Much has been spoken by various vested interests in Queensland Racing over the last few days. The general impression created is that Queensland Racing is on the skids according to various trainers , owners , breeders, jockeys , media commentators etc. If this was all true then why has a successful operation like the Waller Stable set up a satellite stable ? Why is Kris Lees about to join him ; and reportedly the Snowdens are looking as well. Maybe the pot boilers amongst these Queensland trainers should start looking in their own backyards rather than continually expecting the taxpayers to fund their businesses. It might be getting a bit tough for a few of them
So I take it you are from Queensland gunbower?
You are saying that they do not need to give the racing industry any money from the Point Of Consumption Tax component gotten from racing?
FWIW I think now is the time for those with an interest in seeing the Qld racing industry do well over the longer term to lobby the government strongly to be paid a regular percentage of what the government collects annually from POC.
Don't see any problem with that whatsoever. In fact I see a problem if nothing is done by the "pot boilers" at this point of time.
Apart from the Eagle Farm fiasco (for which I blame the tight arsed government directly), I agree that Qld racing isn't doing that
badly but that shouldn't be an excuse for not seeking some extra money from the new revenue source the government is getting from racing (indirectly via punters).
Costs are rising all the time and it is an expensive business putting on the show.