’t say I saw anything in the horse particularly, but I thought I’m in it now, I’ll stick with it. I was quite happy to keep it as a horse to ride when it was finished. This is a nice bonus.”
 
Oh dear.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamemeynink Sent: 10/11/2008 5:02 PM
The win was good timing for some, bad timing for others.
 
Not the first time dubbledee and probably won't be the last. Racing is and always has been great for character building and for often taking it on the chin.
 
Good luck to Bruce.

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From: Ascot Sent: 10/11/2008 8:27 PM
Meynink
 
I agree.  I think we undervalue the character building potential of the racetrack.  In other eras the forlorn and hopeless such as myself had to rely on becoming monks or hermits for a decade or two to refresh hope.  We just have to wait until next Saturday at Capalaba. 

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From: NineMSN NicknameMonologue9 Sent: 10/11/2008 8:37 PM
Watch out Ascot....if your thinking of heading down to Capalaba next Saturday , beware of the Cleveland mafia.
Once you cross the bridge from Brisbane into the Redlands you must pay a fee, otherwise you will be sent packing.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 14/11/2008 9:27 AM
Danny Bougoure - of Strawberry Road fame - has returned to Brisbane.  He's now training at EF and has Steptoe as his first runner tomorrow.

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From: specialweek Sent: 14/11/2008 12:56 PM
I see Miss Watagan in the same race has gone to another trainer......Bein lose the horse?

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From: the-kid Sent: 14/11/2008 4:24 PM
Didn't one of Bein's horses return a positive swab a little time back and he was disqualified for a period of time?


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From: dubbledee Sent: 14/11/2008 5:17 PM
I was impressed with Ballina gelding INVINCIBLE POWER when he raced around Brisbane in the autumn-winter.  He resumes today over 1000 m with 60 kg.  (Race 8, the red).

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From: muggins1936 Sent: 14/11/2008 7:12 PM
Watched the last two at Ipswich ALLOWAY KING should have won imo instead of  running third under a hold from the female jockey.Very wayward in the straight after having a winning lead  it lugged off the rails  away from the right handed whip and with a stronger rider capable of using it the left hand would have won .
 
 

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From: dubbledee Sent: 14/11/2008 10:14 PM
Miss Watagan would only need to be near her best to win that race tomorra.
 
Looking forward to seeing Starlactic back in action too.  He's the interesting runner, IMO.
 
Anwaar??

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From: dubbledee Sent: 16/11/2008 1:20 PM
Dunno if anyone watched the opening grab by Larry Olsen on Sky yesterday morning....
 
There was an elderly gentleman seated in the background.  It was none other than John ("Jack") Harbutt - one of Brisbane leading riders in the 50s and 60s.  He rode the mighty EYE LINER.  I think he was atop in her Champagne Stakes win.

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From: muggins1936 Sent: 16/11/2008 9:50 PM
Crikey!Johnny Harbutt he could ride.  At the Creek,many years ago,when I was a boy   he won  this day on Sumarco steering it with only one rein after the other broke.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 16/11/2008 9:54 PM
Yes and he'd be wearing gold jacket, red armbands and a red cap.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 17/11/2008 8:17 AM
Stathi Katsidis has had a setback.
 
From today's The Courier-Mail:
 
Broken leg delays Stathi Katsidis comeback

Tony Meany

November 16, 2008 11:00pm

CHAMPION jockey Stathi Katsidis is recovering from an operation to pin and plate a broken left leg that will sideline him for two months.

The dual premiership-winning rider thanked the surgeon who worked on his leg at the Mater Private Hospital in Redlands and was positive about his return to race riding.

"I was going to submit my paperwork last Friday to stewards for a clearance to ride trackwork when a horse reared over on me that morning," Katsidis said.

"I was lying there thinking 'will I ever be able to use my leg again?' because the compound break looked pretty bad.

"I don't know whether it was the shock but I never felt much pain. It was a compound break of the femur."

Katsidis was mobile enough to shower yesterday and already planning his rehabilitation progam to get back to riding.

The incident happened at Pinnacle Park, Beaudesert, where Katsidis has been working for the past six months.

He had been breaking in horses after stewards withdrew his licence for nine months after he tested positive to ecstasy.

"I have had a good break and it is a chance for my body to have a little extra rest from wasting," Katsidis said.

"I had completed the course they asked me to take and I had a police report that I was also going to hand them."

Last year's leading Brisbane jockey, Jim Byrne, will also be missing from the riding scene for the next few weeks.

Byrne has taken time off to have corrective surgery to an old injury and the ranks of leading riders have never been thinner.

