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Offline Wenona

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« 2017-Dec-04, 10:00 PM Reply #1925 »
In the Gender Equality Report for 2016-17, they clearly state that the reason that they do not have female Directors is that they recruit their Directors via Directors Australia (refer answers to questions 2.1d, 2.1g, 2.2 and 2.3 in the Gender Equality Questionairre)

That response sounds nonsensical to me.

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« 2017-Dec-05, 12:26 AM Reply #1926 »
That response sounds nonsensical to me.

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I was thinking that without saying it.

Can I send my resume into Director's Australia and get a seat on one of these boards? Is that all you have to do  :what:

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« 2018-Apr-30, 07:35 PM Reply #1927 »
BRC applies for heritage exemption
6 hours ago by AAP
 The Eagle Farm racecourse is heritage listedImage: News Corp
Brisbane Racing Club chairman Neville Bell has emphasised the club has applied only to lift heritage listing on a small section of Eagle Farm racecourse.

The BRC has applied to delist sections of the racecourse land from the Queensland Heritage Register to make it possible for the future works on the club's master plan expansion.

The plan includes a shopping centre and residential unit towers.

Bell said the club had already undergone an extensive process to comply with heritage listing rules.

He said when the racecourse was originally heritage listed it was a sweeping order which covered the whole area and some of the houses the club owned in an adjacent street.

Bell said the club would not try to lift the heritage listing from the vast majority of the racecourse.

"We are obviously keen to have heritage listing on the racecourse as it covers the actual track, grandstands and the front gates,etc" he said.

"But for some areas it isn't necessary or practical."

Bell said the current application sought to delist four lots from the south-east corner of the track near the Gallopers Sports Club and around to front Nudgee Rd.

"I can assure you it is not a application to lift the overall heritage listing or any major part of it," he said.Ends

Some sceptics think Nifty is trying to pull a fast one ...hardly likely just a section in the SE corner Heritage Council don't know anything much about that body.

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« 2018-May-06, 01:31 PM Reply #1928 »
Sunday Mail has extensive spread on the Channel Seven Brisbane Racing Carnival put together by Nathan Exelby after this mammoth effort Nathan could be eligible for compo if he got RSI Repetitive Strain Injury out of it ......one picture shows sections of the public on the lawn at Eagle Farm one of whom has a bookies bag the name on it is obscured but judging by the style  hats being worn my guess it could be in the 20's.

Nathan excelled hisself  in  his Ipswich Cup day promotion describing travelling to Bundamba racecourse which is before you get to Ipswich if coming from Brisbane  "the scenic surrounds of Ipswich provide a relaxed change of pace ,although the racing is still top shelf"





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« 2018-May-21, 11:25 AM Reply #1929 »
Picture of Youngstar with the crowd scene in the backlight ......lots of empty seats for a major race meeting.





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« 2018-Aug-16, 09:10 AM Reply #1930 »
Mekka Raceday a big boost to Brisbane Racing Club’s bottom line
Nathan Exelby, The Courier-Mail
August 15, 2018 6:30pm
 
THERE’S no big-name horses, members steer clear and the money on offer is minimal, but that doesn’t stop Brisbane’s Mekka Wednesday being one of the biggest events on the ¬annual racing calendar.

The turnstiles clicked over 13,500 patrons at Doomben on Wednesday, with 10,500 of those registered as pre-bookings and the vast majority being students.

Brisbane Racing Club chairman Neville Bell noted that excluding members, that number is the equal of Stradbroke day and the third biggest on the racing calendar. While it’s an event that few hardened racegoers attend, it has become a day that is ¬crucial to the BRC’s coffers.

“It’s an important day for the club with regards to our finances,” Bell said.


 The Ekka raceday pulled another big crowd at Doomben on Wednesday. Pictu AAP

“Importantly, the day is maintaining its popularity with the younger crowd.

“It seems to be timed well for the university students, which make up a big percentage of the crowd.

“It’s at a time where they can have a party and let their hair down before getting serious about end-of-year exams.

“We don’t pretend it’s a racing crowd that come here on this day, but it was encouraging to see the grandstand about two-thirds full during a few of the races, which means they are taking an interest in the racing.”

The day has become a tamer affair than in years gone by, particularly when it was known as “dollar day” at its outset more than a decade ago.

On Wednesday there was 140 ¬security staff and 40 police ¬officers on course as part of the strict conditions needed to host such an event.

On the track, David Vandyke’s blistering recent form continued with a winning double.

The promising Baccarat Baby made it four wins on end when comfortably claiming the 3YO Benchmark 65, before The Mechanic landed some good bets in the Class 4 Handicap.

Vandyke has trained nine winners from his past 18 runners.

