Charlie Bukowski

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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Huey in On course betting terminals.   
    Spoke to friends high up in IT at the Council, they were adamant OIA and SFO should be looking into this debacle as there is NO WAY any system should cost this much, let alone 17 million to maintain each year.
    When I explained RITA can't implement the 12 week upgrades they nearly choked on their cognac, then were fuming that after such a waste , absolute waste of money , Racing gets a $72.5 million bailout from Govt.
    Luckily I explained it was only $50 million to rita .....
    They were ropeable , more re the website costs so great to get an alternative view
     
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in On course betting terminals.   
    Spoke to friends high up in IT at the Council, they were adamant OIA and SFO should be looking into this debacle as there is NO WAY any system should cost this much, let alone 17 million to maintain each year.
    When I explained RITA can't implement the 12 week upgrades they nearly choked on their cognac, then were fuming that after such a waste , absolute waste of money , Racing gets a $72.5 million bailout from Govt.
    Luckily I explained it was only $50 million to rita .....
    They were ropeable , more re the website costs so great to get an alternative view
     
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Patiti in On course betting terminals.   
    Spoke to friends high up in IT at the Council, they were adamant OIA and SFO should be looking into this debacle as there is NO WAY any system should cost this much, let alone 17 million to maintain each year.
    When I explained RITA can't implement the 12 week upgrades they nearly choked on their cognac, then were fuming that after such a waste , absolute waste of money , Racing gets a $72.5 million bailout from Govt.
    Luckily I explained it was only $50 million to rita .....
    They were ropeable , more re the website costs so great to get an alternative view
     
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to mikenz in Congratulations, Racing in Queen's Honors   
    Does anyone think John Allen will get one for taking nz racing to a level its never been before or will he get one after wellington city reaches the same point in its history just to prove it was no fluke.
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to High Sparrow in The Return of Radio Trackside/ Television   
    And here was me thinking my car radio had thrown a tizzy - because it could get all the other stations and not 711 a.m. any more. Just shot on straight past it no matter how hard I tried.  Then a few days later I discovered the truth. Has no one in management got the faintest clue how to offer the customer some service any more?  Let's not have any betting operators at tracks, form guides for the punters (the lifeblood of racing then) and now we won't let you listen to the races you are supposedly being "enticed" to bet on either. I didn't think it could get worse but somehow they've managed it...
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to Berri in On course betting terminals.   
    When Air NZ changed from personalised ticketing to self service, there were quite attractive people there to help. When I go into a supermarket t the self service machines, there's a person to help. When I go to the TAB..........?
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Huey in Too many accountants   
    Go to Albion Park, 1 tote operator on most occasions ,surely we can at least leave a couple on track in strategic positions.
    The old terminals were temperamental to say the least , hated that you couldn't see your collecto on display when/if ever cashing in tickets.
    Imagine how these delicate SSTs will cope with all the travelling and handling on the end of a hand truck ..
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to Chris Wood in Silver Fox: I'm not ready to give up just yet   
    I think you will find this is why Peter Earley has taken the redundancy package, he was never afraid to ask the hard questions, ruffled  a few feathers and he has now paid the price.
    He had a few on the back foot with the questions he asked  Edward Rennell and Greg Purcell, loved this, the answers required were not always forthcoming, Pete kept prying and eventually he wore them down.
    Enjoy your retirement Pete, always enjoyed your honesty and integrity!
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to High Sparrow in A Salute To Our Commentators   
    Some great names is there but for my two cents worth Peter Kelly was the doyen of them all - but that's probably because he was the voice that was so familiar to me on 2ZB back in the day. He was an astute judge of a horse (bloodstock auctioneer), had a great patter and rhythm to his calls and was a professional in every sense of the word. He raced several good gallopers including Fun On The Run, Greene Street and Meralini.  Here's a trip down memory lane for those old enough to remember. His last words in the video ring so true...unfortunately he didn't get his wish.
     
     
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to Don't You Believe It in 230 TAB staff given marching orders - leaders still there   
    Henry and Woodham at least.  Ex-NZ Post mates of John Allen and utterly unaccountable for the wasteful "investment" of the past five years.  They have collectively destroyed the balance sheet on a prayer of windfall gains.  Dreamers and charlatans.
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to bus stop in Naughty Rooster!   
    Understand the R.I.U. Rooster Investigator Unit are on the case lets see if they cock this one up.
     
