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  1. 14 points
    hedley

    John Allen

    I'll just reiterate this one more time...and that is that for thelast 20yrs...we've been run by Globalists through the corporate channels..the last 10 yrs has been rampant management by Crisis..and Allen is working To those ends.,...posing as a leader with all his buffoonery and bluster on a series of promises that he still chooses to enact. NZ Racing has been given a death sentence all the while we are expected to 'stomach' what we're told is best for us..including the smashing of the T.A.B. interfces for betting..and the withdrawl of free to air TRACKSIDE. RITA will be the final hurrah as they impliment there closure agenda
  2. 14 points
    Dear Chestnut , You're a superstar ! scooby3051 must be feeling over the Moon at the amazing new Tipping Competition's you have recently brought to Race Cafe and produced for all of us to enjoy . The hard work you must put in is truly appreciated by all of us player's. My favourite Race Cafe Tipping Competition was the old Group (1) One Tipping Competition . You are a true Tipping Legend and inspiration to us all. Chestnut , you are the best ! Young lady , keep up your good work .
  3. 13 points
    tim vince

    Chris Dell is

    A star.rode in the Monte at Auckland late last night goes to rotorua and wins a race.great bloke who deserves more goid rides.goes to new Caledonia, fought terrible injuries and always a smile on his face.
  4. 8 points
    Trump

    Not a good look

    AWT’s will drive punters away, especially the big ones. That’s proven behaviour in Australia. The Toowoomba AWT was not wanted by trainers and RQ ignored them. They were advised that horses will suffer from more injuries. After a short term and $m’s spent, the Toowoomba AWT was ripped out! Poor fields and no betting. Why don’t people learn from others?
  5. 7 points
    We're Doomed

    80

    Back onto my pet subject. Despite Ashburton racing today, Timaru on Friday, 70 kilometres and less than an hour down the road, currently has 80 nominations that will miss a start unless fields are split. NZTR has indicated they will split the two maidens, but still 56 horses will miss a start. One maiden race alone has enough noms to run three full races. Contrast this with Otaki on Saturday, which has a grand total of 67 noms for the entire meeting. One maiden has been dumped and the other has four noms. So 67 noms for Otaki and 56 horses that will miss a start altogether at Timaru, even if fields are split to run ten races. My point is that this is incompetence, on quite a grand scale. There is betting product available in vast numbers in one part of the country and numerous people wanting to take part in the industry, but they are being treated like shit to be blunt. If an all weather track is intended to keep horses going through the winter it would be a disaster for the SI, which can't cope with the numbers of horses it has already; horses that are more than happy to race on the tracks that already exist. In all of the radical plans to revitalise the industry I have yet to see any discussion about how this problem will be resolved. I just can't get my head around how closing Waimate, and potentially Timaru for god's sake, will somehow solve this problem of heaps of horses but no opportunities in one part of the country and heaps of race meetings but no horses elsewhere.
  6. 7 points
    What happened Waterlea....we just kept slogging away...thanks to everyone it was a super fun comp..Maria this is a great concept...well done and thanks for everything as always.
  7. 6 points
    We're Doomed

    NZTR board candidates

    I think Luke Radich would bring a lot of skills to the role and the industry would be bloody lucky to have him. I don't know the other Luke. It would just be great to have someone in a position like that who actually has some knowledge of racing and a passion for the industry. The 30 year trial bringing in total outsiders doesn't really seem to have worked.
  8. 6 points
    Thanks all for playing today Lovely to have the company. I will do a check of the results and if needed, will restore any damaged totals to their deserved glory Have a wonderful rest of the weekend and a warm and safe week ahead - Catch you next Saturday!
  9. 6 points
    Jeep

    Auckland Race Caller

    Great to hear Jason Teaz commentating at Alex Park tonite . No nick names ,no all dressed up , just accurate commentating! Good stuff Jason !
  10. 6 points
    Red Rum

    Thatz David

    Salt and pepper , are you named after condiments or the old rap band . As mentioned in previous threads they don't have enough highweights for me to ride .They would need to be highhigh weights . OK spent a bit on racing in past , punted for decades , been to races all over the world , accept when Iam in the wrong, but cannot have an opinion according to you . Right to make you happy , every horse is a champion , every jockey good and never makes mistakes , every trainer good and never makes mistakes , all breeders make right mating , all tracks are the best and iam not luckily but if I was hard up and can only afford to have a dollar ew once a day but love the game I SHOULD NOT have an opinion on racing . Hope unless your premier league footballer or All Black you don't have opinion on football or rugby.
  11. 6 points
    We're Doomed

