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Offline PoisonPen7

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O.P. « 2017-Dec-20, 10:48 PM »
A thread to relate racing news coming out of the mother state   :biggrin:

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« 2017-Dec-20, 10:51 PM Reply #1 »
I thought this one was interesting - if for nothing else other than the exclusion of Victorian races  :what:

Schweppes Sydney Cup Bonuses To Attract More Stayers To Autumn Carnival

The Australian Turf Club has introduced an incentive for owners and trainers to enhance participation in the $2 million Schweppes Sydney Cup at Royal Randwick on Saturday 14 April, 2018.

Owners and trainers who prepare the winner or placegetters in several key staying races across Australia and New Zealand will be eligible for the Schweppes Sydney Cup Bonus.

Owners will receive a total $100,000 bonus and the trainer a total $50,000 bonus if their horse goes on to win or place in the 2018 Schweppes Sydney Cup after having won or placed in these designated staying races:

- The Metropolitan at Royal Randwick on Saturday 30 September, 2017;
- The Perth Cup at Ascot on 1 January, 2018;
- The Auckland Cup at Ellerslie in New Zealand on Saturday 10 March 2018;
- The Adelaide Cup at Morphettville on Monday 12 March, 2018.
- NE Manion Cup at Rosehill Gardens on Saturday 24 March 2018.

Australian Turf Club Chairman Laurie Macri said the initiative is part of the Club’s continued investment in staying races with an aim to attract high quality local and international stayers to the $2 million Schweppes Sydney Cup run over the famous two miles.

“The Schweppes Sydney Cup is recognised as a race that welcomes stayers from many pathways across the nation and the ATC is committed to continually raising its profile,’’ Mr Macri said.

“We want to promote this $2 million race as one which features a contest between in form horses from around Australia as well as internationally, and acts as the staying championship of the Sydney Autumn Carnival.”


http://www.racingnsw.com.au/news/announcements/schweppes-sydney-cup-bonuses-to-attract-more-stayers-to-autumn-carnival/

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« 2018-Jan-01, 06:31 PM Reply #2 »
Another snout in the trough George Sourris to be paid $63K as a Board member of RacingNSW on top of his parliamentary pension.

That's quite a bit more than his poor cousins in QLD get for showing up at monthly RQ board meetings.

 http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/former-minister-george-souris-appointed-to-racing-nsw-board-20171219-h07998.html



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« 2018-Jan-01, 06:40 PM Reply #3 »
Another snout in the trough George Sourris to be paid $63K as a Board member of RacingNSW on top of his parliamentary pension.

That's quite a bit more than his poor cousins in QLD get for showing up at monthly RQ board meetings.

 http://www.smh.com.au/nsw/former-minister-george-souris-appointed-to-racing-nsw-board-20171219-h07998.html



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Couldn't agree more. The politicization of racing is the last thing we need in this state.

He was a mediocre politician for years and years. No merit in this appointment at all. He'll just sit there and contribute nothing and collect far more money than he could ever need while people in the rural areas he was supposed to represent find their own standards of living falling emthdown

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« 2018-Jan-03, 05:45 PM Reply #4 »


This news makes one sick -- no former ministers should be on this board.

............... especially after the wily one has been pushing my claims and has not succeeded.

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« 2018-Jan-03, 07:13 PM Reply #5 »
Gee I don't even know the bloke Mair. However I do know that he is a far superior appointment than you after reading the trash you regurgitate.

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« 2018-Jan-03, 07:16 PM Reply #6 »


Thanks for the vote of confidence gunner.

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« 2018-Jan-03, 08:23 PM Reply #7 »
Licensed Trainer John Sprague Disqualified For 12 Months

Racing NSW Stewards today conducted an inquiry into the Analysts’ findings of cobalt at a concentration above the level excepted in AR178C(1) in a pre-race urine sample taken from Saint Denis prior to the gelding being placed third in Race 3 - Maiden Handicap conducted at Tuncurry Racecourse on 29 October 2017.

Cobalt was certified at the following levels:-

National Measurement Institute   30/11/2017   185 ug/L
Racing Analytical Services Limited   15/12/2017   177 ug/L

Evidence was today taken from trainer of Saint Denis, John Sprague, who also represented the interests of the owners, Racing NSW Official Veterinarian Dr Tania Selig and ARFL Science Manager Dr Adam Cawley.

