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Commingling Hiatus

Friday, 3rd July 2015

There will be no commingling of quaddie, first4, and quinella pools in New Zealand for at least the next two months while the TAB and Tabcorp negotiate a new deal, reports NZ Racing Desk. During the hiatus, which started on Wednesday, only New Zealand money will be bet in to the pools, significantly reducing their size. The TAB's agreement, which had been in place since 2007 expired on Tuesday and with no new deal in place a 'transitional' arrangement allowing commingling into Australian pools only on win and place betting has been established. New Zealand Racing Board wagering consultant Martin Saunders said the TAB had been caught up in the tension between Tabcorp and Sky Channel over broadcasting rights, with Racing Victoria recently signing a five-year free-to-air deal with Seven West Media. "Our suite of agreements are all linked and the rights to broadcast Victorian racing go through a lot of those agreements," Saunders said.

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