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    tripple alliance got a reaction from Stables in 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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    tripple alliance got a reaction from TurnyTom in 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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    tripple alliance got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in 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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    tripple alliance got a reaction from Gruff in 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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    tripple alliance got a reaction from Huey in 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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    tripple alliance got a reaction from NextPlease in 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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    tripple alliance got a reaction from Gruff in 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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    tripple alliance got a reaction from meomy in 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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    tripple alliance got a reaction from meomy in 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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    tripple alliance got a reaction from Memphis2 in 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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    tripple alliance got a reaction from wobbly in 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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    tripple alliance got a reaction from wobbly in 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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    tripple alliance got a reaction from TurnyTom in 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 .
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    tripple alliance reacted to Baz (NZ) in Never waste a good crisis   
    Rightly or wrongly decisions have now been made and set it stone.
    The Clubs with closed venues are either supporting the racing industry or they're not?
    Sell the land and race at an alternative track for the greater good.... or donate it to the  councils and fuck off?

    Those are the only 2 choices left now...lets move forward and get on with it.
    THERE IS NO TURNING BACK FROM THIS NOW !
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    tripple alliance got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Never waste a good crisis   
    The wider industry has been providing all of the stakes for these clubs for years that's a pretty good incentive but the time has arrived , these clubs have a choice , stay involved and continue racing at a different venue and continue to be an active club or disband and  sell their asset , gift it to the council . 
    These are RACING CLUBS , they exist for the purpose of racing , only personal sour grapes will see them abandon racing . I  hope the club on the coast that handed over it's asset to the council is left high and dry and gets nothing , they will be the losers , their local council must still be pissing themselves laughing .
    As a final thought , I would suggest banning any horse trained at any of these closed tracks  be banned from racing on an approved track , that should do it .
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    tripple alliance got a reaction from elvis in Never waste a good crisis   
    Brilliant , long over due , let's do this . Racing has been in poor form for far to long , clubs sitting on millions of dollars worth of assets and achieving nothing must change .
    Avondale is the biggest joke of all time , $200 million and $10,000 races , just imagine what they could have by investing $20 million at Ellerslie , upgrade 3 levels on the stand , install an all weather track and still have change . Just do it .
     
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    tripple alliance got a reaction from elvis in Never waste a good crisis   
    Brilliant , long over due , let's do this . Racing has been in poor form for far to long , clubs sitting on millions of dollars worth of assets and achieving nothing must change .
    Avondale is the biggest joke of all time , $200 million and $10,000 races , just imagine what they could have by investing $20 million at Ellerslie , upgrade 3 levels on the stand , install an all weather track and still have change . Just do it .
     
