Off the back of a disappointing Ready to Run Sale at Karaka and an equally disappointing TAB result for November, the racing industry is heading into the New Year with a fair degree of trepidation. It’s good to be positive and be optimising our hopes for the best result in the coming year, but how […]
Author: Brian de Lore
The age-old saying that a week is a long time in politics was upstaged by racing which dragged through the week a disappointing Ready to Run Sale at Karaka, saw some unseasonably inclement weather throughout the country and had a week of silence on racing’s political manoeuvring. Racing Minister Winston Peters had a busy schedule […]
Minister of Racing Winston Peters is back from a busy schedule of overseas events, and with the Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) having had more than a month to assess the submissions and gauge the feeling of the industry, an announcement is imminent. In around a week and a half the three codes will be […]
On the eve of departing to attend this year’s Melbourne Cup, Racing Minister Winston Peters expressed no surprise at the NZRB’s latest pre-AGM statement which paints itself in good light and suggests a rosy result for the 2017-18 financial year.
When a young American named Michael Smith stood up at the launch of the Messara Report at Claudelands on August 30 to ask Minister for Racing Winston Peters a question, very few of the 500-plus attendees would have known who he was.