Griffin

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  1. Full circle. They put TAB's into pubs to stop the money leaking to the Bookies. People want to bet but the TAB don't want to take their money.
  2. Don't know the bloke, seems nice, but do remember once on a South Island trip on a Saturday afternoon driving around he put our whole family to sleep, we only woke up when the Aussie races came on.
  3. Pretty sure Opie won the VRC Oaks on her around about the 5 /11/ 1999. She ran 2nd in SA Oaks with RS Dye, to Episode.
  4. Why does it take Thoroughbreds at least a month longer to start back?
  5. When are NZTR going to come out with some sort of announcement re the immediate future of Racing. Are you planning for a return to racing once we drop back to a Level 3, or a you sitting on your hands waiting? Surely, we are advanced enough to keep Racing going on a Level 3, they are doing it in Hong Kong, Japan, Australia and parts of the USA. Have you contacted Trainers to see how many they have kept in work and what rating band they are, so you can prep meetings to suit? Not everyone has tipped their horses out for a spell. If we are not planning on continuing, our good horses and top-level jockeys can make plans to be racing in Aus, their racing will continue in some form. Even if they can’t use the big cities, they don’t have to have it at flash track now that they have no public. They have plenty of space to keep people apart, top-class provincial tracks, and public that want to bet on racing. Even their reduced stake money looks juicy. Level 3 could be here in a number of weeks. Do we stay or do we go? Please keep us informed of your plans, and please issue a statement so we do not have to listen to a bloody boring Blog. Not everyone is going to die, and you can only keep people cooped up for so long.
  6. Why would any CEO introduce a new Website that the majority of his customers don't understand. They had a perfectly good Site but discarded it.
  7. Likewise, I used to have up to 50 bets at the weekend, it was my hobby, now I go and place 2 or 3 bets at the TAB on a Saturday morning like I did in the early 80's. The few that say the TAB website is great need their bloody heads read. It's a disgrace.
  8. Has there ever been a winner disqualified before?
  9. Interesting read here. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/03/sports/kentucky-derby-safety-horses.html?action=click&module=Top Stories&pgtype=Homepage
  10. Looks like the new Sky head of sport is not too interested in Horse Racing, no ESPN coverage of the Derby this morning like previous years. Seems he prefers humans kicking and scratching each other in the UFC. Could Trackside not put Tan and Co. on this morning to cover the most popular horse race in the world. Even Tan would be better than elevator music, just.
  11. Since closing my account I have noticed on the TAB Dashboard on my phone that my account is still alive, just locked, and it can be unlocked at any stage. Is this done so John can fudge the figures of how many accounts have been closed?
  12. He says "Requires users to change their behavior", I did John, I closed my account last week after 30 years. I went and saw him at his road show a couple of years ago and he was standing shaking his arm looking like a schoolboy about to piss his pants in front of the seven people that turned up. Definitely not CEO material.
  13. If I was the leading Horse Trainer in Australia and someone accused me of something I was innocent of, I would fight tooth and nail to defend it, he has turned to jelly after 3 days, must be something he doesn't want put out there.
  14. Griffin

    Reefton

    NZTR proudly had it as a headline on their website too.
  15. You would think they would be no more than an ATM to operate. Even if they took a small percentage to cover POD bets, suppose that’s too hard for people who know nothing about gambling. If the TABs don’t want customers, the Pub Bookie should come back, and they will do well.