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A New Year’s resolution for the industry

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We can make some very basic changes that don’t cost a lot of money, but will add huge value and incentivize betting ….which in turn leads to increased revenue 

1. make some savings across the RIB / JCA / NZ Racing Lab…..14 Million and climbing per annum is too much to pay for what the three deliver, or don’t deliver actually 

Invest those savings into enhanced media technology 

2.Give us some stats and data to make a point of difference 

Eg give us the weight of each horse as it enters the birdcage with a plus or minus on the “rolling average” of what weight it has been running at 

3. Put GPS technology in every saddle cloth so that we can see how much distance each horse covered in each start, and where it should have finished if the field was “adjusted” to meters covered in a specific xxxx time

4. Involve drones following horses, the technology is everywhere, skiing, surfing, climbing, it’s very safe and easily made safer, but hardly used in racing 

There should be drones offset to the side, above, and behind the field while running,  and you could even make a case for allowing punters to switch their viewing to the drone of their choice in the run

4. Give us the opportunity to lay horses…it’s a massive market but totally untapped in NZ 

There we go, thank me later team 

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Provided a proposition for the drones 4 years ago and no-one wanted to bite. Have a horse tracking system that not only tells you where the horse is to an accuracy of 200mm, but also everything about the stride pattern and frequency...latency only 0.45 seconds (that is the time of arrival of the positional signal after the real time event)....no one wanted to take it further although it was trialed....means you can virtualise racing and present it differently. Also automatically tells you the weight of a horse. Could put it on a horse as an ear tag if need be...

Laying horses is a tricky business because it promotes cheating in a major way....do we need more bad imagery for the do gooders to attack us on?

Totally agree to the RIU debacle...ridiculous position we are in

 

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1.  Alter the current rating system, numbers are hard to understand and there's already enough numbers to follow with times, sectionals and odds. 
Attach a colour instead of a number. Maiden races - white, Rating 65 - yellow, Rating 70 - blue, Rating 80 - green.  
Focus the colour rated system along the lines of other sports that people already understand, maybe martial art belts? Olympic gold medals? either way, create a system that's easy to follow for the average joe who has no prior racing knowledge. Use their interest in other sports to connect and get a grip on racing.

2.  Further develop the loveracing.nz website. Better hosting, instant loading speeds for video replays, add last 400m as a watching option. Speed is essential.

3.  Further incentivise jockey & apprentice premierships with prize money. Let's keep our best jockeys racing in NZ but also lure young talented apprentices to start their careers here in NZ. We need jockeys who can ride with vigour, well balanced and capable of using both hands.

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$14 million  in costs as the industry fades away ! Amazing . Like paying Nero to watch Rome burn .  1st start maidens racing for $38000 A  in Australia compared to $12000 NZ . 14 mill ?  Oh well when it collapses I suppose these unproductive  workers will get a years salary ? 

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On 1/3/2022 at 2:48 PM, PRea said:

$14 million  in costs as the industry fades away ! Amazing . Like paying Nero to watch Rome burn .  1st start maidens racing for $38000 A  in Australia compared to $12000 NZ . 14 mill ?  Oh well when it collapses I suppose these unproductive  workers will get a years salary ? 

All funded by pokies … integrity anyone ??

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