Glen Colless is also on the sidelines and several other jockeys are serving suepensions for careless riding, opening the door to some new names.


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From: NineMSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 17/11/2008 7:28 PM
DD

I know you've given this guy a rap before but Graham Potter does a great job with his site. I've just caught up with the last week or two. Well done Graham.

His commentary is informative and balanced and the photos are interesting.

Interesting to note Mick Mair's comments about the SCCT in regards to Upi Bay..."Some of them go alright on it and others don't". We could see specialists there yet. Personally I am no fan of the Cushion Track.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 17/11/2008 9:21 PM
Yes, coins.  I agree that Graham does a good job, and I would encourage anyone with interest in Brisbane racing to put his blogspot high on the list of Racing Favourites.
 
He must spend a lot of time putting together his reports, and I'm wondering if he has plans to do something on a grander scale.  His stuff deserves more exposure and he should not have trouble finding a sponsor or two.  I guess running a website is far more time-consuming than his blog?  MagiC?
 
I speak with Graham at the track most days.  He's a nice guy, and committed to his photography.  He interacts well with connections and you can see he obtains some interesting "grabs".  I'll have a chat with him as to his future plans.
 
As for Upi Bay....the improvement was predicted, and it was good to see him win well yesterday.  He's a fair galloper.  I'm still very very cautious about putting my lunch money on the Cushion.  OK, it might be a case of finding the horses that handle it, but there's been a lot of inconsistency IMO even among those that do.  But being a desperate, having no friends, and not a long punting life left, I guess I'll be lining up on Friday nights.

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From: j.r.b. Sent: 17/11/2008 9:41 PM
Depends whether the cushion is packed down hard of left loose.
 
Some horses handle one but not the other.
 
Doesn't help punters of course...

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From: dubbledee Sent: 17/11/2008 9:46 PM
Yes, I'm sure ya right there, j.r.b.  And moisture content will change during the day, and my simple mind tells me that will alter conformation.  A water-truck could be in order.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 17/11/2008 9:59 PM

'Race fields' legislation introduced to Parliament

The Bligh Government has moved to protect the future of racing in Queensland with the introduction of 'race fields' legislation into State Parliament today.
Treasurer Andrew Fraser said it was an important step forward for the racing industry.
"Since New South Wales committed to introducing 'race fields' legislation earlier this year, the Bligh Government had no option but to follow the same path," Mr Fraser said.
"The legislation will allow Queensland's racing bodies to charge wagering operators a turnover-based fee for using Queensland racing product.
"The Queensland industry itself will determine the rate applied, but I expect it to be similar to NSW, where the charge is 1.5%.
"As has been previously announced, the Bill will be retrospective to 1 September 2008. This will bring the operation of the 'race fields' legislation in line with NSW.
"The revenue gathered from 'race fields' fees will go straight back into the racing industry.
"Without this legislation, the Queensland racing industry could lose millions each year.
Mr Fraser said the State Government had taken into account the recent High Court decision in the relation to the Betfair v West Australian Government case.
"It is important that any legislation does not discriminate against operators on a geographical basis. All wagering operators, whether based in Queensland or licensed elsewhere in Australia, will be required to gain approval to offer betting on Queensland races."
QUEENSLAND Racing web news: October 12


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From: MagiC** Sent: 17/11/2008 10:04 PM

From: dubbledee Sent: 11/17/2008 5:21 PM
I guess running a website is far more time-consuming than his blog?  MagiC?

The running part ... probably not DD, a well developed Website makes for far less work and is far less time consuming.

The time consuming and or resource hungry part is either developing a workable solution and or using lots of resources (money) to get the right solution.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 20/11/2008 3:53 PM
Thanks for the reply, MagiC.
 
On the riding front, I notice that Ms M Radecker has completed her apprenticeship and will no longer claim.

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From: muggins1936 Sent: 20/11/2008 8:31 PM
What's the problem with Bart's racing stories in the CM  they're not accessible in the on- line edition .Has Bart been sin binned for spilling the beans?
 
We want Bart! Bring back Bart!

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From: dubbledee Sent: 20/11/2008 9:12 PM
I'd say the IT staff have been deployed to other areas, Muggins????
 
Ex-Brisbane filly FILLE DE NEIGE goes around in the next at Canterbury.  We haven't seen her since March.
 
There's not much of her, and she's had a few problems.  But she can really hike along.
 
Owned by a couple of nice guys, too.  Let's hope she can do something down South.

