Charlie Bukowski

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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to GOM in Calling the self professed experts   
    Easy standout in the interprovincial.    Irish Flame.
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Pam Robson in New Commentator   
    Be happy you got an Aussie ,  or soon it"ll be like SI Jockey ranks and you'll have a Karunaratane  calling.
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Pam Robson in New Commentator   
    Be happy you got an Aussie ,  or soon it"ll be like SI Jockey ranks and you'll have a Karunaratane  calling.
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to claude55 in New Commentator   
    Absolutely sick of these Aussie commentators. Been going on to long. Wonder why south island racing is slipping. Gives us a break. Whose behind this sabotaging S.I racing. Been at least 10+ years of pushing the mute button. This is disgraceful.
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from We're Doomed in Helena Baby   
    C'mon Berri ,
    got a bit more respect for you than seeing you lower yourself to such depths with such language
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Pegasus 9 in Mystic Journey to go unbeaten this preparation........   
    MJ a little ripper but I think the Rising Star of Spring and the future is 
     
    Verry Elleegant 
     
    There you go 
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Pegasus 9 in Mystic Journey to go unbeaten this preparation........   
    MJ a little ripper but I think the Rising Star of Spring and the future is 
     
    Verry Elleegant 
     
    There you go 
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Pegasus 9 in Mystic Journey to go unbeaten this preparation........   
    MJ a little ripper but I think the Rising Star of Spring and the future is 
     
    Verry Elleegant 
     
    There you go 
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to LightsOut in Take note John Allen.....   
    a CEO who knows when  they have $#@$ed up and knows what the public expected her to do. Yes she stuffed up but you have to give her credit for standing up, acknowledging it and departing. Mind you she would no doubt have got sacked if she hadn't of so was given the option to resign. That's how the real world works John. There can only be two reasons you are still there -  weak Governance of the Industry or you have something good on someone.      
    That quote above sounds very familiar to another organisation.
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/114951306/census-2018-chief-statistician-liz-macpherson-has-resigned
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Chestnut in il tempo rider R.I.P.   
    RIP Noel Riordan,
    Rode over jumps as well , real gentleman , there will be some great stories told this week.
    Noel's record could have been better too.
    Miss J Edgar-Jones offered Noel the ride on Sailing Home but he already had a ride so he suggested brother John who went on to win an Akld Cup and the big International race at Te Rapa amongst many others
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to crustyngrizzly in il tempo rider R.I.P.   
    I think Lester Piggott rode Sailing Home in the International Stakes and the horse Noel gave up the ride on Sailing Home for was Captain Jest .Noel was showing his loyalty to Stan Bracken.As it was Captain Jest didn't have a crack at the cup.
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Chestnut in il tempo rider R.I.P.   
    RIP Noel Riordan,
    Rode over jumps as well , real gentleman , there will be some great stories told this week.
    Noel's record could have been better too.
    Miss J Edgar-Jones offered Noel the ride on Sailing Home but he already had a ride so he suggested brother John who went on to win an Akld Cup and the big International race at Te Rapa amongst many others
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from JJ Flash in Craig the orange whale Thompson   
    Great Guy , Great Form Analyst
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from mrzim in RESULT THREAD : ENJOY BLETCHINGLY STAKES DAY IN WINTER : INDIVIDUAL POINTS COMP : SATURDAY 27 JULY   
    Awesome Comp , love the upcoming nums , your hard work really is appreciated !!
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from mrzim in RESULT THREAD : ENJOY BLETCHINGLY STAKES DAY IN WINTER : INDIVIDUAL POINTS COMP : SATURDAY 27 JULY   
    Awesome Comp , love the upcoming nums , your hard work really is appreciated !!
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to 100 1 in Not a good look   
    We already have 2 AWT tracks. One in the north and the other in the Waikato........ Ruakaka and Te Rapa
    Ruakaka is superb .
    Te Rapa  on Saturday in July the maidens ran a tick over 1.14  for 1200m that equates to 1.13 for open horses.
    So why the need for another one that will throw up the same amount of kickback?
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Chestnut in Line ups for the City vs Provincial Team Comp : Saturday 20 July   
    Charlie is keen Thanks
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to JJ Flash in The Punter Pays   
    A great article which puts things into perspective from line one
     
