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  1. HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO BE THE NEXT RUSSELL JACKSON OR PERHAPS MAYBE JOHNNY NOT SO BRIGHT, WHAT ABOUT JEREMY HAAGLAND??...judging by slacksides previous record we are bound to get some other winner https://careers.nzracingboard.co.nz/jobdetails?ajid=SJOy7 Are you passionate about Racing? Are you an experienced Racing presenter who can do it all? Are you looking for a new challenge? Then we're looking for you! This is an exceptional opportunity to join the TAB, a truly diverse business. We're a totally Kiwi operation and what we do touches the lives of a large number of people the length and breadth of the country. As an experienced presenter based in Christchurch, you will front the broadcast of domestic and international racing on Trackside. You'll be engaging and extremely knowledgeable about our product, complementing the racing broadcast and ensuring TAB customers are kept informed first and foremost, as well as entertained. Experience in studio based TV and Radio presenting, together with on-course presenting is essential, as is a strong knowledge of the racing industry. Commentating experience is desirable. You'll be a clear communicator and take pride in your personal appearance. You'll demonstrate the ability to work autonomously, be a true self-starter, and extremely organised. Cool, calm and collected, you'll work well under pressure and your expert racing knowledge will underpin your success in this role. Key responsibilities include: Present both domestic and international racing product, providing informed commentary and analysis which stimulates betting turnover and drives customer engagement with the TAB. Ability to fill in for on course presenting, radio and commentary shifts. Liaise with producers to determine production requirements and prepare as required. Provide accurate and entertaining discussion & analysis of form Grow customer awareness of TAB products & assist in delivering on sponsor obligations Represent TAB positively and ensure a professional impression of the company Experience & skill set: 3+ years of studio based racing broadcast experience - preferably in all three codes. On course presenting experience - preferably in Harness and Gallops Radio host experience Commentating experience - preferably in Harness and Gallops Excellent racing knowledge is crucial Good industry relationships and contacts We are looking for someone with the 'X-Factor' to work with us in this fast-paced, fun environment - so show us what you have by submitting your Resume and Cover Letter, please ensure that you include a link to your Showreel in either or both of these. If you need to provide your Showreel in an alternative format, please send to [email protected] (please note, link in resume is the preferred option). All successful applicants will be taken through a comprehensive recruitment and selection process, to assess skill levels and best fit. TAB is committed to providing a safe workplace. The successful applicant will be required to undergo a pre-employment drug test and medical assessment. Applications close September 15th 2019
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    Dropping like flies...

    Bit of an exodus from the broadcasting wing of the NZRB...(soon to be RITA on Monday) Jason Teaz...travel got to him by the sounds... Darryl Anderson...off to honkers... https://loveracing.nz/News/28025/AndersonHongKongbound.aspx ...question marks hanging over Mark Mac???
  3. Race 1 Sunday at Sha Tin Commentary & Tips: #11 Cour Valant was luckless last start at Happy Valley, checking off heels on a number of occasions before switching to the outside where he closed off nicely. He should appreciate the spacious Sha Tin straight which should give him every chance if he finds space. #8 Adonis found form last start finishing second. He might be ready to string a few nice runs together and if so, hell find himself in the finish. #6 Exponents has mixed it both on the turf and the dirt. He struggled out to 1400m last start but a return to 1200m should spark improvement. #5 Starlot got off the mark for his first win this season two starts ago. He wont be too far away. TIPS:14, 8, 6, 5 - WHERE IS NUMBER 11 IN THE TIPS?? LOOK AT THE FIELD AND COUR VALANT IS ACTUALLY NUMBER 14 THERE IS NEVER ANY FORM OR ANYTHING FOR ANY OF THE HORSES ANY TIME...HOW F'IN HARD CAN IT BE....CLEARLY TO HARD!!!! HOW CAN YOU BET ON THE RACES WHEN THIS IS WHAT YOU GET?!? 36587 1.Multimax (8) JK H Chan(60.3)(a4.5) TA S Cruz Comment:. Description:Bay gelding Age:7yr Sire:Court Command Dam:Fairy Tree Course:N/A Distance:N/A Course/Distance:N/A Fresh 90:N/A 2nd Up:N/A Fresh 30:N/A Fast:N/A Good:N/A Dead:N/A Slow:N/A Heavy:N/A Rating:40 Career:N/A:N/A-N/A Prize Money:$0 DateResultVenueDistTrackClassJockeyWeightBarrierMarginSP 14/11/186/12Happy Valley1000mGood60-40K. Teetan51.752.5 L$4.7 28/11/181/12Happy Valley1200mGood40-0C. Wong57.120.2 L$3 GET THE BASICS RIGHT FFS!! SORRY FOR THE CAPLOCKS...BUT SERIOUSLY WHEN IS ENOUGH ENOUGH!!!!
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    Race caller rumours

    Would he want to return? No disrespect to Ellerslie but I’m picking commentating at Happy Valley & Sha Tin is more of a draw card
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    Race caller rumours

