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Offline Arsenal

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« 2013-Nov-24, 09:40 AM Reply #225 »
A very good result at Ascot...with a better barrier and just a touch of luck it would have been a double Fire Up Fifi was an enormous effort to go as close as she did considering how much use Browne made of her after circling the field and to go under in the last few strides......she has gone to another level with the travelling under her belt. :no1:

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« 2013-Nov-25, 10:30 AM Reply #226 »
Gee, the champion trainer looked a bit like an unmade bed when he fronted Retro at dawn yesterday.  :unsu

Reportedly turned up with a burger and coffee.

At least when he gets the occasional winner in Brissie he's treated to a pie.  :bulb:

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« 2013-Nov-25, 10:53 AM Reply #227 »
Perth is a wild joint, that's for sure.  And they have that bloody casino you can trip over on the way back into town from Ascot racecourse. 

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« 2013-Nov-25, 05:11 PM Reply #228 »
Congratulations to Rob for winning the Victorian Media Communications Award for the carnival. Apparently the award recognises a persons communication skills and their contribution to racing.

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« 2013-Nov-25, 05:56 PM Reply #229 »
"communication skills", eh?

Hmmmm...that's something I'll have to look into.  Must have been taking lessons.    :lol:

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« 2013-Nov-26, 07:52 AM Reply #230 »
And he was favoured over a stellar line up of highly admired but slightly more loquacious industry headline makers such as Gai, or even our own Phil Purser.  :o .  That is probably a reflection of the fact that every word Rob offers is worth listening to.  :clap2:

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« 2013-Dec-09, 09:07 PM Reply #231 »
Interested to see somewhere in the press that Rob's no 1 stable rep has accepted a position OS.

She did a great job looking after the interstate raiders, Buffering and the like, and being the trackwork rider for them let her get the feel as to how they were going.
Rob was always happy to give her plenty of accolades and praise for the job she did, and rightly so.
Don't know how you replace someone of her class and experience.

Mel always had time for a chat whenever our paths crossed.

I wish her well and hope to catch up again with her sometime down the track.    emthup   
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« 2013-Dec-09, 09:10 PM Reply #232 »
Might be a vacancy there for you Mono.  Can you ride trackwork and fit a tongue tie?  We already know you can shovel  :crap:

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« 2013-Dec-09, 09:18 PM Reply #233 »
Ascot the reason I am not a trainer now is I have a fear of horses..or should I say getting too close to them.
This all stems back to my trotting days when I had to hold an old pacer while he was bled...nasty experience with the horse ending up in my lap.

Besides I'm happily retired now and the most strenuous things I do these days is to watch my weight.

I'll give you my response to your last comment when we next meet....probably saturday, so bring along your  :boxing:

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« 2013-Dec-10, 06:58 AM Reply #234 »
Why do you bleed horses Mono?  Mr Heathcote doesn't.

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« 2013-Dec-10, 03:30 PM Reply #235 »
Mr Heathcote rides a push bike...I don't

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« 2013-Dec-10, 03:45 PM Reply #236 »
Ok, well I am hoping to see the great man at Doomben tomorrow.  I will ask for his beliefs regarding the therapeutic benefits of bleeding the racehorse.  Remember he is a premiership / GP1 winning trainer.   

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« 2013-Dec-10, 04:04 PM Reply #237 »
Ascot I know you are older than me, and I know you've been around the traps .

If you'd ever stuck your noggin in a trotting stable back in the 70's and 80's era you would have seen many a standardbred horse that had been bled.
It was common practise back then...the guys I employed to train my pacers were happy to bleed the horses they were training.
Did it improve the horse..I don't know, but none of them went backwards after the event.

Arsenic was a popular administered drug back when you were wearing shorts.
Hair sampling from the horse was popular for a period
Magnetic blankets were popular as were the use of chiropractors..

Did any of these things work in the past or now?

As far as I'm concerned if the user of any of these "theories" is happy to be using them and thinks he or she is getting some benefit from it where's the problem?

I'll be at Doomben this Saturday sitting with the mafia so please come in and buy a round of drinks for the boys...they will be thankful. :beer:

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« 2013-Dec-10, 08:08 PM Reply #238 »
Strewth, I am not coming near you mob if it is going to cost me a round of drinks.  I wouldn't shout if a shark bit me.