    0amaru Abandoned

    I get the impression the half-witted idea to have an all weather track in the South has been quietly forgotten. There is absolutely no need for it, with several tracks down there providing good going for most of the winter. We couldn't afford to race on one anyhow. If we can't afford to race at Waimate, which costs nothing for the industry to run, we could hardly afford to race on a multi million dollar all weather track. Dozens of horses are eliminated in the South every week in $10,000 races. I can't see much point spending millions of dollars on an all weather track and then running $10,000 races, which would probably only start 12 horses, and then continuing to eliminate heaps of horses. The industry would be no further ahead; in fact millions of dollars down.
  12. 6 points
    Yes Wrinkles..you are 100% correct Maria is a superstar and the comps are really good fun for everyone. And thanks to all of you for supporting them so well.
  13. 6 points
    What an outstanding high-scoring match between Trentham (City) and Waterlea (Provincials). I make it that Trentham edge Waterlea 280 to 275 …..Trentham hitting the front for the first time today in the very last bound. Top stuff Trentham ….Maria, Leigh, Swoopa, Von Smallhausen & Memphis. It took a great team to beat us, because we were 'on fire.' And you were a great team. Hard luck us Waterleas …..we did the Provinces proud. Close ….but no cigar. Great comp, Maria & Leigh. A fun-filled Saturday afternoon/early evening. Thank you both.
  14. 6 points
    I have just checked with the International Cricket Council and if the teams are still tied at the end of the 'super over' - the winning team shall be the one whose horses dropped the most poo's in the birdcage.
  15. 6 points
    Watsup

    Glenda Hughes

    I have been in the greyhound industry for over 50yrs. I just cannot believe what a pickle we are in .I believe that there is a lot of corrupt people in our sport both in admin and club level .For Christ’s sake people get your shit together or we won’t have a sport soon.Elections are rigged ,money going overseas,pups prices are to high ,the small trainer cannot afford to participate ,Far to many spongers in Wellington.Come on clubs stand up and take control back put people on the board that arnt afraid to show some balls toss a few of these spongers to the wolves PLEASE
  16. 5 points
    scooby3051

    SUBZERO

    Subbie Update July 28, 2019 by Thoroughbred Racing 0 comments Nikki Salisbury Hi everyone, A little about today’s visit. Once again Subbie lit up when we went in to see him before we even got to his stable. He was again his bright, perky self and was very content. Soon after we arrived a truly lovely couple arrived to pick their pony up and they brought Subbie a bag of treats which was so kind of them and Subbie was very grateful. They gave him a cuddle and a pat and then went to get their pony sorted. Earlier in the morning Dr Sarah opened up the feed bin door for him as she knows that (like at home) he loves to have a full view of everything going on. So this lovely couple had sorted their pony out and had to walk past Subbie’s stable to get him out. Well all 8-9hh (at a guess) of this divine little pony had to meet and greet Subbie. Now, Subbie has never been a huge fan of ponies, we don’t know why, but he would either totally ignore them or get stirred up and very annoyed about them. So to our surprise as soon as he saw little “Neddie” his head was so far out his little “peep hole” and he was soo excited. They were even touching noses and giving kisses at one stage. This pony could have fit well under Subbie and Subbie just loved him. He had a snort/blow first (likely Subbie saying “hey buddy, I am the boss here”). You would not have guessed quite how unwell he has been/was. He had cuddles with Mum, Dad and I again. Tried to sit on dad’s lap nearly . He covered my head to toe in feed but preferred to eat it straight off the blanket on my lap than to eat it out of the bucket . But I got to have cuddles and kisses with him which always makes me feel better when I am not well and in pain. His bloods came in while we were there and some levels were the same as yesterday (which is still good) and one of the other markers that is a sign of the Peritonitis had actually improved. When they scanned him this morning, the infected fluid had not come back to anywhere near what it was the day before. We are so grateful to the whole team from the amazing vets to the vet nurses to the rest of the staff including the wonderful people in the office who have been taking the incredibly kind wishes from people who have dropped in with cards and treats and beautifully kind words and prayers. It’s amazing and we are so grateful to all of you for your support. Subbie loves you all as his extended family and he knows about all your beautiful words and prayers. Thank you from the bottom of my heart. I have also added at the end two photos of me with Subbie when I was 6 months old. We had already owned him quite a while (just before I was born). I grew up with him in my life to this very day. He knows me better than I know myself in all honesty. He takes such good care of me, always has. Through my journey over the past 4-5+ years I have battled my own serious health issues, and when I became reliant on the Crutches and then the wheelchair, I was able to lead him from the wheelchair and the crutches and he would take tiny baby steps (just like when I was a toddler and learning to walk, he would take baby steps behind me with the front of his face straight down my back as though to support me, shattered we didn’t have the camera with us and sadly camera phones didn’t exist back then ). I have added a couple of other photos of him with me too, just to share. There were a couple of them that as you can see we’re taken back in summer. I am truly so blessed to have had him such a huge part of my life as his owner. Kind Regards, Nikki
  17. 5 points
    von Smallhaussen