    Let’s get straight to the point, the racing industries in NSW and Victoria are flying.
    There is massive prizemoney being splashed around like it’s growing on trees, and the participants can’t help but rub their hands with glee.
    The jockeys in Victoria are even competing for a $400,000 booty in the Star Of The Saddle competition, well at least a couple of them will be.
    Over the past couple of weeks we've had drum rolls followed by huge industry announcements, last week it was more than $100 million in prizemoney being on offer during the Melbourne spring, including five bonuses totalling $4m.
    In Sydney of course there’s the $14 million The Everest, which is this year complemented by the shiny new toy, the $7.5 million Golden Eagle.
    Queensland and West Australia are being left behind in the arms race while South Australia is a basket case.
    The end of the rainbow finishes in Sydney and Melbourne, so it came as no surprise when West Aussie Bob Peters elected to send a couple of his stable stars to Sydney for the spring. Forget about the summer back home, the money on offer in the east is impossible to ignore.
    There’s plenty of talk around that the money trees in NSW and Victoria haven’t shed all their leaves yet so there’s more to come.
    It’s like someone found the combination to the vault, or better still they’ve discovered a money-making machine out the back. And they have.
    So where is all this money coming from?
    Well the answer is simple, it comes from you, the punter.

    Without punters racing has nothing.
    With a raft of tax increases over the past few years administrators have found a way to squeeze every last drop out of the bookmakers, and in turn those taxes are passed onto the punters with bigger percentages and smaller returns.
    Then there’s the old rounding down issue which gets pushed aside as if it’s nothing, but the reality is punters are getting ripped off big time.
    A horse could be paying $1.99 but with the rounding down the dividend will be $1.90. This delivers tens of millions to the TAB’s coffers every year.
    As far back as 2003 the then TAB supremo Warren Wilson said "rounding is part of the funding model or price, so if you take it out of the equation there is a need to make up the revenues somewhere else" while adding "in the end it is the same result".
    So, the bottom line to the ‘rounding issue’ would be take out the rounding down and replace it with another model where that $1.99 would be rounded up to $2 but the result would most likely be a rise in the takeout rates.
    Another beauty is the rebates being paid to major players for doing their business with the jolly green giant.
    The take-out for win dividends is 15% on every race, but some players are getting back anything up to 10%, it’s a pretty good deal if you can get it. Rule out some no-hopers and bet to a 100% market with the view to finishing even on the race then pick up the rebate.
    Again, the bottom line is the punter at the lower end of the food chain is the one subsidising these rebates.
    The racing industry in NSW and Victoria has never been healthier and it’s getting bigger virtually every week, however along the way there has to be collateral damage and the ones getting damaged are the punters.
    While all the power brokers are giving themselves a pat on the back maybe somewhere along the way they could spare a thought for those who are actually paying the piper, the punters.
    I spoke to a bookmaker about the increased taxes they are paying and there’s the Race Fields Fees, Point of Consumption Tax, GST and company tax, plus you’ve got your normal costs associated with running a business with the result being the prices now being offered are close to 120% on Victorian racing.
    “Previously we’d bet to a 110-112% market but with all the taxes now you have no option than to pass it onto the punter by betting shorter odds,” he said.
    So, is it sustainable to be injecting so much money into the racing business through increased prizemoney which is funded solely by the punter?
    “We bet $1.95 lines for the State Of Origin and that equates to 102.5%, and while understanding there’s a difference in sports betting and betting on the races the discrepancy in the percentages is significant,” the bookie said.
    “We are seeing dramatic increases in sports betting while I just don’t know whether it’s sustainable on the races, and in the end if turnover flattens out how can they possibly continue to increase prizemoney levels.”
    Mark Haywood, who has a been regular contributor to Racenet over the years wrote an article on Champion Bets where he compared the market percentages on all Victorian thoroughbred races from September 2016 through to May this year.
    He used official SP prices and found the percentages fluctuated between 118% and 116% early in his study until steadily rising from March 2018.
    His study showed from January this year the percentages were always over 120% and more recently they have been over 121%.
    So, while the racing industry is clearly winning, there must be a loser to pay for the journey and who is that loser? The punter of course
     
    Racenet
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to weasel57 in Betting or Collecting $1,000... Info from TAB.   
    How they handle Punter's Clubs will be interesting!
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to We're Doomed in Mark MacNamara A Big Loss   
    If Matt Cross takes over will they fly George down to do Cup Week?
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to Boss Hogg in THE GREAT ESCAPE   
    Its Saturday morning here at Serenity Seniors Village and we are just putting into place a mission to escape and go and have a bet at our local pub.I know you are thinking why are we residing at SSV when we have a perfectly good home to live in .Well this John Allen muppet rang Winston and told him the down fall of the TAB was caused by us Oldies and we have made his his life a misery.Ah says Wjnston I"ll ring Messarra who yells down the phone "do what you want with them"I don;t want to come back to NZ.
    So here we are, Winston took our gold cards and put us in SSV ,We are in a ground floor flat and have come up with a plan to escape. Im tying our bed sheets together to lower us out of the buiding.Because we are on the ground floor we will have to go up to the first floor to get out.My wife Susie  is still in her winceyette nightie and me in my PJ's with the easy access fly .I said we have to go now ,Susie put on her Ugg boots and followed me up the stairs,god she looks sexy in those Ugg boots.
    We went thru Bazzas' flat [another trouble maker]who was in bed he didnt even say hello come to think he hasnt been down for breakfast this last week, But we are on a mission so will check on him later .I tied the bedsheet to the balustrade and climbed down Susie followed I looked up and yelled Susie you forgot your pants ah its to late to go back we are on a mission.We took off across the lawns with our zimmer frames. It took about half an hour to get to the gates and then a 1 hour sprint to the local which is 100 yards away.I think we should have got dressed as I think I have frostbite in my easy access fly area .
    We go into the pub which is run by 2 nice young lads with craft beer on tap .We go to the TAB area and the big sceen is playing Sam Smiths greatest hits  the small tv has these funny looking horses running up and down in the same spot .I ask old Blue standing at the table what the hells that on the screen ?Blue mumbles its called virtual races .Whens the real races comlng on?It had got to much for Blue who breaks down .Claude butts in and tells me John Allen has cancelled all races and virtual races are all we are going to see now as JA wants all his new young friends to play virtual races .But there is no real jockeys or people I reply.So what has happened to all the horses ?
    Monteiths have brought 100 of them says Claude there out the back and thats were we get our Monteiths Golden Ale from.Come to think it that handle does taste a bit warm.Were have our top Jockeys gone "Little miss squeeky and Parkesy ?Tears come to Claudes eyes. Lisa is poledancing down at the Whips and Spurs nightclub and Parkesy is a loader driver at the quarry.Thats terrible I didnt think Parkesy could drive a loader.Boy tis John Allen sure has improved things .Susie whats the 0800[ i'm sorry I escaped ] phone no.I want to go home.
    We are back in our flat untieing our sheets wondering what happened to those great days getting dressed up .the crowds laughter,the women fun jackpots betting and friends .Susie tells me she has smuggled a bottle of Whiskey in under her nightie and gives me a glass .I better go up and check on Bazza ,wait a minute that whiskey has thawed me out ,Bazza can wait .Hey Susie do you want to put those Ugg boots back on.
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to Phantom in Glenda Hughes departing e-mail...   
    History will paint a different picture. This woman has played a bigger role than anyone else in destroying the industry she was brought in to save. Had no clue when she was hired, and seemingly even less clue five years later as she is going out. Fuck off and good riddance.
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to Boss Hogg in Glenda Hughes departing e-mail...   
    WD We were at Ellerslie for the Easter in '77 ,we had decided to leave Grey Way out with 61.5 could not win such a high speed race and settled on a big bet on Tudor Light,100 yards out were looking good ,50 yards out Vice Regal poked thru and then the unbelievable Grey Way smoked them .All the many times we have been to Ellerslie the crowd stood and gave Grey Way a standing ovation that gave you a lump in the throat .Waiting for the judges  call you could have heard a pin drop .Imagine that race now such a close finish a neck to Vice Regal a nose to Tudor Light and Kiwi Can DH and close up Shifnals Pride and Verax waiting for the judges call, oh thats right we can't hear it because Sweeeeenys is burbling over the top of judges call.Back to the bar we should know the result in 10 minutes.
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from rdytdy in Race caller rumours   
    Hats off to Jason Teaz calling the greyhound meeting on Tues , only hours out from finding out his Dad had just passed away. Hercurlean effort.
    Basil was a real character and I stand to be corrected but I reckon every horse Basil and Helen took to the races was a winner.
    RIP Basil
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from rdytdy in Race caller rumours   
    Hats off to Jason Teaz calling the greyhound meeting on Tues , only hours out from finding out his Dad had just passed away. Hercurlean effort.
    Basil was a real character and I stand to be corrected but I reckon every horse Basil and Helen took to the races was a winner.
    RIP Basil