eljay

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    eljay reacted to tim vince in It's time to   
    Invset in youth.a poutama with no stars all ran in 3 tonight.group one driver. Give him a go.comes through te S doody school and now ray green so  he has a pedigree.give him a try he is the future.
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    eljay got a reaction from Hermione in TAB machines   
    This story is actually true.     Punter a week before new petty cash regulations were introduced collected roughly 2 thou and got a betting voucher.     Didn't use it till last Friday when he was told it was over 1 thou and couldn't be used without the mandatory passport, rates notice or whatever.     His bet was around 40 to 50 dollars.     Apart from the fact the money had been collected before the new Winston regulations and the bet only pensioner size anyway he was refused.     TAB, you are going the right way to losing an army of punters - so after a year don't bleat that profits have once again nosedived.
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    eljay got a reaction from LongOwner in Inca   
    It's not a joke - jokes are funny     This is simply pathetic.
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    eljay got a reaction from Hermione in JCA   
    Just wondering out loud.     Looking at the "cases" that are the main subjects for the JCA on race night appear to be Horses Breaking and Whip Strikes.   Even an old bugger like me could work these out and they are covered in the rules anyway, so why do we need 2 (no doubt) highly paid personnel in attendance on race day/night?      Most of the cases where drivers/trainers etc. give evidence are usually on non race days or at a subsequent race meeting.     Can the industry afford the money for these committees when the stipes could adjudicate on matters like those mentioned above and then, if anyone wanted to dispute the stipes findings or penalties etc. then this could be heard on a day during the following week (like for example league's judiciary system)   Surely it is a complete waste of money where the only case heard is one of a driver using the whip for 11 strikes!      Where income is falling dramatically, you would hope the board is looking at ways to cut costs.
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    eljay got a reaction from Hermione in TAB machines   
    This story is actually true.     Punter a week before new petty cash regulations were introduced collected roughly 2 thou and got a betting voucher.     Didn't use it till last Friday when he was told it was over 1 thou and couldn't be used without the mandatory passport, rates notice or whatever.     His bet was around 40 to 50 dollars.     Apart from the fact the money had been collected before the new Winston regulations and the bet only pensioner size anyway he was refused.     TAB, you are going the right way to losing an army of punters - so after a year don't bleat that profits have once again nosedived.
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    eljay got a reaction from Hermione in TAB machines   
    This story is actually true.     Punter a week before new petty cash regulations were introduced collected roughly 2 thou and got a betting voucher.     Didn't use it till last Friday when he was told it was over 1 thou and couldn't be used without the mandatory passport, rates notice or whatever.     His bet was around 40 to 50 dollars.     Apart from the fact the money had been collected before the new Winston regulations and the bet only pensioner size anyway he was refused.     TAB, you are going the right way to losing an army of punters - so after a year don't bleat that profits have once again nosedived.
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    eljay got a reaction from Hermione in TAB machines   
    This story is actually true.     Punter a week before new petty cash regulations were introduced collected roughly 2 thou and got a betting voucher.     Didn't use it till last Friday when he was told it was over 1 thou and couldn't be used without the mandatory passport, rates notice or whatever.     His bet was around 40 to 50 dollars.     Apart from the fact the money had been collected before the new Winston regulations and the bet only pensioner size anyway he was refused.     TAB, you are going the right way to losing an army of punters - so after a year don't bleat that profits have once again nosedived.
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    eljay got a reaction from Hermione in TAB machines   
    This story is actually true.     Punter a week before new petty cash regulations were introduced collected roughly 2 thou and got a betting voucher.     Didn't use it till last Friday when he was told it was over 1 thou and couldn't be used without the mandatory passport, rates notice or whatever.     His bet was around 40 to 50 dollars.     Apart from the fact the money had been collected before the new Winston regulations and the bet only pensioner size anyway he was refused.     TAB, you are going the right way to losing an army of punters - so after a year don't bleat that profits have once again nosedived.
