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Offline Arsenal

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« 2017-May-30, 08:05 PM Reply #50 »
https://www.racing.com/news/2017-05-29/heathcote-fears-for-doomben-surface

Not everyone is happy with the switch Mr Bell the trainer of Jungle Edge thinks "the whingers" get listened to.

LGHR thinks heads should roll Whimpey and Forbes . :o


You would have to think the blame game is likely to result in EVERGREEN being sued .

http://www.letsgohorseracing.com.au/


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« 2017-Jun-01, 08:11 PM Reply #51 »
I think the bigger problem in Racing in general is the lack of hard questions other than usually on social media or forums like this.

Look at the controversies in other sports which received coverage by sports journalists i.e. supplements saga, refereeing controversies, salary cap rorts, salary cap movements, ACA and CA stoush etc.

We have a situation where the BRC spent millions on upgrading the track and it has clearly failed. How can you have no rain for more than a week and still be rated as heavy. You have horses failing and trainers / jockeys etc complaining about the track.

But where are the hard questions in the racing media regarding this and should the powers to be sacked etc. BRC seem to spousing track is safe line in the media and no-one asking if track is suitable for racing or why are there so many tailed off horses or how can the track be heavy without the rain or why are trainers / jockeys criticising the track etc.

Are the racing media in Qld afraid of losing their freebies etc?

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« 2017-Jun-01, 08:47 PM Reply #52 »
Plenty of 'hard (well interesting anyway) questions' that could be asked . .

I would like to know why failures like the cushion tracks were replicated . .

And successes like the Strathayrs were not . . ??




It's only money . .

Somebody else's usually  :whistle:

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« 2017-Jun-02, 10:45 AM Reply #53 »
Cheapest quote=cheapest outcome.............Now it all has to be replaced in it entirety....its clear the drainage is not working!


The government need to step in and contract STRATH who would no doubt be "smiling"

The government should instigate immediate legal action over the "builders" dodgy product and dangle the carrot of past/current/future industry losses to the entire industry including goodwill

This will result in EVERGREEN rolling in insolvency when faced with the reputed 10 million bill and the government underwritten scheme kicks......PRETTY SIMPLE REALLY AINT IT!

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« 2017-Jun-02, 11:15 AM Reply #54 »
It's time that the Government started asking Mr Bell and his committee some direct questions.

1. Who agreed to saving $8 a tonne on the sand?

The original sand quoted was what most Golf Courses and successfully upgraded racetracks had used in the past. It has excellent drainage ability.

2. Who agreed to the constant use of the Chook Poo fertiliser that mainly promotes leaf growth and does very little for root binding in the early development of the turf? Also you must water extensively if you use Chook Poo fertiliser to prevent the burning of the grass from the high nitrogen in the fertiliser.

So here is the issue in a nutshell.

Buying crap sand and then using crap fertiliser with extensive watering has resulted in a disaster for the QLD Racing Industry.

Who researched EVERGREEN and their method of operation throughout the upgrade?

Did Whimpey and Bell just bury their heads in the crap sand as well?

Surely the Government has to remove Whimpey and Bell along with anyone on the BRC Committee that had input to this disaster.

But I highly doubt that Ms Grace has the desire to upset her mates.

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« 2017-Jun-02, 12:07 PM Reply #55 »

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« 2017-Jun-02, 12:18 PM Reply #56 »
Hi JWH,

I know that in most cases fertiliser is in fact crap. But the fertiliser used was REAL CRAP.

I see your humour in my comment, well done.

But really, how sad is this mess?

Have a good weekend and back a few winners.

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« 2017-Jun-02, 02:17 PM Reply #57 »
A lot of people are saying sack the BRC board but are there any decent people around to take their place?

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« 2017-Jun-02, 06:00 PM Reply #58 »
None of like to say I told you so but I told you so, no one was interested instead it was head in the sand stuff. Note the dates  :whistle:

I think your pocket is irrelevant to how the track raced Spudda.

It's had a full growing season to mature & this is only the 2nd outing on the course yet they where hitting the outside fence.

Let's be real they are growing Kikuyu in sand, in Brisbane ..... it's hardly the most challenging environment   :whistle: They have obviously had problems - which can happen  :/ but trying to defend it is laughable.

Better to admit the issues, come up with a solution and move on ......

btw - I stuck with Miss Covergirl so I'm happy, just not in denial.

This is the problem I have.

