tasman man 11

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    tasman man 11 got a reaction from Gruff in On course betting terminals.   
    Hi Col,
    Did a lot of reading on reports , documents etc during lockdown plus from quotes from people in the know over the past couple of years.
    A lot of pub/tabs etc only have SST's ...there are 550 x retail outlets in NZ. No great surprise they are going in this direction in view of wage cost and fact that the old machines had done their time.
    I often struck some that didn't read the card properly.
     
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    tasman man 11 got a reaction from meomy in On course betting terminals.   
    Oh no Gruff ,I thought you might have shown the lovely lasses and guys on the windows some kindness since they just got laid off !
    There's been an outpouring of grief for these folk...you been away ?
    Was that you ,that young chap lost in the bush at top of South Island ?
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    tasman man 11 got a reaction from meomy in On course betting terminals.   
    Hi Col,
    Did a lot of reading on reports , documents etc during lockdown plus from quotes from people in the know over the past couple of years.
    A lot of pub/tabs etc only have SST's ...there are 550 x retail outlets in NZ. No great surprise they are going in this direction in view of wage cost and fact that the old machines had done their time.
    I often struck some that didn't read the card properly.
     
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    tasman man 11 got a reaction from TurnyTom in On course betting terminals.   
    Have you ever been out of the South Island ?
    Riccarton and your local TAB probably not a good sample when there are over 550 retail outlets.
    Canterbury obviously has plenty of TAB operators......they send a bus  load of them to Nelson trots-Kumara gallops-Nelson trots to run the machines there and fly several up to Wellington Cup day etc.
    Cantabrians should be able to work out what way around the cash is inserted into the slot.
    Prior to lockdown the number of machines seemed to be on the increase too.....on Avondale Cup day at Ellerslie in March the number of SST's in public tote area had increased from 3 to 8.
    I'm happy that you enjoy the overseas sites....and nice to hear from a 'winning' punter ...you in top 5% .
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    tasman man 11 reacted to Gruff in On course betting terminals.   
    I dont smoke weed Tassy  
    One of those lasses i met last time i was there was a friend who has no idea about racing , and unfortunately most deserve to be laid off with all due respect, there are 4 or 5 that are ok   You want to bet on course you need to use your celly, and have a Battery back up. Not ideal
     
