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    Stables got a reaction from Leggy in Te Akau Thread   
    Methinks Mr. Molloy has taken a very establishment stand on this discussion
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    Stables got a reaction from Leggy in Te Akau Thread   
    Methinks Mr. Molloy has taken a very establishment stand on this discussion
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    Stables got a reaction from Leggy in Te Akau Thread   
    Methinks Mr. Molloy has taken a very establishment stand on this discussion
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    Stables reacted to Leggy in Te Akau Thread   
    Exactly. You've said that 100 times. But this is a much larger waste than most and working synergistically with the yearling sales does what to assist NZ racing and its participants? The options are a) nothing or b) less than nothing. It's a perfect example of what has destroyed the game here.
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    Stables got a reaction from Iraklis in All Stars website   
    Some very entertaining videos on their website. Well done All Stars and Dave McCarthy
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    Stables got a reaction from LongOwner in More Inca charges dropped   
    The RIU should never have been estalished. Stipendiary stewards were previously employed by each of the codes and so their behaviour was controlled by the management and board of the code employing them. Since the RIU was established it has employed more and more people and established their own administrative system. Costs have escalated and the egos of the Stpendiary stewards have soared as their power is less and less restrained. It's time for this experiment to be discontinued and for stipendiary control placed back under the management of each of the 3 racing codes.
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    Stables got a reaction from LongOwner in More Inca charges dropped   
    The RIU are pressing charges against many of the accused that have had their criminal charges dropped. This is grossly unfair and in my opinion unscrupulous and malicious. Where is the decency and justice iin filing charges against people who have had charges dropped, due to no evidence, in a higher court. Talk about double jeapordy
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    Stables got a reaction from LongOwner in More Inca charges dropped   
    The RIU are pressing charges against many of the accused that have had their criminal charges dropped. This is grossly unfair and in my opinion unscrupulous and malicious. Where is the decency and justice iin filing charges against people who have had charges dropped, due to no evidence, in a higher court. Talk about double jeapordy
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    Stables got a reaction from LongOwner in More Inca charges dropped   
    The RIU are pressing charges against many of the accused that have had their criminal charges dropped. This is grossly unfair and in my opinion unscrupulous and malicious. Where is the decency and justice iin filing charges against people who have had charges dropped, due to no evidence, in a higher court. Talk about double jeapordy
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    Stables got a reaction from LongOwner in More Inca charges dropped   
    The RIU are pressing charges against many of the accused that have had their criminal charges dropped. This is grossly unfair and in my opinion unscrupulous and malicious. Where is the decency and justice iin filing charges against people who have had charges dropped, due to no evidence, in a higher court. Talk about double jeapordy
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    Stables got a reaction from LongOwner in More Inca charges dropped   
    The RIU are pressing charges against many of the accused that have had their criminal charges dropped. This is grossly unfair and in my opinion unscrupulous and malicious. Where is the decency and justice iin filing charges against people who have had charges dropped, due to no evidence, in a higher court. Talk about double jeapordy
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    Stables got a reaction from scooby3051 in Interim CEO to be appointed ...   
    I'm sorry Lightsout the information you have given us so far is all innuendo and no substance. 
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    Stables reacted to Counter Punch in HRNZ Amateur Hour   
    You know this happens every week, aye JJ? 
    I'm all for a good criticism when justified, but this post is so far off the mark in it's direction and intent it's not funny. 
    When fields are first produced onto the HRNZ website, last start drivers are automatically upload with the first update. You'll see blank driver spaces at this stage because there is likely to be a conflict in driver as in, multiple drives in each race, suspended drivers, ineligible drivers etc... once drivers are confirmed to the Club, then the appropriate actions are undertaken. 
    Second point....
    Driver allocations and bookings aren't handled by HRNZ. These are done by the respective racing secretaries who update as they are provided the information from trainers. 
    As mentioned above, never pay too much attention until the cut-off for driver notifications. 
    Is there a flaw in this process that led you to think this? Quite possibly. But it would be far worse if it was still showing RT as driving at both meetings today as opposed to yesterday morning before driver notifications closed.  Perhaps no drivers should be automatically uploaded until confirmation time. Then, in most cases - you'll have no drivers listed in publications and newspapers. 
     
