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  1. Ellerslie Race 7 1,4,8,11 Ellerslie Race 8 4,5,8,11 Riccarton Race 7 1,3,4,6 Riccarton Race 9 1,5,8,10 Randwick Race 1 4,7,11,12 Randwick Race 2 1,2,3,7 Randwick Race 3 1,2,3,4 Randwick Race 4 1,2,3,5 Randwick Race 5 3,4,5,8 Randwick Race 6 1,2,3,4 Randwick Race 7 6,9,10,11 Randwick Race 8 3,6,7,14 Randwick Race 9 2,3,5,12
  2. Betting on horse racing is a different ball game these days. 50 years ago there would only be a few races per day to satisfy entertainment and gamblers so therefore a reasonable take was warranted. Nowadays punters bet on far more races and through various bet formats. Its like a casino where they rapidly turn over the plays and as a result take only say 2% per game. The casino would quickly be out of business if the games such as blackjack were framed to rake in 20% Some corps web sites actually show the market% and at times I've known them to get down to 105%.
  3. Just quote us the % market at any point. Generous would be 110%. Somehow I doubt the word generous familiar at TAB.
  4. Randwick Race 2 1 - 5 - 8 Te Rapa Race 5 6 - 7 -12 Randwick Race 3 1-3-8 Hastings Race 5 5-6-7 Randwick race 4 2-7-11 Randwick Race 5 1-2-4 Hastings Race 7 2-3-7 Te Rapa Race 8 5-12-17 Randwick Race 6 1-2-8 Randwick Race 7 5-11-15 Morphetville Race 7 5-10-16 Randwick Race 8 1-7-8 Randwick Race 9 3-8-11 Randwick Race 10 3-5-7
  5. Trackside is necessary for racing. TAB is not. With new technology, banking products etc, clubs can run their own betting completely bypassing the TAB and the myriad of parasitic bookmakers feeding off racing. Prior to the 1950's there was no TAB. Racing still existed. The mobile phone with the ability of scanning documents or recognizing its owners voice means bets can be placed into a pool without any TAB involvement. TAB and NZTR duplicate services such as results, fields etc. All a punter would need is NZTR info. Dump the TAB and the army of directors, managers, consultants, chairmen etc.
  6. Following the Messara report I started the following thread late 2018. So the question is why Messara is starting his own racing blockchain business.? How much useful information did Messara withhold from the report??
  7. Randwick Race 2 4/12 Randwick Race 3 3/4 Riccarton Race 5 2/3 Te Aroha Race 5 7/8 Randwick race 4 1/2 Riccarton Race 6 2/4 Te Aroha Race 6 6/9 Randwick Race 5 6/10 Riccarton Race 7 8/9 Te Aroha Race 7 2/4 Randwick Race 6 1/8 Randwick Race 7 1/3 Randwick Race 8 1/2 Randwick race 9 4/19
  8. The advantages of 5G are still some time away. Obviously then there will be a plethora of possibilities. Smart broadcasters are gradually planning for it. TAB on the other hand destroys all the goodwill and leaves a sports organization to carry on into the 5G era. Someone tell me if thats good for racing.
  9. No it isn't. Many situations its preferable to listen to live radio then later replay the vision off a website. Lets say you are on the golf course or driving a car. What do you stop the car or tell the other golfers go find my ball I am watching the races. How do you snare advertisers and sponsors? Many still relate to the radio. If say Des Coppins was doing a live interview then no big deal putting the interview on podcast as well.
  10. Could have something to do with directors thinking every Aucklander is off to their beach cottage on the Coromandel.
  11. Races Feilding and Wairarapa both on Saturday and Monday. I remember carting my horse from Taranaki bypassing Fielding and onto Tauherenikau. Could have been the draw or ballotted out at Feilding but good decision we won at 40:1.
  12. Rosehill Race 1: 2/3 Manawatu Race 6: 7/10 Rosehill Race 2: 1/3 Manawatu Race 7: 11/12 Rosehill Race 3: 1/9 Riverton Race 8: 4/10 Manawatu Race 8: 2/3 Rosehill Race 4: 1/5 Manawatu Race 9: 4/8 Rosehill Race 5: 6/9 Rosehill Race 6: 1/3 Rosehill Race 7: 1/11 Rosehill Race 8: 4/5
  13. Congrats to all punters me included who bet on 140% markets you have made one bookmaker CEO NZ$2.5 billion richer over the last 4 years. How hypocritical TAB NZ telling us not to bet with overseas bookies yet go into partnership with Paddy Power and the likes of Openbet. The bookmaker model is not needed by racing. Hong Kong do alright without them however neither is the tote the best system either. https://www.theguardian.com/business/2021/mar/31/bet365-boss-denise-coates-pay-may-exceed-1bn-in-four-years
  14. Rosehill Race 1 6 -11 Riccarton Race 6 5 - 6 Rosehill Race 2 10 -13 Tauranga Race 6 5 -10 Riccarton Race 7 2 - 4 Rosehill Race 3 5 - 7 Riccarton Race 8 2 - 3 Rosehill Race 4 6 - 7 Rosehill Race 5 3 -11 Rosehill Race 6 2 - 3 Rosehill Race 7 2 - 6 Rosehill Race 8 3 - 11 Rosehill Race 9 5 - 6
  15. What a load of rubbish the article. Melody Belle is worth far more than Sunlight. They will be crazy to sell under $4M. Still couple of mill possible just by racing.