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Mark Zahra's test came back negative. Long bloody day waiting for that!

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  • H-BOMBERH-BOMBER    7,963 posts
  • VoodooVoodoo    878 posts
    Resumes tomorrow.....but how long will it last ?????
  • ThunderstruckThunderstruck    2,205 posts
    H-BOMBER said:



    GOLD :))

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  • spinkingspinking    2,527 posts
    The longer the better Voodoo for all concerned

    Thunderstruck, psycho likes this post.

  • RIORIO    14,261 posts
    Just got the RWWA update. They have had a couple of visits to the tracks, and reinforced the need for very strict hygiene requirements to continue.

    I reckon the authorities are making it tough to continue.An are checking to make sure that all participants are complying with all the requirements.

    However, if we get shut down, it will be very clear why??
  • LETSDOTHISLETSDOTHIS    88 posts
    Authorities should think about the tax they’ll need from industry post this virus
  • TiversTivers    7,351 posts

    Here we go............


    Prizemoney 

    effective from Monday, 6 April, RV’s contribution to the
    prizemoney for all Victorian flat and jumps races will be reduced until further
    notice as follows

    Metropolitan – a 20% reduction in prizemoney contribution per
    race; and

    Country – a 10% reduction in prizemoney contribution per race
    provided that no TAB race is conducted for less than $20,000.

  • TiversTivers    7,351 posts
    May as well make it 30% so can access the Govt's wage subsidy (have to suffer 30% drop in income to be eligible).

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  • TiversTivers    7,351 posts
    I wonder if there will be changes to handicapping policy to match.
    Point being horses that rack up points while earning less $ per win will be at a disadvantage long term.
    Can’t get the points nor the $ back...
  • TheDivaTheDiva    12,174 posts
    Time for a spell
  • RIORIO    14,261 posts
    So does that mean the trainers fees are dropping by 30% as well??
  • RIORIO    14,261 posts
    Gee they'd want to have rock solid proof of why they are reducing it. I mean the racing is still on TV and people are all sitting at home to bet to their hearts content.

    Most FIFO workers are still working and the big dollar earners in our community are still getting paid!?!?! The drop in turnover on Sports Betting should have no impact on Racing. Or if it did surely it'd be more betting rather than negative turnover!!!!!

    I must be missing somethign am i????

  • tonytony    1,912 posts
    Win pools are considerably smaller at the moment
  • The_BullThe_Bull    757 posts
    RIO said:

    So does that mean the trainers fees are dropping by 30% as well??

    Why?

    Feed costs are not dropping.
    Staff costs are not dropping.
    Electricity, water, rent, mortgage, fuel, etc.

    Why on earth would training fees drop?

    Do you get a cheaper rate if your horse is heading to a York maiden as apposed to a $70k Saturday race?
  • ElitistElitist    342 posts
    but fuel has dropped 30 % :D

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  • JimmyPopJimmyPop    80 posts
    RIO said:

    Gee they'd want to have rock solid proof of why they are reducing it. I mean the racing is still on TV and people are all sitting at home to bet to their hearts content.

    Most FIFO workers are still working and the big dollar earners in our community are still getting paid!?!?! The drop in turnover on Sports Betting should have no impact on Racing. Or if it did surely it'd be more betting rather than negative turnover!!!!!

    I must be missing somethign am i????

    Turnover is dropping sharply on all meetings. Sports betting is non-existent. The racing industry is propelled by turnover. If turnover dissipates then there has to be ramifications. That is why both NSW and Victoria have already signalled change. We will follow, we have to follow.

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  • hashhash    6,771 posts
    anyone complaining about anything in this industry at the moment should just be grateful the powers to be are allowing racing to go ahead albeit with a heap of changes and restrictions we aren't in a position to be critical... 

    same goes for majority in the mining industry enjoy it while you can and be thankful cause I know I damn sure am and i'll sacrifice or do whatever it takes to ensure both industries tick over as long as possible during this economic collapse we can blame China for!  

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  • TiversTivers    7,351 posts
    Elitist said:

    but fuel has dropped 30 % :D

    Not diesel !!!

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  • hashhash    6,771 posts
    thought you owned a Hybrid anyway...
  • TheDivaTheDiva    12,174 posts
    they might still be training... but are people paying? 
    I'll guarantee you most trainers will notice their revenue drop by 30%.

    what would be the first thing you DIDNT pay for if you lost your job? 
  • RIORIO    14,261 posts
    But if the return is dropping, surely teh costs have to drop?????

    Guys, I'm stirring, being the devils advocate @The_Bull . I have none in work and if i did, I'd be happy they have somewhere to run, even if for a less return than last week..
  • TiversTivers    7,351 posts
    We've had to reduce numbers in work because of the jockeys being quarantined - hence can't get them worked.
    Fixed costs are same.
    Hence cost per horse has actually gone up.

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  • jumjum    2,762 posts

    I just hope they get through to next Saturday [-O<  [-O<  [-O<

    I've finally got one that is Saturday class and is flying ATM

    X_X  [-O<  X_X

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  • TheDivaTheDiva    12,174 posts
    you've gone the early crow! 

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  • TiversTivers    7,351 posts
    Bang - there it is.
    20% cut in stakes
  • hashhash    6,771 posts
    Here it is the announcement we’ve all been waiting for -
    RWWA will also be reducing prizemoney and associated bonuses by 20% effective from Monday 6 April.
  • Precision1Precision1    40 posts
    I haven’t read the RWWA announcement but the Victorian one is saying it’s not due to lost revenue whilst we are still racing more to build a bank to last a while when racing inevitably has to stop.  When explained like that it’s hard to argue with 
  • hashhash    6,771 posts
  • detonatordetonator    2,002 posts
    edited April 1

    Reduced prizemoney ???

    Reckon Betfair will be a very popular place.

    Expect some very topsy turvey results outside of the listed races.

    B-)
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