    Bet from last weeks comp

    As this was the only collect for your $250 prize, I am happy for you to retain the $90 and put towards the next team comp. Thanks for the continued comps and prize offers.
  18. 5 points
    Boss Hogg

    John Allen

    Its a Lights they should have taken the same stance as Boris and get rid of the people who have caused this shambles .The TAB web site should have been the final straw.Instead they keep them and even give them promotion.I dont follow Greyhounds but can imagine they would have top people who could take over running the Greyhounds .I bet some of them will be p### off with big Glenda taking over .How is that allowed to happen?A lot of you would have owned or managed business and Im sure when you need to get to change management because things are going bad you remove them even if there is a cost involved.RITA should have done that but some of them being from the old school have kept there buddies on or maybe they did not have the power to do that.Also the first thingthe should have done was bring back freeview [Aussie realised that years ago].But no they have come up with a you beaut deal with Spark we can see were thats going when they pull out of Sky they will tell us about how good this Spark deal is for us ,I must go Ive got a headache.
  19. 5 points
    We're Doomed

    John Allen

    As I have mentioned before, it is quite strange how the TAB now seems to be running the whole industry. 30 odd years ago the TAB was purely a service organisation that basically did as it was told. Quite weird how things have turned out. Back in the day no one would have expected the CEO of the TAB to know much at all about actual racing.
  20. 5 points
    Insider

    Not a good look

    And we want these crap tracks here! There will be millions wasted once again. I was told on Sunday by a person close to the action that they are about to start on installing the Cambridge one, and that they intend to hold some races on it too, rather than just use it for training. My projections: 1) Cambridge track fees will go through the roof. (Because of servicing the loan and the maintenance costs.) 2) Proper races will never be held there. 3) Official trials will start with good numbers and slowly dwindle.
  21. 5 points
    Race 1 : 3 6 Sir Elton x Haut Brion Her BEST BET 1 Race 2 : 4 8 Rosewood x Te Toro Pearl Race 3 : 2 3 Sasko x Lord Belvedere Race 4 : 1 4 Mask of Time x Wu Gok Race 5 : 1 2 Dr Drill x Loveisili Race 6 : 6 9 Twilight Run x Killavally Race 7 : 1 5 Yogi x Azuro Race 8 : 5 7 Silvera x Magnufighter Race 9 : 9 12 Don't Leave Me Out x Natalia Race 10: 6 7 Paghman x Poet's Landing BEST BET 2 The very best of luck today to my 'Waterlea' provincial team-mates Kloppite, Hall, Ivanthegreat, and PJ in red-hot form. A high-class lineup today from 'Waterlea' for sure, and I'm seeing them there city-slickers from Trentham struggling to match the hot pace we'll be setting ! Thanks for another exciting comp to ramp up our Saturday, Maria ….your hard work and immaculate running of these comps is much appreciated. And thank you for supporting these comps Leigh ….great stuff. Good luck, everyone. Cheers, Howie
  22. 5 points
    Bimbo

    RITA's Rolling

    Some guy said he was going to build 10,000 houses a year. Found out he couldn't. Still has a job. We're still paying him the same. Another guy was going to plant 100 million trees a year. Hasn't. Just say what you like. Nobody cares. You have to use big numbers though. Nobody would be impressed if you said racefields was only worth about $75,000 per month.
  23. 4 points
    Insider

    John Allen

    I think that it’s probably cheaper to keep him! Give him a prick of a job like, sack his mates. Then and only then, may the penny drop!
  24. 4 points
    We're Doomed

    80

    Sadly, I am beyond being astounded. Programming isn't all that hard, but it is obviously beyond anyone currently employed in the industry. Why you would entrust anyone with millions of dollars of spending when they can't get any of the basics right is quite staggering. I have never seen any comment from Rita or the like about getting the basics right. Heaps of people looking at the "big picture", but no one capable or interested in getting into the basics; it's as if it is below them all somehow. When you are on $200,000+ a year I suppose small details seem insignificant. I really do think that unless the trainers take a much bigger role in the industry then it probably is stuffed. Sadly the more capable ones seem to be deserting the sinking ship, and who can blame them. All very sad really. Imagine how staggered we would all be if Rita came on here one day and said "we have noted the problems you are referring to, and we do have plans to correct the imbalance between horse numbers and race numbers". Pigs and flying come to mind.
  25. 4 points
    Spikecity

    One of the Best

    I think Olga Korbet was a half or full sister to Noodlum and she was pretty smart