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Everything posted by shaneMcAlister

  1. I presume the "lucartive purpose" is the reportable part? Was on course yesterday and heart sunk for Gold Watch, Cliff and Danielle. Speedy recovery for Danielle please.
  2. Here are my thoughts, for what they are worth. This public beatdown on everyone is horrendous, the system is broken. If you are deemed ok to transfer yourself form MIQ to home isolation in Waiheke then I can see why he felt OK to go out (especially after repeat negative tests). I have spent December experiencing first hand the home isolation and it is a shambles. My wife (double vaccinated) and my two daughters (too young to vaccinate) both tested positive to Covid this month. I was at work when my wife was told, so I (fully vaccinated but do not give a fcuk whether people are or not.
  3. Its good, but has limitations. One of my big bug bears is that clicking on a jockey in a race takes you back to the first screen below, not back to the normal jockey profile. This should be a master data that clicking on a jockey goes back too.
  4. Dear Valued Owner, On behalf of NZTR we want to thank you for working within the COVID protocols during 2021. We realise that not being able to go racing or, when we could go racing, not being able to mix with other groups on course has been frustrating. However, thanks to you and our incredible licence holders adhering to the regulations racing has been able to continue. We are now in the middle of summer racing and, by the end of the year, e
  5. Te Akau can't just race horses in HK like they can in Singapore. The owners must be a resident and there is a big waiting list. This is a break from Te Akau. He has a the right profile to be a success up there. Great communication, big work ethic, and a proven success in NZ. In my opinion Te Akau have had more horses race successfully at later years too. This will be important too as HK horse racing only begins at 3yo really. Looking forward to following his and Danielle's success up there. Good luck and welcome back Mark Walker.
  6. The devil is in the fine print "Those horses in the abandoned races will be eligible for compensation in line with NZTR’s policy". Compensation in line with NZTR policy is refund of nom fees etc not float fees. 2 Group 1 days (Te Aroha and Wellington) abandoned in just over 6 months.
  7. NZTR were on course for their Christmas party I heard, so they will have seen first hand it unfold. I do wonder if we spent less on media promoting animal welfare and more maintaining tracks then this might serve animal welfare and more importantly human welfare (jockeys) better.
  8. Correct. @Beecee if you had an all up on three horses and and two won and one was abandoned you would not want you bet to be void. So the abandoned race is treated as a $1 winner.
  9. Not sure 60% is correct. Ireland is one of highest vacinated populations. 75.5% of their population fully vaxd. NZ is 68.9% of total population. Don't get me wrong though, I am over all this shit and just want to get on with normality.
  10. He is a certainty I reckon and I personally hope he does. I think he will offer a lot.
  11. Horse moved in front of him, pure bad luck. The horse wasn't going good enough to win anyhow. The day was a success and served a purpose. 87 horses in the northern racing finally got a day out where their trainers could attend.
  12. Interesting read, and I think the What's out says more than the what's in slow or no change to our racing product (hopefully this is true, as we have been moving very slowly for a long time. The Messera report never changed things as quick as I hoped) confusing Saturday strategy 3 x meeting Saturdays (we haven't got the jockeys for this because of how bad are domestic scene has become) consistently poor winter (winter is winter, so horses need winter tracks. I like jump racing in winter. I think the all weather track was a good consistent betting product du
  13. Probabeel was class, she is a great mare. In my opinion she is a much better mare than Melody Belle.
  14. @NextPlease I am astonished that a so called professional tipster would put bets on two days in advance without knowing final track conditions...Good luck.....
  15. The wage subsidy is publicly availaible information and can only be claimed against employees that have been paid (ie reconciled to the IRD). Businesses 30% down can claim, a pub will be a 100% down. I am in the event industry and my business is negative (refunding customers their deposits). Not all businesses are suffering equally in this lockdown!!
  16. I personally think we could do without comments like "you queer f wit". and "f butt you with a pineapple".......
  17. It is up to the tracks to choose if they want owners or not. Te Aroha has choosen not to have patrons tomorrow. I think it is cazy that owners can not go on course. If you have to watch them on TV then they might a well be watching them in Australia.
  18. We don't have as strong as gambling ethos as the HK, Australia (probably half); however we are not that far off US, Ireland, UK. Australia and HK are still our audience or target markets for the TAB. So we can still make our product more attractive for them to punt on it. The Windsor Plate is a very unattractive punting race (no disrespect to connections that have horses in it that our better than I have had).
  19. The Group 1 Windsor Plate this weekend has the following: Only 1 horse that has won a group 1 in it Only two horses rated over 100 Average ratings 92 No 3yo's and only 1 4yo. Average age is 6yo Dire times
  20. NZ has too many pattern races (aka black type) as a percentage of its total race population. It is 6% compared to desired international of 5%. So effectively we have roughly another 20% races to be removed. NZ has 150 black type races and that should be aboout 125. However the fly in the ointment is that our horse population is shrinking fast, 600 hundred less foals last year and more horses sold overseas (especially one winners). So our horse population will need less races, this means that suddenly that 125 desired number might become100. To meet overseas markets
  21. Summer cut hay sells in winter and spring. I am not saying this is what happened. But it would be easy to get a travel document under animal welfare if you said you delivered hay to animals that needed it.
  22. My guess, and just guesses (as I find the whole thing a side show and the Government are enjoying distraction) are. 1. He sells hay, so he would be able to get an essential service document to deliver hay under the animal welfare. 2. Animal welfare 3. She may have been down there before lockdown 4. I understand trying to get away with it. 5. Name suppression is easy to get for 24-48 hours, it then becomes more difficult. There are 2 million people in lockdown, 500 covid cases. 300 of them from Samoan church which I have presumed they are not part of. So
  23. I personally find the public beat up on them so over the top its funny....they didn't hurt or kill anyone. They just behaved like self-entitled dicks.
  24. I am doubled jabbed.....was I worried about dying or getting sick from Covid not really. I just done it as I want this country and world to return to some sense of normality asap and I was not worried about the conspiracy theories. Once jabbed up I feel I should be able to do what I like again. I want the 20 somethings to be able to go on OE's. I want kids growing up to be able to travel overseas. I hate fcuking masks. I recognise no one! I don't give a fcuk if someone wants to get jabbed or not. To me the reason for getting jabbed was to get the country back to normality