Racing Victoria Limited -- exciting months ahead
There is a sense of excitement building about the way RVL will not cope with the looming carnival confrontation
One has to wonder what is in the incense burning in those hallowed halls these days.
The team members on borrowed time include a Ms Elliott who recently 'lost it' and her helper, the next-please, Master Giles.
A new entrant in the RVL redundancy stakes is the roving-recruiter for overseas and interstate aspirants to be in Melbourne over spring.
This is a strong application -- consider these gems given a bit of track-work today:
".......................obviously Flemington is the number one racecourse in Australia and probably offers the best prize-money all year round. People want to come here and want to win here".
.........“The attraction for the spring carnival is more than just the prize-money. It’s also about the experience of competing here over the four days of a great carnival.”
This is absolute nonsense and then patronizing nonsense writ bold.
There is, in my mind, a few somethings seriously wrong with the way RVL and the State government are assessing their relevance in the Australian racing business.
I, for one, am reluctant to have anything to do with Melbourne racing -- I keep lining up to lose, unable to get my mind to accept that 'once was best' is now worse than the the minor state offerings, presenting the most unfair and unreliable racing in the nation.
Once ordering my life around the never-miss-it Melbourne spring carnival -- I now travel to get well away from the temptation to take it seriously.
There are going to be tears before this saga is put to bed.
Not long back the Minister promised and eventually delivered a new board for RVL. That did not help.
It is time to do it again -- the Minister might have a chat to ex-CEO Rob Hines -- listen carefully and offer him a job.