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  1. FF , why dont you just call yourself Craig instead of FF
  2. What really matters and what HRNZ payout in stakes to all parties is revenue via volume and GBM
  3. And under current administration its only going to get worse. Letting Barsi run the show will be the next massive disaster should they select him for CEO IMO
  4. Its actually NZB Kiwi slot race with minimal NZTR involvement other than promoting it although they do get a slot to select a horse.
  5. If you want to know how far ahead TB's are compared to Harness look at these numbers. Innovation is the key. If you put the money up they will come and get involved. After the dust settled, the nine slots sold for an aggregate of $6,225,000 million, with an average price of $691,667, and a median of $700,000. The remaining five slots for the NZB Kiwi have been allocated to Auckland Thoroughbred Racing, Waikato Thoroughbred, RACE, and the Canterbury Jockey Club, with New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing holding the final slot for promotional purposes.
  6. Phenomenal Results Achieved at The NZB Kiwi Slot Auction There were plenty of fireworks in the Karaka sales ring on Tuesday evening at the inaugural NZB Kiwi slot auction, with all nine lots up for grabs far exceeding their $450,000 reserve. The initial $3.5 million prizemoney on offer in next year’s NZB Kiwi (1500m), with a $1 million bonus up for grabs, was enticing for prospective New Zealand and international buyers alike. Group One darling Seachange was the first “hero” racehorse through the ring, representing slot one for The NZB Kiwi, and bidding was spirited from the get-go, with an opening bid of $600,000 which soon exceeded $700,000, and was finally knocked down to the $725,000 bid of Singapore businessman John Chew. The next four lots had a distinct New Zealand flavour, with slot two going to the $675,000 bid of Kerri Spence Bloodstock and Clotworthy Racing, slot three knocked down to Wexford Stables for $700,000, well-known owner and industry supporter Daniel Nakhle made sure he was in the mix when securing slot four for $675,000, while Te Akau Racing principal David Ellis ensured his ‘King of Karaka’ title wasn’t lost when his $675,000 bid bought slot five. Te Akau Racing director Karyn Fenton-Ellis was rapt her husband was able to secure a slot, but said it was unnerving going into the auction not knowing what to expect. “We had spoken to numerous people that we knew were registered, as the New Zealand industry is quite a compact industry, and no one knew what to expect,” she said. “When we come to the Karaka yearling sales, we have a game plan and know exactly what to expect. David Ellis never gets nervous and we know exactly what we want to do, he has bought some very expensive yearlings here. We sort of had a game plan, but it had to be a bit flexible. “We talked about this (NZB Kiwi) and we said given Te Akau Racing’s success with (trainers) Sam (Bergerson) and Mark (Walker), and the whole team, we were taking a slot home for our owners.” Te Akau Racing are hoping to have a number of contenders for what will be the southern hemisphere’s richest three-year-old race, and Fenton-Ellis said they already have a transparent system in place to identify their contender. “We have got a very good process that we have already decided on because we may have a number of contenders,” Fenton-Ellis said. “We will be very transparent with an independent third-party involved so that every owner and every horse in the Te Akau stable know they are equally considered and it will be a judgment made on merit.” Australian businessman Ozzie Kheir has been a strong supporter of the New Zealand thoroughbred industry, sourcing many of his racehorses from this side of the Tasman, and he ensured there would be a trans-Tasman element to the NZB Kiwi when he secured slot six for $700,000. Entain New Zealand took Kiwi punters on a whirlwind ride when securing a slot in last year’s A$20 million The Everest (1200m) and their representative I Wish I Win just came up shy when runner-up to Think About It. They are hoping to replicate that excitement on home soil after securing slot seven for $700,000. Chief Executive Cameron Rodger had been the underbidder on a number of previous lots, so was delighted to finally come out on top with just a couple of lots to go. “I was nervous,” Rodger said post sale. “They were opening and going higher and faster than we ever dreamed of. We had to revise the strategy there. I had the CFO (chief financial officer) next to me so we had to make a few emergency budget increases, but we got there, so we are pretty happy. “There were a great number of bidders early on from a different range. We didn’t want to be last, so that was the strategy, but the market found its price really well, so I think everyone will be pretty happy with how it turned out.” Rodger said the process of filling their slot had already started. “We have had a look at who didn’t get one and we are probably going to start conversations as we speak and that is the beauty of a slot race, it gets you engaged and talking starts right from the dot,” he said. “Hopefully we can have a few on our radar soon.” Rodger was pleased with how the slot race has been received and he said that has been reinforced by the heavy level of interest in the evening’s auction. “I think the action you saw today is a vote of confidence in the industry about where things are and where things