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    tripple alliance got a reaction from We're Doomed in Blood on the floor at Trackside   
    Who knows , certainly as I've gotten older my results have been poor , (in fact hopeless)  , a regular donor but in my younger days I  was pretty good . I  struck a few big ones back then which  has helped me through life .
    I think the overall answer is yes because it helped me buy a piece of  land 
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    tripple alliance got a reaction from THE TORCH in Blood on the floor at Trackside   
    Mine is on hold , I  haven't had a bet for 8 months , that seems to be a trend  .
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    tripple alliance got a reaction from Huey in Stop arguing......   
    None of this is looking very flash is it , turmoil all around and betting has gone through the floor boards . Anyone who thinks betting levels are going to return to pre covet levels are going to be disappointed . Those who  haven't had a bet for a good few weeks have  more money in their pockets , because of this a friend of mine has retired from punting , I  haven't had a bet for 8 months , this is likely to be a trend . With hard times ahead the TAB will no longer be a priority .
    Sacking 300 at the TAB shows how far punting has fallen which must bring into question the entire future of racing . It seems returning to level 2 will have almost no effect on racing .
    UPDATE FOR TRAINERS
    MOVE TO ALERT LEVEL 2
    At this stage the move to Level 2 will not be much different for horse trainers. Most of the current protocols and restrictions required for operation under Level 3 will continue to be in place.  So basically, no matter when the move actually comes, please keep following the NZTR Directive for Alert Level 3 – here is the link https://nztrainers.co.nz/media/1191/nztr-directive-covid-19-alert-level-3-training-and-racing.pdf
    It is expected there are some possible changes at trials and racedays, but these will be advised once confirmed.
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    tripple alliance got a reaction from Pam Robson in TAB to cut 30% of its staff   
    Prime example , Dalziel , former labour parliamentarian now Christchurch  the mayor . 
    Councillors have promised to scrutinise staff pay after it emerged more than a quarter of Christchurch City Council employees earn over $100,000 a year — leading to accusations that bureaucrats are fleecing ratepayers.
    The council’s payroll bill has spiralled in recent years, jumping from less than 25 per cent of operating costs in 2013 to almost 40 per cent at the end of the last financial year.
    The number with salaries above $100,000 has more than doubled, up from 248 seven years ago to 554 in 2020, a rise from 12.8 per cent of the total staff to 25.5 per cent.
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    tripple alliance got a reaction from Pam Robson in TAB to cut 30% of its staff   
    Prime example , Dalziel , former labour parliamentarian now Christchurch  the mayor . 
    Councillors have promised to scrutinise staff pay after it emerged more than a quarter of Christchurch City Council employees earn over $100,000 a year — leading to accusations that bureaucrats are fleecing ratepayers.
    The council’s payroll bill has spiralled in recent years, jumping from less than 25 per cent of operating costs in 2013 to almost 40 per cent at the end of the last financial year.
    The number with salaries above $100,000 has more than doubled, up from 248 seven years ago to 554 in 2020, a rise from 12.8 per cent of the total staff to 25.5 per cent.
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    tripple alliance got a reaction from Pam Robson in TAB to cut 30% of its staff   
    Prime example , Dalziel , former labour parliamentarian now Christchurch  the mayor . 
    Councillors have promised to scrutinise staff pay after it emerged more than a quarter of Christchurch City Council employees earn over $100,000 a year — leading to accusations that bureaucrats are fleecing ratepayers.
    The council’s payroll bill has spiralled in recent years, jumping from less than 25 per cent of operating costs in 2013 to almost 40 per cent at the end of the last financial year.
    The number with salaries above $100,000 has more than doubled, up from 248 seven years ago to 554 in 2020, a rise from 12.8 per cent of the total staff to 25.5 per cent.
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    tripple alliance got a reaction from Pam Robson in TAB to cut 30% of its staff   
    Prime example , Dalziel , former labour parliamentarian now Christchurch  the mayor . 
    Councillors have promised to scrutinise staff pay after it emerged more than a quarter of Christchurch City Council employees earn over $100,000 a year — leading to accusations that bureaucrats are fleecing ratepayers.
    The council’s payroll bill has spiralled in recent years, jumping from less than 25 per cent of operating costs in 2013 to almost 40 per cent at the end of the last financial year.
    The number with salaries above $100,000 has more than doubled, up from 248 seven years ago to 554 in 2020, a rise from 12.8 per cent of the total staff to 25.5 per cent.
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    tripple alliance got a reaction from GOM in Jacinda Ardern   
    Plenty of lies being told , remember flu vaccine assurances given by comrade cindy and the fwit clark , we have plenty .
    (1) The professional body for doctors has labelled a flu vaccine shortage for GPs a "total disaster". Baddock told the select committee, which is acting as a replacement for Parliament during the lockdown, the flu vaccine supply issue was "a complete debacle". Her practice was unable to get vaccines for 10 days and it had 4000 vulnerable patients. It was a "total disaster," she said..
    (2)  The Scenic Hotel Group is mothballing some of its 17 hotels as it faces losing up to $14 million in revenue during the coronavirus pandemic. "We've worked out different scenarios, and from best to worst case we are losing $5m or $14m. There is no upside," he said. the company pay wages to the 900 staff working across its 17 hotels. The company's annual wage bill was about $30m. 
    (3) An end to fees-free tertiary education and an increase in the pension age may be needed as New Zealand recovers from an economic hit that could push 240,000 more people into unemployment, ANZ says. 
    Based on this and our understanding of activity under the various alert levels, we expect GDP to fall 22 per cent to 23 per cent in the first half of the year and to be 8 per cent to 10 per cent lower over 2020."
    Despite the Government stimulus – it has put more than $10 billion into the economy through the wage subsidy scheme – the ANZ report said it expected unemployment to reach 11 per cent.
    That would mean an extra 240,000 people out of work. "This is expected to be seen alongside a fall in labour-force participation. If that did not occur, the increase in unemployment would be even greater." 
    Does anyone really think we have a government with the ability to solve these problems , NAH