There seems to be this 'Sargent Schultz' mentality in Qld where they keep saying how great it is maybe people will believe them? I don't really have a problem with how the track raced, it is what it is, they should just set about trying to get it right moving forward.

Months ago alarms were going off with me due to a few happenings but all we heard was how great it would be instead of telling it like it is and moving on.

Instead we've had 12 months to compound the problems  :wacko:

From an outsider looking in I doubt they need to start afresh, get the 'Topmaker' in and remove the black pudgy layer that is the root of all the problem. Then bring in enough soil required to blend with the existing profile and laser to the desired levels, returf - done.

There are only a few products on the market that you could use to amend the profile without affecting your infiltration & percolation rates ..... trust me, chicken manure fines are not one of those  :shutup:

Without knowing or seeing the sand specs Morts it's really hard to know but honestly for a racetrack I doubt even if it locked down affecting the infiltration rate on the surface, regular Verti-draining (common practice) would negate this. It's not like it's a golf green cut at 3mm where ball roll / surface quality are paramount.

I'd be very surprised if the thing wasn't constructed properly but it's what's been put in place during the grow in and subsequent racing year that has caused the problems.  :chin:


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« 2017-Jun-02, 06:16 PM Reply #59 »
Gin
For layperson, what does that last sentence mean?

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« 2017-Jun-02, 10:33 PM Reply #60 »
A lot of people are saying sack the BRC board but are there any decent people around to take their place?

Devil, you might be right to ask are there any decent people around to take their place?

But in any industry where you are handed $50 million dollars to upgrade your facilities of which a reported $10 millions dollars was spent on your track upgrade and completely failed, I ask would you still have a job?

I don't think so.

Total mismanagement by the BRC Board and their CEO.

THEY HAVE TO GO.

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« 2017-Jun-03, 12:54 AM Reply #61 »
 I haven't followed this thread to closely however it has been an interesting read; lots of Qld members here [even if they don't post] would be great to hear  their opinion on the EF  track.

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« 2017-Jun-03, 06:38 AM Reply #62 »
According to Mr Bell it is all RQ's problem as they only had a single person on the advisory/implementation panel

Mr Bell refutes substandard "soil" being used........................................my deepthroat says =lie

Evergreen "strongly advised" they maintain the track but "someone" said they couldn't afford

Deepthroat also says the warranty Mr Bell speaks about in his "tines" to members apparently held by RQ against EVERGREEN was made null and void in formal correspondence to BRC by EVERGREEN over the 2 track spoilers above and below

1-rubbish soil(saving 700k)
2-cancelling maintenance(700k)


Let ol Johnno know when the threats of legal action from any parties arise but so far the silence has been deafening

Maybe the QRIC eagles can hot air balloon in whilst navigating their drones and look for the emerging cash tunnel/funnel that's about to open and no not the one at the their plush offices/takeoff pad that's costing the industry 400k per week

Maybe a launching pad/new office space can be found with a phone answerer in the lovely Doomed-den precinct saving them fuel for their surveillance ops and giving their drone operatives the ability to spot not only trainer/riders/rain dividers but dodgy soil shipments and missing maintenance operatives when this slow-burning disaster self combusts just like any cred they that they may have or get

Suck it up stakeholders ol Queensland and the Labor lords cant even get a train to the stations......lolololollolololololol......The latest congo line of Labor sucks involved in this fiasco.....BUCK-SHOTT BILLY BRYNE(ROCKYS FINEST LIKE OL HAMMERHEAD).GRACEY GRACEY(ENOUGH SAID),PREMIER JACKIE TRAD(SORRY BOUT THE TRAINS BUT WE MUST FIX DEM LINES-LOL-IDIOT) and the SEAN SPICER of queensland labor in the REAL PREMIERS(JACKIE TRAD) spokesthing in ANNA THE BIG PEE.........

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« 2017-Jun-03, 07:39 AM Reply #63 »
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« 2017-Jun-03, 10:58 AM Reply #64 »

Evergreen "strongly advised" they maintain the track but "someone" said they couldn't afford


  :lol:  :shutup:

They supplied the 12 month grow in program ...... and just where are we now?  :chin:

Talk about the proverbial fox in the hen house.
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« 2017-Jun-04, 06:11 PM Reply #65 »
Important Information about the Eagle Farm Track
Saturday, 03 June 2017

Thank you to the Members who have contacted the BRC this week for information on the Eagle Farm course proper. It’s been a challenging time for all who love Eagle Farm – a track that has hosted the likes of Tulloch, Kingston Town, Strawberry Road and Rough Habit. However, we must accept Racing Queensland’s decision to move the remainder of the Brisbane Racing Carnival to Doomben. In response to some queries from Members this week, here is a summary of the key questions around the Eagle Farm track redevelopment.

