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Online wily ole dog

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« 2020-Mar-03, 09:58 AM Reply #250 »
Has Peter got an Order of Australia?

Perhaps thatís why heís so, so bitter :bulb:

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« 2020-Mar-03, 10:25 AM Reply #251 »


TODAYS DATE -- JUST SIX YEARS AGO


APOLOGY TO PETER VíLANDYS

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« 2020-Mar-03, 01:57 PM Reply #252 »

TODAYS DATE -- JUST SIX YEARS AGO


APOLOGY TO PETER VíLANDYS

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Peter Mair
3 March 2014


Ok, PM. That clears up a few things regarding why I see RVL mentioned a lot with your posts but not much of Racing NSW.

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« 2020-Mar-03, 03:04 PM Reply #253 »

TODAYS DATE -- JUST SIX YEARS AGO


APOLOGY TO PETER VíLANDYS

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Peter Mair
3 March 2014



Makes a mockery of everything you post in these threads.....from every aspect :bleh:

As if anyone needed any proof of that :bulb:

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« 2020-Mar-03, 05:26 PM Reply #254 »
Catalyst is out with a bruised fetlock and going home.

Also from the Australian Guineas......Soul Patch's career finished with a tendon injury and Alabama Express at the vet clinic .
The absolute carnage on Melbourne's metro tracks continue.

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« 2020-Mar-03, 05:45 PM Reply #255 »
I'm hoping a few more of the  horse currently in the field fail their vet check.

At the moment other than Alligator Blood and Melody Belle there is not much to enthuse about the horses currently in the race.

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« 2020-Mar-03, 06:21 PM Reply #256 »

Six years is a long time -- things change.

No need to name names -- no one-person is responsible for what happens .

RVL went from top-dog in Australian racing to failing -- across the board -- in terms of management and racing policy. Victorian race clubs squabbling for the spoils was up against a coordinated monopoly in NSW.

...... after Rob Hines left in 2012, RVL was a downhill racer ... over the cliff  paying big-bucks for10th.

Conversely, RNSW was going, in a canter, from 2nd to 1st -- putting lengths on RVL.

Some of it was about 'additional funds' for NSW racing but it was mainly about superior tactical  management at RNSW, then effectively 'working' with a one-club ATC.

It was a 'united' front  -- up against a rabble .

I am inclined to discount 'headline names' when the board of RNSW is so bi-partisan politically stacked and coordinated by a former ABC CEO -- the power in the background has been a government determined to buy the racing industry -- probably begging RNSW to ask for more.

All this while RVL was on a road to perdition -- shortening stride dramatically in the run.

RNSW did follow 'over the cliff' with big-bucks for 10th  -- but that did not work to inflate fields as it did in Victoria.

Both RVL and RNSW are to be derided as unbridled monopolists exploiting a captive market -- people like me addicted to racing gambling.

The exploitation is on display day after day -- but especially on Saturdays.

In NSW, highway-robbery races are delivering rough-results in the early quadrellas   -- and the 'get out stakes' is usually a low-grade benchmark event inducing punters to over-bet on the main quadrella.

Even so -- using the Monty benchmark for tipsters --racing in Sydney on Saturdays is a far superior gambling entertainment for most punters.

.............. the contrast with the situation in Melbourne could hardly be more stark .......... the main beneficiaries of RVL policies on inflated fields contesting low-quality racing, with predictably rough-results, are fixed-odds betting operations and betting syndicates.

..... properly advised  most punters would shun Melbourne metropolitan racing ... but most Victorian punters seem to be slow learners  -- unable to grasp that races will not run true to disclosed form.

I now go overseas to avoid 'cup-week' and most Melbourne racing in October. Just a rort!

Occasional Saturdays to the contrary -- like last Saturday -- are rare exceptions.

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« 2020-Mar-03, 06:38 PM Reply #257 »

Over-hyped madness is underscored.......... All-Star Mile merchandise on sale now

Who put money up to produce these items offered for sale -- and who will buy them?

Contact details for both lots would be a priceless commercial advantage.


The All-Star Mile merchandise on sale now

The All-Star Mile 2020 official merchandise range is now available to purchase online. A cap, stubby holder, polo t-shirt and vest are available to purchase. Secure your piece today ahead of The All-Star Mile Raceday
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« 2020-Mar-03, 06:59 PM Reply #258 »
I donít think Alligator Blood is a shoo in as people think. Streets of Avalon might kick up to lead and depends what happens then. The barrier draw will be important for this.

