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Thinking about it a bit more when I do go on course it is for a day out.  By race 5 one has to use the person behind the tote window because the pen doesn't work anymore and I can only see the big numbers in the race book and not any fine print.

At that stage scratching marks in those little boxes on the betting forms is a lost cause.

By then the TAB wants me to bet because I start taking silly bets either because I have a pocket full of winnings or because I've started chasing my losses.

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You are pretty vocal yourself. Is your opinion worth more than mine,  or those of others? Dont forget, those of us who choose to exercise our right to have an opinion are not getting paid to

Racing is a passionate sport,overseen by(well paid) passionless people.?

Standard dumb prick behaviour.  Right things need a shakeup.  We need to get rid of some staff.  Lets pick the personalities that people actually realte to, want to hear from and those on the shop fro

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18 hours ago, Chief Stipe said:

Thinking about it a bit more when I do go on course it is for a day out.  By race 5 one has to use the person behind the tote window because the pen doesn't work anymore and I can only see the big numbers in the race book and not any fine print.

At that stage scratching marks in those little boxes on the betting forms is a lost cause.

By then the TAB wants me to bet because I start taking silly bets either because I have a pocket full of winnings or because I've started chasing my losses.

It could be a 'system' worth trialling.That is unless you have developed a winning one...already.?

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The more I dig into the financials of racing clubs and the industry administration arms the more I find.

Did you know that the harness and thoroughbred codes and NZRB share the ownership (and costs) of another company not just the RIU Limited?

The Races Ltd Partnership (TRLP), formerly known as Event Marketing and Logistics (EML) as a business unit of the New Zealand Racing Board, is jointly owned by New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) and Harness Racing New Zealand (HRNZ) in a 50/50 partnership. The current board members are Bernard Saundry (chair), CEO of NZTR, Peter Jensen, CEO of HRNZ, Liz Bishop, General Manager Operations of HRNZ, and Alasdair Robertson, CEO of RACE Inc. The General Manager of TRLP is James Wigley.

It's called The Races Limited.  They don't seem to publish an annual report of their own (https://www.theraces.co.nz/) but the information is hidden to various degrees amongst the their owners annual reports.

What we do know is that they have 14 employees.  The question is what does the marketing department at RITA actually do?

 

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The General Manager is James Wigley.

In 2015 I joined the Event Marketing & Logistics team at the New Zealand Racing Board (NZRB). Leading a team of 5 we helped market and promote Racing Club events, growing attendance and improving the overall customer experience for event attendees.

In 2017 I moved within the NZRB into a newly created Public Affairs team as a Government & Industry Relationship Manager. This role was responsible for the development and management of NZRB's key relationships with external stakeholders including Government, Racing Industry and Racing Industry Organisations (RIO's).

In 2019 I joined The Races Ltd Partnership as General Manager. The Races is NZ's largest single source supplier of event infrastructure. It also provides marketing and digital services supporting racing Codes, clubs and RIO's.

 
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To: NZTR, HRNZ & GRNZ Clubs

RE: The Races Ltd Partnership

 

Dear All

 

This update provides Club representatives details on the outcome of the recent The Races Ltd Partnership (TRLP) consultation process.

 

As you may be aware a review of TRLP, and subsequent consultation with TRLP staff, has taken place over the past few months. The initial consultation proposed establishing a logistics business to manage the event infrastructure (marquees, tables, chairs etc), together with additional roles in New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing (NZTR) Customer team. 

 

Due to financial implications, combined with the impacts of COVID-19 on the racing industry, a second round of consultation took place.  This included the proposal to conclude the current consultation process and to wind-down TRLP. 

 

Last Friday the TRLP Board advised staff of their decision to wind-down TRLP on the 26 June 2020.  All staff, and all services previously offered by TRLP, will cease as of this date.

 

While our first thoughts and support are naturally with TRLP staff, we also acknowledge the impact this decision will have on some clubs.

 

While we have a date to return to racing, there are no decisions as yet when we will be in a position to assist clubs with event marketing and / or infrastructure.  Like others in the entertainment market, we will allow Government policy to guide the return of attendees at our events.  For now, we will ensure all TRLP assets are clean and securely stored in Wellington come 26 June 2020.  

 

With a view to the future, it is likely we will undertake research identifying Club's requirements for the services previously provided by TRLP, in the first quarter of the 2020/21 racing season.  This will predominantly focus on an assessment of how to best utilise our event infrastructure.

 

I know you will join me in thanking TRLP for what they have helped our industry achieve, and the professionalism they have shown during what has been a very challenging time.

 

Should you have any questions please contact me using the details below, or James Wigley, General Manager TRLP on james.wigley@theraces.co.nz    

 

Regards

 

Bernard

 

Ngā mihi nui | Kind regards

 

 

Bernard Saundry

Chief Executive

New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing

m: +64 27 565 6411

a: 106-110 Jackson Street, Petone, Wellington 5012

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10 hours ago, All The Aces said:

Anyone that supported John Allen to purchase this dog of a system should be gone!

No business sense and anyone with business acumen should’ve been able to see what an overpriced system it was going to be.

NZ population of punters did not justify the costs

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Come on Rutherford, ya bloody dreaming. 
Tell me this, how has the TAB managed to struggle on through Covid, oh thats right, offer betting on OVERSEAS RACING & SPORT??

Punters are sick of nz racing, it was going backwards before covid, will continue to slide. 
NZ Tab should be happy that the rest of the world offer good racing, for nz punters to bet on, either in nz or overseas operators. 
 

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