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Offline arthur

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« 2017-May-04, 10:18 AM Reply #1875 »
They are talking about having a State of Origin game in Townsville . .



Why not have the Winter Carny in N Qld?

MKY track hasn't missed a beat, and TVILL going OK as well . . perhaps not as well as we thought

And the weather  :no1:
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« 2017-Jun-19, 06:42 PM Reply #1876 »
https://justracing.com.au/2017/06/19/brc-suspends-new-membership/

BRC decision to suspend new applications for membership seems strange...Neville Bell's explanation doesn't make sense ...knocking back prospective members is unheard of.......... most clubs are desperate  to enroll new members..

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« 2017-Jun-19, 07:52 PM Reply #1877 »
Perhaps he is mindful of what happened in TWBA . .

BUT . . on the other hand

A "cushion" at E-F has a bit of a ring to it  :whistle:



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« 2017-Jun-20, 02:00 AM Reply #1878 »
Arsenal,

Anything coming up that requires a vote by 'members'?

Fours

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« 2017-Jun-20, 05:59 AM Reply #1879 »
The BRC's decision does seem odd. And Neville Bell's defence of the decision seems even odder. It is virtually an admission that current members haven't received and won't receive 'value' for their membership fee unnecessarily opening the door for even more criticism and conjecture. Maybe even claims for a discounted membership or a rebate on last year's fees may be sought given the defence offered. From my point of view I hold memberships at a few race clubs as a show of support for the sport I love and to be honest I don't really expect too much in return. However I do expect the clubs to be managed as best they can be by an experienced hardworking committee. I have no doubt the BRC committee are experienced hardworking people but whether the current issues facing the club have been well managed will no doubt be in member's minds come voting time. As for rumours of an attempted coup there has been enough bad news and controversy to fuel that fire and I'm sure the sitting committee members up for re-election will be a tad nervous. At the end of the day I honestly don't care who's in charge and who's not as like everyone else I just want Eagle Farm back in it's place as QLD's number one racetrack. And an honest assessment of how Eagle Farm and the BRC got to this point prior to the election would be more than welcomed. As for the decision to put a membership suspension in place  - Silly comes to mind!

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« 2017-Jun-30, 08:04 PM Reply #1880 »
Rudolph joins Brisbane Racing Club

Brent Zerafa@brentzerafa   5:29pm
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Matt Rudolph is set to make a move to Queensland after being appointed the Brisbane Racing Club's new general manager of racing.

Rudolph was formerly employed by the Australian Turf Club in a similar position and such experience was vital in securing his services according to BRC Chairman Neville Bell.

"Matt Rudolph is an excellent addition to the racing knowledge of the BRC and his presence will continue the BRC's development into one of the strongest racing clubs in the country," Bell said.

"This is a time of immense growth for the BRC with our Master Plan and Matt joins us with experience that is rare among racing executives.

"He played a critical role in the launch of The Championships at the Australian Turf Club and in keeping Sydney racing moving while a new grandstand was constructed at Randwick.

"Most recently he has been critical to the success of Inglis' new Chairman's Sale which was an instant success in Sydney.

"We have been looking at this new position for about 12 months. We decided that Matt was ideal for this position. He's a Queenslander and he has outstanding experience."

Bell said the BRC were fully aware of Rudolph's disqualification imposed by Racing NSW but were more than satisfied to give him another chance.

"Matt's referees were of the highest calibre - former Racing NSW chief steward Ray Murrihy, former ATC Chairman John Cornish, and chairman of the Australian and Queensland Breeders' Association Basil Nolan spoke to us of Matt's considerable abilities," Bell added.

"Matt is welcome back into the Australian racing industry and we're fortunate to have him at the BRC."

Rudolph's position will see him manage the BRC's racing program, tracks and training facilities.

"My love for racing began as a child at Doomben and Eagle Farm so it's very meaningful to me to return," Rudolph said.

"My parents were regular racegoers as owners and breeders and all three of my brothers have worked in racing here."

Former VRC chief executive Dale Monteith is currently undertaking a review of the Eagle Farm track and is expected to hand down his recommendations on the surface shortly.ENDS

Maybe Rudolph is replacing Bart Sinclair .
Davie Fowler dropped a line in his blog that might be relevent he said quote * The mystery about one south-East Queensland racing media man continues to deepen and it ain't pretty!

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« 2017-Jun-30, 10:18 PM Reply #1881 »
Is the BRC for real?

Neville Bell and his gang of under achievers must have finally hit their heads once too often.

Rudolph attempted to sway testimonies in the major ATC Cobalt case.

