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  1. 4 points
    scooby3051

    Merry Christmas to Everyone

    All the best to everyone who has contributed to this great year for us here at RaceCafe. Let's hope all our members and their loved ones, have a safe and Merry Christmas and all of us have a very prosperous 2019. Leigh.
  2. 4 points
    puha

    Ownership Clarification

    Guess most realise nothing wrong has transpired but it’s the integrity issue that we have had rammed down our throats the last decade or so that raises its head again . Surely if a jockey owns a fair portion of a horse it should be disclosed which it wasn’t . Then the day after Mr Marsh announcemed Danielle had a share and eyebrows were raised rightly or wrongly the details were changed .
  3. 4 points
    chiknsmack

    Ownership Clarification

    Jockey X rode both Horse A and Horse B at their last starts. Today he's riding Horse B. Can punters assume that it is because he/his advisors think Horse B has the best chance of winning and then factor that into their punting? Or do we have to wonder if maybe he owns a piece of Horse B and we don't know about it? Punting is an information game. You take a stack of information, interpret it your own way, and try to predict future events. The less information you have, the less likely you are to predict the future correctly. The less likely you are to predict the future correctly, the less likely you are to bet. No-one's saying that Danielle is a crook or anything. She appears to have followed the rules (IANAL). But if the rules allow for jockeys (or anyone, really) to have hidden interests in horses, the rules suck.
  4. 4 points
    HarryHindsight

    NZ TAB Response

    Bring back the pub bookie , TAB have shown they are not up to it.
  5. 2 points
    Chris Wood

    Ownership Clarification

    NZ Racing has all the official ownership recorded, you state on the forms what names you want to have disclosed in the Racebook. Some people don’t want their names in the book, is that a sin?
  6. 2 points
    von Smallhaussen

    NZ TAB Response

    I bet Matt is not his real first name - more likely Robert
  7. 1 point
    scooby3051

    Merry Christmas to Everyone

    All the best to everyone who has contributed to this great year for us here at RaceCafe. Let's hope all our members and their loved ones, have a safe and Merry Christmas and all of us have a very prosperous 2019. Leigh.
  8. 1 point
    I note Bruce Sherwin said on Weigh In that the offender was a person of “diminished responsibility” Which member of the NZTR staff was it ?
  9. 1 point
    Fartoomuch

    Merry Christmas to Everyone

    You are a genuine good harness supporter and good bloke to boot. Have a great Xmas and New Year Iraklis
  10. 1 point
    Stables

    Smokin By

    Suspect does not have to mean illegal or illicit it can mean lacking in judgement as I think was the situation in this case. Yes the horse was on the bit, but not so badly he couldn't have waited for a second or two for the passing lane to come up. If he had done that he would have won the race
  11. 1 point
    crustyngrizzly

    Ownership Clarification

    You are correct., Chevy 86.Only the name of Vela was listed when i looked.My first thought was is that the first horse Vela has had with Marsh. It would seem to me that any licenced person with a shareholding in a horse should have it listed for all to see.
  12. 1 point
    Ohokaman

    Surprise

    Now, now CP.....it's a lovely place.....just shakes a bit every now and then.
  13. 1 point
    chevy86

    Ownership Clarification

    You must have had the asian translation version of NZTR Scooby. In little old NZ the full ownership was not on the site on Sunday at any time.I was very careful in checking TAB, NZTR sites before the initial posting. ( BTW, is anybody else ready to puke over the lazy advertising gimmick of Love Racing, Love Golf, Love the Supercity etc etc?)
  14. 1 point
    chiknsmack

    Ownership Clarification

    So is a jockey allowed to unofficially own half a horse, not tell NZTR, ride another horse in the same race and strongarm their mount so the one they own wins? Are they allowed to do any of those things (for example the first one, which apparently was the case with Balios; while the ownership info on LoveRacing includes Danielle now, it didn't a few days ago)? The correct (as far as we know; who's to say there aren't more owners of Balios that no-one has accidentally mentioned on Trackside?) info is there for Balios now. How many other horses does Danielle kinda-sorta-own that NZTR/the betting public don't know about? How many other horses does Sir Peter Vela secretly co-own with other jockeys? If you don't need to let NZTR know the true ownership details of a horse, how many people who have been warned off are still secret owners? I have no beef with any of the people involved in this situation. I've had nothing to do with any of them (except as a punter). But having secret owners, and jockeys with secret motives the betting public don't know about, looks dodgy as ****. I don't think "It's sorted now, let's move on" is the right approach. It's not so much that we have bigger fish to fry, it's that this is part of the same stinking, rotting fish that is NZTR's ongoing incompetence. It's yet another example from NZTR's court that will further erode punter confidence in NZ thoroughbred racing, further erode turnover, and further erode stakes.
  15. 1 point
    Virtual.Stipe

