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Mark D

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  1. A few (misguided) influencers on here https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/119704872/billionaires-among-the-full-list-of-donors-supporting-nz-first
  2. I have my suspicions that the Greens would have not supported Peters land grab provisions of the Bill anyway but with him pulling the plug (haha) on the rebates for EVs I am sure that is definitely the case now.
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    Absurd RIU

    Can't spell but can see into the future RIU @riuorgnz · 3m Auckland GRC 1st March 2020 - AUCKLAND CUP. UTHOR BALE (4) - The RIU can confirm that a review of the decision to stand down this greyhound for Failing to Pursue the Lure in its heat has been lodged with the JCA and will be heard on Thursday the 27th February.
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    Absurd RIU

    And they can't spell but to be fair to them it's probably the insidious autocorrect (American based) at work Ashburton TC - Race 3, which was stopped by Stewards, has been abandoned as the field had raced for more than 1000 meters.
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    Absurd RIU

    Why is it that the RIU continue with the absurd practice of 1. Take a pen reading at 6.30am 2. Have rain before the start of race 1 3. Review the rating after race 1 after the punters have done their dough. Matamata downgraded two rating grades after the 1st race
  6. Yip Barry you're being negative again
  7. If I was actively involved - And I'm not - I wouldn't be relying on the select committee process as it can be "managed" by interested parties but contacting every individual MP pointing out what a travesty this Bill is.
  8. Aaah good old Murray Blue! Remember the time he had a court case against NZTR and he told rthe Court that they (NZTR) planned to take away the racing club and he was told "you're dreaming"! Agreee with everything he said and there should be a long line of people hanging their heads in shame starting with Winnie.
  9. Not a good sign but just to keep Barry happy its happened before. February/March have always been a time when the horses racing have been low but I can't help but think that it has been exacerbated in the last few years by the "programming" of the big races at Ellerslie at this time of low numbers. RaceInfo Meetings Meeting News Avondale Races Cancelled Meeting News Avondale Races Cancelled Due to a lack of horses the Avondale Races for Wednesday 19 February have been cancelled. A Mdn 1200m and Mdn 3YOF 1400m (Pearl Race) have been added to the Counties programme on 27 February. NZTR and the club are open to dividing a further race at Counties if necessary.
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    Trentham

    Positively negative Barry. I post the truth whether that is positive or negative. You delude yourself
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    Trentham

    By the looks of Barry's posts - in the bar alongside him
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    Trentham

    Your memory is failing you Barry
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    Trentham

    Looks like Te Rapa has the same issue today - more camera angles than spectators it seems
  14. Proof again (as if anyone needed any other the the breeders and the nutters at the NZTR) that trying to keep horses In NZ by offering stakes at the Group and listed level so far out of proportion to the income that they generate (subsidies) does not work.
  15. Plus I think most races aren't actually sponsored anymore. The naming of the race is usually associated with some barter/contra deal involving having a function at the races. Given the people involved and their conflicts of interest I would suggest that the Club would be a net loser on the deal.
  16. Shouldn't it really be named the Karyn Fenton Ellis, nee Bisdee, nee nee (neigh neigh) Fenton, David Ellis stakes or maybe The Narcissism special.
  17. Down again. Feel for them - such a busy racing day
  18. And one of those puff pieces includes condescending remarks by Matt Allnutt of GoRacing and Adrian Rodley towards Trent Busuttin. Trent looked suitably pissed off and I don't blame him. All good keen blokey stuff tho he should be happy that they've deigned to give him a horse to train.
  19. Might have spoken too soon - the puff pieces are back but still not as bad as in the past
  20. Obviously an in-house production now and good to see them concentrating on the in ring coverage - no incessant patter over the auctioneer. Only minor quibble is that they are a bit late putting up the graphics on the current lot.
  21. All ya eggs in one basket Tommy - overall loss to the industry and I admit that going to a couple of the Sunday evening meetings prior to attending the sales was a good experience but there is limited crossover and unfortunately selling horses at the high end does nothing to foster domestic racing
  22. Mayor/President/Chair of Members council/pick your conflict of interest Wayne Guppy did push back at the Board which was ironic because he was the one who rubber stamped all the NZB/Breeders boys being on there. You think they were going to say no to NZB? Talk about laugh Trev.
  23. On what used to be Wellington Cup day huge crowds, good turnover (and with a good successful meeting in Auckland the following evening) you replace it with what looks like a sparsely attended, highly subsidised by the rest of the industry, non-event for which you will earn no money. Put the dunce's cap on and sit in the corner. BTW who was the starter?
  24. So Mark Rosanowski on track at Trentham today in place of Bev and Rodders and the supposed "A team"and after just 1 race and post race interviews - great interviews pure class and professionalism. Underused talent
  25. Yip I think that's called ironic isn't it?
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