Author: Brian de Lore

Crunch time for racing because figures don’t stack up well

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 […]

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A week is now a long time in racing as well as politics

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 […]

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Are we closing in on some positive announcements?

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 […]

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Racing Minister not impressed by latest NZRB public statement

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.

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Racing’s younger generation show initiative, foresight and leadership

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.

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