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  1. This is just bloody sickening. It would actually be hilarious if the decisions these clowns are making were not so important to so many people's livelihoods. The problem is you could fit what Glenda Hughes and John Allen know about the gaming industry on the back of a postage stamp, yet they are both experts at corporate speak and at hiding their ignorance. I'd like to ask them both, why on earth would you consider paying an overseas company to manage your fixed odds operation when you already copy the odds almost to the cent of Paddy Power for pre-game markets and Bet365 for in play without p
    6 points
  2. We'll probably buy a couple, some lovely families, even in the Festival sale, the thing is, I'm able to get them up and running here, use wonderful facilities for us here, then pick the eyes out of them, take a couple to AUS and use a satellite stable, or send them to a mate [leading trainer] on mates rates? But why? why oh why, we have everything here, always have, we just have poor management and poor stakes, poor infrastructure, and poor future, otherwise nothing would give me greater pleasure than to end my days travelling to and fro race meetings here plying our trade in exchange for resp
    4 points
  3. You can almost see now when this all comes home to roost Glenda and John will say "Yes, we f..ked up, sorry about that, give us our golden handshake and we will go. Good luck fixing our mess".
    3 points
  4. alltheway!!!

    NZRS.....

    I'm sure we will get to see an exciting group of c1 sprinters out of that bitch. Will certainly add to the depth of a Wanganui Wednesday meeting. I understand completley why he highlighted this particular brood bitch. Best of luck to the connections of this dog as you are going to need it.
    3 points
  5. It's not about 'stakes', firstly they need to bring back free racing, to bring us into line with most developed countries, then infrastructure, then stakes........get more people into ownerships and then you will deter good people like Paul Belsham and co from leaving the industry.....what a legacy to leave, both CEO's, the carnage of broken people, all because a once proud industry has foundered on the rocks, ''not our fault' is that the cry from the bridge? For Gods sake, something good must come from this meeting, just one resignation would be a start........does anyone really think Karen Z
    3 points
  6. THis latest indulgence by NZ racing board and Glenda is perhaps the stupedist of all far exceeding Stiassney's unresearched "merger" with Typhoon. The simple fact there is no one on the Racing Board competent or savy with IT development not too mention gaming. Given that NZRB is treading into Casino and lottery territory perhaps its time to investigate the combination of Racing Board and Lotteries Commision into one entity. The Racing Board insults all New Zealanders by outsourcing to NYX who probably themselves outsource to India. How many middle players do we need? No wonder
    3 points
  7. ROUND 1 - Saturday January 28 Three 2yo races and a bunch of sprints first up. Spot those speedsters ! Races are: 1. Trentham R2 - 1.23pm - New World Railway Metro 2YO Maiden - $10k, 1000m, maiden 2yo 2. Trentham R3 - 1.58pm - New World Stokes Valley Hdcp - $25k, 1200m, R85 3. Rosehill R1 - 2.40pm - Canonbury Stks (Gr3) - $150k, 1100m, 2yos colts/geldings SW+Ps 4. Rosehill R2 - 3.20pm - Widden Stks (Gr3) - $150k, 1100m, 2yo fillies SW+Ps 5. Trentham R6 - 3.48pm - Wellfield Desert Gold Stks (Gr3) - $70k, 1600m, 3yo fillies SWs 6. Trentham R7 - 4.23pm - Ne
    2 points
  8. Ok. As promised, Here is the lowdown on NYX/Openbet from a friend who is in a senior management position in probably THE biggest US facing offshore book. "We talked to them two years ago and they were talking US$1.6-1.8m for software. I have no idea what they are doing for the TAB, but $90 million cannot be a realistic number. $90 million would buy you a 1/4 share in William Hill and they would come and do it for free. "It's just another case of a state betting agency gone mad in an area they have no clue about. "I could have got them a deal for 40% of gross profit and no expens
    2 points
  9. Even if the Midget was interested in my views....he's not ,I'm banned and Im happy about it .......I would repeat what Ive said before. People in the modern world have little interest in horses......to get introduced to them you need to live near the open spaces and have few other options of things to do. More importantly folk just aren't interested in spending hours travelling to and hanging around racetracks.Even if they had modern facilities ,great coffee and $1 Beers ...no difference. Most importantly people will not put their hard-earned on horses running around a track.To
    2 points
  10. 1976- Master Dean Track Record 1980- Locarno Track Record 1982- Bonnie's Chance Track Record 1.56.2 3yo Mobile 1980- Armalight Track Record 1981- Up Tempo Track Record 2.01.3 2yo Mobile 1984- Master Mood Track Record 1.59. 5
    2 points
  11. Like Phantom i had never heard of nyx. Maybe my ignorance. I see they are listed on the NYSE however it seems a UK firm Open Bet is the crux of nyx. Seems just a loose arrangement where nyx can be made to look bigger than it is. Now the puzzling aspect is that nyx seems to trace back to an Aussie who used to be employed as some sort of betting inspector in the Northern Territory. All these outfits have the same spin vocabulary describing how massive they are but at the end the reader is no wiser. All in all it looks murky as you would think they would have a simple history page. Bit like the
    2 points
  12. Sickopunter