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    tasman man 11 got a reaction from jack in Queen's Birthday Races - a reflection in history   
    June at Wingatui was quite cold and muddy....they used to bring out the cut down drums and stoke up the fires to provide a bit of warmth for patrons ,then they would broadcast the Great Northern steeples on the loudspeakers.
    !967 when Eiffel Tower won the GN after running off on first round ,losing a ton of ground they still win as mentioned above.. That was amazing !Ringlock was 12 yr old running in race for 4th time.ET also brought down Kumai in the incident.....Kumai a Wingatui horse won 34 wins in a stellar career...19 on flat.Kumai won the McGregor Grant on last day easily beating Ringlock etc.
    3 years earlier ET had won the Wellington Cup carrying 46.5 kilos.....ridden by my neighbour Midge Didham !
    Bill Hillis rode and trained ET in his Northern win and was top trainer in NZ during 60's as were Hec Anderton,Rex Cochrane and Ted Winsloe ....all Southerners !
    WEHazlett ,owner of ET was top owner in NZ for 4 or 5 years.
    Throw in Lucky Son [1965 Auckland Cup] and Southerners grabbed a lot of Auckland spoils at that time !
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    tasman man 11 reacted to scooby3051 in Congratulations, Racing in Queen's Honors   
    Yes David has done well and must have a good eye for talent in trainers too..both Mark Walker and now Jamie Richards have done fantastic jobs and become Champion trainers at a young age...yes all you who want to knock them will say well they had the cattle...but they still got to be able to manage that cattle.
    Well done well deserved...hard work always pays off in the end my Mum always said.
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    tasman man 11 reacted to poundforpound in Congratulations, Racing in Queen's Honors   
    Well deserved too, for a bloke who, at one time, it was fashionable to give shit to, he’s proved all the doubters wrong 
    Congrats DCE, suck it up you haters 
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    tasman man 11 reacted to Memphis2 in Queen's Birthday Races - a reflection in history   
    Rugby Wanganui v Taranaki then through the gate to a day at the races. What a great day that was. Wish I was doing it right now. 
    No politics no bull shit no blaming the track manager if you lost. Lady took your bet and paid you when you won. Cups of tea and pies. 
    Wish I was doing right now 
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    tasman man 11 got a reaction from Memphis2 in Queen's Birthday Races - a reflection in history   
    June at Wingatui was quite cold and muddy....they used to bring out the cut down drums and stoke up the fires to provide a bit of warmth for patrons ,then they would broadcast the Great Northern steeples on the loudspeakers.
    !967 when Eiffel Tower won the GN after running off on first round ,losing a ton of ground they still win as mentioned above.. That was amazing !Ringlock was 12 yr old running in race for 4th time.ET also brought down Kumai in the incident.....Kumai a Wingatui horse won 34 wins in a stellar career...19 on flat.Kumai won the McGregor Grant on last day easily beating Ringlock etc.
    3 years earlier ET had won the Wellington Cup carrying 46.5 kilos.....ridden by my neighbour Midge Didham !
    Bill Hillis rode and trained ET in his Northern win and was top trainer in NZ during 60's as were Hec Anderton,Rex Cochrane and Ted Winsloe ....all Southerners !
    WEHazlett ,owner of ET was top owner in NZ for 4 or 5 years.
    Throw in Lucky Son [1965 Auckland Cup] and Southerners grabbed a lot of Auckland spoils at that time !
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    tasman man 11 got a reaction from Leggy in Too many accountants   
    Hang in there Pottsie.......anonymous posters find it easy to put the slipper.....often driven by jealousy !
     As Ernest Rutherford , famous Nelson born physicist ,is quoted as saying "Gentlemen,we have run out of money ,its time to start thinking ".
    Of interest too is that when NZ Racing reached desperation point in 2018 , after various NZ Racing folk and Breeders on NZRB and Code Boards had neither the answers , courage or internal fortitude to make and implement changes they [THru WP] brought in John Messara latterly known as an Aussie breeder but prominent as a gifted and well qualified Public Accountant.
    And Messara did it for nothing !
    Kiwi's still find his suggestions hard to accept so we WISH another Aussie Peter V'Landys who is seen as both the saviour of Victorian racing and the NRL ,  would help us !
    Of course Peter V'Landys is an Accountant as well !!!!
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    tasman man 11 reacted to Disillusioned in Too many accountants   
    So let me read that in context.
    You are (1) calling my brain 'pin-sized' and (2) implying I am indecent.
    Hard to have a decent discussion with someone holding such bizarre views!
     
     
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    tasman man 11 reacted to Pottsie in Too many accountants   
    Thanks for letting me know what you think of my occupation, accountant, and realise many think we are accuntants. I've spent $thousands of dollars over the last 30 years to TAB and racing and know of even in little Hawera of accountants whom have owned and raced horses. Yes there are some of the old boring accountants, but the new breed are far more fun to be with, eg Luke Kemeys as an example.
     
    Cheers and happy punting today.
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    tasman man 11 got a reaction from TARANTULA in R.I.P. Mrs Cubes   
    Gee, this is shocking news.........my thoughts are with Cubes and family at this very sad time.
     
