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Offline Norton

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O.P. « 2010-Jul-01, 07:19 PM »
Courier Mail headline today reads:

Bikies bash Bentley with baseball bats in Gold Coast brawl.

http://www.couriermail.com.au/news/breaking-news/bikies-bash-bentley-with-baseball-bats-in-gold-coast-brawl/story-e6freonf-1225886790968

Update: This thread covered the history, debated issues and blogging during the life of the Qld Racing Industry Control Body known as Racing Queensland, up until the demise of the Bligh Government, and ultimately the Board of Directors under the Chairmanship of Bob Bentley in 2012. That period of racing governance and some of the decisions made prior to RQL between 2007 and 2010 are now the subject of a Royal Commission to be known as the Queensland Racing Commission of Inquiry.
www.racinginquiry.qld.gov.au/
 

This thread contains the history of many of the issues likely to raised during the Inquiry.  It seems appropriate to report and discuss proceedings here going forward.

Update Feb 2014.
Commissioner White will formally present the Report to Racing Minister Steve Dickson on Friday 7 Feb 2014.  It is for the Minister to deal with the content and any recommendations as the Government sees fit.  Ultimately, at Minister Dickson's discretion, the Report will be available for download from the Commission Website (above).  We eagerly await the green light for that.

In the meantime, for the Report to be understood in the context for which it was intended, one could do no worse than to read the following:

Original Terms of Reference   http://www.racinginquiry.qld.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0004/205087/TOR-Breakdown.pdf

Qld Audit Office Report on RQL   https://www.qao.qld.gov.au/files/file/RTPtemplateFinal2lowresonline.pdf

ASX Guidelines on Corporate Governance   http://www.asx.com.au/documents/asx-compliance/cg_principles_recommendations_with_2010_amendments.pdf


There are two key pieces of leglislation likely to be referenced in the White Report. Read these ONLY if insomnia is severe, and after taking medical advice.  
Qld Racing Act 2002  that was relevant to the period covered by the Inquiry
Commonwealth Corporations Act 2001

 

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« 2010-Jul-01, 07:44 PM Reply #1 »
Gee that is disturbing news.

There've been a lot of discussions going on at GC of late.  Pity it's got to this, though. :chin:

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« 2010-Jul-01, 07:55 PM Reply #2 »
while i despise the despised despot....the bob bent. fate would be better decided by country trainers...that day approaches 8)

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« 2010-Jul-02, 08:28 AM Reply #3 »
What hospital is he in ?


Some of us might want to send flowers  :sweat:

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« 2010-Jul-02, 02:47 PM Reply #4 »
the new website of the despised crew is away with tributes to johhny rotten-wheres the ambulance hacket and a promotion for none other than the swill master himself in paul porky brennan....the show/sham continues till next state election when the rort/waste and squander of stakeholders futures comes to a screeching halt....ted e and crew will have the clown outfits at the ready to wave the rorters in the direction of the circus for bob's freaky band of arse lickers
special mention to the disgraced shara murray re the vote rort she still has a job....just goes to show support the rort get the reward in bob,bill and anna b-lies world that is the rotten stae of weensland......as the nurses and doctors say can i get a pay-packet/...please  :lol:   :lol:   :lol:   :lol:
suck it up trolls

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« 2010-Jul-05, 09:21 AM Reply #5 »
sussh sussh.....big news about to surface re- qr.......lets see if they can keep a lid on this baby :wavecry: :no:

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« 2010-Jul-05, 04:06 PM Reply #6 »
I thought the Doomben debacle would have created angst amongst Bob's supporter.

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« 2010-Jul-05, 07:25 PM Reply #7 »
Any tips Ted E - anything to do with the dogs :chin:

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« 2010-Jul-08, 05:48 PM Reply #8 »
Interview up on the 927 website opens the debate regarding RQ's commitment to Cushion racing surface (so far they have placed one at Caloundra and another at Toowoomba).

The speaker is Ron Charles who was CEO at Santa Anita & Golden gate tracks in California.  He was responsible for the now defunct Cushion surface.  Seems the US jury is still out on where to go with all this.  One issue in common with here and California is that gaming turnover is significantly down on the synthetics and it seems that punters have voted with their pockets.  Which begs the question "why go with synthetics when you know that turnover, the life blood source, will decline?" 

Recommended listening....but be quick, 927 wipe the replays after about 3 days.  Go to:
http://www.sport927.com.au/
and click on the Ron Charles "Listen Now".

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« 2010-Jul-08, 10:14 PM Reply #9 »
It won't take long to find out how well the new board accepts it's responsibilities to be even handed in administering the three racing codes. :chin:
According to the CM Bob is wrestling with the problem of whether harness racing headquarters at AP warrants the construction of a new grandstand and restaurant after the old structure was demolished on safety grounds. :/

Maybe a bit of lateral thinking is called for. :whistle:

Wouldn't put it past Bob to sell AP and build a track inside Doomben with lights .Then the trots will be back to where they began as tenants of the old BATC now BRC :thumbsd:


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« 2010-Jul-08, 10:19 PM Reply #10 »
Why would it be a bad thing if the Trots were at Doomben?
Makes sense to me.

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« 2010-Jul-08, 10:21 PM Reply #11 »
Why would it be a bad thing if the Trots were at Doomben?
Makes sense to me.

It didn't work at AP when there was an inside track and same story here .Maybe Bob could sell AP and let the trots buy Doomben with the funds :beer:

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« 2010-Jul-08, 10:33 PM Reply #12 »
It didn't work at AP when there was an inside track and same story here .Maybe Bob could sell AP and let the trots buy Doomben with the funds :beer:
Was before my time, but in what way did it not work at AP?


I have no agenda here either way but I do see TO on trots does not justify prizemoney and the assets they hold.
If they can combine it makes sense to me :/

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« 2010-Jul-08, 10:35 PM Reply #13 »
On the same thought process I don't see why RQ hold onto Deagon????
If Doomben - which is a racing centre, costs $200000 to maintain, what does Deagon cost and what does it provide in return?

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« 2010-Jul-08, 10:46 PM Reply #14 »
AP was a  heavy sand track about 6f in circumference maybe more or slightly  less, very tight track when night trotting started in 1968 the APTC was formed and from memory the chairman was Clive Uhr also chairman of the landlord BATC .The trotting track was a half mile  circumference on the inside of the sand galloping track so the spectators were separated from the action and the track had to race right handed to fit in with the winning post and grandstand etc .Eventually with Govt funding the APTC acquired the track from the BATC and constructed the current larger track racing in the opposite direction with facilites to match .This bought the racing up close which was what the patrons wanted.Personally I liked the old half mile set up and the variety of races held in those days.Two enclosures for IDoms plenty of bookies and good night out .I don't think harness racing want to be tenants they want theior own place.Similar thing in Victoria where they moved from the showgrounds to MV as tenants of the MVRC.That's about it DJH.Over and Out :thumbsup:  

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« 2010-Jul-09, 11:25 AM Reply #15 »
Siting a harness-racing track inside Doomben would present a problem in that all the facilities are in the wrong spot for left-handed racing. (There are other issues, as well.)

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« 2010-Jul-09, 05:28 PM Reply #16 »
DD

The old flat stand is still down there at the 400.  Just needs a lick of paint.  You have  vacant house down there you could use for admin needs.
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« 2010-Jul-09, 09:46 PM Reply #17 »
Yeah, you're right.  The stand would be more than adequate most nights, but what about for Inter Dominions? :chin:

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« 2010-Jul-09, 10:13 PM Reply #18 »
QR officials visited cranbourne this week to see how three codes co-exist at one site

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« 2010-Jul-13, 09:26 AM Reply #19 »
Anyone looking for Stewards Reports on the new RQ website will find they are under Race Diary  not as obvious as they were under the old system  :no:

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« 2010-Jul-13, 09:30 AM Reply #20 »
Albion Park is the right place for Harness Racing HQ Bob got or is getting $80M of our money and part of it should be to build adequate facilities at AP :thumbsup:

There was a pre amalgamation commitment as I recall now it has to be honoured no backing away. :stop:

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« 2010-Jul-13, 09:43 AM Reply #21 »
What about barrier trial replays?

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« 2010-Jul-13, 10:16 AM Reply #22 »
What about barrier trial replays?
Trial Replays ???.They are too lazy/tight to even do the shoeing for trials in Toowoomba.

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« 2010-Jul-13, 10:35 AM Reply #23 »
Thanks Arsenal

I emailed QR asking about  where they could be found and no one responded.

I guess they can't find them either.
 

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« 2010-Jul-13, 11:14 AM Reply #24 »
True that Mick
They are too busy spending money on cushions that are being ripped up in the USA


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