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Old 07-31-2015, 07:55 PM
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Default New Zealand Racing, 2015-16

New thread - it's the first day of the new season!

And it's got off to a nice start, with a good win by The Czar in the first 3yo race down at Riccarton today. He didn't seem to know what he was doing, but he was too good anyway.

Maybe a 2000 Guineas horse?

Trainer Mike Breslin - "It would be nice to be back here in November."
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Old 07-31-2015, 08:30 PM
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Ooh, and very nice from Amarula at Ruakaka. Three in a row for him now. Close relative to Sir Slick, Little Wonder and Puccini.
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Old 07-31-2015, 11:43 PM
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Timy Tyler wins the Winter Cup at 47-1!

I did not expect that at all, but it's a huge win for the little guys which is always great to see.

Fantastic performances from Weissmuller, Scapolo and Rising Romance's little brother Romelo earlier in the card.
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Old 08-01-2015, 10:24 AM
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Have not yet seen any replays... just looked over results and then read your piece on the AMAZING Jacob Lowry and will watch all of them later but whoa... the stuff of dreams. Happy that my girl was 2nd but really... what a fantastic upset. Cannot wait to watch ALL replays.

Again, happy birthday to all horses today and happy new thread!
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Ooh, and very nice from Amarula at Ruakaka. Three in a row for him now. Close relative to Sir Slick, Little Wonder and Puccini.
Did not realize that and boy do I love him now. Why on earth did I not know or remember that about Little Wonder?!

Scapalo... haha "he got out and went BANG!" THAT WAS NUTS!

Overjoyed watching Weissmuller win!

Oh Illuminati... what can I say... such heart and I mean have you ever seen one try sooo hard? Beautiful for the connections and it's all thrilling but oh... if it weren't so completely sensational that one would have hurt.

Nicely done, Timy.

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Old 08-02-2015, 04:28 PM
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Cannot wait till the videos of the Ruakaka trials are up!!!
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They're on Youtube already.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sVLFJrRjjqs
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=11q9ngA2ydI
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Thank you! Turn Me Loose is going to have a fabulous season, isn't he?

Exciting to see so many of them together (and also reading the Vespa and Graphic updates).
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Thank you! Turn Me Loose is going to have a fabulous season, isn't he?
I really think so, yeah. It was such a shame that he couldn't race again as a 3yo after his amazing win in the 2000 Guineas in November. It would be good to see him make up for it as an older horse.
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Ed are the Te Teko trials on youtube as well (?) cause you know I am just dying to see both Soriano and Tomorrowland!

Do you get to go to the awards next Thursday night? Sorry if that sounds idiotic.. no how far Hamilton is from you!
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No sign of those trials yet, but I'll keep checking.

I've been invited to go to the awards - it's about 80 miles from Auckland to Hamilton. I just haven't totally decided either way yet. I'd need to hire a fancy dinner suit! And with fuel and maybe accommodation too it ends up being a bit expensive. But it might be worth it.
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Te Teko trials are up on the NZ Racing site now.
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Te Teko trials are up on the NZ Racing site now.
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No sign of those trials yet, but I'll keep checking.

I've been invited to go to the awards - it's about 80 miles from Auckland to Hamilton. I just haven't totally decided either way yet. I'd need to hire a fancy dinner suit! And with fuel and maybe accommodation too it ends up being a bit expensive. But it might be worth it.
IF you go please do post about it!
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I've decided I will go. But I'll drive back home the same night to save a bit of money.
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I've decided I will go. But I'll drive back home the same night to save a bit of money.
Thrilled to hear it!
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Have only watched ONE replay and have only TWO words...

John Gray!

That was great!
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Wasn't he fantastic? What a great race by the old man.
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The Foxbridge has been upgraded to G2 this year, and with the field on Saturday it's easy to see why! I can't wait.
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The Foxbridge has been upgraded to G2 this year, and with the field on Saturday it's easy to see why! I can't wait.
Absolutely sensational field!!!!! It reads like a long list of favorites!
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This was a hard story to write: http://www.theinformant.co.nz/racing...for-the-season


I wish them all the best for next year.
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