Why should we have to wait till November 24th for sentence.
Found guilty, sentence him now, lock him up and throw key away.
No place for a female basher in our world and industry.
Also a druggie as well isn't he?
If funding is reduced by 25%, as indicated by Holden, it is imperative that this reduction should be made at the top level. For example, the New Zealand Cup could be run for $150,000 rather than $600,000 and still have the same field. Stakes at the lower level are already way too low. If you win a race you would be lucky if the stake won would cover 2 months training fees. If racing is going to continue there must be incentives at the lower end to at least give owners a chance of covering costs
Stables. show me another region in NZ o/t Central Districts who have lost their anchor club (Hutt Park) 20 years ago and survived without Industry hand outs.
These guys have kept the sport alive in their region , rekindledi interest and are rewarded by their peers with a kick in the guts. ie closure.
To consider no racing between Christchurch and Cambridge is non sensical AND WOULD DO UNREAPAIRABLE DAMAGE TO THE SPORT OF HARNESS RACING.
My advice is to maintain the STATUS QUO for now haven given notice to ALL stakeholders that closure is on the cards IF agreed terms and conditions are not met IN THE FUTURE,
Form a CD consortium ,,allocate a set number of dates to cover the region and let them work it where and when with the 12 month deadline.
Let the stakeholders determine their own future.
Dont just shut the door on them. After all what is another 12 months. Not much to ask.
Given this region is the most effected by the dates I submit that in equity they should be given an extended period to review their future.
If we want a future we must encourage growth. not by killing an established sport in a large educational city, or solid kids cart base .
Give them 12 months and review the position.
The new motorway from Wellington to open next year will slash the transit time providing NEW MARKET opportunities. eg .Creating a one hour drive from the affluent Kapiti Coast for the affluent
and (or bored ) retirees on the Kapiti Coast. Bus trips on Tuesday afternoons. could be a regular feature. ? Endless unexplored. potental.t
At least let the Consortium explore these opportunities before you can it.
PS Stables. Find fault with this approach.
Ivan W. McNicholl
Stables. can you tell me what RITA did to reduce costs before Covid19?
While I’m asking questions could you tell me what will happen if ATC lose their Court case and their Track? How many race days can Cambridge run?