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Offline dubbledee

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« 2009-Apr-15, 07:53 PM Reply #50 »
On the surface this all appears promising DD.

Tunnels have got to be a step in the right direction eliminating the dreaded crossings.

In your view will it be better for QLD racing & trainers in general?

Kato

Tunnels will be in the early stages.  These are (obviously) necessary to open up the infield for stabling and parking, etc.  Getting race-day traffic off the adjacent streets will be well received by residents.  The infield stabling will contribute to reduction of early-morning horse movements, and is another plus for (the majority of) locals.

As to whether it's improving the lot for "QLD racing & trainers in general", I think many pages could be written on that.  Some key points as I see it:

1.  Two of the  best three grass tracks in Qld are locked in for the foreseeable future.

2.  The location of the precinct is as good as we could ask for in a capital city: near the airport, near major road transport arteries, flanked by railways, on the cooler side of town, adjacent to some future population growth areas (Portside, etc).

3.  There's a large body of racing people who currently live near the racecourses - and wanna keep living near the racecourses.  Their futures are now clear.

4.  The training facilities will be greatly enhanced, partly due to the increased population of horses in training (yet to be determined, but could be up to 800), and the development of the infield facilities.  (Trainers now based on EF continue to extoll the benefits of having all manner of training aids in their backyard.)

5.  The racetrack itself will be made as safe as it can be for the horse.

6.  Raceday horse movements on and off the course will be more efficient and safer.

7.  Improved on-course facilities will go a long way to attracting a new racing crowd to the track.  These people want day-long sit-down spots with a view of the track and top-shelf catering.  (This doesn't help the trainers directly, but it will continue to expose racing to potential new owners.)

Anyway, they're a few thoughts from the top of my scone.
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« 2009-Apr-15, 08:15 PM Reply #51 »
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The marketing teams from BTC/QTC are working hard to make 4 July something to remember.  Don't tell us you've got a free lunch invite to the Capalaba dogs or something of that nature. :unsu 

As for naming of races, that's yet to be firmed up.  Your suggestion is noted.

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« 2009-Apr-15, 09:02 PM Reply #52 »

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« 2009-Apr-15, 09:03 PM Reply #53 »
A couple of forumites were there today

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« 2009-Apr-15, 09:04 PM Reply #54 »

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« 2009-Apr-15, 09:08 PM Reply #55 »
seeing bob the knob MIA  and this massive announcement with no QRL={NING NONGS INC]AKA FAWLTe towers}funding at all.....shows to the industry as a whole how much of a diviing despot pariah he has been....hey bobby and your boy porky all the best at bent-wad.....and to think bob was gunna try and close and sell both and head to goodna next to the prisons.....bobby boy why wont you just go away and take dribblin bill the labor party godfather with you ...?reason? because todays announcement makes you look as stupid you are.....fool :baby: :bop: :sleep:

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« 2009-Apr-15, 09:09 PM Reply #56 »
And one for Gratlog below....That's Amy on the left and Mitchell on the right

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« 2009-Apr-15, 09:10 PM Reply #57 »
 :beer: hey bob and we all know you or one of your mullets read this forum ask yourself where i the love....BRO! :love: :love: :love:

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« 2009-Apr-15, 09:10 PM Reply #58 »

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« 2009-Apr-15, 09:11 PM Reply #59 »
A couple of forumites were there today

No names please

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« 2009-Apr-15, 09:12 PM Reply #60 »
Ascot

Get one of the kids to show ya how to scale down images.  It only took me about 10 tries. :sad:

Re those two forumites, I'd prefer the red box over the blue any time. :stop:

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« 2009-Apr-15, 09:13 PM Reply #61 »
Ascot
When taking snaps for publication it's always a good idea for to shoot off a few, you can always delete the crap oh and as DD says crop / resize the images ;)
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« 2009-Apr-15, 09:15 PM Reply #62 »
Thanks Westie.

DD at least the bloke from Doomben is better looking.

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« 2009-Apr-15, 09:17 PM Reply #63 »
Ascot

Well, I think when age difference is taken into account, EF wins in a canter. :chin:

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« 2009-Apr-15, 09:44 PM Reply #64 »
Ascot I hope your Kiwi boss( Malcolm) has organised a right royal send off for you, JWP, and all the other BTC directors who have done a great job in holding the "fort" together .

