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    OK for anyone that wants to throw a tip or two out here is the thread...good punting everyone.
  2. This is very serious I trust you anyone you know would not like to end up like this, please stay safe stay home and look after each other..... Make no mistake. When loved ones are removed from your home by ambulance because the virus has hit them hard, you are not going to be able to follow them there, sit by their hospital bed and hold their hand. You are not going to be able to pop in at 7.00 pm for visiting hours. They are going to have no one other than exhausted and brave hospital staff to see them through days or weeks of barely breathing through a ventilator until they either die or recover. They are not going to be well enough to text you. You are not going to be able to phone the ward to check in on them regularly (staff will be too busy for that). During that time, they will be completely alone, while you sit at home waiting to hear whether they have made it through. Imagine that person is someone you love dearly. Because it's going to be a reality for many in the coming weeks. And if that person in hospital happens to be you, going through that ordeal completely alone, it would be nothing less than terrifying. Please stay home and only go out if absolutely necessary. Social distancing is imperative right now for your family and mine.
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    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 are in my thoughts and prayers at this time..RIP Mrs Cubes.
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    Mark Du Plessis

    Mate the guy is a good guy a hard worker...and a decent family man who does not need people like you taking potshots from the stand..JMHO.
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    Jason Waddell off To Oz

    Jason Waddell of to ride in OZ...good luck to him tremendously talented rider who should do well there.
  6. As Barry says...easy to get rid of the small people..but the ones at the top caused the shit to start with...none of them get the chop first round what a big darken waste of time. Cutbacks across all areas at TAB (From racing news.) The Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) confirmed on Tuesday changes it was taking in response to the impact of COVID-19, including a reduction of 230 roles, including 150 permanent staff, across all areas of the TAB. The decision follows consultation with staff on a range of proposed changes aimed at ensuring the business was sustainable for the future and best placed to meet the needs of New Zealand racing and sport. The changes, which impact 30 percent of all roles, are expected to deliver savings of more than $11 million per annum in addition to further operational cost savings throughout the business. RITA Executive Chair, Dean McKenzie said the decision was very difficult but the organisation was left with no alternative with TAB monthly revenue almost 50 percent below forecast and customer numbers down more than 35 percent. “There are incredibly talented, experienced and committed people at the TAB who have delivered so much to our customers and the wider racing industry over many years. We will be very sorry to see them go,” McKenzie said. “We have had to make some tough decisions as we focus on the essential parts of our business that generate the funding required to keep the racing industry and many National Sporting Organisations running.” Services impacted by the changes include: · not resuming Trackside Radio programming following its suspension after the cancellation of all domestic racing in March · no longer offering the Phonebet betting service (Touchtone remains) · moving away from providing manual, on-course, betting facilities and increasing the number of Self Service Terminals from the current level of 55 percent of all race meetings and increasing customer education of TAB’s online platforms · changes to Trackside production and presentation with a reduced number of cameras and presenters continuing to operate from the studio and not be on course, with the exception of supporting marquee events · Trackside television programmes will feature fewer presenters and with no dedicated racing shows, with the exception of a no-frills betting show, previewing the weekend’s racing · closure of four retail branches An independent review of the structure of the Executive Leadership team is underway with consultation on any proposed changes expected to start next week. “The implication of COVID-19 has extended beyond the immediate impact to the TAB, with racing and sport continuing to look unpredictable over the next year,” McKenzie said. “The reality is these changes will help the TAB to be a leaner, more efficient business and focused on driving our core wagering and gaming offering to our customers.” - RITA
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    Todd Muller / Nikki Kaye

    I had a bit to do with her recently and found her to be a decent honest and upfront person who is happy to call a spade a spade...unlike many politicians.
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    Eagle farm looked off too...seems al the money they spent has been a waste of time. Typical useless tossers.
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    Mark Du Plessis

    great guy...super team player works hard deserves every bit of success he gets..go hard 2+3
  10. Blairds Bet tomorrow... Gidday, hope you had a good week. Could I please have my $50 ew bet on M12 Caulfield Sat 18/4 R9 number 8 Moonlight Maid. Thanks heaps and happy punting Wish him all the best.
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    Oh dear

    Just what we need right now!!!!
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    Oh dear

