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  1. I agree. It cost Elliot $2k in fines for each strike over 5. Doesn't include his 8 days of lost riding fees and stakes. I see Allpress got her allowed 5 in but elected to ride hands and heels inside the 100m.
  2. Nature Strip returns as well as ever Nature Strip won his first trial back for James McDonald and Chris Waller. Picture: GRANT GUY By Mitch Cohen 02:05pm • 17 January 2022 The road to the autumn and a potential Royal Ascot tilt began exactly how most expected for The Everest winner Nature Strip at Rosehill trials on Monday morning. The Chris Waller-trained sprinter was his typical self when coasting along in front and claiming his 900m heat comfortably in his first public appearance of 2022. Jockey James McDonald
  3. @Thomass you obviously didn't watch the race or you were wearing blinkers. The word is she jarred up bad on the very firm track.
  4. My analysis found that he didn't actually cut costs. Just shifted them to someone else. Didn't address the fundamental cost issues either - the high cost system and broadcasting contracts. He had a chance to slash those or at least renegotiate when they were insolvent.
  5. Someone would have told him it was a step up and used smoke and mirrors with the turnover figures to show the TAB was a "Multi-billion dollar business"! It'll take him at least 3 years to work out that actual revenue is much less than that and is the key figure. Hopefully his tenure at AirNZ educated him on yield management.
  6. Contrary to what some online commentators are saying the review and changes is not being driven by Te Akau. A number of prominent trainers have expressed their concerns as have some Senior Jockeys. Not to mention the RIB seeking changes to remove the ambiguity. So what will the changes be?
  7. Racing: Whip rules to be reviewed after heated week 17 Jan, 2022 12:00 AM3 minutes to read Opie Bosson recently copped a six-meeting suspension for whip use. Photo / Photosport Thoroughbred racing's controversial whip penalties are to be reviewed, with changes likely after a heated week. New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing brought in new sentencing guidelines for whip use in September, and it has been the Racing Integrity Board's job to enforce them, but few could have foreseen the furore they have caused. The main concerns for jockeys,
  8. Racing: Whip rules to be reviewed after heated week 17 Jan, 2022 12:00 AM3 minutes to read Opie Bosson recently copped a six-meeting suspension for whip use. Photo / Photosport Thoroughbred racing's controversial whip penalties are to be reviewed, with changes likely after a heated week. New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing brought in new sentencing guidelines for whip use in September, and it has been the Racing Integrity Board's job to enforce them, but few could have foreseen the furore they have caused. The main concerns for jockeys,
  9. But haven't TAB NZ devolved most of the marketing function to the codes? So what is the point of this expertise? I don't seen any mention of his wagering knowledge or experience so I assume he has none. Same old same old I'm afraid. Until they get someone who knows how to increase wagering revenue they are are just wasting their time.
  10. Who would know but I doubt many apprentices can actually count fullstop.
  11. It has all to do with consistency in the pursuit of animal welfare in racing. The whip rules are not applied consistently and one racing jurisdiction deems it is in the best interests of animal welfare to scan every horse starting in the Melbourne Cup. So I guess you would support every ride in every race being subjected to scrutiny for adherence to the whip rules? In the interests of animal welfare that would be consistent wouldn't it?
  12. She did run on in her previous start which was won by Coolangatta after not getting all the favours. As for being the lowest qualifier as often happens with these sweepstake races with all sorts of pathways into the field there were quite a few that got a soft entry into the field. She put in a short stride and semi-stumbled at the turn and Prebble sat up on her. I hope it was an over reaction rather than an injury as I reckon she'd pick up a good race over there especially in the autumn.
  13. I agree 100%. I cringe when I see what these drunken sailors flaying the reins around all over the place and what they are doing to mouths of their mounts. That must hurt more than a few whips across the rump.
  14. So @nomates if there is a line why does the line stop at the first four places? Putting aside the ludicrous paying of diminishing stakes back to 10th and the stupid head to head betting there are many many instances every race day of where Jockey's out of the top four placings have broken the rules. Shouldn't they apply to ALL the horses if this truly is a welfare issue? It is obvious that the whip and stride counting is not done in real time - I'm guessing it is done by a Steward either remotely or on course but one that has full access to the high definition side and head on vision.
  15. So are you campaigning for all the horses racing in the upcoming Wellington and Auckland Cups to be CT/MRI scanned?
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