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  • JayJayJayJay    5,146 posts
    Bit of breeding running around with the $71 winner at Pinjarra yesterday, Magestic Prince. 4th dam is Ar Miss, mum of the great champion mare Armalight.....dozens of high class winners spread throughout the family for this horse that previously raced at Kal for Matt Saw.....and went career best 1.54.3 yesterday.

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  • JayJayJayJay    5,146 posts



    Very smoooth performance ...expected to hear you burst into a Dean Martin type number as you signed off JJ 

    Haha @curmudgeon .....Little Old Wine Drinker Me or Everybody Loves Somebody Sometimes? Nah, I think the lad Walker is doing his best trying to prop up a pretty tired format and is playing a straight and earnest bat.....way too much International Crap...b/ball, soccer, gridiron....all stuff that receives more than adequate coverage elsewhere. It is "Racing Radio" after all and that should be its focus....local as well, I personally don't give a toss about some distant Queensland Race Meeting or a Dog Race at Fraser Island....glad they are doing race day previews for Monday and Tuesday Harness meetings, something that got lost in the past amongst the boorish diatribe from Hardie and co. Hope I didn't kill off the ratings too much.
  • ciscocisco    697 posts
    Really liked the way you focussed on how important the country tracks are in WA JayJay. Owners like you keep the game alive.

    Cheers cisco

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  • JimmyPopJimmyPop    27 posts
    I want some American sport highlighted on the morning show.
  • MarkovinaMarkovina    1,065 posts
    JayJay said:



    Very smoooth performance ...expected to hear you burst into a Dean Martin type number as you signed off JJ 

    Haha @curmudgeon .....Little Old Wine Drinker Me or Everybody Loves Somebody Sometimes? Nah, I think the lad Walker is doing his best trying to prop up a pretty tired format and is playing a straight and earnest bat.....way too much International Crap...b/ball, soccer, gridiron....all stuff that receives more than adequate coverage elsewhere. It is "Racing Radio" after all and that should be its focus....local as well, I personally don't give a toss about some distant Queensland Race Meeting or a Dog Race at Fraser Island....glad they are doing race day previews for Monday and Tuesday Harness meetings, something that got lost in the past amongst the boorish diatribe from Hardie and co. Hope I didn't kill off the ratings too much.
    Agree with that - and trotting race day previews are a must

    When i had my lovely 4 year sojourn in Tassie in the early 2000s - they had a very good daily racing format on the local radio down their

    And Bill Hutchison the ex Trots bookie - he would do a daily preview of that days Vic Trotting meetings - it would go for about 15 minutes - and i enjoyed listening to it - he would give all the prices - the race by race analysis - it was very good - then give his quaddie multiple selections etc

    I can remember years ago Stewie Lowe on a Friday afternoon - about 4 oclock he would do a preview of GP - it was very good i use to listen to it

    Again years ago - when i did listen to Racing Radio - but John Hunt on a Friday morning use to do a brilliant preview of GP

    Getting back to Tassie - 6 oclock in the morning - they use to have the Victorian radio show - with Kevin Bartlett the Richmond champ  - and it was racing and AFL Football - thats it ( none of that American crrap ) - people could ring in and talk racing and football - it was very entertaining

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  • GlenGlen    30 posts
    No disrespect to any horses or connections racing tonight at GP but seriously has anyone seen such boring, terrible racing then tonight’s meeting? I hope things improve in the new season
  • curmudgeoncurmudgeon    1,374 posts
    Glen said:

    No disrespect to any horses or connections racing tonight at GP but seriously has anyone seen such boring, terrible racing then tonight’s meeting? I hope things improve in the new season

    I believe the fields such as at GP tonight are a direct result of the "tiered" programming rather than an integrated program of development. Half the horses that would have bolstered the Tue meetings in terms of numbers and quality have moved to the US or interstate. Exclusion of the lower portion of any pyramid always ends in disaster.

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  • savethegamesavethegame    1,281 posts
    Pinjarra  wasn't exactly steaming ---re field sizes...….The right month to get a handle on who's left in the industry, and the ones who hold a active- licence. horse numbers ,class,.

    We know 2003------549 drivers-----------2018-------341 drivers
                    2003------757 trainers----------2018-------486 trainers
                    2003------637 foals--------------2018-------400 foals

    No doubt the harness boat is sinking  with 4-5 holes, the best that can happen is to plug a couple,and prolong the process,---Too late to make the big calls, that were needed to be done  20 years ago.

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  • ChariotsonfireChariotsonfire    1,749 posts
    Just as a matter of interest Savethegame what were those big calls 20 years ago that would have saved the industry./
  • ciscocisco    697 posts
    edited September 4
    I can tell you one Chariots - Support local breeders to the hilt to ensure maximum gain for the participants who keep the game alive.

     Cheers cisco

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  • JayJayJayJay    5,146 posts
    Buying a truckload of anfo and turning the Casino into landfill would have been a good starting point.

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  • savethegamesavethegame    1,281 posts
    Tonight marks 50 years  since the greatest freak Australian harness has been associated with the mighty Mount Eden.....had his first start at Kalgoorlie 6/9/1969 …within seven months would be setting World Records.
  • savethegamesavethegame    1,281 posts
    Mount Eden second start ------as the story went owner Bernie Ogden took over as the driver,stewards report mentioned he began badly;;;;;;;;1st Dillon byrd      Les.poyser
                                                                                         2nd Pan Pacific     Merv. Jarvis
                                                                                          3rd Doctor Dillion  W. Hayes
    Mount Eden ran 5th   at 9/4  winners  rate 2.11..3/4---------- winners on the night were Wolseley----Fred Hough--------Bernbon---- Alan Woodworth-----------All Anthony--- Norm Grant---------Mac's Emblem-----G..mcAlipine..       Lone Wolf---Bob Pollock.-------- 10/9/1969...

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  • JayJayJayJay    5,146 posts
    A certain irony in that Bernbon....named after Bernie Ogden and Bonnie Sweetapple .....would go on to win good races for Jack Miles....but only when Woody drove him!!!

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  • jumjum    2,591 posts
    Gee watching with what the Dixons get away with in QLD in hard too swallow. That last race then Race 7. The drive on the second horse was an ordinary look. You can tell which one was heavily backed. Yep the one which driver was not all arms and legs up the straight steering left and right.
  • Ridersonthestorm33Ridersonthestorm33    9,022 posts
    edited September 14
    Jum google - "Albion Park harness racing integrity lost".
    The article is from August 2014, but you'll get the idea, and that's just the beginning.

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  • GilgameshGilgamesh    3,004 posts
    Great to see anther win for Bill The Better Butcher

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  • ChariotsonfireChariotsonfire    1,749 posts
    Bill attended the James Brennan Cup at GP last night along with a number of other James Brennan Award winners.

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  • VillageKidVillageKid    1,468 posts
    Gilgamesh said:

    Great to see anther win for Bill The Better Butcher

    Love seeing those famous Blue & Yellow silks in the winners circle.
  • JayJayJayJay    5,146 posts
    Pretty good win as well, more in store for the Stooge I think.

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