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Offline Jeunes

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« 2020-Mar-26, 07:27 PM Reply #50 »
I cannot believe that the livelihood of people comes down to a Coronavirus test. The stupidity of this is if the rumours are true is that Zahra allegedly was sitting around the vicinity of seats of a cruise passenger. I am yet to hear that report on a media website so not sure if true or not.

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/time-of-zahra-test-results-to-decide-whether-victoria-races-friday-20200326


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« 2020-Mar-26, 09:08 PM Reply #51 »
Zahra has tested clear so racing OK for tomorrow

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« 2020-Mar-26, 09:20 PM Reply #53 »
Qld Winter Carny OFF . .

Qld to divide into zones . . Metro/ S.E . . Rocky/ Mackay . . T'ville/ Cairns . . with travel restrictions

Not quite sure of 'nuts & bolts' probably RQ isn't either . . seems to me that they are trying to implement measures to circumvent the inevitable  :confused1:

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« 2020-Mar-26, 10:35 PM Reply #54 »
Without the added competition, you can only image how many winners Mark Currie will now train   :mad:

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« 2020-Mar-26, 11:00 PM Reply #55 »
Racing NSW confirms that the two NSW industry participants that had travelled on a charter flight on 21 March 2020 with an interstate participant who may have been exposed to COVID-19, have both tested negative to COVID-19.

Racing NSW awaits the result of the tests performed on the interstate participant which are due today, before advising of the status of upcoming race meetings.

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/mark-zahra-tests-negative-to-coronavirus---racing-to-resume-20200326

Giddy Up :beer:


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« 2020-Mar-30, 04:00 PM Reply #56 »

RV reduces prize money, stands down staff
Monday 30 March, 2020
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Racing Victoria chairman Brian Kruger has announced prize money and staff cuts.

Racing Victoria will cut prize money and stand down staff in a bid to reduce expenditure during the coronavirus pandemic.

From Wednesday, RV said 40 per cent of its permanent staff would be temporarily stood down or required to work reduced hours.

The RV board and executive team have voluntarily agreed to a reduction in pay of 50 per cent and 20 per cent respectively.

The staff members to be stood down are being encouraged to take accrued entitlements via annual leave and long service leave while those with minimal entitlements will be offered 20 days annual leave in advance.

Starting from next Monday, RV's contribution to the prize money for all Victorian flat and jumps races will also be reduced until further notice.

- Metropolitan - a 20 per cent reduction in prize money contribution per race

- Country - 10 per cent provided that no TAB race is conducted for less than $20,000.

RV said prize money contributions to individual races by racing clubs and sales companies, which predominantly occurs during the major carnivals, would be at the discretion of those parties.

Super VOBIS and VOBIS Gold bonuses will be reduced by 15 per cent in metropolitan races and 7.5 per cent in the country, while next month's The Showdown will be reduced from $1 million to $905,000.

The $500,000 VOBIS Gold Guineas has been reduced by almost $50,000 and other VOBIS Gold premier races will be reduced by 20 per cent in town and 10 per cent in the country.

"The COVID-19 pandemic has had an incredible impact on the world as we know it, affecting livelihoods and our way of life," RV chairman Brian Kruger said.

"Racing is not immune to that and thus we have had to make some incredibly tough decisions today around our workforce and prize money which fuels participation in our industry.

"These are not decisions that we have taken lightly, however the impacts of the past fortnight and the nation's rapidly evolving economic crisis means that we must act now to help soften the blow for Victorian racing.

"It has become clear that this pandemic and the associated economic crisis will have a long-term impact on our industry if we don't seek to mitigate the impact now.

"It is critical for the long-term viability of the industry that we reduce our expenditure to help compensate for the short to medium term reduction we will have in our revenues.

"Equally, this will ensure that we are in the best position to support the industry if a shutdown occurs and to subsequently lead the rebuild of Victorian racing."
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Today's economic assistance measures announced by the PM should  have some application to the racing industry .....once the news sinks in I expect Racing Australia and all State control bodies will issue statements and any changes to existing protocols.