Re the bleeding issue, perhaps we should open a separate thread on that.  We might get some interesting debate going.

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« 2013-Dec-10, 08:14 PM Reply #239 »
Strewth, I am not coming near you mob if it is going to cost me a round of drinks.  I wouldn't shout if a shark bit me.

Re the bleeding issue, perhaps we should open a separate thread on that.  We might get some interesting debate going.

Well if your too tight to pay for a shout at least come and say Hi

Ascot I think the bleeding thing has been debated many times on here.
Where's richo when you need him.  :lol:

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« 2013-Dec-10, 08:16 PM Reply #240 »
Where's richo when you need him.

Probably changing nics as we speak.

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« 2013-Dec-11, 08:12 AM Reply #242 »
Rats, that thread was useless.  It had that idiot Norton pontificating all over the place.  That bloke knew about as much about the game as Whispering and Fours.  emthdown 

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« 2013-Dec-11, 09:33 AM Reply #243 »
 Norton writes ... 2009-Feb-27, 06:13  AM
I know  alot of trainers use it.  Has to be something to it.

pretty astute bloke this Norton...Is he back over on this side of the fence now? :)

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« 2013-Dec-11, 12:29 PM Reply #244 »
Nah, Norton wandered off a long time ago.  He left the wife and kids to run a dodgy jewellery export business from Thailand, with some night club leases in Bangkok on the side.   I think the jewellery comes to Australia in shoes and socks of some mules, and they get sold at DD's EF markets and occasionally up at that hippie colony markets in Malaney in the Sunny Coast hinterland.  His night clubs offer some very strange stuff that would appeal to a narrow fringe of society.

Oops, sorry Mr Heathcote, we have contaminated your thread.

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« 2013-Dec-21, 12:34 PM Reply #245 »
This was spotted the other day

I wonder who it could be.





And from the back




« Last Edit: 2013-Dec-21, 12:35 PM by monologue »

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« 2013-Dec-21, 02:25 PM Reply #246 »
Don't ya just hate people who are hard working and successful.   :whistle:

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« 2013-Dec-21, 02:43 PM Reply #247 »
"GI BUFF"
One must be concerned about someone who forks out good money for personalised numberplates which display their fetish about a nude Greg Inglis.

But, hey, each to their own, I say.

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« 2014-Mar-06, 09:59 AM Reply #248 »
Rob's outburst as reported in the CM on the Damian Browne suspension likely to get hisself into more trouble having been there before over an issue of some tongue in cheek comments he made on a blog aimed at former stable rider Larry Cassidy's ride on Listen Son towards the middle of last year which cost him $500.

ďItís not that long ago I got fined for bringing racing into disrepute for comments I made in a blog. Whatís happening in this state?


I thought he got a rough deal last time......this is my comment then. :beer:

IMO the stewards are kidding themselves if they think that what Heathcote said "brings racing into contempt'... shocked

He was expressing an opinion which he is entitled to hold and has probably hit the nail on the head. beer

Perhaps he should have kept those opinions to hisself ......or not publicize them on his blog .....as it now appears that any mildly critical comment from a licensee(in the opinion of stewards) is likely to be held to bring racing into contempt............with the result that the basic right of freedom of speech is restricted......big brother is watching.

If the stewards were able to point to evidence that these comments have had a detrimental effect on racing then there may be some justification for their imposing a fine. Great Idea

It appears there is no such obligation in the Rules for the stewards to justify their opinion. shocked

It's the only opinion that matters.

While there's history between Heathcote and Cassidy and it's understandable Cassidy may feel aggrieved IMO the alleged breach would be satisfied with a reprimand and maybe an apology to Cassidy to assuage his hurt feelings.

Seeing that he's given up blogging he'll have more time to go bike riding or better still take up golf. beer
 
 
« Last Edit: 2014-Mar-06, 10:04 AM by Arsenal »

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« 2014-Mar-12, 07:12 AM Reply #249 »
Rob Heathcote opens up about the black dog of depression many trainers suffer.....a serious issue for the racing industry like being on a treadmill and unable to get off......what help is there from the Industry?


http://www.couriermail.com.au/sport/superracing/rob-heathcote-lifts-lid-on-the-extent-of-those-suffering-from-depression-within-racing-industry/story-fnii0njy-1226851781026


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