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Offline Peter Mair

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« 2019-Jan-23, 09:15 PM Reply #1775 »


The regulators becoming players is not on.

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« 2019-Jan-24, 09:28 AM Reply #1776 »
They have got to be kidding, $10,000 a month in management fees for 1horse and $5000 a month for training fees, thats about $20,000 a year over and above what it costs to train a horse in brisbane. Bet Mirunners be happy, they will be until A Current Affair r 7.30 Report does an analysis on this, people go to jail for lesser  "fraud". why on earth would RQ get involved in something like this, it wasnt that long ago when people like the old newsagent cum secretary wouldnt give out saddling paddock passes for legitimate syndicate members yet gave out handfuls of tickets to people like the Inghams wou wouldnt put their hand in their pockets to buy a drink, my my times have changed...sadly for the worse.

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« 2019-Jan-24, 01:52 PM Reply #1777 »
Winter prize boost brings a warm glow
NATHAN EXELBY Courier Mail story today

RACING Queensland will today announce prizemoney increases of $1.7 million for this year’s winter carnival, where Eagle Farm will host three of the six Group 1 meetings.

A total of $18.4 million will be distributed across the carnival, with Racing Queensland chief executive Brendan Parnell hoping the lift will secure Queensland’s reputation as the nursery for Australian racing’s future stars, like The Autumn Sun, as well as enticing established star sprinters like last year’s Group 1-winning trio English, Impending and Santa Ana Lane.

The Toowoomba Weetwood on April 4 kick-starts three months of feature race action.

The Doomben 10,000 (Doomben, May 11) will increase to $800,000, bringing Queensland’s sprinting Group 1 Triple Crown to a total of $3 million.

The Doomben Cup ($700,000) will again be run a week after the 10,000, before Group 1 action switches across the road to Eagle Farm for the $700,000 Kingsford Smith Cup on May 25.

With the latest reincarnation of Eagle Farm still in its infancy, the decision was made to run the Queensland Oaks meeting (June 1) at Doomben, protecting Eagle Farm from three straight Saturdays.

The $1.5 million Stradbroke (June 8) will return to Eagle Farm in 2019 after being held at Doomben in three of the past four years.

The two-year-old component of the carnival now comprises $2 million, with the Sires boosted to $400,000 and Champagne Classic $200,000.

This follows the earlier announcement that the Gold Coast’s Hollindale Stakes (May 4) has been boosted to $500,000 as the club bids for its first Group 1 race at Aquis Park.

The Hollindale leads into races like the Doomben Cup, O’Shea Stakes ($400,000) and Brisbane Cup ($400,000), which will also have prizemoney injections this year.

The Ipswich Cup is on June 15 before the Group 1 Tatt’s Tiara returns to Eagle Farm on June 22.

ENDS
Crikey three months is a long time almost like it used to be from May to August until the powers that be decided time is of the essence and shortened the Winter Carnival consuderably ...something funny going on the masked face inserted when the story should read June 8. :shrug:

Giddy Up :beer:


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« 2019-Jan-29, 03:54 PM Reply #1778 »
Somebody asleep at the wheel . .  :sleep:

Weights for MKY (due for release 12.00 noon) still not posted 4 hours later

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« 2019-Jan-29, 04:34 PM Reply #1779 »
Friday's in RISA

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« 2019-Jan-29, 04:43 PM Reply #1780 »
Friday's in RISA

Yes . . Released @ 4.07 Qld Time

My whinge obviously carried some clout  :whistle:

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« 2019-Jan-29, 08:35 PM Reply #1781 »

Racing in Queensland should be administered by RacingNSW

.......... it has no independent future ---------- its participants should be assisted to find new jobs or otherwise be given redundancy payouts.

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« 2019-Jan-29, 08:48 PM Reply #1782 »
Maybe scrub the whole State and rename it "Greater Northern New South Wales"   :chin:

 

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« 2019-Jan-29, 09:29 PM Reply #1783 »

No

.................. respect the the formal boundaries ........... as with NZ.

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« 2019-Jan-30, 07:16 AM Reply #1784 »
Maybe scrub the whole State and rename it "Greater Northern New South Wales"   :chin:

If we could excise the Great(?) South East and give it to NSW . . .

We could improve the average IQ of both states  :thumbsup:

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« 2019-Feb-15, 03:59 PM Reply #1785 »
Grand plan to decamp stalls
IF THERE’S an organisation that should know how to ensure the horse goes before the buggy, you’d hope its Racing Queensland.

Alas, the governing body of the three horseracing codes seems to have bet big on itself and lost.

RQ had been looking to decamp from its traditional headquarters in Deagon, which it shares with horses and trainers, and establish an equine centre of excellence on the site.

Apparently, RQ’s decision makers reckoned an inner-city office near business and government was more fitting, and this was going help the body attract and keep staff.

While some stakeholders were briefed on the grand plan, obviously, no one thought through the politics of such a move.

For a start, the Palaszczuk Government isn’t too keen on selling assets and renting office space.

