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Offline PoisonPen7

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« 2020-Mar-23, 06:19 AM Reply #25 »
Bottle shops still functioning according to the PM at press conference tonight,


They will be open mate but the shelves will have no beer pretty quickly.

I'm half tempted to go down to the local bottlo this morning and stock up on my favourite



And none of this fancy wine glass crap either. Just knock the top off and straight down the guzzler.

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« 2020-Mar-23, 08:03 AM Reply #26 »
Please expand.

Made on the assumption that racing would/ will be completely shut down as non-essential . .

But I now have the answer to my own question . .

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« 2020-Mar-23, 09:05 AM Reply #27 »
Brisbane GP says multiple patients have suspected COVID-19

A Brisbane GP has warned that the spread of coronavirus could be more widespread than originally thought, with her clinic seeing multiple patients presenting with symptoms but who are unable to be tested because of strict criteria.

Laura Chalmers and Steven Scott, The Courier-Mail

March 22, 2020 9:57pm

A BRISBANE GP has warned her clinic is already seeing multiple patients with suspected COVID-19 who cannot be tested, and are spreading the virus in the community.

Dr Amy Heales, a GP in Victoria Point, says she is concerned about community transmission in Brisbane’s southeast, with the patients visiting local shops and gyms while contagious.

“All of the doctors at my work have seen patients who we suspect have COVID-19,’’ Dr Heales said. “Lots of them have been to the shops, to the gym, other places, with symptoms and could have and likely have spread the virus. We cannot test them.’’


The patients cannot be tested as they don’t meet the strict criteria – showing symptoms and returning from overseas or being in contact with a confirmed case in the past 14 days.

Their movements are not being traced, as public health only contacts confirmed cases.

“We cannot test for community spread at this stage,’’ she said. “It is amongst us now so we can’t be complacent.’’

She said she was removing her child from childcare, ceasing family visits, stopping going to the gym and local coffee shops.

“I want you to do the same as me,’’ she said. “This is not someone else’s problem – this is ours. I work as a GP in the Redlands. My family live in the Redlands. I want them to live.’’
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Something is missing here ..what advice did the GP and her associates give to those patients suspected of "having symptoms" obviously they would need to self isolate themselves that's common knowledge .. you would think the reporter would have asked the question ........the question is how careful are those persons putting themselves into self isolation ...are they abiding by the rules.......impossible to watch them all 24/7.....social distancing strongly recommended.....and personal hygene....apparently the Gold Coast police are making spot checks on those identified with the virus are staying home for the mandatory 14 days.

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« 2020-Mar-23, 09:42 AM Reply #28 »
Well golf is hardly an essential service.  At the the club where i am a member we were told not to take the flagstick out so we wouldn't pass on the corona virus but they forgot to consider that we touch the cup and flag stick when we retrieve the ball from the cup.

A few clubs were setting the cup upside down so you don't have to touch the stick or the cup. Always a risk that it bounces away but I guess you take what you can.

Whilst the club house will be shut, makes no sense to shut the course - maybe a rule of individual carts etc but you are outdoors at worse in a group of 4, anyway the way I hit it last week at Bonville I'd hardly be near my playing partners  :shy:

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« 2020-Mar-23, 01:22 PM Reply #29 »
Gin, I played there a bit over a month ago. It was in fantastic condition and a pleasure to walk around.
The pesky marshalls who harassed us a few years back have taken a softer approach......I think

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« 2020-Mar-23, 02:16 PM Reply #30 »
Japan racing

Any idea if it has been stopped?

Do they have a recess anyway?

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« 2020-Mar-23, 02:25 PM Reply #31 »
Japan still going fours. Raced at Nakayama and Hanshin yesterday.

Not sure about the secondary level which was on last week but nothing scheduled on Sky for this week

New Zealand racing is cancelled from Wednesday for at least 4 weeks.

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« 2020-Mar-23, 02:28 PM Reply #32 »
Sobig,

Makes me wonder why the TAB is not moving to cover those meetings given they lost most of British racing.

Maybe something happened over night to change things like NZ.

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« 2020-Mar-23, 02:42 PM Reply #33 »
Japan racing

Any idea if it has been stopped?

Do they have a recess anyway?

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No recess but no G1 racing from end of June to early October.
Nothing from JRA as yet about suspending. Easier to oversee here as it is controlled by one org. with only 2 training centers.
No fans but 93% of punters have a betting account.
G1 this Sunday.
NAR races are held at various tracks across the country but fairly sure Sky only takes races from a few venues through Rakuten the provider of the service.

