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    bus stop got a reaction from stoptheshit in Looking to get involved   
    Go into NZ Greyhound web site and go into the trainers list contact details of local trainers are shown. The northern trainer I would recommend would be Jared Udy.
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    bus stop got a reaction from Jabba2 in Vale Max Matthews   
    Yes sorry to hear of his passing  was always very pleasant the times I had a chat with him when up that way.
    The code certainly could do with gentlmen like Max at the moment.
    RIP Max.
     
     
     
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    bus stop reacted to Emotive in Brian Martin   
    Could not agree with you more. I spoke directly with Brian who stated he would be happy to come back if a place became available, but he wasn't interested in pushing anyone out. He also was very supportive of Rosso. We'll just have to wait for now. Hopefully, an opportunity arises in the near future. A great commentator who is very much missed.
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    bus stop got a reaction from Emotive in a good read   
    NZGRA are just waiting for CR to put together the final touches for their media release.
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    bus stop reacted to Emotive in Open Letter To Craig Rendle   
    Dear Craig.

    In My Opinion: Collateral Damage.

    Like most in this sport, I watched last nights news report with interest because the negative publicity that the sport has been subjected to for nigh on two years has a direct effect on us all.

    When you first came to prominence in this industry I like many others thought that your appointment would bring positive change. A change in attitude, and a new pathway that would benefit all. Most were disappointed. What we got was a vision that facilitated the building of an empire, anyone who criticised that vision was labeled "jealous" or a "trouble maker." We also got a new CEO and with him came the "Gagging Rule" which I believe was introduced intimidate anyone who criticised the new regime, namely you. Your vision was never inclusive, it was always about domination with collateral damage.  We have been experiencing the fallout of that vision in recent years which has brought us to this point.  Your interview last night was cowardly, hiding behind your front door, again blaming "jealousy" for the position you now find yourself in.

    Jealous, let's look at that word in context. Are those who form the collateral damage group jealous of your success? the answer to that is no. There are many successful trainers in this country who have earned the respect of our industry. Trainers who have been far more successful than you and your partnership. One such trainer currently sits atop the strike rate list and has done for many years. There are numerous other examples but most do not rely on a saturation model. Is it the money? Everyone dreams of winning lotto. Every trainer's dream is to train that one special dog, but that's not what it's about either. So do they want to be tied down to two or three hundred dogs so they too can have wealth and notoriety? most definitely not. That's about ego. Jealousy is just an excuse for a situation that has been manufactured by your vision.

    What scares the collateral damage group is their fear of being forced out of the industry by a business model devised to do exactly that. These are people who in some cases built this industry, people who have dedicated their whole lives to the sport, people who have sacrificed much to continue on, people whose absolute passion and love of the greyhound keep them turning up each race day. They have no ego, no wish to be the "Bigtime I Am", no, they just want to retain the right to earn a living in the sport they love. Be honest Craig, you could care less and quite frankly the industry could do without your ego. It's all about respect Craig.

    There have been a number of positive changes since your resignation and I applaud the GRNZ for their efforts. There will always be changes which members may not support, in those cases, I would hope that the GRNZ takes member concerns on board and engages in constructive conversation.

    It looks like the SPCA case is going to proceed, in the meantime, we all suffer.

    https://www.newshub.co.nz/home/politics/2019/04/greens-want-greyhound-racing-banned-after-live-baiting-scandal.html
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    bus stop reacted to JETSUN in a good read   
    Yes GOM. They will get their fair trial before final actions can be determined. But, lack of action by the NZGRA at this stage is more harmful to the code than Coles actions. As happened in Australia the code is loosing it's Social License and we are providing all the ammunition they require. That is why I stated SUSPENSION, nothing else, until the trial action is completed.
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    bus stop got a reaction from Chestnut in Brian Martin   
    Yes agree Brian did a great job on Friday night and greyhound racing need him back on deck. Mark does a job good calling but i think his forte is presenting with his wealth of knowledge he comes across very well when in that roll.
     