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From: the-kid Sent: 20/11/2008 10:17 PM
The Unluckiet Jockey in South East Queensland has had another set back. Phillip Wolfgram broke is arm at the Toowomba Trials last week and is out of the saddle for 6 weeks

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From: muggins1936 Sent: 20/11/2008 10:18 PM
Excuses, excuses, I'm sick of excuses Give Bart a Go
 
 Rupert are you listening
 
  Probably not

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From: dubbledee Sent: 21/11/2008 11:42 AM
Today's C-M form guide has added an "h" beside runners trained on the home track.
 
Seems a reasonable decision.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 24/11/2008 4:21 PM
Will Black Ink ever win another race?

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From: NineMSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 24/11/2008 4:27 PM
Maybe not dd - he's had enough chances.

Would be interested in your thoughts in how the track played on Saturday - especially in regards to the run of Thorondo who I know you were keen and Onalar who I backed.

Both good runs - Onalar blocked at a vital stage but Thorondo made ground on the fence whereas its stablemate Catchit struggled to do so in another race - quite the opposite in fact.


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From: dubbledee Sent: 24/11/2008 4:41 PM
I suspect you're right, coins.  He's had some issues, and of course is now condemned to carrying high weights.  But isn't he a good galloper.  He got no real favours on Satdy but still ran a great race, I thought.
 
How track played.  Well it was certainly in much better condition than I'd anticipated. SLOW seemed right to me.  Was it even?  Results might suggest inside wasn't the best place to be, but is that the impression we get due to horses being brought wide to make their finishing runs.  Seems it's something we see everywhere these days - when tracks are soft, ya gotta come wide in the straights.  Strange, because it's on the turns where the inside carries most trafiic.
 
Yes, Onalar's run was good and looked stiff.  Same for Thorondo.  Heagney didn't wanna be in there but was shoved back in below the 200 and was then left with no choice.  I was stunned to see him running so close after the jump.  I doubt we'll get those odds again.  He's probably better on a firm track, and he'll handle longer, too.
 
Catchit's run looked awful.  Something must have been wrong.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamecoinswell Sent: 24/11/2008 5:14 PM
Thanks dd.

Yeah the track was in great nick overall IMHO considering what had gone before.

Bloody Pepperwood - would have been nice if Phil had have been right on this occasion - too much to expect I guess.

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From: dubbledee Sent: 24/11/2008 8:54 PM
I think the reality is that Pepperwood is way smarter than Phil.
 
Good card to test us at Eagle Farm on Wednesday.  Hope the weather holds off.
 
I wrote a lot about the bad barriers by a few of Rob Heathcote's runners a couple on months ago, but I reckon I've found a horse that takes the prize for the most unlucky galloper in the barrier lottery.
 
KENSHE.  She just can't get close - and that includes meetings that are abandoned.

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From: NineMSN NicknameKeepers_the_Legend Sent: 26/11/2008 7:39 PM
any thoughts on COMIC ECHO's 1st run in Qld today for Bruce Hill ?
 
off track the whole way

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From: dubbledee Sent: 30/11/2008 8:22 AM
Testing day at the office at Eagle Farm yesterday.  Sure, it WAS Tatt's day, but I think the guys in charge of things overdid it somewhat.  To say there were some surprise results would be an understatement.  Can't recall every taking a quaddie and not getting ONE winner.  Closest I got was to have temporarily included Insistence, but then tossed it out.
 
But it's an ill-wind that blows nobody good.  Last night I got a call from a mate who (foolishly) follws my tips.  It went something like this.  No greeting, just "You're a genius.  I had $50 EW.  I've given Lesley a grand, and she thinks you're a genius too."  I was taken aback, wondering what on earth he'd done.  It suddenly twigged that Insistence was 15, and I'd tipped On the Fridge (16).  I asked "Did you back Insistence?".  "Yes, you tipped it!" was the reply.  I set him straight and we had a lengthy laugh.  He'd taken my numbers before heading to Moreton, and written 15 instead of 16.  Why doesn't that ever happen to me?

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From: NineMSN Nicknamewestie® Sent: 30/11/2008 10:44 PM
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I didn't make a mistake, but no bikkies:
 
29 Nov 2008 03:54 PM Eagle Farm Race 7 (Boxed Trifecta(UNI)) [11,14-16] @ 0.50 12.00 0.00 Not Settled.
 29 Nov 2008 03:53 PM Eagle Farm Race 7 (Boxed First 4(UNI)) [11,14-16] @ 0.75 18.00 0.00 Not Settled.

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From: NineMSN Nicknamewestie® Sent: 30/11/2008 10:45 PM
Might have to include quinella's infuture

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Strike a light.......................................
 
