flockofewes2

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    flockofewes2 got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Now the sh#t hits the fan   
    you've weighed in ..light AGAIN..it means no such thing..without the punters there is..NOTHING...their representation is nil.
    I recall a former head of the NZRB,who had many 'fans' referred to them as ..'scum'.
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    flockofewes2 reacted to LightsOut in Now the sh#t hits the fan   
    You would expect it and with a  far lower margin that Racing you would need to but sadly as reported: 
    Puha - So in your opinion how will or can the mess JA and his crew be rectified? Sadly only by outsourcing to TABCORP.
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    flockofewes2 reacted to slam dunk in Now the sh#t hits the fan   
    So the **** is hitting the fan. And who here on Racecafe predicted exactly that. Few were aware here how the Racing Board was being stacked with sports people until I pointed it out. From day one I said the platform would be a disaster yet many were saying how great the new technology was going to be. Just before the launch p4p was sneering at the sceptics in his own words "you'll all look stupid when the new platform is a roaring success". Now p4p claims others to be naive. What a ***king joke. 
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    flockofewes2 reacted to puha in Now the sh#t hits the fan   
    I wouldn’t worry as National won’t be getting back into power till they have a leader and there’s none on the Horizon. 
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    flockofewes2 reacted to Eclipsed in Now the sh#t hits the fan   
    What hit the fan?
    A patsy release from National to show their annoyance at Winston using all of his political nous and ensuring that changes to the Racing Act proceed without delay.
    Help me understand what the funding changes will be to sports as, despite the headline grabber, it’s not quantified. Funny that.....
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    flockofewes2 reacted to LightsOut in Now the sh#t hits the fan   
    The Industry has and is paying a high price for Nationals naivety for their appointments of Glenda Hughes and John Allen, two individuals lacking any racing or wagering experience and knowledge when it was most needed. Both of these appointments challenged and downplayed the report by Deloittes on why the Industry couldn't sustain a new betting platform budgeted to be $30 million which subsequently blew out to be millions more. Not one of the promised areas of extra generated income from the new betting platform has come to fruition. Many  customers have stopped betting locally due to poor service and a betting platform which is not performing.   Political naivety has helped to escalate the problems the Industry faces today.  When your $30 million in overdraft, have sold your assets and your major organisation providing revenue is run by management with poor skills wouldn't you want to see a Bill rushing through for changes to try and stop the leaking? On paper the NZRB is in liquidation. 
    The $#@% will hit the fan when Australia turn around and start charging a fee to NZRB for taking betting on their sports. How will the Industry be able to pay to Australia and NZ a code like Rugby League when about 90% of betting is done on the NRL. 
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    flockofewes2 reacted to eastern whipbird in Now the sh#t hits the fan   
    I have never belonged to a political party and never will. I prepared and presented submissions  to the select committee on the Racing Bill in 2003. The only person on the Committee who had any idea as to what was going on was Sue Bradford who told me afterwards that she had a couple of broodmares. The National Party have had an abysmal record of non-support for Racing typified by their most recent Ministers but even worse by the political hacks they they have foisted on the Racing Board like the current Chairperson.
    The current spokesperson, if that is what she is, probably doesn't  know where her closest TAB is..
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    flockofewes2 reacted to We're Doomed in Now the sh#t hits the fan   
    I am fairly neutral politically, but that does come across as a rather hypocritical and disingenuous release. National did nothing for the Racing Industry over many years and foisted a string of pretty useless Ministers onto the industry. I would say that sports such as Football and Basketball do bloody well out of the TAB; hardly any of the betting on those sports is generated by the local competitions.
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    flockofewes2 reacted to jack in Jacinda Ardern   
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    flockofewes2 got a reaction from jack in Jacinda Ardern   
    what exactly is 'fiscal responsibility' in your world?
     