Mr Sprague was found guilty of a charge under AR178 of having brought Saint Denis to Tuncurry Racecourse for the purposes of the gelding engaging in a race when a prohibited substance was detected in a pre-race sample.

Mr Sprague was disqualified from racing for a period of 12 months to commence immediately and to expire on 3 January 2019 on which day he may re-apply for a licence. In considering penalty, Stewards took into account Mr Sprague’s unblemished record in 25 years of training and 40 years’ involvement in the industry. Under the provisions of AR196(6)(a) the commencement of the penalty was deferred for seven days, however, Mr Sprague may not start a horse in any race during that period.

Under the powers of AR177, Saint Denis was disqualified from its 3rd placing in Race 3, the Maiden Handicap conducted at Tuncurry on 29 October 2017 and the placings were amended as follows:-

1st - Count Appeal
2nd - Justaway (NZ)
3rd -   Golden Words
4th - The Iceman
5th - If By Chance (NZ)

Mr Sprague and the owners of Saint Denis were advised of their rights of appeal.

Relevant Rules
AR178 - Subject to AR 178G, when any horse that has been brought to a racecourse for the purpose of engaging in a race and a prohibited substance is detected in any sample taken from it prior to or following its running in any race, the trainer and any other person who was in charge of such horse at any relevant time may be penalised.

AR 178C. (1) The following prohibited substances when present at or below the concentrations respectively set out are excepted from the provisions of AR 178B and
AR 178H:-

(l) Cobalt at a mass concentration of 100 micrograms per litre in urine or 25 micrograms per litre in plasma.

The analysis establishes the offence but you wonder what caused  this positive....when the trainer has an unblemished record of 25 years you would think there has to be an explanation.......other than he hit the horse which in all probability would be flat out earning its keep.........my guess is there'll be more to come.

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« 2018-Feb-27, 09:11 AM Reply #8 »
Trainer Liam Birchley – Show Cause Notice

On Friday, 23 February 2018, Racing NSW Stewards were provided with a brief of evidence from Racing Victoria Limited (RVL) in respect to the Lovani inquiry.

In particular, the brief contains the evidence RVL will rely upon in respect to a charge issued against licensed Queensland trainer Mr Liam Birchley under AR175(a), which particularises that on 3 November 2011, 6 November 2012 and 3 November 2015, he engaged in a practice that was dishonest, corrupt or fraudulent, improper or dishonourable, in that he was a party to the administration of alkalinising agents and/or medications to a horse or horses on a raceday.

Having regard to the brief of evidence and the responsibility of Racing NSW to protect the image, interests and integrity of racing, Racing NSW Stewards have required Mr Birchley to show cause as to why the provisions of AR50 should not be invoked against him in respect of declining to receive or reject the nominations of horses trained by Mr Birchley for races in New South Wales.

AR50. All nominations and entries are subject to approval, and the Committee of any Club, or the Stewards, may decline to receive, or at any time after having received, reject any nomination or entry without giving any reason for so doing. If any nomination or entry be rejected under this Rule, the fees paid in respect thereof shall be refunded.

Mr Birchley has indicated to Racing NSW Stewards that he will provide submissions in response to the show cause notice shortly, at which time Stewards shall give full consideration to the matter.

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« 2018-Feb-28, 08:07 AM Reply #9 »
Stewards Statement: Show Cause Trainer Mr Liam Birchley – AR50

Racing NSW Stewards today received written submissions from Mr Travis Shultz, solicitor for trainer Mr Liam Birchley, in response to a show cause notice issued to Mr Birchley on 26 February 2018.

Mr Birchley was requested to show cause as to why Racing NSW Stewards should not invoke the provisions of AR50 to decline to receive or reject the nominations in NSW of horses trained by Mr Birchley, following a charge under AR175(a) being issued by Racing Victoria Limited.

Racing NSW Stewards have carefully considered the written submissions made on behalf of Mr Birchley and the brief of evidence provided by RVL in respect to the Lovani investigation.

Racing NSW Stewards are currently not comfortably satisfied that they should not invoke the provisions of AR50 to decline to receive or reject the nominations in NSW of horses trained by Mr Birchley, pending the determination of the charge under AR175(a) issued against him by Racing Victoria Limited.