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« 2020-Mar-23, 03:04 PM Reply #34 »
Thanks,

Peter Mair needs to take a long look here!

Lots of 16 hose fields and nothing wrong with favourite strike rates.

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« 2020-Mar-23, 07:23 PM Reply #35 »
Clubhouse now closed where i am a member.  I heard Yarrawonga and Border now closed (maybe clubhouse only) because the visitors flood the clubhouse for breakfast so probably a victim of its own success in attracting melbourne golfers to the murray river courses. PS a friend up here last week said the beer was terrible at the Yarrawonga course and in town and the only decent beer he had was at the waterski club.  The council owned 9 hole course where I also play still open today - they now have hand sanitiser in the shop whereas before that they rarely had soap in the mens until a friend complained.   

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« 2020-Mar-24, 03:55 PM Reply #36 »
Clubhouse now closed where i am a member.  I heard Yarrawonga and Border now closed (maybe clubhouse only) because the visitors flood the clubhouse for breakfast so probably a victim of its own success in attracting melbourne golfers to the murray river courses. PS a friend up here last week said the beer was terrible at the Yarrawonga course and in town and the only decent beer he had was at the waterski club.  The council owned 9 hole course where I also play still open today - they now have hand sanitiser in the shop whereas before that they rarely had soap in the mens until a friend complained.

Mixed bag in QLD golf clubs whose liquor license only affects the (closed) clubhouse Gailes for one still open for golf St Lucia Bulimba both public courses believed to be open others where the liquor license covers the course as well as the clubhouse are closed my club Pacific shut down Facebook of OLGR....no decision yet obviously the outside areas referred to in the PM's directive are not acres of fairways tees or greens.......a waiting game while the boffins scratch their heads....Royal Sydney still open according to The Australian .

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« 2020-Mar-24, 05:47 PM Reply #37 »
My local pool at Sutherland has closed all the gyms, the indoor pools, the steam room and spa but the outdoor pool is still open.

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« 2020-Mar-24, 06:56 PM Reply #38 »
Racing hit with positive coronavirus test
By AAP15:53

Harness racing in NSW has been put on hold pending the results of coronavirus tests on a person who attended the Penrith meeting last week.

Harness Racing NSW said it was monitoring the health of that person after learning they had been in contact with someone who had tested positive to COVID-19.

Anyone who had direct contact with the person at last Thursday's race meeting has been notified.

HRNSW said meetings scheduled until March 26 have been abandoned. After Thursday, fields will be drawn in the hope harness racing can resume.

Anyone who was at the Penrith meeting is advised to closely monitor their health and seek immediate medical attention should they develop flu-like symptoms.

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« 2020-Mar-25, 10:26 AM Reply #39 »
(re New Zealand)  https://loveracing.nz/RaceInfo/30037/Meeting-News-Article.aspx
NZTR has been communicating with MPI throughout the day to determine how racehorses currently located at trainers’ stables will be handled during the four-week lockdown which comes into effect at midnight on Wednesday, 25 March.
MPI has requested that NZTR, along with all other organisations in the primary sector applying to be considered as essential services during this time, complete an approval application form.  This documentation is expected to be sent to NZTR for completion this evening and we will be submitting it as soon as practical to MPI for consideration.

(re Ireland)  https://www.racingpost.com/news/coronavirus/racing-off-after-all-sporting-events-are-cancelled-in-ireland/429939(re Ireland)
Ireland is the latest racing nation to fall foul of the coronavirus pandemic after the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced that all sporting events were to be cancelled as of midnight on Tuesday, including those behind closed doors, until April 19 at the earliest.
The development came just a day after the turf Flat season got underway at Naas and means the remainder of the campaign is now in the same uncertain territory as Britain, France and other major international jurisdictions. 

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« 2020-Mar-25, 12:18 PM Reply #40 »
Racing New South Wales bans interstate jockeys and trainers due to coronavirus

Plans for interstate horses and jockeys to compete in Sydney's rich Autumn Carnival have been thrown into chaos after Racing New South Wales announced its own extreme coronavirus restrictions.

The significant measures, which will change the way the industry operates in Australia, were announced on Tuesday afternoon and come into effect on Friday.

They include jockey segregation, the banning of interstate riders and trainers and restrictions on how horses arrive in the state.

Under the initiative, jockeys who were not located in New South Wales by 5pm on March 23 will not be permitted to attend or ride at any NSW racecourse.

The same applies for any NSW jockey that leaves the state and then returns.