Why is Eagle Farm not suitable for racing?
The Eagle Farm track is safe for racing but we note industry feedback that the track is not performing as it should for an event as prestigious as the Brisbane Racing Carnival. The track has been built with kikuyu grass and a sand profile that requires frequent watering to keep it firm. That’s complemented by a drainage system that is designed to enable frequent watering while presenting a good racing surface. However, the turf has been affected by a thatch problem. The thatch is a layer of thick organic matter that retains moisture and prevents it from getting into the sand profile. That means the Eagle Farm track retains moisture in the top 100mm layer and races as a heavy track even without rain. For example, in the last 14 days prior to the Kingsford Smith Cup meeting we added no irrigation and had only 23mm of rain eight days before.

Is this the wrong track for Eagle Farm?
Racing Queensland and the BRC board are working closely on that question. We’ll know more as we seek guidance from experts around the country in the next week or so. Racing Queensland is the principal who contracted with track builder Evergreen for the redevelopment. In August 2014, the then Racing Queensland administration closed Eagle Farm for a major track redevelopment that was expected to be ready for the 2015 Brisbane Racing Carnival. Racing Queensland funded the redevelopment and, as project manager, oversaw the design and building of the track and the subsequent handover to the BRC. Due to funding delays, the tender for the redevelopment was not awarded until two months after racing ended at Eagle Farm.

Why has this not worked out given that the Eagle Farm track took almost two years to build?
The closure was not about giving the track time to bed down – it was caused by funding delays that meant Racing Queensland could not proceed as planned. The course proper was to be redeveloped at the same time two tunnels were built beneath the track. When the funding for both projects could not be secured by Racing Queensland as planned, it was decided to begin work on 80 per cent of the course proper leaving the areas required for tunnel construction for a later date. This meant that the track could not re-open for the 2015 Brisbane Racing Carnival. It re-opened one year later.

At about the same time, the original scope for the track was trimmed from $12.7 million to meet the available funding of $10 million. To meet this reduction, Racing Queensland’s changes included the narrowing of the course proper from a width of 40m to 28m, the sprigging of turf instead of laying turf and the reduction of a maintenance period with the track builder, Evergreen, from 12 months to three months. These would have been difficult decisions at the time.
While establishing the track by sprigging/stolonizing was cost-effective, it had never been done on a major Australian track. This meant that Evergreen’s three-month maintenance period expired before racing resumed. Contractors would normally maintain a track project such as this for between one and two years.
The BRC was handed the track by Racing Queensland nine days before the return to racing at the Oaks meeting in 2016. That meeting was cancelled due to an extreme weather event. The BRC understands Racing Queensland accepted the practical completion of the track by Evergreen just prior to the handover to the Club. At the time, the BRC voiced its concerns with Racing Queensland that the track had not been tested under race conditions.

Were sub-standard materials used in the construction of the track?
Racing Queensland is the principal under the contract. Factors such as the cost, type of grass and profile were determined by a Tender Evaluation Panel run by Racing Queensland. The BRC had one position on that panel. The BRC has seen no evidence of sub-standard materials having been used in building the new track. The concern has been more about the thatch issue. There is a growing school of thought that sand-profile tracks with kikuyu grass are more susceptible to thatch build-up.

The track was racing well late in 2016. What’s happened since then?
After the BRC was handed the track by Racing Queensland, Evergreen carried out a monthly track report which was sent to Racing Queensland and copied to the BRC. With the valuable knowledge accumulated over recent months, the BRC might have done some things differently in order to prevent the build-up of the thatch layer. We have learned that the maintenance of sand profile tracks is not an exact science. Track performance is affected by seasonal conditions and location. We clearly would not have planned carnival meetings for Eagle Farm had we thought there was a risk that the track would not be ready or safe.