In this respect, Racing NSW Stewards are of the opinion that permitting horses trained by Mr Birchley to be nominated and race in NSW prior to the charge being determined by the Victorian authorities would pose an unacceptable risk to, prejudice or undermine the image, interests and integrity of racing in NSW.

Mr Birchley, through his solicitor Mr Travis Shultz, has requested the opportunity to present his submissions in person and arrangements are currently being made for that to take place.

However, in the interim, Racing NSW Stewards acting under the provisions of AR50 decline to receive and/or reject the nomination of horses trained by Mr Birchley.ENDS

Meanwhile Crack Me Up has been transferred to Bjorn Baker presumably it will be allowed to race in NSW following the stable transfer.

It was only a few days ago that Birchley said he had not been provided with the brief of evidence...since then it must have turned up how else could  his solicitor make his submissions .......the stewards statement doesn't do anything more than state their conclusions without elaborating on what was in the so called brief of evidence all we know is the text messages and that's most likely all the stewards had to go on.

In another report RV is stated as being inclined to entertain plea bargaining with the trainers who plead guilty in order to avoid a repeat of the costly cobalt debacle.


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« 2018-Feb-28, 08:41 AM Reply #10 »
Birchley lawyer hits out at NSW noms ban
Brad Bishop@bradbishop12   27 February, 2018
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Racing NSW stewards' decision to ban Liam Birchley from nominating horses to race in New South Wales has been described as 'extremely disappointing and grossly unfair' by his lawyer.

In a statement issued to the media, Travis Schultz, principal of Travis Schultz Law, said this week's decision denied Birchley the presumption of innocence.

Birchley is one of the trainers embroiled in Racing Victoria's ongoing Aquanita enquiry, having been issued three charges that will be heard by the RAD Board from late next month.

Birchley has pleaded not guilty.

"My client accepts that it is the responsibility of Racing New South Wales to protect the image, interests and integrity of racing, however, as we are vigorously defending the charges, it is unfair to take an approach that will cause irreparable damage to his training business in the interim," Schultz said.

"There is little or no risk to the image and integrity of racing through permitting my client to continue to nominate horses in New South Wales.

"My client has never been alleged to have been guilty of any breach of the rules of racing in that state and we note that he has, in fact, throughout his long career has never been charged with any race day treatment of a horse under his care. His record in that regard is unblemished.

"We commend Racing Queensland for their fair and balanced approach to the situation and it is disappointing we did not achieve a similar outcome in New South Wales, however, Mr Birchley and his team of more than 20 staff remain focussed on servicing LB Racing's clients in line with the high standards they have become known for."

Brisbane-based Birchley is free to continue training in Queensland, while Racing Victoria issued the trainer a show-cause notice but elected to take no further action after he agreed to not nominate any horses in Victoria until the case is heard.

In light of Racing NSW's decision, Birchley has made arrangements to transfer his Group 2 Villiers Stakes winner Crack Me Up - who has been entered for Saturday's Liverpool City Cup at Randwick - to a Sydney trainer while any appeal process is undertaken.

"My client is proud of his untarnished history as a thoroughbred trainer in Queensland and looks forward to the opportunity to clear his name when the hearing commences on 28 April,"

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« 2018-Feb-28, 11:46 PM Reply #11 »
The point should be made that he agreed to the Victorian stewards to not run his horses in that state so it is a bit rich for his lawyer to criticize NSW stewards for doing exactly the same thing.

FWIW I actually agree with his lawyer in that he should be able to race his horses anywhere until found guilty.

But by agreeing to the Victorian steward's request in the first instance he effectively wrote the rule book and the NSW Stewards are well within their rights to do the same as their Victorian counterparts.

Bjorn Baker is the new trainer of Crack Me Up.

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« 2018-Mar-19, 09:27 AM Reply #12 »
NSW stewards decision on AR50 stops Birchley from nominating horses in NSW but those same stewards allow Crack Me Up to race after being nominated by Birchley or his agent for this race in NSW after being transferred to Bjorn Baker on the Thursday before the race....  this means effectively that  NSW stewards were in breach of the rules themselves...it would be interesting if the owners of the horses beaten by Crack Me Up took legal advice on their prospects of having the result overturned & prizemoney redistributed....more Red faces.

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« 2018-Jun-07, 06:40 PM Reply #13 »
Nominations By Licensed Trainer Ben Currie Declined

On 30 May 2018, Racing NSW Stewards issued licensed Queensland trainer, Ben Currie, with notice that he was required to show cause as to why the provisions of AR50, to reject or decline to receive nominations of horses trained by him, should not be invoked, in response to numerous charges issued against Mr Currie under AR178E(1), AR175(a), AR178AA, AR64H, AR178AB(1), AR175(g), AR175(t), AR53(2) and AR68A by the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC).

Mr Currie was provided until 6 June 2018 to make submissions in response to the notice.

Racing NSW Stewards have carefully considered brief submissions made by Mr Currie on Wednesday, 30 May 2018 and Wednesday, 6 June 2018, relative to the notice.

Racing NSW Stewards are of the view that any hardship suffered by Mr Currie by the invoking the provisions of AR50, is outweighed by the prejudice to, and undermining of, the image, interests and integrity of racing in NSW if he was permitted to nominate (and race) horses in NSW while the serious charges issued against him are yet to be determined.

In those circumstances, the “balance of convenience” is against Mr Currie and, accordingly, Racing NSW Stewards rule that, acting under the provisions of AR50, nominations of horses trained by Mr Currie will be declined to be received and/or rejected until the charges issued by the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission as detailed above have been resolved.

Relevant Rule
AR 50. All nominations and entries are subject to approval, and the Committee of any Club, or the Stewards, may decline to receive, or at any time after having received, reject any nomination or entry without giving any reason for so doing. If any nomination or entry be rejected under this Rule, the fees paid in respect thereof shall be refunded.ENDS

A reversal of fortune QCAT allows Ben Currie a continuation of licence to train in his home state but NSW knocks him back .....cooperation between the States uniform application of the rules ...check the Forfeit List to see how much (NIL) cooperation there is despite what the AR prescribe .....then there's the case of Liam Birchley training in QLD under a stay of proceedings granted by VCAT after the RAD Board in Victoria gave him 12 months .....and more bad news for Birchley RV have appealed the 12 months DQ on the grounds his sentence is "too lenient".


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« 2018-Jul-18, 01:05 PM Reply #14 »
Prizemoney Increases to Drive NSW Racing Forward

Racing NSW has consulted widely on its new Strategic Plan and given careful consideration to the matters raised by industry participants. Accordingly, the integral objectives of the plan are defraying the costs of owners, enabling trainers to improve their cash flow and business viability as well as providing a stimulus for improving field sizes, especially for metropolitan and provincial racing. As a major step in meeting these objectives, Racing NSW Chairman Mr Russell Balding AO, today announced a broad range of prizemoney increases to take effect from 1 September 2018, with prizemoney to increase by more than $24 million annually.

“We are delighted to be able to deliver these significant increases in prizemoney across all three sectors coinciding with the start of the spring” said Mr Balding.

From September minimum prizemoney for Saturday metropolitan races will increase by $25,000 to $125,000 per race, which headlines the increases summarised in the tables below.


Metropolitan Saturdays
was $100,000
will be $125,000
increase = 25.0%

Metropolitan Midweek
was $40,000
will be $50,000
increase = 25.0%

Metropolitan Public Holiday
was $50,000
will be $60,000
increase = 20.0%

TAB Highways
were $60,000
will be $75,000
increase = 25.0%

Provincial
was $30,000
will be $35,000
increase = 16.7%

Country TAB
was $20,000
will be $22,000
increase 10.0%

Group 3 Races
were $150,000
will be $160,000

Listed Races
were $125,000
will be $140,000

The majority of the increase in prizemoney will be on horses finishing fourth to tenth in races bolstering returns to connections of the horses not finishing in the top three. In order to improve the cash flow for trainers, in a first for NSW racing, part of the increased prizemoney paid for horses finishing in these positions will be paid by Racing NSW directly to the trainer, with these amounts to be credited as a prepayment to the owner’s accounts (please see attachment). This will provide a $13.1 million improvement to trainers’ cash flows.

In addition, trainers themselves will receive an additional $2.4 million a year in trainer’s commissions.

Also included is the increase in prizemoney to two of The Championship races namely the Percy Sykes Stakes and the Arrowfield 3 Year Old Sprint which have an additional $400,000 added to take them to $1 million per race. This means that the 10 Championship races now carry a minimum of $1 million per race.

“On behalf of the Board of Racing NSW, I would like to again thank the NSW Government for embracing wagering tax parity as we progress towards placing racing in NSW on a level playing field with Victoria wagering tax.



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« 2018-Jul-18, 02:20 PM Reply #15 »

What is meant by

                                                                               improving field sizes
 

Any idea that field sizes will be improved by paying $3,500 for horses running 10th is complete and utter.

There seems to be a determination at RNSW to follow RVL on the road to perdition that inflated field sizes leads to.

The most suitable fair field sizes for most races would have acceptances limited to 10 of which 2 would be emergencies.

Encouraging horses to have a 'barrier trial' in actual races almost certainly leads to cluttered and unfair racing.

 

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« 2018-Jul-18, 06:27 PM Reply #16 »
You’ve been consigned to the trash bin Pete
Your hopelessly, poor thought out brain farts have been pushed aside.
A peg is on everyone’s nose when thy are around you thought bubbles.
Time you move away to try and secure an income from another industry

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« 2018-Jul-19, 09:39 AM Reply #17 »

Complete and utter nonsense

The jury has spoken.
1. A great result For owners
2. A great result For country racing
3. A great result For trainers
4. A great result for punters
5. A great result For breeders


The inflation of field sizes with horses not there to win, and hoping to run 10th, will be destructive of the credibility of racing in NSW as it has ben in Victoria.

Corrupting the conduct of racing in this way is not good for anyone:  the inevitably rough results with inflated fields make good horses look bad and bad horses look good -- and this confuses the owners, the trainers and the breeders. 

Unfortunately -- by numbers -- there are more underperforming owners, trainers and breeders and they may benefit from rough results from lottery-racing.

Corrupted races make a mockery of the form guide in a business -- racing gambling -- where punters form their different opinions based on the disclosed form and races being run fairly.

It is entirely disappointing that the captive racing media has again simply toed the industry party line.

........... the claim that punters want inflated fields simply cannot be true.......... their losses will be only more certain and the 'winners taking all' will be the corporate bookmakers taking fixed-odds bets... they love rough results in a game of cop-the-lot.


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« 2018-Jul-19, 10:20 AM Reply #18 »
Oh Pete, your so out of touch, redundant and irrelevant now.

Of course punters want bigger fields. The pools prove that  :bulb:

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« 2018-Aug-06, 06:40 PM Reply #19 »
Racing NSW buys Princes Farm
Posted by: AAP+ at 2:04pm on 6/8/2018
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Bart Cummings' former home, Princes Farm, will remain intact after being bought by Racing NSW

Bart Cummings’ former home, Princes Farm, will remain intact after being bought by Racing NSW.

The governing body confirmed on Monday, the property near Hawkesbury Racecourse would be used for various purposes; a quarantine station, education facility for the industry workforce and to house retired racehorses in addition to the industry’s Capertee facility north of Lithgow.

“Naturally we sought to keep this historic property in the industry’s ownership,” Racing NSW chairman Russell Balding said.

“It has enormous opportunity for the NSW thoroughbred racing industry including the establishment of a Racing Academy which will not only be used for the training of jockeys, trackwork riders, stablehands but for all racing’s workforce.

“In particular it will be used as an educational facility for stewards.

“The property will also be used as the showpiece for the Horse Rehabilitation Program and for a Quarantine Station.”

Princes Farm is one hour from the Sydney CBD at Castlereagh on the banks of the Nepean River.

Described by the late Cummings as “horse heaven”, Princes Farm comprises 137 acres with 67 day yards, 1000 metre sand track, stables, water licence and kilometres of fencing, plus a number of residences.

The champion trainer best known for his 12 Melbourne Cup wins, Cummings lived at Princes Farm until his death in August, 2015 after which the property became the subject of a legal dispute between his children.

Racing NSW chief executive, Peter V’landys said Princes Farm was a valuable asset for racing.

“The property is a very valuable asset for now and into the future for the NSW thoroughbred racing industry. Also, its most pleasing that the great Bart Cummings’ property will stay in the industry,” he said.

“The board of Racing NSW will consider changing the name of the property to the Bart Cummings Farm to further recognise the great man.”

Seems an excellent idea putting the property to good use Bart would be pleased. :thumbsup:

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« 2018-Aug-06, 08:48 PM Reply #20 »
It's a beautiful spot and I drove past today without even knowing it was up for sale.

Calling it near Hawkesbury RT is a bit of a stretch though  :/

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« 2018-Aug-07, 07:18 AM Reply #21 »
I drive past most days and often stop up near the old church and have a pat if their in the top paddock

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« 2018-Sep-12, 03:20 AM Reply #22 »
Matthew McGrath new ATC chairman

SYDNEY Sep 11 2018

Matthew McGrath is the new chairman of the Australian Turf Club with Julia Ritchie the new vice-chair.

The ATC board held a special meeting on Tuesday after Laurie Macri last week announced his retirement as chairman.

McGrath, who has been an ATC director since February 2015, paid tribute to Macri.

"It is a great honour to be elected by the board to continue the outstanding work Laurie has led as chairman over recent years," McGrath said.

"Laurie has served with great distinction as a director and chairman, and his announcement last week selflessly recognised the need for the next stage of succession planning for the future of the club and Sydney racing.

"He has made the club's core strategy our racing program and we look forward to continuing to make Sydney racing at least the equal of anywhere in the world."

Macri will remain as a director of the ATC with McGrath and Ritchie's appointments effective immediately.


- AAP


http://www.skyracing.com.au/index.php?component=news&task=rnewsdetails&Itemid=108&id=23&rid=57895

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« 2018-Sep-27, 05:02 PM Reply #23 »
On Saturday there's a picnic meeting at a little place called Come- By- Chance the subject of a poem by Banjo Paterson let's relive his thoughts.  :king:

http://www.racingaustralia.horse/FreeFields/Form.aspx?Key=2018Sep29,NSW,Come-By-Chance,Picnic.


As I pondered very weary o'er a volume long and dreary —
For the plot was void of interest — 'twas the Postal Guide, in fact,
There I learnt the true location, distance, size, and population
Of each township, town, and village in the radius of the Act.
And I learnt that Puckawidgee stands beside the Murrumbidgee,
And that Booleroi and Bumble get their letters twice a year,
Also that the post inspector, when he visited Collector,
Closed the office up instanter, and re-opened Dungalear.

But my languid mood forsook me, when I found a name that took me,
Quite by chance I came across it — ‘Come-by-Chance' was what I read;
No location was assigned it, not a thing to help one find it,
Just an N which stood for northward, and the rest was all unsaid.
I shall leave my home, and forthward wander stoutly to the northward
Till I come by chance across it, and I'll straightway settle down,
For there can't be any hurry, nor the slightest cause for worry
Where the telegraph don't reach you nor the railways run to town.
And one's letters and exchanges come by chance across the ranges,
Where a wiry young Australian leads a pack-horse once a week,
And the good news grows by keeping, and you're spared the pain of weeping
Over bad news when the mailman drops the letters in the creek.
But I fear, and more's the pity, that there's really no such city,
For there's not a man can find it of the shrewdest folk I know,
‘Come-by-chance’, be sure it never means a land of fierce endeavour,
It is just the careless country where the dreamers only go.
*****
Though we work and toil and hustle in our life of haste and bustle,
All that makes our life worth living comes unstriven for and free;
Man may weary and importune, but the fickle goddess Fortune
Deals him out his pain or pleasure, careless what his worth may be.
All the happy times entrancing, days of sport and nights of dancing,
Moonlit rides and stolen kisses, pouting lips and loving glance:
When you think of these be certain you have looked behind the curtain,
You have had the luck to linger just a while in ‘Come-by-chance’.

From book: The Man from Snowy River and Other Verses
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« 2018-Oct-28, 09:41 AM Reply #24 »
Supplementary Reports: ROSEHILL GARDENS: Wednesday, 26 September 2018 RACE 7 – Iron Jack Handicap 1100m Pendeloque – the Stewards today continued their inquiries into the fatality of Pendeloque, which collapsed during the event. The Stewards interviewed trainer Mr G Ryan, who provided stable veterinary and treatment records. A necropsy report from the University Veterinary Teaching Hospital Camden was also tendered into evidence. As the Stewards were satisfied that there was no preexisting condition that may have led or contributed to Pendeloque collapsing, the inquiry was concluded.

No cause of death advised you would think that be be a fundamental finding.

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