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    fitzy got a reaction from Dopey in Vale Khalid Abdullah   
    Quite surprising that no one has commented on the passing of this hugely influential owner & breeder.
    No doubt in my mind that he has been the most influential thoroughbred breeder of the past 50 years.
    The list of outstanding racehorses he owned or bred is unparalleled in modern times.
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    fitzy got a reaction from Red Rum in Vale Khalid Abdullah   
    Quite surprising that no one has commented on the passing of this hugely influential owner & breeder.
    No doubt in my mind that he has been the most influential thoroughbred breeder of the past 50 years.
    The list of outstanding racehorses he owned or bred is unparalleled in modern times.
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    fitzy got a reaction from Breeder in Vale Khalid Abdullah   
    Quite surprising that no one has commented on the passing of this hugely influential owner & breeder.
    No doubt in my mind that he has been the most influential thoroughbred breeder of the past 50 years.
    The list of outstanding racehorses he owned or bred is unparalleled in modern times.
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    fitzy got a reaction from Keneperu in Racing Minister   
    As he is Minister of Finance + Sport isnt that what we have got ??
    In terms of influence he is the best appointment possible in comparison to the other options.
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    fitzy got a reaction from Insider in Racing Minister   
    As he is Minister of Finance + Sport isnt that what we have got ??
    In terms of influence he is the best appointment possible in comparison to the other options.
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    fitzy got a reaction from kdt in Probabeel   
    Seriously impressive especially from a wide draw. 12 out of 10 ride from McEvoy.
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    fitzy got a reaction from Chris Wood in Ellerslie Track   
    So the Ellerslie track yesterday raced as a slow 9. In an email to owners late Friday the CEO suggested it could be a heavy 10.
    The observant among you will recall that the track had a significant drainage upgrade last year and has not been raced on for around 5 months. I checked the official NIWA weather observation for Auckland from 30 August to 11 September which showed less than 30 mm of rain.
    So what was the point of the drainage upgrade if nothing has been achieved, other than wasting industry money and resources. Why were these clowns not forced to install a Strathayr track or similar which would allow racing every 2 weeks.
    For Ellerslie to represent itself as NZ’s premier track is a joke. The industry has no future if this is the best it can do.
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    fitzy got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Never waste a good crisis   
    In reading all of the comments in this topic there is only one conclusion a reasonable person could make based on the disunity expressed in the various comments and opinions.
    Racing is stuffed as very few are able to take a step back and look at the big picture.
    Very simply racing is successful in Aus for one main reason. The vast majority of betting turnover is wagered on Metropolitan racing in Sydney and Melbourne. Each city is roughly the size of NZ and has 2 or 3 racecourses. ( assuming  current plans to close Moonee Valley proceed).
    It works because it’s economically efficient and punters have a better understanding of track conditions and how a horse is likely to perform before they bet.
    As an industry if you want to ignore this reality and keep 48 racecourses throughout the country, then you may as well bend down and kiss your arse goodbye because racing here will be dead within 5-10 years.
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    fitzy got a reaction from Stables in Never waste a good crisis   
    In reading all of the comments in this topic there is only one conclusion a reasonable person could make based on the disunity expressed in the various comments and opinions.
    Racing is stuffed as very few are able to take a step back and look at the big picture.
    Very simply racing is successful in Aus for one main reason. The vast majority of betting turnover is wagered on Metropolitan racing in Sydney and Melbourne. Each city is roughly the size of NZ and has 2 or 3 racecourses. ( assuming  current plans to close Moonee Valley proceed).
    It works because it’s economically efficient and punters have a better understanding of track conditions and how a horse is likely to perform before they bet.
    As an industry if you want to ignore this reality and keep 48 racecourses throughout the country, then you may as well bend down and kiss your arse goodbye because racing here will be dead within 5-10 years.
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    fitzy got a reaction from tasman man 11 in Never waste a good crisis   
    In reading all of the comments in this topic there is only one conclusion a reasonable person could make based on the disunity expressed in the various comments and opinions.
    Racing is stuffed as very few are able to take a step back and look at the big picture.
    Very simply racing is successful in Aus for one main reason. The vast majority of betting turnover is wagered on Metropolitan racing in Sydney and Melbourne. Each city is roughly the size of NZ and has 2 or 3 racecourses. ( assuming  current plans to close Moonee Valley proceed).
    It works because it’s economically efficient and punters have a better understanding of track conditions and how a horse is likely to perform before they bet.
