Mattski

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  1. Q1 - I am just wondering what this level of funding is likely to convert to in terms of say R72 and R82 horses racing on a Saturday thanks? How does $140m odd compare to the funding level in 2019/20? Q2 - I can't believe that we're paying $17m (?) odd a year ongoing for a very average web site on top of the huge initial bill. My Q is if TAB NZ is a new entity from 1 Aug is it legally obliged to continue paying this? Why not liquidate the original TAB and tell the people who sold us the original web site to get stuffed? (I am prob somewhat naive!). Thanks, Matt
  2. Q1 - I am just wondering what this level of funding is likely to convert to in terms of say R72 and R82 horses racing on a Saturday thanks? How does $140m odd compare to the funding level in 2019/20? Q2 - I can't believe that we're paying $17m (?) odd a year ongoing for a very average web site on top of the huge initial bill. My Q is if TAB NZ is a new entity from 1 Aug is it legally obliged to continue paying this? Why not liquidate the original TAB and tell the people who sold us the original web site to get stuffed? (I am prob somewhat naive!). Thanks, Matt
  3. I see this as the NZ racing industry's last chance. No one is going to give us another big hand-out in a couple of years time. Its time to work together and yes make some sacrifices for the wider benefit or we won't have an industry.
  4. But surely they could make that (some decent dates) a condition of doing what's right for the industry; i.e. We will allow our assets to be sold for our benefit AND the industry's but you guys have to give us some decent dates to race at Ellerslie. They will have a pot of money to put towards decent stakes so RITA etc. will work with them if they just be co-operative.
  5. If Avondale sold the course etc. for anything like $300m and; I). Invested it wisely. 2). Raced at Ellerslie Wouldn't they potentially be the strongest club in NZ and the industry be better off??
  6. On a slightly different note......... If you take a multi that incl a fixed place on a "Paying four places" race like the Avondale Guineas today.........Is running 4th effectively a win for your multi?? Thanks The TAB are pricing these as a first 4 market eh - i.e. Kiwi Ida and Volpe were about $13 to win and $1.70 to place last week!
  7. I reckon Cambridge should shuttle him back! They need a proven stallion now that Tavistock has unfortunately passed away.
  8. "....and Kingston Town can't win"..........his 3rd Cox Plate win I think. I think Matt Cross is excellent.
  9. I agree Trumpy he is still top class. Controlled that race beautifully on Haut Brion Her on Sat before last. Surely he has a big chance on Finche on Sat. They seem to make it tough in Aus for jocks when some of the handicaps (Epsom, Metrop) have 57kg top weights and lots of horses carrying 50-51.
  10. Thanks guys - what do you think about Prince of Arran? I thought it was a great back up run from the Lexus last year.
  11. Any European's coming down at 50 to 1 (ish) that might be worth an early nibble? Thanks, Matt
  12. Is he injured? Has any progress been started on the long awaited all weather track in the Waikato? Many thanks, Matt
  13. I punted Tyzone each way but Trekking was way to good form them eh. Geez James C and the blue army have had a hell of a year eh!
  14. Any updates thanks on if/when my bible might be back??
  15. Great thanks rdytdy. To be fair to CD he also had an horrific fall a few years back didn't he............