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  1. The Folly Of The Gallops

    I was just looking at the 'Sale Mail' for today's Swan Hill Cup meeting on https://www.breednet.com.au/ a wonderful website (Sale Mail tab is on top menu bar) Look at these failures going around today at Swan Hill Bought for $70,000 in...

    Started by Messenger, 1 Week Ago 02:33 PM
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  2. Where does all the prizemoney come from?

    An ordinary Wednesday/midweek meet at Sandown today (4th ranked Melbourne metro track) and yet there were 2 races with $80k prizemoney. We cannot compete with that.

    Started by Messenger, 12-23-2015 06:12 PM
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  3. What to do with all the money?

    https://www.theage.com.au/sport/racing/project-x-the-plan-to-convert-lush-paddocks-to-a-new-racetrack-in-melbourne-s-north-20220524-p5ao01.html This is an article in The Age about what Racing Victoria might do with the proceeds of any sale of...

    Started by Messenger, 4 Weeks Ago 03:10 PM
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  4. Gallops Odds and Ends (worth a post but not worth a thread)

    I tuned into the Geelong Cup today I must be a purist/traditionalist for when I saw Bet 365 engraved on the Cup, I was horrified No doubt I would be happy to accept it as a winning owner however :p

    Started by Messenger, 10-20-2021 10:33 PM
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    05-10-2022 09:09 PM Go to last post
  5. Thoroughbred Sire stats 2021

    The following table is just the 8 stallions who fetch a service fee of $99,000 + in Australia These 8 alone collected nearly $200,000,000 There are another 20 stallions with service fees between $88,000 and $44,000 with books of around 150 so...

    Started by Messenger, 04-07-2022 08:34 PM
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  6. Their sport is so clean and ours is so dirty??oh really

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/horse-racing/22258011 One of the trainers at one of the worlds biggest thoroughbred set ups didn't know you couldn't give steroids to racehorses?

    Started by Toohard, 04-24-2013 06:35 PM
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    02-06-2022 10:40 AM Go to last post
  7. Into the Twilight

    Well not really as we are now into daylight savings but the big races seem to have got later and later over the years Everest 4.15 Caulfield Cup 5.15 You can go out for the day and come home in time for the big races (yes I am one of those...

    Started by Messenger, 10-16-2021 02:30 PM
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  8. Win Ballarat Regional News

    In their preview of sport before an ad break they said they would be coming back with some controversial racing news (much to our surprise as that is not typical Win) BUT then Amy Duggan's sport report contained nothing about racing - obviously the...

    Started by Messenger, 07-22-2021 10:31 PM
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  9. No Gallops racing in Vic next week

    Monday to Friday next week. It seems a strange one as horses will still need feeding and working and it is now just as likely to be in lockdown https://www.racing.com/calendar#/month-view

    Started by Messenger, 07-22-2021 12:17 PM
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  10. Derby Winner to run in Preakness

    Despite the terms of the agreement permitting Medina Spirit to race, the latest doping controversy involving Baffert remained a messy one for the sport. Baffert, 68, owns a record seven Kentucky Derby titles, following Medina Spiritís upset win as a...

    Started by Messenger, 05-13-2021 11:47 AM
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    06-04-2021 01:50 PM Go to last post
  11. Mystery surrounds unsuccessful $150k tote wager

    One punter's bizarre move of placing a wager in excess of $150,000 via the Victorian tote pool on a nondescript race at Urawa in Japan on Thursday has left everyone scratching their heads. North Luciole was sent around at $1.00 on the tote for...

    Started by Messenger, 05-14-2021 08:09 PM
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  12. The Servis Scourge

    Zenden Suffers Fatal Injury After Golden Shaheen Win In the $1.5 million Dubai Golden Shaheen Sponsored by Gulf News (G1) 50/1 outsider Zenden turned in a brilliant performance, leading the way throughout in the 1,200-meter (six-furlong) event and...

    Started by Messenger, 03-29-2021 08:50 PM
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  13. When everything goes to plan

    R2 at the Valley today - The Inglis Banner, 2yo's all but two having their first start The winner of $300k Sneaky Five who cost $305k Second collecting $90k The Art Of Flying who cost $80k Some pretty happy buyers I would think

    Started by Messenger, 10-24-2020 02:48 PM
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  14. Hugh Bowman in Huge trouble

    Censorship is thriving in the gallops world as you won't find the replay on Sky Racing or the TAB ap but when you look here you will see that Bowman has a lot to answer for ...

    Started by Messenger, 07-26-2020 12:39 PM
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  15. How is it so?

    What with football codes awaiting state borders to be opened up so that they can resume their competitions, how is it that jockeys are travelling interstate willy nilly?

    Started by Messenger, 05-10-2020 01:05 AM
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  16. Damn gallopers

    The racing radio RSN Breakfast with the Stars broadcast at Melton has been gazumped by https://www.racingvictoria.com.au/news/2019-01-30/racing-victoria-media-statement Police have raided the stables of Darren Weir.

    Started by arlington, 01-30-2019 10:49 AM
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  17. Odds-on are not supposed to lose in the gallopers

    Unlike us where we can have two $1.30 pops lose at the same meet and nobody bats an eyelid, the gallopers do not expect their odds on faves to lose. Craig Williams is being investigated and chastised over his ride on Nature Strip in R5 at Caulfield...

    Started by Messenger, 04-22-2018 02:13 PM
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  18. Kilmore today

    Sky just saying Kilmore gallops abandoned due to safety concerns after track staff discovered 40cm steel stakes hammered into the track Who are the animals?

    Started by Messenger, 04-12-2018 05:32 PM
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    04-13-2018 12:28 PM Go to last post
  19. How cheats corrupt the stud book

    This illustrates perfectly another way the cheats ruin the integrity of racing (any form) "Other messages allegedly show Smerdon instructing Nelligan to top up Mosheen, a VRC Oaks winner, before a Group 1 race in 2011. Smerdon and Nelligan...

    Started by Messenger, 02-21-2018 03:07 PM
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    02-21-2018 03:59 PM Go to last post
  20. QE ll Horses test + for MORPHINE ?

    www.usatoday.com/story/sports/horseracing/2014/08/11/queen-elizabeth-horse-contaminated-food/13895997/ I am glad that there is a "plausible deniability" explanation ? And I am sure British Racing is VERY happy that there is a CYA answer ? And I...

    Started by richard1955, 06-15-2017 01:40 AM
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