The opening winner on Mekka Wednesday was the aptly named hot favourite Meccabah, a former European-based mare who broke her maiden at start No. 2 in Australia.

!3,500 payers would fill the till very nicely but the very high cost of security plus 40 cops on specials overtime rates  would diminish the returns somewhat....and what does that say...these patrons can't be trusted to behave themselves and they're not much interested much in racing.........the guvment regulations office of liquor and gaming whatever it's called big brother.

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« 2018-Oct-26, 07:41 PM Reply #1931 »
FARM ON TRACK FOR FESTIVE SEASON
OFFICIALS are hopeful Eagle Farm will be ready to race before Christmas, with the possibility being flagged this week of a meeting or two being moved from Doomben.
Mick Goodie, who was brought in by Racing Queensland to work on the project alongside the Brisbane Racing Club, told members at Wednesday’s annual general meeting that a return to racing was possible on either December 12 (midweek) or 22 (Saturday).
Both of those days are scheduled for Doomben, but it is understood Racing Queensland could move one of the two if the track was given a green light to proceed.
There has not been racing at Eagle Farm since May 27 last year.
The Monteith Report into the track’s failure took several months to be completed and the project to remediate the track was delayed when the correct materials had not been sourced, meaning a section along the back of the course was laid several weeks later than originally planned.
It is this back section that is the cause of concern, as it was put down at the end of the growing season.
Officials are said to be pleased with the root depth and strength of the grass that was put down earlier.
A horse is yet to run over the new surface to test how it will respond to traffic.
The plan is for Eagle Farm to be given a lighter load of racing in the first number of years of its return to give the surface the best chance to succeed.
NATHAN EXELBY


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« 2018-Oct-26, 07:54 PM Reply #1932 »
The plan is for Eagle Farm to be given a lighter load of racing in the first number of years of its return to give the surface the best chance to succeed.
Is this correct ?

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« 2018-Oct-26, 09:13 PM Reply #1933 »
Is not possible to have a lighter load than the last few years,

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« 2018-Oct-26, 09:15 PM Reply #1934 »
Is not possible to have a lighter load than the last few years,

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« 2018-Oct-27, 09:27 AM Reply #1935 »
In case anyone is wondering if there's a phantom meeting at Doomben today the answer is YES......what follows is from the BRC website'

Posted as a public service.  :biggrin:


SUEZ Cox Plate Day

Experience all the excitement of SUEZ Cox Plate Day with extra big screens to ensure you don’t miss the mighty mare WINX race in Melbourne and all interstate racing with Tote facilities open for betting.

The Billy J Fashions on the Field will take place as scheduled with over $7,000 worth of prizing. Embrace the classic theme of "Spring Florals" in both the Men's & Women's categories. Live music on the main stage, DJ’s all day and pop up cocktail and wine bars will continue.

Please note: This is a phantom meeting. Please read the official media release from Racing Queensland confirming there will be no live racing at Doomben this Saturday.

DRESS CODE     SEE WHAT'S ON     GETTING HERE


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« 2018-Oct-28, 09:38 AM Reply #1936 »



Phantom meeting Dommben betting ring yesterday would be a big loss for the BRC would still have been a loss without the phantom meeting would refund pre-purchased tickets a commercial decision loss either way.

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« 2018-Nov-15, 08:04 PM Reply #1937 »
Probably a smaller loss actually. Less staff-  no doctor, no vet, no barrier attendants, minimal security etc etc. i recently looked at a TAB club’s financial reports where they race on Tuesdays regularly. If they let in the trainers, jocks, barrier staff, stewards etc but exclude owners & the public hence no bar or food etc they’d be better off. Now that’s just how bad Qld Racing is going.

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« 2018-Nov-15, 08:37 PM Reply #1938 »
Shades of Bob B's off the record comment . .

"The best country meeting, is a washed out country meeting . . "  :whistle:

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« 2018-Nov-15, 09:19 PM Reply #1939 »
How true Arthur. I met with the "Hall of Famer " once at of all places the Capalaba greyhounds. I remember he commented to me that it was hardly "Flemington". Pretty certain it was his virgin visit to the place. There was little doubt it was an outing he wasn't relishing.

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« 2018-Dec-05, 08:47 AM Reply #1940 »
Photo required to determine who’s happiest

NATHAN EXELBY
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THE round of applause that broke out among the small group of people who made their way to Eagle Farm yesterday morning was an outpouring of emotion four years in the making, combined with a sense of hope the nightmare may finally be over.

To see horses galloping up the middle of the course, seemingly relishing their task and jockeys returning with big smiles, was a thing of beauty for local racing fans.

Jockey Jim Byrne’s comments after galloping Of The Day over the course revealed the extent of the angst that has gone hand-inhand with the venue in recent years.

