TARANTULA

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    TARANTULA reacted to mikenz in Congratulations, Racing in Queen's Honors   
    Does anyone think John Allen will get one for taking nz racing to a level its never been before or will he get one after wellington city reaches the same point in its history just to prove it was no fluke.
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    TARANTULA reacted to jeepers in R.I.P. Mrs Cubes   
    Sad news for a Racecafe friend. Having never meet you both does not preclude one from wishing you my deepest condolences and thoughts.May you gain strength from my prayers at this difficult time.RIP Mrs Cubes.
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    TARANTULA reacted to scooby3051 in R.I.P. Mrs Cubes   
    Lovely words Timon..lets hope we all go to that happy place someday without suffering..deepest condolences to Cubes from myself and all at Racecafe...you are in my thoughts and prayers at this time..RIP Mrs Cubes.
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    TARANTULA reacted to Swoopa in R.I.P. Mrs Cubes   
    My sincere condolences Cubes and family.I will raise a glass tonight to the good lady
    Rest in peace Mrs C
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    TARANTULA reacted to tasman man 11 in R.I.P. Mrs Cubes   
    Gee, this is shocking news.........my thoughts are with Cubes and family at this very sad time.
     
    Kia Kaha !
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    TARANTULA reacted to Timon in R.I.P. Mrs Cubes   
    Fellow Cafe members, please join me in passing on our heartfelt condolences to Cubes, following the sudden and tragic passing on his, and our, much loved Mrs Cubes.
    Cubes we're all thinking of you, Tetrahedron and Dodecahedron at this terribly sad time. 
    As Mrs Cubes now looks down on us from that great Kingswood in the sky, we will forever marvel at her unwavering support of you and your equine investments, her infectious presence on any raceday, a love of a generously poured G and T and her generous support of the tipping comp when we were all holed up feeling miserable about life in lockdown.  
    And who could forget her on Cup Day when Our Premonition nosed through right on the line to win the Mohua Classic
    As someone privileged to have raced a couple with you and your Mrs C, thank you for those memories and know that we're all thinking of you. 
    Some things really suck, and this is one of them.
     
     
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    TARANTULA reacted to ivanthegreat in SATURDAY 23/5 COMP   
    NO PRIZE MONEY JUST THE SATISFACTION THAT YOU CAN PICK MORE WINNERS THAN BZ , RICOH , CAMPO , 
    YOU WILL KNOW HOW YOUR DOING AS THE DAY PROCEEDS... POINTS 10 WIN 4 SECOND 2 THIRD
    AT THE END OF THE DAY THOSE THAT HAVE DONE ANYTHING OF NOTE JUST POST IT.
    JUST PICK ONE HORSE PER RACE AT RANDWICK  AND FLEMINGTON USING THE FOLLOWING FORMAT ;
    RANDWICK
    RACE 1
    RACE 2
    RACE 3
    RACE 4
    RACE 5
    RACE 6
    RACE 7
    RACE 8
    RACE 9
     
    FLEMINGTON
    RACE 1
    RACE 2
    RACE 3
    RACE 4
    RACE 5
    RACE 6
    RACE 7
    RACE 8
    RACE 9
    INDICATE YOUR INTEREST BY JUST  "LIKE"
    CHEERS AND GOOD LUCK
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    TARANTULA reacted to Rusty in RANDWICK RESULTS HERE   
    Ponderosa - you do a great job with not only the collating and then the scoring, you also give up your Saturday afternoon... that aspect alone should be, and is appreciated greatly, by many. Thank you! 
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    TARANTULA reacted to Ponderosa8 in Randwick comp this Saturday   
    Going cross-eyed entering everyones picks in... so better put my own in while I can still read,
    Race 1:  3,5,6,10
    Race 2: 1,4,6,7
    Race 3: 5,7,8,9
    Race 4: 1,4,6,9
    Race 5: 5,8,14,15
    Race 6: 3,6,10,11
    Race 7: 1,10,14,15
    Race 8: 1,2,3,5
    Race 9: 1,6,10,11
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    TARANTULA reacted to Everton in I give up   
    I can't believe on the TAB site the comments section for our greyhound races says N/A. The aussie races have comments, so what's the go ? Either the TAB is being slack, or it's our own Greyhound people. Perfect opportunity to give the punter something, and try and attract to our sport while the other codes are trying to get sorted. What do we give them, nothing !! .. it is so bloody typical.
     
