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    Just second hand...

    So you expect clubs with assets who have been treated appalling by the likes of NZTR and operated within their means and utilised their volunteer base to continue operating ,to front up and borrow money ,so that the same appalling cycle of treatment can occur again? I hope allot of these clubs think about what they are doing if that's the case.
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    Just second hand...

    Be a comedy ifit wasn't so real. How many times do people have to be told, NZTR do not invest in the venues they are closing and in most cases in the last couple of decades never have, too many tracks and closing the ones that don't cost you anything to operate is the worst business acumen that could ever be displayed ,especially if they can't sell them up.
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    Not sure if it's eligible, but how impressive is that Deep Field colt that won Heat 10.One of the only 2yos that didn't need to hug the rail and accelerated.
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    I'm sure they are pretty good for a club run mostly by volunteers, wouldn't cost the industry a helluva a lot from that perspective.
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    Winton Gallops

    And therein lies the problem with the whole venue plan, the tracks that provide the best racing should be the ones that are left to race not the tracks with the best stands,non voluntary staff or next to a population base, Generating revenue for racing is as someone has already mentioned all about off course turnover TV/Internet media etc. worrying about oncourse patrons outside of 3-4 racing centres is just an utter waste of resources and time at this point in the decline as is described.
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    Winton Gallops

    Silly decisions made, with no data, no analysis and no stakeholder input so it looks like your doing something, it's only going to get worse as more ill thought decisions like this are found out to be what they are over time.
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    What a shame

    When the industry continues to treat is own supporters/battlers with disdain is it any wonder no one goes and interest continues to wane?
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    As many have said on here , you don't need to be running around closing tracks, most of that will take care of itself via lack of involvement through the community,lack of use ,lease issues, financially etc. Which tracks are currently having issues with these Tauranga Pukekohe New Plymouth Thames any in the South Island?
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    John Allen

    On course attendance won't boom, especially when they are taking away a lot of the race days the public want to attend and replacing them with the same old dross, what you will find(and its happening now) is less race days than there is now and an even more confusing and ill thought out calendar and interest will continue to wane amongst the public,punters and owners you still need a very strong salable local product if the sport is to prosper locally and stop depending on Aus racing as a crutch for local racing.
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    John Allen

    Yes ,2000 less races to create the same amount of income as the 3000 races, how does that work?
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    UK Campsites on Racecourses

    Be awesome for people working horses in the morning with all the campers around and they are always soooo respectful of the racing industry participants!
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    What a great concept the Jericho is though, I can't think of a single concept here that hasn't been copied off the Aussies of note.
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    Weigh In - Shaune Ritchie

    Great post!
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    One of the Best Weigh Ins Ever !

    Of everything that was stated yesterday I can't see where there has been any improvement or even looks like being , apart from perhaps the animal welfare. Everyone is saying the hard decisions need to be made ,well that's just corporate BS, the fact is the hard decisions that need to be made are ones that will impact upon the 7 main race clubs he is talking about having a meeting with , messing about with country racing from NZTR perspective isn't going to achieve a lot imo. It looks like moving deck chairs for the sake of it and as you say been here 2 years hot to look like there is some progress. Any thoughts?
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    Ruakaka finish line

    Seriously though, why can't this club get itself a winning post? Or why doesn't the team running racing in NZ get on the phone to that club and see if they can help them get a finishing post? This is being beamed out internationally I expect and is an utter embarresment! Prime time race dates and a team who are doing their best to close down every country racecourse in the country and they can't hold a club to account on having a finishing post?
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    Murray Baker tells it like it is....

    What are the right decisions?
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    Best of luck, love his pedigree.
  18. The way this is written you'd have thought they had managed to double stakes, improve the handicapping policy and get the foal crop to double ... not just add an extra race to a programme ! MEETING NEWS Races Added to Hawke’s Bay and Matamata NZTR, together with significant co-operation from both North Island Programming Chairmen, Hawke’s Bay Racing, Racing Taupo, Whangarei RC and Matamata RC have been able to re-schedule two races that were abandoned at yesterday’s Taupo meeting. The Pak ‘n’ Save Taupo 3YOF race over 1100m ($25,000) will now run on Hawke’s Bay Racing’s Tarzino Trophy Premier Day at Hastings on 31 August. NZTR, together with Hawke’s Bay would expect a minimum of seven genuine acceptors for this race to proceed and see it as complementing rather than opposing the El Roca – Sir Colin Meads Trophy Listed Event ($50,000). The option of a shorter event (1000m) for all three years olds at Whangarei remains on this day. Furthermore, a Mdn 3YO race for $10,000 over 1100m has been added to the Matamata programme next Wednesday. This gives 3YO maidens the opportunity to race against their own age in the early part of the season and effectively replaces a race that was lost at Taupo.
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    Good offer I just signed up

    Doesn't that just give them a line on your horse or dog? Nothing comes for free.
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    Jockeys managers ???

    A lot of the jocks have trouble saying no, the Jock Manager acts as a gateway in that capacity imo.
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    John Allen

    So after Tax: 66 Industry Day races or about 8 Industry day total stakes money , incredibly good $$$ if you can get it.
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    It needs a proper bunch of racing people in that can communicate, think, analyse and understand at least a bit of what trainers and owners put up with... You're right is probably stuffed.
  23. Why Don't Industry days have a standardised programme around them. By this I mean why doesn't every Industry Day have a standard maiden-1200,1400,1600,2000(equivalent depending on track) same for R65 races then 1or two added. And should we still be running R72 on Industry days? If double noms for starters for a race should one extra race automatically be added depending on some criteria? Just some thoughts.
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    0amaru Abandoned

    Reschedule for Tuesday at Ashburton, good to see.