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      TAB 0800 Telephone Bet Number - IMPORTANT!!!!   05/16/2017

      The Telephone Bet Service ceased in July 2016.    For telephone betting via Touchtone call 0800 10 20 33. The old 0800 number now belongs to a different company who are being bombarded with calls. The TAB Helpline is  0800 102 106
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      Hi I was forced to do an emergency upgrade to RaceCafe as we were suffering extended outages.  Everything seems OK now.  You will see a few visual issues with colours etc but I we get round to fixing those over the next few days.  The main priority was to get things up and running again. Cheers Admin

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  1. Video on racing speech. Worth a watch

    Isn't it indicative Berri that the RaceCafe Topic about the most important legislative change for the industry in years is not at the top of the list nor pinned? Instead we are focused on where to buy the Best Bets, when time is called in the bar at Counties and other relatively unimportant matters. When compared to the future of racing!!
  2. Counties PR Disaster.

    Just to clarify although I had nothing to do with the original moderation of Berri's post I moved it to the main topic. In saying that his choice of words for the Topic went a bit far especially as it was a headline.
  3. Counties PR Disaster.

    Certainly not Scotch Mist!
  4. Small Successful horses

    Midget? Senior and Junior?
  5. It could be possible for a minority government to form where both major parties find it untenable to throw baubles at Winnie. It's also amusing watching some of you forgetting what actually did and expecting more handouts to be forthcoming.
  6. Is Te Rapa safe ?

    Correct but the track condition certainly wouldn't have helped.
  7. This is well off the topic but Lake Ellesmere has always been unique in terms of eutrophication (excessive nutrients from land runoff) going back many many decades. It has survived as a fishery because of its shallowness and exposure to strong winds which keeps the water aerated. Plus that from time to time it is opened to the sea. The difference now is that the rivers flowing in are stuffed for a number reasons e.g. the Selwyn which has zero flow. What is being said that it is politically and economically untenable to fix it as it would put a huge dent into the local economy at an estimated $300 million annually. That is many farms will have to be retired. That die was cast long before ECAN came into existence. If we were the Israelis we would be tunneling some of that West Coast water through the Alps!
  8. It's a toughie and I can relate to your experiences although coming from the West Coast we tended to have too much fresh water! However while living in Christchurch I fish the tributaries of Lake Ellesmere once proclaimed the best trout fishery in the world. In the 17 years since my leaving Christchurch rivers like the L2 and Harts Creek have been stuffed. I see this week that ECAN says it is nigh impossible to fix the Ellesmere problem and it would take $300m annually out of the local economy.
  9. Slightly off the topic but Labours water policy is a dog. As a worker you will get hit in the pocket by the extra tax of some unspecified amount and it won't give you clean water. As a worker it will add another tax to your beer!
  10. Written by the breeders for the breeders. Since when did we have to import quality mares? Isn't there enough standing in paddocks already? Don't see any mention of assisting with race track infrastructure. I guess if they are not going to use tax dollars for the $15k minimum it must be coming from pokies. So will Winnie mend the amended bill to divert money from sports betting to racing?
  11. Do you really think that would be politically tenable?
  12. I appreciate the sentiment but there are some very analytical people in the industry and when they see proposed legislation such as the current Amendment Bill not only does their cynicism increase but also their pessimism. Their cynicism also probably extends to thinking any so called "positive" changes will assist the big breeders as they have always done.
  13. Is Te Rapa safe ?

    Had a look at the last weekends racing. You can see what I'm talking about with the horse that was put down. It hits sandy bits twice after the post and falters both times before the injury.
  14. I'd hardly call the Racing Act Amendment BIll "an iron in the fire." More a "pig in a poke." If you, as you infer, are close to the Minister of Racing are you able to obtain a copy of the analysis that was undertaken that supports the Bill so we can have a better chance of promoting it? That won't be the DIA analysis as it doesn't support it.
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