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JessK

17th July 2018

Grooms – NHA To Act

Finally, the silence has been broken !
Even though Rian du Plessis has claimed in the past that the NHA has no jurisdiction over him (them), the NHA should proceed on this pledge and do the right thing and institute steps to ensure that the funding is forthcoming from the Horseracing Trust which holds around 35% of the Phumelela shares for this very purpose (amongst others in relation to development, education and

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Animal Love

17th July 2018

Grooms – NHA To Act

It is a brilliant idea to have grooms registered by the NHRA. They must be treated as equals to all other registered members. They must have the same voting rights as every other member. The NHRA must not discriminate.

With grooms being the largest employed grouping in horse racing, they can use their group voting power to change the rules and the constitution. Best yet with such a voting block they can remove the directors of the NHRA.

Another well thought out plan by the NHRA. I predict that this is just all talk and has arisen because the grooms have been protesting. Giving grooms rights has been on the agenda of the NHRA for years and nothing meaningful has been done. They introduced rule 12 a few years ago. They could have done more. They did

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CWC

16th July 2018

Grooms – NHA To Act

What happened to

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My Frankel

16th July 2018

Grooms – NHA To Act

Grooms are the only stakeholders who are currently not registered with the NHRA. Huh!!

What about?

1. Punters
2. Veterinarians
3. Farriers
4. Horse Physiotherapists
5. Transporters
6. Bookmakers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
7. Sponsors

I am sure there are many more stakeholders that I have not mentioned.

Now that the shoe is pinching for the employment and gambling business of horseracing, the NHRA acts. The NHRA is so short sighted that it cannot see that what it is doing is opening the flood gates for every stakeholder to force its hand at one time or another in the future.

If grooms are going to receive recognition so should the people mentioned above.

A note to myself: Ask the NHRA if they will allow all Phumelela and Gold Circle employees to be registered with the NHRA. The answer should be that they should be registered as they are no different to the grooms. They are employees in the horse racing business.

At least we know that press releases from the NHRA are to be treated with circumspection. Is this press release for the grooms or government or the Tote?

For one representative body to act for all grooms will never work. The NHRA cannot dictate to the grooms to which body they should belong. It is like the NHRA saying that it will not deal with owners unless they are members of Gold Circle or the Racing

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Editor

16th July 2018

Joey’s Oaks Stranglehold

Try contact JR on his

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Judith

16th July 2018

Joey’s Oaks Stranglehold

I would love to visit Joey's stables - can I? As a member of the public? Are there procedures I have to go through to be allowed access? If I decided to buy into this racing world, Mr Ramsden would be one of my first choices as a

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Mahen hurday

16th July 2018

David & Perdrau Part Company

D.David still among the best jockey for

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Dennis

16th July 2018

Grant van Niekerk – ‘I Had No Choice’

All after race

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WILLIAM MILKOVITCH

15th July 2018

July Day PA Survival Guide

Sir, when "you chuck a dog a bone'' you don't want to know how it tastes.

You appear to have expenses tastes Small Punter

Have a lovely

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karel

15th July 2018

Durban July Equine Specimens Mystery

can you be more specific?
stolen when? films of what?
it really doesn't help being vague in your

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Priscilla

15th July 2018

Life In An Ideal World!

Wow! Fantastic! Congrats! So all the hard work has paid off. So happy for you guys. I would say You are on a role but I'd rather say you are on a gallop! Well done not just to you both but your jockey and trainers etc. Well

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Ian Jayes

15th July 2018

Durban July Equine Specimens Mystery

Samples have been stolen from the NHA offices in the past and films have

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Small Punter

15th July 2018

July Day PA Survival Guide

R9300 down on two bets. Should qualify as a Tellytrack

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Adrian

15th July 2018

Van Niekerk’s Going Away Gift

Grant is a top jockey who will represent this country with distinction in Hong

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Small Punter

15th July 2018

July Day PA Survival Guide

Nice way to toss three grand down the

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Etienne

15th July 2018

Mayfair Speculators Gr1 Winner Offered

Please note the sale is now at Durbanville

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Editor

14th July 2018

Newsflash: Scottsville Sunday – Clarity

Postponed to Wednesday

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Chris Swart

14th July 2018

Van Niekerk’s Going Away Gift

Storm Cat very unlucky there John

Tale of the Cat by Storm Cat mare kinbred Storm Bird x Gold Digger x Flaming Page x Gold Digger x Flaming Page x Pocahontas to a stallion kinbred Gold Digger x Never Bend x Roberto x Victoria Star x Flaming Page x Regal Gleam x Red God x Kerala

It's not Storm Cat that's a bad stallion at all

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Editor

14th July 2018

Newsflash: Scottsville Sunday – Clarity

But its carded for

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Sunil

14th July 2018

Newsflash: Scottsville Sunday – Clarity

Why not confirm Greyville for

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