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    eljay got a reaction from hedley in TAB machines   
    Another story from last Friday.    Client went to manual seller but was told his TAB account was invalid as the old dilapidated machines wouldn't accept it.    They tried another machine with same result.     After a couple of swear words (p.s. I don't have a TAB account ) he went to the TAB - Alex Park where a TAB is on course -  and their machine accepted his account immediately.     Simple answer I suppose, don't open a TAB account and don't bet in excess of a dollar each way 
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    eljay got a reaction from Hermione in TAB machines   
    This story is actually true.     Punter a week before new petty cash regulations were introduced collected roughly 2 thou and got a betting voucher.     Didn't use it till last Friday when he was told it was over 1 thou and couldn't be used without the mandatory passport, rates notice or whatever.     His bet was around 40 to 50 dollars.     Apart from the fact the money had been collected before the new Winston regulations and the bet only pensioner size anyway he was refused.     TAB, you are going the right way to losing an army of punters - so after a year don't bleat that profits have once again nosedived.
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    eljay got a reaction from Hermione in TAB machines   
    This story is actually true.     Punter a week before new petty cash regulations were introduced collected roughly 2 thou and got a betting voucher.     Didn't use it till last Friday when he was told it was over 1 thou and couldn't be used without the mandatory passport, rates notice or whatever.     His bet was around 40 to 50 dollars.     Apart from the fact the money had been collected before the new Winston regulations and the bet only pensioner size anyway he was refused.     TAB, you are going the right way to losing an army of punters - so after a year don't bleat that profits have once again nosedived.
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    eljay got a reaction from Hermione in TAB machines   
    This story is actually true.     Punter a week before new petty cash regulations were introduced collected roughly 2 thou and got a betting voucher.     Didn't use it till last Friday when he was told it was over 1 thou and couldn't be used without the mandatory passport, rates notice or whatever.     His bet was around 40 to 50 dollars.     Apart from the fact the money had been collected before the new Winston regulations and the bet only pensioner size anyway he was refused.     TAB, you are going the right way to losing an army of punters - so after a year don't bleat that profits have once again nosedived.
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    eljay got a reaction from Hermione in JCA   
    Just wondering out loud.     Looking at the "cases" that are the main subjects for the JCA on race night appear to be Horses Breaking and Whip Strikes.   Even an old bugger like me could work these out and they are covered in the rules anyway, so why do we need 2 (no doubt) highly paid personnel in attendance on race day/night?      Most of the cases where drivers/trainers etc. give evidence are usually on non race days or at a subsequent race meeting.     Can the industry afford the money for these committees when the stipes could adjudicate on matters like those mentioned above and then, if anyone wanted to dispute the stipes findings or penalties etc. then this could be heard on a day during the following week (like for example league's judiciary system)   Surely it is a complete waste of money where the only case heard is one of a driver using the whip for 11 strikes!      Where income is falling dramatically, you would hope the board is looking at ways to cut costs.
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    eljay got a reaction from Hermione in JCA   
    Just wondering out loud.     Looking at the "cases" that are the main subjects for the JCA on race night appear to be Horses Breaking and Whip Strikes.   Even an old bugger like me could work these out and they are covered in the rules anyway, so why do we need 2 (no doubt) highly paid personnel in attendance on race day/night?      Most of the cases where drivers/trainers etc. give evidence are usually on non race days or at a subsequent race meeting.     Can the industry afford the money for these committees when the stipes could adjudicate on matters like those mentioned above and then, if anyone wanted to dispute the stipes findings or penalties etc. then this could be heard on a day during the following week (like for example league's judiciary system)   Surely it is a complete waste of money where the only case heard is one of a driver using the whip for 11 strikes!      Where income is falling dramatically, you would hope the board is looking at ways to cut costs.
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    eljay got a reaction from Hermione in Why   
    If it's ok for Doug Gale it's good enuf for Tim Vince.        Has Doug got a suit - or will he resurrect his black singlet?
