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    Stables got a reaction from ivanthegreat in BRENT SHIRLEY   
    Under the rules of Harness Racing he should have been charged with incompetent driving, fair enough to have a go for 2 or 300 metres but when the first 3 slipped away from the rest of the field he had ample opportunity to pull back and take a cover. He didn't so he should have the book thrown at him
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    Stables reacted to Taku Umanga in Harness turnovers surprise   
    Geez - I never made bugger all off any of my horses after expenses no matter where they raced!
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    Stables reacted to Berri in The numbers don't lie - where the TAB went wrong   
    Come on Lachie...you have completely missed the point and are waffling. The main issue is not the amalgamation of the clubs. Its the ability to stimulate the appeal of the racing industry where profit as a result of revenue exceeds the current status quo. That you cannot succinctly articulate a methodology that can achieve this shows you do not not have the prerequisite experience or knowledge to deploy policy to regenerate the industry's fortunes.
    Go away and do your homework in order to reach the tipping point that is required to honestly help the industry. Lip service is not what is required at this point. In depth knowledge and experience is the only thing that can help. The amendments to the racing bill are not yet what is required as they limit everything at a time where the industry is under duress.
    The only problem is that although the bill finally agrees that a requirement to appoint board members that have experience in technology, gambling and broadcasting, it is obvious that during the writing of the amendments the select committee haven't consulted with anyone appropriate in those sectors. Had they done so they would have realized that the bill is not fit for purpose as this was meant to be the blue print for the next 10 years of operations.
    Lachie....fess up....you don't know what I'm talking about....if you did....and you really cared....you'd be trying to get in touch with me just to see what I was prattling on about...
    Just calling a spade a spade
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    Stables got a reaction from Insider in Racing resumes early 20th June Pukekohe   
    1) We are back racing
     2) Turnovers are higher than expected
    3) RITA have relented on the question of having tote operators at race meetings
    4) It's a lovely sunny day
     
    How's that for just a few
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    Stables got a reaction from Huey in Racing resumes early 20th June Pukekohe   
    1) We are back racing
     2) Turnovers are higher than expected
    3) RITA have relented on the question of having tote operators at race meetings
    4) It's a lovely sunny day
     
    How's that for just a few
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    Stables got a reaction from JJ Flash in 1971.   
    The archived information on the HRNZ web site only goes back to when computer records began, any racing before that time is not on the system
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    Stables got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Colour Change   
    The notice at the top of the page apologises for the confusion due to a systems upgrade and states that eveything is back to normal now. If that's the case then why am I still purple
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    Stables got a reaction from JJ Flash in Is now a good time to restructure Clubs?   
    The industry has advanced beyond little provincial clubs exerting control over the industry. We need to establish strong central control at Conference level and the clubs can be left to manage the small things like organising the food
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    Stables reacted to Berri in The numbers don't lie - where the TAB went wrong   
    Listen Lachie, I get that it's election year, and I get that you need to drum up votes, and I get that a christian should be able to race horses, but you should have got yourself armed to the teeth with racing policy months ago instead of grasping for a small piece of air time just prior to the booths opening.
    The problem with this industry is that it's not making enough money. You either invent new things to make money, or you chop out the bits that don't work that cost you money. Chopping out bits is obvious in this case as it has been a shambles for a long time. What I want to know is WHAT you would do to build more profit? I don't want a wish washy response. I want something direct that pushes the money envelope in the industry's direction.
    What do you think that is?
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    Stables reacted to JJ Flash in Crackator   
    The horse was an absolute fizzer on its debut. TAB took it on and won big time. Racing today is very good IMHO with some good divvies.
     
