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    • The UK Tote Group and Singapore Pools have signed a new agreement to commingle pools, made in partnership with Arena Racing Company (ARC) and Racecourse Media Group (RMG) as the media rights holders for British racing's 59 racecourses. The agreement sees both organisations combine liquidity, with customers of Singapore Pools betting into the UK Tote's pools on British meetings, creating bigger UK pools and ensuring an improved financial return to the sport. Simon Leong, chief product officer of Singapore Pools, said, “We are delighted to collaborate with the UK Tote on this new front, which not only provides our customers access to larger pools but also contributes to British horseracing. We deeply appreciate our longstanding partnership with British racing and look forward to further strengthening the communal horseracing ties shared between us.” Jon Knapman, international chief commercial officer of the UK Tote Group, added, “This is a really positive development and we're pleased to have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues at Singapore Pools to ensure bigger pools for all our customers. We will continue to cooperate and commingle with our international pool betting partners to ensure bigger, more unified pools on our racing.” The post Singapore And UK Customers Now Betting Into A Single Pool On British Racing appeared first on TDN | Thoroughbred Daily News | Horse Racing News, Results and Video | Thoroughbred Breeding and Auctions. View the full article
    • Racing would fold in NZ if this bs came in here! Many harness meetings are running at losses and the TAB are making some poor decisions currently!
    • Yeah I can, just restricted to pathetic amounts! The TAB obviously thinks $20 is about all they can afford to lose on certain bets.  
    • By Brigette Solomon Pukekohe based trainer Jeremy Young has just two horses entered at Thursday’s ANZAC day meeting, but he is confident both are capable of strong performances. “Both horses are well placed,” says Young, “they’ve both been working well and I’m pretty happy with both of them.” Young’s first runner for the night is Gladys Greenland who takes part in Race three, the Watchu Security Mobile Pace for Junior Drivers. The four-year-old mare by Downbytheseaside, starts fresh up from a spell over 1700 metres with Monika Ranger engaged to drive. “This race was a good starting point for her with the drawcard being it’s penalty free if she happens to win,” says Young, “she’s drawn well (2) and gets off the gate well, so we’ll be looking to go forward and remain out in front.” “Although she missed a trial on Saturday due to the heavy rain, she’s very forward in her work and over the 1700 metre trip I don’t think it should be a problem.” Only lightly raced, Gladys Greenland scored her maiden victory over a mile at Alexandra Park’s sprint night back on November 10 in a time of 1.55-4. She has placed on a further four occasions from just six starts. Young’s other runner is Mantra who starts in Race five, the MacMillan Equine Feeds Mobile Pace over 2200 metres. Driven tonight by Maurice McKendry (MNZM), the three year old Rock N Roll Heaven gelding starts from three on the second line in a full field. “Unfortunately, his draw is a bit tougher but with some luck he can still be thereabouts,” says Young, “that being said, his work has been good and he’s well placed.” His most recent run at Alexandra Park on April 19 saw him three back on the pegs in running before coming out three wide on the home bend to run on nicely into fourth place with the race taken out by Iron Brigade. Mantra has had three starts to date and was a winner on debut at big odds at Alexandra Park on March 15. Young and McKendry have been a successful combination in recent times with the pair combining to win the Group 1 Woodlands Stud Queen of Hearts with Young’s stable star Lady Of The Light in December. “She’s had a good spell and will be returning to work in a week or so,” says Young. “It’s a long way out yet but the big picture would see her targeting a New Zealand Cup campaign provided she’ll manage standing starts and there are also some mares’ races here and in Australia that could be an option down the track.” The Anzac Day Race meeting kicks off with Race one at 5:19pm. View the full article
    • OK lets play the ball, not the man. Reality, not fiction, everyone who had/has a decent understanding of NZ racing, this is over many decades, agreed there were too many thoroughbred racetracks. The same problem then arises, happy to see less tracks...caveat, AS LONG AS IT IS NOT MINE!!! The industry has been playing musical chairs for a very long time and unfortunately the wrong people continued to sit in the reducing number of chairs. Then the corporate model came into play in the early 2000's and that is why we are now in the horseshit. There is a way out but it requires a cleanout of current executive and replace them with thoroughbred nerds who have executive talent and/or potential and importantly are not double dippers. The focus is then on the industry and the very most important part of the equation...the customer. Profit (not a dirty word) must then follow, not dominate.
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