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    bus stop got a reaction from Emotive in $2000 Import Fee   
    Yes Steve the northern region has and will continue to become the dumping ground for the 2 biggest puppy farms here in NZ as trainers require replacement racing stock.Dont expect Cup winners etc they will only be sent north when they are past their best and they dont have the worry about there dispersal.Perhaps they should be charged a fee once the dog leaves their racing kennels to goes towards rehoming.
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    bus stop reacted to shodsie in $2000 Import Fee   
    the 250 dogs a year( i don't actually know if this is the no.coming in) are as a rule ready made race dogs.....
    if these cease they will need to be replaced by NZ breed pups or we will lose racing dates and then revenue you cant have both less dogs and same racing without causing another welfare issue........... too get the 250 race dogs i would imagine it will take at least 500 more NZ breed pups a year and who,s going too breed them??  another 150 bigtimes 150 homebushes?  wouldn't this really help our code.......
    the ideology behind these anti-import policies is that we are some how helping the Australian industry by taking these dogs, in the 17/18 season Victoria alone re homed 2600 dogs,nationwide i would imagine in 18/19 season they would be re homing well over 5 or 6000 dogs could even be more so 250 would not make alot of difference.......
    i would like too think welfare is at the top of everyone's agenda but this policy would make no difference what so ever, its all most a "green policy" mostly feel good but very little common sense......
     
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    bus stop got a reaction from Emotive in $2000 Import Fee   
    Yes Steve the northern region has and will continue to become the dumping ground for the 2 biggest puppy farms here in NZ as trainers require replacement racing stock.Dont expect Cup winners etc they will only be sent north when they are past their best and they dont have the worry about there dispersal.Perhaps they should be charged a fee once the dog leaves their racing kennels to goes towards rehoming.
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    bus stop got a reaction from Emotive in Coprice   
    Thanks Craig for the above information.Be good to hear the results of tests 
     
     
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    bus stop got a reaction from Chestnut in Brian Martin   
    Yes agree Brian did a great job on Friday night and greyhound racing need him back on deck. Mark does a job good calling but i think his forte is presenting with his wealth of knowledge he comes across very well when in that roll.
     
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    bus stop reacted to Pam Robson in WAIPA RC - Te Awamutu GONE!   
    Not sure about the retirement....!  but spot on with the rest,  I reckon.
    Locally,  we have just had the FOURTH meeting at Riccarton SINCE the midsummer meeting [  end of Jan, early Feb, and the only Ricc meeting since Cup in Nov ]  where there used to be none....and Ashburton has stuck itself in there as well during that period.
    Now we have the 'Autumn Series'  on its way - another four days - where there used to be Hororata at Riccarton [ an early 'rationalisation' ]  and then the 3 day Easter carnival....and that was it until the May meeting,  Hunt Club and then the National.....and people are wailing about small fields and low horse numbers..?  ffs,  how obvious can it be?
    Reduce racedays,  and it might be a bit interesting..at the moment it is wall-to-wall boring....leave at least part of the winter to highweights and jumps,  and spend something  on repair and maintenance of a track or two,  as can be afforded.
    And the woeful programming...ye gods...and the handicapping, ye gods again...
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    bus stop got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in WAIPA RC - Te Awamutu GONE!   
    Do we need to go back to less midweek race meetings. Racing is becoming a  bore with wall to wall racing its just like being married to the same partner for a time and you need to spice it up so its something to look forward to.
     
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    bus stop got a reaction from Baz (NZ) in WAIPA RC - Te Awamutu GONE!   
    Do we need to go back to less midweek race meetings. Racing is becoming a  bore with wall to wall racing its just like being married to the same partner for a time and you need to spice it up so its something to look forward to.
     
