Huey

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    TAB to go tits up

    No you are completely right. Have thought this for a while, there is little point having the fields in the paper when they are consistently incorrect i.e. wrong day,wrong meeting, meetings of little irrelevance etc. A complete waste of money. Punters have become used to not getting good info from the dailies so they would barely notice the difference.
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    Is this happening in Petone

    A quote from Allan Jones regarding Rugby Australia,so true of nz racing on so many fronts "If you spend all your money on the roof and nothing on the floor, the house collapses."
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    Capital Value Disappearing

    Those type of mares aren't really being left empty though are they, its the making up of the numbers that is the concern i.e. smaller breeder , without them numbers will be very low.
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    Busiest sire in Australia 2019

    must have some very good ones coming through, 3 stakes winners to date and No G1 winner
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    Is this happening in Petone

    OK, I thought this might have been some logical thinking going forward to reduce costs for participants given prizemoney and participation are clearly going to dwindle.
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    Is this happening in Petone

    So they will now be racing where the horse population is? So no Ellerslie or Trentham anymore?
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    NZTR update

    You aren't wrong.
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    NZTR update

    Wouldn't a 20-25% reduction be whats saved by working from home?
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    Capital Value Disappearing

    I don't get this "breed what you can't afford to buy" in most cases you'd probably be better off not paying the stud fee and waiting to pick up a similar horse for 20% of stud fee with 18 months worth of costs already paid. I'm looking at a 5k stud fee this year, no way I'll pay that in this environment but what I can breed I can probably buy for $1k on GH in 18 months not much different if I go to a $10k stallion either.
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    Capital Value Disappearing

    it's going to take some innovation by a stud or NZTBA(not going to happen) to get mare numbers at a decent level. The most important thing going forward is going to be participation levels, both racing and breeding to find a way to resurrect the industry. Unfortunately I think the smaller breeder is going to be fair kicked in the guts as the next step will surely be the Messara Report on Steroids.
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    Rod Kafer in this morning’s Press

    At least there is an opportunity to vote on their participation, not that that vote appears to count though.
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    Thoughts to help NZ Racing....Please help !

    They could go to Awapuni ,Te Rapa or Hastings for that matter. It hasn't helped any having them in the main city centres. Not only that but there should be some serious consideration taken to consolidating services at club level also, what do all these people in these clubs do in between race days?
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    Thoughts to help NZ Racing....Please help !

    Start by setting up racing where the horses are, enough of this favouritism and get back to grass roots, where the sport will either live or die .
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    Thoughts to help NZ Racing....Please help !

    Why haven't we heard suggestions like that from the owners federation in the past? Why does it require a crisis to get some sensible thought going? Many have been advocating this for years, the rest of your suggestions have been active in the industry for sometime. Trainers Fed, Owners Fed, NZTBA all the same as NZTR.
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    Thoughts to help NZ Racing....Please help !

    I think it might make it worse the rationalisation that is, that will really show they have no idea at all.
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    Thoughts to help NZ Racing....Please help !

    For starters free racing for the foreseeable future (should have been happening for years) to get as many horses back in work and product out as possible.
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    Thoughts to help NZ Racing....Please help !

    https://loveracing.nz/News/30072/Pitmancallsforpenaltyfreeracing.aspx?utm_content=buffer3b629&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer&fbclid=IwAR2H2DfuQMbjE66pAdAN1ZTL4V1zcCM_-FHnEpnnOUldKDH4eIRfrBWIY3w
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    What next

    Maybe it's a time for real racing people to step up as a group and direct the ship or demand some answers, not just the usual suspects either who can't see past their own front gate or realise the involvement and participation of all matters in this industry.
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    What next

    They'll need Aus racing to be completely called off to do that.
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    TAB to go tits up

    Time to remodel the industry based on those that can survive of their own accord and take it from there. I fear (in fact it's almost guaranteed the way nzracing is run) this will be yet another excuse to kick the small guys fair in the gonads but this time with haste and certainty given the dire situation the industry is in. When in reality it should be an opportunity to see which clubs ,stables, etc have the ability to rebuild without industry subsidy,let the freeloaders fall to the way side they'll find something else to do.
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    Is this happening in Petone

    When we're the good times ? It's always been a massive struggle in NZ kept alive by the commitment and love of the game of many.
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    Some Good News

    "Approachable " so are the Jehovah Witnesses , whats your point?
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    Some Good News

    If you've listen to any press conferences or any other CEO recently you've heard 99% of what he says.
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    Some Good News

    How convenient.