Giddy Up :beer:

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« 2020-Mar-30, 04:47 PM Reply #57 »

................From Wednesday, RV said 40 per cent of its permanent staff would be temporarily stood down or required to work reduced hours.

The RV board and executive team have voluntarily agreed to a reduction in pay of 50 per cent and 20 per cent respectively.

The staff members to be stood down are being encouraged to take accrued entitlements via annual leave and long service leave while those with minimal entitlements will be offered 20 days annual leave in advance..............................

Giddy Up :beer:


That's good of them [board / executive], pity they couldn't do as the workers will have to do.

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« 2020-Mar-30, 05:05 PM Reply #58 »
That's good of them [board / executive], pity they couldn't do as the workers will have to do.

They should reduce the pay for board and execs by around 50-75% minimum.

I have not heard if racing is banned at all.

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« 2020-Apr-02, 03:23 PM Reply #59 »
Tasmania Racing suspended for next 4 weeks.  I wonder if that time period will change too.

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/premier-announces-tasmanian-racing-shutdown-20200402


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« 2020-Apr-02, 05:07 PM Reply #60 »
Thin end of the wedge . .  :wavecry:

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« 2020-Apr-03, 02:03 PM Reply #61 »
Tasmania Racing suspended for next 4 weeks.  I wonder if that time period will change too.

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/premier-announces-tasmanian-racing-shutdown-20200402

The interesting question is why? Nothing had changed, no positives etc  :shrug:

One wonders was this an easy step taken towards crushing the industry?

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« 2020-Apr-03, 02:35 PM Reply #62 »
The interesting question is why? Nothing had changed, no positives etc  :shrug:

One wonders was this an easy step taken towards crushing the industry?

Without being too controversial, at what point do we cease restrictions? Do we need a 0% case growth or is it 1% etc?

My non racing work colleagues canít believe that Racing is on when many other activities are not. The kids cannot have birthday parties while literally we have 100s of people from different parts of the city mix at the races.

I love sports and racing but I can see their point. Racing fans like us look at it an industry that supports many participants but those outside look at it like special rules for some.

Unfortunately this is life for next 3-6 months and we have to accept it. If Racing stops, some of us might even save some money.   :lol:

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« 2020-Apr-03, 02:58 PM Reply #63 »
Racing is on when many other activities are not. The kids cannot have birthday parties while literally we have 100s of people from different parts of the city mix at the races.

This is the rock on which we will perish . .

I can't believe the 'social pressure' with regard to sending kids to kindy/ child-care in the light of other isolation measures . . there are so many glaring inconsistencies

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« 2020-Apr-03, 02:59 PM Reply #64 »
Jeunes,

Tell them about the money for hospitals that racing provides quite apart from being the number 3 employer in the country.

Fours

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« 2020-Apr-03, 04:20 PM Reply #65 »
Jeunes,

Tell them about the money for hospitals that racing provides quite apart from being the number 3 employer in the country.

Fours

They might ask who pays for the gamblerís anonymous, social problems arising from problem gambling, domestic violence caused by gambling or  families split up by gambling etc.

Now that clubs and casinos are closed, I do wonder how some of the poker machine addicts are going as they canít play online too.


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« 2020-Apr-03, 05:18 PM Reply #66 »
The interesting question is why? Nothing had changed, no positives etc  :shrug:

One wonders was this an easy step taken towards crushing the industry?

The future of Tasmanian racing is always going to be viable as long as itís leading Trainer keeps having to pay fines of up to $7000 for jamming his horses with Arsenic 🙄

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« 2020-Apr-03, 05:18 PM Reply #67 »
Jeunes,

They can and do play pokies online.

Alcohol far far worse then gambling in ALL of those aspects and plenty of them probably drink like crazy.