“Last night I had a fair bit of anticipation and I couldn’t sleep,” Byrne (pictured) said.

“It’s been a long time since we’ve been on this track.

‘’We need to get back racing here. This is our premier track and everyone wants to see Eagle Farm up and running.

“Once Eagle Farm is up and running you will really see Queensland thrive.”

To measure the cost to the industry of Eagle Farm’s outage is almost impossible.

But in 2013/14, turnover on Queensland thoroughbred racing topped $1.7 billion. In 2016/17 it had fallen to just over $1.5 billion, according to the Australian Racing Fact Book.

Those figures are exclusive of NT-based operators, but for the same period, figures for NSW grew from $3.5 billion to $3.9 billion. Punters migrated from the local product in favour of betting more down south. It’s no coincidence the figure UBET deducts ($37 million last year) for interstate race fees from its annual Racing Queensland contribution has doubled in the time Eagle Farm has been out of play. Little wonder the applause when it was apparent the first horses over the turf were hardly marking it yesterday.

 The pair that christened the new turf were from Queensland’s premier trainer Tony Gollan’s stable. Gollan was among those who called for the track to be dug up before the 2017 carnival debacle. “It’s a darn sight better start than what we had when the first horse galloped over it on the last track,” Gollan said. “There were no dinner plates (divots) flying up. They were towing into it, they ran time when they weren’t asked to and it just galloped like a really nice track. Horses scooted over the ground.

 I couldn’t be happier.” The arrival of former Flemington curator Mick Goodie and well-respected track manager Peter Birch instilled more confidence into local trainers, and the pair’s predictions of how the turf was coming along proved spot on yesterday. “Everything Mick Goodie and Peter Birch told me the track would be like is exactly like it was. There were no surprises,” Gollan said. “Without getting ahead of ourselves, the (trials next week) have to go smoothly, but people can only be happy with what they’ve seen (yesterday). ‘‘If you are unhappy with that, you are hard to please.’’

ENDS

So far so good no excuses unless the weather turns bad.

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« 2018-Dec-05, 12:12 PM Reply #1941 »
Regardless, it will all come down to how they manage it   :whistle:

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« 2018-Dec-06, 07:08 AM Reply #1942 »
As long as Goodie doesn’t start aerating sections of it

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« 2018-Dec-06, 04:44 PM Reply #1943 »
Well I lent over the fence to have a good gander the other day. No sniper shots were forth coming from the new apartments    :biggrin:

 Looking pretty good although the couch certainly doesn't want to get up to the height of the Kikuyu so it looks a little puffy in places. I have no doubt it will race well when they return   emthup

It will be interesting with time and through the winter carnival how it plays out and whether they oversow with ryegrass to protect the couch  :chin:

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« 2018-Dec-20, 09:32 AM Reply #1944 »
Farm will weather storm
MARCO MONTEVERDE
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EXCITING: Eagle Farm is back in action this weekend.

BRISBANE Racing Club officials hold no fears over storms forecast for tomorrow, saying they will welcome Mother Nature’s toughest test at the new Eagle Farm on Saturday.

Racing returns to the renovated Eagle Farm this weekend for the first time since May 27, 2017, with the club receiving 155 acceptances across a ninerace card.

Storms are expected late tomorrow, but rather than it put a dampener on proceedings, it’s just what the BRC wants.

“If we were to have storms this week in the lead-up to it, it would be to the benefit of us finding out a bit more about the track,” Brisbane Racing Club racing division general manager Matt Rudolph said.

“It’s what the track has been designed for.

“Sand-profile tracks are very different to conventional racing profiles, which you have at the likes of Doomben.

“It’s designed very differently to Doomben. It’s designed to withstand lots of rain. Of course you don’t want continuous rain on the day … but just in the management of the track, you do need to put a lot more water on it than you do a conventional base because of the drainage of it.

“We’re looking forward to whatever comes our way on the weekend. In terms of seeing how the track holds up to racing, we’re very confident it will be positive.”

The track was yesterday rated a Good 4, despite 44mm of rain earlier this week, and track curator Mick Goodie added a further 10mm of irrigation yesterday afternoon.

The tireless work of Goodie and assistant racecourse manager Peter Birch was praised by Rudolph.

“Everyone would have a few nerves but if you weren’t nervous, it would mean you weren’t caring,” Rudolph said.

“We couldn’t ask for two better curators to be overseeing it than Peter Birch and Mick Goodie, so we know we’re in good hands. We know the feedback’s been very good. We just need to see it under race conditions.”

Provided all goes to plan on Saturday, the next Eagle Farm meeting has been scheduled for January 19.