    Seriously?

    Its a lot better than the gallops. 3/4 of the costs to train and they race twice as often.
    2 points
  13. What is this obsession with being "front of the market" to quote Glenda. All we really need is for them to do the basics right. Surely Glenda and John would be the least racing knowledgeable and competent people to ever head the racing industry. Who was largely responsible for appointing them? Say what you like about the Aussies, but over there both of those two would have been gone long ago.
    2 points
  14. I'd get more excited if Jackson and co were looking in the mirror instead of out the window blaming everyone else I think.
    2 points
  15. I feel as though I'm repeating myself, but I will, the exciting thing about this meeting is that the gloves are off, enough is enough, NZTR and Jackson are bristling and they've assembled a team that'll clearly stand up to the NZRB and Glenda Hughes, they're empowered, Tony Pike is a reluctant and accidental front man but I can't help feeling that he's the right man, that this is truly a watershed event and it's the beginning of the end for the bludgers who've been feeding like parasites off the industry since 2003. Get on board Leggy.
    2 points
  16. Von Cettes has always been good at maths and with a 100% strike rate as Captain for the Spring Champions the mighty Waikato Chiefs I'll go again and try and make it 200%
    2 points
  17. I'm going to opt out due to my son and his family returning from Aussie after 7 yrs and living with us for some time. It will be hectic. I'm handing over to you Mark. Ace in the holes will still be forthcoming when available. Regards Globe
    2 points
  18. Mark, when it comes to ANZAC tipping leadership skills their can only be one nomination in our tack room for the Sharks Captaincy Position that being our long and devoted Captain Rees. His outstanding and quality " Ace in The Hole " recommendations brings pending excitement into our stable for the upcoming weekend. Mark, i'm just happy to be part of an exciting and skillful tipping team. I appreciated Ree's invite. In turn, i'm hoping, to pick a few winners on the day for the Sharks. Plus, weather pending, i'm heading out this Saturday Morning for my first Marlin Fishing trip with my Grand
    2 points
  19. not quite apples Vs apples comparing this to Fairtax though. Then there was a target - slash the Duty. At $30m or so and it was 5/8ths of f all for the politicians to all agree with the newly appointed Racing Minister in Helen's coalition Since then racing has acquired the poker machine license successfully - still doesn't come close to balancing the books though and things are what they are. The major target left is the NZRB itself - its cost structure and the way it can influence the 3 codes. An independent director I knew was appointed to the NZRB at the outset, however
    2 points
  20. biff

    Derby and Oaks

    That's what Warnie told Hurley.
    2 points
  21. Thanks for your input, Pete. Geoff (Lastof40) and I had a pow-wow and thought that what with having had a few Blues campaigns under his belt now, his excellent ability at picking winners, his good nature and complete reliability, Donald Tru ....er......Gordy (Gordy55) is the ideal man to be MIGHTY BLUES CAPTAIN this campaign. Brian (Kundalini) has plenty on his plate posting for a number of other players without adding anything else, and Pete is happy with whoever we choose as long as it is not him ! Very pleased to confirm that GORDY has accepted the role of MIGHTY BLUES CAPTAIN,
    2 points
  22. Wrinkles has all the qualities of a great captain in the Richie/Bren Mac mould. For the Shark boys We need the best as we must be favourites for this comp.
    2 points
  23. alltheway!!!