Fours

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« 2020-Apr-03, 05:31 PM Reply #68 »
Channel 9 had a report that Tabcorp is asking for a suspension of all rent for all their properties ie the standalone TABs.

Not sure if they are making losses or just taking advantage of the PMís desire to suspend rents.

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« 2020-Apr-03, 05:49 PM Reply #69 »
Jeunes,

They can and do play pokies online.

Alcohol far far worse then gambling in ALL of those aspects and plenty of them probably drink like crazy.

Fours

I thought inline casinos and poker machines were banned in Australia.

Alcohol or Gambling to a Puritan are regarded the same.

If they ban racing, I would be bored to death and it is bad enough with sports. However there are a lot of people out there who are sick or lost loved ones so it is a small price for us to pay if we can save lives.

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« 2020-Apr-04, 11:35 AM Reply #70 »
Without being too controversial, at what point do we cease restrictions? Do we need a 0% case growth or is it 1% etc?

My non racing work colleagues canít believe that Racing is on when many other activities are not. The kids cannot have birthday parties while literally we have 100s of people from different parts of the city mix at the races.

I love sports and racing but I can see their point. Racing fans like us look at it an industry that supports many participants but those outside look at it like special rules for some.

Unfortunately this is life for next 3-6 months and we have to accept it. If Racing stops, some of us might even save some money.   :lol:

On the contrary Juenes if the racing industry is smart about it (heard the other day they are taking temps etc of everyone going onto the track) and the particpants continue to isolate when not involved then why not?

It's far more controlled then out in the general population - I ducked up the local shops yesterday to grab a few things, it was the 1st time I'd been out other than walking the dog at 6am in the morning for two weeks that I'd been out but was amazed at the people around. Most were adhering to the distancing but its near impossible to avoid anyone / anything.


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« 2020-Apr-04, 11:53 AM Reply #71 »
First 'Letter to Editor' in today's Courier Mail . .

Won't be the last

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« 2020-Apr-06, 08:44 PM Reply #72 »
This story made it to USA:

Australian Apprentice Banned Six Months For ĎTotal Disregardí Of COVID-19 Precautions

The Queensland Racing Integrity Commission (QRIC) Stewards have disqualified apprentice jockey Zoe White for six months after she defied a Steward's direction to stand down from riding.

In a Stewards Inquiry held via telephone on Thursday, White was handed the strong penalty after she attended track-work in Rockhampton Wednesday despite being directed to stand down from riding and to self-quarantine for 14 daysÖÖ

https://www.paulickreport.com/news/the-biz/australian-apprentice-banned-six-months-for-total-disregard-of-covid-19-precautions/

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« 2020-Apr-06, 09:36 PM Reply #73 »


In the normal course -- what did happen -- to racing -- would not have


The virus-recession could well see the racing industry put back in its box.

Most punters, my age, remember 'racing' restricted to Saturdays and, beware, Wednesdays.

These days it is 'everyday' and 'everywhere' -- the commercial basis of the conduct of racing has, frankly, 'gone mad'  -- and the implication, that it should not have, looms large.

No one, in their right mind, would sensibly bet on racing beyond 'Saturday - metropolitan'.

................... even worse.......... no one in their right mind....... would now bet on even metropolitan racing in Melbourne ................... it has been corrupted by greed over integrity ----- inflating Saturday fields, with bribes to 'run tenth',  puts land-mines on the tracks at random to deny a fair-go..

Saturday racing in the other states and territories is very clearly  'no-go' arenas. You know that.

...... not even the Melbourne Spring has been spared ....... anyone betting in 'Cup week' could fairly be declared demented by the resident Master-in-Lunacy.



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« 2020-Apr-07, 11:08 AM Reply #74 »
Well it's lucky your not in your right mind.

Racing has lasted over 200 years in Australia and will endure.

Some of the best and most popular carnivals are outside metropolitan areas and will survive without your patronage. As would this forum!


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