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Offline Peter Mair

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O.P. « 2019-Jul-08, 06:55 PM »

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.









 

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« 2019-Jul-09, 10:17 PM Reply #1 »

The company one keeps -- can be indicative


Racenet gives oxygen to a disturbing idea

................ what is the latest with the Queensland media rights ...... are Racing.com  positioning to snare the sunny state from Sky Racing .............. are they  showing their hand with a few previews being broadcast for Queensland races each week and  sunny coast races even now appear on the Racing.com racing calendar................where do Queensland racing think they will fit into the schedule:  Saturday is even more jam packed.


.......... as I asked ....... what is in the incense wafting around the RVL bunker?

Melbourne metropolitan racing needs to be restored not more generally degraded.


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« 2019-Jul-11, 07:21 PM Reply #2 »

Money cant buy you love  -- or peace in our time

It's war - Victorian spring prizemoney soars past $100m

Racing Victoria has moved to entice horses to compete throughout the spring by offering $4 million in bonuses for performances over various series of races.

In shades of 1939,

Racing NSW supremo Peter V’landys has extended an olive branch to Victoria by praising their spring carnival cash splash and insisting the beefed-up spring carnivals of the two states can "co-exist easily".

‘Star of the Saddle’

What are they smokin' down there  -- RVL is seein' more falling stars!

Normally, most would get fairly right the likely distribution of the money among a relatively few jockeys -- now, however, some jockeys will be riding in Sydney on the nominated days and this stunt 'inflates the field'  --as RVL is so wont to do!

Racing Victoria has made a play to get the best jockeys available riding in Melbourne over the spring carnival with huge cash prizes on offer over five meetings.

Jockeys will compete for $400,000 in prizemoney in Racing Victoria’s ‘Star of the Saddle’ competition.


Check out the mirror on Edvard Munch screaming.

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/it-s-war---victorian-spring-prizemoney-soars-past-$100m-20190711




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« 2019-Jul-11, 07:27 PM Reply #3 »

Limited skills -- can someone with screaming ability post a copy of the lead photograph on the Racenet item:

                                         It's war - Victorian spring prizemoney soars past $100m

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« 2019-Jul-12, 01:35 PM Reply #4 »

........more peace in our time

The circus goes on as RVL pulls more rabbits out of its hat -- and claims to be objective.

As the ringmistress says:

                                      “I think the Victorian product is without equal in Australia.”

“I know the media loves this ‘arms race’ sort of thing because it sells newspapers and everything but of course we’re not in an arms race,” Elliott said.

She said the announced increase was part of the VRC’s aggressive business strategy for the next few years.

“There will be more announcements next year. We’ve got a five-year plan and it’s very exciting.

“It’s not the finish. Our strategic vision is a very ambitious one and prizemoney is a very important part of it.”

“They (Racing NSW) have done a good job,” Elliott said. “They’re aggressively trying to build their racing product into something Victoria has had for a long time.

“There’s nothing wrong with that but it starts to get out of whack when it starts to impact the things that have done the job for racing Australia-wide.

“I think the Victorian product is without equal in Australia.”



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« 2019-Jul-15, 01:29 PM Reply #5 »

The plain irrelevance of Racing Australia

........... nothing makes this more clear than the words of the RA CEO as reported by Racenet:

https://www.racenet.com.au/news/racing-australia-chief--nsw-v-victoria-racing-battle-like-woolies-v-coles-20190715

One would like to think that the current shambles of a national racing industry is headed for a national royal commission and from that national coordination with the cooperation of the states.

The too-much racing industry, as is, is a burden on the nation -- a bolting horse out of control.

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« 2019-Jul-15, 09:26 PM Reply #6 »


The recycling of state premiers is not a winning formulae

Anna Bligh as CEO of the long well-known 'Australian Burglars Association'  is using her network in a losing battle to 'save' the banks from themselves -- and Fatty O'Barrell, as the CEO of Racing Australia, is doing a poor imitation of the control the late Robin Askin would have exercised were he to have been given a management role in the racing industry.

One may wonder why these once 'high-profile' political personalities make their way to a sacrificial alter that worships mammon.

What is worrying is that the 'burglars' and the 'racing industry' are among the most politically protected and powerful players in the most corrupt commercial/political environments. [Pharmacy is a contender.]

.. the banks are 'too big to fail' ........ but featherbedding the racing industry -- however fragmented nationally -- is an ever more fragile article of faith among state governments.

There is no co-operative-nonsense about 'coles and woolies'/'caltex' and 'shell' .

The current 'war' between RVL and RNSW. is a go for broke power play funded by both states-- the lucky beneficiaries include the big stables and the premier jockeys.

The critical side play is about which state will run the 'worst' racing -- the most unfair racing that gives the 'Stephen Bradburys' the prospect of an all-expenses chance to 'lead and hold on'.

....promoting the faith is never about the devout .... it is about the rounded-up sinners in rural areas.

On current form NSW is the runaway winner -- the question is how much money the Victorian government will ante up to keep in the game.

..... if RVL had smart leaders it would simply opt out of the money game ......and return to racing fields of horses, all there to win ----------- that recognizes 20+ in the Cups but it says 'no' to more than 10 in most races.

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« 2019-Jul-16, 08:03 PM Reply #7 »

Collaboration facilitating peace in our time

Some good news at last --

.............. the Melbourne Racing Club will also have a presence in this year's The Everest, with the ATC selling its slot to the Club for 2019.

........ the best consequence of the ATC alowing the MRC to take a free-ride on the Everest peak, will hopefully be the enhanced quality of the qualifying races ..............presumably, provided RVL does not dictate the inflated fields likely to deliver rough outcomes.

The series is set to culminate in the $400,000 Group II Schillaci Stakes (1100m) on Caulfield Guineas Day after runners earn their stripes through three qualifying races.

Everest slot hopefuls will have to qualify through either the Listed Regal Roller Stakes (1200m) on August 17, Group III The Heath (1100m) on August 31 or the Listed Testa Rossa Stakes (1200m) on September 29 before running in the Schillaci.

The first runner home in the Schillaci which has contested a qualifying race will earn a berth in The Everest.

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« 2019-Jul-17, 11:12 PM Reply #8 »


The Melbourne Racing Club is revolting

......... this good example should be followed ........... the administrators that made it happen should be shown the door.

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« 2019-Jul-18, 07:47 PM Reply #9 »


Really revolting

............as the Melbourne Racing Club and Australian Turf Club thrash out their new partnership over the next week.


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