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  1. My horses have raced at Ellerslie,Riccarton,Trentham,Awapuni,Ashburton,New Plymouth,Tauherenikau,Otaki,Te Rapa,Gisborne,Woodville,Hawera,Waipukurau,Wanganui,Feilding,Waverley,Wairoa,Blenheim and Hastings. My top 6 would be Tauherenikau,Gisborne,Waipukurau,Waverley,Wairoa,Blenheim with a special mention to Awapuni's specially dedicated all day access Wellfield Lodge/NZ Racing owners room for anyone who has a horse racing that day where you get a dedicated tote operator,free tea and coffee,subsidised bar and buffet meal,numerous leather couches,window leaners and stools,ample tables and chairs and plenty of TV's etc. This owners room should be replicated on all NZ race tracks.
  2. I think Wellingtons policy now is that if you own a horse on your own you get 2 race books and 2 owners ribbons which gets you in the members stand and after your race entry into the owners presentation room for a free drink and sandwich.If your one of ten owners each of you gets 2 race books and 2 owners ribbons, so 20 people into the members stand and presentation room. One owner is paying a fortune to race a horse.Ten owners each pay a lot less .No wonder syndicates are flourishing.Is it a deliberate bias? not sure,,,
  3. He's not a professional.He's just a committee member ,albeit with a high profile, and a large ego who for some reason seems to have a sense of entitlement. One of the reasons though that racing is in trouble is there has been too many people like this guy with their snout in the trough making out they care about our great game when really they are more worried about their own pocket.
  4. Just check and make sure though that all of your sponsorship money paid actually ends up in the clubs hands as some foolish and struggling clubs pay their sponsorship managers a commission on sponsorship received ,even when the person getting the commission is a committee member, who supposedly is, and to all outward appearances looks like a volunteer. These bludgers are actually only feathering their own nests and their struggling racing clubs finances are secondary to their own. Insist that no commission gets deducted from your sponsorship money ,and if you cant get that guarantee, sponsor another club.
  5. We all need to bet only in nz and support our NZ TAB.
  6. The bigger picture is that contrary to your suggestion they are far from broke with 7 or 8 million debt (your figures) and 100s of millions of dollars worth of land hahaha
  7. 15 horses in the next at Riccarton and at least 75 owners listed .If they all have an "owners punt" thats a fair bit of turnover over 11 races I'd of thought along with all their other bets on the day.
  8. But surely the land at Awapuni and Trentham would be worth at todays section values in prime residential locations $250 million.The debt is miniscule if you are prepared to look at the bigger picture,if you want to.
  9. bhahahaha trust me.If they've spent a few grand each month having their horse in work they will be having a bet alright ,,,,
  10. Haha,,,dont say its farmers to the rescue again?? lol
  11. So if we bet up large on the NZ TAB and only the NZ TAB , i.e. dont bet with ANY overseas agencies, we should be ok for the extra top up????
  12. Yep definitely as Wellington,Marton,Feilding,Rangitikei and Ashhurst/Pohangina obviously thought as well.Now RITA,Winston and NZTR obviously think its a good idea as well investing $10 million into an all weather track at Awapuni.I take it you know better than all of them??
  13. What a wise investment then isnt it,and they still get to race.