    NZRS.....

    wonder how many dogs would have broken 31 and 18 today as most winning margins were by 3L or more? Outside of Aherns team and a few of Roberts, the CD dogs looked reasonably weak today. If that's your idea of a strong meeting than NZ racing is doomed.
    2 points
  24. oh dear catalano us kats are all sweet and nice, but claws do come out when we are out for our prey
    2 points
  25. Ironic really, I don't even like cats - ignorant, vainglorious creatures, overly fond of sleeping and eating... ummm... ok, let's just leave it as it is
    2 points
  26. Here are the rules for newbies and those who want to check: THE RULESApart from the new scratching rule, the rules remain unchanged from the last comp which seemed to work well and met with little complaint.1. Players. Each team will consist of 5 players. If you can't play on a given week you may nominate a sub from outside the comp or have a team mate post for you although in the latter instance their selections on behalf of the missing player must vary from their own to some degree.2. Draw. The draw will match each team against another team every week until all teams have played each ot
    2 points
  27. Midget

    TV 1 story on pokies

    Because TV3 haven't resumed their breakfast show I've had to watch that dirge over on 1, it's a rather slow show, moving at about the same pace as the short term residents of a funeral home. Nerula would like it. Anyway Hillary Barry has just had Peter Dunne on ( he doesn't mind the odd pokie rort and actually funds his own electorate's Santa parade directly from the proceeds of the addicts they exploit in his neighborhood ) and silly old Peter, who turned up in fancy dress today wearing a bow tie made from a recycled blood stained napkin, and hair by Donald Trumps stylist, he announced t
    1 point
  28. eljay

    Herald Today

    Good to see the "news" that Mark is racing in Aussie this weekend. Never realised that!!! With the poor fields/programme tomorrow night at Alexandra Park I really would have thought that Michael would have highlighted this meeting - the only one in January in his meagre space allocation in this mornings edition. With the huge drop of revenue in December I would have thought there would have been a bit of a push to get some publicity for the local product. After all the last I heard he is still paid a "retainer" by the ATC - is that so?
    1 point
  29. You make this assumption, which many have in the past, that eliminating some tracks will help boost stakes at those tracks that remain. There has been no evidence of this happening previously. Opaki's demise does not seem to have had any benefit to Tauherenikau, Westport hasn't helped Reefton, nor has Nelson, Orari hasn't helped Timaru, Tapanui and Beaumont have hardly turned Gore and Wingatui into superstar tracks.
    1 point
  30. We're Doomed

    Seriously?

    I know it's an age old argument with no winner, but seriously it is hard to see how anyone could consider Gallops more boring than Trots when many of the big stakes races in the trotting code have $1.20 favs, who usually win. That virtually never happens in the Gallops. Compare just in recent weeks the NZ trotting Cup winner at $2 with the NZ Galloping Cup winner at $12.90. And the Auck Trot Cup winner at $2.70 (with other winners at $1.20, $1.30 and $1.90 on the night) and the Wgtn Cup winner at $14.90. There just doesn't seem to be much joy for the average punter at the trots. Certainly
    1 point
  31. kdt

    The Gauch to retire Feb 5

    https://www.racenet.com.au/news/130594/'The-Gauch'-to-hang-up-his-saddle He can for sure look back on a fantastic career in the saddle. Not lost from racing which is great.
    1 point
  32. Mighty 'Saders!! As Two have opted out of Kapitancy?? i think as i'm a newly retired 'Grumpy Ole Man' and have lots of spare time on my hands i shall try and take up the position of Steering our Mighty 'Sader's Ship to Victory through a Perfect Storm Brewing in this coming Comp, this year .. Any Oppostion or grounds for refusal ..please advise..?? Albeit we are usually slow to get underway there are times when we are fast out of the blocks but remember its the 'stamina and intestinal fortitude' of the smaller teams that make for a entertain/err/interesting enjoyable Competi
    1 point
  33. I went to the road show. The 70m was talked about as the total cost of implementing all four key strategies. See below from the SOI. About half of that was for the FO platform. If the 75max has morphed into 90m we are talking an extra 15m not an extra 90m and half of that has nothing to do with the FO platform cost. SOI.docx
    1 point
  34. Possibly true but we could then explore the arguments of turf racing v AW tracks, number of tracks, production costs, RTO, contribution to GDP.........but I can't be bothered, I'm just excited that Jackson, the breeders and the trainers have finally delivered an ultimatum and that sooner rather than later this is going to spill over into confrontation, and then we'll see the swamp get drained and those who're preoccupied with non racing matters will be held to account and made to comply with the spirit of Racing Act for the good of the racing industry, as it was intended. It's exciting L
    1 point
  35. lad27

    NZRS.....

