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Australian Breeding industry

Rex

Just provided one half of the Epsom Derby winner.
Time to come out of your mums basement K Dill. But leave Bop Bag down there- Im sure he won't chew through the gimp ball.

Gear Changes

Oldman

Can anyone point to the gear changes in the form on the new website please?
DEVONPORT R3 #6 STOP LINE
DEVONPORT R5 #2 JALLA ROMELDA
CAPALABA R7 #3 SHORINO
-- --#6 INQUISITIVE ME
DEVONPORT R7 #2 OUTLAW TEDDY
--- -- #5 BUCKLE UP AZONA
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DEVONPORT R8 #6 RIVENLEE LAD
CAPALABA R9 #7 PROVOKER
DEVONPORT R9 #3 MORE DESPONDENT
GEELONG R4 #4 BLUE GENE BOWIE pl/4th
HORSHAM R2 #4 DUSTY LACE -- speculative
----------------#8 KINLOCH BREEZE
GEELONG R7 #1 DORAN'S CALL
HORSHAM R5 #6 KRAKEN PENNYS pl/4th
HORSHAM R6 #1 RILEY'S PAIGE
----- -#4 ALL INN BAZ
HORSHAM R8 #6 BILLY MORAN pl/4th
LISMORE R1 #8 SURFIN' GIRL --pl/4th
HORSHAM R11 #1 KRAKEN RYE
LISMORE R2 #7 PINK TRICK
-- ----------- #4 RUBY REDNECK
WARRAGUL R3 #1 SHAUN JOHN
TOWNSVILLE R2 #2 QUEEN VILLA
GOSFORD R3 #6 SHE'S GRAND
------------- #8 MORSE
TOWNSVILLE R3 #5 LIBBY'S HERO -- finds trouble tho
WARRAGUL R5 #1 CELESTIAL JEWEL --value and should be strong at end, pl-4th at least
TOWNSVILLE R4 #5 STRONG ENOUGH -- maybe today?
WARRAGUL R6 #7 IVEY'S AFFAIR
-- --#3 DYNA XEROX place/4th
-- ---#6 JOHN'S LAST -- value runner
TOWNSVILLE R5 #2 SMOKEY WISHES
-- ------#4 BILLY BOJANGLES
GOSFORD R6 #4 EXPLOSIVE DRUMS
----------------#5 YOUNG BUSTER
----------------#7 ZIPPING PEPPER -- new dog, see what happens
WARRAGUL R7 #8 BELT UP RONNY
-- --#5 GO TWENTY TWO -- may be a value, tho bx5, careful
LISMORE R7 #7 FREDDY'S BACK
-- ---#4 BLUE MAX
--- ---#1 BUSTER'S DYNASTY (speculative only)
GOSFORD R7 #2 TELEGRAPH ROAD
------------- #4 SMILIN' JAZ
WARRAGUL R8 #2 VAMOOSH
LISMORE R8 #7 LOCK 'EM
----------------#3 PATCH WHELAN
TOWNSVILLE R7 #8 SUPER STING
TOWNSVILLE R7 #2 SWAP ME
TOWNSVILLE R7 #1 ROSE HONEY
GOSFORD R8 #6 RATTLIN' HOME
WARRAGUL R9 #8 EARLY PROMISE
--------------- #7 REGGIE KEEPING
LISMORE R9 #7 DOWN PAW -- may be a value, wide should be ok
Ah you can't help but laugh at the quality of Aussie sprinters racing in Aussie. Here we are another Group 1 sprint and yet another result for an overseas raider. This time the kiwi The Bostonian.
And the Group 3 F&M race at Scone goes to an American horse, blowing away the Aussie plodders at its first attempt on Aussie soil, too easy.
As I keep saying, just bring those overseas horses to Aussie and wins are just there for the taking.