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    Stables got a reaction from GOM in So what's the real answer   
    Some clubs might have some entreprenuerial expertise, Nukkledragga, but the vast majority do not. That's been the problem, too many well meaning amateurs
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    Stables got a reaction from hedley in Unbelievable   
    HRNZ is controlled by a number of staff who have been in their jobs for too long and have been promoted beyond their level of ability
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    Stables reacted to Mikie in Unbelievable   
    Dear Lloyd,
    The dates for the 2018/19 season were released as far back as June of 2018. The fact that only now have you brought it up is obviously because, until today, you had not realised that the 2 Metropolitan Clubs were racing against each other. Your thinking appears to be that the Inter Dominions are sacrosanct, and they should have a night on their own. I would usually agree with you without reservation but since your Club can only attract 26 pacers, and some of them completely outclassed, my support for your view isn't as strong as it would normally be if that were the only reason you are complaining.
    I do agree however, because the problem of the 2 Clubs racing against each other isn't confined to this Friday night, to me it is any Friday night that they compete with each other. It is a fact that the TAB turnovers of the 2 Clubs added together on any Friday night is 33% less than an average night a decade ago of 1 Club and the trending of this has been consistent ever since they started racing on the same night. Consistently trending down.
    I have been told the on-course and TAB turnovers of a recent Friday night at Alexandra Park which I won't repeat on here until I check for myself. It is not that I doubt my source but I just don't like presenting something as a fact unlessI can verify it. Suffice to say that it was a mile night that apparently is "a real attraction" according to your Racing Manager. The Turnovers that were achieved both on and off-course would be disheartening to the Taupo or Westland Racing Club racing on a Tuesday in June on a Heavy 10 track. Haven''t you ever wondered why they stopped publishing the Turnovers in the Weekly or online?
    The Harness Racing Industry made a huge blunder in giving up Saturday nights in order that the Thoroughbred code could run 2 or 3 domestic meetings on a Saturday and then beam in the Australian races without what they termed interference
    The answer is for Alexandra Park to race on Saturday nights. The reason for leaving Addington on Friday nights is because 1. the South Island's Canterbury area can sustain another meeting on the Sunday whereas Auckland cannot  2. traffic as mentioned by Stables and 3. to stop cannibalising the TAB turnover
    The only reasons that I have ever been given in opposition to this happening is Alexandra Park bleating that they have a lot of functions on a Saturday night. Given the turnover for a night's on-course betting the patrons at a race-meeting would not put any pressure on function rooms. We are talking of 5 figures, low 5 figures, not 6 figures. If you took away trainers and drivers the balance of the 'crowd' could probably all fit in theTAB area of the Sports Bar.
    I am well aware that about 4 seasons ago they conducted a trial of 4 Saturdays from memory with harness racing. The trial wasn't successful but it was never going to be when you were trying to change a decade or more of habits ingrained in people. Even I, a devoted gambler back then, couldn't get back into the habit of watching on a Saturday night and I missed watching all but 1 of the nights.
    The answer was simple Lloyd, people like you and Tim Vince (whom I have a lot of time for) needed to clean out the Committee and get in charge and make decisions like these. The answer isn't that simple now because I doubt that many people want to be on the Committee with the building project issues. I can hold my head up high as regards this disaster, I asked the late President before a sod was turned why the Club was engaging in a risk prone endeavour instead of merely selling the land and letting someone else take the risk. His reply at the time I remember did assuage my concerns a little bit, and of course no one knows what sort of influence he may have had on the whole matter if he had still been around., his own success would indicate that he probably would have been a huge help 
    Mikie
     
     
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    Stables got a reaction from Pam Robson in Can anyone tell me...   
    God not another conspiracy theory
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    Stables got a reaction from Insider in Is he a worthy Minister For Racing ?   
    For God sake, is this a racing discussion site or a political discussion site?
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    Stables got a reaction from 47South in So what's the real answer   
    Laugh all you like but the present system is bankrupting racing
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    Stables got a reaction from Charlie Bukowski in Is he a worthy Minister For Racing ?   
    You sound just like Donald Trump 6xes
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    Stables got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Is he a worthy Minister For Racing ?   
    Don't lick your chops too soon boys
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    Stables got a reaction from Pam Robson in So what's the real answer   
    By removing the management and decision making processes from the current multilayered system to a modern commercial structure which would enable an efficient and timely management structure that is not reliant on a whole series of commitee proceedures which are unable to make the sort of decisions that are necessary for the survival of racing
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    Stables got a reaction from john legend in trot races show day   
    I agree John. I prefer pacing races myself, but I suppose it was Dominion Handicap day so fair enough to give the trotter more prominence
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    Stables got a reaction from john legend in trot races show day   
    I agree John. I prefer pacing races myself, but I suppose it was Dominion Handicap day so fair enough to give the trotter more prominence
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    Stables reacted to 6xes in Is he a worthy Minister For Racing ?   
    okay i took the time to read this particular peice
    https://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA9908/S00424/peters-speech-on-winebox.htm
     
    Im wondering given this small peice of information ive read... and just briefly mind you!!
    it seems on the face of it... it was about tax dodging!!
    was Winston justified in bring this into the light??  OF COURSE HE WAS!!!
    i neednt think too much further... for what was taking place back then.. it has been occurring the world over!!!
     
    but here we are... trying to use the Winebox enquiry as a defense for justifying the actions of the ones who leaked private information!!??  pffffft