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The Safi Interview – Part 2

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James Goodman chats to David Safi in part 2 of the interview, which commenced on Tuesday.

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8 comments on “The Safi Interview – Part 2

  1. Singing boy says:

    Listening to David, from an ordinary punters point of view, one cannot help wonder how far down this level of corruption and underhandedness
    extended/extends to, in terms of the overall integrity of horseracing.

    For what it’s worth Gold circle has always seemed to be making the best of available resources in terms of innovation and generally keeping racing in kzn vibrant.

    Perhaps they could incorporate Formgrids into the Tabgold website somehow and thereby offer punters an extremely useful tool.

  2. Frankie says:

    Frankie Zackey…
    Singing Boy well said…Excellent show David and James…let’s hope the industry understands David Safi a bit better now and appreciate what he’s done for our game,,if only a hanful of people could add just some value to our game,,one can just imagine how beautiful our game can really be,, like James said before ending the Show MDK and David Safi are givers and not takers,,pity James never mentioned the Oppenheimers and Slacks as well…i’m hearing now that disgracebook has been taken over by someone else now LOL 🤣🤣🤣and that certain people were not connected to disgracebook in anyway 🤣🤣🤣 what they don’t realise is that David has many many many voice recording clips…anyway like James said the past is the past and we need to move on… let’s hope we start racing soon so that we can get our racing to a dream level,,with the right people and right attitudes in place i say we can’t possibly miss,, i’m 100% behind the game i live and die for…

  3. Clinton says:

    I looked fwd to part 2, but it was more like those B grade movies on Ch 106.

    But hey Mr Frankie was mentioned on air by Mr David S. But what was the odds 1/4

  4. Graeme says:

    The interview was thought provoking. Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it. Look at what is happening now. Until the wrongdoers have come clean and they have repented, horse racing should bar them from playing any role. When it comes to givers and takers, there is not a single person on this planet that has not taken. You cant give without having taken. Very few people are genuine givers. Usually, givers are people with some sort of conscience who once were or still are takers.

  5. Anthony says:

    Formgrids is the number 1 study tool in horse racing in the world and was blocked by people that never had horse racing in the punters interest but only there pockets .Racebook is bad copy of Formgrids by people without a clue about form studying ,I can only hope that the new blood at the top opens there eyes and takes note of Formgrids and puts the punter who is the life of the sport first .

  6. Cameron James says:

    My prima facie view of Mr .Safi shows him to be a really passionate person for the game, like most of us on this platform. He speaks with such passion and willingness to assist the everyday punter and his actions to offer Formgrids as a free punting tool only serves to confirm this initial assessment of the man. From his interview with Mr. Goodman I can safely say the game has an element of underhandedness associated with it, which naively i never wanted to believe.

    Whats really sad is that the egos of a certain few have contributed to the sad state of the game today. People have spoken highly of Formgrids and if this tool was helping create more winners then by all means why not develop the product to assist the punter. It should make no difference to the operator as its revenue is based on turnover and not the punter winning or losing. If anything it would show the operator trying to be proactive in getting the game back to where it should, bigger pools, which meant more stakes money.

    The lifeblood of the game is the punter because without them, there’s no stake money. If punters are winning more consistently, Im certain they’ll come back everyday. For racing to thrive once again the parties that run horse racing need to understand their client base. Right now the industry has no clue
    what their clientele want. Carry out a survey for gods sake to ask the punter what he or she would like for horse racing to be a more attractive form of gambling AND ENTERTAINMENT.

    This character Larry Wainstein seems to have caused a lot of division in the industry but we must remember the majority of the industry allowed this to happen. We must never allow a person to wield so much control ever again. Ditto Markus Jooste. No ones bigger than the game! We should never forget or allow that.

    Mr. Safi, I applaud you sir for trying to achieve what you set out to do with the best of intentions. i have to remind you though you have lost the better part of 17 years of your life. Theres one thing you cant buy is time, neither can you get it back. To be critical, in hindsight, you should have patented your product because this is business but then again where have principal,values ad morals gone too?

    The time for transparency has come from all the relevant people in the industry, trainers and jockeys included. They need to be more approachable and consumer friendly.

    Cecil if you reading, Do It Again looks great value at 12.5 / 1. Please leave some of that for us.



  7. Cecil Pienaar says:

    Hello C J, nice to have you back posting, must be July time. Geez agree, this must be a sign

    Last night I took a small 2500/200 with HWbets on DIA for now. I even copied Mr Ed with a mail…. 🐴

    History being made last day in July 👍

    Agree, Mr Safi sounds like a true Racing (good) man, although I am not familiar with Formgids. Small punter as you see above, but with my 50 odd days savings will wager more on DIA as soon as racing starts…

    Stay Safe

  8. Cameron James says:

    Good luck Cecil. DIA has a lot going for him as he arrived early in Dbn. Whats the odds of Anton Marcus riding him in the July. I believe he’s been working Justins string very often during this lockdown.

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