Why did the BRC give Evergreen a three-month maintenance contract in March?
The track raced poorly at a midweek meeting on March 13 – its third race meeting in nine days. Two days later, the BRC convened a meeting of 20 stakeholders including Evergreen, Racing Queensland, turf experts, trainers and jockeys. The intent was to ensure that the Brisbane Racing Carnival could be held as planned on an acceptable racing surface. Two days after the meeting, Evergreen was contracted by the BRC to maintain the track for three months, including the Brisbane Racing Carnival. Since then, Evergreen, Racing Queensland and the BRC have met on a weekly basis to discuss the track’s progress against set benchmarks. The BRC was advised that the track was improving gradually and would be ready for the three Group 1 racedays. The track was and is safe but, as we saw last Saturday, it was not up to a standard acceptable to all in the industry. The consensus is that despite the exhaustive work, the thatch problem remains.

Is there any possibility of legal action over the track redevelopment?
The BRC was not a signatory to the original contract for the track redevelopment. Racing Queensland is the principal and, therefore, will have to decide on any redress for the track issues. Racing Queensland holds an extended warranty over the track.

What happens next?
Racing Queensland and the BRC have met several times this week to chart a way forward. We appreciate Racing Queensland’s eagerness to work with us on this project. Eagle Farm is Queensland racing’s No.1 asset. The track is the most popular for Queensland wagering turnover – the lifeblood of the industry. The BRC has already called on track experts from around the country to provide input into the Eagle Farm racing surface and next steps. These include Evergreen, which has put forward a plan for an improved racing surface.

Eagle Farm will not race again until the track is improved. However, trackwork continues six days a week for more than 500 horses. The length of the closure for racing will be determined by the solution to the track’s problems. There is no suggestion that Eagle Farm will be shut down again for more than a year but the exact length of time depends on the solution.

What are the consequences for the BRC and its Members of the shift to Doomben for the Oaks and Stradbroke meetings?
BRC staff have been working tirelessly to ensure that the Doomben track and facilities will be of its usual high standards. We are pleased to report that our corporate sponsors have remained with us in the shift to Doomben. Obviously, there are reduced options for functions, when compared with Eagle Farm. Members can be assured that there will be no change in space allocation for Members and their guests. Additional security will be employed to control access to the Members’ Reserve.

The BRC appreciates all feedback. We are as passionate about racing as you and share the frustration of being unable to race at Queensland’s premier track. Our commitment to the sustainability of the southeast Queensland racing industry is now on show inside Eagle Farm – the outstanding new stabling complex has been fully funded by the BRC. Visiting trainers, including Peter Snowden, have joined the likes of Rob Heathcote and Tony Gollan in praising the new facilities.
We will get this track right so that Eagle Farm can again be regarded as one of Australia’s most outstanding racing precincts.
Yours sincerely
Neville Bell
Chairman

http://www.brc.com.au/brc/important-information-eagle-farm-track/

This is a detailed explanation of the rebuild of Eagle Farm who did what and what happened ...cost cutting would be a factor the course proper reduced from 40m to 28m sprigging instead of laying turf and the contract is between RQ and Evergreen the BRC is the ham in the sandwich...legal action bound to be seriously considered IMO.

Giddy Up :beer:

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« 2017-Jun-04, 06:32 PM Reply #66 »
Excellent release by the BRC  that answers a lot of questions that were subject to speculation. It goes a long way to restoring confidence and morale. Hopefully things will move forward from here   emthup

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« 2017-Jun-04, 08:08 PM Reply #67 »
Yes and no, IMHO PP

This bit is basically true

The track has been built with kikuyu grass and a sand profile that requires frequent watering to keep it firm. That’s complemented by a drainage system that is designed to enable frequent watering while presenting a good racing surface. However, the turf has been affected by a thatch problem. The thatch is a layer of thick organic matter that retains moisture and prevents it from getting into the sand profile. That means the Eagle Farm track retains moisture in the top 100mm layer and races as a heavy track even without rain.

The highlighted part is alluding to this being part of the problem. Sprigging is a widely accepted practice which certainly has cost benefits as you use around 10 to 15% of the turf you would use if you solid turf. On the flip side your establishment period is longer at around 12 weeks. It certainly would not add to any thatch problem.



At about the same time, the original scope for the track was trimmed from $12.7 million to meet the available funding of $10 million. To meet this reduction, Racing Queensland’s changes included the narrowing of the course proper from a width of 40m to 28m, the sprigging of turf instead of laying turf and the reduction of a maintenance period with the track builder, Evergreen, from 12 months to three months. These would have been difficult decisions at the time.


While establishing the track by sprigging/stolonizing was cost-effective, it had never been done on a major Australian track.


