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    LastOf40 got a reaction from Aaron Bidlake in Raceday Attendances   
    Ellerslie had a loyalty card a few years ago but wiped it. They recommended we become members (then shut the course for nearly a year).

    Now the choice is easy, pay an entrance fee, get through security, be roped off from most areas, pay exorbitant food and drink prices, be blasted by static/music, OR stay at home with Wi-Fi, fridge and couch. Tough call!
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    LastOf40 got a reaction from Aaron Bidlake in Raceday Attendances   
    Ellerslie had a loyalty card a few years ago but wiped it. They recommended we become members (then shut the course for nearly a year).

    Now the choice is easy, pay an entrance fee, get through security, be roped off from most areas, pay exorbitant food and drink prices, be blasted by static/music, OR stay at home with Wi-Fi, fridge and couch. Tough call!
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    LastOf40 got a reaction from Aaron Bidlake in Raceday Attendances   
    Ellerslie had a loyalty card a few years ago but wiped it. They recommended we become members (then shut the course for nearly a year).

    Now the choice is easy, pay an entrance fee, get through security, be roped off from most areas, pay exorbitant food and drink prices, be blasted by static/music, OR stay at home with Wi-Fi, fridge and couch. Tough call!
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    LastOf40 got a reaction from Aaron Bidlake in Raceday Attendances   
    Ellerslie had a loyalty card a few years ago but wiped it. They recommended we become members (then shut the course for nearly a year).

    Now the choice is easy, pay an entrance fee, get through security, be roped off from most areas, pay exorbitant food and drink prices, be blasted by static/music, OR stay at home with Wi-Fi, fridge and couch. Tough call!
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    LastOf40 got a reaction from Aaron Bidlake in Raceday Attendances   
    Ellerslie had a loyalty card a few years ago but wiped it. They recommended we become members (then shut the course for nearly a year).

    Now the choice is easy, pay an entrance fee, get through security, be roped off from most areas, pay exorbitant food and drink prices, be blasted by static/music, OR stay at home with Wi-Fi, fridge and couch. Tough call!
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    LastOf40 got a reaction from Aaron Bidlake in Raceday Attendances   
    Ellerslie had a loyalty card a few years ago but wiped it. They recommended we become members (then shut the course for nearly a year).

