Racing writer Jonny Turner has a look at what the Budget means for racing in New Zealand.
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The big boys came to town on Tuesday night. I speak of the racing board boss, John Allen, harness racing chief Edward Rennell and thoroughbred head Bernard Saundry.
For the hardcore enthusiast they need no introduction, though not everyone in the South will be completely enamoured of a Sydney racing carnival.
The tale of the New Zealand horse-breeding industry is one that is known around the world, writes Jonny Turner.
Racing minister Winston Peters’ opening speech at this year’s Karaka sales was a turning point for many in the industry. But not the kind they wanted, writes Jonny Turner.
On Wednesday, the racing industry was heard making a chorus of celebratory clapping, high fives and back-patting, writes Jonny Turner.