The field is not bad based on what is available in Australia at the moment except for Te Aku Shark and a few from the Chipping Norton field.


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« 2020-Mar-03, 08:24 PM Reply #259 »
Ripper of a field :clap2:

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« 2020-Mar-03, 10:26 PM Reply #260 »


.......kennel kids excel!

'I donít think' ...............says jeunes --  as if we did not know!

...... and the not wily one is proclaiming a 'ripper of a field' even as it falls away with connections avoiding a run.......... and bradburys hanging in hoping for a bradbury field.

There is no 'breeding value' attaching to the winner of a corrupted race ... as distinct from wining a race for properly qualified runners of lesser value.


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« 2020-Mar-03, 11:22 PM Reply #261 »

.......kennel kids excel!

'I donít think' ...............says jeunes --  as if we did not know!

...... and the not wily one is proclaiming a 'ripper of a field' even as it falls away with connections avoiding a run.......... and bradburys hanging in hoping for a bradbury field.

There is no 'breeding value' attaching to the winner of a corrupted race ... as distinct from wining a race for properly qualified runners of lesser value.

Couldnít you make the same argument for the relevance of the Everest or the Golden Eagle to breeding or is that state taboo for you now?


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« 2020-Mar-04, 07:16 AM Reply #262 »


Could not agree more -- dare-to-be-great promotional stunts are to be deplored.

My views on the stunts pulled by RNSW are readily accessible -- the Everest, as a race, does have some credibility even as the hype and 'free-tickets' stunts reflect poorly on those responsible .

The special offense inherent in the some-stars-mile is the inclusion of runners 'elected' being paid $50,000 for running last and very likely to be an impediment to a fair race.

....the story will unfold over the next two weeks.

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« 2020-Mar-04, 07:21 AM Reply #263 »
Pete

How did the favourite runners perform in the inaugural All Star Mile.

How many people went to Randwick for the three running's of the Everest?

Both seem like brilliant ideas to me that have worked perfectly.

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« 2020-Mar-04, 05:16 PM Reply #264 »

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« 2020-Mar-11, 08:01 AM Reply #265 »


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Online wily ole dog

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« 2020-Mar-11, 08:04 AM Reply #266 »
Bugger, canít make that 8mage bigger


Cracking good field. Canít wait for the  race
« Last Edit: 2020-Mar-11, 08:09 AM by wily ole dog »

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« 2020-Mar-11, 03:19 PM Reply #267 »
I'm hoping a few more of the  horse currently in the field fail their vet check.

At the moment other than Alligator Blood and Melody Belle there is not much to enthuse about the horses currently in the race.

Having now seen the emergencies I don't think any of them deserve a start.

Although there is nowhere near the tail that this race had last year, in my opinion the race lacks the genuine class of last year.

When you consider a horse like So Si Bon actually is able to make the field and  not be without a chance of at least running a place (especially if  there is rain about) then the race really does lack quality.




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« 2020-Mar-14, 04:02 PM Reply #268 »
WA dominate.  These are two very good horses. 


Pike finally salutes away from home. 

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« 2020-Mar-16, 07:05 PM Reply #269 »


NOT HAPPY STEPHEN --  a second offence also misses the mark!

Any idea that RVL should be shielded from  outrage about both 'inflating the field' and -- worse -- including 'voted-in runners' in a WFA event, deserves harsh criticism of any racing 'insider' defending the present conception of the some-star-mile

 It was pretentious nonsense  for RVL to put it up .........and the nonsense only gets worse when some 'insider' becomes complicit in promoting the fundamental nonsense ........ suggesting a further 'tweak' to outlaw rubbish runners cluttering the field.

...... did Melody Belle get  fair go?

ALL STAR MILE GETTING BETTER ... BUT

I reckon there is still a bit of tinkering to do with the All-Star Mile but it certainly appears to have cemented its place on the Australian racing calendar with this yearís edition a step up from 2019.

The West Aussies certainly made their mark taking the quinella with two gun gallopers in Regal Power and Superstorm while 10-time Group I winner Melody Belle flew the Kiwi flag proudly in third.

There were Group I winners littered throughout the field but Iíd still prefer to see a further lift in minimum ratings to raise the standard of the bottom rated horses.

As they say in AFL Ďyou are only as good as your bottom sixí and in the case of the All-Star Mile the bottom few will continue to hold the race back as they have virtually no hope.



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« 2020-Mar-16, 09:03 PM Reply #270 »
Whatís wrong a Mair, you couldnít find the winner?  :lol:

Go you good thing :clap2:


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