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  1. Well said Archer Been to Avondale a few times even the night races once yes the grandstand is a problem but they do not need a huge grandstand anymore.. A perfect place for Shane Jones to sling a few million to build something modest and he will be able to say I have saved the racing industry millions because I think there will be a lot of water to run under the bridge with litigations etc etc before we see Avondale people happy
  2. sign up for Arion Pedigrees Race Tracker Its all free the service is great (better than even the old TAB website was) and the whole system works
  3. This will make an ideal climate for bookies in pubs just like the old days 40 years ago every pub had its resident bookmaker usually in the public bar (not many public bars around now) In those days if you got shut out because the bets had to be sold by the TAB 30mins before the race you could sneak into any public bar and find the bookie..It was a great system and produced many characters and stories of bookies being taken to the cleaners or being sprung bythe cops. They all had their lookouts but every body knew who they were and it was usually cash or if the bookie had access to a phone they used to take a phone bet etc etc .. I imagine the RIU unit they would be fully employed???? I agree with Turny Tom OMG.. AND.. they would have to get the website fixed first cos on my mobile phone I have been shut out more than once when trying to place a bet
  4. My prediction for budget next week Winston will drag his mate Shane Jones into the office and say look here Shane unless you can find 60-70 mill for NZ Racing from the provincial Growth fund in the budget we will both be History in November so see what you can come up with!!!
  5. Well that's 1/2 the problem solved who is the Fairy Godmother who came up with the rest RITA???
  6. I understand the AWT at Cambridge is underway and due for completion sometime in August Can anyone enlighten me as to who is paying for it and how much is the budget Is RITA funding it ???? and if so how much have they spent on it
  7. This guy is amazing and movie was made 3/4 years ago Don't know how he stands at the moment but work it out for yourself 4000 winners over 20 years is 200 winners a year!!!!! Just checked Wiki he now ridden 4358 winners and most of them over jumps Think he might have retired now a very wealthy man
  8. TAB don't work on old site anymore and its too hard on the new site Asked several times and the best they can come up with is you get a text about 30 mins before the race You also have to enter it into your favourites which have to have had a start so a first upper don't work at all Anyway the other way is go to Arion Pedigrees and register (its free) they have race tracker which is brilliant You get an email when the fields are announced then another one on raceday then another one after race to let you know how it got on Its Brilliant and free Too hard for the mob we got running our outfit
  9. I understand Waverley is not one of the clubs due to be closed as they do not own the land so have nothing to gain from it I think they may rent their land for peppercorn rental from the ratepayers This could apply to a few others as well
  10. Yes it not a patch on the old system I used to get an email or text or both about a runner on my list of horses to follow the day before or even at aceptence time... the other day I got text for a favorite running in Hong Kong but only one hour before the race..... To late I had gone to bed... did not find it till next day but it run 4th anyway.. I have asked the help desk several time if they can sort it out but they say new platform will not accept it so That's our new $50m computer for you
  11. A mate of mine went to the TAB with his passport!!!! (To verify his identity) The local branch did not know anything about this stuff so they rang somebody and they were told you have to fill in the form No forms at this branch so you will have to get one off the website!!!! WHEN IS THIS OUTFIT GOING TO WAKE UP????
  12. Feel exactly the same as you do Lights out I sent an email to the TAB along similar lines as per your thoughts I also have had an account for more than 30 years Might get a reply but I doubt it Cheers and beers
  13. Anyone NOT registered for GST had a GST refund yet and how much are you expecting
  14. So the question is.... if I sell at a loss can you get a refund????
  15. So if the horse is no good and is a business asset can you get a Capital Gains Tax refund on the purchase price when you sell it on????