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.
TARANTULA got a reaction from Chestnut in ENTRY THREAD : SO YOU THINK you're a WEEKEND HUSSLER ? MEMSIE STAKES DAY $$$ COMP : SATURDAY 31 AUGUST 2019 : ALL WELCOME !
SCR R2. 9 now
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.
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!
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......
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,
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.....
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.
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.
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
TARANTULA got a reaction from Cubes in AUSTRALASIAN RACING AUTUMN PAIRS COMP : REGISTER YOUR NAME TO ENTER ON THIS THREAD BY THURSDAY 5.00PM : ALL WELCOME !
ANOTHER GREAT IDEA.YES PLEASE.THANKS.
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
TARANTULA reacted to Peter Jenkins in AUSTRALASIAN RACING AUTUMN PAIRS COMP : REGISTER YOUR NAME TO ENTER ON THIS THREAD BY THURSDAY 5.00PM : ALL WELCOME !
any chance of A LATE ENTRY ?
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.....
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: