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Offline Jims Punting

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« 2016-Feb-02, 04:01 PM Reply #1825 »
On a further read, it was obvious Brad was discussing BOTH tracks

EF is a go by Oaks Day ... Doomben within 3 years (and I could add ... if ever).

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« 2016-Feb-02, 04:05 PM Reply #1826 »
Maybe Sky should be made to share video coverage in return for access to this technology.

The contract Ubet had with Sky Racing expires on Wednesday 3rd February 2016.

Does this mean we might be entering a period of restructure that saw the debacle unfold in Victoria 12 months ago, where punters had no free access to live racing/replays?

And here I was all superior, thinking we in Queensalnd would NEVER see such a farce.
maybe we are going to go through the same.

It's pretty poor to be using punters as fodder in these sorts of battles.
Tatts/Ubet knew this was coming up - what's the plan here?
Is there one?

Can users of Ubet in Qld still view live racing in their own state?

How much say in this does the BRC have?

It is a simple contractual issue between SKY and UBET.

You can still watch all Sky racing on WA TAB and NSW/VIC Tab websites as well as many other places.

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« 2016-Feb-02, 05:25 PM Reply #1827 »
The new timing system should be good for accurate timing.

However i find the tracking graphic annoying as it takes up too much of the screen and isn't really that accurate.

Also i notice DF mentions in his HRO column that there will also be a new screen before the winning post. Something similar to Randwick maybe?

Will it replace the existing board there???

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« 2016-Feb-02, 08:06 PM Reply #1828 »
Red Bream,

The screen is 43m long by 14m high and will be before the winning post

My friend David Fowler has seen plans that it would block sight from the present broadcast box for a fair part of the back straight.

"The chook" may have to be raised higher or moved elsewhere.

Exciting times he reckons

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« 2016-Feb-02, 08:16 PM Reply #1829 »
Interesting times ahead. All these initiatives it seems like we are slowly creeping into the 21st Century.

I also notice a lot of work going on out the back around the mounting yard area

We can't have anything getting in the way of chook's line of sight. The perch may have to go up!!

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« 2016-Feb-02, 08:38 PM Reply #1830 »
Red Bream,

The screen is 43m long by 14m high and will be before the winning post

My friend David Fowler has seen plans that it would block sight from the present broadcast box for a fair part of the back straight.

"The chook" may have to be raised higher or moved elsewhere.

Exciting times he reckons
  That's why he gets the big bucks.

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« 2016-Feb-03, 10:19 AM Reply #1831 »
Red Bream,

The screen is 43m long by 14m high and will be before the winning post


Gee, I hope it is one of those 'cube technology' screens that go all over the state . .

We might see it from time to time in the north on a Tuesday  :whistle:

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« 2016-May-30, 01:05 PM Reply #1832 »
Well, the Eagle Farm holiday is about to come to an end.

The experts had Doomben "stuffed" 18 months ago, yet there it was on Saturday, with horses running brilliant times - and the rock-throwers scuttled back to their burrows.

What a great achievement by Doomben Course Manager, Jim Roberts, and his staff.

 :thumbsup:  :clap2:  :no1:

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« 2016-Jun-01, 01:56 AM Reply #1833 »
been thinking    :shrug:   :bulb:

geeeeees  doomben has done well

thumbs up to all involved           emthup


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« 2016-Jun-15, 09:56 AM Reply #1834 »
Surprised that the BRC with its focus on promotion and team of PR professionals hasn't found space for a pictorial coverage of the Winter Carnival ....there are no pics from Stradbroke day races ..no sign of the Fashions on the Field.......that's something that the powers that be should rectify......a picture is worth a thousand words...or words to that effect. :o

Giddy Up :beer: 

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« 2016-Jun-26, 04:49 PM Reply #1835 »
This might be the new beginning BRC replays on Racing Qld website today ..previously Tuesday was the go to day Well Done to whoever has livened up......as a bonus today's replays from the GC are up. :thumbsup:

http://www.racingqueensland.com.au/Thoroughbred/Racing-Calendar/Video-Replays/Race-Meeting-Videos/E%20FM/20160625

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« 2016-Jun-26, 05:09 PM Reply #1836 »
Ditto RTON . .

This morning  8-)

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« 2016-Jun-26, 05:44 PM Reply #1837 »
They were on the QR website a few minutes after each race yesterday

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« 2016-Nov-01, 07:13 PM Reply #1838 »
Shocking luck for the BRC and punters at Eagle Farm when the power went off before the CUP ......Energex responsible and likely to be liable for substantial damages...... punters were unable to watch the races on the TV screens and many left the track to spend the afternoon nearby at the Hamilton Hotel which surprisingly wasn't affected by the blackout ...one bookie shown on TV news resorted to the old style penciller.... the only bet heard was 35 to 5 Almandin well under the odds . rain didn't help either pity to spoil what is usually one of the best patronized days in Brisbane.

https://www.punters.com.au/news/Blackout-leaves-Eagle-Farm-punters-Cup-less_155009/

Giddy Up :beer:
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« 2016-Nov-02, 12:18 PM Reply #1839 »
It seems that it wasn't all the fault of Energex.