    Kia Kaha !
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    tasman man 11 got a reaction from JJ Flash in Are you betting Tomorrow ?   
    As expected the selections of the usual and main 'form' folk Cross , O'Conner and Guerin are on the HRNZ website....as is a video discussion and preview with the Whale.
    Plus Cran Dalgety gives us a couple of winners !
    The trainers who kept these horses 'ticking over' with some exercise and care over the lockdown need our support at this difficult time when clearly the Industry is close to being broke and facing many challenges.
    Us owners too of course....still paying 100% of all expenses ,knowing returns will be even less than usual[ which was poor !] ,now racing for lower stakes than previous and gone are the promises of better stakes to come in near future.
    Us owners know the trainers and the staff are relying on our continued involvement for them to continue their careers ,livelihoods ...many know little else.
    I gather from the cynicism on these forums that you crucial folk the punter , are in some cases enjoying the capitulation of the Industry/sport and hoping it continues to struggle !
    In the past much criticism has been heaped on the tipsters, TV presenters , TAB staff ,commentators etc but now they been all mostly laid off the venom now firmly toward  the administrators.
    Yes ,they need a real hurry up ,but the BETTING is absolutely crucial ,and if the regulars are bad mouthing the return of the sport then really there is little hope.
    Oncourse attendance among us has dropped off over the years , our betting has dropped and Aussies bet more on our racing than we do but now is the time to look at what keeps the Industry alive.
    Its YOU......stop moaning ,whinging and telling us the negatives. Start supporting and BETTING !
    Attitudes are contagious.....is yours worth catching ?
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    tasman man 11 reacted to chelseacol in R.I.P. Mrs Cubes   
    Well put Timon,
    Philippa's funeral today - many of us woke up this morning thinking of Cubes and his family and quietly sending our support, in what has been a shocking week.
    A lovely family. My best to you all.
     
    Col
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    tasman man 11 got a reaction from dock leaf in R.I.P. Mrs Cubes   
    Gee, this is shocking news.........my thoughts are with Cubes and family at this very sad time.
     
    Kia Kaha !
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    tasman man 11 reacted to Timon in R.I.P. Mrs Cubes   
    Fellow Cafe members, please join me in passing on our heartfelt condolences to Cubes, following the sudden and tragic passing on his, and our, much loved Mrs Cubes.
    Cubes we're all thinking of you, Tetrahedron and Dodecahedron at this terribly sad time. 
    As Mrs Cubes now looks down on us from that great Kingswood in the sky, we will forever marvel at her unwavering support of you and your equine investments, her infectious presence on any raceday, a love of a generously poured G and T and her generous support of the tipping comp when we were all holed up feeling miserable about life in lockdown.  
    And who could forget her on Cup Day when Our Premonition nosed through right on the line to win the Mohua Classic
    As someone privileged to have raced a couple with you and your Mrs C, thank you for those memories and know that we're all thinking of you. 
    Some things really suck, and this is one of them.
     
     
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    tasman man 11 got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in R.I.P. Mrs Cubes   
    Gee, this is shocking news.........my thoughts are with Cubes and family at this very sad time.
     
    Kia Kaha !
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    tasman man 11 got a reaction from Cubes in R.I.P. Mrs Cubes   
    Gee, this is shocking news.........my thoughts are with Cubes and family at this very sad time.
     
    Kia Kaha !
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    tasman man 11 reacted to eljay in Are you betting Tomorrow ?   
    Yes Gary - they need me.    But they wont let me on their courses, even to workouts.    So #### them
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    tasman man 11 reacted to Stables in Inca collapse continues   
    No, double jeopardy doesn't apply to what effectively is a civil matter when charges are brought by thr RIU. I would think, however if they had any sense of fairness and justice they would let the whole sorry saga just fade away
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    tasman man 11 reacted to Stables in Inca collapse continues   
    My concern is the effect this saga has had on the lives of the people involved, both emotionally and financially
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    tasman man 11 reacted to Trump in Avondale one of 10 galloping venues frozen out   
    You might be right about the track Archer. It’s a pity many believe it wasn’t matched by good Administration! Otherwise they probably wouldn’t be in their current position. 
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    tasman man 11 reacted to shaneMcAlister in 230 TAB staff given marching orders - leaders still there   
    All this is cost cutting, I would be interested to see revenue growing strategies too.
    I personally think it will be hard to grow revenue with less presenters, radio etc.  Happy to be proved wrong.
    I think there is very little for our domestic market to get excited about.  Scary.