He was sacked by the ATC and disqualified from the Australian Racing Industry for 2 years that was later reduced to 12 months.

This is like a Solicitor being disqualified for preventing the course of justice then being hired as a Legal Council by his mates in another state.

When is the Racing Industry in Queensland going to wake up and take control of their destiny?

The leading participants must take action at the highest level of the QLD State Government or they will be doomed.

If this was an April Fools Joke you would most likely laugh it off but this is no joke.

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« 2017-Jun-30, 10:34 PM Reply #1882 »
That has to be a joke, surely  :chin:

Sure the bloke is entitled to another chance but you wouldn't think it's a walk up start straight back into such a gig  :shrug:

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« 2017-Aug-17, 01:08 PM Reply #1883 »
TWICE AS MANY ‘PARTY’ IN BRISBANE THAN WILL WATCH WINX IN SYDNEY

THERE’S nothing quite like a huge crowd at the track for anyone who follows or loves horse racing.

But for the traditionalists it’s a bit hard to swallow when they aren’t there to have a bet.

Most of the 16,000 who packed Doomben for Mekka Wednesday were there to ‘party’ or hoping on a little horizontal therapy after the last if they were still capable.

One would hope their massive presence at the Exhibition Holiday meeting in Brisbane did more than just improve the profits of the Brisbane Racing Club through alcohol sales. Chairman Neville Bell boasted how there were 12,000 tickets presold - bouquets to his crew for their once-a-year marketing coup.

Watching the horses race is a novelty for some but one wonders how many of these young racegoers actually had a bet and just how much the turnover improved on a normal midweek Wednesday of racing at Doomben.

Of course the Exhibition meeting doesn't come within cooee of what it once was. Remember the days of the big Maiden etc. Then again nothing is what it seems or once was in racing in Queensland.

It’s amazing how much racecourse attendances have gone downhill in Australia since the arrival of SKY but such is life. It’s easier to get 16,000 to party in the brilliant Winter sunshine at a racetrack in Brisbane than it will arguably be to get half as many to turn out to Randwick in Sydney on Saturday to see our greatest star of the turf Winx make her return to the track.

Times have changed – except in Melbourne in the Spring – where it seems the big crowds still want to witness first-hand the major Cups and the Cox Plate but the question remains there too – how many less would be in attendance if it wasn’t for the big party in the car parks, on the lawns and in the marquees?ENDS

Massive crowd as shown on TV capturing the masses in the stand and on the front but hardly any punters shown watching the horses parade where the jockeys are legged up.
 

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« 2017-Sep-26, 07:20 PM Reply #1884 »
BRC loses money on its tote
4 hours ago by AAP
The BRC is set to post a loss with its on-course toteImage: Getty
The changing face of Australian gambling will be shown when the Brisbane Racing Club reveals a loss on operating its on-course totalisator in its annual report.

The BRC is expected to declare an $806,000 overall loss on the 2016-17 season at its annual general meeting on October 18 despite a good performance in non-racing activities .

The club had a $1.7 million profit the previous season.

Despite having 75 meetings in the 2016-17 season compared with 54 the previous year, bookmakers wagering dropped from about $19 million to around $11 million.

Wagering on the on-course totalisator was down slightly on the previous year but there was a $100,000 turn around in profit.

The report will show revenue from the totalisator was $1,454,285 but the costs of operating it was $1,485,536 for a loss of $31,251.

The BRC had a profit on operating the tote of $73,649 in the 2015-16 season.

The club is expecting its non-racing activities to increase income in the coming year including the Eagle Farm markets, a shopping centre, Gallopers Sports Club and an on-site child minding centre.

The BRC has also recently taken over management of the Souths Acacia Ridge rugby league club which will now be known as the Souths Sports Club.

AAP has sought comment from the BRC.
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« 2017-Sep-26, 10:14 PM Reply #1885 »

BRC loses money on its tote

The BRC is expected to declare an $806,000 overall loss . . . . despite a good performance in non-racing activities .

The report will show revenue from the totalisator was $1,454,285 but the costs of operating it was $1,485,536 for a loss of $31,251.[/b]

The club is expecting its non-racing activities to increase income in the coming year including the Eagle Farm markets, a shopping centre, Gallopers Sports Club and an on-site child minding centre.

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Doesn't seem so long ago that DD and Ascot used to urge those 'unviable' country clubs to come to grips with reality and economic rationalism . .

