Leggy

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  1. Leggy

    Do we need a 2 Tier System of Thoroughbred Racing

    I was going to say he's had so few roots, I'm sure he remembers all of them and he's still paying for most of them, but I thought better of it.
  2. Leggy

    Do we need a 2 Tier System of Thoroughbred Racing

    He's had so many roots you could hardly expect him to remember many of them Cubes.
  3. Leggy

    Do we need a 2 Tier System of Thoroughbred Racing

    And one is a 22 start 6yo mdn!
  4. Leggy

    Parliamentary horse trading

    You wouldn't. The only beneficiaries are the salaried at NZRB into which abyss the now $50m + disappeared.
  5. Leggy

    Racing Bill Submissions

    I agree. That thinking has a long historical and cultural background I think. Growing up, my grand-parents thought it was their duty to religiously buy a Golden Kiwi ticket each week. The belief was that if people didn't support the lottery, then taxes would have to be raised to support the community needs it funded. That belief still persists as you suggest. Not sure that there's much for racing to learn from that though.
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    Because

    Writing and passing legislation is one thing. Doing something beneficial for the racing industry's survival and sustainability is another. I don't see anything in the current and proposed legislation that is likely to do that. Do you?
  7. Leggy

    Racing Bill Submissions

    Wild is right. Are you completely mad? They make virtually no money from their raceday anymore. If you take that and the related raceday expenses out, they have about $200,000pa of revenue and a similar amount of expenses. Not racing would make no difference to the clubs viability. And they have 100k of cash and about $2m net assets. From a business standpoint it makes no difference whether they race or not.
  8. Leggy

    Do we need a 2 Tier System of Thoroughbred Racing

    I imagine you'll be right into it.
  9. Leggy

    Racing Bill Submissions

    Without the clubs putting on the events that earn the money to pay for the stakes NZTR would have little to do and no money to pay out for stakes.
  10. Leggy

    Racing Bill Submissions

    Do some more research about the bloke then.
  11. Leggy

    Do we need a 2 Tier System of Thoroughbred Racing

    You two need to stop agreeing with one another. This joint will get more boring than dining in the Viaduct.
  12. Leggy

    Do we need a 2 Tier System of Thoroughbred Racing

    You mean penalty free as in not rehandicapped?
  13. Leggy

    Do we need a 2 Tier System of Thoroughbred Racing

    I don't think we have enough horses for that. We have the same horses racing now at midweek meetings for 10k one week as then race on a Saturday for 22 or 30k. I think it's fine in Oz but that we should have a single tier system here.
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    awapuni synthetic track

    It's not much. In the last couple of years the Racing Development Fund has subsidised new plastic running rail, a set of starting gates for trials and refurbishment of the remaining stand to raceday standard. I don't think it's on the close list last I saw. Be a bit of a waste of club and industry resources if it is.
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    awapuni synthetic track

    Presumably if they can't come up with their share then they won't get the PGF's. And if the government changes in the meantime, I'd say all bets are off.
  16. Leggy

    awapuni synthetic track

    Can't see that has anything to do with resource management matters.
  17. Leggy

    awapuni synthetic track

    Nope. Foxton is Crown land under the Public Reserves Act.
  18. Leggy

    Racing Bill Submissions

    https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/bills-proposed-laws/document/BILL_93360/tab/submissionsandadvice
  19. Leggy

    Racing Bill Submissions

    Nope. Patiti is correct. NZTR have run enough interference and done zippo themselves.
  20. Looks like you'll have to leave the Kingswood in the shed tomorrow Cubes.
  21. Thinking of buying one and moving back down there. Leave Welly to their own devices.
  22. Leggy

    C. S. Hayes Stakes........

    Except the gallop was on the inside grass when I saw it. Not the course proper.
  23. Leggy

    Incompetent Unit

    So a street siren that didn't work might be described as an incompetent unit?
  24. Leggy

    Incompetent Unit

    'Tis true that the Bill as it stands will replace the RIU with the Racing Integrity Board which aside from the former functions of the RIU will also be responsible for appointing Judicial Committees and Appeals Tribunals.