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    Congratulations, Racing in Queen's Honors

    Thoroughly deserved , an amazing contributor to racing , congrats .
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    230 TAB staff given marching orders - leaders still there

    They pile into these smaller venues because they are one offs , usually on a prime day in the summer time , try racing 3 Saturdays in a row at these venues and see who turns up then . This restructure that's now unavoidable will attempt to create a viable long term industry , it will be smaller , no escaping that but hopefully profitable . Now you must have read the post Gizzy gone , it reveals some of the huge costs of putting on meetings at Gisborne , they were fortunate , they had sold most of the land and didn't have to worry about paying rates , they sold the land because it wasn't viable to keep operating as a full racecourse . The sooner this restructure is completed the better off the survivors will be .
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    Gizzy gone

    Reading this gives a little understanding why it had to close and this probably goes for others as well . SO MUCH FOR , these clubs cost the industry nothing , clearly RUBBISH . " It was a blow for the turf club, says president Rod Young and one that they cannot really fight. The club will be allocated a racing day in Hawke's Bay. " " There will be savings in racing in Hawke's Bay, Rod says . HB Racing will assist by doing the accounting , It cost $120,000 to run the meeting in Gisborne. The club had to pay bills like hiring buses to bring totalisator workers here. It also paid an enticement fee for trainers to bring their horses here. Insurance cost $38,000 and there was also the power bill." It reads like the club will be much better off racing at Hastings so bring it on .
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    230 TAB staff given marching orders - leaders still there

    It's a privilege to race there , the upkeep is magnificent and if Riccarton benefits from others closing then that's ok with me , its time to recognize change must happen , the choice has gone . Those who haven't moved with the times have much to answer for , the clubs who have refused to budge are a disgrace but what else would you expect , most are pensioners who revel in the past . The time has arrived to build an industry that fit's with the younger generation , promotions that promote and deliver a high class , quality day out . People want more than a boring , wet day with no atmosphere , racing must go upmarket , charge for what's on offer and hope the younger generation has a punt , I hope it's not to late but I fear it is .
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    Jacinda Ardern

    Well if you don't have a certain skin colour you probably should resist opening the boarders , it seems some are now entitled to better treatment than others . Quote . Māori and Pacifica waiting for elective surgery have been placed at the top of wait lists in the Wellington region. Speaking at a Capital and Coast District Health Board meeting today, medical officer John Tait said the Ministry of Health bands people accepted for specialist treatment in a priority ranking. People are given a score on their level of need and ability to benefit from treatment compared to other people. “We’ve moved Māori and Pacifica to the top of the band,” he told the meeting. This is a huge deal. At present your eligibility for surgery is based on a score that takes into account your individual circumstances. How severe your condition is, how effective surgery might be, your age etc. CCDHB has said that instead of relying on the actual clinical need, they will prioritise Maori and Pacifika which of course means European patients get demoted – even if they have a greater clinical need. They get punished for their skin colour basically.
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    Jacinda Ardern

    The chance of the Nat's trusting him are nil , both party's are just playing games . If Winston slimes up to the Nats it's only to put the squeeze on cindy .
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    230 TAB staff given marching orders - leaders still there

    The down sizing continues , this just goes to show how bad things really are , I fear for stakes in the new season . Mark Stafford gone , Mark Stafford, the long-time face of the TAB, has revealed that he was recently made redundant by the sports betting agency. The news comes after the TAB confirmed it will cut 230 jobs due to the Covid-19 downturn, which has seen revenue plummet with most live sports and racing cancelled over the last few months. Stafford, who was the TAB's media manager and had also worked with Sky TV, released a video on Twitter announcing that he was made redundant.
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    Jacinda Ardern

    Comrade cindy on the back foot already . The fact that she is having to defend the no hopers who sit behind her after only a few days of a Muller led National Party speaks volumes . "Every measure of accountability they have set for themselves they have failed and we will point out their deficiencies and what we will do to deliver an alternative." Jacinda Ardern says she will defend her ministers "strongly" and "stand proudly" with her team following accusations by new Opposition leader, Todd Muller, that her Cabinet is full of "17 empty chairs". Ardern hit back at host Ryan Bridge and his pointed questions regarding the competency of her Cabinet, including disgraced Health Minister Dr David Clark - who breached lockdown protocol twice - and Economic Development Minister Phil Twyford, whose rocky incumbency as Housing Minister came to an end after false promises regarding the controversial Kiwibuild scheme lost him the portfolio. I'll add to that a minister who hit her staff , a minister who is giving prisoners the vote , the same minister who has blown multi millions at pike river , child poverty doubling BEFORE the virus , etc etc and don't forget david clark went on holiday when the nurses were striking . .Looking good Todd .
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    He has to be taking the piss....

