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Offline Goldie Locks

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« 2015-Mar-14, 05:48 PM Reply #25 »
 :bop: :yay: :bdn: :wizard: :drinks:

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« 2015-Mar-14, 05:50 PM Reply #26 »
nice mate , nice!

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« 2015-Mar-14, 06:03 PM Reply #27 »
It's Gunna be a long and happy night for Lert and family.....congrats to all....

 :beer: 8-)

Offline Lert

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« 2015-Mar-17, 04:18 PM Reply #28 »
Thanks all, it was a great day.
She's a bonny filly and I think we are going to have some fun with her.
It was very frustrating to lose her for over a year with injury but she appears to be back now.
She will be worth following if she keeps improving as she has so far.

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« 2015-Mar-17, 08:42 PM Reply #29 »
good luck mate   :beer:

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« 2015-Mar-18, 05:49 PM Reply #30 »
Everyone seems to know that Gatton was cancelled mid afternoon Wednesday because the track is not raceable following a festival held there almost 3 weeks ago.

No mention on Racing Queensland website
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When do they intend to let the participants know ??????

But how was this allowed to happen in the first place

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« 2015-Mar-19, 09:48 AM Reply #31 »
Been following this game for a long time but I can't recall a time when so many Qld tracks are 'not up to standard'

Ipswich was a disgrace yesterday going from a good to heavy track with minimal rain.
Toowoomba, according to some trainers I've spoken to recently say it's a disgrace and  there's doubts about its future viability in its current capacity.
Doomben is struggling to cope with current racing format while Eagle Farm is under reconstruction.

I'm not up to speed with tracks up on the north of the state but our good mate Porky reckons there are problems too.

I am looking forward to the day racing returns to Eagle Farm as I'm sure many trainers and owners are but it will need to be good to compensate for some of qlds other tracks.

Anyone got the answers as to the poor racing surfaces being prepared at the moment?

« Last Edit: 2015-Mar-19, 09:49 AM by monologue »

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« 2015-Mar-19, 10:01 AM Reply #32 »
Thanks all, it was a great day.
She's a bonny filly and I think we are going to have some fun with her.
It was very frustrating to lose her for over a year with injury but she appears to be back now.
She will be worth following if she keeps improving as she has so far.

Belated congratulations mate.

I did remember to have something on so my shout next time we catch up  :beer:

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« 2015-Mar-19, 01:01 PM Reply #33 »
Gatton has also been closed for over a month as a training venue

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« 2015-Mar-19, 04:28 PM Reply #34 »


Anyone got the answers as to the poor racing surfaces being prepared at the moment?



I agree that most of the tracks in SE Qld are in pretty poor condition atm.

My thoughts are that they are all being overraced.

All of the provincial/metro tracks race on average at least once a week.

Ipswich once a week, Sc at least once a week, GC at least once a week, Twba once a week, Dbn and EF once a week each.
At the moment with Ef out of play that workload is being placed on the other tracks, also, for some reason Dbn seems to be out of play.

Qld desperately needs at least one more track that punters can bet on with confidence, to take the strain off the other tracks

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« 2015-Mar-19, 04:38 PM Reply #35 »
I wonder how much it would cost to buy up some of the vast land around a track like Beaudesert, and turn it into a quality racing venue, with a 2400m or so track, rather than the non betting track that many currently see it as?
It is quite well located and has long term potential as far as I can see

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« 2015-Mar-19, 04:58 PM Reply #36 »
I wonder how much it would cost to buy up some of the vast land around a track like Beaudesert, and turn it into a quality racing venue, with a 2400m or so track, rather than the non betting track that many currently see it as?
It is quite well located and has long term potential as far as I can see

The money wasted on TBA would have been a bit of a start . .

But why spend, spend, spend on the Great(?) South East and deprive the North of meetings,  P-M, and a fair go

I believe MKY will be cut back to 19 meetings next racing year . .

No need to worry about Ooralea wearing out from over-racing  :wavecry:

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« 2015-Mar-19, 05:03 PM Reply #37 »
The problems is Doomben is being under utilized.

There have been seven..that's right seven...meetings since January 1.

This nonsense of "over protection" has seen the workload of other tracks increase and the results are there for all to see.

Doomben and Eagle Farm are the strongest brand for consistently good TAB turnover.

And don't think it's the BRC not wanting to race at Doomben.

It's been a poor decision but can be undone anytime soon.

I genuinely fear the fate of some of these worn out provincial tracks as we approach the cooler and wetter weather when, by the way, coincides with the scheduling of  key Carnival meetings. :no:

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« 2015-Mar-19, 05:16 PM Reply #38 »

But why spend, spend, spend on the Great(?) South East and deprive the North of meetings,  P-M, and a fair go



Because the population dictates the Se is the place to be and bet!

If the North were viable, they would be getting the spoils, but that aint the case

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« 2015-Mar-19, 05:21 PM Reply #39 »
The problems is Doomben is being under utilized.

There have been seven..that's right seven...meetings since January 1.

This nonsense of "over protection" has seen the workload of other tracks increase and the results are there for all to see.

Doomben and Eagle Farm are the strongest brand for consistently good TAB turnover.


