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Offline PoisonPen7

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« 2018-Jul-08, 11:58 PM Reply #75 »
No I would argue the opposite. Credibility is hardly destroyed when you argue against the status quo. I don't simply take a different view point to you but I do agree that you must have purchased a set of rose coloured glasses. If my problem is negativity ( and that is how you get change in Society ) then yours is simply that you seem to be a terminal nodder to all forms of officialdom.. The rubbish you wrote the other day about everything being hunky dory with Integrity in Victoria. Smerdon , Oliver,Nikolic and the cobalt cheats had all been exposed and dealt with so nothing is wrong at the bottom of the garden. Really! And that is the extent of it ! Amazing how the spin doctors can influence some people. Can you believe Four Corners wasting our money to throw some more vile at some of these respectable citizens ?

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We having a good time tonight up there in that ivory tower gunbower    :lol:

I've got to search the internet and see if anyone has ever been called a "terminal nodder" before. Hope not. I'll get a T-shirt made up with that on it if I'm the first to be ever called that........

I love Queensland country racing and want to see it survive long term. Not sure if those in power, or more importantly, will be in power in the future, will have the same positive outlook.

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« 2018-Aug-18, 12:21 AM Reply #76 »
Prairie Cup tomorrow. John Manzlemann has 3 of the seven runners including #1 Far North (originally with Darren Weir). No jockey declared and his other two are close to the limit  :chin:

Prairie has a population of 103 according to Wikipedia

Prairie is a town and locality in Shire of Flinders, Queensland, Australia.[2][3] At the 2006 census, Prairie and the surrounding area had a population of 103.

The town is in the Shire of Flinders and on the Flinders Highway, 1,548 kilometres (962 mi) north west of the state capital, Brisbane and 338 kilometres (210 mi) west of the regional centre of Townsville

Prairie State School opened in 1894.[4] [5]The town is serviced by a hotel/motel (pub) and a cafe/post office.


I reckon the "hotel/motel" would be the place to be tonight


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« 2018-Aug-18, 08:04 AM Reply #77 »
Far north now scr so Alluder should win

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« 2018-Aug-18, 08:25 AM Reply #78 »
Fancy 'Far North' being a withdrawal . .

I think that Johnny's 'Hot Tempo' might salute with MKY,TVILL,CRNS form trumping the western form of 'Alluder'

But these cups are for tough horses and surprise results are not surprises

My heart wants Sunny Chief for my mates the father and son Cussons team from Home Hill who are great supporters of the bush



I don't think that the Cup is on Sky this year


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« 2018-Aug-18, 08:54 PM Reply #79 »
Hot Tempo wins the Cup at Prairie....Talwood Cup Gud Onya.....Fasta Than Light wins the Gympie Muster   :king:

Giddy Up :beer:

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« 2018-Aug-18, 08:59 PM Reply #80 »
Well HOT TEMPO (3.2) got the chocs  :thumbsup: . . with Alluder (1.55) a length away 3rd

Johnny got the Quinella


And Sunny Chief didn't face the starter

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« 2018-Aug-19, 02:09 PM Reply #81 »
Attention will now begin to focus on BIRDSVILLE . .  :beer:

I see that they WILL be on SKY

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« 2018-Aug-19, 11:42 PM Reply #82 »
Next weekend we have the Betoota Cup, The Camooweal Cup and my favourite, the Dingo Cup at Dingo.

Dingo has a Wikipedia entry

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dingo,_Queensland

It has 3 times the population as Prairie.

I've got to ask, who writes this stuff on Wikipedia??

The town was surveyed in 1889 and took its name from the nearby Dingo Creek.

The town would be named after our only native dog surely - even if there is a Dingo Creek nearby.

And last but not least, Dingo's most favourite son:

Australian rugby league player Ben Hunt grew up in Dingo.

From Dingo to St George via Brisbane. Quite a ride for a 28 year old who sadly is probably as famous for something he dropped than all he has achieved.

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« 2018-Aug-20, 12:01 AM Reply #83 »
Prairie race club has a Facebook page and there were some photos posted of the Cup meeting yesterday.

This was the Fashions On The Field contestants - I take it the young fella at the end won the men's comp




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« 2018-Aug-20, 12:12 AM Reply #84 »
Betoota has an official population of zero.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Betoota,_Queensland

Great article from 2015 on the Betoota races

https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/betoota-races-the-only-show-in-town-20150830-gjb4oq.html

Straight is 550m  :what:


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« 2018-Aug-20, 05:33 PM Reply #85 »
Birdsville deal gets ball rolling
NATHAN EXELBY

THE announcement this week of Birdsville’s two-day carnival carrying tab coverage for the first time could be the forerunner to other rural events being converted into tab meetings.

The issue is the cost associated with doing that, but Racing Queensland is in discussions with a number of clubs and SKY in how they might be able to transform some of those meetings.