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    eljay got a reaction from Hermione in Junior Drivers Urgently Required   
    the list you are looking at is for last year.    I think (but can't guarantee) Ben Butcher is now an open driver, Blakemore is in ?Europe on an OE, Isherwood no longer in Industry (Police?)      Kaleb Bublitz is latest to get license (driving first tomorrow night)    That leaves just 10 - hardly a comfortable position and as HSV contends with a gleam in his eye no one would want to come north to where no races for Juniors likely to be programmed for this number and of the names you list Tobereone Whittaker & Smith have ventured north and could well return south if opportunities dry up.     And looking at prospects (young trials drivers) only about 4 of then registered but again that from last years list.
    Here's a couple of "incentives" for HSVMan to ponder.     As the ranks of Amateur's appear also to have dwindled, combine these races with horses driven by Juniors also included to make up full fields (Amateurs race not run Cambridge this week - yes, it was a Reserve race but only 6 nominations received)      Or pay Juniors a reduced stake percentage all races (or races of up to say 12 thou stakes total} and dispense with Juniors only races which would give owners an incentive to  put up a junior.   
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    eljay got a reaction from Hermione in Junior Drivers Urgently Required   
    Blue - once you introduce concessions maths will always be a component!
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    eljay got a reaction from Hermione in Another Record Season for All Stars   
    All together now - HIP HIP HOORAY
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    eljay got a reaction from Insider in Tauranga gate Pa Racecourse Could Go.   
    Huey - wrong, wrong!     Who will stay home (even if they remotely interested in racing) on a bright sunny summers day in their lounge watching TV with 1/2 to 3/4 hour intervals between races.    In 20 years time nobody will give a rat's arse about racing and if they do like an occasional flutter they will have Sports Betting, Lotto, Pokies etc. etc. to satisfy their craving.       I feel sorry for the horses - they will soon become an "endangered species".     
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    eljay got a reaction from Huey in Tauranga gate Pa Racecourse Could Go.   
    You people still seem to lose track of how racing is promoted - live, not on a TV set where the present generation may become interested in the sport by surfing - yeah right,    Less courses = less people becoming aware of the sport = less revenue.      How many of you became interested through a casual exposure to TV?     
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    eljay got a reaction from 47South in Tauranga gate Pa Racecourse Could Go.   
    Why not build a new Racecourse/Golf Course on White Island?        
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    eljay got a reaction from Belinda in Can the Auckland Trotting Club survive?   
    Racing cannot move out of Auckland - if Alexandra Park goes, then harness goes simple as that.    Well, that is how I see it.     Just picture - a new "facility is built somewhere in the sticks, so what use would the Pokies be or the TAB be, or the dining/conference facilities be.    Move to an area of next to no population and that would be curtains for the activities that presently prop up the club, and race night attendance     No use selling Pukekohe as the monies obtained would be needed to replace that facility (training tracks, barns etc.) so sfa probably left over to service present woes.     Some members will remember the "disaster"  when the club sold very valuable land to the government and to this day the land lies vacant and only used for parking at the showgrounds next door.     The club here were lucky the government allowed them use of the land until the new school was built.    Oh yes, the money "they" obtained from this earlier sale has been well & truly spent so again is of no use to the present dilemma.     Oh well, once again I will be said to be "negative" but anyone who says this first sort out the facts from the dreams.      The first priority (again in my opinion only) is that the board must ensure they get value for the large amount of monies that are being disbursed both as salaries and consultancy fees.,  
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    eljay got a reaction from JJ Flash in Farewell J Teaz   
    One of mine raced there in 1997 - and like a fool I went along.    Don't know who was coldest, horse or me but we both vowed never to return there in April again    Was a group 2 and he finished 9th
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    eljay got a reaction from JJ Flash in Farewell J Teaz   
    One of mine raced there in 1997 - and like a fool I went along.    Don't know who was coldest, horse or me but we both vowed never to return there in April again    Was a group 2 and he finished 9th
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    eljay got a reaction from JJ Flash in Farewell J Teaz   
    One of mine raced there in 1997 - and like a fool I went along.    Don't know who was coldest, horse or me but we both vowed never to return there in April again    Was a group 2 and he finished 9th