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Offline Peter Mair

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« 2021-Nov-22, 12:08 PM Reply #1975 »


Racing-events or social-events let us have some more numbers for all race meetings


It is hardly a vote of confidence in racing when a racetrack is hosting a social event ....on  a day when races are also run.

Part of the problems at RVL is its confusion when a social-event overwhelms a racing event.

RVL seems to think that Cup-week is a popular racing event because the attendance explodes ............... the coming of the Winx-stand at Randwick suggests RNSW is being mesmerised by the Everest.

.................. what about attendance on other days ........... routinely only one part of the on-course facility is opened ...... because 'no-one' comes.

How about racing administrators publish, for every TAB meeting, the on-course attendance and the total betting turnover, natuionally, on the meeting.

[...there is a risk some wag will compare the prizemoney paid out with the 'industry take' from the turnover on the meeting]




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« 2021-Nov-22, 01:53 PM Reply #1976 »
Carnival’s $1m blitz
Winter wonderland for racing

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QUEENSLAND’S blossoming winter carnival will now boast seven $1m feature races after significant prizemoney boosts were signed off on by Racing Queensland officials.

The Group 1 Doomben Cup and Queensland Derby will be raised from $700,000 and $600,000 respectively to $1m on the back of bumper turnover since Covid-19 hit. They join the Doomben 10,000, Sires’ Produce, Stradbroke, JJ Atkins and the Q22 as $1m races In an attempt to entice three-yearolds to contest the $1.2m Q22, RQ will offer $100,000 in cash or $250,000 QTISx vouchers to any horse that runs top two in the Queensland Derby or Queensland Oaks and backs up to finish top three in the Q22.

RQ chief executive Brendan Parnell confirmed the increases would not be the only improvement to the winter carnival.

“There’s significant prizemoney investments for next year’s winter carnival,” Parnell said.

“We want to hero Queensland, so there’s further enhancements set for Oaks Day, including the introduction of the Q22 bonuses to attract the best three-year-olds to the grand final event.

“We’re looking forward to it being our most exciting winter carnival yet.”

With the likes of Incentivise, Zaaki, Private Eye, Sierra Sue, Jonker and Wild Ruler using this year’s winter carnival to springboard to Group 1 success in the spring, RQ hopes more stars make the trip north during the winter.

Incentivise’s managing owner, breeder and former trainer Steve Tregea is keen to campaign his superstar in Queensland next year before returning to Melbourne for the spring carnival.

The Doomben Cup and Q22 would be likely targets for the staying freak.

“Having seven races worth $1m or more will take Stradbroke season to another level,” said Tony Partridge, Brisbane Racing Club’s chief executive.

“This year’s revamped carnival proved a terrific launching pad for spring stardom. With an additional two races brought up to $1 million status, it is a fantastic drawcard for our 2022 carnival.”

The upgrades leaves the Kingsford- Smith Cup (1300m), Queensland Oaks and Tattersall’s Tiara as the only Group 1s under $1m in prizemoney.

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« 2021-Dec-02, 07:49 PM Reply #1977 »

 Racing Queensland:  summer carnival resurgence -- hype or hope?


........... what will most punters make of this 'dare to be great' marketing stance?

The 2021/22 TAB Queensland Summer Racing Carnival has arrived!

With more than $20 million in prize money and bonuses, Australia's most exciting Summer Racing carnival continues, with all eyes on Doomben this week with four incredible stakes' races.


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« 2021-Dec-13, 10:22 AM Reply #1978 »
Winter bonanza to boost carnival
Tofane races to victory in this year’s Tatt’s Tiara.

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QUEENSLAND’S winter carnival has been bolstered with additional prizemoney thrown at six extra races in the 10- week schedule.

Both the Group 1 Tattersall’s Tiara and Queensland Oaks will move from $600,000 to $700,000 while the BRC Sprint and Moreton Cup will jump to $250,000 each.

The additional money comes on top of previously announced increases to the Queensland Derby ($1m) and Doomben Cup ($1m), creating seven $1m-plus features across the winter.

Away from Brisbane, the Eye Liner Stakes at Ipswich and Winx Guineas on the Sunshine Coast will be raised from $175,000 to $200,000 at the back-end of the carnival.