    Prior administration had one policy...borrow billions for future generations to pay off.
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    flockofewes2 reacted to drewandjo in Wasn’t the budget great for racing !!!   
    yeah I watched a few of them during the introduction of the bill last week.. obviously Brownlee (I can't remember the name of Wellingtons racecourse), Nathan Guy (the racing industry are the only people getting a tax cut this year), Nicki Kaye, Bennett all took your advice and sounded like backwards idiots doing it
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    flockofewes2 reacted to Gofta in Win a $1000 bar tab at HQ   
    Why is PFP allowed to abuse people on this site and when members reply they are blocked.  Is he funding this it’s?  If so this should be transparent. 
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    flockofewes2 reacted to rdytdy in Win a $1000 bar tab at HQ   
    I think the question should be why wouldn't a government support racing?
    How much worse would it be for government's bottom line if racing collapsed and was no more? So let's take a look at the big picture to see if racing is worthy of government support.
    How much taxation does the consolidated fund receive from the entire racing industry from all those employed in it, business's that are in existence solely because there is racing, and a ton of subsidiary business's that feed into racing. The taxation form wages etc and 15% gst and I haven't even mentioned the income from betting taxation. Breeding may not entirely collapse because of the export market but it ould have an impact on GDP as sales would reduce.
    30,000 it is estimated derive their income directly from the racing industry. If racing collapsed, firstly the taxation drop from all sources going to government would have a huge impact. Secondly, any such collapse would have an impact as the government's costs would increase in the form of increased different welfare payments becoming necessary as a lot of those 30,000 people would become unemployed. Socially any collapse of the industry would be a fiscal disaster.
    Their consideration therefore should be on what is best for the economy as a whole. To me it would certainly make sense for government support as any collapse would be just as much a disaster for any government as it would be to the industry. If that occurred there would be no winners.   
     
            
     
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    flockofewes2 reacted to Gofta in Win a $1000 bar tab at HQ   
    I think a better question is why is our industry less appropriate for support than other subsidised industries in NZ.  Tourism has for example been provided $400million over a number of years in the form of a levy on tourists,  this will be collected at the airport on arrival.   The America’s cup has been given ~ $70million based on the expectation of people like yourself making a fortune as people flock to Auckland and no doubt your establishment.   Shane jones provincial funds has also gone to many industries, including forestry and agriculture.  
    Many of the 20k - 30k people involved in the racing industry as track riders,  stable muckers,  and even trainers earn the same or less than those currently being subsidised by the government.  If you are not aware of the level of hardship then you may need to venture out from The city and visit the provinces where those at the bottom of the triangle are earning less than minimum wage.    I suggest that if everyone at the bottom of this industry triangle started changing what was required to get a living wage you would be the first to bemoan the rising  costs to run your hoby.  
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    flockofewes2 reacted to weasel57 in Wasn’t the budget great for racing !!!   
    disappointing that any positive developments for racing are slagged by you as sarcastically as all the negative ones. 
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    flockofewes2 reacted to Uriah Heap in Jacinda Ardern   
    KATE HAWKESBY - Isn't she the wife of National Party mouthpiece Mike Hosking?
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    flockofewes2 reacted to Red Rum in Another successful cobalt appeal   
    Fair enough I completely respect your knowledge on the science and vet matters  but in this case why has he said what he said . If I was innocent of all matters  would be fighting hard and certainly not saying I deserved a sit on bench.
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    flockofewes2 reacted to Red Rum in Another successful cobalt appeal   
    Your idea of a victim differs from mine , the defendant himself appears not to see himself as an innocent victim . Be interested if others on here see Kavanagh as a victim. Very in vogue nowdays to try to  be a victim , he's disputed a fact and won , but gone guilty on another charge nothing unusual in that . Happens plenty times .
    I find it refreshing he's admitted he had faults but defended the other facts he disagreed with and won. Not disputing any chemistry with you just victim or not .
    Hope he comes back and makes a go of it .
     
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    flockofewes2 reacted to Midget in (The) Bostonian (NZ)   
    What a gem of a ride by M Cahill,in fact, this was better than his previous ride, which was also a gem.
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    flockofewes2 reacted to arjay in Felaar was ok   
    2nd  3rd and 4th placing stakes are good,  equal to winning a regular race here in NZ. If the track is not heavy a good chance of some spoils. Good luck
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    flockofewes2 got a reaction from hedley in Winston gets the betting duty back for racing as promised   
    the taxpayer ALWAYS PAYS.
     
    Whether its 11mil for an Arab shiek or 30 mil for a multi national like Rio Tinto.
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    flockofewes2 got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Winston gets the betting duty back for racing as promised   
    so once again Winston delivers...his detractors are left with egg all over their faces...AGAIN!
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    flockofewes2 got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Winston gets the betting duty back for racing as promised   
    that matters not...Winston has come up with millions for racing over the years...no other politician has.
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    flockofewes2 reacted to departed in Kiwis scoop premierships   
    It might not have been picked up by some but expat Kiwis Don Dwyer and Shaun Cooper have taken out the 2018/19 picnic trainer and jockey premierships in Victoria.  Don had 15 winners and 22 placegetters with a winning strike rate of 26.79% and Shaun had 31 winners and 32 placegetters with a winning strike rate of 28.44%.  It was only Shaun's second full season of riding. 

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    flockofewes2 got a reaction from hedley in Winston gets the betting duty back for racing as promised   
    the taxpayer ALWAYS PAYS.
     
    Whether its 11mil for an Arab shiek or 30 mil for a multi national like Rio Tinto.