Racing the winner πŸ‘

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Racing the winner πŸ‘

4 years 3 months ago
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SUBJECT: Racing keeps on winning despite many challenges
DATE: Saturday 21 March 2020

RELEASED BY: Phumelela Gaming





It never rains but it pours, they say.

Well, very seldom has this saying been more true, than looking at today’s race meetings at Turffontein and Durbanville.

With racing now taking place behind closed door due to the coronavirus pandemic, air travel officially discouraged, and even owners and trainers restricted or even banned from attending race days, it is becoming increasingly difficult to stage race meetings successfully.

And when a Highveld thunderstorm is added to the fray, most would throw in the towel.

But not the racing fraternity. And most definitely not Phumelela’s Racing Executive Patrick Davis.

Despite all these challenges, two highly successful meetings were concluded at Durbanville and Turffontein today.

β€œWe got through a very challenging raceday at Turffontein today,” said Davis this evening.

β€œNot only did we have to deal with the Coronavirus measures, but the weather too - with two lengthy delays on account of lightning over the Turffontein course.

β€œBut the entire racing team, as well as the officials from the National Horseracing Authority, all the other participants notably trainers, stable staff, jockeys and all the on-course staff, pulled together and showed great patience, professionalism and teamwork to complete the race meeting.

β€œWe even had to turn lights on at Turffontein to complete the meeting and concluded all the races successfully.”

Davis added that the team at TellyTrack also deserve special mention for ensuring that the racemeetings at Durbanville and Turffontein were broadcast to an international audience on numerous continents despite the challenges.

β€œAll the teams at Durbanville and Turffontein kept the show on the road today and for that they deserve applause from the entire racing community,” Davis concluded.

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Re: Racing the winner πŸ‘

4 years 3 months ago
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Well done guys.

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Re: Racing the winner πŸ‘

4 years 3 months ago
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Commendable effort, well done. Racing was enjoyable. I really enjoyed the less talking more racing approach.

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Re: Racing the winner πŸ‘

4 years 3 months ago
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.......very long day....thankfully they had the lights to finish it.....:P

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Re: Re:Racing the winner πŸ‘

4 years 3 months ago
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Just a matter of time. No sport of any sort including horseracing. Not even ghost meetings. Brace ourselves.


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Re: Racing the winner πŸ‘

4 years 3 months ago
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Horse Racing in SA keeping us sane! Keep going gents

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Re: Racing the winner πŸ‘

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Thankfully it's business as normal in Oz, NZ, Ireland ,HK,Singapore and more where we are still able to see pictures and have a bet .
The powers that be ought to offer more bets like Trifectas, Quartets, Jackpots on all the races from abroad and not just the Win/ Place/Exacta bets please .

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Re: Racing the winner πŸ‘

4 years 3 months ago
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Yip racing the winner Dave maybe at the expense of human life in my opinion.
Oz,NZ,Ireland,HK,Singapore and USA all first world countries and how do we expect some citizens in this country to afford masks,gloves and sanitizers when they battle to feed their own families.
Our health care is also not the best for people without medical aid so if this pandemic hits us hard plenty will perish.
We racing just to keep this industry alive as it's been corrupted so badly that if we can't race for a few months the operators will go out of business.
Money means nothing if you not on this world to use it,so safety first.

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Re: Racing the winner πŸ‘

4 years 3 months ago
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Hi Durbs, there would also never be racing again, hence the reason why we are still racing

This pandemic could last for a year or longer.... Lets just keep our fingers crossed

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Re: Racing the winner πŸ‘

4 years 3 months ago
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Exactly what I'm saying Bob,we should not be racing in a third world country like ours as we just don't have enough money to do things 100% properly.
Just one cross infection could lead to hundreds if not thousands of lives lost.
I understand what you saying cause if racing never starts again a lot of people would be without jobs.
The only ones who would probably have extra cash in their pockets if SA racing ceased to go ahead would be the owners and punters.

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durbs wrote: Yip racing the winner Dave maybe at the expense of human life in my opinion.
Oz,NZ,Ireland,HK,Singapore and USA all first world countries and how do we expect some citizens in this country to afford masks,gloves and sanitizers when they battle to feed their own families.
Our health care is also not the best for people without medical aid so if this pandemic hits us hard plenty will perish.
We racing just to keep this industry alive as it's been corrupted so badly that if we can't race for a few months the operators will go out of business.
Money means nothing if you not on this world to use it,so safety first.

...neither does surviving this pandemic and not having money thereafter. Imagine a south african with 60% plus unemployment. One has to find a fine balance.

Countries like Taiwan and South Korea has had minimal infections by observing the restrictions I.e. sanitizing and social distancing.

If we all can do this, we can limit the damage AND still have an economy to come back to.

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Re: Racing the winner πŸ‘

4 years 3 months ago - 4 years 3 months ago
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Countries like Taiwan and South Korea has had minimal infections by observing the restrictions I.e. sanitizing and social distancing.

Do you know how much face masks have gone up in this country?
50 used to cost R150 and now they are R850.
It's a disgrace how some companies are even trying to profit from the people when we have such a serious situation on our hands.
And as for social distancing,the majority of our workforce use minibus taxis to get to work and you know how over crowded they are.
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