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    • By Chief Stipe in Cessation of The Informant Publication
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      Today we have seen the only remaining truly independent racing industry publication "hang the bridle on the wall."  The Informant has ceased to publish.
      Why?
      In my opinion the blame lies firmly at the feet of the NZRB.  Over the next few days BOAY will be asking some very pertinent questions to those in charge.
      For example:
      How much is the NZRB funded Best Bets costing the industry?  Does it make a profit?  What is its circulation?  800?  Or more?  Does the Best Bets pay for its form feeds?  Was The Informant given the same deal?
      How much does the industry fund the NZ Racing Desk for its banal follow the corporate line journalism?
      Why were the "manager's at the door" when Dennis Ryan was talking to Peter Early?
      Where are the NZ TAB turnover figures?
      The Informant may be gone for the moment but the industry must continue to ask the hard questions.
       
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      • Make sure you tune in today at 1pm.  The first five lots today are crackers.  All well bred, correct and good lookers.  The next five aren't that bad either.  Certainly overall the draft today is a step up from yesterday.  Perhaps the end and beginning of the Alphabet has a better collection of mares!
      • Korea Racing Authority's Knicks Go came out of his brilliant victory in Saturday's $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) at Gulfstream Park in good order, reported trainer Brad Cox Jan. 24. View the full article
      • A crowdfunding effort has been started for Park Lane Stables RDA (Riding for the Disabled), a riding school charity that provides therapy and riding lessons for people with and without disabilities in London. Run by Natalie O'Rourke, the Teddington-based riding school's landlord is not renewing their lease and selling the property. A total of £1 million is needed by Feb. 24 to enable Park Lane to purchase the property and secure their future in the community. The riding school has already raised over £183,000 toward their goal. Park Lane first drew international notice with #tinyponyatyourwindow during the first London lockdown of the COVID-19 pandemic. Stable volunteers cheered those self-isolating with their pony Annie's Whizz, who eventually would visit over 300 people in their homes, schools, hospitals and care homes. To donate, please go to www.crowdfunder.co.uk/save-our-stables. The post Park Lane Stables Fundraiser Underway appeared first on TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions. View the full article
      • your hand must be getting sore now jj flash Paul
      • and further to that JJ, what about all those winning tote punters, who only got $1.70 for that quinella.  Did they get 90 cents or a doller less per unit because their take out was higher to subsidise BGP bet, then if so i would feel aggrieved wth that aswell
      • I can see the JJ scurry backwards starting!  See that is where you AND the TAB get it so wrong.  In their (and your) arrogance you have no idea of what makes the average punter tick.  You confuse a promotion that is available to all with this "one bet" as you call it.  The irony/contradiction of encouraging punters to bet onshore rather than offshore while openly rogering them is beyond belief.  Cause and effect! Did you know that some offshore agencies have been offering Fixed Odds Quinella's for some time?  Unless you are the BGP and you want such a bet where are you going to go?  You won't be going to the NZ Tote will you as you know that you can get a better price offshore!   It is a Marketing fail/home goal!  LOL I wouldn't be surprised if offshore agencies start emailing their customers highlighting the option!
      • So you cant actually post on that site as you got the boot. Like many, you obviously go to the other site to make your  point about boring topics. Good for you- an open mind. As for AS i'm a fan from a punting perspective and will be missed  as far as I'm concerned as they had the something that's badly missing from Harness in NZ- professionalism. BO and BB being the most recent candidates 
      • Feel free to obsess about 1 bet if you want. I tend to look at the big picture overall given how many promos they now offer. Lets wait and see half and full year profits- thats what i and other owners are more interested in but im sure you will disagree. 
      • It doesn't matter if they did or didn't offload on the tote.  The bet was still subsidised by other punters.  It was a ONE bet book with no other players.  BGP vs TAB.  The TAB was playing with industry revenue!
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