Posts Tagged "Racing NSW"

2015 Melbourne Cup champion Michelle Payne has been banned by Racing NSW because of her dual trainer-rider license in Victoria, a license that is not permitted in NSW.

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Which side are you on? Racing Victoria or Racing New South Wales? 30 minutes, or 40?

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NSW Racing Minister Troy Grant has announced John Messara will continue as Racing NSW chairman, appointed for another three years.

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You might have missed it, but Racing NSW released its annual report and results on Monday, the day before the Melbourne Cup. You probably missed it as it did not include a press release nor any insightful comments from the chairman or chief executive.

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The NSW Government has confirmed that it will cut wagering tax rates to Victorian levels to return more money back to racing.

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It is a Sunday night of a long weekend, but some things cannot wait – what a win for American Pharoah to take the USA’s Triple Crown of racing!

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Queensland have won eight series in a row, yet will go into State of Origin Game 2 in Sydney as the underdogs.

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That oft-quoted – and in fact, misquoted – line from the 1989 Kevin Costner flick Field of Dreams asserts, “Build it and they will come…”

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The High Court is expected to announce their ruling next Wednesday in the grudge match of the decade between Racing NSW and Australia’s corporate bookmakers, in the race field legislation dispute.

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Can somebody explain to me why the government plans to invest $150m into a race track that nobody goes to? And, here is the biggie, they are going to fund it with a digitized product that will replace real racehorses.

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Most pundits who have been following the Racing NSW circus are amazed that their Chief Executive Peter V’Landys still bundies in to work everyday, given that he has been whacked over the knuckles by two High Court Judges, and his inane strategies have put his beloved “participants” on life support.

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When Justice Perram handed down the Race Fields Tax decision in favour of corporate bookmakers on Wednesday in Sydney, it was a major win for punters.

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Racing NSW Chairman, Alan Brown, a lawyer by trade, released a very carefully worded media release yesterday, in conjunction with his Chief Executive, Peter V’landys, addressing details of their new Strategic Plan.

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If ever you required any proof why horse racing in NSW is struggling you only had to watch the CEO Peter V’Landys, who was the special guest on the TVN’s Racing Review program on Sunday morning.

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If every punter in New South Wales had a bet from their heart on the outcome of this week’s landmark court case in Sydney, when leading corporate bookie Sportsbet and exchange Betfair take on Racing NSW, then surely it would be a one horse race.

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