Two staffers have had to walk the plank. Unlike Stirling someone has been made responsible for the debacle and has had to wear the consequences.

A few dollars saved but the credibility of the Club in shatters in what has always been the biggest earner of the year.

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« 2016-Nov-07, 04:28 PM Reply #1840 »
I am forever grateful  for the sponsorship granted by TABCORP but nevertheless some things need noting;


Sky's not the limit for Brisbane coverage
BY BRUCE CLARK - @SNOWYCLARK
49 minutes ago Horse Racing
Fed-up trainer Rob Heathcote has spent more time watching the US Presidential race on cable television than his beloved Queensland racing on the Tabcorp-owned Sky Channel.
“I’ve been engrossed in it for nine months, can’t get enough of it,” Heathcote told G1X.com.au, before adding: “yes, but things just boiled over at Doomben on Saturday.”
What happened was the Heathcote-trained Brotherly Secret won Race 5 at Doomben when Sky’s on-track presenter Bernadette Cooper started the obligatory post-race interview.
To which Heathcote looked at Cooper and said: “Are you sure we have time to do this? Don’t we have to cross to Newcastle?”
“I then looked down the barrel and said something like, ‘Seriously Sky executives, when are you going to give Brisbane racing a fair go?'”
Heathcote, famous for training the now retired star Buffering and a five-time premiership winner, said his tirade was not pre-meditated but admitted it was coming for some time.
“I was at home getting ready for the races, switched on to Sky and got an apology from Bernie (Cooper) and Josh Fleming saying they could only do four races in the preview, it did get my blood boiling I can tell you that,” Heathcote said.
“There is no doubt Sky has been treating Queensland racing in general and Brisbane metropolitan racing in particular as a literally unwanted commodity and with total distain,” Heathcote said.
“They show as little as they possibly can, where a b-grade second track meeting at Newcastle with four maidens, a class 1, a class 2, and two low grade benchmark races got precedence with full previews and full mounting yard coverage.”
Heathcote said his remarks, building up in his mind for over a year, had been greeted with widespread support from industry participants, Brisbane Racing Club management and also Racing Queensland.
“I received a lot of support on Saturday from BRC directors who seemed unanimous in praise that I brought it to a head, I got emails and texts and it has become a talking point up here,” he said.
“There is no doubt Racing NSW has ensured the clock favours the NSW product but now with the looming merger of Tabcorp and Tatts, you’d like to think Queensland racing can leverage some support to ensure the deal is done as smoothly as they want, because they are going to need us.
“This nonsense impacts on Queensland wagering and also the ability of us to promote our sport and engage with our stars. It’s been going on for years, we have had discussions with officials here to take it up with Sky but nothing has changed.”
Doomben race times were allocated 10 minutes after a Sydney metropolitan race at Canterbury allowing only a pre-recorded mounting yard preview, with Newcastle 14 minutes earlier (given full mounting yard coverage) with post-race Brisbane coverage scaled down.
Newcastle was attractively positioned up to 20 minutes later in the day from Sydney races start times. Also impacted (and consistently so) has been Adelaide races, eight to 10 minutes off Flemington but with Newcastle in-between.
“It’s just nonsense,” Heathcote said.
“We’ve got the Brisbane summer carnival coming up and the richest racing meeting in Australia at the Gold Coast in January and Sky will want plenty of content but it’s not consistent with how we are treated in general,” he said.
Tabcorp chief executive David Attenborough spoke in Brisbane’s Courier Mail newspaper about the issues facing Queensland racing and the upcoming wagering merger with Tattersalls.
“Despite the turnover growing every year on Australian racing, Queensland racing is under pressure, it has had to lower prize money and it is feeling the pinch," he said.
“And that’s mainly because its incumbent tote, UBET, is struggling to compete.
“It’s sitting there with a set of technology that isn’t quite up to where it needs to be yet and they know it."
Heathcote would argue a reason Queensland turnover is falling is largely due to its lack of broad coverage on Tabcorp’s Sky.
“It just reached a crescendo on Saturday and we are fed-up,” he said.

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« 2016-Nov-07, 04:29 PM Reply #1841 »
Multiple Group One-winning trainer Rob Heathcote believes Sky’s coverage of Queensland racing has deteriorated and has implored the broadcaster to give the state a “fair go.”

