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Offline randwick

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O.P. « 2009-Mar-02, 03:26 PM »
Just read the latest press release from Queensland Racing.

Can't post it - dont know how.  :lol:

But when you get it  - what's Bob doing? :what:

 Is he really defending the industry and QR achievements OR is he "sucking up" to LNP OR is he turning against ALP.

One thing for sure he is reading this forum  tenure on election result.

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« 2009-Mar-02, 03:35 PM Reply #1 »
each way, each way,  each way !

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« 2009-Mar-02, 03:35 PM Reply #2 »
QRL chairman challenges both parties to declare their racing policy

The chairman of Queensland Racing Limited (QRL) Mr Bob Bentley today acknowledged that rumours were rife within the industry that, in the event the Liberal National Party (LNP) were successful at the March 21 poll, the board of QRL would be removed.

Mr Bentley confirmed that he had written to both sides of Government on February 24, 2009 requesting a copy of their racing policy.

The racing industry contributes more than $1.6 billion gross value to the Queensland economy. It sustains 30,000 full-time and part-time jobs for Queenslanders and the industry produces in excess of $40 million in State taxes.

The activities of the racing industry generate more that $117 million in taxation revenue for the State and Federal Governments.

“It is not an unreasonable request that the policies of both parties be scrutinised and justification be provided to support change,” said Mr Bentley.

“What the LNP needs to recognise in particular is that the board of QRL has delivered increases of distributions including prizemoney from $75 million to $88 million during the board’s tenure with QRL’s net assets growing from $20 million in 2002 to $68 million at the end of the 2007/2008 financial year.

“Country racing has never been stronger and during their term the board of QRL supported a change to the legislation to ensure that funding continued to flow to this most important part of the industry.

“The integrity of the industry has never been at a higher standard, notwithstanding that it has been streamlined under the current QRL board and the industry has also experienced training and development within the industry that is unsurpassed. The introduction of the industry’s own yearling sale, the QTIS 600, is also a first to assist the Queensland breeding industry.

“Equally, the board of QRL was required to deal with the threat of Equine Influenza (EI) and the organisation responded to the highest standard during the industry’s hour of need, a response that received plaudits from the State and Federal Governments. Further, QRL was responsible for the delivery of $55 million to industry trainers, owners and other participants during EI.”

Mr Bentley cautioned about changes to the governance of Queensland thoroughbred racing in the event that the LNP was successful at the upcoming poll.

“Changes should not be affected on the basis of personal or political agendas,” said Mr Bentley.

“The record of the current QRL board is superior to that of any other thoroughbred racing board in Australia, and indeed, any board or committee previously responsible for the administration of thoroughbred racing in Queensland, stemming way back to the inception of racing in this State.

“QRL is a company limited by guarantee and remains licensed until 2012 to continue with its most important work on behalf of all industry stakeholders in Queensland.

“I challenge both Labour and LNP to release their thoroughbred racing policy so that all industry stakeholders are aware of the direction that each party proposes to take the industry subsequent to the upcoming election.”

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« 2009-Mar-02, 03:41 PM Reply #3 »
I think Bob needs a spelling lesson - it's the bloody L A BO R PARTY.

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« 2009-Mar-02, 04:24 PM Reply #4 »
I just want to know if we can get some more sms's sent out advertising this forum again   :biggrin:

edit: Yes looks like Boby has been reading Ted e's ramblings and is getting worried

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« 2009-Mar-03, 06:30 AM Reply #5 »
That dope who writes on the justracing website gives Bob full billing on yestys post.  At least we know which side that website is on.  Whenever he posts something on a raceclub he gives em full blast.  But if it is about QRL then you would swear he is simply a notice board.

