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Offline Gintara

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« 2017-Aug-05, 09:53 AM Reply #100 »

Gintara, what do you think about the change of grass type?

Grats, I'll go through and point out the flaws & PR spin later on tonight on all that's posted above but the change to couch concerns me  :sweat:

I love couch but there is no doubt they will have to oversow with a rye grass through winter, it simply won't produce any recovery (btw - this is totally different to what Arsey is talking about, totally different grasses and costs)


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« 2017-Aug-05, 11:26 AM Reply #101 »
Thanks mate

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« 2017-Aug-08, 06:20 AM Reply #102 »
What tracks in QLD are currently racing on couch ?
Anybody know what Doomben or The sunny coast have ?

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« 2017-Aug-08, 07:54 AM Reply #103 »
Magic, I stand corrected as I'm not in Qld but I think there is only one and it's in Nth Qld.  :chin:

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« 2017-Aug-08, 08:02 AM Reply #104 »
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:

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:

Anyone bothered to read the report? Wonder what that cost  :chin: I guess we've got to where I was telling you all for the last 12 months  :whistle:

Anyway Sports Turf Consultants who under took the review are pretty good but I did have a chuckle when it was peer reviewed by Dr Battam.

Dr Battam is one of the most knowledge people on soil science but he's widely known to dislike sand, he'd much prefer to build with loam or heavier materials, so they might as well put their own rubber stamp on it as they would have known the outcome.
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« 2017-Aug-08, 02:02 PM Reply #105 »

Archie has his say on the track, and other matters, Ascot related

https://itsnotnormalisit.com/author/fintanpwalsh/
« Last Edit: 2017-Aug-08, 02:07 PM by arthur »

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« 2017-Aug-08, 05:13 PM Reply #106 »
So the Director takes a $150,000 from the members' funds for his own firm to flog some prime land to Australia's largest residential builder. Are these jokers at the BRC for real ? Their incompetence , as everyone knows, has no bounds. Now it appears some more sinister matters require full scrutiny. If the Minister was even half on the ball they would have all been dismissed by now. As she isn't, hopefully the members will take matters into their own hands and get rid of these clowns.

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« 2017-Aug-08, 06:07 PM Reply #107 »
Archie has his say on the track, and other matters, Ascot related

https://itsnotnormalisit.com/author/fintanpwalsh/

Wow that was a hell of a read  :lol:
Who is this Archie fella.
I suggest he's in trouble when he gets home after stating

"given that I was punting at the Farm and Doomben before I could walk and that love racing even more than I do shagging my missus"

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« 2017-Aug-08, 08:40 PM Reply #108 »
Was this proposed unit site based in Auguthella or Blackall ? Or is  it based in one of the major growth corridors of Queensland for unit development ? The latter is the answer. So why were my funds given to this Director to sell "ice creams to Eskimos "? It is now a question I will be asking of the BRC. I will also be directing my solicitor to ask the same questions of the CCC and ASIC. They think have no accountability these stooges.

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« 2017-Aug-10, 09:20 AM Reply #109 »
Gotta love Archie.  He's got more Eagle Farm news today on his blog.


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