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Offline Shogun Lodge

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O.P. « 2020-Mar-13, 12:48 PM »
How long until we have no spectators?
How long until we have no racing?
Thoughts?

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« 2020-Mar-13, 01:07 PM Reply #1 »
Today.
Working in Japan atm but infection still possible.

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« 2020-Mar-13, 01:51 PM Reply #2 »
Perhaps Caulfield tomorrow, unofficially it's to be a ghost meeting.

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« 2020-Mar-13, 05:03 PM Reply #3 »

Vic racing's Coronavirus crowd ban
Racing Article

Paul Tatnell & Ryan Reynolds@PaulTatnell & @Reynolds_R

5:15pm


Escalating Coronavirus concerns will see crowds and owners shut out of some of Victoria’s biggest race days, starting from tonight.

As revealed exclusively by Racing.com, the Melbourne Racing Club announced on Friday night that only key race-day personnel imperative to the running of each race and limited broadcast staff will be allowed access to Caulfield on All-Star Mile day.

And Moonee Valley Racing Club has taken the same approach with only industry participants and racing officials allowed through the doors for tonight’s Alister Clark meeting and next Friday night’s Group 1 William Reid Stakes.

It follows government advice that events with more than 500 people should be cancelled from Monday to stop the threat of deadly Coronavirus spreading.

While the ban doesn’t kick in for another couple of days, both the MRC and the MVRC were keen to get on the front foot ahead of a number of premier race meetings.

However not all racing bodies have adopted the move for the weekend with South Australia to implement the ban from Monday.

Rosehill’s Coolmore Classic meeting will also remain open to the public.

Racing Victoria also confirmed that this weekend’s five country race meetings at Geelong, Dederang, Sale, Benalla and Woolamai will proceed with racegoers and owners allowed to attend.

RV chief executive Giles Thompson said: “Following updated advice received this afternoon from the Federal Government, we have consulted with our Clubs and Country Racing Victoria to determine the appropriate course of action for our race meetings this weekend prior to the restrictions on mass gatherings that take effect from Monday.

“Together with the Moonee Valley Racing Club and the Melbourne Racing Club we have elected to take a cautious approach with this weekend’s metropolitan race meetings where large crowds were expected to attend. As a result, they will proceed with only essential staff and participants permitted to attend.

“The five country race meetings with projected lower attendances will proceed with crowds this weekend, subject to the individual Racing Clubs determining their intention to open their gates to all attendees.

“From Monday all race meetings will be conducted with essential staff and participants in attendance only. Racing.com will continue to broadcast each meeting, as will Channel 7 for tomorrow’s Caulfield meeting, with punters able to engage via the approved wagering operators.”

In a statement, the MRC said it was “taking considered action to ensure the safety, health and wellbeing of members, patrons, participants and staff for The All-Star Mile race day”.

“Our position has always been that we will follow advice from the relevant state and federal government agencies in relation to Coronavirus (covid-19),” the statement read.

“We have now been advised non-essential mass gatherings attended by more than 500 people should not proceed from Monday.

“In the interest of patron safety, in consultation with Racing Victoria, the MRC has taken the decision to take extra precaution and proceed with The All-Star Mile Race Day without spectators. Only persons essential to the operations of the race meeting will be admitted into the racecourse.”

Racing Victoria’s wild card competition to select the owner ambassador for Black Heart Bart will not go ahead.

Instead, the prizemoney attributable to the owner ambassador for Black Heart Bart will be donated to the Royal Children’s Hospital Good Friday Appeal.

Moonee Valley said it decided to close its gates due to “increased concern over the transmission of COVID-19.”

How the Coronavirus situation evolves in the near future will be massive for South Australian racing, with the Oakbank Easter Racing Carnival, major race days at Clare, Gawler, Penola, Kimba, Hawker and Millicent and the Adelaide Autumn Racing Carnival at Morphettville on the horizon.

TRSA chief Nick Redin said the South Australian racing community was working closely together to respond to what is 'a rapidly evolving situation'.

"Racing in South Australia has previous experience in dealing with a major interruption with the Equine Influenza outbreak in 2007," he said.

"We know what it's like to have an industry-wide issue and the learnings from that experience are still relevant today.

"We are working closely with the racing minister and his office and we're constantly monitoring, discussing and updating our response."

International racing bodies have also taken preventative steps with the Dubai Racing Club announcing its World Cup meeting this month will be run without spectators.

Horse Racing Ireland also announced that meetings will take place behind closed doors until the end of the month. Japan and Hong Kong are also operating under patron restrictions.

Giddy Up :beer:

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« 2020-Mar-13, 07:36 PM Reply #4 »
Well, here we go...
Friday 13th hey?
Differing approach by 2 adjoining states...still, no travel restriction etc so no diff I guess.

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« 2020-Mar-18, 06:15 AM Reply #5 »
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/triple-crown/roses-in-september-kentucky-derby-to-be-held-labor-day-weekend/

Churchill Downs Incorporated announced its decision on Tuesday to reschedule  .... The146th Kentucky Derby will be rescheduled from May 2, 2020, to September 5, 2020, and the 146th Kentucky Oaks will be rescheduled from May 1, 2020, to September 4, 2020.

Dates for the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, the second and third legs, respectively, of horse racing's Triple Crown, are also under review, though no formal announcement has been made.

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-biz/covid-19-british-horseracing-authority-suspends-racing-effective-wednesday/

The British Horseracing Authority announced that all horse racing in Britain will be suspended, effective Wednesday, March 18.