    Greg
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    Stables reacted to fermoy in Racing resumes early 20th June Pukekohe   
    Attitudes like this is one of the reasons that the TAB went broke surely?
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    Stables got a reaction from shaneMcAlister in The numbers don't lie - where the TAB went wrong   
    This is a racing forum not a political campaign forum. The Conservative party has a so called Christian base, I'm surprised they have a spokesperson for or even an interest in racing
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    Stables reacted to One more lap in Standard Stake Distribution   
    This is really a win loose conversation on field sizes, smaller fields give a better chance of a winning punt with maybe a smaller divvy but if you spend four dollars and get seven back, you move on to the next with another four or more, small punters might not save us but the winnings are like those on a poker machine, they come back for more and have a fun night out with their mates. This is an entertainment industry as well as a job provider and as we speak, it is more of an export industry, get the horse running and prop up Aussie fields by selling it, you cannot even pay the bills racing here. Most racing stock here have a price on their head, we the owners are  just waiting for the offer and I am a realist on the value of my stock, a willing seller, the returns to the man who actually pays all the bills are not good enough, but those in the trough who cannot see past there snout do not care, Ask Winston how many small owners he knows in all codes and does he care, NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
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    Stables got a reaction from JJ Flash in Now it's Greg who's gone - when will the bleeding stop?   
    Addington and HRNZ are already well overstaffed with PR people
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    Stables got a reaction from LongOwner in Bad losers   
    I don't think it will change the result of the previous courts opinion but it will put the plaintiffs to more expense and emotional strain
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    Stables reacted to Ohokaman in Now it's Greg who's gone - when will the bleeding stop?   
    They have been overstaffed before too...didn’t make much difference. Your name apparently meant more than actual ability to make a difference.
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    Stables got a reaction from ivanthegreat in Racing resumes early 20th June Pukekohe   
    All we had at Addington were the self serve machines
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    Stables got a reaction from TurnyTom in Now it's Greg who's gone - when will the bleeding stop?   
    Yes I see that NZMTC have just released a job desciption that seems tailor made for O'Connor, I bet the salary package is pretty impressive too. No money to increase stakes, but plenty of money to seek additional employees. How can this happen when RITA and the TAB are shedding 100's of jobs to save the industry. 
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    Stables got a reaction from JJ Flash in Now it's Greg who's gone - when will the bleeding stop?   
    Yes I see that NZMTC have just released a job desciption that seems tailor made for O'Connor, I bet the salary package is pretty impressive too. No money to increase stakes, but plenty of money to seek additional employees. How can this happen when RITA and the TAB are shedding 100's of jobs to save the industry. 
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    Stables got a reaction from napier in R5 Cambridge,just listening now   
    Only subject I've known where there were 6 posts all by the same poster
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    Stables got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Colour Change   
    So do brown
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    Stables got a reaction from Gruff in R5 Cambridge,just listening now   
    Only subject I've known where there were 6 posts all by the same poster
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    Stables reacted to weasel57 in Now it's Greg who's gone: When will the bleeding stop?   
    totally agree mate ..i was just encouraging you to keep looking on the brighter side of this crisis ...
    eg over the last two months I' haven't had to listen to the constant repetitious drone of Peter 'Ah..There' Earley ...now I'll be spared the nasal twang and lazy diction of Greg O'Connor.
    Small comforts, really. Maybe someone is clever enough to crank up a privately-owned Racing Radio Channel in our brave new world 
     
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    Stables reacted to rdytdy in NZ TAB said 'we need to spend millions'...   
    No response Greg
    (c) was never adhered to as evidenced by the huge new platform costs etc and excessive salaries
    and now (a) is not being adhered to evidenced by cut backs to radio, form, presenters etc recently announced to go along with other promotion retrenchments in recent years.
    Without (a) & (b) occurring to create interest and growth leading to income the bottom line of (c) will be reduced.  
     
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    Stables reacted to Ohokaman in THIS IS SERIOUS PEOPLE MAKE NO MISTAKE   
    Yet another rebuttal of this wonder drug......
    Trump said he took hydroxychloroquine to prevent coronavirus — but new study shows that doesn’t work 
    From CNN's Elizabeth Cohen
     
    George Frey/AFP/Getty Images  
    On the heels of several studies showing hydroxychloroquine doesn’t help patients in the hospital with Covid-19, a new study – the first of its kind – shows the drug doesn’t work to prevent infection with the virus, either.  
    The study of 821 people is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial, considered the gold standard in medicine. The study was expected to be published Wednesday in the New England Journal of Medicine.
    The researchers assigned about half the study subjects to take hydroxychloroquine and half to take a placebo, or a pill that does nothing. Neither the researchers nor the study subjects knew who was taking hydroxychloroquine and who was taking a placebo. They found the drug didn’t make a difference – over the next two weeks, the study subjects came down with Covid symptoms in equal amounts. 
    The study’s senior author, Dr. David Boulware, says that on May 9, the White House physician sent him an email asking his opinion of hydroxychloroquine as a preventive measure against Covid-19.   
    Boulware, an infectious disease expert at the University of Minnesota, says he advised Trump’s physician that there was no published research showing hydroxychloroquine worked preventatively and shared that people in his study who took hydroxychloroquine had higher rates of side effects, mostly gastrointestinal problems such as nausea and vomiting.  
    On May 18, Trump announced that he’d been taking the medicine for a week and a half.