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All aspects of the thoroughbred breeding and racing industry in New Zealand. I race thoroughbreds and have been the Marketing Manager for three NZ racing clubs. If I don`t know the answer to your question I know someone who does!

Experience in the area

20 years in the racing industry. Currently focusing on breeding but involved in all aspects of the industry. Ive raced several thoroughbreds with modest success and have had great fun out of it.

What do you still hope to achieve/learn in this field?

To breed and then race a G1 winner.

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Recent Answers from Don Boddie

2015-12-03 best racing stables to become trackwork rider:

Hi Caine,          I think you would be best to research on the NZ Thoroughbred Racing web site,   From the menu you will see the top 5 trainers and stables in the country and also

2015-12-03 horse training choice - racetrack or private area:

Hi Caine,          Most racetracks have stabling areas available to trainers. You can lease boxes, yards and paddocks at most tracks.  Some trainers have their own tracks but also take their horse

2015-12-03 beach horse training benefits:

Hi Caine,          Beach training is very popular in NZ. The sand is much softer under foot so horses prone to jarring up find it much easier to train on. Cantering a horse in water is low impact on

2015-11-29 VICTOR RACE BIT:

Hi Caine,          A Victor bit is often tried on a horse that is difficult to steer or when it is lugging. The shorter bar on the front of the bit helps to prevent the horse from getting its tongue

2015-11-05 mesh goggles on racehorses:

Hi Caine,          Yes, you could however I doubt it would have the desired effect. I suspect the problem of bolting is related to something else rather than eyesight.  You did not give any information


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