These next two are totally at odds with each other

After the BRC was handed the track by Racing Queensland, Evergreen carried out a monthly track report which was sent to Racing Queensland and copied to the BRC. With the valuable knowledge accumulated over recent months, the BRC might have done some things differently in order to prevent the build-up of the thatch layer.


Why did the BRC give Evergreen a three-month maintenance contract in March?
The track raced poorly at a midweek meeting on March 13 – its third race meeting in nine days. Two days later, the BRC convened a meeting of 20 stakeholders including Evergreen, Racing Queensland, turf experts, trainers and jockeys. The intent was to ensure that the Brisbane Racing Carnival could be held as planned on an acceptable racing surface. Two days after the meeting, Evergreen was contracted by the BRC to maintain the track for three months, including the Brisbane Racing Carnival. Since then, Evergreen, Racing Queensland and the BRC have met on a weekly basis to discuss the track’s progress against set benchmarks. The BRC was advised that the track was improving gradually


On one hand they acknowledge that they would do things differently but then turn around and give Evergreen a maintenance contract.  :wacko:

The definition of stupidity is doing the same thing over and over but expecting a different outcome  :bash:

The million dollar question left unanswered is -

What have they been doing to rectify the thatch problem (and what caused it?  :whistle: ) and what will they be doing to fix the problem.



If I was a BRC member, that's what I'd want to know.  :yes:




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« 2017-Jun-05, 09:06 AM Reply #68 »
Racing officials get heads out of the sand to fix track fiasco

NATHAN EXELBY
 
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SHAMBLES: BRC chairman Neville Bell at Eagle Farm, which has been closed indefinitely due to track issues. Pictu Tara Croser


SPECULATION continues on what direction Racing Queensland and the Brisbane Racing Club will take on the future of Eagle Farm, but the odds of it remaining a 100 per cent sand track are lengthening.

If the same profile were to be retained, that would result in the quickest return to racing, with the track cut right back and the thatch later removed. Constructors Evergreen have outlined a plan to do that in two goes, using the 28m width of the track to continue racing.

But as BRC chairman Neville Bell outlined on Friday, there are reservations about sand tracks, given recent events. The more likely outcome would see a substance like loam mixed in with the sand to provide a more rigid profile before new grass is planted.

A leading southern track manager said last week under that scenario, a likely return to racing would be in February if work started now.

Giddy Up :beer:


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« 2017-Jun-05, 04:02 PM Reply #69 »
Racing officials get heads out of the sand to fix track fiasco


But as BRC chairman Neville Bell outlined on Friday, there are reservations about sand tracks, given recent events. The more likely outcome would see a substance like loam mixed in with the sand to provide a more rigid profile before new grass is planted.





Let's be fair dinkum, it's about the management of said sand track, not sand tracks in general.  :bulb:

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« 2017-Jun-05, 04:56 PM Reply #70 »
Press release from Racing Queensland

Racing Queensland (RQ), acting on a direction from Minister for Racing Grace Grace, has engaged one of Australia’s most experienced racing administrators to conduct an independent review of the Eagle Farm track.

 

RQ will utilise the expertise of former Victoria Racing Club CEO and current Harness Racing Victoria chair Dale Monteith to ensure best practice strategies are employed moving forward.

 

Ms Grace has written to RQ and directed the Board to take all necessary steps to ensure the Eagle Farm track is rectified and made fit for purpose as an immediate priority.

 

The decision reinforces RQ’s commitment to maintaining the long-term performance of Queensland’s premier racing surface, with the appointment made following consultation with the Brisbane Racing Club (BRC).

 

The scope of the review will be to consider the construction and preparation of the track, with a very clear focus on identifying the best remediation strategies for the racing surface.

 

Mr Monteith, who has 37 years of experience in the racing industry, oversaw the re-design and construction of both the Flemington and Caulfield tracks with the VRC and Melbourne Racing Club, and will provide an objective report into the design, construction and maintenance of the Eagle Farm track.

 

As well as having extensive experience in racing administration, Mr Monteith also chaired the Tasmanian Racing Industry Review Working Group (2014), reviewed racing in the Northern Territory (2014), and conducted an audit of HRV in 2015.

 

RQ CEO Dr Eliot Forbes said he looked forward to Mr Monteith’s findings, and working cooperatively with the BRC to provide outcomes that are in the best interests of the industry as a whole.

 

“Mr Monteith’s independent and objective review will be a crucial step towards identifying strategies to help remediate the Eagle Farm surface,” Dr Forbes said.

 

“RQ is determined to ensure Eagle Farm retains its rightful place as Queensland’s premier track for many years to come.”

 

Mr Monteith said he was honoured to link with RQ and provide his extensive track knowledge.

 

“I enjoyed taking a hands-on approach to the construction at Flemington and Caulfield so the first thing I want to know is the basic design of the track and how it was constructed,” he said.

 

“I will be looking at all independent advice to ensure the best possible outcomes are achieved.”

 

Dr Forbes said: “The timing of any works required will depend upon the remediation processes identified during the independent review

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« 2017-Jun-05, 06:02 PM Reply #71 »
Another "consultant" , another big fat pay cheque. Is there anyone at RQ who actually knows what they are doing and can justify getting paid each week ? Seems not. Right from the good doctor down.

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« 2017-Jun-05, 06:15 PM Reply #72 »
I suppose the Hon. Grace wanted to be seen doing something ......if this is the best she could come up with .......she needn't have bothered.....there are enough snouts in the trough without bringing  Dale Monteith up to look over the shoulders of those who have some experience in track maintenance .........meanwhile LGHR has revealed more hands being recruited to add to the BRC team....apprentices hired for a three year term.

http://www.letsgohorseracing.com.au/

The advertisement reads (in part):
Description
MEGT specialize in making apprenticeships happen and we are very excited to be working with Queensland's leading metropolitan race club! We are currently seeking five motivated, enthusiastic and hardworking candidates to join their maintenance team. This is an amazing opportunity to work on-site at one of Brisbane's most iconic venues. This is more than just a job - this is an opportunity to earn a trade qualification and gain on-going employment in the sport of kings!
This incredible race club conducts 98 race meets and hosts over 300,000 patrons per year. Races have been held at this site since 1865 and it has seen some of the finest horses and jockeys in history - not to mention a number of celebrities!
The Role
This is an opportunity to join a highly regarded industry as an Apprentice in either Horticulture or Sports Turf Management. You will be working across three sites and responsibilities will include;
•   Maintenance of turf and landscape
•   Establishment and maintenance of gardens
•   Operating plant equipment including mowers, tractors, chainsaws etc
•   Maintenance of horse infrastructure as well as racing infrastructure and barriers
•   Divot replacement
•   Customer interaction with the public on race days
•   Liaising with racing staff and officials
Requirements
We are looking for hardworking, motivated candidates who enjoy working as part of a team. Our ideal candidate is physically fit and will enjoy working outdoors. An interest in horses would be a benefit as would experience working on a farm or doing general grounds maintenance. The successful candidates will show initiative, be mature minded, responsible and is able to follow direction and take on constructive criticism. A positive, can-do attitude is a must. You must be able to work weekends on a rotating roster.
Candidates must have a valid driver’s licence and have the right to work permanently in Australia. You must be able to commit to a three-year apprenticeship and be able to live off apprentice wages.
Benefits
This position will offer the successful candidate the opportunity to gain highly valuable skills and experience, whilst working on-site at a Brisbane landmark. You will be working outside every day, operating a range of plant equipment. You will be given all the on-the-job training you need and you will be enrolled in either a Certificate III in Horticulture or a Certificate III in Sports Turf Management.
This is a full time, paid position and you will get paid on a weekly basis. Your qualification is paid for by the employer and you will also receive regular support and mentoring from an MEGT Field Officer. You will also get the chance to witness historic racing events first hand!
If you are interested in this amazing opportunity, all you need to do is hit 'apply' now and send your resume to MEGT today.

Giddy Up :beer:

 


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« 2017-Jun-05, 07:16 PM Reply #73 »
And the circus rolls on......all about fixing something that CANNOT be fixed...........


The drainagedoesnt work because of the shortcuts and 2nd grade crap material used.......IS that not abundantly clear after no rain or irrigation for the week before the debacle heavy 9,,,,,,,,.............what can they possibly do to allow watering on a regular basis and put up tracks in the good 3 range consistenly?=NOTHING


Out of action for 8 months with no guarantee of the longterm outcome..........who wants to take the PUNT?

Hot air balloons and flying piglets to the course proper please!



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« 2017-Jun-05, 08:26 PM Reply #74 »
a Certificate III in Horticulture or a Certificate III in Sports Turf Management.



Sounds impressive . .

And obviously with regard to the EF fiasco, the country needs more of them . . but



What would such 'tradesmen' have been called in the '50's' . . ??


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