A new $150,000 race for three-year-old fillies will also be added to the Tattersall’s Tiara card, with a view of obtaining black-type status in the coming years.

Racing Queensland chief executive Brendan Parnell said Queensland horses would be given an added boost on Oaks Day with a $25,000 QTIS cash bonus or a $50,000 QTIS voucher on the line in the supporting races for eligible horses.

“We really want to hero Queensland on Oaks Day with the Magic Millions National Classic and the QTIS bonuses,” Parnell said.

“Our three-year-old program has really been bolstered, with the prizemoney increases for the Oaks and Derby, along with the Q22 incentives and the increase for the Winx Guineas.

“We want to see Australia’s stars campaign during winter, and these enhancements support that, with older horses able to come through the Hollindale (Gold Coast), a richer Doomben Cup and then on to The Q22.”

Six horses came out of this year’s winter carnival and went on to Group 1 success in the spring, headlines by Toowoomba star stayer Incentivise.

“Stradbroke season is where the stars of tomorrow emerge and use as a launching pad to win lucrative races in the spring,” Brisbane Racing Club chief executive Tony Partridge said.

“Results of The Everest, and the past decade of Caulfield and Melbourne Cups and the Cox Plate show that racing at that time of year is conducive to success in those races.”

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« 2022-Jan-24, 06:26 PM Reply #1979 »
Boom provides room for prize lift

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QUEENSLAND’S metropolitan prizemoney needs to be boosted to close the gap with NSW and Victoria following a $500m wagering boom, the state’s leading race club says.

The Brisbane Racin g Club is calling for an additional $10m in metropolitan prizemoney from Racing Queensland to attract a better class of horse following a round of provincial and country boosts.

While BRC boss Tony Partridge (pictured) acknowledges the role provincial and country racing plays in the state, he said the time had come to lift the metropolitan prizemoney levels, which are lagging at almost half that of NSW and Victoria.

Saturday metropolitan races are currently worth $75,000, with a $55,000 race each week, while Wednesday’s are worth between $35,000 and $37,000.

NSW and Victoria are currently racing for $130,000 per race on a Saturday.

Those levels were last raised in October 2018.

Since then, Partridge said the BRC’s wagering turnover had increased from $1b to $1.5b, which equates to about an extra $20m back to the industry each year.

Brisbane racing is now featured on free-to-air television alongside Sydney and Melbourne most Saturdays.

“Now that we’re positioned to benefit from a broadcast alongside Sydney and Melbourne on free to air, we don’t want to be too far behind,” Partridge said.

“We want punters to focus on three tracks every Saturday on the one broadcast.

“It’s the ‘premier league of racing’ which we can benefit from if we keep up with Sydney and Melbourne as much as possible.”

Racing Queensland recently announced boosts to the winter carnival which saw the BRC push for the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap to be lifted to at least $2m, but ultimately lost out.

Partridge said as Queensland’s premier race, the Stradbroke (currently worth $1.5m) deserved to stand alone in terms of prizemoney.

“Ten million (dollars) is only half of the additional revenue BRC races alone are generating each year,” he said.

“For that money we could add an extra $5000 to every midweek race, $10,000 to every Saturday race, introduce a $60,000 race every Wednesday, make every Group 1, including the Tatts Tiara, at least $1m and make the JJ Atkins and the Stradbroke $2m each.”

As an example of the boom in wagering in Queensland, Partridge said a typical meeting during the spring turned over $40m, which two years earlier would only reach $25m.


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« 2022-Jan-24, 06:37 PM Reply #1980 »
Dog track vital


MEMBER for Ipswich Jennifer Howard should defect to the Greens after breaking Labor ranks by openly opposing the new $40m greyhound track at Yamanto.

With Albion Park to be turned into CON an Olympics 2032 facility, the need for Yamanto is dire, and it’s understood Deputy Premier Steven Miles will “call in’’ the project soon so that work can art begin.

Ms Howard, a Labor hack, is urging her constituents to write to Mr Miles.

“Absolutely nothing good comes from greyhound racing,’’ she told her Facebook followers.

Making this even more galling for dog devotees, Ms Howard (inset) loves going to the private suites at Brisbane and Ipswich thoroughbred meetings, and even had a race named after her at Bundamba.

CON Ipswich has more greyhound owners, trainers and breeders than anywhere in Queensland.

The good thing is they all vote.