    Down 50% what a surprise but of course this didn't have to happen , racing could have continued on just as it has in Australia but comrade cindy was trying to create fear and exaggerate the crisis , people living in fear are easy to con . This is reading like the $72 million won't be enough , how much more borrowed money do you think racing will need to be given . I guess the real question is will racing survive ? "The betting company's parent entity, the Racing Industry Transition Agency (formerly the Racing Board) said revenue was down almost 50 per cent in April, with most live sports and racing cancelled over the last few months."
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    Todd Muller / Nikki Kaye

    Yes they don't know how to generate money but they are very good at giving away borrowed money .
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    Todd Muller / Nikki Kaye

    Correct Stables and what a great oncer that was , cindy will be regretting it , look what it's achieved , National has restructured and produced a very electable group of politicians . The front bench will be very powerful making those behind comrade cindy and robertson look totally useless which they are .
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    Todd Muller / Nikki Kaye

    Just to back up why racing should be talking to National , here's the Feb Colmar Brunton poll. It will be interesting to see if the all weather tracks at Awapuni and Riccarton are still going to be funded , last nights news suggest they may be in trouble . National Party - 46 percent (Steady) Labour Party - 41 percent (Up 2 percent) Green Party - 5 percent (Down 2 percent) New Zealand First - 3 percent (Down 1 percent) ACT - 2 percent (Steady) Māori Party - 1 percent (Steady) New Conservative - 1 percent (Steady) Don't know or refused - 17 percent It's the third 1 News Colmar Brunton poll to show National in the drivers seat.
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    Todd Muller / Nikki Kaye

    Yep , people didn't like Simon and had had enough , the last poll was the last straw BUT that poll will quickly be forgotten , just go back to Feb 9 , not long ago . This poll shows racing should be communicating with National , they are in with a big chance especially when the cost of comrade cindys lock down bites . Can anyone tell me why racing and major construction was shut down , Transmission gulley is going to cost mega $ more , the company involved is entitled to demand a huge payment and if they choose are able walk away because of the lock down . National is on 43.3 per cent (down 0.6) – 56 seats. Labour is on 42.5 per cent (up 0.9) – 55 seats Greens 5.6 per cent ((down 0.7) – 7 seats Act 1.8 per cent (up 0.4 ) – 2 seats assuming it keeps Epsom NZ First 3.6 per cent (down 0.4) – 0 seats.
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    Todd Muller / Nikki Kaye

    NZF , 2.5% seems right to me so unless he wins an electorate he's gone and it's a changing world , Jones has just announced $600 million worth of promises are in the bin and will be redistributed , Northland ? maybe . Projects that are slow to get going will be gone so what about all weather the tracks Awapuni and Riccarton they seem to fit the criteria , we will know in a few days . And another unwanted issue , The New Zealand public and thoroughbred animal rights groups are disappointed at the recently announced $72.5 million payout towards animal abuse. .Millions of New Zealand tax-payer dollars are being used to prop-up a dying industry. Take a stand and tell the government this is unacceptable, and your tax dollars should support essential services and sustainable and innovative business models. This lot want 5000 signatures to present to comrade cindy and had over 3000 in 10 hours .
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    Jacinda Ardern

    Realistic view Ohokaman , the Nats were consistently on 40% in the polls prior to the virus even thou bridges was at beat 12% , both the virus and bridges will be well gone before the next election so it's a new world with a huge improvement for the Nats . This guy is already showing great promise and it hasn't been 24 hours , here's a master stroke , he will be the minister for small business , the group comrade cindy has shown no respect or understanding for , they will love this .
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    Jacinda Ardern

    Always a danger shodsie , he did work on the zero carbon agreement so he had the potential to be a lefty wearing a blue suit . The result of that work shows he's a realist and a shrewd negotiator . The full national opposition endorsed the agreement as did federated farmers so what ever he did he got it right . If we want to sell our goods overseas we must put on a show and that's what national did . " Muller has been staunchly opposed to any suggestion New Zealand should climb down from "peak cow". He has championed an approach of waiting for technology to reduce methane from livestock's bellies, a solution that's being heavily researched, but isn't yet available to farmers. Muller fought to keep agriculture out of the Emissions Trading Scheme and pressed to lower methane reduction targets." Last year, he spoke out against declaring a climate emergency as "virtue signalling". Muller was enthusiastic about water storage, calling water "the oil of the 21st century, if you will, and we have it." (BRILLIANT and logical ) This guy will very quickly fly in the polls , watch the lefty's go into panic mode , his first TV interviews have been impressive .
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    Jacinda Ardern

    A great day for the Nat's , 12 months ago I struggled to understand why Muller wasn't a leadership contender , he's a brilliant speaker , you didn't see that today , he's got it . Today he showed why comrade cindy is in trouble , a crafty first speech which upset no one , he complemented cindy on the virus situation then pointed out how effin useless those behind her are , failure after failure , , housing , rail , child poverty , homeless , and housing . If you think the Nats have no chance , think again , the latest poll shows the greens and Winston are gone which means a two horse race , A race which will be held when the full effects of cindys bans are for all to see . The choice will be comrade cindy and her band of incompetents or a large group of successful people who know what they are doing . National are in with a big chance especially with Act polling well , potentially 5 seats . If you are sceptical about Nationals chances , just remember Scott Morrison , I picked him to win as well .
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    NZ horses banned from Ausse .

    The export of New Zealand racehorses to Australia has been suspended just weeks after returning post-lockdown, after a thoroughbred broodmare tested positive for the disease piroplasmosis. Equine Piroplasmosis is a disease which can cause fevers, anemia and swelling in horses, and is usually transmitted by ticks or in very rare cases by contaminated medical equipment like needles being used on different horses. The mare who tested positive was only detected when she had another blood test as required before she was to be flown to Australia to be mated . Veterinary experts are confident the latest setback to the New Zealand racing industry will be temporary . Until the Ministry of Primary Industries has investigated the positive and reported back to Australian authorities, the flights will remain grounded. "Australia requires us to have no piroplasmosis in the country for at least three years.
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    Great decision Opie

    Opies here to stay , loyalty and confidence in the future at Te Akau seems to have swayed him to stay , this is brilliant news for NZ racing fans . "" Te Akau Racing have confirmed that leading jockey Opie Bosson will remain as their number one retained rider for the upcoming 2020/21 racing season. Te Akau trainer Jamie Richards added: “Opie is such an asset to the team – obviously on race day as he is in a class of his own. His feedback from track work and trials is invaluable, he just has such a unique feel of where each horse is at.” Bosson also reiterated his commitment to the stable in the statement. “I definitely strongly considered re-locating to Australia for the new season,” he said. . “However I have been to Te Akau Stud and the Matamata stable and after seeing the quality of yearlings David (Ellis) has bought, and also seeing how the older horses had spelled – I wanted to be part of the future success I know is coming. “The talent the stable has just blew me away."
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    R.I.P. Jock Harris

    An other departure of a racing icon , brilliant in his day and a life long contributor to racing , time catches up with us all , he must have been around 90 . Another recent departure in the CD was Gary Freeman , a great bloke who knew how to train a horse , both were dedicated racing people and will not be forgotten . RIP both .
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    Never waste a good crisis

    Goodonya if you have profited from racing activities , the property you own is yours . Clubs and their assets don't have a single owner , clubs have members who use the clubs assets , no one owns a club , very different to your privately owned property . Handing over a clubs asset comes at no cost to any individual so hand it over .
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    Never waste a good crisis

    Ah , just hand over the 13 million and watch the racing promotions start . The brilliant new training facility's will be available for all trainers . Perhaps the club will put a little aside to pay for a bus hire for Ashburton and Timaru patrons , just ask nicely and I'm sure they will .
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    Never waste a good crisis

    Why does Riccarton need a public grandstand ? they were wrapped when the quake insurance money arrived , they could afford pay for the old one to be knocked down .
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    Never waste a good crisis

    Timaru population 47900 , Ashburton 38400 , total 86300 , Christchurch population 398,520 Tell me who has the potential to grow ?, looks like Christchurch to me .
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    Never waste a good crisis

    They have options , it's called negotiation , commit to assisting racing by donating your asset and you will be welcomed with open arms , give away your track to the council then piss off . The clubs do have a choice .