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« 2009-Mar-03, 06:36 AM Reply #6 »
poor silly ole humpty dumpty...he knows the lnp policy horan spelt it out in parliment...that is he plans to remove the despised despot and restructure qrl to a control body to foster the industry and its clubs...not a secretive racetrack operating competing organisation with the very clubs around caloundra that he has stripped of meetings for his own benthead park and his soon to be built oncourse stables...panic setting in? you betcha...see ya at the polling booths humpty ill bring a spoon

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« 2009-Mar-03, 07:01 AM Reply #7 »
ps as if the opposition racing minister who has been labelled a dinosaur along with domed-bens saviour in bill carter will or should take any notice of the grim reaper of country racing......his propoganda website release playing politics and calling parliment "cowards castle" shows the despots labor slant.....his further pathetic attempt to somehow link mssrs horan and carter to "fine cotton" was a desperate act by a desperate man
his integrity statement is a joke surely?
after the disappearance of mssr woods,dr bob,andy hedges and numerous stewards to be replaced by a new onion in the we investigate "ourselves" rort is evidenced by the  "silence" the media debacle that is/was the terry butts saga-licence back in secret-egg on bob and the onions face



the very fact that in the prescence of wee andy fraser and the minister in charge of dipsticks inc in timmy mulherin and broadcast live to a national melbourne cup day audience at mackay 07 -they covered up the most serious breach of workplace health and safety seen in queensland racing and did not acknowlodge or dissmiss one john hackett over the endangerment of jockeys lives and the general public surely shows how rotten to the core this crew of despots are....for a deputy chief steward of qrl to allow not one but 2 races to proceed with no ambulance following the field and the same ambulance abandoned on the course proper-yep in front of the winning post is testament to th low-missing integrity that poor silly dribblin bob espouses....ditto

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« 2009-Mar-03, 07:44 AM Reply #8 »
you dont need ole ted e when page 12 of the courier snaps it out with the head line----lnp would dump racing boss
one of qld sports most controversial figures will be sacked as the coalition courts the bitterly divided qld racing industry...........what press release now bob ? united we can never be defeated ?

bring it on  :lol:

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« 2009-Mar-03, 07:46 AM Reply #9 »
That dope who writes on the justracing website gives Bob full billing on yestys post.  At least we know which side that website is on.  Whenever he posts something on a raceclub he gives em full blast.  But if it is about QRL then you would swear he is simply a notice board.

They pay him for advertising  ;)

Can't be biting the hand that feeds ya  :p

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« 2009-Mar-03, 08:04 AM Reply #10 »
To his credit, PP on his Justracing website did bag the Cushion Track as the Toowoomba main course pretty well. Given his comments on that topic it is hard to perceive him as a QRL noticeboard.

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« 2009-Mar-03, 08:22 AM Reply #11 »
its a un-even balance to bag your sponsors so he has treaded that line and have to agree with grega....magic is in competition al-be-it a diferant one....ah you gotta love it like phil love him or leave him but his journalistic style is a bit down the path of my "rambling rants" as magic and others put it... :thumbsup:

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« 2009-Mar-03, 12:39 PM Reply #12 »
Bob Bentley will be dumped if LNP wins election
Article from: Courier Mail
Michael Crutcher
March 02, 2009 11:00pm
ONE of Queensland sport's most controversial figures will be sacked if Labor loses office as the Coalition courts a divided racing industry.

Bob Bentley will be dumped as Queensland Racing chairman if the Liberal National Party wins the March 21 election after his long-running battle with the Opposition racing spokesman Mike Horan.

Last month, Mr Bentley labelled Mr Horan a "dinosaur" and as someone whose "achievements in racing could be written on a postage stamp with a carpenter's pencil".

He was responding to a speech in Parliament, where Mr Horan described Mr Bentley as a "dictator".

"I do not believe he is fit to hold the job and I believe that the minister should step in and get rid of Queensland Racing and Mr Bentley," Mr Horan told Parliament.


The headline, no doubt,  is the work of a sub editor ,nowhere in the body of Michael Crutcher's story is there any statement by Horan that Bob will be sacked .He's relying on Horan's speech in State Parliament a few weeks ago.Whether Horan  reiterated that  off the record as his intention may or may not be the case.

But while there is significant antipathy towards Bob Bentley and possibly other Directors there are a couple of obstacles that Horan has to clear before being in a position to bring about any changes in the management of the racing industry.

