......whether this extension turns out to be a money spinner we'll have to wait and see.
The country club committees in their innocence, will see this as a win, and a vote of confidence in their management, and a big boost for their beloved clubs
BUT . . They will soon come to see that actual race-day attendances will drop to next to nothing, as people realise that they can have the benefits without the inconveniences of travel etc
Exactly what has happened in the larger centres
I see the future of the majority of bush clubs as being reduced to an annual 'Cup Day' and little else . .
. . and I hope that I am wrong