    Equine exports suspended due to suspected piroplasmosis positive The New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has informed all equine exporters that exports to, or via, Australia are suspended with immediate effect. MPI have advised that a suspected positive test result for the disease Theileria equi was returned as part of standard export certification testing of a mare prior to shipment from New Zealand. Further blood tests have been taken from the mare and MPI expect confirmation of whether the horse is negative or positive for the disease by the end of this week. Theileria equi is a blood disease that causes anaemia and is spread from animal to animal by ticks. The ticks that are known to transmit the disease are a species not present in New Zealand. It is not infectious between horses. The horse in question was imported to New Zealand from the EU early last year for breeding. No signs of disease in the animal have been reported in its time here. The horse met MPI’s importing requirements in that it had received a negative test for Theileria equi within 30 days of shipment. Before shipment, horses are quarantined and treated to remove any ticks that may be present. They are also further inspected and quarantined on arrival. Some countries, including Australia, that import horses from New Zealand require certification that New Zealand is free of Theileria equi. This suspect test result has meant that MPI cannot currently provide that assurance of country-freedom status. A shipment of horses to Australia that was scheduled for the evening of May 19 was put on hold and another shipment scheduled for Friday May 22 could also be delayed. The Ministry’s market access specialists are working with Australian authorities to explore alternative assurance options to allow exports to continue. Biosecurity New Zealand is carrying out a full investigation to confirm this is an isolated case and will test other horses from the farm involved, who are cooperating fully to ensure this situation is resolved as quickly as possible. MPI is aware this situation may cause some concern to those in the equine sector and work is underway to resolve things as quickly as possible to ensure ongoing horse exports are not interrupted. “At this stage it is really a trade issue more than a health issue that MPI are trying to get to the bottom of,” Dr Ivan Bridge, Chairman of the New Zealand Equine Health Association said. “Australia requires us to have no piroplasmosis in the country for at least three years. “MPI can’t sign off on that at present. “We have not had any clinical piroplasmosis in New Zealand and we don’t believe that the tick that we have in New Zealand is capable of transmitting it.” Australia remains New Zealand’s largest export nation for thoroughbreds, with 1246 thoroughbreds exported from New Zealand to Australia in the last complete season (2018-19), while 856 horses have been exported to date this season, with a large volume of horses earmarked to travel in the coming months. – NZ Racing Desk
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    212,800 Congratulations Race cafers !

    We keep everything stored the good...the bad ...and the ugly. We are only as good as you the contributors..people and personalities make this site, without them this site would be nothing as some are finding out elsewhere...thank you to everyone who contributed to those 200,000 over are the ones I should makes RaceCafe the site it is New Zealand's Premier site....lets get it to do at least another 200,000 somebody often says bring it on!!!!
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    Avondale one of 10 galloping venues frozen out

    The grass track there is amazing the artificial tracks not so..when they first went in so many horses breaking down and never racing again or having to be put down was unbelievable...same thing will happen here too...just wait and see...unless they are perfect they are unforgiving...lets see who runs for the hills when a few start going bang and the greenies are after them..who will cop the rap for the tracks then...worst decision ever IMO.I have seen the carnage first hand from them....and it aint pretty.
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    Comp Winners List Bets Here .

    I think its fair if they win then it should be after whatever the original prize amount was then split the rest...that was what I was thinking. And yes Arjays was the biggest W/P win but the biggest prize we gave was the trip to Fiji.
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    Comp Winners List Bets Here .

    I think then the easiest way is anything is split 50/50 after all its a free bet to start with.Then its simple and easy and everyone knows where they stand...there have been some put back in to comps some have not which has been fine...but I just think as we are doing so many that its better to have a simple policy that everyone knows the rules to begin with. I have been wrestling with this for a long time and I feel its just the right way to do things fairly so as many members as possible can have a chance to do well in one way or another from the comps...Scooby.
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    Comp Winners List Bets Here .

    No its from now just made me think that it could be spread around to a few more comps or whatever but the lucky winner of the bet also wins a heap too. These sites don't pay for themselves to run.
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    Comp Winners List Bets Here .

    Thats not a bad idea either...I just want it to be fair for everyone on the site...if there is a decent win and the bet is for free anyway then I think that for everyones enjoyment some should be put back in...I have put up thousands of dollars for comps over the past year or I just feel at no cost to anyone we could some back in to keep funding comps..rather than just some putting back in ..I will work out a formula and go from there...any suggestions greatly appreciated..I just want the comps to be spread out to as many as possible.
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    R.I.P. Jock Harris

    RIP Jock...your family has made an unforgettable impression on the racing industry..... condolences to all the Harris family...
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    Comp Winners List Bets Here .

    I think after today..I think its fair to everyone that any bets from winning the comp that win more than $1,000 that there will be a mandatory rule that 50% will be put back into comps which I think is fair to all the bet was in essence for free...and also to the site who pays for the platform for everyone to enjoy.I think this is fair to those who put up the funds for the competitions and also for the person/people lucky enough to get such a big win. Unless there is anyone who thinks this is unfair then I would like to make this a rule from here on in..wherever W/P bets are involved. Scooby.
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    Comp Winners List Bets Here .

    Hi Scooby, well that was good, would like to put $200 back to competitions and if possible the 60 remaining for Ponderosa for a free bet if that is acceptable, Cheers Ron
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    Comp Winners List Bets Here .

    Congrats good win...good collect.
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    Comp Winners List Bets Here .

    Thanks Paige..great offer from you...really appreciated.
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    Comp Winners List Bets Here .

    Sorry...I aint kidding.
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    Comp Winners List Bets Here .

    Hi to all, and Scooby in particular. From comp 9th May Can I have my bet of 100 ew on Flemington race7 No 5 Super Titus. Cheers Fixed odds look good at present It will be on the tote but not at fixed odds sorry, as I am not savvy to do anything more so all the best lets hope it wins..Cheers.