Charlie Bukowski

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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Grego 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 Grego 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 Grego 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
  4. Like
    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Grego 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
  5. Like
    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Grego 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
  6. Like
    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Grego 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 reacted to Tauhei Notts in Te Teko Abandoned   
    I only saw race 5.  Taking into account that that digital television highlights colours, I wondered how in hell Aaron White could see those colours at the 800 metre peg with ordinary, but powerful, binoculars, in that awfully subdued light.  It was an incredible performance, by the commentator.
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Huey in Racing Reform Bill No.1 still on track despite the dissenters   
    Isn't is akin to having to have 1 x LBGTQB on the board , that'll be next
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to rdytdy in Now the sh#t hits the fan   
    $17,000,000 per annum. 
    "A sucker like NZRB comes along and pays for the development of a "new look FOB platform" but doesn't own the exclusive rights to deploy. That belongs to the developers (Open Bet), who are also competitors because they have retained the rights to distribute the platform in other jurisdictions. To really push the boat out, these developers have also negotiated a service agreement which allegedly provides the Open Bet with fees of $17m per annum."  
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to Pam Robson in While Nero fiddles here....   
    Up or down?
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from weasel57 in Wasn’t the budget great for racing !!!   
    Saw the debate,
    Embarrassing and sickening
    Brownlee = "Racing is boring"
    N Smith = "Racings corrupt", not unlike one N Smith 
    McAnulty = auditioning for Hamlet
    Kaye = hot air - same old mantra for 10 mins , 10 mins of talking and saying nothing , it's an art , one which John Allan has also mastered well
    Curran = wtf is she still doing there , obviously on the Gerry diet , couldn't tell if she was for or against Racing ?
    O'Connor = did he mention "his granny showing him Charlestown racecourse in the SI" ?
    McKelvie , thought you were going to help racing , yeh yeh we all know "the Racing season starts July 1st". 
    And the WORST of all
    The smarmiest prick in the whole place , the prick who did nothing for racing the whole time he was Minister for Racing and hand balled the port folio to Weak as p*ss Bennett mere months out from an election Nathan Guy - fark me - he actually speaks !!!!!
    And didn't he have plenty to say the sanctimonious little prick .
    The Messara report has been out for nearly a year , not a few months pillock.
    He should have been hung drawn and quartered by the Industry but no , once again , not a peep.
    Peters - well, we sold our soul to get him in there, likely to be only one term but the competition is going just as bad as this lot so who knows, I think we get one shot and this is it, there will never be anybody else we can slingshot into Parliament to put any case forward unless we groom someone like a John Wheeler who knows how it is and doesn't take shit and isn't a puppet for vested interests..
    Just my view 
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from weasel57 in Wasn’t the budget great for racing !!!   
    Saw the debate,
    Embarrassing and sickening
    Brownlee = "Racing is boring"
    N Smith = "Racings corrupt", not unlike one N Smith 
    McAnulty = auditioning for Hamlet
    Kaye = hot air - same old mantra for 10 mins , 10 mins of talking and saying nothing , it's an art , one which John Allan has also mastered well
    Curran = wtf is she still doing there , obviously on the Gerry diet , couldn't tell if she was for or against Racing ?
    O'Connor = did he mention "his granny showing him Charlestown racecourse in the SI" ?
    McKelvie , thought you were going to help racing , yeh yeh we all know "the Racing season starts July 1st". 
    And the WORST of all
    The smarmiest prick in the whole place , the prick who did nothing for racing the whole time he was Minister for Racing and hand balled the port folio to Weak as p*ss Bennett mere months out from an election Nathan Guy - fark me - he actually speaks !!!!!
    And didn't he have plenty to say the sanctimonious little prick .
    The Messara report has been out for nearly a year , not a few months pillock.
    He should have been hung drawn and quartered by the Industry but no , once again , not a peep.
    Peters - well, we sold our soul to get him in there, likely to be only one term but the competition is going just as bad as this lot so who knows, I think we get one shot and this is it, there will never be anybody else we can slingshot into Parliament to put any case forward unless we groom someone like a John Wheeler who knows how it is and doesn't take shit and isn't a puppet for vested interests..
    Just my view 
  13. Like
    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from weasel57 in Wasn’t the budget great for racing !!!   
    Saw the debate,
    Embarrassing and sickening
    Brownlee = "Racing is boring"
    N Smith = "Racings corrupt", not unlike one N Smith 
    McAnulty = auditioning for Hamlet
    Kaye = hot air - same old mantra for 10 mins , 10 mins of talking and saying nothing , it's an art , one which John Allan has also mastered well
    Curran = wtf is she still doing there , obviously on the Gerry diet , couldn't tell if she was for or against Racing ?
    O'Connor = did he mention "his granny showing him Charlestown racecourse in the SI" ?
    McKelvie , thought you were going to help racing , yeh yeh we all know "the Racing season starts July 1st". 
    And the WORST of all
    The smarmiest prick in the whole place , the prick who did nothing for racing the whole time he was Minister for Racing and hand balled the port folio to Weak as p*ss Bennett mere months out from an election Nathan Guy - fark me - he actually speaks !!!!!
    And didn't he have plenty to say the sanctimonious little prick .
    The Messara report has been out for nearly a year , not a few months pillock.
    He should have been hung drawn and quartered by the Industry but no , once again , not a peep.
    Peters - well, we sold our soul to get him in there, likely to be only one term but the competition is going just as bad as this lot so who knows, I think we get one shot and this is it, there will never be anybody else we can slingshot into Parliament to put any case forward unless we groom someone like a John Wheeler who knows how it is and doesn't take shit and isn't a puppet for vested interests..
    Just my view 
  14. Like
    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from weasel57 in Wasn’t the budget great for racing !!!   