Good to see that the child-minding centre is doing well though. .  :whistle:



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« 2017-Sep-26, 10:24 PM Reply #1886 »
Yes but they are the two dummies who told us that we would  be racing on a world class racing surface by now. PS ; the joint is closed.

























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« 2017-Sep-26, 10:30 PM Reply #1887 »
PS ; the joint is closed.

Not the child-minding centre . . I hope  :whistle:

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« 2017-Sep-26, 11:04 PM Reply #1888 »
No the Child Care Centre and Gallopers are still open and Souths Acacia is probably going "gangbusters" . It is just the core business that has been decimated.

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« 2017-Sep-27, 09:55 AM Reply #1889 »
The annual report of the BRC is a fu....ing disgrace....for example a director Curt Schatz is also partner in Mullins Lawyers..how much did BRC spend with this firm....$200,000.....directors expenses like booze and travel in 2011 was a paltry $3033 in the 2016 year it was an sinful $92,000....what the......most avenues of revenue down the gurgler....add to that the $8 million track regrade fiasco..........the death of workers on this project........pity this mob of Ding Dongs Bandits dont do the right thing and just resign and let someone whose got a bit more knowledge at running something PROFITABLY get into the chairs. for more on the BRC annual disgrace read here  https://itsnotnormalisit.com/

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« 2017-Sep-27, 12:50 PM Reply #1890 »
Stan, I have just read Archie'  s summary of the Report. This is all this is quite unbelievable. How could these directors be acting for the benefit of members? The growth in benefits to Directors is unseemly. These chaps haven't just had their snouts in the trough ; they dived straight in and are swimming around in their ill gotten gains. Racing Queensland , if it had any balls would dissolve this organization (also the recipient of public funds ) forthwith.

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« 2017-Sep-28, 07:39 AM Reply #1891 »
Just caught up with the past few days of Archie's postings on his blog........he's a bit  like Barnes Auto who never sleeps..he's a prolific writer......his crusade against the BRC is in full swing the boys must be concerned at his allegations as "Nifty Nev" as Archie refers to him ............the current Chairman of the BRC  invited Archie  to a heart to heart at the Coffee Club  at Sandgate down by the bay to explain why Archie's application to join the BRC was given the thumbs down .......according to Archie Nifty told him he had upset the board and they didn't want him as a member due to his sustained criticism but Nifty hinted that an olive branch might be considered if Archie behaved hisself and buttoned his lip for 12 months or so the BRC  might reconsider the black ban ..well Archie wasn't buying that and has let go at Nifty and the rest of the gang with both barrels ....more dirty laundry on Nifty's trip to Singapore at Club expense..... so I can't imagine any more coffee invitations from Nifty on the Esplanade where the breezes softly blow.

Archie has a way with words no doubt about it and can be quite amusing at times ...unless you happen to be the target of his carefully chosen colourful prose and he usually backs up his allegations with some verifiable facts although I do think he is astray with his claim that the BRC makes between  15 to 25% off the top of on course tote investments. When I was on the committee of the MHRC Rocklea our return was nothing like those figures and I can't imagine the BRC would do any better than  10% which is not to be sneezed at.

If dubbles was still around and allowed to speak about it he might provide the answer.

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« 2017-Sep-28, 02:38 PM Reply #1892 »
I'd hardly describe his butchering of the English language and regular swear words as "a way with words." 
He does realize it is 2017 doesn't he? Barbarian!
Sure its not your old mate from the Swich in disguise? Very similar writing methodology and mindset.

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« 2017-Sep-28, 02:40 PM Reply #1893 »
Why oh why would you ask or expect a response to that one sided dribble on here from a former forumite who doesn't post anymore??

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« 2017-Sep-28, 04:44 PM Reply #1894 »
He doesn't post on here anymore because he has been gagged. Why was he gagged ? Maybe Archie is right on the money. Their own published and audited reports indicate that there has been an explosion in monies paid to Directors. Wake up Spudda you goose that is hardly "dribble". That is their facts.

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« 2017-Sep-28, 06:52 PM Reply #1895 »
If that's the best you've got  Spudda  you're firing blanks.

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« 2017-Sep-28, 07:13 PM Reply #1896 »
Clearly too much time on your hands
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« 2017-Sep-28, 07:19 PM Reply #1897 »
All class , all class
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« 2017-Sep-30, 07:28 AM Reply #1898 »
It appears Archie isn't finished digging the dirt on your so called mates Spudda .....you can try to refute his allegations if you think  you know better ...or call on a friend you obviously need some help.

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« 2017-Sep-30, 08:57 AM Reply #1899 »
deepthroat archie.............when will QRIC take action lol?


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