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Tracy Harries

16th October 2018

PE Trainers Come To Party

Excellent they need they

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William Milkovitch

16th October 2018

Hyde Assumes CEO Responsibilities

Karel, the following confuses me.

If Brett Maselle's statement is false then Mr Hyde has a strong case of slander against him.

Slander = make false and damaging statements about (someone)

An advocate is by definition a person of honour and self-discipline.

Adv.Maselle, why would you go out of your way to create a bad image of Mr Hyde, in the light of comments that you may have exaggerated this scenario somewhat ?

To the Readers ....Mr.Hyde - here's your opportunity to show that Mr. Maselle is a liar and that your house is in order. Sue him surely for this damaging statement ?

I feel that Steve Reid's summation if fair.

Maybe the advocate's finely tuned skills of reporting when shortcuts are taken or due process is not followed had got up the nose's of the racing industry and their charters, rules or

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johnsweet

15th October 2018

PE Trainers Come To Party

Well done PE trainers, saved the

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Rod Mattheyse

15th October 2018

Hollywood And Gold Circle Support Horse Care

Credit where credit is due. Would R250k each not be even

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Rod Mattheyse

15th October 2018

Hyde Assumes CEO Responsibilities

I am sure that there are worse candidates but also pretty confident that they have not been born yet!!!

Maybe Steve will price

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Rod Mattheyse

15th October 2018

Yesterday’s Hero – Or Rising Star

Play big win small is a poor marketing

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Rod Mattheyse

15th October 2018

Turffontein Abandoned

What Mr Moodley failed to say is that they do gain financially when tickets taken at a tote over the counter are discarded or torn up after leg one. The punter only finds out 35 mins later , or even longer, that racing has been abanded and bets are refundable.

It’s called breakages on Phumelela’s income Statement and contributes quite significantly to that line item of profit.

The rounding down of tote payouts is another big contributor. Remember there is no rounding up only

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The Dark Duke

15th October 2018

Hyde Assumes CEO Responsibilities

BD Steele let me leave you with this thought - there have surely been stranger incumbents than your suggestion lately. Hall and Oates, Pillay and Barends. A trifecta of

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B d steele

15th October 2018

Hyde Assumes CEO Responsibilities

Maybe it’s the right time to employ someone who is credible to to most race goers ,someone like Rob Stranger.He comes across a a well rounded person with a better than average grasp in all things pertaining to racing..Breeding,track maintenance,drug testing and keeping tabs on the tote ,none would pose a problem to this all knowing candidate who is sure to spread his “muthi” to fix everything in short order.Serious considerations should be granted to this worthy

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Editor

15th October 2018

Turffontein Abandoned

If we understand you Lawrence...are you saying they should withdraw the carryover portion and pay a dividend only on the actual investment on day?
What is the

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Lawrence

15th October 2018

Turffontein Abandoned

Thanks for your comprehensive explanation. Just one final thought with incomplete exotics payouts is that carryovers should not be part of

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Editor

15th October 2018

Turffontein Abandoned

Hi Lawrence

Spoke to Vee.

He explained that the minimum two leg rule for a payout to be declared applies to all exotic bets and is legislated with the Gauteng Gambling Board.
It occurs very seldom that the Pick 6 would be paying R1 or less after two legs of the bet are run.
He says that any rule that applies is a case of swings and roundabouts - what benefits you today, doesn't necessarily work the same tomorrow.
So, whereas some punters may have found Silver God in Saturday's Pick 6 and be regretting the fact that the rule led to a refund, there are those who may not have found it - or could have gone with the field and then be in a 'loss'position.
He also pointed out that the minimum dividend indicated included the carryover on the day.
Phumelela refunded the full pool invested on Saturday and did not benefit from a takeout.

He has taken note of your suggestion, but indicates that any amendment to the tote rules would have to be vigorously researched and that the present rule was specific and clear and seemed to be working

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Lawrence

15th October 2018

Turffontein Abandoned

Thanks - look forward to Vee’s

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Sagie Moodley

15th October 2018

Yogas’ Shadow Over Cape Fillies Guineas

Dear Yoga's
Best wishes for a self made person. You deserve all the best results for your enormous effort and dedication to the sport
Look forward to saying congratulations
Sagie

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Editor

15th October 2018

Turffontein Abandoned

Okay Lawrence - there are many ways it could be structured probably- we will ask Vee Moodley for a

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Lawrence

15th October 2018

Turffontein Abandoned

Me again - surely a more logical “rule” would be to say if minimum dividend is R1 or less we go the refund route irrespective of number of legs

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Paul

15th October 2018

Hyde Assumes CEO Responsibilities

In an ideal world, I would agree the complaint ought to be dealt with prior to Mr Hyde's appointment. But it is an interim (acting) appointment only - and I assume it was thought time was of the

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Editor

15th October 2018

Turffontein Abandoned

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Owen

15th October 2018

Turffontein Abandoned

Does that apply to all centres after the first leg you get a

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