Wonder what Don Brown thinks, the Labor MP who has strongly supported Capalaba dogs.

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« 2022-Mar-14, 08:35 PM Reply #1981 »

A COVID ill-win blows up QR prizemoney


Racing Queensland boosts Saturday prizemoney after wagering boom

Forget any idea that racing administrators do not know what they are doing.

With the passing of COVID, and the return of betting turnover to 'long term trends', administrators will resist any proposal to reduce prizemoney.

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« 2022-Mar-21, 08:48 AM Reply #1982 »
Off and racing


THE Albion Park Harness Racing Club is taking Racing Queensland to court over a series of commitments that allegedly have not been honoured.

The matter is before QCAT now. A decision has been adjourned.

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« 2022-May-19, 02:08 PM Reply #1983 »


Racing Queensland V. RVL

While the Melbourne Spring Carnival is losing caste each year, it is such a cultural icon that it is beyond reach for now.

On a broader front the balance of interest in quality racing has shifted to Sydney and it now looks like Racing Queensland is making a comeback as RVL seems unable to even see the problems it needs to address.

It was interesting that Paul Joice relocated to Queensland and now seems to have the confidence to assess local racing.

PJ had a loyal following in Sydney and any showing of the old-form will generate some turnover boost in Queensland.


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« 2022-May-19, 02:48 PM Reply #1984 »
Australian racing must be in deep strife if Queensland is anywhere near the front.
They can't even grow decent grass on their leading track.
How's the Kikuyu slicing going in the hard sand :what:??..... what a farce....poor bloody horses.

I did see the Waller man interviewed re the Eagle Farm track recently.
He made the trip to cast his eyes on the 'progress."
You would certainly struggle to hear any positive words about the track from the Waller man.

Dig it up boys and do it properly this time....you know...add some loam and let the Kikuyu run free.
Put the old one back....that would be good!


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« 2022-May-19, 04:18 PM Reply #1985 »

How's the Kikuyu slicing going in the hard sand :what:??..... what a farce....poor bloody horses.


I can say I got it straight from the horses mouth that it's going great. Growing in well ;)

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« 2022-May-19, 09:24 PM Reply #1986 »


Gintara can be trusted in a business where few others can be.

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« 2022-Jun-06, 04:21 PM Reply #1987 »
Qld widens gambling tax, imposes new levy
Marty Silk - 4h ago AAP

The Queensland government will lift taxes on bets to 20 per cent and funnel most of that income to the state's racing regulator.

Treasurer Cameron Dick says the point of consumption tax on wagering companies will rise from 15 per cent to 20 per cent and be broadened to include free and bonus bets in this month's budget.

The proportion of government wagering tax takings going to Racing Queensland, the regulator, will also be lifted from 35 to 80 percent.

Mr Dick says new levy will ensure multinational betting firms financially support Queensland's racing industry.

"This is about levelling the playing field when it comes to betting operators in Queensland and ensuring companies that are making profits," he told reporters on Monday.

"Companies that are profiting out of our vital and growing racing industry pay their fair share, and invest into the future of racing. "

Treasury forecasts Racing Queensland will receive about $80 million in annual funding, which will be used for infrastructure, clubs, breeding schemes and prize money.


Racing Queensland received about $32.5 million in 2020/21.

The industry employs about 6500 people and there are 125 race clubs in the state.

Changes to the racing regulator's funding model will also ease tensions with wagering giant and tote operator TabCorp.

Racing Queensland took Tabcorp to the Supreme Court in 2019 over disagreements about firm passing on taxes via reduced fees and payments to the regulator.

Tabcorp chief executive Adam Rytenskild said increasing the tax on wagering would ensure foreign bookmakers paid their fair share of taxes and fees in the state.

"Tab is Australian born and bred tabs been your local for decades, and this levels the playing field in Queensland for Tab," he told reporters on Monday.(They are closing agencies all over the place is this guy unaware or is he a complete dunce)

The treasurer denied that the levy was a "tax on punters", however some firms may lower odds in response to the changes.

"This is not a tax on punters, it is a levy on big online betting companies," he said.

"We know they have deep pockets, and now is the opportunity to commit and to fund racing across our state."