Heathcote, who made his frustrations known on air on Saturday [video below], is sick and tired of Sky prioritising regional NSW meetings over Brisbane metropolitan racing on their premium channel – Sky Thoroughbred Central.
“It’s 100 per cent gotten worse and I’m not impressed. The reaction I’ve received after making those comments on air suggests many others feel the same way,” Heathcote told Punters.com.au.
“Yes, we’ve had our issues up here, it’s been a s***fight, but there’s light at the end of the tunnel. We’ve got good competitive racing and a good metropolitan product that deserves to be respected.”
Sky's website states that Sky Thoroughbred Central is the organization’s “superior thoroughbred racing channel, showcasing the best thoroughbred racing action from Australia and around the world with in-depth anaysis, mounting yard and expert comments.”

Queensland punters have long been fed-up with interruptions to mounting yard coverage and post-race interviews, which are often cut short or missed to head to provincial meetings at NSW tracks like Newcastle and Kemba Grange.
Heathcote said the "straw that broke the camel’s back” was when Sky previewed just four races at Doomben on Saturday while giving comprehensive coverage to Newcastle.

“I didn’t plan to go on air and say those things. It was spur of the moment after what happened on Saturday and a request to give us a fair go,” he said.

“Newcastle, a meeting which included four maidens, a Class 1 and a Class 2 got full coverage with two presenters. Meanwhile, in Brisbane we had a metro meeting with good competitive racing and they only previewed four races. That's not good enough.

“Everything is timed to suit NSW. We don’t ever expect to be on par with Sydney but we deserve better. The main issue is that it’s gotten worse over the past 12 months.”
Heathcote said the Queensland Trainer’s Association has made numerous complaints to Racing Queensland officials, who have met with Tabcorp – the corporation that owns Sky – to discuss their grievances.

"We've made official complaints to Racing Queensland and they've spoken to Tabcorp about our issues. But it hasn't gotten any better, it's gotten worse. We've got a quality product and deserve a fair crack," Heathcote said.
Tabcorp spokesperson Nicholas Tzaferis blamed "time pressures" for what many believe is substandard coverage and said more extensive Saturday previews will be shown heading forward.
"Due to time pressures on Saturday morning, we have recently been in a position where Brisbane and some interstate meetings have received abbreviated previews," Tzaferis said.

"We have been working hard to resolve this as we do appreciate that it’s a concern to many punters who enjoy the thoughts and opinions of our race presenters, tipsters and betting expert

"We’re pleased to announce that from this Saturday we have freed up some space in our Saturday morning schedule to ensure that Brisbane racing receives a full preview of that day’s meeting with comment and analysis of every race."

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« 2016-Nov-07, 04:56 PM Reply #1842 »
Maybe Brisbane should align themselves with Racing.com and see what a go Brisbane racing gets when they have to battle against Melb and Vic provincial meetings.


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« 2016-Nov-07, 06:47 PM Reply #1843 »
A major difference in your assessment JWH when Racing.com is essentially tied to VIC.

I can guarantee you Brisbane Metro racing surpasses VIC provincial meetings.

The point of all of this is to at least give Brisbane it's share of airtime and whether you want it or not at least we might see a difference this week-end.

I might add at the behest of a passionate Queensland racing identity rather than the appropriate Authorities.

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« 2016-Nov-07, 07:47 PM Reply #1844 »


Racing in Brisbane,  of dubious quality even over the few weeks before the Stradbroke, is a relic of a bygone era.

Brisbane racing has joined South Australia, Western Australia -- among other venues -- as an irrelevance; they will have days in a weak sun but they are 'days' not 'weeks'.

The party is over.

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« 2016-Nov-07, 09:00 PM Reply #1845 »

Racing in Brisbane,  of dubious quality even over the few weeks before the Stradbroke, is a relic of a bygone era.

Brisbane racing has joined South Australia, Western Australia -- among other venues -- as an irrelevance; they will have days in a weak sun but they are 'days' not 'weeks'.

The party is over.

Your posts continue to impress most.

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« 2016-Nov-07, 10:11 PM Reply #1846 »
What was that about ruining a serious thread? Bugger off PM you obviously don't like racing anymore stop polluting threads & keep your crap to campaigning against the VRC in your own shitty thread
Speaking of relics , check your calendar it is 2016 it's s while new ball game everywhere- get used to it!

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« 2016-Nov-08, 08:27 AM Reply #1847 »
Ben Dorries article (CM 0811) re the relocation of the time honoured Doomben 10000 does not go down with me.

If they want the races in order and have the southern horses remain for the Stradbroke then why can't we have alternative days at the tracks. The only reason we run them as we do is to preserve EF for it's majors.

This is just the start of what was always anticipated - have Doomben available for mid-week racing and/or sell it.

It is nothing other than a disgrace. What would the late Bill Carter be saying?

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« 2016-Nov-08, 09:06 AM Reply #1848 »
Don't change anything from what is proposed but convert the 27/6 back to Doomben - the race changes mooted for the 27th can be at 1350m not the 1300m proposed for EF.

Simple.

And the traditionalists remain satisfied.



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