However, more importantly, how were they proposing to tell Racing Minister Stirling Hinchliffe that staff did not want to work at Deagon, which is in his Sandgate electorate?

While acknowledging the move idea had some merit, Hinchliffe says he has told RQ it isn’t going anywhere.

“As far as that being their highest priority, I think they have put the buggy before the horse,” the Minister told me.

“If sorting out their own nest is their highest priority, then that’s a problem, and I have made that clear.”

Hinchliffe says there are a “number of other infrastructure issues” RQ will need to get right before even thinking about new office furniture and all those inner-city lunch options.

And he’s not shy about admitting that his decision was partly motivated because he’s the local MP.

“To be pretty blunt, as the local member, that’s something they have got to justify at that site, which is a really important local institution,” he said.

Talk about taking the whip out.

ENDS

Political reporter Steven Wardill writing at the end of his opinion piece in today's CM ...running Hinchey's leak ....imagine Hinchey stamping his foot ....wonder if any RQ staff live in his electorate  possibly not seeing the stated motivation to relocate to the City is to attract and retain staff .....so no loss of votes if they moved .......that is assuming they would vote ALP as Labor delivered their jobs ...for which they should be grateful.....  the locals wouldn't care if the space was vacated for an equine centre of excellence unless it involved the sale of assets if that would be the whole site........which wouldn't get to first base so I can't imagine RQ putting that up..although an all horse centre might be more positive for local business...but the RQ office is staying put  it seems.

Giddy Up :beer:

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« 2019-Feb-15, 05:53 PM Reply #1786 »
Ben Currie facing fresh charges


The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission issued the following statement on Friday afternoon regarding Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie:

Toowoomba trainer Ben Currie has been issued with seven more alleged breaches of the rules of racing as part of the ongoing investigation into his stable.

It will be alleged that serious animal welfare breaches have occurred including the alleged use of a jigger on two occasions, unauthorised shockwave treatments, failure to report bleeding horses to Stewards and race-day treatment breaches in contravention of the rules of racing.

Racing Integrity Commissioner Ross Barnett said the investigation that commenced on 7 April last year was always going to be long and protracted and these new allegations stemmed from items seized as part of the ongoing Currie Racing case.

The very serious nature of the animal welfare allegations that have surfaced as a result of this investigation have left us with no choice but to act now in the interests of the Queensland racing industry,” Barnett said.

Mr Currie has been called to a Steward’s Inquiry on Monday 18 February at 10am to show cause why he should not be suspended.

Consideration was given to whether horses trained by Mr Currie that are nominated to run this weekend should be allowed to compete.

We have balanced the impact on owners, connections and jockeys, the need to protect the image of the Queensland Racing Industry, and legal considerations in arriving at the decision to allow nominated horses to compete this weekend.

However, this position will be reviewed after Monday’s Steward’s Inquiry.

Also, none of Mr Currie’s horses nominated to race this weekend are the subject of these latest alleged breaches of the rules which are historic in nature.

Barnett said Friday's allegations were in addition to the 28 alleged rule breaches stewards issued to Currie on July 3 last year and four alleged illegal substance breaches issued on November 28 and December 14 last year.

Mr Currie has continued to train horses in Queensland on a QCAT stay of proceedings.

QRIC Steward’s Inquiries into the earlier matters are currently delayed until the outcome of a Supreme Court hearing next Friday, 22 February.

The Currie Racing investigation has not concluded and further alleged breaches of the rules of racing are likely,” Barnett said.

The latest allegations to come to light occurred between January 2016 and April 2017.

In contravention of AR175(n) Stewards will allege Currie instructed the use of an electric or electronic apparatus (jigger) to deliver an electric shock in an act of cruelty on ‘Cordon Rouge’ prior to racing at Gatton on 30 July 2016.

Stewards will also allege that between 1 March 2016 and 7 March 2016 in breach of AR175(n) Mr Currie allegedly used an electric or electronic apparatus (jigger) on a horse that has been designed to deliver an electric shock.

In contravention of AR64H Stewards allege Mr Currie permitted ‘Dog Days Are Over’ to race at the Sunshine Coast on 16 April 2017 when it had been subjected to shockwave therapy during the seven clear day period before race day.

In a breach of AR53A it will be alleged that Mr Currie failed to notify Stewards when ‘Deep Down’ bled on 31 May 2016 and was then raced by another trainer until June 2017.

It is also alleged in a further breach of AR53A that Mr Currie failed to notify Stewards when ‘Rock Spark’ bled on 6 April 2017, the horse which was sold shortly after the incident continued to race under another trainer.

Stewards will also allege that in a breach of AR175(a) that Mr Currie allegedly made dishonest statements in not disclosing to potential purchasers that Rock Spark bled at Gatton on 6 April 2017.

In an alleged breach of AR178E(1) Mr Currie allegedly caused the administration of boost paste to ‘Honey Toast’ on the day it raced in the Sunshine Coast Cup on 31 January 2016.

Due to the ongoing nature of the Currie Racing investigation the Commission will make no further comment at this stage.


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