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Me thinks the Treasurer is a mug he thinks punters are mugs if he thinks the corporates have hearts of gold he is definately a mug  ........ their competitor TAB is not competitive with their restricted options and in venue mode promotions when they are closing shop front agencies .

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« 2022-Jun-11, 08:47 PM Reply #1988 »
Tax may see end of free bets

HAYDEN JOHNSON

ONLINE bookmakers are threatening to severely reduce or cut betting generosities for Queensland punters in an escalating war with the state government over a new gambling tax.

Online bookies are pledging to fight back against the Queensland government after Treasurer Cameron Dick this week revealed they would be slapped with a 5 per cent levy and the betting tax extended to include free and bonus bets.

Entain, the parent company of Ladbrokes, Neds, Betstar and Bookmaker.com, is unlikely to absorb the tax hike and is considering reducing or ending free and bonus bets on Queensland races.

Punters could also receive shorter odds, with the pricing altered to increase margins for bookmakers to offset the tax – which could cost Entain at least $25m in revenue.

Mr Dick this week defended the tax and said it would pump more money back into community racing while also level the playing field between Tabcorp and online bookmakers.

Entain CEO Dean Shannon said he was “gravely concerned” whether proper financial modelling and consultation processes had been followed.

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« 2022-Jun-20, 10:28 AM Reply #1989 »


INCORRECT IPSWICH TRACK RATING ON SAURDAY

On 2KSKY's punters-post-mortem this morning, a very worthy 'Max' tipped a bucket on the stewards officiating at Ipswich on Saturday -- a failure to correctly declare the track rating.

One might ask for the track-rating procedures and processes to be reviewed and the officials responsible penalized.

Being Queensland, one might ask 'til they are blue in the face.




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« 2022-Jun-20, 12:54 PM Reply #1990 »
Just on the track rating, below from LGHR website.

https://letsgohorseracing.com.au/

LACK OF CONFIDENCE IN CHIEF STEWARD HIGHLIGHTED AGAIN ON IPSWICH CUP DAY – HOW MUCH LONGER CAN THIS CONTINUE?

IN arguably the most embarrassing blunder of the Winter Carnival stewards failed to post what many jockeys considered was close to a heavy track on Ipswich Cup day and only downgraded it from a Soft 5 to 6 before the last race.

The track fiasco again highlighted the lack of confidence the punting public and many stakeholders have in Chief Steward Peter Chadwick who over-saw the Bundamba panel chaired by Paul Zimmermann.

Bernadette Cooper, a former top jockey and now compere cum form expert with SKY, uncharacteristically went on the attack:

“How do you have a track downgrade after eight races when there has been no rain?” she asked. “Perhaps the track was wrongly rated this morning.”

Competing jockeys, headed by ‘Ipswich’ gun Jim Byrne, declared the track a Soft 7 early in the day after those watching coverage of the opening races could see runners throwing up giant clods of turf.

But amazingly ‘Pete the Plodder’ and his band of merry men failed to react and left the rating at a Slow 5 before downgrading it before the last to a Slow 6 – and that only came after agreeing to a request from co-trainer Will Freedman to scratch the favourite Juan Diva believing she would not perform at her best on the surface.

It prompted the most successful trainer of the Freedman family, Lee (now based on the Gold Coast) to go on the attack on Twitter:

‘Amateur hour again here in QLD. Ipswich rated 5, all jockeys say 7. Gold Coast rated 5, definately at least 6. Warwick off, passed as raceable but couldn’t possibly hold a meeting. Insult to owners and trainers all round.’

As Archie Butterfly wrote on his subscriber-only website www.peterprofit.com:

THE Ipswich track redevelopment only cost $30 million. Money well spent, wasn’t it?

Bundamba State School is right next door to the Ipswich track. The school doubles as a weather station. Not a single drop of rain was recorded there in the past 18 days. Less than two-thirds of an inch has fallen in the last month. Yet somehow the multi-million dollar redeveloped track was a Soft 5 at the start of Cup day and rated a Soft 6 by the end of the meeting.

There are only two ways that can happen. Either the course proper has been over-watered or the track has a major drainage problem – or both. $30 million and what we get is this, the exact same thing that we got at Eagle Farm when Racing Queensland was in charge of rebuilding it the first and second times around. Even the most cynical of race watcher must surely be starting to realize that all roads lead back to the door of RQ and its CEO Brendan Parnell.



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