“We wanted to have a fourweek gap between the first couple of meetings to really assess the track after this weekend racing on it,” Rudolph said.

“The big thing we want to learn from this track is what it’s recovery is like between race meetings.”

Tony Gollan said excitement was high among the racing industry about the return to Eagle Farm.

“It’s very exciting – we’re all looking forward to it,” the premier trainer said.

“I’ve got a few outside draws and a few inside draws, so I’ll use plenty of the track no doubt.”

ENDS

Sounds like everything is in order for the long awaited comeback .....recent rain should have made the grass greener and no doubt there'll be a bigger attendance than normal to check out the track and the dusted off refurbished facilities when the track reopened 4 years ago which restored them to how they were originally. :thumbsup:


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« 2018-Dec-21, 08:48 PM Reply #1945 »
Nearly had to throw up listening to Steve Hewlett running his show (read propaganda )from Eagle Farm. These useless individuals from the BRC should be crawling into holes for their resultant abuse of public funds rather than crowing that they are back in action Tomorrow. An absolute disgrace how RQ has had to bail out this inept mob with taxpayer's money.

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« 2018-Dec-22, 09:13 AM Reply #1946 »
I think they are thinking it's been that long most have forgotten about the rebuild #1 and just crowing how good it is now :shutup:  :chin:  :shutup:

It will race well and there will be plenty of chest beating.

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« 2019-Feb-16, 11:44 AM Reply #1947 »
Nathan Exelby writing in the CM today reports that the BRC has banned Ben Currie from entering Eagle Farm and Doomben under the provisions of the liquor Act.



NATHAN EXELBY
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IN STRIFE: Ben Currie won’t be at Doomben today.

Trainer banned from top Brisbane tracks

Currie has five runners at Doomben today and eight runners at Toowoomba tonight. › THE Brisbane Racing Club advised Currie last night that he is banned from entering Eagle Farm and Doomben racetracks until further notice.

Currie was told that the BRC had used its powers under the Liquor Act to impose a venue ban on him.

The ban does not prevent Currie’s horses from racing at Doomben today.

ENDS

Seems very extreme action to take while the Liquor Act allows licensees to remove persons and to ban persons from entering licensed premises under sections 165 and 165a for  bad behaviour such as intoxicated or unruly behaviour neither of which would apply to Currie..........the only provision in the Act which the BRC might have relied on is 165B which states "Preservation of other rights to prevent entry to premises or remove persons from premises Sections 165 and 165A do not limit any rights a person has under another law to prevent entry to premises to anyone or remove anyone from premises. Example— A licensee decides on a dress standard for persons in the licensed premises. The licensee may exercise the licensee’s rights apart from this Act to stop anyone who does not comply with the standard from entering the premises."

Under what other Law would the BRC be able to rely on to justify this extreme exclusion......The Racing Act maybe although he has only been charged not convicted/ :o


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« 2019-Feb-28, 11:47 AM Reply #1948 »
Currie track ban not legal
Andrew Eddy@fastisheddy   27 February, 2019

Ben Currie could turn up at Saturday's Doomben meeting to oversee his runners after the Brisbane Racing Club was advised it has no powers to ban the embattled Toowoomba trainer under the Liquor Act.

The Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation has informed the BRC, which administers both the Doomben and Eagle Farm racecourses, that the ban on the trainer put in place on February 15 following animal cruelty charges being laid against him could not be enforced under the existing act.

It is understood the BRC is exploring further legal advice to ban Currie from attending either track under another law.

Currie, who is facing a host of charges relating to race-day treatment and, more recently, animal cruelty through the alleged use of a jigger, has accepted with eight horses at Doomben on Saturday.

He was suspended on February 18 by the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission after a 10-hour hearing following the fresh charges but three days later was granted a stay of proceedings by the Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal.

He was then wrongly banned from attending Brisbane racetracks under the Liquor Act.

Currie has had no runners since February 16 but has accepted with three horses to race at the Ipswich meeting on Friday.

ENDS

Surprised the CM didn't pick this up and run with it seeing they've been all over the Currie case a full page cover a few days ago.

The provocative banning of Currie was a low act IMO using the Liquor Act which has provisions to ban drunks and troublemakers from venues wasn't in play here just some unjustified grandstanding from the BRC ......if the have any sense they'll swallow their pride and not try some other underhand act to prevent him carrying out his trade.

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« 2019-Feb-28, 07:37 PM Reply #1949 »
Arsenal , You are spot on. It was a ridiculous attempt by the BRC to ban him . That is not the role or thrust of the Liquor Act . Smells very much like the actions of one of their executives who seems to have plenty of form when it comes to running to running "girlie " shows etc. The BRC did themselves no favours with this ridiculous stunt.


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