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On-Course Wagering

Good to see that the TAB and the Codes have managed to reach a compromise over the use of manned tote services on course. As might be expected, things won’t be returning to the status quo of a few months ago,
Pete Cook | 30/7/2020

Junior Champs

It seems an age ago now when the announcement was made that there would be no Junior Drivers Championships this year, due to the pandemic and the likely travel restrictions.
Pete Cook | 17/7/2020


Boy, there sure are some interesting happenings in the Industry at the moment. Clubs and tracks that were basically written off under the rationalisation have been give lifelines, others that can boast successful records have been cast aside.
Pete Cook | 9/7/2020

Preliminary Meeting Notice

Following the end of lockdown, the Canterbury Branch of the Trainers & Drivers Assn. has planned to host a meeting of license-holders and HRNZ officials, including the new Interim CEO, Phil Holden.
Pete Cook | 4/7/2020

Better Late Than Never?

The revitalisation of New Zealand racing has taken a significant step forward following the passing of the Racing Industry Bill following its third and final reading today at Parliament. Racing Industry Transition Agency (RITA) Executive Chair Dean McKenzie said the Bill, which transfers racing administration functions to the racing codes and establishes TAB New Zealand (NZ)
Pete Cook | 26/6/2020

A Certain Irony

As part of the current slash and burn cost-cutting measures, the TAB has chosen to close my local branch in the Barrington Mall in Christchurch.
Pete Cook | 12/6/2020

Poor Decisions – Déjà Vu?

First of all, it was great to have harness racing back in business last week, and it was obvious by the mood, and the looks on the faces of the participants, that the passion was still there.
Pete Cook | 4/6/2020

Back Into It

There’s no question that the whole World is going to look back at the year 2020 and shake their heads in disbelief. Whether what has happened is a one off, or something we’ll have to get used to in the future, no-one knows.
Pete Cook | 28/5/2020
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