    I follow the matings with interest but that one stuck out, how do you say 'dogs balls'. At the moment anyone can breed what they like but I feel a time will come when restrictions will be put in place for the bitch if raced, her performance will be assessed weather she can be breed from. Don't like the whole thought of that myself but I have a funny feeling that will come in a few years time. Good luck with your venture and look forward to the results in a couple years to come. P.S. i pick and choose when I want to make a comment
    1 point
  36. I know

    NZRS.....

    Tell me one of the dogs that won today that in your mind will be c5 and still racing in a year and a half ?
    1 point
  37. The charges are a reflection of what the accused told them a what the accused would plead guilty to. The penalties however reflect how I imagine the RIU actually feels about things.
    1 point
  38. Yir Tiz

    Avondale R1

    Race 3 Timaru 2015 ring any bells boys??.
    1 point
  39. PJ. There may be a problem editing one's original post due to the edit link disappearing after a certain time. Therefore if one posted say the previous evening or early on Saturday and a scratching took out one of your selections you would have to create a new post. For example in my post re the first race at Avondale on the other forum which was 2 hours ago the edit link has gone already which is why I had to add another post later rather than adding to the original post by edit. Thought I had better point this out. Cheers.
    1 point
  40. Fartoomuch

    Avondale R1

    On the positive side of things the winner looked a moral given its form in Oz in much harder company. Took the field in Q's with it.Originally paid 128 on TAB Corp but see that Teds horse has been declared a late scratching. A quick update == Q now 30.50 and winners price reduced from 5.80 to 2.50. Another NZ Racing FU Plenty of NZ interest later on in the last at Pakenham. Even changed its name
    1 point
  41. lad27

    NZRS.....

    Had to say something I saw when looking at matings on GRNZ site the other day. Banjo Boy x Judy In Disguise No problems with sire but Judy In Disguise 33 starts with 1 win in 18.02 @ hatrix and three placings. Maybe there is a cross or nick i 'dont see there but one hell of a punt to breed. I've tried breeding a litter once with not much luck and a hell of alot of cost involved and that was 5yrs ago, it costs more now.
    1 point
  42. chelseacol

    HAVE FAIL IN ME

    You should be reflecting you learnt a great lesson about backing 1.20 shots and kept all your cash. Time for champagne rather than feeling the pain mate :-)
    1 point
  43. Should I head to Karaka and buy a yearling then?
    1 point
  44. Trump

    Derby and Oaks

    Given that the "slugs" have dominated your Oaks and Derbies and other features for years Pogoson, I'm sure they'll be at it again, like marauding Vikings, reeking havoc on your carnivals 2015/16 season saw them not only win a majority of your derbies and Oaks but also a high % of your Group races. There are plenty of slugs getting ready for more action for the 16/17 season and it will be "business as usual".
    1 point
  45. Ohokaman

    Sophia Malthus

    What a great attitude this kid has, in spite of her current condition. The horse she was on sounded like a nutcase... Wish her well with the rehab. And nice to see the story on TV last night, even if it is more fodder for the anti-racing brigade.... http://i.stuff.co.nz/life-style/well-good/inspire-me/88690407/rehab-is-not-enough-for-trainee-nelson-jockeyturnedtetraplegic
    1 point
  46. When they rock up a few times in the trainers' hut at 5 am and share a few laughs and a cup of muddy tea from a stained, cracked old cup with the real grinders in the industry who they are supposed to be supporting, I might believe they have the industry's interests at heart. Chucking TR 800k of pokie money a season for 3 years is an insult to our sensibilities as someone already said.
    1 point
  47. biff

    Woodville

    Me thinks you have your name arse about, Mr Stuff Big, now that has a ring to it......who's we? when you mention ''we don't need Woodville''.....you don't speak for me, I thought Woodville produced a magnificent mat yesterday, and I'm used to training at Rosehill and before that Flemington, so bugger off.
    1 point
  48. "Alternate facts" Pam...? And it is for all three codes.....ain't going far is it....??
    1 point
  49. L.J.Shannon

    Woodville

    I think the exact opposite Chevy when I look at all the irrigated tracks around the country falling to bits! The racing yesterday I thought was outstanding . Yes it would have been great not to have had the heavy rain that we did but The horses yesterday came from everywhere in front midfield and several winners and place getters were in last 2 600 out. They raced on the rail most of the day. With getting probably 3 inches of rain over the last few days I believe the times were a good indication of the quality of the track. I have seen a lot of tracks soon as it rains they head for they outsid
    1 point