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We're Doomed

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  1. Very similar to sitting in the members stand at the old Hutt Park Trots. Those were the days.
  2. And one of the few racecourses where the best view is actually standing outside on the road looking down.
  3. Au Revoir Cam

    I do have a lot of sympathy for many of the things people like Tom are saying, but as Midget will appreciate the health and safety regs these days are so invasive and organsations often have no option but to be seen to do what is required. Racing must be particularly prone to it at so many levels. I have met Campbell in the past and at least he is a racing man with a passion for the industry, which is more than can be said for many.
  4. Ruakaka

    I never bet at Ruakaka because I don't like that style of racing, but I don't feel it is always the track's fault. I watched the second race and the rider of the second horse, Bee Tee Junior, never made any effort to put the horse into the race. The horse was travelling perfectly ok, but he stayed at the back and never made any attempt to follow the horses in front of them when they made their move. He should have been dragged into the race perfectly and should have won the race. If CWJ rode like that he would get about three weeks.
  5. Outstanding debt

    At least they have some horses to sell to try and recover it.
  6. Oamaru by Kingswood

    Pretty much just incompetence Shad. All they did was use the same programme already set for Wingatui, and tack on an Oamaru Cup. It's an aspect of racing that the people in charge don't seem to understand. I have no idea why they don't try to get it right. Either ignorance or incompetence, not sure which. It doesn't even cost anything, so perhaps not glamorous enough to bother about.
  7. Afraid

    I am all for decent stakes but I just believe the money we do have available at present is being used inefficiently. There was always going to be a meeting on this date, but it was going to be at Wingatui with lower stakes so the fields would have been even worse there. The trouble is that we always get the dates and programmes wrong as the people organising them aren't all that clever. I can't believe the jumps season has already finished in the South, straight after Southern horses dominated both hurdles on the last day at Riccarton. It is stll winter in most respects you know.
  8. Afraid

    I'm afraid I really do struggle with how a twilight industry can be running $30,000 and $25,000 races at Oamaru with six horses and a $35,000 race with seven. The place is a total mess. The new stakes levels are doing nothing for field sizes. The problem is still structural and what little money we do have is being used totally inefficiently.
  9. P Harris back training

    Canterbury certainly needs more trainers.
  10. Counties PR Disaster.

    Surely only one of those is a sad state of affairs Midget?
  11. Club membership

    It doesn't really do as good as any Chelsea. It is in a major metropolitan area with lots of group and listed races but, without double checking, does Saturday oncourse turnovers of $45,000-$75,000 for quite major meetings. I may well be wrong with those figures, and hopefully I am, as I don't have time to check them.
  12. Club membership

    Very good point. For a club that manages to get thousands of people along to a couple of big days they are terrible at getting those people to return more often.
  13. Club membership

    Not all club's have the advantage of a couple of premier meetings which make membership worthwhile like this. Some clubs have free admission at all meetings.
  14. Counties PR Disaster.

    I do find it a bit sad when people with a genuine interest in the wellbeing of the industry come on here to contribute and things often degenerate into personal abuse. I have been involved in racing for many years in many capacities and the thing that does become apparent is that Racing attracts people from all walks of life. In the "old" days the street sweeper and the business CEO would stand side by side in TAB's and discuss the relative merits of certain horses without any animosity at all. With the rise of social media there are people who would previously have had no platform at all who can suddenly comment on the same level as people who have much more knowledge than them. I think we need to be a bit tolerant if people make comments that we may not agree with. It is a complex industry and we can't expect everyone to have the same depth of knowledge. I think there are people on here with more knowledge than most of the people getting paid big money to run Racing. So lets try to be a bit more tolerant and let people have their say, even if we may not agree with them.