Griffin

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  1. Griffin

    TAB website down for maintenance

    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.
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    Kentucky Derby Coverage

    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.
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    Kentucky Derby Coverage

    Has there ever been a winner disqualified before?
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    Kentucky Derby Coverage

    Interesting read here. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/05/03/sports/kentucky-derby-safety-horses.html?action=click&module=Top Stories&pgtype=Homepage
  5. 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?
  6. 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.
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    Weir waves the white flag

    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.
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    Reefton

    NZTR proudly had it as a headline on their website too.
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    NZ TAB Response

    I have had this info passed onto me from someone who has recently opened a sports bar in the CD. The bar used to have a TAB. The new owner wants a TAB and is prepared to pay a staff member to run a Terminal or he was just after a POD. He approached the TAB and was told it would not happen, he then asked to speak to someone higher up and was told you are speaking to him. Matt Sole. The bar is doing well and Patrons are asking when the TAB is opening. He then approached Matt Sole again and this was the reply: What further do you need to know, we cannot help you. TAB is not looking at putting PODS into bars as they are not profitable. TAB have removed 3x PODS out of bars in the area this month. TAB does not want to Saturate the area. You should have done a bit more research on this option before you opened up a Sports Bar. Your customers could always go to the Bar around the corner and place a bet. It costs the TAB a $1000 per week to operate a POD and we just can’t give them away to everyone. It is not worth the cost of Training personnel, and we have line rental to pay. TAB are making more off Mobile content. This is the Racing Board instruction. TAB current strategy will not change for at least 12 months. Are we paying $100,000 for someone like Matt Sole to be this proactive? If there is someone like this in every region, we could save a million right there.
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    NZ TAB Response

    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.
  11. Griffin

    Messara's List

    As this site is the best way to get a message to the Racing Industry, can we start a list of what he should be looking at. I'll start with getting NZ racing back on Free to Air TV.
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    Messara's List

    And who introduced you to racing, a serious punter or a $1ew one.
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    Messara's List

    How can opening up to new, or regaining lost customers be a backward move?
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    Messara's List

    Is it possible to get a real thread going without your input Admin?
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    The Lack of Vision and Values

    Can't see the link to Racing, or does he belong to John, Des, Peter or Noel?
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    Feed Recommendations

    I use 50/50 Fiskens Broodmare mix and Lucerne chaff.
  17. It is great that we get prelims, but It would be nice if we could get 5 seconds vision of each horse, if they miss a horse in the prelim they should focus on these ones around at the start. There are certain camera operators that seem to focus on one horse or show every horses backside as they go around the turn, or try some artistic talent by zooming in or out, no use at all.
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    TAB Website

    It would be good PR if trackside mentioned or had a ribbon with an apology and a mention they are working on the problem, but I suppose they are all out following their interests on a Saturday, they are obviously not interested in Racing.
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    TAB Website

    There has been no mention of this outage over trackside, surely they must be noticing this.
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    Wheeler 1000

    Congratulations to John Wheeler on 1000 wins in NZ. His last two winners look good too. No mention on Trackside yesterday.
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    Early Start

    Why don't we have one of these Saturday meetings starting at 10.a.m.to take advantage of the Aussies sitting there doing their form waiting for their races to start. Today we have 3 meetings all kicking off after 12. Half hour intervals until the rest of the meetings kick in.
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    Early Start

    Can't see the distances being a problem, horses travel throughout the country. A regular 10 a.m. start would bring in more punters. Sorry Barry I won't call you a Bell End again. Can't see why people would waste their money on children when there could be races to bet on?
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    Early Start

    What does the B stand for Barry, "Bell End". Forward thinking Sunshine, we need something other than normal punters. Think those poor bastards are already up whether the races are on or not.
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    Early Start

    Why don't our TAB offer them a market to bet on, and what about the NZedders waiting until 12 to bet we could cater to them couldn't we?
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    Early Start

    Have they not got the internet over there yet?