    Surprise

    "Mr Jensen said he was looking forward to leading the HRNZ team and working with the board to deliver meaningful change" Well then top of his list, he should replace that incompetent Stand starter P Lamb!
  16. 1 point
    gubellini

    NZ TAB Response

    Matt Sole would be well advised to enrol in a remedial Public Relations Course. If he is serious about profitability why not scrap the morning American Racing product which would be running at a considerable loss. The turnover would not even cover the cost of printing the fields!
  17. 1 point
    rdytdy

    Jacinda Ardern

    UN’s migration compact ‘reckless, unfair, and unsustainable’ by Christie Photo supplied to Whaleoil It seems that we have signed… as if it was ever in question. With a Marxist who wants a top job at the UN in charge of the country, we were always going to sign the UN Migration Compact. At least Jacinda is true to form. The real sell out comes from Winston Peters but, once again, I wonder why we are all surprised? The Irish publication, The Burkean has written an interesting article about the possible consequences of signing this compact… consequences we are already starting to see around Europe. quote. It seems that a Marxist media is not something confined to New Zealand. quote. We have now learned that the compact is going to be legally binding anyway. Why bother doing it if members could just walk away from it? quote. Do you have a shortage of builders? Tough. You have to take unskilled labourers from North Africa, who speak no English and do not know one end of a hammer from another. You cannot select, or discriminate. quote. All immigration policy has been ‘discriminatory’ up until now. It has to be. Otherwise we would simply have hordes of people pouring over our borders. Oh, wait… quote. Already happening and this compact will make sure it just gets worse. quote. Thanks, Jacinda and more to the point, thanks, Winston. You could have stopped this. Whatever happens now is entirely down to you.
  18. 1 point
    I wonder if Brent Wall could fix a virtual race??!! Now theres a challenge!
  19. 1 point
    Online sports is huge, and it doesn't take a huge leap of imagination to get to the point where you have virtual horses created with random physical & mental traits that they have 'inherited' from their virtual parents. Trainers will have to try to get the best out of these virtual horses with combinations of different types of work, feed, and stable conditions, and then you will have jockeys (pimply youths in darkened rooms on comfy gaming chairs) controlling them under race conditions. There's already games out there that do this. The new generation is only interested in real horses once a year, but they'll watch this rubbish all year. The Greens will eventually win, the greyhounds are going to be on the wrong side of history soon, and then they'll get the momentum to severely curtail, or cancel, thoroughbred racing with actual horses forever - I give it 10 years. Like the demise of newspapers and programmed TV - if you can see it in the future, it's already here. I dunno, maybe I'm a bit grumpy 'cause I haven't finished my Xmas shopping yet...
  20. 1 point
    Ohokaman

    Surprise

    How Rennell lasted 21 years is a mystery....a giant yawn in the charisma department.
  21. 1 point
    Stables

    Smokin By

    It was certainly a very suspect drive by Nathan
  22. 1 point
    Counter Punch

    Surprise

    Considering the job is based in Christchurch and the prospect of moving there for anyone from somewhere else in the country is about as appealing as warm beer - were you expecting something or someone else?
  23. 1 point
    Hound Fan

    Positives in the CD

    And there will be new stewards at wanganui and palmy next year and there will be a breakin track at levin....and the 3rd positive is the board of greyhound racing have all resigned......shit i wokeup...still guess i was thinking positive....merrychristmas
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  25. 1 point
    Red Rum

    SWEENEYS PRE RACE COMMENTS(BURBLE)

    To be fair I prefer them sticking neck out rather than covering all bases like they do at times. They sometimes cover field the way a medium does in a show , anyone in audience know someone who died, were they old , right you with hand up , yes you the older guy , right is your great grandad dead,he is !!!! right ain't I great that kind of crap.