On Monday night, The Jockey Club announced that The Randox Health Grand National at Aintree has been cancelled due to coronavirus.
Two race meetings are scheduled to take place behind closed doors at Wetherby and Taunton on Tuesday, but as of Wednesday race meetings will cease up to the end of April. The decision will be kept under constant review.

The formal decision was taken by the Board of the British Horseracing Authority Tuesday morning based on the statements made by the government Monday and after consultation with senior industry leaders.

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« 2020-Mar-18, 01:38 PM Reply #6 »
Big decisions, hey.
The implications for so many dreamers, industry players.
Wonder why they did not run spectator free, encourage small buddy parties across the land..."watch online, less than nine, you'll be fine"

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« 2020-Mar-18, 05:09 PM Reply #7 »
Big decisions, hey.
The implications for so many dreamers, industry players.
Wonder why they did not run spectator free, encourage small buddy parties across the land..."watch online, less than nine, you'll be fine"

Exactly. The virtue signalling from many sports in the name of the marketing dollar is horrific🤮

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« 2020-Mar-19, 12:43 PM Reply #8 »
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If the Olympics proceed, it will make a mockery of all other measures taken . . on racetracks/ or anywhere

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« 2020-Mar-22, 11:31 AM Reply #9 »
Tullibigeal Picnics next Saturday are called off due to Corona virus


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« 2020-Mar-22, 12:13 PM Reply #10 »
Racing might be lucky,

Ghost meetings are happening more frequently and if we can stop the jockey siblings fighting each other jockeys have a better chance than many sports of staying virus free.

Picnic meetings are about socialising so its no wonder they are being cancelled.

Racing is the 3rd biggest employer from memory so there is a real reason to keep it going if at all possible - it also helps pay for hospitals.

Fours

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« 2020-Mar-22, 03:58 PM Reply #11 »

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« 2020-Mar-22, 05:46 PM Reply #12 »
well that's probably the end of horse racing and golf for quite a while in Vic. At least I know one abandoned 9 hole golf course  where I can probably go for a hit and there is no fence around it.

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« 2020-Mar-22, 06:32 PM Reply #13 »
Some inside I received late today .....supposedly genuine.... that there'll be a State lockdown in QLD Ala California on or from Tuesday .......no specifics or for how long but assume all essential services will be exempt.

Giddy Up :beer:

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« 2020-Mar-22, 06:46 PM Reply #14 »
well that's probably the end of horse racing and golf for quite a while in Vic. At least I know one abandoned 9 hole golf course  where I can probably go for a hit and there is no fence around it.

Why would golf be locked down🥴

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« 2020-Mar-22, 07:43 PM Reply #15 »
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.  Of course we could have 'gimmies' to reduce the risk. I also play a social 9 holes with friends at a public course with lunch afterwards at a nearby cafe and the owner was almost in tears last week at what is happening to his business and that is before this weekends bad news.  Tomorrow might be our last lunch there forever.

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« 2020-Mar-22, 08:33 PM Reply #16 »
I hope you’re not saying golf should be shut down because of contagious flag sticks but we can wrestle our way around supermarkets to buy chocolate and ice cream :chin:

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« 2020-Mar-22, 08:47 PM Reply #17 »
PP
Do you think racing should be called off?

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« 2020-Mar-22, 09:15 PM Reply #18 »
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Do you think racing should be called off?

Mate I don't think it should be but it almost certainly will be.

The "empowered ones" have got a sniff of real power and are stopping everything.

Have you stocked up on beer?

They will run out some time tomorrow I reckon now that the media have (mischievously) flagged it. The media's role in the panic buying cannot be overstated.



Coronavirus: Carlton & United Breweries, Lion warn of ‘up to three months’ of no beer


The nation’s largest brewers have warned Australia is likely to run out of beer in a few weeks if their breweries are not included as an essential service under the Victorian government’s proposal to lock down the state.

Thousands of jobs in the multi-billion-dollar brewing sector could also be lost.


https://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/companies/coronavirus-carlton-united-breweries-warns-it-could-run-out-of-beer/




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« 2020-Mar-22, 09:26 PM Reply #19 »
No Punt . . No Beer . .

What am I going to do . . with my windfall

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« 2020-Mar-22, 09:38 PM Reply #20 »
No Punt . . No Beer . .

What am I going to do . . with my windfall

Please expand.

I am gathering that TAB agencies will be shut down but if they are a part of a shopping centre does different rules apply?
« Last Edit: 2020-Mar-22, 10:53 PM by Jeunes »

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« 2020-Mar-22, 09:52 PM Reply #21 »
Bottle shops still functioning according to the PM at press conference tonight,

Shopping centres also will be operating at this stage,

He said the venues to be shut are restaurants and cafes (deliveries and take aways allowed), pubs, licensed clubs, nightclubs and casinos, cinemas indoor sporting venues and church services.

What was unclear was whether the previous NSW and Victorian "all non essential services" still applies there or not.
« Last Edit: 2020-Mar-22, 09:55 PM by sobig »

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« 2020-Mar-22, 10:51 PM Reply #22 »
I am gathering if non essential travel is imposed then there will be not many horses coming to Sydney or Brisbane carnivals.
« Last Edit: 2020-Mar-22, 10:53 PM by Jeunes »

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« 2020-Mar-23, 06:02 AM Reply #23 »

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« 2020-Mar-23, 06:09 AM Reply #24 »
Big news to come out of Victoria if the state government does not see racing as essential.

There will be big ramifications for spring carnival etc if the ban comes into effect.

https://www.watoday.com.au/sport/racing/racing-in-limbo-over-ban-to-non-essential-business-20200322-p54cqp.html


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