are going,” he said. “That is important to us and we believe in the path that everyone is on at the moment, so bring on 2025, we can’t wait.” Cambridge trainer Andrew Forsman is hoping eight is his new lucky number after paying $675,000 for the slot, while Cambridge Stud principals Brendan and Jo Lindsay were intent on securing the final slot of the night, and went to $700,000 to fulfil that. “At the end of the day it is $3.5 million in prizemoney, plus a $1 million bonus. New Zealand has never seen anything like this before,” Brendan Lindsay said. “Jo and I have to be a part of it and we were always going to buy lot nine. We decided that we were going to buy lot nine no matter what happened – last in, first out. We would have gone a bit higher. We made our mind up that we were going to buy the last lot.” After the dust settled, the nine slots sold for an aggregate of $6,225,000 million, with an average price of $691,667, and a median of $700,000. The remaining five slots for the NZB Kiwi have been allocated to Auckland Thoroughbred Racing, Waikato Thoroughbred, RACE, and the Canterbury Jockey Club, with New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing holding the final slot for promotional purposes. NZTR Chief Executive Bruce Sharrock was rapt with the outcome of Tuesday’s auction. "Tonight exceeded all expectations and sets a new standard for the New Zealand racing industry,” he said. "The best part was how excited our participants and stakeholders are, and it sets us up extremely well for the future." NZTR Chairman Cameron George echoed those sentiments and said it was great to see international interest in the concept. “It’s an outstanding result for the industry and we are really proud of the fact that people around the world were participating,” he said. “We are looking forward to the next 12 months and how we can make this race the great event we can have in New Zealand racing.” New Zealand Bloodstock has been instrumental in the launch of the NZB Kiwi and managing director Andrew Seabrook couldn’t have been happier with Tuesday’s outcome. “It’s the first time that a slot race has been auctioned anywhere in the world. Everyone went into the unknown and what unfolded was quite incredible,” he said. “It’s great to see global participation and there is an amazing buzz here at Karaka.” The NZB Kiwi Slot Auction Results Average: $691,667 Aggregate: $6,225,000 Median: $700,000 Slot 1: John Chew - $725,000 Slot 2: Kerri Spence Bloodstock/Clotworthy Racing - $675,000 Slot 3: Wexford Stables - $700,000 Slot 4: Daniel Nakhle - $675,000 Slot 5: Te Akau Racing - $675,000 Slot 6: Ozzie Kheir - $700,000 Slot 7: Entain New Zealand - $700,000 Slot 8: Andrew Forsman - $675,000 Slot 9: Cambridge Stud - $700,000
  7. He's all Go who won the Greyhound version of the St Ledger yesterday at Addington is owned by an eclectic bunch of racing folk including Rambo Ramsey, Lethal Innes, Andrew Stuart, Blair Orange and Regan Todd to name a few A really good hound with plenty of upside and being set for all the big NZ races this year.
  8. Of what John, Numbers don't lie and your summation is accurate IMO.I wish you every success with your latest horse. One point i do want to add is that NZ has an amazing record at producing top notch stock that was purchased from the middle/lower market at sales. That's to me suggests trainers, the best marketers in the world, have not been able to convince current and future owners of the potential future benefits of ownership. Nor were some trainers prepared to spec buy a few for trading purposes. That to me is very worrying for the game and breeders' going forward. Compare the number of horses Entain bought from SB sales compared to TB sales and the picture is starkly painted where they see things going.
  9. Sales are over with lower price outcomes compared to previous years. Poor clearance rate again at 70%. Here's the wash up 2024 National Yearling Sale – Combined Total (at end of selling) 2024 NATIONAL YEARLING SALE - COMBINED TOTAL 2023 NATIONAL YEARLING SALE - COMBINED TOTAL 2022 NATIONAL YEARLING SALE - COMBINED TOTAL 2021 NATIONAL YEARLING SALE - COMBINED TOTAL Aggregate $12,075,000 $13,336,000 $14,753,000 $13,333,500 Average $47,168 $50,901 $49,507 $45,198 Median $34,500 $39,000 $38,750 $30,000 Clearance 70% 69% 76% 72% Catalogued 393 406 415 430 Sold 256 262 298 295 Top Price $340,000 Lot 301 (B.C) Bettor's Delight - Start Dreaming $300,000 Lot 74 (B.F) Captaintreacherous - Goodlookinggirl $260,000 Lot 66 (B.C) Bettor's Delight - Double Twist; $260,000 Lot 295 (B.C) Bettor's Delight - Fight For Glory $320,000 Lot 361 (B.C) Bettor's Delight - Hartofdixie
  10. Your clearly delusional and without the ability to comprehend my post. It was about the commentator and ringside ground guy not the players. We expect nothing less from TVNZ these woke days. Perhaps the new government and NZCC might get them back to basics or is that too much for you
  11. What about the rest? Just asking as the overall numbers were hardly a positive endorsement of the industry
  12. A continuation of the slow death of Harness in NZ. If Entain lose interest in the code then its demise will be brought forward IMO. As for NZB, how long will they be prepared to offer a full service sale. My guess is that they will cut Christchurch to 1 day from here on in with the remaining vendors being offered Gavel House Lets see shall we.
  13. Well watch it is all i can say and you'll get an answer, you really are a tedious, F wit at times