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  1. I imagine the trainer is a bit dopy. Balloted in a rating 88 when it could have got a start in a maiden over the same distance. Perhaps we need an intelligence test when people apply for a trainers licence.
    3 points
  2. eljay

    Counties Transferred

    Avondale - wasn't that the course they wanted to close and sell as being redundant. Not yet the new season and already needed. Masara/Peters/NZTR aren't you all clever!
    2 points
  3. TurnyTom

    Jacinda Ardern

    The reality is Dave she made an immediate call, which people will totally respect, no 48 hour delay or suppression of facts and therein is the difference
    2 points
  4. hedley

    Researching RIU lies

    A Lie is the transfer of information intended to deceive
    2 points
  5. DatoStar

    Son of Atlantic Jewel

    good to see son of Atlantic Jewel running in the Epsom Derby
    1 point
  6. That association with such a euphemistic name was really the Bookies' Union, back in pre TAB days. I have been hearing alarming reports about bookies getting huge boosts to their turnover. Why? Because the powers that be at the TAB are making betting such an unnecessarily difficult task. Call the bookie is a damned sight easier than negotiating one's way around a self service betting terminal, which is generally clogged up with dog racing from the "back of Bourke", gallops from Uruguay, Brazil and sundry other rubbish. The turnips, that run the TAB, even have trotting run by S
    1 point
  7. Apparently according to the CEO of Harness Racing they will be releasing the funding level for the 20/21 season next week. He stated that the stakes would be on par with this seasons level. I find it hard to understand how an announcement on funding levels for stakes can be made when we still haven't negotiated our share of the total distribution from RITA. Both the Thoroughbred and Greyhound codes are arguing strongly for a percentage increase in their funding levels and the both have good arguments for why they should get more. Obviously if they get a greater percentage then we get a lower p
    1 point
  8. Won after three or four starts with experience down on a much lower minimum than the 55kg tomorrow - this is a first starter - no Raceday Experience - and one trial - let’s see ...if it gets off the ballot
    1 point
  9. Be careful what you suggest , that one could thin the ranks a bit .
    1 point
  10. A great read Leggy, was worth the effort. Loved the pub bookies was oh so simple, pure win bet on tote odds with limits and a $10 free bet for every $100 put through, many a great Friday nite in the public bar punting on the nite trots A superb thesis
    1 point
  11. Full circle. They put TAB's into pubs to stop the money leaking to the Bookies. People want to bet but the TAB don't want to take their money.
    1 point
  12. TurnyTom

    Jacinda Ardern

    Dave, just realised who the journo is for the article, enough said - a bloody fantasy writer
    1 point
  13. Ohokaman

    Jacinda Ardern

    Sucked in Tom....?. https://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=12350209
    1 point
  14. What constitutes one as an expert? An expert, more generally, is a person with extensive knowledge or ability based on research, experience, or occupation and in a particular area of study. So your 100% correct driving 8 wins over 10 years would hardly define one as an expert in that field. On official statistics it would be very easy to discredit one as an expert in the field of harness horse driving if it was a poor percentage winning record wise which then disputes ability wise for that person to be labelled an as expert. But based on research one can become an expert without having had pe
    1 point
  15. Yes, he raced in the UK at two and three. As a juvenile, he once beat THUNDER SNOW in a novice - the latter went on to win the Dubai World Cup. He ended up winning the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster so went into the winter rated 114 and a serious contender. At three, RIVET kept very good company - second to EMINENT in the Craven and third in the Poulains. I don't think he stayed the 2000m in the Jockey Club and ended his European career with a sixth to BARNEY ROY in the St James's Palace. He ended up with a rating of 115 suggesting he didn't improve much from two to three and oth
    1 point
  16. I really can't see how the Taranaki Jockey Club could have got it wrong. From the companies office web site..... "A name change does not affect the rights or liabilities of the incorporated society, and doesn't affect legal proceedings by, or against, the society. Legal proceedings taken against the society under its former name may be continued against it under its new name"
    1 point
  17. Trump

    What is going on TAB

    If you continue to bet with the NZ TAB then you need to accept what you get. Otherwise, bet elsewhere.
    1 point
  18. scooby3051

    Mikie

    Mikie is welcome to post anytime he wants, and is welcome as is everyone to be on the forum...as long as the forum rules are followed there will be no issues...cheers.
    1 point
  19. LastOf40

    Improved TAB site?

    I had given up as I like to use an iPad while watching the racing on TV. But sure as anything at some point I would get the "white screen of death", a top taskbar and nothing else on the mobile app. Usually just before I went to place a winning bet, as is Murphy's 4th law on betting. I did convey this to their Support people but they suggested I use Chrome browser. I could have got more help from my young niece!. But got the same result. Re-installs, clearing caches, I went the whole mile. Probably out of technical curiosity than anything, couple d with a stubborn streak.. I opened up a Be
    1 point
  20. TurnyTom

    Improved TAB site?

    Absolute dog website being run by out of touch non racing people Just a very expensive fiasco and all the BS spin won't make the website anything other than what it is, a compete dog
    1 point
  21. One of the structural problems has been demonstrated by latest farcical situation where too many chiefs and it is clear the people in harness racing (ie real skin in game) including the unpaid on club committees elect part only of a board that has virtually no say in direction of the industry, (some may say "just as well")but no influence on the TAB or the Transition "experts" which actually are in control. therefore the whole structure is not working as it should. I have written many letters in last 6 months , and with the exception of manawatu President (many thanks to him) have had no repl
    1 point
  22. TurnyTom

    What is going on TAB

    I think it is the new Computer Tax where all successful bets have a 7.5 per cent deduction to pay for the Computer cost over runs. Liken it to the 10c per litre Road tax in Auckland.
    0 points