This means the likes of champions Craig Williams and Damien Oliver will be forced to give up all of their Group 1 rides during the rest of the Autumn Carnival.

Interstate trainers will also be banned from attending NSW racecourses, as will trainers who leave the state and then return.

However, horses will be permitted to travel to NSW, but those deemed as essential personnel (stable staff, farriers, trainers) are not permitted to travel with them.

That means horses will have to be freighted from Victoria to NSW and left in the care of the stable staff already in the state.

The first meetings to be affected by the changes will be Muswellbrook and Sapphire Coast on Friday.

As part of the jockey segregation plans, riders based in NSW will be spilt into three zones – metropolitan, north and south/west.

Jockeys will have until Tuesday to announce which area they will ride in and will then be unable to accept mounts or complete barrier trials in any other zone. Trackwork is allowed.

Upon entering the weighing room on racedays, jockeys must immediately shower for a minimum of five minutes and then segregate a minimum of one and a half metres apart.

Meanwhile, trainers and jockeys entering Victoria from interstate will have to quarantine for 14 days under new travel restrictions announced by Racing Victoria on Tuesday.

Racing Victoria chief executive Giles Thompson said: "All licensed and registered participants and essential staff or personnel who arrive in Victoria after 6pm on Thursday will no longer be permitted to attend race meetings, training centres and licensed premises for a period of 14 days.

“We see this decision as another important step in maintaining a safe environment for the continuation of Victorian racing.”


https://www.racingpost.com/news/racing-new-south-wales-ban-interstate-jockeys-and-trainers-due-to-coronavirus/429843

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« 2020-Mar-25, 12:51 PM Reply #41 »
So what happens to the Epsom Derby and breeding stock etc. I do wonder what will happen to the yearling sales around the world too.

There will be less revenue going in to the bookies and if Racing stops what will happen to the staff and welfare of the horses?

There is more of a chance that the 7.30 report issues will be a drop in the ocean if Racing gets cancelled. Feed is expensive and so are staff.

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« 2020-Mar-25, 02:47 PM Reply #42 »
 :tears: :tears: :tears: :tears: :tears:

South Afrikan racing stopping Friday night

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« 2020-Mar-25, 04:45 PM Reply #43 »
Warwick Farm Races (Today) & Hawkesbury Races (Thurs) - Cancelled

Racing NSW received advice this afternoon that an interstate participant - who attended the Rosehill Gardens meeting on Saturday, 21 March 2020 - has received advice from health authorities that a commercial flight he caught on 12 March 2020 has had another passenger from that flight that has tested positive to COVID-19.

As the interstate participant travelled in a private charter flight with two other NSW participants and to minimise the risk of participants at today’s Warwick Farm meeting being exposed to COVID-19, the remainder of the Warwick Farm meeting has been cancelled. The interstate participant has been tested for COVID-19 and the results are expected later this week.

Accordingly, Thursday’s Hawkesbury race meeting has been cancelled  to minimise any risk to participants.

In the event the interstate participant tests negative, Racing NSW will immediately resume racing subject to any Government restriction.

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Probably refers to Craig Williams who came to Sydney to trial Castlevechhio and after MV on the Friday shared a charter with other jockeys Bowman and Berry ..hopefully he and others will test clear.

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« 2020-Mar-25, 05:08 PM Reply #44 »
The jockey in question is Mark Zahra.

All Victorian, NSW and WA races on hold waiting for his results,

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« 2020-Mar-25, 05:10 PM Reply #45 »
Tasmania is off too but not sure if related.

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« 2020-Mar-25, 05:17 PM Reply #46 »
Tasmania is off too but not sure if related.
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I don't know , I thought I did     lol
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« 2020-Mar-25, 05:32 PM Reply #47 »
Launceston was strange this afternoon, Sky said there were problems with the track and showed a number of track staff looking at a couple of areas (I think in the straight).

However when the meeting was called off the screen said "Due to Health and Safety reasons"

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« 2020-Mar-25, 07:10 PM Reply #48 »
While not identified in official releases (aside from my stab in the dark incorrectly naming Craig Williams) the participant appears most likely  to be Mark Zahra who forfeited rides today at Sandown.
Apolgies to Craig Williams and fingers crossed that none of the riders who were on the charter flight have been infected by this virus

https://www.racing.com/form/2020-03-25/ladbrokes-park-hillside#/


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« 2020-Mar-25, 11:16 PM Reply #49 »
If there is a positive test, then racing in Australia is finished for a period in the metropolitan area.

Hopefully it is not a positive as it will decimate racing worse than EI.



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