    As an industry if you want to ignore this reality and keep 48 racecourses throughout the country, then you may as well bend down and kiss your arse goodbye because racing here will be dead within 5-10 years.
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    fitzy got a reaction from Nukkledragga in Never waste a good crisis   
    In reading all of the comments in this topic there is only one conclusion a reasonable person could make based on the disunity expressed in the various comments and opinions.
    Racing is stuffed as very few are able to take a step back and look at the big picture.
    Very simply racing is successful in Aus for one main reason. The vast majority of betting turnover is wagered on Metropolitan racing in Sydney and Melbourne. Each city is roughly the size of NZ and has 2 or 3 racecourses. ( assuming  current plans to close Moonee Valley proceed).
    It works because it’s economically efficient and punters have a better understanding of track conditions and how a horse is likely to perform before they bet.
    As an industry if you want to ignore this reality and keep 48 racecourses throughout the country, then you may as well bend down and kiss your arse goodbye because racing here will be dead within 5-10 years.
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    fitzy reacted to pogo(aus) in Russian Camelot...stunning win in SA Derby   
    You obviously missed Subpoenaed ‘s race.
     
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    fitzy reacted to poundforpound in Today’s the day for Special K........   
    Anyone know how to load a meme for “a complete fucking idiot” ?
    Thanks 
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    fitzy reacted to poundforpound in Rod Kafer in this morning’s Press   
    I’d have thought you’d say the exact same thing about the Labour Party..... and their attention seeking leader 
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    fitzy got a reaction from chelseacol in Jennifer Eccles - NZ filly of the year........   
    The stopper strikes again - what a legend!
    i greatly fear for his “fathers horse” in the Oaks today .......
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    fitzy got a reaction from scooby3051 in Jennifer Eccles - NZ filly of the year........   
    The stopper strikes again - what a legend!
    i greatly fear for his “fathers horse” in the Oaks today .......
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    fitzy got a reaction from zelda kratchanova 2 in AUSTRALIAN Guineas   
    Does this idiot actually believe the crap he posts or is he just winding p4p up?
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    fitzy got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in AUSTRALIAN Guineas   
    Does this idiot actually believe the crap he posts or is he just winding p4p up?
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    fitzy reacted to Gruff in Best best in Australia tomorrow.......   
    CT your powers are getting stronger,your stopping them before they even get a  start 
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    fitzy reacted to We're Doomed in The beginning of the end   
    Such happy memories; whip work in central auckland.
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    fitzy reacted to Trump in Raceday Attendances   
    If it was related, then You’d have to close “most” tracks. First priority is to get the betting situation sorted. That’s the source of the funding. Playing favourites with tracks won’t work. Imagine if Bulls, Foxton, Feilding, Levin, Ashhurst tracks we’re still being used? Awapuni, Otaki And Wanganui can handle that area. The crowd issue is not going to be a factor in proposed track closures. There’ll never be a consensus on track closures because there’s always going to be losers. If NZ wants to keep its tracks that have one or two meetings a year then the only way to have this is to eliminate waste (the $ kind of waste) and grow the revenue side. You can only do this thru betting. Personally, I’ve never liked the idea of charging people to go on to a racecourse. Casino? Pokies, TAB etc don’t charge so why the races? Can you Imagine being charged $10 or more to sit down in a restaurant? Doesn’t make sense. Save gate staff costs, ticket checking mafia, printing etc. The punters will spend it on food n bev and betting anyway. Unrelated, I once closed 9 businesses down in order make the remaining 14 stronger. They thrived. A hard decision but a necessary one for the growth of the remaining 14. Think about it.
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    fitzy got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Kolding - record Stakes win for a NZ bred racehorse   
    Oceanex wins G2 Matriach stakes at Flemington today. 
    Point at least partly proven I think.
     

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    fitzy got a reaction from flockofewes2 in Kolding - record Stakes win for a NZ bred racehorse   
    Pathetic remark. OP is leaving top horses all over the place.
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    fitzy reacted to weasel57 in Australian stewards are dodgy   
    Omn do you really think the horse is going to be relegated because a jockey hit him too often? The rules are that the jockey gets the penalty, not the horse. You can even offer an argument that the horse would've done better without the flogging.
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    fitzy reacted to poundforpound in Guy Mulcaster   
    What about Ocean Park ? 
    He looks on track to be a hugely influential sire