Peter Harrop

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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from meomy in RIP Raceform   
    Maybe I'm out of touch. What is it that gets people into enjoying a punt on the horses (not sports) these days? Also, are you suggesting elite punters go straight into 4 figure bets off the bat?
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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from meomy in RIP Raceform   
    The problem is that elite punters were once small time punters who maybe got into it through channel surfing the radio dial or reading form in the herald or tuning into Action TV on free to view ...
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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from Insider in RIP Raceform   
    That's a shame because I was thinking of nominating you for the RITA board if you knew. 😁 You would have been just what the doctor ordered. 
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    Peter Harrop reacted to Baz (NZ) in $100,000 Group 1's   
    Listen to nomates & Leggy everyone....we have been racing beyond our means for years to the detriment of our grassroots/coalface participants.
    I believe we need better stakes at the bottom to encourage growth in Ownership, Investment, Sponsorship and Participation.
    Higher Stakes will again come in time for stakes races with mass involvement.
    FIRSTLY HOWEVER WE MUST PROTECT OUR PUNTERS!  and not by shutting down our shop windows TAB's, Racebooks, Race Media, Marketing, General News, Form & Information!
    REMOVE ALL OBSTACLES FOR THE PUNTER!
    Racing can continue at this level here...IMO any horse that is capable of winning a stakes race in NZ... is good enough to race competitively in Australia for better stakes and that is the short term reality!....Be-it the Aussie Bush, Darwin, Tasmania or the Metro City's
    Like now.... horses with any ability can and will race in places like Australia, Singapore & Hong Kong but maybe with more NZ Owners who re-invest here with their Overseas Dollars??

     
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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from shaneMcAlister in RIP Raceform   
    The problem is that elite punters were once small time punters who maybe got into it through channel surfing the radio dial or reading form in the herald or tuning into Action TV on free to view ...
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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from Huey in RIP Raceform   
    The problem is that elite punters were once small time punters who maybe got into it through channel surfing the radio dial or reading form in the herald or tuning into Action TV on free to view ...
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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from Patiti in RIP Raceform   
    The problem is that elite punters were once small time punters who maybe got into it through channel surfing the radio dial or reading form in the herald or tuning into Action TV on free to view ...
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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in RIP Raceform   
    The problem is that elite punters were once small time punters who maybe got into it through channel surfing the radio dial or reading form in the herald or tuning into Action TV on free to view ...
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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from meomy in RIP Raceform   
    Yes, you can print the racebook from the internet, but it costs a fortune in ink, it's a lot less convenient, and it doesn't have the same presence in the community as a book displayed on a service station or dairy shelf.
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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from meomy in RIP Raceform   
    Possibly planet reality. Why do you think those electronic books have never taken off? Its because, for many, it's far more relaxing turning pages in a book and writing notes all over the paper with a Biro.
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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from chevy86 in RIP Raceform   
    Possibly planet reality. Why do you think those electronic books have never taken off? Its because, for many, it's far more relaxing turning pages in a book and writing notes all over the paper with a Biro.
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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from puha in RIP Raceform   
    Possibly planet reality. Why do you think those electronic books have never taken off? Its because, for many, it's far more relaxing turning pages in a book and writing notes all over the paper with a Biro.
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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from Huey in RIP Raceform   
    Possibly planet reality. Why do you think those electronic books have never taken off? Its because, for many, it's far more relaxing turning pages in a book and writing notes all over the paper with a Biro.
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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from napier in RIP Raceform   
    Possibly planet reality. Why do you think those electronic books have never taken off? Its because, for many, it's far more relaxing turning pages in a book and writing notes all over the paper with a Biro.
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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from Memphis2 in RIP Raceform   
    Possibly planet reality. Why do you think those electronic books have never taken off? Its because, for many, it's far more relaxing turning pages in a book and writing notes all over the paper with a Biro.
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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from rdytdy in RIP Raceform   
    Possibly planet reality. Why do you think those electronic books have never taken off? Its because, for many, it's far more relaxing turning pages in a book and writing notes all over the paper with a Biro.
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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from Insider in RIP Raceform   
    Possibly planet reality. Why do you think those electronic books have never taken off? Its because, for many, it's far more relaxing turning pages in a book and writing notes all over the paper with a Biro.
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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from Insider in RIP Raceform   
    Yes, you can print the racebook from the internet, but it costs a fortune in ink, it's a lot less convenient, and it doesn't have the same presence in the community as a book displayed on a service station or dairy shelf.
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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from Charlie Bukowski in RIP Raceform   
    Yes, you can print the racebook from the internet, but it costs a fortune in ink, it's a lot less convenient, and it doesn't have the same presence in the community as a book displayed on a service station or dairy shelf.
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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from Huey in RIP Raceform   
    Yes, you can print the racebook from the internet, but it costs a fortune in ink, it's a lot less convenient, and it doesn't have the same presence in the community as a book displayed on a service station or dairy shelf.
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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from TurnyTom in RIP Raceform   
    Yes, you can print the racebook from the internet, but it costs a fortune in ink, it's a lot less convenient, and it doesn't have the same presence in the community as a book displayed on a service station or dairy shelf.
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    Peter Harrop reacted to High Sparrow in The Return of Radio Trackside/ Television   
    And here was me thinking my car radio had thrown a tizzy - because it could get all the other stations and not 711 a.m. any more. Just shot on straight past it no matter how hard I tried.  Then a few days later I discovered the truth. Has no one in management got the faintest clue how to offer the customer some service any more?  Let's not have any betting operators at tracks, form guides for the punters (the lifeblood of racing then) and now we won't let you listen to the races you are supposedly being "enticed" to bet on either. I didn't think it could get worse but somehow they've managed it...
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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from Aaron Bidlake in Gizzy gone   
    The question with track closures is whether the long term cost savings are greater than the long term loss of profits from reducing exposure in regional communities.
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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from Insider in Gizzy gone   
    The question with track closures is whether the long term cost savings are greater than the long term loss of profits from reducing exposure in regional communities.
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    Peter Harrop got a reaction from Leggy in Gizzy gone   
    The question with track closures is whether the long term cost savings are greater than the long term loss of profits from reducing exposure in regional communities.