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  2. slam dunk

    John Allen

    What a silly statement !!
  3. tripple alliance

    John Allen

    One day you might get your wish but that will be when the industry has shrunk by a good 60/70% . We all know racing has been struggling for many years , a change of ceo will change nothing . When co mingling , internationalisation was introduced that was the time when it was official , NZ cannot sustain a racing industry in it's current form , nothings changed today . If the current strategy's fail (messara) then only a hard nosed business approach will save anything . Face it most involved in racing are all to old , what good is any 5/10 year plan for most of us . I've been to 4 funerals in the last 3 weeks , ages 63 68 (not racing related) . A successful racing future will be 5/6 tracks , only approved trainers and first class patrons facility's , perhaps the young will return , without them racing will disappear . Currently the majority of trainers are elderly (50plus) and have no interest in change , they complain but are happy to ride it to the bottom .
  4. CosmicBlackie

    John Allen

    This f**ker and his team have been a complete waste of time. Good riddance.
  5. CosmicBlackie

    John Allen

    Exactly. Hate to be in the trenches with him.
  6. Ohokaman

    John Allen

    Jumping before that Performance and Efficiency Audit Report on operating costs comes out....?
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  8. Blue

    Ruakaka finish line

    That's great. As I said, to each his own and I doubt Kenny will risk his fellow. Could be wrong of course.
  9. MICHAEL HOUSE

    box seat ,debate on blood spinning

    I’m so thrilled with the response I got with my first horse done on ACS I’m going do another ..... someone tell that JACK SPRAT please. I’m up to two an there is no Manawatu meeting in sight—-
  10. TurnyTom

    John Allen

    No loss Pleased to see has gone, let's drain the swamp as more should follow
  11. Chris Wood

    One of the Best Weigh Ins Ever !

    Wondered where the name change came from! It was pretty testing, Andrew thought it was a wee bit heavy for him. Probably off to TeRapa tomorrow week for a 1400m race at this stage.
  12. Red Rum

    John Allen

    Sadly I really think you've hit the nail squarely on head . Now people know stakes not going up the sales could be a bath for vendors too especially lower end , even some syndicators might start to feel like they are pushing shit uphill.
  13. eljay

    Jacinda Ardern

    Winston was in Parliament today
  14. tripple alliance

    Jacinda Ardern

    I tend to agree with you weasel57 but I do have a suspicion winstons health might be a problem as well , he's been gone for along time . The friend of mine I quoted who went to stewart island also had a leg operation but in his case the operation involved removing a vein from his leg to replace veins in his heart . No doubt about it thought Winston is toast the next time around , abandoning cindy is his only chance to keep nzf alive .
  15. Red Rum

    Rodmar - Reece Cole at Rotorua

    Norway ahead game , the rest following re no whip . Walter Buick, William Buick's father was on Racing TV a month back. He has extensive experience riding the Scandinavian circuit . They only gave him a minute which was part of talking point segment but he would be the man for NZTR to contact as he went through the whole process of whip rules modifications as it changed over the years . He guards against total ban as in his opinion it changes things quite dramatically . He said every race full bore there now as drop a lot horses out its tough to light them up later in race as no whip to even show them .Sweden and Denmark allowed three cracks . The Kick On Maiden Chase on Pakaranga Hunt Club day is what needs sorting , both jocks employed plenty whip , plenty on run in and felt need to crack three in row bang bang bang machine gun style a few times on both horses . No mention in stipes but I'd suggest the racing authorities do not use that film as publicity to entice youngsters to game .Straight out of 1970s , would be better viewed on black and white TV for retro effect .Most places both be gone for month.
  16. MisterEd

    John Allen

    https://www.hrnz.co.nz/news/john-allen-resigns/
  17. weasel57

    Jacinda Ardern

    It may e the catakyst for an early election ....not this side of Christmas, but in 2020
  18. LightsOut

    John Allen

    Yes okay weasel57 your on the mark i went soft
  19. weasel57

    One of the Best Weigh Ins Ever !

    i meant Chris!
  20. weasel57

    One of the Best Weigh Ins Ever !

    welcome...were you happy with debut run of Voltaire's Secret?
  21. weasel57

    John Allen

    disagree entirely, LO. He is the man responsible for among other things the outrageously expensive FOB platform that isn't doing what he promised it would (incr revenue for stakesmoney), and the failure to create a more efficient management/ops team. Should not have had his contract renewed and should have resigned on 1July latest. IMO.
  22. weasel57

    John Allen

    The real worry is that he is staying on for another three months (at about $50k a month) and will be overseeing the appointment of his replacement.
  23. weasel57

    Ruakaka finish line

    A vet examination revealed he had suffered a heart fibrillation. Earned about $65k this prep from jumps racing and about $16k on the flat.
  24. LightsOut

    John Allen

    Agree that the current situation isn't his fault, the patch unfortunately got rougher and he didn't have the Industry knowledge to find the better going. Sadly also when you lack the knowledge and then get guided by management who also lack experience and knowledge your never going to get back on track. When your on the big bucks and you don't deliver the promises made to an Industry so reliant on positive results you have to put your hand up which he has done so full marks there.
  25. hedley

    John Allen

    Is there 700 still employed :o that number needs to be only 150 to 200
  26. Harry Newshound

    Follow up - Flaunting

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  27. Harry Newshound

    Follow up - Rukuhia

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