First the LNP has to win government and despite the ALP's numerous failings and IMO   it doesn't deserve  to win  even though  the opposition is suspect  it will require a massive swing for LNP to top them on election day.
 Secondly as indicated in the QRL press release posted by DD  QRL is not  a statutory authority but a limited company and the Directors are elected by the 15 or so representative comprising Class A members and is  licensed to control racing to 2012.So it won't be an easy task to dismantle QRL and/or sack Bob Bentley simply because Horan doesn't like him or that sections of the industry hate him as we've seen evidence of on this forum and elsewhere.

I had to laugh yesterday in Obi's CM EAR column he remarked on rumours that the control  of racing would revert to the QTC adding that the QTC wont exist having mergeed with the BTC to form the BRC .It would be  a million to one imo  and drifting for this to happen and no sensible person would support this IF and it's a pretty big IF the LNP happens to get over the line on Mar 21.

So Bob's  appeal to both parties to disclose their Racing policy imo is a good move, one that assuming they respond will be of benefit to all of us with an interest in the game.More to come.  emthup
« Last Edit: 2009-Mar-03, 12:43 PM by Arsenal »

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« 2009-Mar-03, 01:34 PM Reply #13 »
Arsenal, I agree with you about the odds of Obi's rumour.

However, the article in the paper today had this quote:

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"I do not believe he is fit to hold the job and I believe that the minister should step in and get rid of Queensland Racing and Mr Bentley," Mr Horan told Parliament.

If it is LNP policy to get rid of Queensland Racing, then they probably should tell us what they are going to replace it with ?


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« 2009-Mar-03, 02:48 PM Reply #14 »
the swing you seem to think is too much of a ask is 7.3 per cent i think.......thats gunna be easy as racing stakeholders are in the major major majority wanting to see him punted
queensland voters who will be responsible for the swing have been waiting with baseball bats for months....the many that know understand how broken we are and how much of a liar bligh after her "im going full term" and under 2 weeks later launches her victorian website and calls a snap early election have joined the team...labor promises tax rises lnp none....labor promises to fudge all their upcoming court cases the lnp will not....to give these broken corrupted and incompetant labor stooges another 3 years...please! why did she call a election again? beware cornered rats on the sinking hmas blight they will do and say anything to avoid the voters rat-sack
hi bob and the spinners...you out there porky

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« 2009-Mar-03, 02:53 PM Reply #15 »
 :bop:

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« 2009-Mar-03, 02:55 PM Reply #16 »
mammy they are gunna replace with the "muppet show" more sensible approach than the labor industry rorters dont you think?

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« 2009-Mar-03, 05:46 PM Reply #17 »
swing required is 7.6 to make the labour party de-nessa-scary...im tipping over 10pc swing ....will say it again best bet of the year in a 2 horse race the LNP at 3.0

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« 2009-Mar-03, 06:09 PM Reply #18 »
Jeepers......the Borg to slash public service jobs.......'bout time someone got rid of  the 600 gov. spin merchants.

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« 2009-Mar-03, 07:44 PM Reply #19 »
its bye bye spinners,its bye bye beattie,its bye bye vote rorter kaiser,its bye bye mr withers{unadvertisied job and appointed by your wife-what did you nongs expect the voters to think?} its bye bye bobby and bills-e and the yes men and its bye bye bligher bligher/liar liar
ps hi porky brennan and guess what you labor turd loo-sers you reap the seeds you sow...pps if the seeds did sprout the voters with their baseball bats at the ready would crush them too.....what a disgraceful way you imbeciles will leave queensland...broken and divided

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« 2009-Mar-04, 04:28 PM Reply #20 »
  :biggrin: bob may need a new spin doctor or send his current one the a facility for assessment....his kooky kooky dribble on his website will be laughed at far and wide....whats going on there bob or did you get porky to write it he would be a doctor who and harry potter...bye bye boys

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« 2009-Mar-05, 05:16 PM Reply #21 »
LNP takes the lead....get on while the odds remain 8-)

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« 2009-Mar-05, 05:22 PM Reply #22 »
ias betting 3.20 great odds the LNP the swing is on and the gap will continue to widen.....labor will get out and may be a win win situation on poll eve


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