Rubbish. If they don't hold a betting licence they can set their own date and hold a race meeting under their own rules if they are not a registered club under the Racing Act can't they? What's to stop them? And if an overseas operator wants to contract with the club to take bets on those events, what's to stop that? I think you are the one dreaming.
There is no way they would be able to hold a meeting unless they come back into the fold. No date would be allocated to them and no betting facilities would be made available to them. Talk of bringing in an overseas betting agency could not happen. The TAB has a monopoly on betting on horse racing betting in New Zealand. Stratford are dreaming if they can run a racemeeting on their course under the current arrangements
5 Bucks !!!!!
Saturday's book was only $3 bucks !...free to Members !
Fantastic it was too......attendees on the day go to see the 'live racing' so don't want to be at Ellerslie and see a field from Gawler , America or even Caulfield ,when they turn a page!
Great to have the meetings at back of book [no America] with the Aussie racing showing quite a few facts,figures and colours.
The Riccarton races had that plus a comment on most horses.
As to the main purpose of the book Ellerslie ,it had a map of course facilities , plus all food options ,plus a guide to betting ,how to do it plus cost and percentages.
It had a list of Jockeys and their mounts ,ditto trainers.
It had a summary of all fields at front of book with pool options to bet into it.
It had a speed map for 7 races.
And it had picks , as well as comments on all horses ..and stats for last 3 starts including trials.!
Anyone who took note of picks ,consulted with MGuerins editorial in Herald and Teds tips on BGP ,would have done very well.....as many did !
I've read hundreds of complaints in recent years re the track ,the coffee ,the choice of beer , the choice of champagne ,the loud music ,the commentator , too crowded, too empty ,too many young ones , too many old buggers,the suits ,the white coats , the JCA , the jockeys , the security , the marketing , the signage,the ticket sellers, the SST etc etc,
But this is a first.......the race book !
I doubt if there is a better one anywhere !
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Lets say Stratford decided to run a racemeeting I daresay if requirements such as safety were met then they could. However then NZTR would ban any horse or jockey from participating at NZTR sanctioned meetings. Then it becomes a legal question is the ban equitable and fair. If Stratford decided to have betting the question would be how to get around the Racing Act and Gambling Act. Perhaps have an overseas agency provide betting to overseas customers only.
If Stratford did somehow find a way the local support would be mammoth. Like shoving it up the status quo.
I see Dashing Willoughby was bred by Meon Valley Stud going back to Miligram , Russian Camelot damside from one of their old quality familes, they breed some seriously good racehorses year in year out.
It's a racebook as a guide for that meeting runners , colours , breeding and brief form plus adverts for sponsors , not a full weekend formguide for everywhere . No one can do the form seriously from a race meeting race book for 5 bucks .
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O'dear how naïve OK just for you Goffs AK council SFO investigation , Christchurch Dalziel SFO investigation , and your much loved labour party under investigation , Chinese donors , it seems comrade cindy and her pack of useless no hopers have a problem with there Chinese donors , Serious FRAUD investigation started TODAY .
Much to look forward to and don't forget Nzf
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