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O.P. « 2017-May-29, 11:47 AM »
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« 2017-May-29, 11:49 AM Reply #1 »
As we can see from the map above the 1350m, 1650m and 2200m races start from chutes.

Anybody who knows the layout and structure of Doomben, Can you tell us why they do not have a 2400m or 2500m chute up in the top right hand corner ?


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« 2017-May-30, 12:57 AM Reply #2 »
As we can see from the map above the 1350m, 1650m and 2200m races start from chutes.

Anybody who knows the layout and structure of Doomben, Can you tell us why they do not have a 2400m or 2500m chute up in the top right hand corner ?

If you mentally "bend" the 2200m chute back on to the course proper, and then add a 200-300m straight chute, I'd reckon the horses would be in danger of being run over by cars as they jumped out of the gates. My opinion  :chin:

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« 2017-May-30, 09:34 AM Reply #3 »
If you mentally "bend" the 2200m chute back on to the course proper, and then add a 200-300m straight chute, I'd reckon the horses would be in danger of being run over by cars as they jumped out of the gates. My opinion  :chin:

Your imagination is playing tricks on you.

When you look at the map above you will see a little white dote about where the 2200m chute would be on the main track. If you add 200 to 300m it would be lucky to take the "new" chute to the bushes up in the top right hand corner.

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« 2017-May-30, 02:35 PM Reply #4 »
I think you could squeeze in a 2400m start in the area you mention.

However I cannot see what is wrong with having 2200 as the maximum distance when under normal circumstances
the only races you want to run over 2400 and further are held across the road.

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« 2017-May-30, 02:40 PM Reply #5 »
Basically just for situations like this weekend

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« 2017-May-31, 12:34 PM Reply #6 »
Your imagination is playing tricks on you.

When you look at the map above you will see a little white dote about where the 2200m chute would be on the main track. If you add 200 to 300m it would be lucky to take the "new" chute to the bushes up in the top right hand corner.

No. I stand by my methods.

What I did was get a bit of trace paper and trace out the 2200m shute.

Then by using a pin to secure the trace paper, I rotated it such that the chute was superimposed on the course proper.

Then I calculated what 200m was by looking at the markers on the back straight and added this to my rotated chute at a right angle and I ended out in the road.

If I had not used a right angle and followed the existing track I am not significantly in the "bushes" as you call them.

If you wanted to build a chute in the vacant land area at the top right you would have to get council permission to chop down what looks like some of the last existing trees on the course rectangle. I know Sutherland Shire council would tell you where to go.

If the starting gate were located 20 m from the backyard fence of the house that has what looks like a big shed backing on to the course (??stable) then the race would be 2523m according to my calculations.

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« 2017-May-31, 12:46 PM Reply #7 »
If you have ended up on the road than you have done it wrong.

You should have aimed for the top right hand corner.

You might have ended up in the houses or stables up in that direction but not the road.


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« 2017-May-31, 12:51 PM Reply #8 »
If you have ended up on the road than you have done it wrong.

You should have aimed for the top right hand corner.

You might have ended up in the houses or stables up in that direction but not the road.

You did not read my last 3 paragraphs.

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« 2017-May-31, 12:58 PM Reply #9 »
You did not read my last 3 paragraphs.

I did eventually and I disagree with them  :yes:

There might be other reasons why they have not put a 2400 or 2500m chute in there but I am not sure yours are the reasons.  ())=(

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« 2017-May-31, 02:24 PM Reply #10 »
Doomben has been confirmed as the venue for the running of Stradbroke next week.

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« 2017-May-31, 02:48 PM Reply #11 »
And the Tatt's Tiara in a month. Just when the BRC needed some good news ; Queensland Rail has announced that there will be no trains running on the Doomben line on Saturday because of track maintenance.

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« 2017-May-31, 03:02 PM Reply #12 »
  :lol:


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