Whyisit

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  1. Came across this on their website . Often in the news for the wrong reasons have certainly turned the corner with the following decision. LOVE FOR OWNERS AND TRAINERS AT STRATFORD RACING CLUB Stratford Racing Club President Graeme Aldridge and Vice President Vaughan Keegan announced Wednesday morning that all track fees ,stable rental and jumpouts for locally trained horses will be free from April through until the beginning of the new season. It's primarily due to what has happened around COVID19 and the realisation that the industry is really struggling, so we really want to get behind the trainers and owners who support our club and assist them in getting their horses back to the races said Aldridge. We as a club can really feel the struggle out there and we just want to be a part of trying to assist those in the industry in getting back on their feet. We know there are only 60-80 horses trained at Stratford but they are all important participants in this industry, in getting it up and running again and we hope perhaps a lot of other clubs might follow suit in assisting their owners and trainers during this difficult time said Keegan. We've heard a few horror stories out there recently but we as a club just think its a time for compassion and recognition in showing that we really value the contribution that owners and trainers make to our club. Who knows it might be something we look at again in the future should it be required . We are all just battlers here but we are battling for the same thing and that's the future of this great industry said an animated Keegan.
  2. Maybe some have horses in their stable who’s owners are on the RITA board. Leaves them in a catch 22 position. would be nice to see some word from them on a united front.
  3. Whyisit

    The new calendar

    It was even quoted on radio News yesterday afternoon that a media release was to be announced that afternoon as to future racedates etc
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    MPI

    I think it’s more to do with the bigger stables not being able to go to Oz. May have been a differenceif Oz was still an option to race at.
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    Racing Bill Submissions

    Do you honestly think the trainers will go to New Plymouth They get horses in good numbers because of the lower rents and costs the club charges and in some cases they own their own stabling facilities . New Plymouth can’t handle what they have got now Surprisingly I am told the NP trainers have to gone Stratford and Hāwera to gallop their horses so their track can have a month recovery . wouldn't YOUR two million be better invested in a Bryely Park facility. . The land and tracks are already there include the stabling as well that’s what I would call a goldmine investment in racing for the future. The Club has been happy to help out the New Plymouth trainers in the hour of need. NO NEED TO CHANGE ANYTHING
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    Racing Bill Submissions

    Get real TA racing just doesn’t rely on race days. Somebody has to produce the product to race sitting on your arse with four race days at New Plymouth doesn’t produce any horses to race.. They are investing in racing with their training and their accounts show they are doing well enough to not go down the gurgler.There are plenty of young people investing their lives training at Stratford. Most go the whole hog broodmares to racehorses.
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    Racing Bill Submissions

    So you are happy to invest the poineers through to the presents hardwork take it out of freehold and put into a shakey lease agreement just for a raceday and as you have indicated before f*** the trainers, owners, stablehands, jockeys,horses etc.
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    Racing Bill Submissions

    So you want one days Racing in New Plymouth to satisfy the pioneers against. 365 days to continue as a training track I know what would fostering racing in Stratford would mean to the poineers .
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    Racing Bill Submissions

    You don’t get it TA . The people who established the track did it to foster racing in Stratford not New Plymouth Hawera Or the rest of NZ. The Club is being stripped of a Raceday at Stratford in a last ditch effort by NZTR RITA to force them to relocate and prop up New Plymouth. .
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    Racing Bill Submissions

    why dont you look up their balance sheet off the Incorporated Societies Website.
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    Racing Bill Submissions

    T A. They don’t have a race date and I’m sure that they won’t go belly up. Dr Blue shouldn’t have to go further to ply his trade. Doesn't your assertion about stake money apply to o most of NZ Racing Clubs or are you just saying Stratford would fold.
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    Racing Bill Submissions

    You argue wrong T A Councils would dearly love that racing continues in their districts so it wouldnt be lost to racing regardless whether it loses its raceday or not To them its still a business for the district. So a financial club in no way has the wolf at the door just bends over and gives their asset up. I'm sure track donor's / financial backers / farmers would turn in there graves if that happens because its safeguarded in their constitutions as to what the track donor's / financial backers / farmers desire to happen Take your arguement further RITA want Stratford to go to New Plymouth. NPly Council land lease, at present the Club is in limbo with the Council as an annomally in the legal process of lessee ownership. It has been suggested by members of the NP council that the Racing Cub get the lease back for 10 yrs at the previous rent and the pay market rent after that for the privelege of racing there. A rough estimate woud be around $150,000 -$160000 a yr. How long would the club up there last. Im sure the track donor's / financial backers / farmers would turn in there graves if SRC just roll over and went to NP
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    Racing Bill Submissions

    That’s there so that Nztr can keep their hands clean of it. They want one Club and their trainer committees to close down (clubs talk between themselves) fellow trainers of another club. With Winnie wielding the axe for the final say. And for what. Less horses being trained . No gain at all .
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    Racing Bill Submissions

    Nice to see you can’t read what I said. lol
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    Racing Bill Submissions

    You conveniently leave out the contribution the Stratford Racing Club MAKES TO TO THE WHOLE INDUSTRY BY training eighty plus horses . one trainer I believe has 50 horses on her books . Now tell me TRIPLE ALLIANCE how are you going to quantify and qualify compensation for that trainer if Stratford has to close completely. its no fault of hers or the Stratford Racing Club this is going to happen.