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,
I understand that there have been calls on social media for support services for license-holders who may have personal issues. In fact these services have been in place and available for a long time now.
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.
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)
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.