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2 weeks 3 days ago #783763 by Dave Scott
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SUBJECT: Racing keeps on winning despite many challenges
DATE: Saturday 21 March 2020

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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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2 weeks 3 days ago #783764 by Lionel
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Well done guys.

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2 weeks 3 days ago #783766 by Thor
Commendable effort, well done. Racing was enjoyable. I really enjoyed the less talking more racing approach.

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2 weeks 3 days ago #783770 by Muhtiman
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.......very long day....thankfully they had the lights to finish it.....:P

My idea of "help from above" is a sniper on the roof
and a higher power is a hell fire missile armed drone.

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2 weeks 3 days ago #783772 by Mac
Just a matter of time. No sport of any sort including horseracing. Not even ghost meetings. Brace ourselves.


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2 weeks 3 days ago #783773 by Gazza
Horse Racing in SA keeping us sane! Keep going gents

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2 weeks 3 days ago #783782 by mikesack
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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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2 weeks 3 days ago #783804 by durbs
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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2 weeks 2 days ago #783807 by Bob Brogan
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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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2 weeks 2 days ago #783811 by durbs
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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2 weeks 2 days ago #783812 by Lionel
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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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2 weeks 2 days ago - 2 weeks 2 days ago #783814 by durbs
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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2 weeks 2 days ago #783817 by Lionel
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@ Durbs, I agree that those are challenges that needs addressing.

Just don't throw the baby out with the dirty bath water.
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2 weeks 2 days ago - 2 weeks 2 days ago #783818 by mr hawaii
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durbs wrote: 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.


I think I would far rather be a groom trainer jock etc than a teller in a supermarket or a Doctor or any type of worker at say Dischem(should they also close?) - Also I think FACTS should be used - Most deaths are older people(i'm just in the % that should be worried) Most grooms and jockeys are under 50 - I really don't care if we race or not BUT I do know that there are plenty of families praying that Racing continues - In South Africa we are in a very unique position in that barring KZN the rest of the country races mostly to empty tracks except on some feature days - We need balance and no panic and FACTS - Fact is most people that get this virus don't die - Unfortunately older people like myself and those born before 1970 might die if we contract it - But when kids start dying of starvation because their parents are not allowed to work then that's just stupid

We should also consider that not all people are responsible - If you are told not to come towork for a monthdoyou really think everyone's just going to sit at home waiting...The Devil finds work for Idle hands if you follow that path

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2 weeks 2 days ago #783820 by Bob Brogan
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Lionel wrote:

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.


I would take with a pinch of Salt what Taiwan, China and Korea say

Italy have one of the best health services in the world, and reported 800 deaths yesterday (1 day)

And they have been in lock down for over a month

The UK are looking like they are going to be hit just as bad (ahead of Italy at same period)

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2 weeks 2 days ago #783823 by Lionel
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I wouldn't trust anything that comes out of China...period.

I have colleagues in Taiwan...they're coping well.

Italy ignored the warnings, and didn't start treating people until the symptoms became severe. By then the situation was out of control and people were sent home to die. Which they did/do.

We are responding in the right way...closing down schools etc early, before it's out of control. In the hope of flattening the curve...which Italy didn't.

No matter how good your health system is, it does have it's limits. And once those limits are breached, the results are catastrophic.

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2 weeks 2 days ago #783825 by mr hawaii
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www.telegraph.co.uk/global-health/scienc...patients-died-italy/


According to Prof Walter Ricciardi, scientific adviser to Italy’s minister of health, the country’s mortality rate is far higher due to demographics - the nation has the second oldest population worldwide - and the manner in which hospitals record deaths.

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But there are other factors that may have contributed to Italy’s fatality rates, experts say. This includes a high rate of smoking and pollution - the majority of deaths have been in the northern region Lombardy region, which is notorious for poor air quality.

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2 weeks 2 days ago #783826 by durbs
I have family in Udine NE Italy and my cousin was telling me that before the lock down they where told to stay at home and only go out if really necessary.
One day he had to go somewhere and he passed a small town and he said the bars where full of people.They didn't listen and look what happened.
The grocery shop in my little town are only letting 3 people in at a time now.
We must take note of their mistakes and not let it happen here.

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2 weeks 2 days ago #783827 by Mac
Durbs, an auntie of mine lives in a village, Savogna, close to Udine. All 84yo she said she is fine and when am I visiting her. :-).

God bless your fam.


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2 weeks 2 days ago #783828 by durbs

Mac wrote: Durbs, an auntie of mine lives in a village, Savogna, close to Udine. All 84yo she said she is fine and when am I visiting her. :-).

God bless your fam.


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Ya Savogna d'Isonzo close to Gorizia near the Slovenian border.
No positives in my town but one person got it in a town about 5km away.

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