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    bus stop reacted to Shad in Syndicators   
    Very good advice, anyone who gets into racing for the money, are barking up the wrong tree, if your lucky to have a win or two, the first question most non racing people ask, is how much money do you get.
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    bus stop got a reaction from Jabba2 in Auckland cup   
    Steve have to agree the food they presented was a bloody embrasment which they offered to the guests, if finances are a problem I would suggest they find a sponsor. They need to come Christchurch to see what the guests are offered.
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    bus stop reacted to Franco Ice in GISBORNE   
    Year in year out one of the best days of country racing in the NI.
       A big hats off to the PBTC.
     
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    bus stop reacted to chevy86 in WELL DONE TROY HARRIS   
    Not sad in the slightest. Your post was about Troy apparently but suddenly it was about Jamie Richards. You need to keep a balanced perspective. It's all a bit like Waller , Godolphin and others. . Ingham gave Waller 60 blue bloods to get started and TO WALLER'S CREDIT he made the most of his opportunity.Gai Waterhouse inherited a dynasty and carried it on, with a clientele established by her father. Used to hear about that "self-made" man Robert Sangster who was worth 100s of millions. Bugger off, inherited Vernon's Pools from his father. Same with Jamie Richards,  a well-established, successful operation dropped in his lap and he is making the most of it. Good on him.He presents very professionally. The way some of you go on about the ABILITY of trainers who have unlimited resources is not keeping it balanced. There are dozens of participants in our industry who are champions, but don't have the luxury of infinite resources .
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    bus stop reacted to Stables in stakemoney   
    Would agree with that Tim except the stake money for the horses finishing further back than 5th is taken from the stakes of the first 4 horses. It's not new money and the value of winning a race is much reduced. It's like communism actually. Take money from people who have earned it (with having the best horse) and give it to the poor (who have mug horses that can't even keep up)
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    bus stop reacted to chevy86 in Ellerslie - Premier race-day experience?   
    And most of those bludgers get free entry, free booze, free eats, don't punt, wouldn't know horses are herbivores and all the cost comes off the Club/Industry top end that all the mug owners pay for! And to rub salt in the wound we get all the inane verbiage from the well-paid Rodley, Sweeney, Guerin, Popperwell,etc. (Must be well-paid because Guerin now a major owner!) Only one I rate is Steve D and he is under utilised. IMO
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    bus stop reacted to chevy86 in stakemoney   
    Talking of ownership, return on "investment" etc, I saw Jamie Richards interviewed after You're Welcome won at Matamata today and he was ''"very pleased the horse won as it had some important owners".(some league players who are also in Te Akau Shark). Would have thought "unimportant" type's money was as good as anyone's when it came to sustaining the industry so comment pretty crass. In my unimportant opinion!
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    bus stop reacted to Not Tonight in Defamation   
    Time wasters. People have nothing better to do with their time. If you didn't hear it with your own ears, see it with your own eyes then don't repeat it with your big mouth. Keep on keeping on buddy. 
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    bus stop reacted to Flabbergasted in Christmas eve waikato meeting   
    From what I'm told and despite the club's protests when race dates were granted, more than 12 months ago, it was out of their hands. It all comes down to the Racing Board and TAB only granting two licences in the North per day and being able to supply Trackside vans and staff to cover these meetings and allowing them sufficient time to make it to subsequent meetings on the next day etc. I suppose it's only fair that they get Xmas Day off and not have to travel that day. 
    Cambridge were only given one meeting licence but were ensured that they would be allowed to run as many races as necessary in order to cater for all the scheduled heats. Had there been enough dogs for two heats of the NZRS Distance then there would have been 15 races. Same applies if there had been enough dogs for another heat of either, or all of, the Waikato Classic, Cup or Maiden there could have been 16. 17 or 18 races. So no real difference anyway.
    Whilst in previous years there was two licences granted but only 10 races were allowed on each licence to a maximum of 20 races in total.      
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    bus stop got a reaction from GOM in Positives in the CD   
    Yes that the sun will rise and the sun will set.