dock leaf

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  1. I was one of many Southlanders at the NZTR roadshow in Invercargill last week. Bernard and Jackson spoke about a few things, one being, that punters want the consistency the synthetic track will bring. Kelvin Tyler, Steve Blair-Edie, Jo Gordon and Ellis Winsloe all spoke clearly and strongly against the synthetic track at Riccarton, citing the damage it would do to South Island racing, race programming ie they need Oamaru and Timaru to stay, and funding the on-going maintenance costs of the synthetic etc etc. Everybody else who spoke was against it too (except maybe one, and I don't know what he was even on about). Bernie said their concerns were noted. I don't think the southern participants could be accused of not complaining, but they're probably the easiest to ignore. Jo Gordon said no Southland trainers would move their base to Riccarton.
  2. I'm also sick of hearing Dean and Winnie blaming our failing on corona.
  3. If the closure of each of 15 tracks on tomorrows list doesn't provide a significant economic efficiency then the decision makers are fked. If they do not keep the best racing surfaces that also have the best track sizes - that would increase off-course betting then they are totally fked. Because on-course betting is obviously not a priority either. Plan B? After the over 60's and their flip phones stop betting, and betting continues to decline - it will probably be time to sell another dozen tracks?
  5. Could we put a synthetic on Ihumatao? Seriously though, surely the 40k for the sacred paddock is coming out of the maori 90k?
  6. Like the three codes working together, which might lend weight to keeping the best dual code venues, and even the tri-code gem in Invercargill...... What is the future for Forbury?
  8. and got called a rich prick for his trouble
  9. I'm no trainer, so a race fit horse that got turned out into a paddock a month ago, needs how many months training to be ready to race again?
  10. I hope he wipes down the steering wheel
  11. This may have already been posted NZTR Submission on Racing Industry Bill.pdf
  12. Gidday Huey. I see this site no longer exists, does anyone know if there is another way to download the race videos? Merry Christmas
  13. On Thursday 5th December, Racing Bill No 2 was released which is due to have it’s first reading before Parliament adjourns for the year. Here is the link to read it:
  14. Sounds like CJC sold for unders? Muskets and blankets?
  15. Also, it will seem odd to some that M Walker gets fined in the big one yesterday for excessive use of the whip, cheating? and promoted at the same time? This excessive whip use happens in a lot of big races, is it because jockeys increased stake money still makes it worth it despite the fine and suspension. And if not, do wealthy owners just cover the jockey's costs? The punishment will have to be increased, or the lefty's and mainstream media will thrive on it.