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25th Jan 2020
Stakes & Turnovers – More Questions, Than Questions!
Mr Goodman may be on to something here. I am pretty sure that the rest of South Africa subsidises the Western Cape. Let me challenge Mr Davis to disprove this belief by laying the numbers open for inspection. What are you
Hawwaam Draws Gate 12
Don't write off Hawaam....this is his
Cape Town – Here We Come!
It seems that the jockeys and trainers in Cape Town are very confused Beatle by the number of meetings held there. They also need a census conducted to show them how many horses they have in their stables. Apparently the race programmers have been programming races for horses that do not exist. Watch this space as I think I just saw some fairies running across my front
NHA SGM Minutes
Thank you Twin Farrell.
Here is some more.
Assuming for purposes of debate that the resolutions passed at the NHA SGM were valid (which they were not), the NHA management has, in a wrongful and flagitious manner, amended the NHA Constitution.
As will be seen from what is set out below, the NHA has made changes to Constitution without authority to do so by the members of the NHA.
Below is Clause 15 of the Constitution. The areas which are shown with a /# (word the inserted) # are the new additions to the Constitution and the words immediately preceding them are the old words.
The wording of clause 15.4.5 is a new addition.
15. APPOINTMENT OF NATIONAL BOARD DIRECTORS
15.1 Subject to the transitional provisions set out in clause 15.6 below, there shall be a maximum
of nine / #twelve# NATIONAL BOARD DIRECTORS, seven /# ten# of whom who shall be
appointed by the NOMINATIONS COMMITTEE in the manner set out below.
15.1.1 Five /#Seven# persons who are MEMBERS in good standing but are neither TRAINERS,
ASSISTANT TRAINERS, STABLE EMPLOYEES, JOCKEYS nor APPRENTICE
JOCKEYS (excluded positions); and
15.1.2 Two /#Three/ independent persons who for a period of at least 3 years prior to their
appointment, did not hold any excluded positions, were not licenced or employed by the
NHA in any capacity, did not breed horses and/or did not hold any office or interest in
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Ashley Parker Joins NHA Board
Dear Dr Parker,
I am sure that by now you would have read or heard about my comments in the Sporting Post regarding the NHA SGM held on 15 January 2020.
The bottom line is that the resolutions passed at the SGM are invalid and void.
You were appointed a director of the National Board of the NHA by the Nominations Committee pursuant to the invalid and ineffectual resolutions passed at the SGM.
I ask you to acknowledge that your appointment by the Nominations Committee is invalid by resigning your position without delay.
Your resignation will make a huge difference to horse racing. By resigning, you will be showing everyone that you will not sit unlawfully. You will be putting horse racing first.
121 New Horses For Mauritius
Glen eitger they get a horse or they're put
Huge fields again in the Cape for this Saturday , Cape season
Hawwaam – Aussie Rules Change Plans
Will have to start running now to beat either of Vardy and Rainbow
24th Jan 2020
The abomination of the notice in the Tote stuck, doubtless with Prestik, is indicative of the malaise that has befallen the Tote for years. This utter disregard of punters' welfare is an indictment on the cluekezs suits in the corridors of power. 'They' can swan around at prestige events with their mealy-mouthed claptrap whilst handing out trophies but to plan to kick butt in the squalid Totes is way below their presumed station in life. I am incensed by this dereliction of duty and would put all of them in stocks if I had my way. As for the untrained staff who are, with respect, clueless with whom does the Buck stop there. The notice in the Tote window should be prominently displayed in forthcoming racecards to highlight the mediocrity to which this noble sport has
Sorry typo, Mr Lensley...
Good news story.
Like Rian, I hope next year this time we read you have runners (at least) on Met
We are all farts.MDK knows what he has. Hawaam is a proper horse. If MDK is clueless, i doubt the horses owner is an ass as well..
Mr Lenslie, geez this is a brave decision, Big move. I genuinely hope you fill all those boxes with good horses.
I look fwd to another SP article soon when you lead in win your 1st winner in
Snaith Star Back On Track
Justin Snaith DONE IT AGAIN. How could you run a horse in a Grade 1 that is 50/50 due tick fever? Let DIA recover fully and prep him for the Durban season. DIA who is lightly raced and already has proven himself by accumulating over 8 bar in stakes, is no mean feat. We all wait in anticipation to see DIA make history by winning the July for a third time in
I do not know if you have picked this one up.
stipulation 15.4.6 of the Con directs that subject to the interim arrangement set out in clause 15.6 below, a person shall be appointed as a National Board Director for a three year term, whereafter he shall resign at the close of the applicable AGM but such person shall be eligible to be re-appointed should the noms committee so decide.
On my reading Mr Truter cannot remain as a National Board Director and should have gone home after the AGM or stayed at the SGM as a member of the national horse racing
Hawaam will win the sun met the race in the Queens plate didn’t suit him everything went wrong Anton Marcus the jockey that selects his mounts has stuck with hawaam through many rides because of course Marcus the professional he is knows a top horse the distance and with the one run hawaam had in the cape now this horse should win I say 1.5 lengths minimum DONT judge this horse on his last run this horse is a superstar in the
Always happy to be set straight.
In any event, as you state in following comment, thr Meeting is of no effect given the position of the Chair.
Keep up the struggle!
James yes, you just about right but the Big Boss Chris is always there, watching ,listening and always checking over the horses just about every race meeting , and he knows them inside out..
I think we may be missing each other. The NHA minutes record the amount of proxies and what they may have stated. The proxies were not used in the vote. As an example some members may not have been present and therefore the proxy could not be exercised. Another example is that the person given the proxy may not have voted in terms of the proxy given or at all. The proxies are meaningless unless and until exercised. Also, Mr Truter at the time of the NHA SGM was not chairman of the NHA so any proxies of the votes could not be used by him. Moreover, the members alleging that they are directors of the NHA did not vote at all.
The minutes show that the vote did not take into account all the proxies. This is an absolute requirements. Below is what is recorded in the minutes regarding the vote. Only 8 members voted and no proxies were included.
"The Chairman asked whether the Members present wished to cast their votes by a show of hands. The Members agreed to cast their vote by way of a show of hands.The following were the results of the votes from the Members present at the meeting, excluding the National Board."I hope the above clarifies the
I agree fully that NHRA must be held accountable but fail to understand the basis of concern here. Is there a genuine problem or are we looking to find issues - goodness knows there are real issues aplenty (same as with Rowlett/Kalmanson)?
Always happy to be put
An authoritarian and dictatorial attitude prevails
'No stars in my eyes!' - Kimberley Champion
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We are betting on a big one...
All set for the big one
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