    Saw the debate,
    Embarrassing and sickening
    Brownlee = "Racing is boring"
    N Smith = "Racings corrupt", not unlike one N Smith 
    McAnulty = auditioning for Hamlet
    Kaye = hot air - same old mantra for 10 mins , 10 mins of talking and saying nothing , it's an art , one which John Allan has also mastered well
    Curran = wtf is she still doing there , obviously on the Gerry diet , couldn't tell if she was for or against Racing ?
    O'Connor = did he mention "his granny showing him Charlestown racecourse in the SI" ?
    McKelvie , thought you were going to help racing , yeh yeh we all know "the Racing season starts July 1st". 
    And the WORST of all
    The smarmiest prick in the whole place , the prick who did nothing for racing the whole time he was Minister for Racing and hand balled the port folio to Weak as p*ss Bennett mere months out from an election Nathan Guy - fark me - he actually speaks !!!!!
    And didn't he have plenty to say the sanctimonious little prick .
    The Messara report has been out for nearly a year , not a few months pillock.
    He should have been hung drawn and quartered by the Industry but no , once again , not a peep.
    Peters - well, we sold our soul to get him in there, likely to be only one term but the competition is going just as bad as this lot so who knows, I think we get one shot and this is it, there will never be anybody else we can slingshot into Parliament to put any case forward unless we groom someone like a John Wheeler who knows how it is and doesn't take shit and isn't a puppet for vested interests..
    Just my view 
  15. Like
    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from weasel57 in Wasn’t the budget great for racing !!!   
    Saw the debate,
    Embarrassing and sickening
    Brownlee = "Racing is boring"
    N Smith = "Racings corrupt", not unlike one N Smith 
    McAnulty = auditioning for Hamlet
    Kaye = hot air - same old mantra for 10 mins , 10 mins of talking and saying nothing , it's an art , one which John Allan has also mastered well
    Curran = wtf is she still doing there , obviously on the Gerry diet , couldn't tell if she was for or against Racing ?
    O'Connor = did he mention "his granny showing him Charlestown racecourse in the SI" ?
    McKelvie , thought you were going to help racing , yeh yeh we all know "the Racing season starts July 1st". 
    And the WORST of all
    The smarmiest prick in the whole place , the prick who did nothing for racing the whole time he was Minister for Racing and hand balled the port folio to Weak as p*ss Bennett mere months out from an election Nathan Guy - fark me - he actually speaks !!!!!
    And didn't he have plenty to say the sanctimonious little prick .
    The Messara report has been out for nearly a year , not a few months pillock.
    He should have been hung drawn and quartered by the Industry but no , once again , not a peep.
    Peters - well, we sold our soul to get him in there, likely to be only one term but the competition is going just as bad as this lot so who knows, I think we get one shot and this is it, there will never be anybody else we can slingshot into Parliament to put any case forward unless we groom someone like a John Wheeler who knows how it is and doesn't take shit and isn't a puppet for vested interests..
    Just my view 
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Damn TAB app.   
    According to Jo boy , the website is a stunning success , that's what you are up against.
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Chelsea Burdan (a4)   
    It's Winter where the 3kg and 4kg claiming apprentices make hay while the sun shines (see what I did there....)
    Not that I'm a big fan of their riding yet, but you just have to factor them right in to everything from now on,
    Chelsea Burdan
    Eilish McCall
    Tegan Newman
    Hazel Schofer , so far so good...
    Ethan Wright gawd help us , still very much a work in progress.
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to We're Doomed in Winston gets the betting duty back for racing as promised   
    Surely the RITA salaries etc aren't going to be added on top of everything we already have. I thought the idea was to eliminate a lot of the waste and cull out all the non performers on big salaries.
    I must admit, my big worry is the plan to appoint lots of people with "change" skills. So once again , any knowledge, interest and skills in the racing area isn't considered all that relevant.
    Personally, I think someone with racing knowledge could easily learn the other skills desired, whereas someone with 'other" skills would struggle to quickly learn to have a passion for racing.
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Black Kirrama in RESULT THREAD : THE ROSES IN AUTUMN : SATURDAY 18TH MAY   
    Thanks Chestnut and congrats Von Cettes (one of my favourites back in the day too )
    Agonized over Kenedna / Gem Song , them's the beaks they say , great comp Chestnut - High Five !!
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Black Kirrama in RESULT THREAD : THE ROSES IN AUTUMN : SATURDAY 18TH MAY   
    Thanks Chestnut and congrats Von Cettes (one of my favourites back in the day too )
    Agonized over Kenedna / Gem Song , them's the beaks they say , great comp Chestnut - High Five !!
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to rdytdy in A stunning effort by the “stopper”   
    Show us the ticket Chris. 
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from Insider in The CEO John Allen continues to bury his head...   
    No , John Allen's response will be 
    "They,  RITA, in their ignorance have decapitated our successful, loyal and hard working team before all the implementations we have implemented have come to fruition.
    The (Your) Industry will go broke but it will NOT be mine and my hard working teams fault.
    Look what we did with the most successful Betting Platform introduced to flummox our NZ racing customers.ffs
    dribbledrabblegobbledegook figjam !
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    Charlie Bukowski got a reaction from dock leaf in John Allan Industry Conversations   
    Why don't we as an Industry hold them to account now ???
    It really is beyond me.
    We can rip them a new one before their farewell tours ends and they cop that magnificent golden handshake...
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    Charlie Bukowski reacted to SMD is rife in John Allan Industry Conversations   
    This is really just his farewell tour. Glen Saville and John Allen will go down in history as the two ringleaders who wasted millions of industry money. 
    You can guarantee they both will never been seen on a NZ racetrack again in their lives.