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  1. A thought: to pre-empt the probably illegal and certainly immoral acquistion of racing clubs' assets, would those denied racing days be better to sell their courses and invest into remaining clubs? More than P.B.T.C. just hiring to race at Hastings but buying a share of the parent club, to retain some identity and still have some power over their destiny.
  2. Is the plot (probably called a strategic plan) to have all punters do the work (unpaid) of gambling for the T.A.B., as banks have done with Internet banking? That has been very profitable for banks. With this 'plan', you hardly need attend races so no need for stands and facilities and refreshments. Taken to its (ill) logical conclusion, virtual horses could run in virtual races. The whole business could even be out-sourced
  3. By my simple calculation, the drop of 4.4% in Turnover/Dividends equals a loss of $127,000,000. That sum should fix the current financial problems but one must ask; Did nobody notice the declining returns? Supplementary questions; Why not? If somebody did, what action was taken?
  4. Is Parkinson's Law applying there? 'Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion'.
  5. Trying to help you, B.H. Forewarned is four-armed - like an octopus sliced into two by a giant cleaver, wielded by a passionate person on a mission! If that fate befell you, you would be Ho or GG.
  6. A shovel and a spade! Who is helping her? Boss should be worried.
  7. Is he a hurdler? No wonder that he can't win if he's doing all that stuff in a race!
  8. The advantage of radio is that one can do other stuff while listening, rather than being obliged to sit at a screen. Without Sky/Spark tv, or Radio Sport, might have to buy a newspaper to find the cricket scores.
  9. Why were the punters furious? Because their dishonesty was caught or did they seriously believe that the amounts were real? That they were spreading the story on social medium suggests that they knew. Taking money paid by mistake is a crime, unless the recipient can prove that it was genuinely felt to be theirs. I would take bets on them failing that.
  10. If racehorse owner is your sole source of income, you might have a claim.
  11. Imagine if your horse won and you didn't back it. Imagine if your horse lost and you didn't back it.
  12. T.A.B. - Those documents don't specify that racing clubs subscribed the capital if the loan, from banks/s, was only under-written by them. Was told that the loan was quickly repaid so the conclusion was that the T.A. B. owned itself. Read the book about its history, although a few years ago, and thought the same from that.
  13. May be that I was a little unkind as she won 2 Gr.1 races. However, you could find 100 horses that had a comparable record and she is a long way away from 'Champion'.
  14. He may be the best 3 y.o. in Australia but hadn't won much (1 at Gr. 1 level), and none against all ages. Promoted beyond his ability? Who was that bloke extolling the magnificence of that mare from Tasmania that had won bugger all? What has she done lately, as I can't remember her name