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Racing NSW trying more underhanded tactics

If ever there was a body that needs to be held accountable for its incompetence in trying to fight legal battles, it is Racing NSW. Take a look at this shambles.

Sneaky Changes to Race Field Conditions

Seriously, V'Landys, if you ever get a job again in the industry after this (assuming the NSW govt have the balls to boot you when it all comes crashing down in November), we are all doomed.

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  1. V'Landys is obviously geting the green light from the board for all of this. They have to go too. And they better not be replaced by the Messara/Jones breeders bloc.

    They want to the AJC & STC to merge to save costs. I say get rid of Racing NSW and bring back AJC as the principle club. That'll save costs

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  2. The Victorian model works well, with a body above the individual clubs. Harness racing in NSW seemed to suffer when Harold Park and V'Landys ruled the roost because it was all about HP. The Vic model is propped up by pokies money but the government is very involved in direction - there's none of that in NSW. A clean sweep of all the old crusties in charge sounds good, but who else who take up the job? They need someone from outside racing, a wise business head with an interest in racing, but not a blinkered view.

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