I'm sure a BBQ could be organised by the Cleveland Mafia, maybe even at the Capalaba dogs if it suits.   :lol:  :yay: :bdn: :drinks:as a big  :thankyou:

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« 2009-Apr-15, 10:01 PM Reply #65 »
The plans and the website look great.

However "Can Do" was keeping his cards close to his chest on the news tonight. A project of this size would be expected to attract some opposition from locals. No doubt the traffic, green space and social amenity drums will be beat.

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« 2009-Apr-16, 06:38 AM Reply #66 »
Thanks Ascot   emthup

Looks like a good day was had by all.

A little extra would be to get traffic lights so us peasants can get out onto Nudgee Rd . Especially if we want to turn right out of Mein St.

  Anyway only a minor thing and it all looks good. All those jobs that are created will be fantastic

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« 2009-Apr-16, 06:44 AM Reply #67 »
DD thanks for you views "off the top of your scon" last night in regard to the impact the upgrade will have on all concerned.

It certainly looks like it's a step in the right direction   emthup

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« 2009-Apr-16, 08:48 AM Reply #68 »
Odd timing

THE just-unveiled $1.2 billion plan to transform Eagle Farm and Doomben courses into Australia's best horse racing precinct is ambitious to say the least. It is also poorly timed. Years of industry in-fighting means yesterday's announcement comes at a point in the economic cycle when investors have little appetite for such grand developments. The promoters are unfazed, claiming elements of the scheme should be ready to proceed just in time for the next upturn. In summary, a promising start, but no sure thing


Just a splash of cold water from today's editorial in the Courier Mail. :/

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« 2009-Apr-16, 08:50 AM Reply #69 »
Odd timing

THE just-unveiled $1.2 billion plan to transform Eagle Farm and Doomben courses into Australia's best horse racing precinct is ambitious to say the least. It is also poorly timed. Years of industry in-fighting means yesterday's announcement comes at a point in the economic cycle when investors have little appetite for such grand developments. The promoters are unfazed, claiming elements of the scheme should be ready to proceed just in time for the next upturn. In summary, a promising start, but no sure thing


Just a splash of cold water from today's editorial in the Courier Mail. :/

A blink and you would have missed it.

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« 2009-Apr-16, 10:01 AM Reply #70 »
Let's hope someone tells the "Editor" that racing is one of our major industries that deserves continuing support after years of neglect.  The BRC plan does that.

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« 2009-Apr-16, 12:09 PM Reply #71 »
spot on years of neglect and standover tactics by one bob benthead and his nancy organisation that is qrl pty ltd :no:

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« 2009-Apr-16, 02:45 PM Reply #72 »
Geez Teddy can you give it a rest ? Your not a bad bloke, but what good are you doing anyone by going on about your hatred for Bob Bentley and QRL ? You have the ability to work it into any thread relating to racing in Queensland. You'd want to blame him if the pies were cold and the beer warm, at any racetrack in Queensland.

He did have a bit to do with BRC coming together didnt he? Or did everyone come to the table williingly ??

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« 2009-Apr-16, 03:49 PM Reply #73 »
Anyone who's interested in becoming a member of the NEW BRC might like to consider joining one of the Brisbane Clubs in the next couple of weeks.

Why?

Well if ya a member of either BTC or QTC at 30 April, you'll be invited to join BRC.  The important point is that you're assured of favourable subscription rates and benefits locked in for the next three years ($330 Annual Sub, with 3 Guest Passes, parking, various reciprocities, etc.)

PLUS

You and your guest will have member/guest privileges for the upcoming 2009 Carnival Days at both Doomben and Eagle Farm (worth almost a grand).

PLUS

BTC offers generous pro-rata annual subs for the current year.

Worth a thought, IMO.  emthup

Feel free to PM me if ya need additional info.

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« 2009-Apr-16, 04:06 PM Reply #74 »
facts are facts are they not pk? thats what hurts benthead the most the TRUTH.....truth is most/the majority of stakeholders see him/treat him as the dictator imbecile{parliments words not mine=despised despot pariah}
he is.......he has done not a good thing and if you think he is the reason the brc formed you live in the very same land as he and his ning-nongs at qrl...that land is called noddy land....did he not propose/try to sell both tracks and head to goodna with his devolper mates? :love:


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