    Now the choice is easy, pay an entrance fee, get through security, be roped off from most areas, pay exorbitant food and drink prices, be blasted by static/music, OR stay at home with Wi-Fi, fridge and couch. Tough call!
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    LastOf40 reacted to Houlahan's Dream in Raceday Attendances   
    I have been going to the track for most of my fifty years. Ellerslie mostly. Was a member for 10years or so. The punter experience, compared to betting at home is pretty woeful. 
    Unfriendly tote staff, more security than punters, constantly playing  music, can't hear announcementls etc. 
    I feel like the punters are treated as an irrelevance....best example is putting corporate tents that Block your view of the track? Like the horses, the spectacle, is unimportant? Whose fkn idea was that??!?
    People running TAB and racing just don't get it. 
    A small example would be Mr Molloy (who I do not know) being unworried about people coming to HQ and having a brilliant experience, so good they become regular customers. Clearly successful businesses bust their humps trying to get you to spend, and return. You have to constantly be trying to get people to choose to spend their money with you. 
    But that is not the sense you get, at a NZ racetrack. 
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    LastOf40 got a reaction from Pam Robson in How did the ‘new’ Ellerslie track play today?   
    Neruda  is right about some of the rides. Race 1 set the tone and it did not improve.
    After being closed for so long I thought the welcome mat would be out but we arrived at the door of the public lounge to find a “ Prvate Function - no entry” sign on the door. And half the front lawn fenced off too. 
    I left by race 4 and next weeks private function will be staged in my lounge, with all facilities in operation.
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    LastOf40 reacted to slam dunk in TAB $50M dry run went wrong!   
    The TAB and their Saudi sorry overseas backers are missing three fundamental concepts.
    Divorce financials from bet placement.
    Don't run form guides under the same domain name
    Make taking a bet simple.
    However the flaw in the TAB logic is that they are spending all this money to fleecing more out of a diminishing customer base. e.g. the TAB have tightened reaction time to overseas odds shifts leaving no incentive for punters. TAB should be spending on growing customer base not reducing it.
    Don't think the TAB have got the balls to run the new system for Melbourne Cup day.
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    LastOf40 got a reaction from Pam Robson in How did the ‘new’ Ellerslie track play today?   
    Neruda  is right about some of the rides. Race 1 set the tone and it did not improve.
    After being closed for so long I thought the welcome mat would be out but we arrived at the door of the public lounge to find a “ Prvate Function - no entry” sign on the door. And half the front lawn fenced off too. 
    I left by race 4 and next weeks private function will be staged in my lounge, with all facilities in operation.
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    LastOf40 got a reaction from Pam Robson in How did the ‘new’ Ellerslie track play today?   
    Neruda  is right about some of the rides. Race 1 set the tone and it did not improve.
    After being closed for so long I thought the welcome mat would be out but we arrived at the door of the public lounge to find a “ Prvate Function - no entry” sign on the door. And half the front lawn fenced off too. 
    I left by race 4 and next weeks private function will be staged in my lounge, with all facilities in operation.
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    LastOf40 got a reaction from Pam Robson in How did the ‘new’ Ellerslie track play today?   
    Neruda  is right about some of the rides. Race 1 set the tone and it did not improve.
    After being closed for so long I thought the welcome mat would be out but we arrived at the door of the public lounge to find a “ Prvate Function - no entry” sign on the door. And half the front lawn fenced off too. 
    I left by race 4 and next weeks private function will be staged in my lounge, with all facilities in operation.
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    LastOf40 got a reaction from Pam Robson in How did the ‘new’ Ellerslie track play today?   
    Neruda  is right about some of the rides. Race 1 set the tone and it did not improve.
    After being closed for so long I thought the welcome mat would be out but we arrived at the door of the public lounge to find a “ Prvate Function - no entry” sign on the door. And half the front lawn fenced off too. 
    I left by race 4 and next weeks private function will be staged in my lounge, with all facilities in operation.
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    LastOf40 got a reaction from scooby3051 in Super Straddy Saturday Comp   
    R3: 2. Assimilate
    R4: 5. Sedanzer
    R5: 6. Spieth ( BEST BET)
    R6: 12. Plumaro
    R7: 11. Lucky For All
    R8: 9. Moss Trip
    thanks
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    LastOf40 got a reaction from scooby3051 in Crown Jewels Competition 2nd June $400 In Prizes ENTRIES HERE   
    R1:  9
    R2:  4
    R3:  5
    R4:  2, 12
    R5:  1
    R6:  5
    R7:  10
    R8:  1
    R9:  12, 5, 13
    thanks
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    LastOf40 got a reaction from scooby3051 in Winners R Grinners Take Three FINAL 26th May   
    Race 5 BRC Sires Produce    #3 Zousain
    Race 6 Glenlogan Park          #3 Ghisoni
    Race 7 Kingsford Smith        #2 Le Romain
    Race 8 Queensland Oaks     #3 Youngstar
    thanks
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    LastOf40 got a reaction from Kundalini in Summer-Autumn Trans-Tasman Super Comp Results Thread   
    Thanks PJ
    Commiserations Dark Horses, it was a tough day to be looking for winners.
    Even up until the end it could have swung either way. We all know what a roughie can do to a match. Captain Cubes is probably still sucking in the oxygen after holding his breathe for the last hour.
    Geoff
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    LastOf40 got a reaction from Kundalini in Summer-Autumn Trans-Tasman Super Comp Results Thread   
    Thanks PJ
    Commiserations Dark Horses, it was a tough day to be looking for winners.
    Even up until the end it could have swung either way. We all know what a roughie can do to a match. Captain Cubes is probably still sucking in the oxygen after holding his breathe for the last hour.
    Geoff
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    LastOf40 reacted to Cubes in Summer-Autumn Trans-Tasman Super Comp Results Thread   
    The Cubemeister should say some words :
    Dark Horses gave a great sight all comp and is a team stacked full of talent....check
    Rubiks certainly got their groove going as the race progressed and let down nicely in the straight to greet the judge....check
    Mrs Cubes always regarded the Rubiks as a team that what do well in a Knock Out format.....check
    El Capitano ain't gonna single out any team-mate...but maybe just 4....Geoff has won how many comps now (for multiple teams) ? , The Klopmeister solid as a rock , Hesi wise beyond even his advanced years , and Roland (should that read legend ?) picking 94-1 shots and BBing 50-1 shots......great team.....check
    Cubity always believed....check
    PJ .....awesome organiser of awesome comps....check
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    LastOf40 got a reaction from Kundalini in Summer-Autumn Trans-Tasman Super Comp Results Thread   
    Thanks PJ
    Commiserations Dark Horses, it was a tough day to be looking for winners.
    Even up until the end it could have swung either way. We all know what a roughie can do to a match. Captain Cubes is probably still sucking in the oxygen after holding his breathe for the last hour.
    Geoff
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    LastOf40 got a reaction from Kundalini in Summer-Autumn Trans-Tasman Super Comp Results Thread   
    Thanks PJ
    Commiserations Dark Horses, it was a tough day to be looking for winners.
    Even up until the end it could have swung either way. We all know what a roughie can do to a match. Captain Cubes is probably still sucking in the oxygen after holding his breathe for the last hour.
    Geoff
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    LastOf40 got a reaction from Peter Jenkins in Summer-Autumn Trans-Tasman Super Comp GRAND FINAL Sat May 12 entries here   
    Happy to be in the final ?
    You betcha!
    Remember these ? .......
     The Table after ROUND 6
    1st 11 Five No Trumps* $7045.20
    2nd 11 The Dark Horses* $6690.20
    3rd 9 Mainly Dollarz* $6834.40
    4th 9 Ad Augusta $6559.00
    5th 9 The Royle Family $6152.00
    6th 8 Betza Grand* $6656.20
    7th 8 The Rubiks* $6285.60
    8th 6 Lay Down Misere* $6280.60

