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berzerk last won the day on October 17 2019

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  1. Sorry, but I don't get the fuss here. Maybe because most of my punting life has been spent overseas, and there is virtually no in-running comments. Are they helpful? Yes, definitely. Are they a necessity? Not sure
  2. "Avondale hasn't cost the industry one cent" So what about 3 months ago when a meeting was abandoned when they couldn't afford to pay for watering? Or when we are stuck in traffic travelling to and from. And the only reason the track is "okay" in winter is because they had a 18 month hiatus when broke. Again. Avondale JC could have potentially been an industry leader - given their massive asset. Instead this will likely end poorly for all concerned, with the only winners being lawyers.
  3. Next sackings, all those asleep at the wheel when Australia (our biggest market) passed legislation banning betting on NZ TAB.
  4. Honestly, how can anyone who was a part of the new FOB platform still have a job? $50mill + $17mill/year for what is the worst betting platform I have ever encountered. Not only should every person who was a part of the process be sacked, there should also be an investigation into the whole process?
  5. Very simple. No pay, no play. It is incomprehensible that these debts have been allowed to escalate.
  6. Questions: So if the TAB's new betting platform cost (reputedly) $50mill + $20mill per year in maintenance, is the TAB/RITA now effectively bankrupt or insolvent? Of what use would a government bail-out be if it is majority to service the overseas maintenance contract? Will anyone ever be held to account?
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    Beteasy, like virtually all corporates, are complete dogs. I was restricted into oblivion after winning $5k. After that no fixed odds and biggest bet $50. They basically want you to close your account. The only corporate I have found worse is Palmerbet. Do NZ racing a favour and stick with NZ TAB.
  8. Any club which posts a Good 2 on nomination morning doesn't deserve a racemeeting
  9. The AWT racetrack you desire can/will form part of a Greenfields site, but that is looking an 8-10 year project. In the mean time Cambridge is the biggest training centre in Australasia. When training is compromised by bad weather there is an immediate flow-on, and lag, effect to field sizes.
  10. The value of an AWT is as a training venue - 365 days a year for 1200+ horses, especially during late winter and early spring. To be concerned about 8-10 racemeetings is ridiculous.
  11. It is a frigging joke. Jockey said (off the record) she wouldn't have won, and doesn't want to protest. Which confirms what the vision shows. The RIU take it upon themselves to hold the enquiry, and an incompetent JCA upholds the protest.
  12. 100% agree, on all counts. Absolute shocker. How anyone could watch that race and have Bordeaux Le Rouge as the rightful winner of that race is beyond comprehension.
  13. Relatively simple, given Royal Stakes is set weights. Winner went 80 (Imelda Mary), 2nd (Secret Allure, beaten 1.25L) to 76, 3rd to 71 (Luminous).
  14. Anyone else nauseated by these Trackside adverts? “equal of any in the word" "world class”. Really? Compared with where? Probably somewhere English isn’t the first language! Honestly, we are sick of monotone preview shows, amateur-hour “betting strategies”, and talking heads. Come on Trackside get off your arses and produce something worthwhile. How about some weekly trackwork – and not just 5 strides past the winning post and pointless trainer’s waffle. And then some stewards footage and sectional timing analysis – proper pre and post-race analysis. And on the day would it be asking too much to see every runner pre-race? And for more than 2 seconds?
  15. 1) For 6+ months a year NZ racing is a very poor betting product, owing to the state of racing surfaces. Ellerslie was an absolute disgrace on Saturday. Stakes are intrinsically linked to turnover, so what is RITA 's plan re race tracks? 2) Domestic turnover is stagnant, if not offering limited growth potential. Australia is a massive growth market, yet our TAB website is blocked (self-imposed by NZ TAB). Is anything been done to rectify this issue? 3) Will anyone ever be held accountable for the $80mill(?) TAB website debacle? Bezerk (1) RITA is actively involved with the codes developing a “Future Venue Plan (FVP)” which will act as a blueprint to take industry forward, with investmentin infrastructureand facilities a key component. This group of code and RITA representatives has been assembled to drive the various venue related initiatives that make up the Messara report. Ultimately the codes (NZTR, HRNZ, GRNZ) are responsible for developing the FVP for their respective sports and RITA’s involvement has been around attempting to put together, in the second bill, the framework to deal with the issues that naturally flow out of this process, ensuring evaluation of a venue is clear and as objective as possible, and a dispute resolution process is available for the industry should club and code differ on the makeup of a FVP decision. We await government decision in this space for possible inclusion in the second bill. (2) Regrettably the limitations on punters from Australia using the TAB website or mobile app occured because of a decision made by the Federal Government in Australia. The Australian Government's interactive Gambling Amendment Act stops people in Australia betting with overseas bookmakers who don't have a licence in Australia and that includes the TAB. Unfortunately there’s no sign of this changing. (3) The Industry has made a significant investment in our new website and RITA remains focused on getting on with developing it by listening to our customers and improving its performance on a daily basis.