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    coro fan got a reaction from We're Doomed in Ascot Park V's Phar Lap   
    It was a very strange article - the Christmas meeting attracted a really good crowd and 6000 people signed the petition not 600.
    I think the president has been misquoted ......
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    coro fan got a reaction from Insider in Ascot Park V's Phar Lap   
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/122179793/phar-lap-raceway-back-on-track-with-first-race-meeting-in-seven-months
    Amazing what happens in the regions when you run a race day on a weekend, not on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
    Plenty of locals on course, the bar was busy and the caterer ran out of food.
    Good fields, good winter track and great racing.
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    coro fan got a reaction from Pam Robson in Ascot Park V's Phar Lap   
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/122179793/phar-lap-raceway-back-on-track-with-first-race-meeting-in-seven-months
    Amazing what happens in the regions when you run a race day on a weekend, not on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
    Plenty of locals on course, the bar was busy and the caterer ran out of food.
    Good fields, good winter track and great racing.
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    coro fan got a reaction from napier in Ascot Park V's Phar Lap   
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/122179793/phar-lap-raceway-back-on-track-with-first-race-meeting-in-seven-months
    Amazing what happens in the regions when you run a race day on a weekend, not on a Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
    Plenty of locals on course, the bar was busy and the caterer ran out of food.
    Good fields, good winter track and great racing.
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    coro fan reacted to Baz (NZ) in Greyhound story on Sunday programme   
    What happened to Aaron Cross? 🤔



     
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    coro fan reacted to TurnyTom in The Return of Radio Trackside/ Television   
    Marketing 101 - both radio and free to air TV should both be back on.
    It really is that simple.
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    coro fan reacted to Baz (NZ) in 230 TAB staff given marching orders - leaders still there   
    I wish the stupid fuckin media would stop blaming Covid-19 for racing's demise! 

    Do some investigative journalism for a change "you lazy halfwits"... and look into the real reason the industry's in this predicament!
     
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    coro fan reacted to napier in A MESSAGE FROM NATIONAL PRESIDENT, TONY PIKE   
    No he wasnt...he started the demise of TAB agency's and the $1 each way punter. Cannot remember the exact words to his quote when he took over but it was something
    like "We need to get rid of the urinal look" where people stood there and looked up to the TV screens. They are now looking down at the potty.....
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    coro fan reacted to Idolmite in THIS IS SERIOUS PEOPLE MAKE NO MISTAKE   
    I believe history will prove that New Zealand made far better decisions during this crisis than Australia 
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    coro fan got a reaction from Patiti in Southland Saturday   
    Hunt Club hasn’t raced there for years........ 
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    coro fan reacted to We're Doomed in Is this NZTR’s view of the Racing Amendment Bill   
    I bloody near choked on my gin when I read the bit about wanting to make sure local communities had easy access to race meetings. And then I read the bit about not wanting a dates calendar imposed on them because they know best. Is this the outfit that conceded Sundays to the trots?
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    coro fan reacted to Whyisit in Is this NZTR’s view of the Racing Amendment Bill   
    The racing industry has provided stakes funding (of varying types and levels), meeting funding, venue funding, infrastructure grants, race meeting compliance funding and club compliance funding to clubs to enable them to hold race meetings and meet compliance obligations. Clubs have, therefore, benefitted significantly from the financial support provided to them by the racing industry over many years. In addition, Clubs have relied on the support of the industry for their meetings (i.e. the industry has “come to town”). Without the Codes’ financial support and the industry’s support, their meetings could not have proceeded.
     
    It really pisses me off when Nztr continue with this garbage..
    FFS.  They are talking of supporting Clubs like Woodville 4 or 5 racedays a year Stratford 1 raceday a year (used to) .and other clubs .due for the axe.
    The truth is that in reality  Woodville Stratford and many of the other clubs support the code with horses they train for 365 days  they share their hard work with all the clubs so are entitled to the so called funding listed above.
    Nztr’s 4 or 5 days work   against 365 days work. Not hard to see the anomaly.
     
     
     
     
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    coro fan reacted to We're Doomed in Omoto   
    Nine races at Omoto and only one two divi race. Compare that with Awapuni yesterday: eight races; two with six starters and one with seven. Two of those worth $30,000 and one worth $40,000. So $100,000 of industry funding for three races with a total of 19 horses. The entire nice race Omoto card receives $108,000 of industry funding. It wouldn't surprise me if the on course turnover at Omoto will be higher than Awapuni as well.
    We perhaps need to rethink just where the inefficiencies and the waste is in this industry, and just who the parasites really are.
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    coro fan got a reaction from Ludwig in Matamata today   
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/118505389/crowds-enjoy-christmas-races-at-timarus-phar-lap-raceway
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    coro fan got a reaction from We're Doomed in Matamata today   
    https://www.stuff.co.nz/timaru-herald/news/118505389/crowds-enjoy-christmas-races-at-timarus-phar-lap-raceway
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    coro fan got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in Pythagoras - Reece Cole   
    On ya Baz - I had $20 a place on Dr Hook.......  
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    coro fan got a reaction from Treat in Time to end Jumps in the South?   
    Yes I realise numbers of horses, jockeys, owners are needed, but you aren’t going to get any if there are no races for them to run in.
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    coro fan got a reaction from Treat in Time to end Jumps in the South?   
    I’m involved with a club in the SI that is more than happy to support running jumps meetings. Riverton was another one...... 
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    coro fan got a reaction from Pam Robson in Time to end Jumps in the South?   
    Yes I realise numbers of horses, jockeys, owners are needed, but you aren’t going to get any if there are no races for them to run in.
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    coro fan got a reaction from Ragamuffin in Time to end Jumps in the South?   
    I’m involved with a club in the SI that is more than happy to support running jumps meetings. Riverton was another one...... 
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    coro fan got a reaction from Pam Robson in Time to end Jumps in the South?   
    The penny might have dropped that if jump racing goes in the SI, Riccarton stands a good chance of losing the GN meetings.........
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    coro fan got a reaction from Pam Robson in Time to end Jumps in the South?   
    I’m involved with a club in the SI that is more than happy to support running jumps meetings. Riverton was another one...... 
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    coro fan got a reaction from Shad in Time to end Jumps in the South?   
    I’m involved with a club in the SI that is more than happy to support running jumps meetings. Riverton was another one...... 
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    coro fan reacted to We're Doomed in 0amaru Abandoned   
    I get the impression the half-witted idea to have an all weather track in the South has been quietly forgotten. There is absolutely no need for it, with several tracks down there providing good going for most of the winter. We couldn't afford to race on one anyhow. If we can't afford to race at Waimate, which costs nothing for the industry to run, we could hardly afford to race on a multi million dollar all weather track.
    Dozens of horses are eliminated in the South every week in $10,000 races. I can't see much point spending millions of dollars on an all weather track and then running $10,000 races, which would probably only start 12 horses, and then continuing to eliminate heaps of horses. The industry would be no further ahead; in fact millions of dollars down.
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    coro fan reacted to THE TORCH in 0amaru Abandoned   
    All I will say is why do we need an all weather track in the South Island when Oamaru can be still a Good 3 in July! Huge amount of rain but no biggie having to decide on 3 courses an hour or so either side of it (excluding Waimate which would have been a great option too - thanks Mr Messara!). An all weather joint is still gonna be soaked with the amount of rain that has fallen lately. Some of you lot think they come with a roof.