Can't disagree with anything you have said there, other than suggesting the lack of Doomben racing is the only reason for the other tracks poor performance

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« 2015-Mar-19, 05:26 PM Reply #40 »

And don't think it's the BRC not wanting to race at Doomben.


Considering Mr Dixon's current role and his former role and all his associates, which put him in his current position, I absolutely believe that it's the BRC or rather their controlling, influential clique, that do not want to race at Doomben

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« 2015-Mar-19, 05:55 PM Reply #41 »
Why would they not want to race ?

You can't make money in an empty house.

And surely RQ must realise by not racing at Doomben ... Even midweeks.... Turnover will and has suffered.

And while this is an argument for another day, why is Queensland the only state in normal times (I.e. Eagle Farm in action) that clubs think they have a God given right to race on a particular day each and every week.

It happens nowhere else in Australia.

Maybe we are right and they are all wrong.  :what:

 

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« 2015-Mar-19, 06:05 PM Reply #42 »
Why would they not want to race ?


Well, there is a carnival coming up which those in power may want to be "saving" their only metro track for ?

Perhaps DD, or one of the other BRC committee persons ( or their cronies)who frequent here, may wish to elaborate?

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« 2015-Mar-19, 07:54 PM Reply #43 »
Having a good wicket for the up coming winter carnival would have to be part of the reason for preserving Doomben but it can't be the only reason as some races from the carnival period have already been allocated to other tracks.

Lets just hope the weather gods are kind throughout this carnival or else we could be in trouble.


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« 2015-Mar-27, 10:03 AM Reply #44 »
April 1 Ipswich meeting transferred
Thursday, March 26, 2015 9:27 AM


 

Racing Queensland advises the race meeting programmed for Ipswich on Wednesday 1 April has been transferred and will now be held at Doomben as a Brisbane Racing Club meeting.

The decision has been made to allow the Ipswich surface time to recover from its recent workload and prepare it for the winter months.

As a result of the transfer there will be some minor distance amendments to the published program. Nominations have also been extended until 9am Friday 27 April, 2015.

The rail position will be advised as soon as practicable.

The changes are as follows:

Handicap (Rating 75) 1350m

Handicap (Rating 70) was 1000m, now 1050m

Handicap (Class 4) was 1666m, now 1600m

Class 3 Plate (SW) 1200m

Handicap (Maiden) was 1666m, now 1600m

Maiden Plate (SW) 1350m

QTIS Added Stakes Maiden Plate 2yo C&G (SW) was 1000m, now 1050m

QTIS Added Stakes Maiden Plate 2yo Fillies (SW) was 1000m, now 1050m

Ends

Here we go again  :shrug:

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« 2015-Mar-27, 10:52 AM Reply #45 »
Interesting runner in the 5th at Kilcoy today.

DAZET (4g by ZAHA from Nova Dancer)

First start, Warwick (maiden) 800m on 31 January, started at $31, ran 12th of 13 beaten 14L, on a Dead 5.

Second start, Warwick (maiden) 1100m on 14 March, backed from $61 to $9, won comfortably, on a Good 3.
Ran fast time that day, 0.7 sec (5L) faster than the C2 on the same program.

Kilcoy C1 over 1060m today.
Could be better than these.
Slow 6 track a ?.

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« 2015-Mar-27, 12:15 PM Reply #46 »
---- Queensland -----
Meeting:    Friday 27Mar2015 Kilcoy Racing Club Inc.       
Rail:    True Entire Course    Penetrometer:    
Weather:    Fine    Track Rating:    Soft 6
Track Type:    Turf    Total Scratchings:    17
General Comment:    ****Meeting Abandoned**** Due to the main entrance being closed to the track, after a traffic incident.
Irrigation:    Nil
Rainfall:    10mm last 24hrs, 30mm last 7 days
Track Information:    

Any updates on this?
Fuel tanker has rolled and caught fire on D'Aguilar Hwy west of Kilcoy. Updates to follow. #qldtraffic
« Last Edit: 2015-Mar-27, 12:23 PM by monologue »

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« 2015-Mar-27, 12:24 PM Reply #47 »
Racing Queensland advises today's Kilcoy meeting has been abandoned following a serious traffic accident near the entrance to the racecourse.

After speaking with Queensland Police regarding the anticipated length of road closures, Stewards made the decision to abandon the meeting.

Racing Queensland is currently assessing whether the meeting can go ahead at another  date.

Further advice to come.

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« 2015-Mar-27, 12:31 PM Reply #48 »
A person has died in a fuel tanker rollover on the D'Aguilar Highway, near Kilcoy, north-west of Brisbane.
Police said the truck rolled at 9:40am, causing an extensive fuel leak.
There were also reports of a van that had gone down an embankment.
Traffic and Travel Information 13 19 40 report the highway has been closed in both directions.
Long delays are expected.
Queensland Police Service has advised motorists to avoid the area and turn around at the Brisbane Valley Highway.
The crash occurred close to the entrance to the Kilcoy racecourse, forcing Racing Queensland to abandon today's thoroughbreds race.

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« 2015-Mar-27, 12:34 PM Reply #49 »
Meetings can't keep being lost and prizemoney lost.

The Kilcoy meeting should be transferred to either Monday or Tuesday with no other meetings programmed.

IMO.

Thoughts ?


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