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    TARANTULA reacted to lamour in Southland   
    Just shows how shoddy the Messera report was.  He didn’t take account of what tracks are dual code, just made up a list of tracks to close that anyone could have come up with.   What racing needed was a properly researched report that took all 3 codes into account. In my opinion the Messara report was amateur stuff.
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    TARANTULA reacted to lamour in Southland   
    I’ve been impressed with the way they do things in Southland over the last few years. Creating the SBSR brand has been one positive move.   Also the way the different clubs seem to collaborate for the greater good of the whole area.  They have now put out a list of ideas for discussion on how they may meet the coming challenges ahead.    Can’t help but think that  those in charge at HRNZ. and  at RITA could learn a lot from their progressive approach. 
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    TARANTULA reacted to von Smallhaussen in Weekend Comp - Rosehill and Flemington   
    I can just imagine Cubes ordering the Chinese takeout next week when we go to level 3 - it will be phone order and delivered.
    Cubes will be so looking forward to the Chinese meal he will go running out to meet the delivery and the Chinese man will say "isolate, isolate" - and Cubes will say
    "you are not that late - I only ordered 15 minutes ago" 
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    TARANTULA reacted to eljay in RITA - RED ALERT   
    Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right, here I am stuck in the middle with you        
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    TARANTULA reacted to Tauhei Notts in RITA - RED ALERT   
    I saw all those bonus bets and wondered how on hell it could all work.  It just did not seem possible to me.  Obviously there was something that I did not know.
    Now I have the answer.  The inmates are in charge of the asylum.
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    TARANTULA reacted to lamour in Racing Bill   
    I have just finished putting in a submission to the racing bill as regards the formula for distribution of funds.  Not hard to do,  just go to parliament. Nz and it’s easy to find.     I would have to say it’s a pity HRNZ has not been proactive in encouraging people to put in submissions because if the recommended formula for distribution of funds is adopted race stakes for harness will decrease significantly.    HRNZ should have put out a guide weeks ago on how to make a submission & published template submissions to help people make a good case for retaining the current formula.         Good on Mick G for bringing this up on the Box Seat.   
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    TARANTULA reacted to lamour in Dexter Dunn   
    Tim Tetrick won five on the card today at Dover Downs.  That would normally make you the most successful driver of the day, But Dexter drove 7 of the winners there,  Didn’t  leave much for the other drivers.  
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    TARANTULA reacted to weasel57 in John Allen   
    Perfect timing for a self-satisfied public servant on the gravy train. Three months notice to keep up appearances of working, schmooze through the spring and silly seasons, plenty of time to secure a new gig in 2020. $12k+  a week and no accountability for anything. Luvly jubly. Probably turn up next year running Problem Gaming Foundation or Plunket.
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    TARANTULA reacted to lamour in Addington and acceptance fees for group races   
    Well here’s the problem I have with it Stables,  in 2015 Addington took in $486,000 in acceptance fees. (Post 2015 they stopped detailing the amount in their accounts).  That means an additional 63k was paid by owners (GST content) over & above the $486k , which the club then have to pass on to the IRD.  Given that the acceptance fees don’t add to the net stake but are simply charged to the owners and then paid back to them after the race the whole transaction does nothing to increase stakes but has the net effect of taking 63k out of owners pockets to be paid in tax.   From a business perspective or any logical analysis the the fee is insane.  
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    TARANTULA reacted to Chestnut in RESULT THREAD : FAREWELL TO AUTUMN RACING WITH THE KINGSFORD-SMITH POINTS PAIRS COMP : SATURDAY 25 MAY   
    Thank you all for taking part today - it's been fun and a fantastic way to see out Autumn racing.
    Well done to our winners ivanthegreat and Sir Castleton and a beaut effort, Thepaw and Kundalini.    
     
    I will of course do a check of the points but if you think I've duped you out of a few please msg me and I'll remedy it asap
    That's it from me for a couple of weeks as I get some stuff done around the place before the colder months set in   I'll catch you all again in the Winter season I hope!  
     
     
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    TARANTULA reacted to napier in RESULT THREAD : FAREWELL TO AUTUMN RACING WITH THE KINGSFORD-SMITH POINTS PAIRS COMP : SATURDAY 25 MAY   
    Have been unable to partake in the Autumn comps due to work commitments but have followed the results and just want to say what a fantastic job Chestnut  has done.....amazing quick updates and comments and spot on points scoring - well done Chestnut......
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    TARANTULA reacted to High Sparrow in RESULT THREAD : FAREWELL TO AUTUMN RACING WITH THE KINGSFORD-SMITH POINTS PAIRS COMP : SATURDAY 25 MAY   
    I completely concur with all those who have thanked Chestnut for her tireless work with the comps and thanks to Scooby and others too who have contributed along the way. Good punting people. Congrats to Ivan and Sir Castleton. Imagine being cleaned up by a harness horse in the process. We may never live it down...mind you he was a good one in his day, 
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    TARANTULA reacted to scooby3051 in RESULT THREAD : FAREWELL TO AUTUMN RACING WITH THE KINGSFORD-SMITH POINTS PAIRS COMP : SATURDAY 25 MAY   
    Thanks again to everyone who took part today and throughout the past few months...a huge thanks to Chestnut for the tireless work she has put in for months...hope you enjoy the freshen up Maria...the comps are so good as you run them so well. Congrats to the winners Sir Castleton and Ivanthegreat... good tipping today.
     
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    TARANTULA reacted to Wrinkles in RESULT THREAD : FAREWELL TO AUTUMN RACING WITH THE KINGSFORD-SMITH POINTS PAIRS COMP : SATURDAY 25 MAY   
    Chestnut , what a fantastic Tipping Competition. Thank you and all the Sponsor's for your massive effort's in running this most enjoyable Tipping Competition. Sincere , congratulation's to all the Weekly Winner's. Well done to you all. I wish all you Racing Industry Participates a massive and prosperous  remainder of the 2019 Thoroughbred Racing Season  and pray it is a wonderful remainder of the year for you all .   Cheer's.