Huey

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  1. Huey

    Big news right here

    I'm sure Wairoa revenue streams are unique also , as are other venues , I'm not comparing Trump you are. I just don't see why the track with 10 trainers who all have 2 horses each (that you quoted) should have to roll over based on your assumptions ,if the local community want to race there and those 10 trainers are happy to keep the place going then best of luck to them, they'll probably do more to enhance racing in their district than several other venues, robbing Pete to pay Paul is only a solution for a short period in time and its been tried before and it doesn't work and won't work now.
  2. Huey

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    Of course it is , if the race day is well patronised and its a successful event why would you want to stop racing there? How many horses trained at Wairoa? They haven't stopped racing there? How many trained at Te Rapa or Ellerslie or Trentham?
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    We seem to be hearing this all the time, in Aus this in Aus that.Surely Ellerslie is a good example of what is being asked and with the exemption of Karaka Millions night and possibility the other twilight meetings have the young ones you referred to really grasped racing like they have in Aus? I went to 5 holiday meetings over the Dec/ Jan period at smaller country clubs and guess what there were a lot of families and young people involved at these events(and no I'm not comparing the time of year to G1 days at the bigger clubs I realise there is a difference) but I don't believe the same crowds would have been at meetings at the likes of the bigger venues had they been at that time of year, so why are we trying to go out of our way to crush something that works when we should be doing something to enhance it?
  4. Huey

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    It's going somewhere Leggy , somewhere close to tearing the industry apart culling off the interest from the real racing type person and selling its soul to the fickle, once its done that it'll be truly farked and these fools running it into the ground, like they will know they have done a great job.
  5. Huey

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    I agree with your sentiment, but isn't that what is already taking place and been pissed up against the wall? Why would you take the races away from the events and locations that the people want to go to?Doesn't make any sense to me, plenty of opportunity to go to the big days at the few tracks youre mentioning and on many occasions they ain't well patronised.
  6. Huey

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    Plenty of reasons to keep them open so long as there is enthusiasm to do so and the place can operate financially and from a safety perspective. Youre not one of these dreamers who thinks we can replicate the Asian model are you Trump?
  7. Huey

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    Article in ANZ Bloodstock News.
  8. Huey

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    You're correct most of the ones they won't bet on are the Metro NZ tracks that are currently being overused, its become a snore fest and its going to get worse if this type of thinking is allowed to elaborate into action. Based on youre thinking Victoria should be getting rid of Kilmore,Cranbourne,Packenham,Benalla,Geelong,Ararat.Avoca,Bendigo,Colac,Casterton,Mornington,Werribee,Yarra Valley etc etc etc? Why would you get rid of something that contributes to your product for nothing? I understand the part about stealing it , but too many tracks that's up to the communities that operate them to decide not the MAC fairy.
  9. Huey

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    That's wonderful , but it doesn;t ring any bell in this context? So assets that don't belong to the industry , haven't been created or sustained by the industry are being identified as undervalued?? Then sold off to enhance value for the industry?
  10. Huey

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    You're correct it appears to be heading that way, it's got very little future in this country if it heads that way.
  11. Huey

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    I'm sure he didn't get rich by wanting to sell off stuff that wasn't his to sell?
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    Pretty disappointing to read comments like this: Valachi Downs owner Kevin Hickman is hoping the government’s move yesterday is a step forward for the industry but remains pessimistic until seeing Messara’s recommendations, such as closing down more than 20 New Zealand racecourses, come into effect. “It is definitely a step forward because if it doesn’t get sorted out we won’t have an industry,” Hickman said. “We have been doing this sort of thing for years. They have got to get rid of these little country tracks and put the money into the metropolitan courses. It is a no-brainer but some of the people they have got on the boards (in the past) don’t seem to have enough go to create change.”
  13. Huey

    Down come the Fees....

    How about the fees for Trapeze Artist and Zoustar. $99k for an unproven stallion..wow wonder what IAV will go to.
  14. Part of the reason NZracing has become so boring , racing at the same boring venues all the time, the Venue Plan would have been better off re-igniting some of these venues instead of attempting to de-licence them. There is just no decent initiative shown in NZ racing and that's why it continues down a slippery slope. My understanding is that these venues that lost licences weren't even offered alternative dates , that defies comprehension.
  15. What all clubs should keep in mind with regards to the Venue Plan is that the first Stage is called "Phase One", I'm sure they can work out the rest.