    Exactly! When he’s probably earning close to $200k kiwi why would you take a step backwards from a position like he is in? From what I have heard on the tv he seems to be doing exceptionally well so good on him. Hope Mark Mac isn’t leaving!
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    Race caller rumours

    Mark Mac off somewhere? J Teaz finishing? or just that, rumour!?
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    Getting the basics right

    Didn’t know that the Grand National was now the final jumps meeting of the season.... on the nztr site, written by the races crowd...muppets NZ Jumps Racing: What You Should Know The Races 3 May 2019 We’ll start with the basics... There are two types of jumps racing in New Zealand; Hurdles and Steeplechase. Hurdle racing is over smaller, batten fences, while Steeplechase races are over larger brush fences. There are around 100 jump racing events in New Zealand and these are split evenly between hurdle and steeplechase. In New Zealand, jumps racing is far less prominent than flat racing and usually takes place during the cooler months. There are Prestige Jumping Races on the New Zealand calendar which all owners, trainers and jockeys strive to win. Top of the wishlist is the Great Northern Steeplechase and the Great Northern Hurdle, both of which carry a generous $125,000 stake. Some horses are bred to be jumpers, while others find themselves jumping due to failing on the flat. Many horses who struggle in flat races enjoy the new challenge of jumping and do very well with the correct training. Teaching a racehorse to jump also makes them much easier to rehome to an equestrian lifestyle following racing. Alongside NZ Jumps Inc, New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing are continuously working to improve the safety of jumps racing. There has been significant investment into developing the design of padded hurdle jumps - jockeys are now required to withdraw their horse from a race if they’re considered beaten (no longer a realistic chance of winning prize money) and detailed reviews of accidents are undertaken to identify any areas for improved safety. Both horses and jockeys must hold a certificate of qualification for jumping racing and jockeys are required to undergo training and attend pre-season clinics before being granted a jumps jockey licence. New Zealand have had some wonderful jumpers over the years! Perhaps the most remarkable of all Hall of Famer, Brookby Song. He raced during the 1940s and was applauded for his ability to carry huge weights, up to 79kg on some occasions. His career started on the flat, where he was unplaced. Trainer Bob Hall then turned his attention to jumping, with the hope that they’d have more success. Bob's wife took Brookby Song hunting, to teach him to jump. He won his first race with ease, winning by 10 lengths and only went from strength to strength. Brookby Song is one of three horses to win the Great Northern, Wellington and Grand National Steeples all in one year. He retired with a total career earning of £17,000, which at the time was a record in New Zealand and Australia. This year, jumps racing kicked off on 22 April at Riverton and will conclude with the Grand National Steeples at Riccarton Park on 10 August. As if Thoroughbred Racing in itself isn’t thrilling enough - throw in a few jumps and you have a whole new race on your hands! https://loveracing.nz/News/27575/NZJumpsRacingWhatYouShouldKnow.aspx
  8. A plastic running rail and a general tidy up and painting of buildings...always looks scruffy on tv
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    TAB on You Tube....

    And why would he come back here when he’s probably on 200 large, being paid accommodation and probably a few months bonus as well... NZ Racing wouldn’t be able to afford him now!
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    Justin Evans

    PI hope someone is mentoring / tutoring him and sitting him down to tell him where he is going wrong...I think he is early to mid thirties I am told so who knows if he will improve or not. As for Wood, well he clearly came on in leaps and bounds through people giving him the right nurturing a d fostering his talents as a raw & green commentator. now calling on one of world racing’s biggest stages...not looked after by slackside or the racing board by not being allowed to call the big races..... go figure! sadly nz doesn’t seem to have any new callers coming through with much talent. G Simon/M McNamara..........daylight........A White/T Lee....more daylight....J Teaz/M Cross.......darkness.....the rest.....
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    Justin Evans

    Some awful calls from this bloke on Thursday night at Manawatu....especially R2...embarrassing and over the top. Calm down and don’t scream like Tony Lee..who is one of the worst at screaming, J Evans isn’t far off. Another top appointment by Michelle Pickles at the NZRB...the talentless manager not the talent manager.
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    SWEENEYS PRE RACE COMMENTS(BURBLE)

    yes the hkjc obviously recognized his talent unlike slackside here in nz. He is the number 2 commentator there behind brett davis. another kiwi performing on the world stage, like jayne ivil with racing.com who i note took a shot in the informant at her previous employers slackside. couldn’t run a piss up in a brewery
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    Justin Evans

    Again screaming down the TV at the Manawatu last night his bloke. Anyone would think every race there at Manawatu is a Group 1 the way he yells. Great callers don’t yell Justin
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    Absolute rubbish coverage

    Cross is ok but he will learn bad habits off his bff Tan who is boring as bat shit
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    Justin Evans

    This guy should just call the race and not scream down the microphone at the end of a race. Went over the top IMO. Some awful calls there today capped off by getting the photo wrong in the last. Yes I am talking through my pocket with that one but still. You don’t here Matt Hill or Greg Miles blowing the arse out of the microphone do you.