     
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to LightsOut in Gizzy gone   
    A lot of things cost the Industry money but they are very small compared to what the one biggest cost to the Racing Industry is.
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to LightsOut in 230 TAB staff given marching orders - leaders still there   
    The TAB was set-up to service the racing clubs and now they have no service to offer them so why does it still exist?
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to ardentbuzz in Our lovely TAB website   
    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
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from kilcoyne in Todd Muller / Nikki Kaye   
    Whereth Thimon
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Avondale one of 10 galloping venues frozen out   
    FFS, any retard can see Ellerslie needs to race at least every 2nd week all year round.
    They are the flagship of the Industry and if they can't race every 2nd week then what chance are we as an Industry ...
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Huey in Avondale one of 10 galloping venues frozen out   
    FFS, any retard can see Ellerslie needs to race at least every 2nd week all year round.
    They are the flagship of the Industry and if they can't race every 2nd week then what chance are we as an Industry ...
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from nomates in Avondale one of 10 galloping venues frozen out   
    FFS, any retard can see Ellerslie needs to race at least every 2nd week all year round.
    They are the flagship of the Industry and if they can't race every 2nd week then what chance are we as an Industry ...
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from TurnyTom in Avondale one of 10 galloping venues frozen out   
    FFS, any retard can see Ellerslie needs to race at least every 2nd week all year round.
    They are the flagship of the Industry and if they can't race every 2nd week then what chance are we as an Industry ...
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to Huey in He has to be taking the piss....   
    I think its just warming everyone up for the new seasons stakes.
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to meomy in Todd Muller / Nikki Kaye   
    Where do the animal right activists get there monies from?
    Are they a registered charity like UNITE union in UK who are understood to be behind much of the rubbish we find ourselves in?
    Did you by chance find out to that the "Unite Covid" ads went through to Labour party websites?
    Animal rights activists seem to dye their hair, often pink, and need to wake up to the fact they are responsible for putting hair dye & hand sanitiser chemicals into our waterways which is killing off animals & ecological systems 
     
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to richie in Todd Muller / Nikki Kaye   
    I have a feeling the likes of Mark Mitchell,Chris Luxon and Judith Collins will swoop.I believe Muller and Kaye are only stop gap measures as the others know Labour got this election sewn up
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to Tauhei Notts in Ken Rutherford's way forward - and it won't go down well with everyone   
    I have read Ken Rutherford's article several times now.
    I think the most pertinent point is that "when he commenced setting fixed odds in 2001 it was run by passionate people in it more for the love of the game than the money."
    Then over the next 19 years the TAB has morphed into a huge bureaucratic empire run by highly educated people there for the money, not for the love of the game.  I have seen it so many times in so many areas.  ENTHUSIASM.  It is very difficult to build it up.  It is a piece of piss to destroy it.  And the ever burgeoning bureaucracy destroyed it.  This cancer has grown on the TAB body ever so slowly over the past 19 years and I fear it is a terminal illness.  The incremental growth of that cancer has been so slow and so prolonged that people like me did not step up and say, twelve years ago;'
    "Put a stop to this idiocy right bloody now, you imbeciles."
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from slam dunk in Racing Board ignored warning on risks of expensive betting platform   
    Tell us more Dissident, please !
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to ivanthegreat in SATURDAY 23/5 COMP   
    NO PRIZE MONEY JUST THE SATISFACTION THAT YOU CAN PICK MORE WINNERS THAN BZ , RICOH , CAMPO , 
    YOU WILL KNOW HOW YOUR DOING AS THE DAY PROCEEDS... POINTS 10 WIN 4 SECOND 2 THIRD
    AT THE END OF THE DAY THOSE THAT HAVE DONE ANYTHING OF NOTE JUST POST IT.
    JUST PICK ONE HORSE PER RACE AT RANDWICK  AND FLEMINGTON USING THE FOLLOWING FORMAT ;
    RANDWICK
    RACE 1
    RACE 2
    RACE 3
    RACE 4
    RACE 5
    RACE 6
    RACE 7
    RACE 8
    RACE 9
     
    FLEMINGTON
    RACE 1
    RACE 2
    RACE 3
    RACE 4
    RACE 5
    RACE 6
    RACE 7
    RACE 8
    RACE 9
    INDICATE YOUR INTEREST BY JUST  "LIKE"
    CHEERS AND GOOD LUCK