THE “SPINNING IS MAKING ME GIDDY” ATC EMAIL OF THE DAY FROM NORM SNOWDEN

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Lol, rofl, lmfao, stop it, no, please stop it. I am giddy from the spin.

I, like any ATC Member who has registered an email account with them, just received an email from Tony Partridge, Chief Operating Officer, advising that ATC Members would have access to The Stables, yes, of the infamous disabled toilets, from the 29th of April 2015.

Surely Mr Partridge drew the short straw to have to attach his name to such drivel?

The Keystone mob aren’t the sort of group that would walk away from a money maker. Yet we are led to believe that, after just one year, they bailed- no rhyme or reason- they just bailed.

Anyway, I don’t think I could handle any more spin as to the reason; I bet no financials will ever be available, so I have to wonder, what did it cost the ATC to take it back?

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THE FLAWED THINKING ISSUE

THE FLAWED THINKING ISSUE 1

THE LOSING BATTLE AGAINST DRUGS

Checkmate

The report by the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) that competitors in such less glamourous and non-mainstream sports such as Darts and Surf Life Saving had returned positives to performance enhancing substances sends a clear and unambiguous message that sport has changed forever.

The use of performance enhancing drugs is rampant in every sport. Sports that were previously immune from drugs can no longer claim immunity. They share the same boat that Racing has been sailing in for a century and beyond. Racing no longer can lay claim to being the only game in town when it comes to the murky world of insidious and dangerous drugs used to manipulate the outcome of competition. It is no longer in a league of its own.

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JAMES MATHERS ON RACING NSW AND TAX PARITY AND…

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Dear Sir,

I was pleased to read Chris Roots article in the Sydney Morning Herald posted at 6.23pm on 14 April 2015. Extracts as follows:

“Racing Minister Troy Grant has indicated any financial windfall for the racing industry from betting tax parity will be delivered via a future fund model controlled by the government.

Racing New South Wales has fought a long battle to get tax parity and its strategic plan released last year set out how it hoped to use any extra funding, which would come from tax parity, including $50 million in prize money.

However, Grant said on Tuesday that rather than allowing the money to flow directly to the racing regulatory bodies…. – the government favoured a model whereby it would keep control of the extra funding to ensure it had a say on how it was used.

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THE FAST TRACKER IS HOPING FOR A STARRY STARRY NIGHT WITH VINCENT

ABLE FRIENDS 1

(courtesy www.fasttrack.hk)

STARRY NIGHT 1

With both Joao Moreira and Zac Purton on the sidelines serving out their suspensions, what one needs to figure out is what horses they might have been riding tonight and who’s on them. After all, they have the pick of the rides, and which are always well-tuned up for a forward showing.

STARRY NIGHT 2

Apart from following this “methodology”, it always pays to follow Dougie Whyte, especially now that he’ll have his tail up after his superb four-timer at Shatin on Sunday.

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THE CHARITABLE SIDE TO AN ABLE FRIEND

THE CHARITABLE SIDE TO AN ABLE FRIEND 1a

THE CHARITABLE SIDE TO AN ABLE FRIEND 1b

When the above honour was announced last week, we half-joking suggested there should be a ticker tape parade for this magnificent galloper.

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THAT OLD WHYTE MAGIC HAD US IN A SPELL

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OLD WHYTE 4

Douglas Whyte turned back the clock at Shatin on Sunday. On an eventful packed day where three jockeys came down in what, fortunately, only looked like a horrific fall- the jockeys being Zac Purton, Neil Callan and Howard Cheng- long-priced winners pummelled punters, and the gentleman that was Lawrie Fownes looked down as Andreas Suborics guided debutant Quarternion Eagle to an emotional victory for son Caspar and the closely-knit Fownes family, Douglas Whyte gave racing fans another of his master classes in riding with a quartet of winners.

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BRANDS AND THE BRANDING OF HORSE RACING

“I can’t believe that. That’s not Joao. Joao is not a confrontational person.” Zac Purton was standing up for his friend Joao Moreira regarding another of those racing rumours started by the usual posse of petty ankle biters who supposedly love the sport, but go outta their way to drag it down and look to see what’s wrong with it rather than what’s right with it.

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Zac Purton is part of what’s right with horse racing along with Joao Moreira, Hughie Bowman, James McDonald, Douglas Whyte, Gai Waterhouse, Christophe Soumillon, the HKJC, the JRA, Able Friend, Longines, BMW, Mike De Kock, Happy Wednesday, and a handful of other individuals and things.

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THE SERIOUS ISSUES ISSUE

SAVING THE HUNTER: A LOSING BATTLE?

THE SERIOUS 1

It’s one of the more daunting tasks facing any individual, political party, business enterprise or industry sector. Taking on the miners is a David and Goliath exercise, which, as history has shown, Goliath will again be at prohibitive odds to win the prize.

THE SERIOUS 2

The miners are Australia’s most powerful lobby group. They are cashed up with limitless resources and budgets to fund and win campaigns. They pay big bucks to hire the best strategic brains and communications expertise that money can buy.

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THE “I BEG YOUR PURDON” EMAIL

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Oh and just another thing on the Daily Telegraph they are so Magic Man, Macka, Berry in a double page spread that was published on this lot Zac got a one line mention and his name was spelled or spelt depending on which school you went to PURDON in bold font and they get paid for writing this rubbish!

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THE QUESTIONING 11,000 ATTENDING SPINNING OUTTA CONTROL EMAIL OF THE DAY

Smells like bullshit

Hilarious that the Daily Tele still continues with the spin that this is Australia’s best race carnival.

11,000 attendance for Australia’s best race carnival? Hilarious. Flemington has 6x this for Oaks Day let alone the Melbourne Cup.
https://www.flemington.com.au/racing-and-events/track-records-and-attendances

The weather doesn’t look all that good for this weekend either. Get ready for lots more spin.

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