Remembering So You Think

Rex

Had to do some work recently that meant, among other things, looking back at So You Think's career. Bringing up an old one here, but by god I wish they had kept this horse to 8-10F in Europe, instead of going on some ill thought out 2400m, to 2000m to dirt to tapeta campaign.
If he doesnt get cut off in the POW by his pacemaker and then Moore goes on him way too early.
If they had have kept him fresh for Champions Day, instead of pouring in the work to turn him into a 2400m horse for the Arc.
If they had gone for the Breeders Cup Turf (instead of saving SNA for it - a horse he had already beaten), which in a race you cant stretch a 2000m horse out to (tight track), instead of putting him onto the dirt. Dirt kils atrium of foot (look at Roaring Lion this year). And then chuck blinkers on him so he pulls himself into the ground. Heroic in running as well as he did.
Then top it off by going to Dubai onto the tapeta (would have walked the Dubai Turf).
I really do like Aiden OB as a trainer, but it was a train wreck to watch.
But it was great to see him looking more like a bull, and back to somewhere near his best for the final couple of runs.
Great little article this one. At least AOB was big enough to admit it was one disaster after another
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So You Think Back to His Best in Prince of Wales's Stakes
20/06/12
1 So You Think 4/5 Fav
2 Carlton House 7/2
3 Farhh 6/1
11 ran Distances: 2¼l, ½l, nk
TIME 2m 3.86s (fast by 1.74s)
Aidan O'Brien's So You Think recorded his 10th Group One victory in the 150th Anniversary of Prince of Wales's Stakes at Royal Ascot.
So You Think
© Racehorse Photos
So You Think
Trainer O’Brien blamed himself for not getting the best out of So You Think earlier, after the former Australian superstar looked back to his very best when winning by two and a quarter lengths.
“We felt that we had this horse in a place that he had never been before with us,” said O’Brien. “We have had him a year and a half and it has taken me a year and a half to learn how to train him. We’re just pleased to now have him in the place where everyone in Australia said he was. He’s one of those special horses and I’d like to say sorry to all the Australian people that I’ve made such a mess of it for so long. We were rightly getting a fair hammering from people in Australia but we needed to pull our socks up.
“I was probably working him too often, too long and too hard. I was killing him by making him grind but even so he was still very competitive.
“We went back, we listened to everybody, including all the interviews, and what Bart (Cummings) was saying in Australia about him - the things to do and the things not to do. We review everything, took all of the information and it probably took me a year and six months to start listening.
“We listened to it at the end and everybody at home got it together. We felt that he was in a place today where he had never been before with us, so obviously we are delighted. I was delighted to hear (Bart’s comments) because he was speaking from the heart and I was probably over-working the horse and galloping the speed out of him instead of letting it be natural.
“Joseph was very much of the opinion that he was going to ride him that way and wait. Everybody was of the opinion that he was all speed before he came to us and I suppose that I set off on the wrong leg with him - started trying to make him stay a mile and probably worked him too long, too often.
“It is often a hard thing. We knew that we only had a few runs left and we knew that he had run in all the top races but there was just that little thing missing. We knew that we only had maybe today and Sandown to get it back, so we listened. Joseph and the lads were confident that it was going to come but you can’t be confident until it comes.
“The boys will talk about (the Coral-Eclipse at) Sandown and they will make the decision. We had in our head that Sandown would be the cut-off point but we will obviously be pleading now that we have him in a different place. It will be a big business decision but we are just delighted that we have got him back to where Bart had him and what all of the people in Australia said he was.
So You Think has been advertised for a fee of AUS$66,000 for the 2012 southern hemisphere breeding season at Coolmore Australia and part-owner John Magnier said: “He looks a picture and is a horse that travels all over the world. He won three Group Ones last year, two this season and 10 overall so I say to people what more could you want? It’s hard to work in two hemispheres, they are completely different environments.
“Aidan’s been happier with this horse this year than he has ever been I think the Eclipse will be next and the plan will be to go to Australia after that, he’s probably done enough racing after that.”
It doesn't seem to get any better but it would be a shock if it did. For many years I have been bringing to everyones attention what ordinary horses are making up group races, even group 1 races. In fact most of the group walkers are ordinary I don't mean just those filling up the numbers.
Take today's Adelaide group races. The worst McKay stakes ever. The F&M races too. I am not the only one that has this opinion. A prominent trainer was heard in the media saying that he didn't think he would ever see his horse in a group 1 race. A prominent website states in the comments for another group 1 race that it was not a strong renewal. They have to be careful what they say but we all know what they would like to have said.
So to the owners and trainers in other countries bring your maiden to Aussie. It could win a group race real quick. In fact possibly several.
Now to Rex and his try-hard mates. Rather than be wrapped up in Gladys and I, please tell us the best Aussie horse in Aussie that has not retired. That should keep you silenced for a while.

Trolling

Rex

As a self confessed troll you may want to read this Bop Bag.
Its not pretty. But does explain your type in a nutshell. I now better understand why I annoy you so much.
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"Trolling can be viewed as being motivated by envy and jealousy. The anonymity of the internet can be a way of individuals expressing their personal frustrations with their lot in life. They gain a form of perverse satisfaction in expressing hate at objects of desire, such as fashion models, sports stars, celebrities, wealthy people and high achievers. It can breed narcissistic behaviour, which can be defined as an obsessive interest in your own appearance, extreme selfishness and a craving to be admired by others.
There needs to be more robust research into the role of trolling in society in order to better understand the motives underlying the behaviour. However, some research findings so far would indicate that those individuals motivated by trolling share some similarities with sadists as they appear to enjoy harming and intimidating people. Some might also have some symptoms consistent with psychopathy (particularly a lack of empathy or remorse as well as antisocial behaviour).
The link between psychopathy and cognitive empathy could be a lethal cocktail as those engaging in trolling can quickly realise when they have got the reaction when pressing another’s buttons of vulnerability.
Trolling can be seen as a status-enhancing activity as they feel more important when they attract the attention of other readers or when they spark debate on social media platforms. They may even feel more important in that moment than they do in their so-called real life where they might struggle with personal relationships and with the challenges of occupational hierarchy"
Let's face it the Aussies don't have much to cheer about these days when it comes to sport.
No wonder they gush over a horse. Most who attended Randwick last Saturday would not have a clue on the merits of who she had beaten, then or in the last year or so. Just as well, we don't want their party ruined do we.
She beat the best Aussie had to offer. Pity the best that Aussie had to offer were absolutely pathetic. Take the WFA Championship of Australasia in 2018, how many Championships can Aussie have? Well Aussie stumped up only one other horse, D'argento. It must have been the second best Aussie had to offer at the time. If not, where were the others. Who were they? 2 Aussie horses in the WFA Championship of their own country. How poor is that?
That "carnival" they call The Championships is over, but we still don't know what championships they were intending to decide. Winx still beat up on the same old cattle as many times before and also a group 3 import who got the closest. Hardly a championship. There was the Derby and the Oaks, but they've been around for over a 100 years. Other states have them too. They are hardly championships or events deciding the best 3yo's of either gender.
It is all a bit of a cringe, just like the Winx fanfare and hysteria of recent months.
Those races on the previous 2 Saturdays were hardly grand finals either, as some like to call them. Contestants are still going through their campaign like those in another deplorable Group 1, the All Aged Stakes. I thought Aussie was the land of sprinters, well that is what we hear. An English import who has arrived via Dubai is equal second favourite. That is what they think of the Aussie sprint form and depth.
Now we wait for all the horses to appear that we heard were avoiding Winx. I don't know who they are. I don't think anyone does, but they keep telling us about them. Too bad for them whoever they are, that the Championships are over, until next year.

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