TARANTULA

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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.
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    TARANTULA reacted to Black Kirrama in RESULT THREAD : FAREWELL TO AUTUMN RACING WITH THE KINGSFORD-SMITH POINTS PAIRS COMP : SATURDAY 25 MAY   
    Marvellous season for you Maria and Race Cafe: Enjoy your time away.
    You have Revamped  the Race Cafe site competition Factor......
    Administration and running these weekly competitions  must be a huge time commitment.From you.
    I will continue to support  RCafe. 
    Congratulations to todays winning pair 
    IVAN  and CASTLETON .   ( Their previous form suggested a win would be next season).
    The Second placed combination The Paw / Kundalini  will be shattered in running second.
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    TARANTULA reacted to weasel57 in Seven weeks to RITA and CEO Allen needs to resign   
    They will need to find a much quicker way to inject $$M into Stakes than a repeal of the betting levy phased out over three years producing $3.18m for racing and sports.
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    TARANTULA reacted to Rusty in Allstars website   
    Website has been down since Thursday evening... hopefully it gets renewed as it is/was a good source of free information.
    For all the All Stars haters out there; the blue army do, or at least did, an excellent job on their website, with updates on their horses, plans for upcoming features and also sharing Nat's, Mark's and Tim's thoughts on their charges.
    No Purdon website, TAB and HRNZ websites, both worse than useless, no informant, the nails keep going in to the coffin. 
     

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    TARANTULA reacted to rdytdy in The Informant   
    Exactly. It is woeful.  
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    TARANTULA reacted to Ohokaman in The Informant   
    It was also a vehicle for comment and discussion on topics relevant to the NZ Racing Industry WD.....an outlet for opinions to be expressed without the usual arse covering/kissing restraints most journalists/presenters labour under....
    Ironically, that seems to be exactly the reason for its demise......criticism tends not to go down well.....
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    TARANTULA reacted to Just Looking in The Informant   
    It truly is sad when at the touted meetings with John Allen last week he was indignant that the Informant would reappear and would be supported by the industry !
     
    Pfft !!  More lies !! RIP 
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    TARANTULA reacted to scooby3051 in The Informant   
    I offered to invest...they never even bothered to call back...so how serious were they really.???
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    TARANTULA reacted to rdytdy in The Informant   
    I am now reliably informed that The Informant is no longer and won't be published again.
    Yesterday all those employed with The Informant were told that they are no longer employed.
    Not good and a sad indictment of where things are at present in the industry. 
     
      
     
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    TARANTULA reacted to Bestbetbazza in The Informant   
    The Informant.
     
    Sad as the Best bets is a disgrace to the industry. Tried it for a couple of weeks but gave up. Now spend less so more money in my pocket and less in TAB.
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    TARANTULA got a reaction from Cubes in SELECTIONS THREAD : AUSTRALASIAN RACING AUTUMN PAIRS COMP : SATURDAY, 11 MAY   
    GOOD AFTERNOON CUBES.  GOOD TO SEE YOU ARE THINKING OUTSIDE  THE SQUARE.HAVE A GREAT DAY.
    R1.    2      8
    R2     6      7    BB
    R3     1      2
    R4      1      6
    R5      1      4
    R6       1      6
    R7       1      4
    R8       2      3   BB
    R9      1       2
    R10     2      8
     
    LOOKING FORWARD TO INTERESTING DAY.   A FEW ROUGHIES AND  SOME  FAVOURITES  AND WE COULD FINISH OVER THE TOP OF A GREAT FIELD.
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    TARANTULA reacted to Cubes in SELECTIONS THREAD : AUSTRALASIAN RACING AUTUMN PAIRS COMP : SATURDAY, 11 MAY   
    Cubes and TARANTULA
    The Square Spiders ?
    Cubey Stardust and the Spiders from Mars ?
    Race 1...#2 , #12
    Race 2...#1 , #2
    Race 3...#4 , #7...BB
    Race 4...#13 , #14
    Race 5...#9 , #10...Q
    Race 6...#12 , #14
    Race 7...#9 , #12
    Race 8...#8 , #11
    Race 9...#8 , #12
    Race 10...#13 , #14...BB
    Love the team comp concept
    Thanks as always to scorers , sponsors and organisers
    And Good luck to all competitors
     
     
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    TARANTULA reacted to weasel57 in SELECTIONS THREAD : AUSTRALASIAN RACING AUTUMN PAIRS COMP : SATURDAY, 11 MAY   
    PAIR 12  ...THE RUSTY WEASEL ...!! AND GOOD LUCK TO BOTH WHO SAIL IN HER...
    1.  R5 Arawa Park 2.24pm :    4, 11
    2.  R1 Morphettville 2.41pm :  1,2
    3.  R3 Caulfield 3.05pm :  2,4
    4.  R7 Arawa Park 3.34pm :  8, 9 
    5.  R5 Doomben 3.50pm (Quinella Race) : 1, 3 
    6.  R6 Doomben 4.30pm :  14,15 
    7.  R6 Caulfield 5.00pm :  1,13
    8.  R6 Scone 5.25pm :  1,3
    9.  R8 Doomben 5.50pm :  5,8
    10.  R7 Morphettville 6.36pm : 3, 10  
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    TARANTULA reacted to scooby3051 in AUSTRALASIAN RACING AUTUMN PAIRS COMP : REGISTER YOUR NAME TO ENTER ON THIS THREAD BY THURSDAY 5.00PM : ALL WELCOME !   
    Chestnut...hats off to you...I have a few messages from members saying this is a great concept and a great way for members to interact and get to know each other and others in the comp.....thanks for your brainchild and lets hope everyone interacts and gets to know their partner in crime for the weekend.. and as Chestnut says most of all have some fun...all the best to everyone playing...who knows Chestnut you just may have started something.....
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    TARANTULA reacted to Black Kirrama in AUSTRALASIAN RACING AUTUMN PAIRS COMP : REGISTER YOUR NAME TO ENTER ON THIS THREAD BY THURSDAY 5.00PM : ALL WELCOME !   
    ...Chestnut can take my place with the potential winner  "Racing Jimmy".... Scoobie.
    I will frame a market for the Pairings and offer "odds." and comments by post time.
    Some of those pairs are obvious  favourites. 
    #9        Pondersossa is Group One WFA class  paired with The Captain. 
    #15      Hualahens l Dream / Floyd Pink  both comp winners. Hopefully too many runs this season.
    #5        Archer / Kloppite   . Top points winners.
    #21     Ohakaman/ Warren.  They could start 3rd favourite on Saturday morning. A  Devious,  very astute and cunning match up
    #7        Peter R/ Sir Castleton   Top pairing of wonderful RC people.
    #3       Mr Zim  / Gruff            I  will contact Ladbrokes about their odds market for this event.They are likely to be favourites with  Betfair.
    #1       Kirrama/ Racing Jimmy     What a  Frightning combination these two are. Can they be second guessed?
     
    More later: Great competition idea: