I see that 'Sportsbet' has a market up for B'ville tomorrow . .
No doubt the other vultures will follow suit
Someone should explain to the Birdsville club or to RQ (or both) that the face to face bookies travel up to 20 hours each way, and put up with whatever nature dishes up to them, so that they can provide atmosphere, and a service (and hopefully win a quid) . .
Their expenses must be huge; and if their holds are going to be shredded by these parasites, most of them will be having second thoughts about future Birdsville Cups
Whoever authorises the corps to field on Birdsville, should stop dreaming about money, and start dreaming about an 'iconic bush meeting without on course bookies' and the number of patrons who will say 'no thanks' to that concept
Perhaps the local business people, who have probably got more between the ears than the QR nabobs, should have a whisper into a few ears as well . . since the "Races" provide a huge amount of their annual income in one week
Progress . . My Ar$e