Whozideawasthis ready to bounce back

Last updated 05:00 17/07/2014
Whozideawasthis, a top prospect for the final leg of Pick6 at Forbury Park tonight.

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Whozideawasthis, who missed a race at Oamaru on Sunday, could bounce back on his favourite track at Forbury Park tonight.

''A slight mishap caused his scratching at Oamaru,'' said Mitchell Kerr, speaking for the stable of his father, Paul.

Whozideawasthis has gained his four wins at Forbury Park this season and the 3-year-old colt is unbeaten on the track. He has drawn favourably and will again have the services of ace reinsman Dexter Dunn.

Whozideawasthis is by American Ideal, who sired He's Watching, winner of the US$776,000 Meadowlands Pace at the Meadowlands on Saturday night in equal world record time for the mile of 1.46.8. The 3-year-old He's Watching equalled the record held by Somebeachsomewhere, Holborn Hanover and Warrawee Neddy.

American Ideal divides his time between the United States and New Zealand, standing at the Woodands Stud, Clevedon.

The board of management of the Forbury Park Trotting Club have invited members and stake holders in the industry to a meeting in Dunedin on Sunday.

The meeting will be addressed by Gary Allen, chairman of Harness Racing New Zealand and Marty Burns, of the Racing Board.

''We want to talk about the plans of the board of management and the financial position of the club,'' said Peter Gillespie, the president of the club.

''We need new stables and are faced with high compliance costs in regard to buildings. I would like to get new governance back on the agenda for the club.''

He said the club wanted more winter race dates.''Winter racing is our strength.''

A move to change the constitution of the club, combining the committee with the board of management did not meet the required majority of votes at a special general meeting last August.

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- The Southland Times


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