Another issue is finding extra prizemoney for country meetings that carry tab status.

Racing Queensland chief executive Brendan Parnell said one example of non-tabs being converted in recent times was Cairns, which carried more tabs over the past 18 months.

“It’s a great opportunity,” Parnell said of the moves to flick the switch on more nontabs.

Meanwhile, emergency meetings have been taking place over the shortage of hay available in Queensland and other parts of Australia.

The price of hay has skyrocketed due to the drought and there are fears of a shortage affecting availability for the racing industry.

Discussions include providing incentives for farmers capable of growing the crop to alleviate the shortage.

› AQUIS Farm’s continued support of racing on the Gold Coast has spread to Beaudesert, where Aquis has joined as major naming rights partners of the club.

Aquis has naming rights at the Gold Coast track and Event Centre until 2020 and now Aquis Beaudesert, which races next on Sunday.

“We really think we can get Aquis Beaudesert into a great financial position with some hard work,” GCTC chief executive Steve Lines said.

“It’s fantastic that Aquis continues to invest in the racing industry in southeast Queensland and the club is highly anticipating the finalisation on track upgrades, which will future-proof racing on the Gold Coast and surrounds.”


Without SKY I doubt that giving TAB coverage to some of the bush tracks would be economical generally a poor class of horse and the weekend is chocka already with three code racing leaving Monday & Tuesday virtually free in QLD but would those days be supported by the country folk who are used to racing on Saturdays and some public holidays...worth some thought I suppose but will it gain punters support otherwise it's a waste of time and money.


Giddy Up :beer:

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« 2018-Aug-20, 08:43 PM Reply #86 »
I thought that previous BVILLE had TAB coverage . . They certainly had Corporates coverage


I say to bush clubs who see TAB status as the 'Holy Grail' to be careful of what they wish for . .

If the public can get set at the local watering-hole / sports club . . or the day before with the 'parasites' they are not going to attend the meeting . . admission down, catering sales down, club revenue down

Bookmakers who travel 5 or 6 hours, or more, round trip are not going to attend to compete with the 'parasites' . . particularly for non-Saturday meetings . . compounding falling attendances

In the north, RTON, MKY, TVILL. CAIRN midweeks are graveyards . . and apart from the 'Cups Day' daylight nite-clubs . . Saturdays (few that they are) are little better

Why would volunteers bust a gut for meetings such as these will be? . . Short answer is that they won't


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« 2018-Aug-21, 07:37 AM Reply #87 »
Will be most interesting to see the financial results of the central and northern provincial clubs. IMO we will be looking at substantial losses for most if not all given the rising costs of running a club combined with struggling local economies. And you really can’t blame the committees given the financial model they operate under dooms them to failure. Cairns may the exception this year but Rockhampton and Townsville will likely produce major losses. Qld Racing need to review the number of midweek race dates and provide better opportunities for these clubs to increase income or stump up more cash to offset the losses these clubs experience on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Will the POC be the saviour or just another government cash grab?

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« 2018-Aug-22, 11:37 AM Reply #88 »
Nice post in LGHR . .


Another Saturday raceday expense is the 'army' of security gorillas that must cost a motza

In the good ol' days their services(??) were provided by a single off-duty uniformed policeman . . and rarely required I might add

Security personnel are a 'licensing requirement'; so it is unlikely that things will change . .


But strangely . .  :confused1: . . their presence is not required at the mid-weeks . . and 'amen to that'

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« 2018-Aug-26, 02:02 PM Reply #89 »
Betoota Cup was won by the favourite Husonique trained by Leslie Jeffriess from Tamworth and ridden by well travelled jockey Terry Treichel.

The favourite Good Job Bro won the Camooweal Cup with Aaron Spradau aboard the Robert Burow gelding that was a John Sargent cast off - ran 2nd to Guelph early on in his career and started favourite in the Skyline.

And the Dingo Cup was won by That's Her I Think a 7yo mare trained by Craig Russell and ridden by Lachlan Dodds. Favourite Chateau Maroux ran last. In fact John Manzelmann had 4 of the 7 runners and none of them placed.


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« 2018-Aug-26, 02:03 PM Reply #90 »
Next Saturday is the Birdsville Cup.

Also Dalby have their Cup meeting which should get Sky 1 coverage like last year.

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« 2018-Aug-26, 04:07 PM Reply #91 »
I think that this is the first year for BVILLE on SKY . .  :what: . . has been broadcast on 4TAB (if no clashes)

BVILLE Friday is on SKY2 . .

Whether Saturday's BV Cup gets a promotion to SKY1, remains to be seen

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« 2018-Aug-26, 04:11 PM Reply #92 »
« Last Edit: 2018-Aug-26, 04:16 PM by arthur »

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« 2018-Aug-26, 04:41 PM Reply #93 »
Sky schedule for next Saturday shows Dalby mainly on Sky1 and Birdsville on Sky2.


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