 


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« 2008-Dec-22, 09:46 AM Reply #61 »
Info on the new stables planned for Corbould Park can be viewed he

https://www.queenslandracing.com.au/stabling project/stabling project.asp

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« 2008-Dec-22, 01:00 PM Reply #62 »

Wastrying to scan something, but will try again later
« Last Edit: 2008-Dec-22, 01:02 PM by gratlog »

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« 2008-Dec-22, 07:38 PM Reply #63 »
From Queensland Racing:

Stewards today concluded the inquiry into the results of analysis of a blood sample taken from RHODAMINE after that horse finished second in Race 1, at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club on Friday, September 19, 2008.

Trainer Mr R Maund plead guilty to a charge under AR178, in that as the Trainer of RHODAMINE he presented that horse to race and a sample taken from it following Race 1, the Maiden Plate at the Sunshine Coast Turf Club on Friday, September 19, 2008 upon analysis revealed a prohibited substance namely PHENYLBUTAZONE.


Mr Maund was fined the sum of $12,000. Stewards permitted 6 months for the said fine to be paid.

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« 2008-Dec-22, 07:42 PM Reply #64 »
PHENYLBUTAZONE.
What does this do to a horse?

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« 2008-Dec-22, 07:47 PM Reply #65 »
An anti-inflammatory.

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« 2008-Dec-22, 07:54 PM Reply #66 »
Not so much this drug , but sometimes I just don't understand why they are banned.

In around about way I surpose it is performance enhancing.


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« 2008-Dec-22, 07:58 PM Reply #67 »
Not bagging Ron Maund but he is fined $12K yet Les Ross is DQD for 6 months While the substances detected were different there's a big gap in penaltys imo  emthdown

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« 2008-Dec-22, 08:00 PM Reply #68 »
Two reasons they are banned:

1. In the interests of the animal.  Racing with injury, but with pain dulled by a drug, is a sure way of doing further damage.

2. In the interests of fairness. Since all other starters are expected to be "drug-free", so should those on anti-inflammatories.

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« 2008-Dec-22, 08:30 PM Reply #69 »
From Mark Oberhardt's column today,

TRUTH HURTS

I WAS shocked to run into racetrack legend "The Oracle" last week and discover he has retired from backing racehorses. He was one of the biggest punters on Brisbane racetracks for 30 years and among the first to use computers. We should make it clear he hasn't gone bust but rather believes there is just no value left in racing. "You've got bookies betting 160 per cent and TABs taking 20 per cent of the (dividend) pools, most of which is made up of bet-backs (bookies laying off). Then the corporates (off-course bookies) cut you back or off (refuse to take bets) if you win three weeks in a row. Now even Betfair is 'taxing' you for being a big winner," he said. "The Oracle" isn't the only one thinking that way. Racing desperately needs to revitalise its betting product.

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« 2008-Dec-22, 08:34 PM Reply #70 »
also from Obi's column

BETFAIR has lost a couple of its biggest Brisbane clients with its new premium punter levy. To say the boys were steaming on Saturday is an understatement.

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« 2008-Dec-23, 04:34 PM Reply #71 »
Eagle Farm hosts the traditional Mates' Day Out on Friday.

There's a huge list of acceptors.  I make it almost 150.  Will there be enough tie-up stalls?

Members' areas apart from the Members' Bar will be open to the public at no cost.

I have a few Complimentary tickets if anyone's interested.

Shoot me a message if you're interested.

First in, best dressed.

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« 2008-Dec-25, 06:47 AM Reply #72 »
THAT DRUG IS A PAIN KILLER, and very dangerous as  horse
can be that sore that it cant walk properly, give it that stuff and u cant detect
how sore it is, they snap legs and all on that stuff.

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« 2008-Dec-29, 11:47 AM Reply #73 »
Trainer Barry Baldwin showed all the attributes of a "box walker", both before and after his smart sprinter NERICON KING raced on Friday at EF.

BB had put a lot of effort into getting the NK to the track following a bleeding attack at GC last May.

When Danny Craven was slow in getting back to the enclosure Bazza was showing signs of strain.  It took a few cold drinks and reassuring SMS from stable staff to get Barry back to "normal".

From all reports NK is OK, and let's hope we see him back on the racetrack again.  He's a very good galloper.

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« 2009-Jan-01, 09:33 AM Reply #74 »
Triple-premiership-winning Larry Cassidy has announced his intention to move to Brisbane.  Things must be humming along in the Sunshine State. :thumbsup:


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