     The Table after ROUND 9
    1st 18 The Dark Horses* $9680.60
    2nd 17 The Royle Family $9295.00
    3rd 16 Ad Augusta $9491.60
    4th 15 Betza Grand $9187.60
    5th 14 Mainly Dollarz $9705.20
    6th 12 The Rubiks $9489.20
    7th 11 Five No Trumps $8960.20
    8th 9 Lay Down Misere $8823.00
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    LastOf40 got a reaction from Peter Jenkins in Summer-Autumn Trans-Tasman Super Comp GRAND FINAL Sat May 12 entries here   
    Happy to be in the final ?
    You betcha!
    Remember these ? .......
     The Table after ROUND 6
    1st 11 Five No Trumps* $7045.20
    2nd 11 The Dark Horses* $6690.20
    3rd 9 Mainly Dollarz* $6834.40
    4th 9 Ad Augusta $6559.00
    5th 9 The Royle Family $6152.00
    6th 8 Betza Grand* $6656.20
    7th 8 The Rubiks* $6285.60
    8th 6 Lay Down Misere* $6280.60

     The Table after ROUND 9
    1st 18 The Dark Horses* $9680.60
    2nd 17 The Royle Family $9295.00
    3rd 16 Ad Augusta $9491.60
    4th 15 Betza Grand $9187.60
    5th 14 Mainly Dollarz $9705.20
    6th 12 The Rubiks $9489.20
    7th 11 Five No Trumps $8960.20
    8th 9 Lay Down Misere $8823.00
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    LastOf40 got a reaction from Cubes in Summer-Autumn Trans-Tasman Super Comp GRAND FINAL Sat May 12 entries here   
    Hesi's selections:
    R1  1, 8
    R2  6, 9
    R3  1, 3
    R4  7, 8
    R5  1, 2
    R6  2, 5 BB
    R7  1, 8
    R8  5, 14
    R9  1, 12
    R10 1, 3 BB
    Good luck Rosina, a formidable opponent
    One last big effort Rubiks
    Thanks as always PJ
    ======================================================
    LastOf40s hopefuls:
    R1:  1, 5 BB
    R2:  6, 7
    R3:  9, 11
    R4:  2, 8
    R5:  2, 11
    R6:  2, 5
    R7:  1, 4
    R8:  5, 14
    R9:  1, 2 BB
    R10: 1, 10
    Good luck Korio
    None of those roughies please.
    Thanks PJ for another few months of great entertainment.
    Geoff
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    LastOf40 reacted to skelly in Summer-Autumn Trans-Tasman Super Comp GRAND FINAL Sat May 12 entries here   
    And so it comes to this... the final roll of the dice. Unfortunately, of all weeks, I've had to pick pretty much blind. It's a method which went very badly a few weeks back, so advantage to Cubes.
    Now that I've deftly taken control of underdog status, here's some picks...
    R1 - 1,9
    R2 - 1,6
    R3 - 3,5
    R4 - 2,7 BB
    R5 - 6,11
    R6 - 2,5
    R7 - 8,12
    R8 - 1,3
    R9 - 1,12 BB
    R10 - 3,13
    Good luck to Cubes, thanks for administering the competition PJ, and c'mon the Dark Horses!